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Collection on Peace Activism

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0096

Scope and Contents

The Collection on Peace Activism brings together several donations received from individuals associated with members of the Berrigan family and others involved with peace activism. Created in March 2014, this collection contains correspondence, publications, and ephemera documenting peace activism and activists.

Dates

  • circa 1969-2018

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Anti-war activists, many affiliated with the Catholic Church and referred to the as the “Catholic Left,” staged a number of peace actions beginning in the late 1960s. Notably, the Berrigan family (Daniel Berrigan, JeromeBerrigan, Philip Berrigan and ElizabethMcAlister) shares this lifelong commitment to peace, supporting anti-war efforts and disarmament, protesting against nuclear weapons, and advocating for civil rights and social justice.

Extent

12 Linear Feet (25 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

French

German

Italian

Portuguese

Spanish; Castilian

Arrangement

The Collection on Peace Activism is arranged into series organized by donor or format type.

Physical Location

3/27/G

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by John Schuchardt Accession 2011.10; Donated by Connie Carney Accession 2013.42; Donated by Michael Panella Accession 2013.43; Donated by Salvatore Palato Accession 2014.028; Donated by Charles Glackin Accession 2007.02; Donated by Rosalie Riegle 2015.052 and 2015.056; Donated by Stephen Dixon 2016.064; Donated by Patricia Appelbaum 2017.071; Donated by Dennis Jacobsen, 2017.074; Donated William Durkin 2016.095, 2017.075; assorted donors

Related Materials

Philip Berrigan and Elizabeth McAlister papers; Daniel Berrigan papers; Jerome C. Berrigan papers; Elmer Maas Plowshares collection; Murray Polner papers; Hit & Stay (documentary) SpC. 959.7043 H674t2014

Processing Information

T. Mayse-Lillig 2013; M. MacIntosh Hodgetts 2014; D. Potts 2014, 2015; A. Martinez 2017; J. Lendabarker 2017; D. Potts 2018; J. Ryerson 2019; D. Potts 2019

Title
Guide to Collection on Peace Activism
Status
Completed
Author
T. Mayse-Lillig 2013; M. MacIntosh Hodgetts 2014; D. Potts 2014, 2015; A. Martinez 2017; J. Lendabarker 2017; D. Potts 2018; J. Ryerson 2019; D. Potts 2019
Date
2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the DePaul Special Collections and Archives Repository

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