Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace Records, 1972-date

Collection: DG 255



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
Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace
Title
Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace Records
Inclusive Dates
1972-date
Call Number
DG 255

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
1 2/3 feet [papers only]

Abstract
Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace, located near Rochester, New York, was formed in May, 1972. GVPC is a nonviolent activist group consists of concerned individuals from western upstate New York. Since that time the organization has worked against the Vietnam war, and for amnesty for war resisters, for nuclear disarmament (with particular emphasis on Seneca Army Depot in Romulus, New York), and for a change in national priorities to stress human needs rather than military spending. It remains very active against U.S. participation in war in the Middle East and elsewhere, as well nuclear weapons, and military spending.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace, July 2014 [Acc. 2014-006]
Processing Information
This collection remains unprocessed. This finding aid was created by Casey Schreiner
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace Records (DG 255), 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



Historical Background

Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace, located near Rochester, New York, was formed in May, 1972. GVPC is a nonviolent activist group, maintaining close contacts with national groups such as MoveOn, Peace Action, and Nicaragua Network. Membership consists of concerned individuals from Livingston, Genesee, Monroe, Ontario, and Wyoming counties.in New York state. The organization was originally founded to help bring an end to the war in Vietnam. Since that time, the organization has worked for amnesty for war resisters, for nuclear disarmament (with particular emphasis on Seneca Army Depot in Romulus, New York), and for a change in national priorities to stress human needs rather than military spending. Members have protested U.S. intervention in Central America, demonstrated against war toys and against the draft registration. GVCP helped defeat the establishment of an ROTC program on the SUNY Geneseo campus. GVCP members participated in the Continental Walk for Disarmament and Social Justice in 1976 and the Great Peace March in 1987, and iin peace rallies and demonstrations in Washington D.C., in New York at: New York City; Seneca Army Depot; Rochester; Syracuse; and Griffiss Air Force Base; in Pennsylvania at Harrisburg and Valley Forge, and Niagara Falls, Ontario. GVCP members have organized local peace walks and vigils in communities around the Genesee Valley.

Collection Overview
This collection consists of documents, etc. created by the GVCP members concerning their efforts, especially newsletters, flyers, literature. There are also several folders of newspaper clippings about the groups activities.

Items removed:
Photographs

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




Detailed Description of the Collection


Accession 2014-006
Accession 2014-076
Accession 2014-067
Accession 2016-075


Accession 2014-006

Box 1 [Acc. 2014-006]
Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace, Miscellaneous 1972-1988
Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace (n.d.)
Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace, Newsletters, 2008-2010
Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace, Newsletters, 2003-2007
Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace, Newsletters, 1996-1998
Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace, Newsletters, 1992-1995
Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace, Newsletters, 1980's- 2000s
Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace Flyers/Brochures, 1980s-2010s
Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace Newclippings, 1985-1994

Box 2 [Acc. 2014-006]

Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace, Media (n.d.) [2 folders]
Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace Miscellaneous (n.d)
Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace Miscellaneous 2004-2012
Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace Miscellaneous 1999-2003
Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace Miscellaneous 1989-1998

Box 3 [Acc. 2014-006]
Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace, News Clippings, April 1972-September 1974
Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace Newsletters, 1989-1990
Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace Newsletters, 2000-2004
Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace Newsletters, 1996-1999
Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace Newsletters, 1987-1988
Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace Newsletters, 1980-1986
Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace Letter to Members, 1972-1979
Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace News Clippings, 1972-1981

Box 4 [2014-006]
Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace Notebooks, 1990-2001
Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace Notebooks, 1978-1989
Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace, "Human Race Not Arms Race," 1996-2000
Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace, "Human Race Not Arms Race," 2000-2004

Accession 2014-067

Box 1

Women's Encampment Brochures and Information
News Media [2 Folders]
Brochures, Pamphlets, Advertisement and Mailings [2 Folders]
Seneca Depot October Action Coalition, Publications and Materials
Finger Lakes Nuclear Disarmament Network, Seneca Action Publications and Materials

Box 2
Newspaper Coverage of Geneseo Peace Action [2 Folders]
Journals and Publications [2 Folders]

Box 3
Letters, Written Statements, Writing [2 Folders]
Newpaper Clippings

Box 4
Newpaper Clippings
Posters, Announcements, Awareness-raising documents
Brochures from Other Organizations
Articles, Letters, Miscellaneous


Accession 2014-076

Box 1
Genessee Valley Citizens for Peace: miscellaneous files, 1980s-1991

Accession 2016-075

Box 1 (1/2 box)
Literature and media 1989-1990
Literature and media 1991-1992, undated
20th Birthday Party materials, May 3 (1992)
Publications from various peace organizations, 1990's and Gulf War

Refile
Miscellaneous GVCP files and emails, 2014
Miscellaneous GVCP files and emails, 2015
Miscellaneous GVCP files and emails, 2016


This file was last updated on September 29, 2016