Robert Levering Papers
Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399
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Robert E. Levering is a pacifist and Quaker. He has been the co-author of Fortune magazine's annual list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For," and a speaker on workplace trends and management strategies aimed at improving workplace productivity. Levering is a graduate of Swarthmore College and the Martin Luther King Jr. School of Social Change.
Reports, memoranda, nonviolent training materials, and publications, relating to Levering's work with A Quaker Action Group, American Friends Service Committee, Friends Peace Committee, New Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam, and People's Coalition for Peace and Justice; together with scattered correspondence, published and unpublished mss. of writings, notes on meetings and for speeches, clippings, peace buttons, and sound recording tapes. Includes material relating to Levering's meetings with representatives of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam, and other Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Laotian groups, on behalf of the People's Coalition for Peace and Justice in Paris, 1972. Topics include draft resistance, anti-war movement, nonviolence, Gandhi, anti-corporate activities, and AQAG demonstrations against chemical and biological warfare. Speakers on the tapes include Marvin Davidov, Narayan Desai, Danilo Dolci, Susan Dworkin Levering, Staughton Lynd, Bradford Lyttle, Christopher Meyer, Chuck Noell, Lawrence Scott, Simeon White, and Ronald J. Young.
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these papers.
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Processed by SCPC staff. This finding aid was updated by Wendy E. Chmielewski, May 2010.
- A Quaker Action Group
- American Friends Service Committee
- Friends Peace Committee (Philadelphia, Pa.)
- New Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam
- People's Coalition for Peace and Justice
- Peace -- Societies, etc
- Peace Movements -- United States
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- United States -- Sources
- Draft resisters -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Draft resisters
- Direct action -- History -- Sources
- Peace Movements -- History -- Sources
- Quakers -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Nonviolence -- History -- Sources
- Society of Friends -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Swarthmore College Peace Collection
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