Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Armistice Records, 1977-1984

Collection: DG 137


Contact Information
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081-1399
U.S.A.
Telephone: (610) 328-8557 (Curator)
Fax: (610) 328-8544
Email: wchmiel1@swarthmore.edu (Curator)
URL: http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/


Descriptive Summary
Repository
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Creator
Armistice
Title
Armistice Records
Inclusive Dates
1977-1084
Call Number
DG 137

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
15 linear inches[papers only]
Abstract
This organization Live Without Trident was originally based in Seattle, Washington to protest against the building and deployment of the Trident nuclear submarines and missiles. The group also promote nuclear disarmament. from 1977 through the mid 1980s. They sponsored protests at the Bangor Trident submarine base in the Tacoma/Seattle area. By 1981 the group had changed its name to Armistice. That year Armistice helped launched an international petition drive to collect 5,000 signatures in every U.S. congressional district which would become in years to come the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Unknown
Processing Information
Processed by SCPC staff; this finding aid created by Wendy E. Chmielewski, July/August 2009.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Armistice Records (DG 167), 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


Historical Background
This organization Live Without Trident was originally based in Seattle, Washington to protest against the building and deployment of the Trident nuclear submarines and missiles. The group also promote nuclear disarmament. from 1977 through the mid 1980s. They sponsored protests at the Bangor Trident submarine base in the Tacoma/Seattle area. By 1981 the group had changed its name to Armistice. That year Armistice helped launched an international petition drive to collect 5,000 signatures in every U.S. congressional district which would become in years to come the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign.

Collection Overview
This collection includes administrative records, literature created by the organization about programs and events; and information about government nuclear weapons programs.

Items removed:
Photographs
Buttons
Sticker


Arrangement of Collection
This collection is unprocessed and in the original order in which it was donated.





Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1
Ballast DG 137 Live Without Trident
Ballast
Nuclear Times DG 137 Live Without Trident
Live Without Trident leaflets
Trial Coordinating Committee
Coordinating Committee scenario/minutes, 1978 (May 22nd)
Coordinating Committee meeting, up to October 28 action to July 7, 1979
Coordinating Committee, October 28
N-V / logistics
Photos and graphics
Adm. Rickover visit, 1979 (November)
May 22nd clippings
Other news, 1980 (October)
Statements of purpose
Miscellaneous correspondence
Actions / Trident: general
Periwinkle Alliance ( Kings Bay)
Die-In, 1978 (August 9)
Evaluations

Box 2
Publicity
Maps
Structure / purpose strategy, 1977 and 1978
May 22nd – Minutes, [1978 (January 1)]
Trident Campaign
Trident Campaign – 1980 sentencing
Trident submarine/missile, before 1975
General outreach 1978 leaflets
Bangor summer
Trident Concern Week
August 14 – 23
Strategy proposals
General meeting minutes
Notes, calendars, events, 1978 (April – December)
Fundraising / finance
U
A
May 22nd support committee
May 22nd coverage
SSA L – 7001 request for new or corrected application Survival Sunday – aborted project
Leaflets / posters
Fundraising posters
Press releases
May 22nd news releases

Box 3
Press releases
West Coast Eugene Conference, 1980
Kirk J. correspondence [with] Navy about release of Trident information
News clipping, 1980 (October 28)
Trident: response – Washington State
Events, 1978 – 1980 (October)
Trident action, 1979 (October) – 1980 (March)
Reding, Ronald 481-72-2801
Trident clippings
Trident: economic impact
Trident: cost / cost over-run
Trident debate
Trident: cost
Trident: contractors (see also Hercules; Lockeed)
Trident: bases / Pacific other than Bangor
Trident base: at Bangor
Trident: launchings
Trident: congress
Trident: bases / Atlantic
Trident: general
Trident: delays in program
Limited nuclear war
Neutron bomb
Lawrence Livermore Lab
Radiation exposure: nuclear testing
Spent fuel: pool at Brewerton
From Trident to Life slideshow
 
Box 4
C.C. minutes, 1980 (January) – 1982 (April 26)
News releases press and publicity
Information for chapter formation
Secretary / receptionist job description
Membership chapters [divider, not a folder]
Media Watch chapter
Nuclear Puget Sound chapter
Ward Street Nuclear Freeze chapter
Wallingford chapter
Capitol Hill Nuclear Freeze Petition chapter
FEMA [Action chapter]
Woodland Park Peace Fellowship chapter
South King County chapter
Copies newsletter
Staff correspondence newsletter
Copies newsletter
Assertiveness
Events [dividers, not a folder]
War Toys Project
Give Peace a Dance

Box 5
Peace Festival
1983 (August 6)
Nagasaki Day, 1981
Flyers and posters
Jobs / Peace / Freedom, 1983 (August 27)
1983 (June 18)
Power Plays
Armistice Tax Parade, 1983 (April 15)
Theatre, 1983 (November)
Tax Counselor Training
Trident Annual, 1982 (August)
Press releases
Trident AARWAL APL – Talk, 1982 (August)
Small group events
Publicity about Armistice
Cruise networking – mail / flyers addresses
Cruise Missile conversion project – Toronto, Ontario
FEMA – minutes
Skills – sharing samples
Follow-up strategies education, 1982 (April 17)

Box 6
April 17, 1982 Call for Armistice: correspondence
April 17, 1982 Call for Armistice: programs, plug-in, synapse, P of U
April 17, 1982 Call for Armistice: press coverage
April 17, 1982 Call for Armistice: leaflet interviews
April 17, 1982 Call for Armistice: publicity
April 17, 1982 Call for Armistice: postering – strategy and contacts
April 17, 1982 Action: loans and benefits
April 17, 1982 Call for Armistice: networking and telephone outreach
April 17, 1982 Call for Armistice: proposal – meeting notes and strategies
April 17, 1982 Call for Armistice: speeches
Nuclear Freeze – speakers training (originals)
Nuclear Freeze Campaign – organizers (originals)
Nuclear Freeze Campaign: local strategy NWNFC
August 9, 1981 Action
October Concern Month, 1981
Working for Peace #1: personal attitudes and social change
Working for Peace #2: the threat of nuclear war (background – Arms Race)
Working for Peace #3: the threat of nuclear war (links to other global problems)
Armistice Organizers Training, 1982 (March 6 – 7)
Campaign: BC Legislature, 1977
[Untitled]
Coordinating Committee [divider, not a folder]
Coordinating Committee
Coordinating Committee goals: structure, 1982-1983
 
Box 7
Electronic warfare campaign
Nuclear Puget Sound
Burlington Northern
Correspondence file
Coordinating Committee minutes
Coordinating minutes
Rough draft slideshow
Strategy meeting minutes
Coordinating Committee minutes
Strategy meeting minutes
Church outreach, 1981
AGAPE – fiscal sponsorship
Grant proposals with correspondence
Audits and budgets: finance
Membership meeting minutes
Communications meeting minutes
Material from Refile Box

Box 8
[Loose material: legal proceedings]


Box 9
[Loose material: legal proceedings]




This file was last updated on August 25, 2009.