Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
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In the early 1980s five young people, Susan Rabin, Nessa Rabin, Hannah Rabin, Susan Dennison, and Becky Dennison, all of Vermont, began this grass roots organization to educate other children and international government leaders about the dangers of nuclear weapons and potential nuclear war. The group evolved into a clearing house of correspondence with children around the world. In 1982 thousands of these letters were delivered to President Ronald Reagan at the White House, in an attempt to sway his opinion on ending the Cold War with the Soviet Union. Many letters were published in a book, Childrens Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Guido Grünewald [editor] in 1985.
This collection contains the records of the Children's Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, including minutes of meetings, financial records, notices of Children's Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament events, newspaper clippings about the organization, and writings of the group founders. The largest part of this collection includes correspondence with children around the world about attempts to convince governments to give up nuclear weapons.
The first box of records includes administrative files, information about the organization, and writings by the founders. The remaining part of the collection consists of correspondence. Photographs, posters, stamps, and memorabilia were removed to appropriate collections in the SCPC.
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these papers/records.
Gift of Jules Rabin, 1996 [Acc.. 96A-030 & Acc. 96A-063 ].
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Processed by Wendy E. Chmielewski, 1996.
Items Removed: Photographs, Posters, Stamps, Memorabilia.
- Swarthmore College Peace Collection
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