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Freeze Campaigns Collected Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Freeze Campaigns

Abstract

Collection includes brochures and flyers, printed correspondence, and pamphlets about the nuclear freeze movement.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1980-1988

Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research without restrictions.

Biographical / Historical

The nuclear freeze movement, thought to have begun in the United States around 1980 was caused by the increased threat of war associated with the U.S. Senate's failure to ratify the SALT II arms control agreement that had already been negotiated with the Soviet Union, and by President Jimmy Carter's Presidential Directive 59 that made plans for a first strike nuclear war. The nuclear freeze movement called on the U.S. and Soviet Union to "adopt a mutual freeze on the testing, production, and deployment of nuclear weapons and of missiles, and new aircraft designed primarily to deliver nuclear weapons.".

Extent

0.83 Linear Feet (10 linear inches.)

Arrangement

Records. arranged alphabetically by state.

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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