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Roberta Dickinson Collected Papers

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Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399

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Roberta Dickinson was a Quaker activist, architect, and artist. Born Robert Elliott Dickinson, she legally changed her name to Roberta Dickinson in 1977. The majority of resources in the Peace Collection cover protests against the Vietnam War, and in support of war tax resistance.

Dickinson received a B.Arch. degree from the University of Southern California, and was married to Meg Dickinson. In one biographical statement (held in her papers), she wrote: "I have [studied] with frank lloyd wright at taliesin east and work[ed] as a consultant with louis i. kahn." "since moving to philadelphia...i have concentrated on watercolor landscapes and landscape drawing. paralleling this interest has been continuing from the nude." "As a painter I am recording the changes in my own body from male to female."

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Swarthmore College Peace Collection
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Collection is open for research without restrictions.

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CDGA_Dickinson_00001. 12th Street Meeting House, 1970 July 15. 1 folders.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 1
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Sketch of stone S. of Friends meeting House. See Friends J. 7/15/1970 cover.

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1 folders

CDGA_Dickinson_00002. Proof sheet, 1970 December 24. 1 folders.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 1
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12 exposures

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1 folders

CDGA_Dickinson_00003. Quaker Vigil, 1970 December 24. 1 folders.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 1
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American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) Christmas Eve Vigil: "Quaker Vigil"

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1 folders

CDGA_Dickinson_00004. Marchers on sidewalk, 1970 December 24. 1 folders.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 1
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American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) Christmas Eve Vigil: long perspective down sidewalk (fence on right)

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1 folders

CDGA_Dickinson_00005. Marchers standing in front of fence, 1970 December 24. 1 folders.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 1
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American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) Christmas Eve Vigil: Backs against iron fence. Signs include "Stop This War" and "Every Child"

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1 folders

CDGA_Dickinson_00006. Circling marchers, 1970 December 24. 1 folders.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 1
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American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) Christmas Eve Vigil: Circling marchers. Signs include "For Unto Us Is Born A Child In Vietnam."

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1 folders

CDGA_Dickinson_00007. Hiroshima Day Demonstration, circa 1970.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 2
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Hiroshima Day Demonstration, including peace symbol with cross on top; 8 3x3 color prints

CDGA_Dickinson_00008. Clergy with peace symbol with cross on top "parade?", undated.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 2
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Clergy with peace symbol with cross on top "parade?"; color negative and 3x3 color prints

CDGA_Dickinson_00009. 2 clergy, boy, undated.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 2
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Two clergy, boy [holding peace symbol with cross]; 3x3 color

CDGA_Dickinson_00010. Hiroshima Day Demonstration color negatives, undated.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 2
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Hiroshima Day Demonstration color negatives; 11 color negatives

CDGA_Dickinson_00011. My Lai Cross proof sheet, undated. 1 folders.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 1
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1 folders

CDGA_Dickinson_00012. My Lai "Cross" sculpture by Roberta Dickinson, undated.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 2
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Photo of My Lai "Cross" sculpture by Roberta Dickinson; 3x3 color

CDGA_Dickinson_00013. My Lai Cross Sculpture at Rittenhouse, circa 1970.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 2
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My Lai Cross Sculpture at Rittenhouse. Developed 2-23-1970.; 9 3x3 color photos; 1 color negative

CDGA_Dickinson_00014. My Lai Sculpture color negatives, circa 1970.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 2
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My Lai Sculpture. Developed 2-23-1970; 23 color negatives

CDGA_Dickinson_00015. My Lai Cross Sculpture, undated.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 2
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My Lai Cross Sculpture; 1 4x4 color print

CDGA_Dickinson_00016. My Lai Cross Sculpture, undated.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 2
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My Lai Cross Sculpture; 1 4x4 color print

CDGA_Dickinson_00017. My Lai Cross Sculpture, undated.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 2
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My Lai Cross Sculpture; 1 4x4 color print

Negatives for CALC and My Lai Sculpture, undated. 1 folders.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 1
Physical Description

1 folders

Scope and Contents

Sculpture consists of connected bars with the My Lai photograph by Haeberle imposed.

CDGA_Dickinson_00018. Outdoor photographic sculpture proof sheet, undated. 1 folders.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 1
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Sculpture includes imposed My Lai photograph by Haeberle. Proof sheets 3 sets (12 each per sheet) Roll #1, Roll #2, Roll #3

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1 folders

CDGA_Dickinson_00019. Outdoor photographic sculpture negatives, undated. 1 folders.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 1
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Sculpture includes imposed My Lai photograph by Haeberle. Rolls #1, #2, #3

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1 folders

CDGA_Dickinson_00020. Interior and exterior of "Don't Pay War Taxes", 1971 August 20.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 2
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Interior and exterior of "Don't Pay War Taxes"; 16 black-and-white prints 3 1/4 x 4 1/4

CDGA_Dickinson_00021. Interior group, 1971 August 20. 1 folders.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 1
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Woman in print dress people in Sombreros bald tall man is Robt.Anthony

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1 folders

CDGA_Dickinson_00022. Interior group, 1971 August 20. 1 folders.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 1
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Philadelphia War Tax Resistance. IRS Auction protest in Chester, Pennsylvania on 20 August 1971.. Man under EXIT; boy with blower in foreground. 2 black-and-white prints.

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1 folders

CDGA_Dickinson_00023. Protest sign "Don't pay war taxes", 1971 August 20. 1 folders.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 1
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Philadelphia War Tax Resistance. IRS Auction protest in Chester, Pennsylvania on 20 August 1971.

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1 folders

CDGA_Dickinson_00024. Bearded man with flowers and blonde woman, 1971 August 20. 1 folders.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 1
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Philadelphia War Tax Resistance. IRS Auction protest in Chester, Pennsylvania on 20 August 1971.

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1 folders

CDGA_Dickinson_00025. Girl with flowers, 1971 August 20. 1 folders.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 1
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Philadelphia War Tax Resistance. IRS Auction protest in Chester, Pennsylvania on 20 August 1971.

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1 folders

CDGA_Dickinson_00026. VW car, 1971 August 20. 1 folders.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 1
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Philadelphia War Tax Resistance. IRS Auction protest in Chester, Pennsylvania on 20 August 1971.

Physical Description

1 folders

CDGA_Dickinson_00027. VW bug in front of Boyd Art Theatre, 1971 August 20. 1 folders.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 1
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Philadelphia War Tax Resistance. IRS Auction protest in Chester, Pennsylvania on 20 August 1971.

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1 folders

CDGA_Dickinson_00028. African-American man and woman, 1971 August 20. 1 folders.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 1
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Philadelphia War Tax Resistance. IRS Auction protest in Chester, Pennsylvania on 20 August 1971. 2 black-and-white prints

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1 folders

CDGA_Dickinson_00029. War Tax protests negatives, 1970 October 15 and 1971 August 20. 1 folders.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 1
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Demonstration outside 1970 October 15. Philadelphia War Tax Resistance IRS - Willoughby Car Auction protest in Chester, Pennsylvania on 20 August 1971. Signs at both protests include, "Don't pay war taxes"

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1 folders

CDGA_Dickinson_00030. SANE Rally, 1970 December. 1 folders.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 1
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"SANE" Rally, ALEX STRATIENCE

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1 folders

CDGA_Dickinson_00031. Don't Pay War Taxes banner, undated. 1 folders.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 1
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with police van No.603

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1 folders

CDGA_Dickinson_00032. Swords into subways, undated. 1 folders.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 1
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Sign with white letters on black background.

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1 folders

CDGA_Dickinson_00033. "Swords into Subways", circa 1972.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 2
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Demonstration that appears to be in a subway station. In one image, the "swords into subways" sign can be seen behind a protestor. Developed May 1972; 11 3x3 color prints

CDGA_Dickinson_00034. "Swords into Subways" color negatives, circa 1972.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 2
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Swords into Subways color negavites. May 1972.; color negatives

CDGA_Dickinson_00035. Canoe confronts Pakistani Ship, undated. 1 folders.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 1
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1 folders

CDGA_Dickinson_00036. Symbolic Action at Philadelphia Federal Courthouse, undated. 1 folders.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 1
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1 year after the indictments at Harrisburg, PA. Also in Oversize Photo, mounted

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1 folders

CDGA_Dickinson_00037. People with banner in front of construction equipment, undated. 1 folders.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 1
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Sign reads, "The Spirit of the People is Greater than the man's technology or his money." Dickinson is listed as the second person from the left.

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1 folders

CDGA_Dickinson_00038. Police w/ R.D. (?) in front of ambulance, undated.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 2
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Police w/ Dickinson in front of ambulance; 2x2 color

CDGA_Dickinson_00039. FBI (?) men, building, and Roberta Dickinson (?), undated.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 2
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FBI men (?), building, and Roberta Dickinson (?); 3x3 color

CDGA_Dickinson_00040. R.D. w/ Berrigan poster, undated.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 2
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Dickinson w/ Berrigan poster; 2x3 color

CDGA_Dickinson_00041. Small gathering, possibly including Roberta Dickinson in wicker armchair, undated.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 2
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Small gathering, possibly including Roberta Dickinson in wicker armchair; 7 4x4 color prints

CDGA_Dickinson_00042. "1 MILLION" outdoor demonstration, undated.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 2
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1 MILLION outdoor demonstration; 1 color 35mm slide

CDGA_Dickinson_00043. War Tax Resistance Graphics color negatives, undated.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 2
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War Tax Resistance Graphics; color negatives

CDGA_Dickinson_00044. Stop the Bombing; Stop the War, undated.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 2
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Stop the Bombing; Stop the War; 2 color prints

CDGA_Dickinson_00045. Postcard of WRL building, NYC, undated.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 2
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War Resisters League (WRL) building in New York; 1 black and white postcard

CDGA_Dickinson_00046. "Hello from S.F." postcard, undated.
Box Photos CDGA Dickinson, Roberta box 2
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Hello from S.F. written on hair posterior w/ athletic supporter; 1 black and white postcard

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