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The Other Economic Summit was founded by TOES/UK, now the New Economics Foundation. The first TOES conference was held in England in 1984 when a variety of individuals and groups concerned with social justice and the environment decided there should be a peoples' response to the G7 (now G8) summit held in London that year. Ever since that time, TOES has contributed, in one way or another, to Peoples' Summits held in all the G8 countries. TOES brings together academics and activists from both industrialized and third-world nations.
The collection contains records related to TOES summits, administration, and membership, as well as similar organizations and initiatives. Materials include: summit planning and organizational files, reports, correspondence, information kits, press coverage, and related materials; financial records and budgets; board materials, including correspondence and lists of board members; correspondence of Robert J. King, Ward Morehouse, Susan Hunt, and other board members, event organizers, and staff; grant proposals and reports to various foundations, correspondence with funders and endorsing companies and organizations; TOES publications and printed materials; printouts from the TOES listserv; and photos and sound recordings of TOES meetings. There are also newsletters and background information on related organizations such as La Otra Bolsa de Valores and the Committee on the Political Economy of the Good Society and subject files on various issues such as energy and ecology, filed by country or U.S. state, which include newsletters, brochures from different organizations, copies of articles, and other reference materials.
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