Swarthmore College Peace Collection

National Action/Research on the Military-Industrial Complex (NARMIC) Records, 1969-1988

Collection: DG 208


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: wchmiel1@swarthmore.edu (curator)
URL: http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/


Descriptive Summary
Repository
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Creator
National Action/Research on the Military-Industrial Complex
Title
National Action/Research on the Military-Industrial Complex Records
Inclusive Dates
1969-1988
Call Number
DG 208

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
12 feet [papers only]
Abstract
Began in 1969 as a project of the American Friends Service Committee. NARMIC served as a resource for journalists, educators and students, the religious community, peace organizations, and concerned citizens from the U.S., Canada, and overseas by providing information about the role of the military-industrial complex in American society.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of NARMIC, 1976-1990; gift of Elaine Emling, 1993
Processing Information
Processed by Anne Yoder, December 2008; updated by Wendy E. Chmielewski January 2010.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the National Action/Research on the Military-Industrial Complex Records (DG 208), 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 on the online library/archival catalog.
See tripod record


Related Collections
None

Historical Background
Formed in 1969 as a project of the American Friends Service Committee; located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NARMIC served as a resource for journalists, educators and students, the religious community, peace organizations, and concerned citizens from the U.S., Canada, and overseas by providing information about the role of the military-industrial complex in American society. NARMIC staff performed research on production and distribution of U.S. military technology and weaponry, U.S. military and economic policies, U.S. military buildups in foreign countries, defense contractors, and U.S. exports of high technology. NARMIC had a special library of over 40,000 documents and a computerized database; published books, study guides, information sheets, reports, slide shows, and documentary films. The organization ceased operation in October 1990.

Collection Overview
The collection includes correspondence and program files re: the Vietnam War, chemical/biological warfare, nuclear power, the B-1 bomber, U.S. aid, and domestic counter-insurgency. The collection consisted of 64 feet until it was processed in December 2008. At that time 55 feet of reference material, primarily newsclippings from major U.S. newspapers and items duplicating that which is already held by the SCPC, was discarded. Note that this collection is only partially processed, with not everything in the reference material boxes being foldered at this point.

Much of the NARMIC collection resides at the archives of the American Friends Service Committee in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is not know why the full collection was not given to the SCPC when the reference files etc. were donated.

Items removed:
- Published booklets -- see Book Collection [search for NARMIC as author on tripod]
- 10 photos taken at Rocky Mountain Arsenal in Denver -- Photograph Collection
- "Acceptable Risk" 1980-- see Audiovisual Collection: multimedia kit 001
- "Automated Air War," 1972 -- see Audiovisual Collection: multimedia kit 003 & phonograph record 0059
- "The Post-War War," 1973 -- see Audiovisual Collection: slide show 0043 & audiocassette 0594
- "Taking Charge: the Struggle for Economic Justice," 1983 -- see Audiovisual Collection: slide show 0048 & audiocassette 0597
- "Whose Budget Is It Anyway?," 1986 -- see Audiovisual Collection: slide show 0056 & audiocassette 0602


Arrangement of Collection
The collection is arranged first by primary material, followed by reference material.




Detailed Description of the Collection

SERIES A: PRIMARY MATERIAL
Box 1 (1/2 Mss. box)
Correspondence (general/project), 1969-1982, undated

Box 2 (Mss. box)
Form letters sent
Mailings/reports sent
Literature lists
Literature produced: brochures
Literature produced: leaflets, etc.
Literature produced: published booklets, 1970-1971
Literature produced: published booklets, 1972-1974
Literature produced: published booklets, 1975-1979
Literature produced: published booklets, 1980-1985
Literature produced: reprints
Literature produced: map series

Box 3 (Mss. box)
Slide show produced: "Acceptable Risk" -- correspondence
Slide show produced: "Acceptable Risk" -- development
Slide show produced: "Acceptable Risk" -- published documentation
Atwood slide show
Slide show produced: "Automated Air War" -- script; footnotes; documentation
Nuclear slide show: proposal, etc.
Slide show produced: "The Post-War War" -- script
Slide show produced: "The Post-War War" -- development & distribution
Slide show produced: "The Post-War War" -- published documentation
Slide show produced: "The Post-War War" -- costs; script (in Spanish); publicity
Slide show produced: "The Story of the B-1 Bomber"-- publicity [see also box 11]
Misc. script/notes from unknown slide show

Box 4 (Mss. box)
Slide show produced: "Atoms for War -- Atoms for Peace" -- flyer
Slide show produced: "Atoms for War -- Atoms for Peace" -- 1st draft
Slide show produced: "Atoms for War -- Atoms for Peace" -- misc. preparatory or revision material
Slide show produced: "Atoms for War -- Atoms for Peace" -- feedback from viewers, 1980 (May)
Slide show produced: "Atoms for War -- Atoms for Peace" -- critique of script by Margaret Bacon
Slide show produced: "Atoms for War -- Atoms for Peace" -- critique of script by David Hartshough [Hartsaugh?]
Slide show produced: "Atoms for War -- Atoms for Peace" -- critique of script by Rufus Jones
Slide show produced: "Atoms for War -- Atoms for Peace" -- critique of script by David McFadden
Slide show produced: "Atoms for War -- Atoms for Peace" -- critique of script by Fred Millar
Slide show produced: "Atoms for War -- Atoms for Peace" -- critique of script by Lincoln E. Moses
Slide show produced: "Atoms for War -- Atoms for Peace" -- critique of script by Provance
Slide show produced: "Atoms for War -- Atoms for Peace" -- critique of script by Arthur Raneglo (sp.?)
Slide show produced: "Atoms for War -- Atoms for Peace" -- critique of script by Oliver Rodgers
Slide show produced: "Atoms for War -- Atoms for Peace" -- critique of script by Diana Roose
Slide show produced: "Atoms for War -- Atoms for Peace" -- critique of script by Charlie Toeller
Slide show produced: "Atoms for War -- Atoms for Peace" -- critiques (2) of script by unknown persons
Slide show produced: "Atoms for War -- Atoms for Peace" -- transcripts of interviews used in script(?)


Box 5 (Mss. box)
Efforts re: Vietnam War: correspondence, etc.
Correspondence re: Vietnam War, 1972-1975, undated
Efforts re: Vietnam War, 1972-1974
Efforts re: Vietnam War (& automated air war): published material
Project on Vietnam & oil by Honey Knopf (Peace Education Dept., AFSC)
Oil: Washington Public Affairs Program
Correspondence re: Southeast Asia oil

Box 6 (Mss. box)
Efforts re: Vietnam War (cont.): correspondence, etc.
Doan Khac Xuyen / RLWP II
Asian-American Free Labor Institute, Vietnam
Political prisoners -- the 90 day period booklet
Translations (originals)
Study of Southeast Asia corporation contracts, 1973 (May)
World Bank aid to Vietnam
U.S. war crimes in Indochina

Box 7 (Mss. box)
Efforts re: Domestic Counter-Insurgency: correspondence, etc.
Weapons & Equipment: dum dums -- Phokosch testimony, 1975 (April)
Weapons & Equipment: dum dums -- leaflet for Third World PED program, 1976 (January)
State of siege
California: boycotts
California: Bread Not Bombs
California: "Combat," 1971
California: Institute for the Study of Nonviolence
Colorado: Rocky Mountain Military Project
Colorado: College Press Service
District of Columbia: misc.
District of Columbia: Action Conference on National Priorities
District of Columbia: Coalition on National Priorities & Military Policy
District of Columbia: Council on Economic Priorities
District of Columbia: Group Research, Inc.
District of Columbia: Indochina Resource Center
District of Columbia: National Student Association
District of Columbia: New Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam
District of Columbia: Student (Advisory) Committee on International Affairs

Box 8 (Mss. box)
Efforts re: Domestic Counter-Insurgency: correspondence, etc.
Illinois: Committee of Returned Volunteers
Illinois: New University Conference, 1971
Illinois: Standard Oil project, 1970
Illinois: Vietnam Veterans Against the War
Maryland: Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace
Massachusetts: Hanscom Field project
Michigan: Vietnam Veterans Against the War -- Winter Soldier investigation
Missouri: Bendix Conversion Campaign
Missouri: St. Louis Economic Conversion Project
Nebraska: misc.; Metro Omaha Peace Association
New Mexico: misc.
New York: misc.
New York: Clergy & Laymen/Laity Concerned
New York: Council on Economic Priorities
New York: Committee of Responsibility
New York: Corporate Information Center
New York: Vietnam Veterans Against the War
Pennsylvania: Gulf project
Pennsylvania: Gulf project (Pittsburgh)
Pennsylvania: Society for Social Responsibility in Science
Pennsylvania: Vietnam Veterans Against the War (Philadelphia & Pittsburgh)
Texas: Fort Hood -- Oleo Strut Coffeehouse
Wisconsin: Strategy Action Conference, 1970

Box 9 (Mss. box)
Efforts re: Chemical/Biological Warfare: correspondence, etc.
Misc. correspondence
Efforts: misc.
Notes re: D.C. trip
Notes of telephone conversation/s
Report re: medical ties
Report on sheep deaths
Draft/s of article, etc.
Banning of chemical/biological weapons
Efforts to close Amram/Action Manufacturing Company plant in Vineland (NJ), 1971
Bio. research
Chemical agents: herbicides -- general
Chemical agents: herbicides -- graphics
Chemical agents: herbicides -- Agent Orange & South Africa
Military installations: Edgewood Arsenal
Military installations: Fort McClellan

Box 10 (Mss. box)
Efforts re: Chemical/Biological Warfare: correspondence, etc.
G.I. questionnaire
Nixon's renunciation; Anti-Nixon one year later
Maryland: CBW project
U.S. Department of Energy
Fineburg, F. Lewis: Pentagon response; responses from individuals
United Nations: napalm question
Efforts re: Chemical/Biological Warfare: ties of colleges/universities to the military (through research, training, etc.) [see also reference files on universities]
Committee for Academic Integrity
American University (Washington, D.C.)
Carnegie-Mellon University
Chicago, University of
Clarkson College
University of Florida
University of Hawaii
Heidelberg College
University of Kansas
New York University, 1970
Syracuse University

Box 11 (Mss. box)
Efforts re: B-1 Bomber
B-1 Bomber campaign/project
Stop the B-1 Bomber Campaign
Booklet created: "Billions for Bombers: A Time for Decision on the B-1," 1974 (by AFSC Northeast staff)
Slide show produced: "The Supersonic Swing-Wing Swindle" -- development
Slide show produced: "The Supersonic Swing-Wing Swindle" -- script (includes drafts)
Slide show produced: "The Supersonic Swing-Wing Swindle" -- feedback
Slide show produced: "The Supersonic Swing-Wing Swindle" -- published documentation
B-1 conversion (& employment)
B-1 corporations: subcontractors & suppliers
B-1 program: cost analysis; jobs
Campaign contributions to CREEP from corporations
B-1 study

Box 12 (1/2 Mss. box)
Efforts re: Aid to Vietnam & Other Countries
General: legislation
General: military; arms sales
Agencies & programs: American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
Agencies & programs: American Institute for Free Labor Development
Agencies & programs: commodity import program
Agencies & programs: food for peace program (P.L. 480)
Agencies & programs: military assistance program
Agencies & programs: U.S. Agency for International Development
Agencies & programs: U.S. Agency for International Development -- Office of Public Safety
Agencies & programs: U.S. Agency for International Development -- contracts

Box 13 (Mss. box)
Efforts: Miscellaneous
Misc. programmatic efforts
Pamphlet produced: "Atoms for War -- Atoms for Peace" -- response to criticism by Victor Vaugh
Drug Information Project, 1971
Efforts re: arms sales, 1978
Efforts re: Boeing
Efforts re: cutting back on military spending
Efforts re: voting record/s, 1974
Involvement with Nuclear Weapons Facilities Task Force
Involvement with Nuclear Weapons Facilities Task Force: conference, 1980 (September)
Financial records, etc.
FOIA requests to government
Filing system for Indochina files


SERIES A: SECONDARY MATERIAL
Box 14 (Mss. box)
Reference files re: militarism (including the B-1 bomber) [mostly unfoldered]

Box 15 (Paige box)
Reference files re: ties of colleges/universities with the military (through research, training, etc.) [mostly foldered]
Reference files re: chemical/biological warfare [mostly foldered]

Box 16 (Paige box)
Reference material re: chemical/biological warfare (cont.) [foldered]
Reference material re: nuclear weapons/power [foldered]

Box 17 (Paige box)
Reference files re: domestic counter-insurgency

Box 18 (Paige box)
Reference files re: Vietnam War [half is foldered]

Box 19 (Mss. box)
Reference files re: Vietnam War (cont.) [unfoldered]

Box 20 (Mss. box)
Reference files re: Vietnam War (cont.)
- booklet "Genocide with Herbicides: An Indictment" by Prof. Gerhard Grummer, 1971
- booklet "An Outline History of Vietnam" by Adam Schesch, 1968
- booklet "Land War: Environmental Impact of Modern Weapons Technology in S.E. Asia" by E.W. Pfeiffer & Arthur H. Westing, 1971
- booklet "1971 and Beyond: The View from Hanoi" by Konrad Kellen, 1971 (June)
- booklet "Accomodation in South Vietnam: The Key to Sociopolitical Solidarity" aby Gerald C. Hickey, 1967 (October)
- booklet "Canada in Vietnam" (special issue of Bias vol. 2:8), ca. 1970
- booklet "War Crimes: Bibliography & Comment" by Mark Sacharoff, ca. 1971
- booklet "A Proposal for Peace in Vietnam" by Thu-Van [Le-Thi-Anh], undated [ca. 1969]
- booklet "Viet-Nam et socialisme" #2 by the Centre de Documentation et de recherche Vietnamien, 1969
- booklet "Viet-Nam: An Inquiry" presented by the Faculty Colloquy on Viet-Nam, 1965 (April)
- booklet "The Indochina War in 1972: Reports Presented to the Third Session of the International Commission of Enquiry Into U.S. Crimes in Indochina, October 10-16, 1972"
- booklet "The Myth of the Bloodbath: North Vietnam's Land Reform Reconsidered" (Interim Report #2) by D. Gareth Porter, 1972 (September)
Reference files: G.I. anti-war press/papers
Reference files: the drug problem (trafficking in Southeast Asia; addictions among U.S. troops)
Reference files: religious bibliographies & literature lists
Reference files: Council on Foreign Relations -- paper "Who Made American Foreign Policy? 1945-1963," by the AFSC, 1969
Reference files: AFSC positions/statements
Reference files: Hank Frundt's dissertation on U.S. agribusiness & agricultural policy



This file was last updated on January 13, 2010.