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Descriptive inventory for the Coalition for New Priorities records, 1958-1999, bulk 1988-1996

Coalition for New Priorities records

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Descriptive inventory for the Coalition for New Priorities records, 1958-1999, bulk 1988-1996

Prepared by Robert Blythe, 2017.
  
Please address questions to:
Chicago History Museum, Research Center
1601 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614-6038
Web-site: http://libguides.chicagohistory.org/research
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E-mail: research@chicagohistory.org
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Coalition for New Priorities records, 1958-1999 (inclusive), 1988-1996 (bulk)
Creators: Coalition for New Priorities
Bild, Bernice
Mayer, Nancy
Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign>
SANE/FREEZE (Organization)>
Chicago Peace Conversion Commission
Dates: 1958-1999 (inclusive), 1988-1996 (bulk)
Accession number: 2010.0048
Bib number: 00143720
Call numbers: MSS Lot C
MSS Oversize C
0MM.325
2010.48 PCLF
Size:16 linear feet (39 boxes)
1 oversize folder
29 videocassette tapes
1 audiocassette tape
Language of material:Collection is written in English, and Spanish.

Provenance statement:

Gift of the Committee for New Priorities (accession # 2010.0048).

Terms governing use:

Copyright may be retained by the creators of items, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law, unless otherwise noted.

Restriction(s):

This collection is open for research use. Advance appointment is required to view color photographs, videotapes, and audiotapes.

For listening and viewing purposes, it is necessary to use a copy, not the original (and to have a listening or viewing copy made if one is not available).

Please cite this collection as:

Coalition for New Priorities records (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and series/box number of a specific item.

Collection Summary +/-

Correspondence, research files, newsletters, meeting agendas and minutes, questionnaires, reports, mailing lists, flyers, pamphlets, clippings, and other records of the Coalition for New Priorities (CNP), also known as the Committee for New Priorities. Includes files belonging to Nancy Mayer and Berenice Bild and limited materials from two antinuclear groups active in Chicago, 1959-1961.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

The Coalition for New Priorities (CNP) was an outgrowth of the Illinois Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy/Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign, an organization created in the early 1980s. In 1989, the SANE/Freeze group formed the CNP, under the leadership of Bernice Bild. The CNP's mission was securing significant reductions in the federal government's military budget. The Coalition for New Priorities later became known as the Committee for New Priorities. Records from the SANE/Freeze group; the Peace Conversion Commission, an official Chicago city agency created in 1992 to convert nuclear weapons facilities to peacetime use; and two antinuclear groups active in Chicago 1959-1961 are included in the collection.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
Antinuclear movement--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Antinuclear movment--United States--20th century
Community organization--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Nuclear disarmament--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Nuclear disarmament--United States--20th century
Peace movements--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Peace movements--United States--20th century
Political participation--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Persons:
Bild, Bernice
Mayer, Nancy
Organizations:
Chicago Area Committee for a SANE Nuclear Policy
Chicago Peace Conversion Commission
Coalition for New Priorities--Archives
Hyde Park Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy
Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign
SANE/Freeze (Organization)
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Minutes
Newsletters
Reports
Research
Geographic:
Chicago (Ill.)--Politics and government--20th century
Chicago (Ill.)--Social conditions--20th century

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged in four series.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. SANE/Freeze campaign papers, 1976-1995 (box 1-13, 33-35, 37-39, OSFF 1, PCLF 1)
Series 2. Coalition for New Priorities, 1980-1999 (box 14-24, 30-32)
Series 3. Chicago Peace Conversion Commission, 1983-1993 (box 24-30)
Series 4. Chicago and Hyde Park Committees for a Sane Nuclear Policy, 1958*1961 (box 36)

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Robert Blythe using Oxygen XML editor, 2017; edited by Julie Wroblewski, 2017.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Processing Note:Volunteer Anne Nguyen began the processing of this collection in April 2011; processing was completed by volunteer Robert Blythe in August 2017.
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