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Carbondale Peace Center Records

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Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

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Carbondale Peace Center Organizational Records

Subject Files

Collected Printed Materials


Carbondale Peace Center Records, 1949-1977 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Collection Overview

Title: Carbondale Peace Center Records, 1949-1977Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1970-1976

ID: 4/3/PP02

Primary Creator: Carbondale Peace Center.

Extent: 4.8 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Arranged in three series: (1) Organizational records, (2) Subject files, (3)Printed materials.

Date Acquired: 01/01/1977

Subjects: Carbondale (Ill.), Pacifists, Peace movements, Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Protest movements

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Carbondale Peace Center records consist of organizational records, subject files and printed materials. Organizational records include correspondence and notes of CPC members, CPC project files, and CPC press releases and mailings. Subject files include clippings, newsletters, brochures, correspondence and notes on topics of social concern and various peace groups that were prominent during the period of CPC's existence. Printed materials include newsletters and other periodical literature produced by other peace groups and collected by CPC, as well as pamphlets and books on topics of interest to CPC. The organizational records date from 1973 to 1976, the period of CPC's existence. The bulk of the collected printed materials date from 1965-1977 with some material going back as far as 1949. The only artifacts are mock Vietnamese political prisoner bracelets CPC purchased from Clergy and Laity Concerned.  The only photograph is of a poster CPC produced to sell at a Fellowship of Reconciliation conference.

Biographical Note

Carbondale Peace Center (CPC) was established in 1973 in Carbondale, Illinois.  Many of its members were students at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  CPC grew out of a fundraising project for the Indochina Relief Fund (IRF) during the first week of April 1973, which raised $1500 with an auction, book and record sales, campus collections, spaghetti supper and a folk concert. After this successful week of fundraising, key members of the fundraising committee decided to continue peace efforts by organizing the CPC as a clearing house of information on various topics including IRF, amnesty for war resisters, incorporating non-violent attitudes in school and at work, etc. The CPC organized action campaigns, study groups and training sessions, military counseling, and monthly vegetarian peace meals. Among its more prominent projects were a peaceful protest against the Central Intelligence Agency, "Alternative Christmas" and "Breaking Barriers in the Carbondale Community," a series of meetings for discussion on different issues co-sponsored with the Carbondale Interchurch Council. CPC communicated with local congressmen, representatives from President Gerald R. Ford's office, and numerous organizations at both the local and national levels, including the War Resisters League, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Indochina Peace Campaign, Catholic Peace Fellowship, American Friends Service Committee, Coalition to Stop Funding the War, Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors, Clergy and Laity Concerned, Peacemaker, and the Institute for World Order. Although CPC did not have any paid staff, they did have an office which was located at 913 S. Illinois, Carbondale, IL, and the home of the Student Christian Foundation, with which CPC was affiliated. Key members included Hugh and Linda (Lyn) Muldoon, John Cox, Gene DeSavouret, Steve Budas, Kathleen Takemoto and Terry Scannel.  In about 1976 the CPC merged with a number of other local peace groups to form the Peace Coalition of Southern Illinois.

Subject/Index Terms

Carbondale (Ill.)
Pacifists
Peace movements
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Protest movements

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: One Restricted File, research copy available.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright.  Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection.  Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Acquisition Source: Materials donated by Hugh Muldoon.

Preferred Citation: Carbondale Peace Center records, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


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Series 2: Subject Files, 1949-1976Add to your cart.
This series includes many subjects of interest for members of the Carbondale Peace Center and other concerned citizens. Some of the collected materials include subjects such as: amenesty, Vietnam Prisoners, Draft  Lottery, Tax Resistance, violence and its effects in various countries (i.e. Brazil, Cambodia, China), Socialism, race relations. This series consists primarily of assorted news articles and various pamphlets. One item which the group collected were mock Vietnam prisoner bracelets, which have been removed and placed at the end of the collection.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Peace Groups, 1972-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 11: World Citizenship, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Diet and Nutrition, 1973-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Voluntary Services, 1973-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Alternatives Magazine, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Bicentennial, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Peace Platform, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Racism, 1971-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 18: OxFam/Hunger Relief, 1974-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 19: American Indian, 1974-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Farm Workers, 1973-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 21: United Farm Worker, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Coalition to Stop Funding the War, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 23: American friends Service Committee, 1967-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Peace and Religion, 1974-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Influence of Media, 1973-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Peace Conservation, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Student Peace Union, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Peace, Pledge and Resolution, 1973-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Peace Issues, 1975-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Planned Parenthood, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 31: International Human Rights, 1973-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Socialism, 1949-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Energy Concerns, 1972-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Peace thru Law, 1960-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 35: World Peace Brigade, 1962-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Social Developments, 1968-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Sane, 1973-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Promoting Enduring Peace, 1969-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Christopher News Notes, 1973-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Catholic Peace Fellowship, 1973-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 41: War Resistance League, 1963-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Americans Talk Peacemaking, 1968-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 43: New England Committee for Non-Violent Action/Polaris Action, 1960-1970Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Pacifism, Non-Violence and Civil Disobedience, 1961-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Violence, 1966-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Draft Lottery, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 4: R. Buckminster Fuller, 1964-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Gandhi, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Tax Resistance, 1973-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 7: National Interrelations Service Board for Conscience Objectors, 1974-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Central Committee for Conscience Objectors, 1973-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Draft Resistance, 1963-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Draft, 1964-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Cease Fire, 1972-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Vietnam Morale  (1 of 2), 1968-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Vietnam Morale (2 of 2), 1965-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Airwar Vietnam, 1970-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Ad Hoc Coalition for New Foreign Policy, 1970-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Bombings, Dikes and Dams, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Political Prisioners (South Vietnam), 1970-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Political Prisoners (Documentation), 1970-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Indochina, 1973-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 20: China, 1960-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 21: U.S. Foreign Policies, 1975-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Philippines, 1972-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Indochina Peace Campaign, 1973-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Medical Aid for Indochina, 1971-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Cambodia, 1970-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Africa, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Latin and South America, 1961-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Amnesty (1 of 3), 1973-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Amnesty (2 of 3), 1973-1976Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Amnesty (3 of 3), 1973-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 2: National Council for Universal and Unconditional Amnesty, 1974-1976Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Mock Vietnam Political Prisoner Bracelets, 1972Add to your cart.

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