Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Delaware County Pledge of Resistance Records, 1985-2002

Collection: DG 242





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Email: wchmiel1@swarthmore.edu (Curator); URL: http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/


Descriptive Summary
Repository
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these records.
Creator
Delaware County Pledge of Resistance
Title
Delaware County Pledge of Resistance Records
Inclusive Dates
1985-2002
Call Number
DG 242

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
3.1 linear feet [papers only]
Abstract
Delaware County [Pennsylvania] Pledge of Resistance (aka Delco Pledge of Resistance) was organized in the Fall of 1986. It was originally founded as a response to the threat of a U.S. invasion into Nicaragua and U.S. government's policies toward Central America. Delaware County Pledge of Resistance persisted as a local group, working for economic and social justice for oppressed people in the United States and abroad. The group disbanded in winter 2008.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Delaware County Pledge of Resistance, 2011 [Acc. 11A-071]
Processing Information
This collection is partially processed by SCPC staff. This finding aid was created by Wendy E. Chmielewski, June 2012.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the ___________ Delaware County Pledge of Resistance Records (DG 242), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright Notice
Copyright may have been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection or may have been retained by the creators/authors (or their descendents), in this collection, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Please contact the SCPC Curator for further information.

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



Historical Background
Delaware County Pledge of Resistance (aka Delco Pledge of Resistance) was organized in the Fall of 1986. The group had its headquarters in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania from 1986 to 1991 and in nearby Media, Pennsylvania from 1991 to 2000. From 2000 to 2008 the group returned to Swarthmore. It was originally founded as part of The Pledge of Resistance, which began in 1984 as a response to the threat of a U.S. invasion into Nicaragua. DCPR grew as people signed a pledge resisting the U.S. government's policies toward Central America. Delaware County Pledge of Resistance persisted as a local group, after the covert wars in Central America in the 1980s and was centered in Delaware County, Pennsylvania working for economic and social justice for oppressed people in the United States and abroad. The group disbanded in winter 2008.

Collection Overview
Collection includes: program work, 1986-2008; meeting minutes, correspondence, administrative files, press releases, financial reports, 1989-1996, news clippings. Includes information about the Chiapas counterinsurgency in Mexico, and programs in El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and other Latin American countries

Items removed:
Cloth banners

Arrangement of Collection
This collection is divided into five series: Series A: Programtic efforts (by date); Series B: Programmatic efforts (overseas); Series C: Programmatic efforts (by project); Series D: Local affiliated groups; and Series E: Administrative records.




Detailed Description of the Collection

SERIES A: PROGRAMMATIC EFFORTS (BY DATE)
Box 1
Efforts, 1986
Efforts, 1987
Efforts, 1988
Efforts, 1989
Efforts, 1990
Efforts, 1991
Efforts, 1992
Efforts, 1993
Efforts, 1994
Efforts, 1995-1999
Efforts, 2000-
Efforts, undated


SERIES B: PROGRAMMATIC EFFORTS (OVERSEAS)

Box 2
Korea/Cambodia campaign, 1990-1999
Brazil, 1993-1994
Mexico: Chiapas -- articles and reports, 1998 (May) – 1990 (February)
Mexico: Chiapas -- newspaper clippings, 1998-1999
Mexico: Chiapas -- meeting minutes
Mexico: Chiapas -- press releases
Mexico: Chiapas -- general information
Mexico: Chiapas -- meeting minutes, July 30, 1994
Mexico: Chiapas -- meeting minutes, 1998
Costa Rica, 1989-1994
El Salvador: program, 1987-1989
El Salvador: program, 1989-1990
El Salvador: program -- flyers for actions, press releases, etc. 1990-1991
El Salvador: program, 1991-1992
El Salvador: program -- correspondence with Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES), 1992

Box 3
El Salvador: peace process, 1992
Guatemala: conference, Washington (D.C.), June 9-10, 1990 Guatemala: coffeehouse, November 3, 1990
Guatemala: correspondence with P.E.A.C.E. for Guatemala, 1990-1991
Guatemala: worker’s rights, 1992
Guatemala: program, 1993-1995
Haiti: program, 1992
Honduras: program, 1991-1993
Mexico: Maquiladoras program, 1991-1994
Middle East: Delaware County Campaign for Peace in the Middle East, 1990
Nicaragua: program, 1985-1986
Nicaragua: newsclippings, 1989
Nicaragua: program, 1989
Nicaragua: program, 1989-1990
Nicaragua: program, 1990

Box 4
Panama: program, 1990
Scrapbook of re: countries involved with, 1985-1987

SERIES C: PROGRAMMATIC EFFORTS (BY PROJECT)
Box 4 (continued)
Action against Curt Weldon, 1987
Anti-Sweatshop Campaign at J.C. Penny’s, mid-1990s
Bowl-a-Thon, 1994 (November)
Café Nica, May 19, 1989
Central America Policy Summit, January 29, 1994
Contra Rally and Vigil, March 20, 1989
Correspondence with state government, 1987
Correspondence with Congress, 1990
Correspondence between Margaret Viers and Chuck Randall from El Salvador, 1987 (July) – 1990 (July 1)
Correspondence with the Latin American Working Group, 1999
Economics Conference, May 4, 1992
Human Rights Network (telexing)

Box 5
Jobs with Peace, 1990
Leslie Fay Strike, 1994
Material Aid Project, 1990-1991
Mushroom Workers of Kennett Square Strike, 1993
Monthly vigils, 1989-1990
North American Free Trade Agreement and the Environment, 1993
Nicaraguan greeting cards, 1990
PA Guard out of Central America Coalition (PAGOOCA) Rally, 1987
PA Guard out of Central America Coalition (PAGOOCA), 1988-1989
PA Guard out of Central America Coalition (PAGOOCA), 1989 (continued)
Peace Center proposal, 2002
Pledge forms re: El Salvador, undated
Radical History Tour, 1993
Religious outreach, 1990
Report the Truth: Media Watch, 1989-1990
Romero Commemoration March: to end war in Central America, March 24, 1990
Senator Specter/Legislative Working Group, 1990
USA Decay Project, 1992

SERIES D: LOCAL AFFILIATED GROUPS
Box 6
Local group list
Mid-Atlantic Pledge of Resistance
National Pledge of Resistance
Philadelphia Pledge of Resistance
Religious Task Force on Central America
Veterans for Peace-Philadelphia

SERIES E: ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS
Addresses, 1991-1994
Administrative Working Group, 1990 (May) – 1993 (December)
Agendas for meetings, 1990-1994
Direct mailings
Mailing list
Meeting minutes, 1986 (September) – 1993 (May)
Meeting minutes, 1990-1993
Meeting minutes, 1992-1994
Original copies of Delco Pledge events, fliers, etc.

Box 7
Press releases, 1987-1992
Program summaries, 1993
Strategy session, 1989-1990
Bank statements
Financial reports, 1989-1993
Financial reports, 1990-1992
Financial reports, 1996
Fundraising attempts
Press lists
A.J. Muste Fund, 1994 [received grant from]
Bequests Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, 1994 [received grant from]
Bread and Roses, 1987-1989 [received grant from]
Bread and Roses, 1990-1992 [received grant from]

Box 8 (half-box)
Grant proposals
Peace Development Fund, 1989-1993
New Society Educational Fund, 1993
Sisters of St. Francis, 1993
Unitarian Universalist Social Concerns Grants Panel, 1994


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This file was last updated on June 18, 2012