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George Lakey Papers

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George Lakey combined the roles of pacifist, activist, teacher, and writer. He was imprisoned for civil rights sit-ins; he taught at the Martin Luther King School of Social Change, Haverford College, and the University of Pennsylvania. He co-chaired A Quaker Action Group and was project director of the voyage of the Phoenix, a sailing ship which transported medical supplies to North and South Vietnam during the Vietnamese Conflict.

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Collection Inventory

Items removed.
Biographical information.
Box 1
Interviews given, 1984, undated.
Box 1
Speaking engagements.
Box 1
Teaching college course/s, 1978-1984.
Box 1
Involvement with Movement for a New Society [MNS], 1978-1979.
Box 1
Involvement with Movement for a New Society [MNS], 1980-1982.
Box 1
Involvement with Movement for a New Society [MNS]: "George Lakey on the [MNS] Brochure", 1982.
Box 1
Involvement with Movement for a New Society [MNS], 1983-1988, undated.
Box 1
Involvement with Movement for a New Society [MNS] -- Jobs with Peace, circa 1983-1984.
Box 1
Involvement with Movement for a New Society [MNS] -- Training for Change.
Box 1
Involvement with Movement for a New Society [MNS]: notes made.
Box 1
Involvement with Green Walk (against PNC Bank), 2012.
Box 1
Writings (published): articles.
Box 1
Writings (published): booklet, "Manifesto for Nonviolent Resolution," issued by War Resisters International, 1972.
Box 1
Lakey, Writings (published): pamphlets.
Box 1
Writings: final draft of article/chapter "Catching Up and Moving On: What Can We Learn for the Future from the Movement for a New Society" for book by Vincent Harding [includes correspondence and feedback by others], circa 1988.
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Writings: documents.
Box 1
Writings: manuscript "Be the Change: Transformational Learning for Adults", 2008.
Box 2
Writings: document "Strategy for a Living Revolution", 1970.
Box 2
Reference material.
Box 2
Reference material: paper "The Second Philadelphia Experiment: A Resource of Mobilization Theory Analysis of Movement for a New Society" by Dr. Elizabeth Mullins, 1990.
Box 2
Reference material: Movement for a New Society [MNS].
Box 2
Reference material: Movement for a New Society [MNS] -- directory of former members, 1991.
Box 2

Training Dialogue.
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Kennan.
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Movement Trainers Summit.
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Nonviolent Revolution- George Lakey's encyclopedia article.
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Civilian Based Defense.
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Nonviolence Training Materials.
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Philadelphia Jobs with Peace.
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Reference Material.
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Reference Material.
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