Red River Valley Peace Workers Records, 1981-1992
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Brief Description:

The Red River Valley Peace Workers Records consist of newsletters and a series of scrapbooks dating from 1982-1989 which contain newspaper clippings, correspondence, programs of events, and photographs. The newsletter "Red River Valley Peace Workers" began with the February/March 1983 issue. Initially it was a bimonthly publication, then a monthly, a bimonthly again, and by the late 1980s was published sporadically. The June 1989 issue contained a plea for donations. The next issue was merely a leaflet. The "NDPC North Dakota Peace Coalition" was a quarterly newsletter published by the Red River Valley Peace Workers and the Fargo-Moorhead Peace Workers, two of the sixteen members of the NDPC. It was first published in April 1985. The records contain issues through July 1988.

Newspaper clippings in the scrapbooks date from April 19, 1982 to December 30, 1989 and are primarily from the Grand Forks Herald and the Dakota Student. They describe activities and opinions of the organization and issues of concern. The correspondence is primarily letters written by Rev. Walter Scott to local, state and national politicians. Programs of events indicate the organization's planned activities, such as conferences, 4th of July picnics, speakers for meetings, fundraisers, etc. The scrapbooks also contain numerous color photographs of group members at Peace Workers-sponsored events and meetings. The majority of the photographs are not identified.

The first addition to the Red River Valley Peace Workers Records consists of a scrapbook containing bulletins and newspaper clippings related to work the Red River Valley Peace Workers did from 1990-1992. The second addition contains a poster entitled "Peace Garden?: A Citizen's Action Guide to the Missile Silos of North Dakota." The poster was sponsored by the North Dakota Peace Coalition, and published by Nukewatch of Madison, Wisconsin. The poster has a copyright date of 1986.

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Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections
Chester Fritz Library
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Grand Forks, ND 58202 9000
Phone: 701-777-4625
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Record Series Number: OGLMC/1202
Created by: Red River Valley Peace Workers (1982-), Nukewatch
Volume: 1.25 Linear Feet
Acquired: 02/16/1990. Additional material was received from Ginny Miller on March 6, 1992 (Acc. #92-1813) and Betty Gard, UND Chester Fritz Library, on March 16, 1992 (Acc. #2001-2507)
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Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Subject Index
Cold War
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Dr. Rachel Scott, UND College of Nursing  Donation; Acc.#90-1690
Related Publications:


Missile silos of North Dakota: Grand Forks. Madison, WI: Nukewatch 1986.

PreferredCitation: (Description of Item). Red River Valley Peace Workers Records.  OGLMC 1202, Box #, Folder #.  Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota.
Finding Aid Revisions: Finding aid migrated to Archon in November 2013.