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Abstract In 1969 supporters of the peace movement gathered to discuss Detroit participation in a national convention of the New Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam (New Mobe). The result of this gathering was the formation of the Detroit Coalition to End the War Now! (DCEWN). This group became one of the most influential anti-war organizations both in Detroit and nationwide. The Coalition was highly visible by means of demonstrations, teach-ins, press coverage, leaflets and mailings. It...
Dates: 1970 - 1973
Collection — Box: WSU Small Processed Collections: Box 4, Folder: 3
Abstract Eleanor Wolf, a professor of sociology and anthropology at Wayne State University, joined the Wayne faculty in 1945. She received her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D degrees from Wayne. The Eleanor Wolf papers consist of clippings, flyers, and pamphlets collected by Dr. Wolf concerning student peace movements in Detroit, mostly at Wayne University, from 1936 to 1939.
Dates: 1936 - 1939
Abstract James Lafferty was a Detroit lawyer who became one of the nation's most prominent draft attorneys and a staunch supporter of civil rights. He was active in the movement to end U.S. intervention in Vietnam, Central America/the Carribbean, and the Persian Gulf. He also founded the Oakland County branch of the American Civil Liberties Union. His papers reflect his involvement in the Detroit Coalition to End the War Now! and the National Peace Action Coalition during the Vietnam era; his work with...
Dates: 1969 - 1991
Abstract In 1978 Patricia Painter interviewed peace activist Meta Riseman. Collection consists of interview recordings and transcript. Riseman discusses her activities with the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.
Abstract Ruthven (Rudy) Simons is an activist for human rights. He was a vice president of the Cranbrook Peace Foundation, a board member of the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights, a founder of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Wayne State University, and a member of delegations to Iraq, Iran, Haiti, China, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Israel, and Palestine. As a result of his passion for human rights, he was a recipient of the Center Peacemaker Award from the Center for Peace and Conflict...
Dates: 1963 - 2012; Majority of material found within 1975 - 1999; 1967 - 2016
Overview The collection contains pamphlets, booklets, periodicals, and monographs related to a wide variety of liberal causes from the 1920s to the late 1960s. The majority of items concern issues in the United States or that directly deal with American involvement. Most of the records date back to the 1960s and involve topics related to the American anti-war movement or socialism.
Dates: 1920 - 1969
Abstract The Wayne State Center for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS) was formed in 1965 as the Center for Teaching About War and Peace, until 1987 when it was changed to its current moniker. The files mainly reflect the center's activities from 1960 to 2003.
Overview The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to ending war and bringing about world peace. Formed in 1919 along with the Michigan branch, Detroit's WILPF branch has been active in pushing for peace and equality throughout the region and nationally. These actions reflected in the collection include lobbying politicians (notably Michigan governors, Representative John Dingell, and Detroit mayor Coleman Young), writing...
Dates: 1910 - 2009; Majority of material found within 1960 - 2003
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 4
- Anti-apartheid movements 2
- Antinuclear movement 2
- Civil rights 2
- Detroit (Mich.) 2
- Labor 2
- Nuclear energy 2
- Africa 1
- Anti-racism 1
- Arab-Israeli conflict--1993--Peace 1
- Human rights 1
- International Education 1
- Iraq War, 2003-2011 1
- Israel 1
- Operation Desert Shield, 1990-1991 1
- Oral histories 1
- Persian Gulf War, 1991 1
- Poverty 1
- Socialism 1
- Sound recordings 1
- Terrorism 1
- Transcripts 1
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements--United States 1
- Women's rights 1 ∧ view less
- Detroit Coalition to End the War Now! 2
- National Peace Action Coalition (U.S.) 2
- Wayne State University 2
- Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Detroit Branch 2
- Michigan Interfaith Committee on Central American Human Rights 1
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