Citizens Against Nuclear War Records
Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399
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Citizens Against Nuclear War (CAN), was a coalition of 61 national organizations, formed in 1982. It was an initiative of the National Education Association, with the goal of educating citizens about efforts to prevent nuclear war. CAN was headquartered in Washington D.C. and Terry Herndon, executive director of the National Education Association, became president of CAN's board of directors. Organizations which belonged to CAN encouraged their individual members to become informed about issues related to nuclear war. Among the members were professional associations, religious communities, women's and minority organizations, and labor unions. Programs included information and commentary for members' publications, speakers, seminars and legislative bulletins.
Arranged as received from the donor.
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these papers/records.
Gift of Professional Coalition for Nuclear Arms Control, 1986 [Acc. 89A-086].
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This collection is unprocessed and remains in the order in which it was donated. This finding aid was created by Wendy E. Chmielewski, 2012 and November 2018.
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