Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Nuclear Resister Records, 1980-

Collection: DG 261




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
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these records.
Creator
Felice Cohen-Joppa and John Cohen-Joppa
Title
Nuclear Resister Records
Inclusive Dates
1980 -
Call Number
DG 261

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
10 linear inches [papers only]
Abstract
In 1980, Jack and Felice Cohen-Joppa became co-coordinators of the National No-Nukes Prison Support Collective, which educated about peace issues and advocate for imprisoned anti-nuclear activists. The Cohen-Joppas also published The Nuclear Resister newsletter as an essential element of this work. In 1988 the organization changed its name to The Nuclear Resister. The function of the Nuclear Resister was to provide comprehensive reporting on arrests for anti-nuclear civil resistance in the United States. There was an emphasis on providing support for the women and men jailed for these actions. In 1990 reporting coverage was expanded to include anti-war arrests in North America, plus overseas anti-nuclear and anti-war resistance with the same emphasis on prisoner support. While the principal effort continues to be publication of the newsletter, supporters also participate in anti-nuclear resistance through public speaking, writing for other publications and websites, organizing protests and other events, a website, a Facebook page and Twitter account, among other things. Jack and Felice Cohen-Joppa continue as co-cordinators and co-editors and The Nuclear Resister newsletter continues to be published, as of 2015.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Felice Cohen-Joppa and John Cohen-Joppa, 2015 [Acc. 2015-050]
Processing Information
This collection remains in the order in which it was donated. This finding aid was created by Wendy Chmielewski, August 2015.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Nuclear Resister Records/ (DG 261), 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 descendants), 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


Related Collections
Nuclear Resister Newsletter [SCPC Periodicals Collection]

Historical Background
In 1980, Jack and Felice Cohen-Joppa became co-coordinators of the National No-Nukes Prison Support Collective, which educated about peace issues and advocate for imprisoned anti-nuclear activists. The Cohen-Joppas also published The Nuclear Resister newsletter as an essential element of this work. In 1988 the organization changed its name to The Nuclear Resister. The function of the Nuclear Resister was to provide comprehensive reporting on arrests for anti-nuclear civil resistance in the United States. There was an emphasis on providing support for the women and men jailed for these actions. In 1990 reporting coverage was expanded to include anti-war arrests in North America, plus overseas anti-nuclear and anti-war resistance with the same emphasis on prisoner support. While the principal effort continues to be publication of the newsletter, supporters also participate in anti-nuclear resistance through public speaking, writing for other publications and websites, organizing protests and other events, a website, a Facebook page and Twitter account, among other things. Jack and Felice Cohen-Joppa continue as co-cordinators and co-editors and The Nuclear Resister newsletter continues to be published, as of 2015.


Collection Overview
The files of the Nuclear Resister Newsletter includes correspondence with hundreds of peace movement activists from 1980 onward.

Items removed:
Periodicals from various peace organizations

Arrangement of Collection
This collection was organzied by the donors John Cohen-Joppa and Felice Cohen-Joppa. They indentified many of the correspondents in the collection and wrote names where necessary on various letters.

 

 




Detailed Description of the Collection

Acc. 2015-050
Box 1
Correspondence
-1980
-1981
-1982
-1983
-1984
-1985 [2 folders]
-1986 [2 folders]

Box 2 [Acc. 2015-050]
Correspondence
-1987
-1988
-1980
-1980s undated
Miscellaneous mailings from Nuclear Resister, 1987 - 2014 [originally from SCPC Nuclear Resister Collected Records]




This file was last updated on August 27, 2015.