Jerry Elmer Collected Papers
Scope and Contents
This collection includes information about 1) the Tiger Cage Vigil and Fast protesting the Vietnam War, which was held in Washington D.C. in the summer of 1974, and 2) the Rhode Island Freeze Campaign encompassing the 1982 nuclear freeze referendum held in ten states and 38 cities and counties throughout the United States. The Vietnam War material includes correspondence, leaflets and packets of information, newsletters, legal information, lists of project participants, and press releases. The Rhode Island Freeze Campaign material includes brochures, clippings, geographical contacts, information packets, press releases and reports. The papers in this collection are in the order arranged by Jerry Elmer prior to their arrival at the SCPC.
- Majority of material found within 1973-1975, 1982
- Elmer, Jerry, 1951- (Person)
Language of Material
Materials are in English.
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Biographical / Historical
Jerry Elmer: b. 1951; graduate of Harvard Law School; pacifist; practices commercial litigation in Providence, R.I. and serves as legal counsel to the Fellowship of Reconciliation; author of
Biographical / Historical
Jerry Elmer was born in 1951. He graduated from Harvard Law School and has practiced commercial litigation in Providence, Rhode Island. In addition, he has been the legal counsel to the Fellowship of Reconciliation. As a pacifist, his interests included protesting the Vietnam War, as well as the build-up of nuclear weapons in the United States. Elmer is the author of
2 Linear Feet (2 linear ft.)
Arranged in 2 series: Series A. Tiger Cage Vigil and Fast (1974); Series B. Rhode Island Freeze Campaign.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Jerry Elmer, July 2006 [acc. 06A-041].
Photographs of Tiger Cage Vigil (1973-1974) were removed to the Photograph Collection [see office file for information about crediting photographer/s]. One bumpersticker was removed to the Stamp/Sticker/Seal/Envelope Collection.
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Processed by Jerry Elmer.
- Antinuclear movement -- Rhode Island
- Antinuclear movement -- United States
- Elmer, Jerry, 1951-
- Pacifists -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Rhode Island Freeze Campaign
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Draft resisters -- United States -- Sources
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- United States -- Sources
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