Phoenix Defense Fund Records
Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399
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Overview and metadata sections
The Phoenix Defense Fund was established through the efforts of Norman Cousins and other supporters of Barbara and Earle Reynolds. The Reynolds sailed the yacht Phoenix into a nuclear test site, Eniwetok Proving Grounds, as a protest against nuclear war. They were arrested, tried, and acquitted (1958-1960). The organization was also known as Reynolds Defense Fund.
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these papers/records.
Gift of Earle L. Reynolds and Barbara Leonard Reynolds.
Processed by SCPC staff one July 18, 2013.
- Proving grounds, American -- Marshall Islands -- History -- Sources
- Direct action -- History -- Sources
- Nuclear Disarmament -- History -- Sources
- Nuclear weapons -- TESTING -- History -- Sources
- Nonviolence -- History -- Sources
- Antinuclear movement -- History -- Sources
- Swarthmore College Peace Collection
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- Copyright to the Phoenix Defense Fund Records created by the organization has been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Copyright to all other materials is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
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