Children's Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Records
Scope and Contents
This collection contains the records of the Children's Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, including minutes of meetings, financial records, notices of Children's Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament events, newspaper clippings about the organization, and writings of the group founders. The largest part of this collection includes correspondence with children around the world about attempts to convince governments to give up nuclear weapons.
- Children's Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (Organization)
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
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Copyright and Rights Information
In the early 1980s five young people, Susan Rabin, Nessa Rabin, Hannah Rabin, Susan Dennison, and Becky Dennison, all of Vermont, began this grass roots organization to educate other children and international government leaders about the dangers of nuclear weapons and potential nuclear war. The group evolved into a clearing house of correspondence with children around the world. In 1982 thousands of these letters were delivered to President Ronald Reagan at the White House, in an attempt to sway his opinion on ending the Cold War with the Soviet Union. Many letters were published in a book, Childrens Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Guido Grünewald [editor] in 1985.
5 Linear Feet (5 linear ft.)
This was a grass-roots group organized in Vermont by young people, dedicated to educating children throughout the United States and around the world about the nuclear threat and what they could do to end the nuclear arms race.
The first box of records includes administrative files, information about the organization, and writings by the founders. The remaining part of the collection consists of correspondence. Photographs, posters, stamps, and memorabilia were removed to appropriate collections in the SCPC.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Jules Rabin, 1996 [Acc.. 96A-030 & Acc. 96A-063 ].
Items Removed: Photographs, Posters, Stamps, Memorabilia.
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Processed by Wendy E. Chmielewski, 1996.
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