Swarthmore College Peace Collection

A Quaker Action Group Records, 1965-1973

Collection: DG 074

Photographs


Contact Information
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081-1399
U.S.A.
Telephone: 610-328-8557 (curator)
Fax: 610-690-5728
Email: wchmiel@swarthmore.edu (curator)
URL: http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/


Descriptive Summary
Repository
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Creator
Staffpersons of AQAG
Title
A Quaker Action Group Records
Inclusive Dates
1965-1973
Call Number
DG 074

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
Photographs

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of George Lakey, George Willoughby and Lawrence Scott, 1971-1972 (and other years)
Processing Information
Collection re-processed and checklist re-written by Anne Yoder, July 2006; finding aid for photographs prepared by Chloe Lucchesi-Malone June 2013; updated by Wendy E. Chmielewski, September 2015.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the A Quaker Action Group Records (DG 074), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law

Online Catalog Headings
These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online library/archival catalogs.
See tripod record


Related Collections
A Quaker Action Group Records (DG 074)
George Lakey Papers (DG 259)
Movement for a New Society Records (DG 154)
Lawrence Scott Papers (DG 090)
George and Lillian Willoughby Papers (DG 236)


Historical Background
A Quaker Action Group, founded in Philadelphia during the summer of 1966 to “apply nonviolent direct action as a witness against the war in Vietnam,” was an informally organized group which sponsored numerous projects of national and international scope. Cooperating with such existing organizations as the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) in confronting “immoral military and political policies” of the government, A Quaker Action Group (AQAG) did not represent any official body of the Society of Friends and accepted as members those non-Quakers who shared their concerns. George Lakey, Lawrence Scott, and George Willoughby were instrumental in the organization and direction of AQAG. Projects undertaken by AQAG included reading the names of the Vietnam war dead on the steps of the Capitol; three voyages of the yacht Phoenix to North and South Vietnam with medical supplies; and protests against chemical and biological warfare. In the summer of 1971, in response to a need for a “multi-dimensional approach to social change,” AQAG was transformed into the Movement for a New Society, with its affiliated Life Center Association.

Collection Overview
AQAG records in the Swarthmore College Peace Collection include minutes, correspondence (1966-1971), memoranda, financial records, subject files (organizations), research files (topics), project files, newsletters, press releases, statements of Quaker yearly meetings in various cities, clippings, photographs and sound recordings. The files were first processed in 1974, and then again in 1980. In 2004, archival intern, Joe Clark, sorted the papers into the present order, but the processing was not completed by the SCPC archivist until 2006.

Representative organizations are Beheiren (Japan), Fifth Avenue Peace Parade, Poor People's Campaign, Students for a Democratic Society, and the Vietnam Moratorium Committee. In addition to other nonviolent direct actions, the project files highlight the Cuba Project, the Culebra Project (Culebra, Puerto Rico), the Panama Project (Ft. Gulick, Panama Canal Zone) and the Phoenix and Vietnam Projects. Materials relating to the voyages of the Phoenix include correspondence of the crew(s), newsclippings and scrapbooks, still photographs, and 16 mm films, including Voyage of the Phoenix. Research files of AQAG provide information on black liberation, chemical and biological warfare (CBW), draft resistance, human rights, nuclear radiation, the peace movement, and war tax resistance.

Photographs and slides were removed to the Photograph Collection. Audiocassettes, filmstrips, and motion picture film were removed to the Audiovisual Collection.

AQAG correspondents represented are Elizabeth J. Boardman, John Worth Braxton, Harrison Butterworth, Horace Champney, Jerry D. Coffin, Christopher Cowley, Phillip Drath, Robert Whittington Eaton, Roderick Ede, Ross Flanagan, Nicola Geiger, Walton Geiger, Robert Horton, Donald Kalish, George Lakey, Kenneth Lee, Samuel Legg, Robert E. Levering, Bradford Lyttle, Ivan E. Massar, William R. Mimms, Roger Moody, Beryl Herbert Nelson, Patricia Parkman, Earle L. Reynolds, Lawrence Scott, Lynne Shivers, Glenn E. Smiley, Charles C. Walker, Emlyn Warren, George Willoughby, J. Duncan Wood, and Carl P. Zietlow.

Arrangement of Collection
The AQAG records are arranged into Historical Background, Committees, Administration, Outreach, Correspondence, Programmatic Efforts, and Reference Material.




Detailed Description of the Collection

 


Box Title
Box Size
Photograph Description
No. of Photos
Date
People

General

8"x10"
Voyage #1 of "Phoenix"
8
n.d.
Voyage #2 of Phoenix [negatives]
n.d.
Voyage #1 of "Phoenix"
2
n.d.

Carl Zeitlow (Quaker)
photographer: Graham Keen

Phoenix # ?
2
n.d.
Earle and Akie Reynolds
Voyage ? of the Phoenix
6
n.d.
Voyage ? of the Phoenix
20
n.d.
photographer: Ivan Massar
Phoenix Voyages: Miscellaneous
49
n.d.
Vigil in Support of Robert Eaton (?)
1
n.d.
photographer: Hetzel
Speakers Bureau [negatives]
Fall 1971
   
Panama Project [contact sheet]
1
n.d.
   
Protest against Navy Shelling of Puerto Rico
2
n.d.
   
Fort McNair demonstration
11
n.d.
   
Fort McNair demonstration
1
n.d.
photographer: John Goodwin
   
Contact sheet of demonstration by The Resisitance [contact sheet]
1
196_ (?)
   
Unidentified male in helmet [at demonstration of The Resistance?]
1
196_ (?)
   
Sign at gate to Fort McNair
1
n.d.
photographer: John Goodwin
   
Resisitance Rally, Kennedy Plaza
3
1 May 1969
   
Demonstration
4
23-28 May
   
American Friends Service Committee Vigil, Washington D.C.
2
5 May 1969
Stewart Meachaur, Harry Scott
   
Draft Board vigil (Good Friday)
5
4 Apr 1969
   
Vigil at Ft. Gulick, Panama Canal Zone
7
19-20 Mar 1969
photographer: John Liles
   
Teach-out at the Inter-American Defense College
9
19 Mar 1969
photographer: John Liles
   
Teach-out at the Inter-American Defense College
15
19 Mar 1969
photographer: Peter S. Johnson
   
Demonstration re: Biafra
3
Jan 1969
   
Demonstration
4
27 Aug 1969
Geo Fenel, Scott Nearing, Larry Gara
photographer: John Goodwin
   
Demonstrations miscellaneous
12
n.d.
David Haulsough, Peter Woodrow
photographers: Bill Wingell, Peter T. Robilotta
   
Visit of Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King to Gandhi et. al., India
6
1959
Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King, James Bristol, Gandhi, Minister Chavan, Mr. Dey, Swami Viswananda
   
Washington Action
9
18 June 1969
Michael Herthneck, George Brown, Richard Taylor
   
Pentagon Action [Hiroshima Day ?]
6
6 Aug (?)
Harry Scott
   
Unidentified man leafleting cars
1
n.d.
photographer: John Goodwin
   
Fort McNair demonstration
8
n.d.
phtographer: John Goodwin
   
Unidentified woman with clasped hands, and resistance button {at demonstration of The Resistance?]
1
196_ (?)
   
Teach-out at the Inter-American Defense College`
8
19 Mar 1969
George Lakey, Bob Eaton, Richard Taylor, Richard McSorley
photographers: Peter S. Johnson, Bob Bair
   
Views of the boat Phoenix
9
n.d.
photographer: Ivan Massar
   
Office Staff
2
Jan 1969
Harry Scott, Jesse Epstem
   
Miscellaneous/Unidentified
8
n.d.
   
Mdeical aid projects
4
Apr 1966
Vietnamese cultures, industry, agriculture and military
4"x5" and 5"x7"
People stand with communist symbols on stage behind them, looks like a government group
1
1971
   
A memorial of some kind
1
ca. 1967
   
Vietnamese adults and chidren smile inside an art gallery
1
ca. 1967
   
Three Vietnamese women process vials filled with an unknown liquid
1
ca. 1967
   
Medical workers and an encampent are visible from a cave opening
1
ca. 1967
   
A woman looks through a microscope
1
ca. 1967
   
Vietnamese children do an excercise routine outside
1
ca. 1967
   
Vietnamese man and woman in the woods
1
ca. 1967
   
Cars parked in a parking lot
1
ca. 1967
   
Vietnamese youth play a game
1
ca. 1967
   
Vietnamese children play with toys
1
ca. 1967
   
A civilian ship passes by with waving passengers
1
ca. 1967
   
Two soldiers stand on a floating bridge at night
1
ca. 1967
   
Trucks loaded with floiage drive through a burnt forest
1
ca. 1967
   
Workers with a bulldozer break up rubble
1
ca. 1967
   
A Vietnamese woman makes a rug
1
ca. 1967
   
Vietnamese women make teapots
1
ca. 1967
   
Soldiers climb on power lines
1
ca. 1967
   
Dump trucks are loaded with dirt and rocks from the surroundings
1
ca. 1967
   
Vietnamese men and a foreigner inspect crops
1
ca. 1967
   
Women in similar dress stand in line to place placards in box
1
ca. 1967
   
People stand around a box inserting placards
1
ca. 1967
   
A rally of children saluting
1
ca. 1967
   
Children swimming
1
ca. 1967
   
Men swimming with rifles on their backs
1
ca. 1967
   
A soccer match in a stadium
1
ca. 1967
   
Some sort of thater perhaps
1
ca. 1967
   
A sculptor creating a bust of a man
1
ca. 1967
   
Women watching another woman dancing
1
ca. 1967
   
Fireworks over water
1
ca. 1967
   
A monument in a garden-like area
1
ca. 1967
   
A welding ir steel-working plant (?)
1
ca. 1967
   
A construction site
1
ca. 1967
   
People touring a textile factory
1
ca. 1967
   
People working in some sort of factory
1
ca. 1967
   
People working in some sort of cave/quarry (?)
1
ca. 1967
   
A man using a machine, causing lots of sparks
1
ca. 1967
   
A woman operating a machine, producing metal shavings
1
ca. 1967
   
A crowded factory of predominantly men
1
ca. 1967
   
Panoramic veiw of an outdoor event with tents and art displays
1
ca. 1967
   
Boy riding an elephant
1
ca. 1967
   
Landscape/agricultural land
1
ca. 1967
   
Girls working in a rice patty (?)
1
ca. 1967
   
Girls cutting down bamboo (?)
1
ca. 1967
   
Workers harvesting a field
1
ca. 1967
   
Workers watering plants in a field
1
ca. 1967
   
Women attending to plants in a field
1
ca. 1967
   
Cows grazing
1
ca. 1967
   
Woman with pigs in pigpen
1
ca. 1967
   
Workers raking hay and other materials
1
ca. 1967
   
Men/boys under a rocket launcher
1
ca. 1967
   
Pilots talk beside a jet
1
ca. 1967
   
Two men/soldiers look out from beind some underbrush
1
ca. 1967
   
Soldiers rolling artillery up an incline
1
ca. 1967
   
Up close of a soldier
1
ca. 1967
   
Artillery tanks travelling
1
ca. 1967
   
Army officers observing something, maybe in a factory
1
ca. 1967
   
Bomb site (?)
1
ca. 1967
   
Three soldiers firing a machine gun
1
ca. 1967
   
Up close of a woman holding binoculars
1
ca. 1967
   
Three women with rifles walking along a shoreline
1
ca. 1967
   
Two female soldiers, looking down a rifle
1
ca. 1967
   
Three soldiers, one looking through binoculars, one holding a machine gun
1
ca. 1967
   
A theater (?)
1
ca. 1967
   
Two armed soldiers running across a field, another dead
1
ca. 1967
   
Officials around a table signing papers, posed in from of curtain and flags
1
ca. 1967
   
Soldiers seated/standing around table, signing papers
1
ca. 1967
   
People seated around tables, amn being filmed as he makes a speech
1
ca. 1967
   
Close up of a woman looking at a plant through a magnifying glass
1
ca. 1967
   
A rally of people next to wall of posters
1
ca. 1967
   
Destroyed airplanes
1
ca. 1967
   
Crowd of people looking up at a giant sign concerning Vietnam
1
ca. 1967
   
Plow/tractor in agricultural field
1
ca. 1967
   
Two people working on mechanical components
1
ca. 1967
   
People working in field with tractor
1
ca. 1967
   
Small boats on the water
1
ca. 1967
   
Men in boat following another boat
1
ca. 1967
Staffpersons/Members of crew; Phoenix voyages #1-3; "The Pheonix"
4"x5" and 5"x7"
(Mrs.) Betty Boardman
1
n.d.
Betty Boardman
   
Voage #3 of Phoenix: John Braxton
3
n.d.
John Braxton
   
Dr. Willis Butler
1
1964 (?)
Dr. Willis Butler
   
Dr. Willis Butler
1
1967
Dr. Willis Butler
   
Harrison Butterworth
2
n.d.
Harrison Butterworth
   
Voyage #1 of Phoenix: Robert Eaton
1
n.d.
Robert Eaton
   
Voyage #3 of Phoenix: Robert Eaton
1
n.d.
Robert Eaton
   
Robert Eaton, Captain of the Phoenix
1
1968
Robert Eaton
   
Willaim Minns
1
n.d.
William Minns
   
Voyage #3 of Phoenix: Beryl Nelsom
1
n.d.
Beryl Nelsom
   
Lawrence Scott (?)
2
n.d.
Lawrence Scott (?)
   
Voyage #3 of Phoenix: Carl Zeitlow
2
n.d.
Carl Zeitlow
   
Crew (?) of the Pheonix posing with Vietnamese (?) young women
1
n.d.
   
Phoenix #(?) crew at Tokyo Friends Meeting
1
Feb 1967
Earle and Akie Reynolds, Horace Champney, Phlip Drath
   
Office Staff
7
n.d.
Wilmer and Mildred Young, Carol Rauer, Larry Scott, Carl Zeitlow, George Lakey, Peter Johnson
photographers: Peter S. Johnson, Bill Wingell
   
Bob Eaton, Haverford, day before he was sentenced to prison as a Conscientious Objector [negatives]
 
196_ (?)
Robert Eaton
   
Photo montage of Phoenix and its crew [includes names]
1
n.d.
Robert Eaton, Beryl Nelson, Lawrence Scott, George Lakey, John Braxton, Kyoko Koda, Harrison Butterworth, Carl Zeitlow
   
Voyage #1 of Phoenix
4
1 Mar 1967
Robert Eaton, Horace Champney, Ivan Massar, Philip Drath
   
Voyage #1 of Phoenix
7
n.d.
Ivan Massar, Horace Champney, Betty Boardman, Phlip Drath
   
Voyage #1 of Phoenix: Devastation caused by bombing on people and buildins, etc. Very Graphic. Given to Pheonix #1 crew by the North Vietnamese
74
n.d.
   
Voyage #2 (?) of Phoenix
18
n.d.
Beryl Nelson, John Braxton, George Lakey
   
Voyage #2 (?) of Phoenix [negatives]
 
n.d.
   
Voyage #3 of Phoenix
15
n.d.
Robert Eaton, Kyoko Koda, Larry Scott, Beryl Nelson, John Braxton, Mary Ann McNaughton, Duoc Zuong
   
Voyage #3 of Phoenix: In Vietnam
5
n.d.
Carl Zeitlow
   
Front view of the Phoenix out of water
1
n.d.
   
Side view of the Phoenix out of water
1
n.d.
   
Betty Boardman and other on board ship
1
n.d.
Betty Boardman
   
Voyage #1 of Pheonix
7
n.d.
   
Voyage #3 of Phoenix: composite photo of ship and people involved
[and negatives]
3
n.d.
Robert Eaton, Beryl Nelson, Lawrence Scott, George Lakey, John Braxton, Kyoko Koda, Christopher Cowley, William Mimms, Maryann McNaughton, Harrison Butterworth, Carl Zeitlow
   
Voyage #3 of Phoenix: Views of Vietnam
22
n.d.
   
Voyage #(?) of Phoenix
13
n.d.
   
Voyage #(?) of Phoenix [and negatives]
10
n.d.
photographer: Ivan Massar
   
The Phoenix at sail
1
n.d.
Actions/Demonstrations/Vigils; Draft Resistance/Conscientious Objection; Vietnam; Unidentified
4"x5" and 5"x7"
Bob Eaton speaking at microphone, in front of city building in Philadelphia
1
1966
Robert Eaton
Vigil, Washington D.C.
3
1966
Betty Boardman
Prayer Circle
1
Oct 1967
Teach-out at the Inter-American Defense Colege
1
19 Mar 1969
People involved in The Resistance (?)
10
Sept 1968
United Nations Vigil
14
Dec 1967
Draft Board Vigil: 25 people sat in draft board waiting room from noon on Good Friday to 8:00 am on Saturday. They read aloud 31,629 names of the U.S. was dead.
7
4 Apr 1969
Stewart Meacham, Larry Scott
Resistance Rally, Kennedy Plaza
7
1 May 1969
George Willoughby
Antiwar marchers with signs
1
1969
Wayne Lauser
Nine marchers with signs
1
1969
Wayne Lauser
Wayne Lauser with 6 antiwar signs in front of wall
1
1969
Wayne Lauser
Frosted cake with selective service no. of Wayne Lauser
1
19 Feb 1969
Three men (two police) in front of doorway
1
1969
Wayne Lauser
Wayne Lauser walking with backpack
1
n.d.
Wayne Lauser
Speaker at Friends General Conference in Cape May, New Jersey
1
June 1968
David Rittenhouse Morrison, Quaker, conscientious objector
1
1968
David Rittenhouse Morrison
Washington Action
64
18 June 1969
American Friends Service Committee Vigil, Washington D.C.
8
5 May 1969
Washington Action [and negatives]
9
4 June 1969
A Quaker Action Group Reading
1
11 June 1969
George Bliss, Howard Evans, Sara Cory
Congressmen (4 others) at reading of war dead list at Capitol (event, sponsered by A Quaker Action Group, called Washington Action: Speaking Truth About the Vietnam War)
5
11 June 1969
Congressman George Brown. Congressman Mikva Indiana, Cong. Andrew Jacobs, Jennie Bull, David Green, George Bliss, Howard Evans, Anita Gudenberg, Albert Bigelow
Washington Action
20
18 June 1969
Peace demonstration (against the war in Vietnam), Philadelphia, PA
12
196_ (?)
First phase anti-NATO project in front of St. Martin's "No Arms to S. Africa" in London, Jill O'Hara holding "S"
2
24 Oct ca. 1970
Jill O'Hara
8000 people re arms sales in London
1
25 Oct ca. 1970
8000 people re arms sales in London, heavy disruption from Maoists
1
25 Oct ca. 1970
Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament [CND] sponsered picket outside Czeck Embassy, London
1
28 Nov 1970
Fort McNair demonstration
9
n.d.
People involved in The Resistance (?)
25
196_ (?)
Road-side vigil [negatives]
n.d.
Photos of war in South Vietnam
6
Nov-Dec 1966
Debris of U.S. plane shot down in Hanoi, North Vietnam
1
17 Jan 1967
Observing arrest of Quakers on Capitol Hill at Cape May Vigil
1
June 1968
Last crates of aid shipments to Vietnam being loaded on Soviet freighter "012"
1
28 Mar 1967
Bombed houses outside Hanoi, North Vietnam
1
13 Dec 1966
Firefighters in Hanoi trying to put out fires by American bombs, North Vietnam
1
n.d.
People of Hanoi with debris of U.S. plane, North Vietnam
1
17 Jan 1967
Trùng Quàn pagoda, bombed, North Vietnam
1
14 Dec 1966
Apartment buildings at Cia-lâm bombed, North Vietnam
1
13 Dec 1966
Miscellaneous
2
n.d.
Unidentified (South America?)
13
n.d.
Action based on rowing canoes in a naval yard (?)
20
n.d.
Unidentified
2
n.d.
Unidentified Group (of Vietnamese and Americans?)
1
n.d.
Unidentified persons
8
n.d.




 




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