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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

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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 3: Collected Printed Materials, 1949-1977Add to your cart.
This final series is made of up many printed materials, including journals, news letters, news papers and articles. Some of the materials collected are: Big Muddy Gazette, Amex-Canada, Catholic Worker, Peace Action and Vegetarian Voice. Many published books are also included in this collection. A few books from the series are: The Draft Law, Amnesty Hearings, Center for Vietnamese Studies, and Cairo Illinois: Racism at Floodtide.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 3: A.D., 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Akwesasne News, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Albania Report, 1972-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 6: American Report, 1973-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 7: American Report, (Supplements-Amnesty News), 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Amex-Canada #1, 1972-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Amex-Canada #2, 1972-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Big Muddy Gazette, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Carbondale Friendship Festival, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Care, World Report, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 14: The Catholic Worker, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Center for Vietnamese Studies and Programs at SIU, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Central Committee or the Conscientious Objectors, News Notes, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 17: The Christian Century, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Clergy and Laity Concerned Report, 1973-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Committee for Artistic and Intellectual Freedom in Iran, 1973-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Connexion, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Cross Talk, 1974-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 22: The Democratic Left, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Draft Information Series, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Fellowship 1, 1969-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Fellowship 2, 1972-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Focal Point 1, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Focal Point 2, 1974-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Futures Conditional, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Gramma, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Grass Roots, 1973-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 31: I.F. Stone's Weekly, 1961 and 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 32: The Internationalists, 1972-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 33: In the Public Interest, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 34: In the Tracks of the Dinosaur, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Liberation, 1964-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Liberty, 1975Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Max Gordon, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 2: New Perspectives, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Organization Mailings, 1974-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Peace Group Pamphlets, 1974-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Peace Action, 1976-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Fellowship of Reconciliation Northwest Pacifist, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Asian Action, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 8: The Peacemaker, 1949-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Plain Rapper, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Poverty Law Report, 1975-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Sadvipra, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Shop the Other America, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Sojourners, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Spark, 1973Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Theory and Practice of Civil Disobedience, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Vegetarian Voice, 1974-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 3: WIN Magazine, 1966-1973, 1982Add to your cart.

1966: June 11, September 15

1969: April 1, August

1970: November 15, December 15

1971: February 15, March 15, August, October 1, 15, November 1, December 15

1972: January, February 1, March, April 1, 15

1973: April 26

1982: May 1

Folder 4: Winter Soldier, 1974-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Women's Day, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 6: The World Citizen, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Workers World, 1973Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Item 1: World Peace, 1967Add to your cart.
Item 2: The New Exodus, 1970Add to your cart.
Item 3: Nonviolent Resistance, Men Against War, 1963Add to your cart.
Item 4: Face to Face with Your Draft Board, 1969Add to your cart.
Item 5: Roots of Jewish Nonviolence, no dateAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Amnesty Study Guide and Leader's Manual, 1974Add to your cart.
Item 7: The Draft Law, 1969Add to your cart.
Item 8: Amnesty Hearings, 1974Add to your cart.
Item 9: Controlling Conflicts in the 1970's, 1969Add to your cart.
Item 10: Controlling Conflicts in the 1970's, 1969Add to your cart.
Item 11: The Draft, 1970Add to your cart.
Item 12: Handbook for Conscientious Objectors, September, 9/1970Add to your cart.
Item 13: Handbook for Conscientious Objectors, 9/1970Add to your cart.
Item 14: Learning to Know and Use the Peaceful Atom in Our Daily Lives, 1960Add to your cart.
Item 15: Relief and Rehabilitation of War Victims in Indochin, 1974Add to your cart.
Item 16: Handbook for Conscientious Objectors, 3/1970Add to your cart.
Item 17: Handbook for Conscientious Objectors, 3/1970Add to your cart.
Item 18: Center for Vietnamese Studies, 1971Add to your cart.
Item 19: The Problem of the Anti-Ballistic Missile, 1967Add to your cart.
Item 20: The Path of Return continues the Journey, 1972Add to your cart.
Item 21: Hostages of War, Saigon's Political Prisoners, 1973Add to your cart.
Item 22: Cairo, Illinois: Racism at Floodtide, 1973Add to your cart.

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