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Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Bureau of Archives and History
Pennsylvania State Archives


MG-435

AMERICAN PEACE TEST RECORDS

Series Descriptions




Administrative and Subject Files,
[ca. 1986-1989].
(1 carton, 1 box)

{series #435m.1} [Holdings]

Arranged by subject of documents in each folder. and within each folder documents are arranged chronologically.

Records that exclusively focus on the agenda and inner workings of the American Peace Test organization. Administrative files include agendas, budget proposals, as well as legal documents and staff reports. Also includes extensive membership directories for all branches of American Peace Test.

American Peace Test Video and Slides,
1989.
(1 box, 1 folder)

{series #435m.2} [Holdings]

Arranged chronologically by date produced.

Audiovisual materials produced to train new members of the organization, as well as slides that explain American Peace Test's policy on certain issues.

Correspondence,
1986-1989.
(15 folders)

{series #435m.3} [Holdings]

Arranged by original folder of letter, and thereunder chronologically by date of letter.

Letters to and from members of American Peace Test. Includes correspondence from similar organizations, government agencies, and individual action committees.

International Affairs File,
1984-1988.
(7 folders)

{series #435m.4} [Holdings]

Arranged by subject of each folder, and thereunder chronologically by date of content.

Newsclippings, correspondence, commentary, and various publicity materials regarding issues of international concern. Also includes documents on international actions, nuclear agendas of several countries, and endorsements from heads of state.

Minutes,
1989.
(2 folders)

{series #435m.5} [Holdings]

Arranged chronologically by date of meeting.

Minutes from meetings of the American Peace Test. Includes agenda, membership listings, and limited budget information.

Newsletters and Publicity Materials,
1986-1988.
(16 folders)

{series #435m.6} [Holdings]

Arranged chronologically by folder, although many of these materials are undated.

Materials issued by the American Peace Test to gain awareness for their cause. Includes training packets, brochures, newsletters, and other materials that highlight their mission.

Press Packets,
1987-1988.
(7 folders)

{series #435m.7} [Holdings]

Arranged chronologically by date packet was issued.

Packets issued for members of the press at actions of the American Peace Test. Informed press of crucial information regarding that particular action. Also included some publicity materials.

Records of Demonstrations,
1984-1988.
(24 folders)

{series #435m.8} [Holdings]

Arranged by the individual action, and thereunder chronologically.

Files on the demonstrations ("actions") that the American Peace Test supported. Each action has an individual folder that contains documents pertaining to involvement, planning, support, and budgetary matters.

Training Manuals,
1986.
(7 folders)

{series #435m.9} [Holdings]

Arranged by the subject of the training manual..

Training Manuals used by the American Peace Test to educate new members, as well as to teach all members about specific issues or actions. Manuals usually include position papers, step-by-step checklists, and background information.

Files on Support from Women's Groups,
1984-1988.
(4 folders)

{series #435m.10} [Holdings]

Arranged by the women's group, and thereunder chronologically.

Records documenting support from various women's group to the American Peace Test. Includes actions planned by women's groups, conferences, and organizations designed at targeting women involvement.

Information About Similar Organizations,
1983-1990.
(8 folders)

{series #435m.11} [Holdings]

Arranged by content of folder, and thereunder chronologically.

Contains articles, directories, and newsletters pertaining to organizations with goals similar to those of the American Peace Test. These files were obtained by various members of the American Peace Test in with the goal of introducing new ideas and debate.

Information of Government and the Military,
1980-1988.
(10 folders)

{series #435m.12} [Holdings]

Arranged by content of folder, and thereunder chronologically.

Documents issued by the government or documents regarding the government, its policies, or military involvement that were gathered by the American Peace Test. Includes information on weapons systems, disarmament, and detailed government spending reports.

Issue Files,
1982-1989.
(26 folders)

{series #435m.13} [Holdings]

Arranged by the individual issue, and thereunder chronologically.

Records of individual issues that were of importance to the American Peace Test. Folders focus on one issue and include articles, clippings, correspondence, organizations, and anything pertaining to that certain issue. Highlights include civil disobedience, European theater weapons, and Green Party involvement.

Miscellaneous Reference Materials,
1980-1988.
(10 folders)

{series #435m.14} [Holdings]

Arranged chronologically by date of publication.

Materials such as books, articles, and manuals that the American Peace Test referenced to educate themselves and others on important issues. These materials include chapter books, conference minutes, and manuals from singular organizations.

Nevada Test Site Files,
1985-1988.
(7 folders)

{series #435m.15} [Holdings]

Arranged by the individual issue, and thereunder chronologically.

Records pertaining to the American Peace Test's involvement at the Nevada Test Site. Includes narratives of action, government statements involving the site, and administrative files of tests.

Newsclippings,
1982-1990.
(26 folders, 2 boxes)

{series #435m.16} [Holdings]

Arranged by the subject of the clipping, and thereunder chronologically.

Newsclippings from various newspapers or private publications. Clippings generally reflect the interests of the American Peace Test and are grouped by issue or even. Complete newspapers are grouped together according to the title of the publication.

United Mine Workers File,
1986-1989.
(4 folders)

{series #427m.17} [Holdings]

Arranged by content of folder and thereunder chronologically.

Records of the United Mine Workers and their involvement with the American Peace Test. Includes administrative files, training manuals, and newsclippings.


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