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Series I. First Deposit (1982), 1971-1982

Scope and Content Notes:

This series holds administrative files from the organization of the center and subject files from the first ten years of its existence. The subject files are arranged mostly alphabetical by box and cover a wide range of topics. Much of the information here deals with Vietnam/Indochina, Jimmy Carter, world hunger, and opposition to the B-1 bomber. Extensive material pertaining to the International Year of the Woman (IYW) in 1977 is also found here.

The two microfilm reels were also filmed in 1982. They contain chronologically arranged bulletins, election ballots, leaflets, announcements, and invitations to various activities, as well as several publications, including:

  • The New People (monthly), v. 1, no. 1 - v. 11, no. 6 (February 1972 - June 1982)
  • Update (an occasional mid-month bulletin), March 1973 - January 1975
  • CEASE (Catholics for an End to Asian Slaughter and Exploitation - irregularly published), April 1972, December 1972, December 1973
  • Seven Days of Light (by the Sisters' Council, Diocese of Pittsburgh and the Thomas Merton Center - annual), December 1972, December 1973
  • The Voice (Committee on Women, Diocese of Pittsburgh), v. 2, no. 1-4 (October, December 1977, February, October 1978); v. 3, no. 1-3 (March, October, November 1979); v. 4, no. 1-2 (April, June 1980)
  • Ballot, Annual Election of Board of Directors, April 1975 - April 1982


Microfilm-cabinet 3
Drawer 3
Reel 1 Microfilm (847 frames), February 1972-May 1980
Reel 2 Microfilm (233 frames), June 1980-June 1982

Box 1
Folder 1 Advisory Board, 1974
Folder 2 Appeal Letter Addresses, April 1976
Folder 3 Board of Directors, The Thomas Merton Center, 1977
Folder 4 Board Members Nomination, 1977
Folder 5 Board Minutes Other Material, 1972-1976
Folder 6 By-Laws
Folder 7 Christmas, C.I.C.--Simple Christmas Gift Certificates, 1972-1979
Folder 8 Center Activities, 1973-1977
Folder 9 Call to Action, 1976
Folder 10 Chris Carroll, 1978
Folder 11-12 TMC Brochure, 1977-1979
Folder 13 Calendar, 1977-1981
Folder 14 CCD Social Justice Course, 1977
Folder 15 Clergy Caucus, 1972
Folder 16 Christmas, 1977-1979
Folder 17-26 Correspondence, 1974-1980
Folder 27 Events, Merton Center, 1978-1980
Folder 28-32 Flea Market, 1978-1980
Folder 33-35 Giving Tree, 1977-1979
Folder 36 Lenten Sermons, Sent Out February 1972
Folder 37 Letters of Recommendation for Proposals, 1972
Folder 38 Mail-Incoming, 1972
Folder 39 Merton Planning Committee, 1979
Folder 40 Merton 7th Birthday Celebration, 1979
Folder 41 Merton Center, June Witness, White House, 1981
Folder 42 News Releases--Conferences, 1979
Folder 43 News Releases from Merton Center, 1978
Folder 44 Pittsburgh Legal Services--Clinic for Youth Proposals, 1977
Folder 45-46 Positive Strokes for Center, 1977
Folder 47 TMC Publications, 1977
Folder 48 Raskob Foundation, 1973-1974
Folder 49 Retreat, April 9-11, 1976
Folder 50 Warrendale Retreat, October 1977
Folder 51 Retreat, October 1976
Folder 52 Betty Carroll Retreat, April 11-13, 1975

Box 2
Folder 1 Africa, 1974-1977
Folder 2 Alert, 1973-1974
Folder 3 Alliance to End Repression, 1972-1975
Folder 4 Alternatives, 1972-1975
Folder 5 Amnesty Week, 1976
Folder 6 Amnesty, TMC Papers, 1972-1973
Folder 7 Amnesty, 1973
Folder 8 Amnesty Homilies, 1971-1976
Folder 9 Angola, 1975-1976
Folder 10 Anti-Semitism, 1971-1973
Folder 11 Apartheid, 1970
Folder 12 Appalachia, 1971-1976
Folder 13 Arms Control Seminar, 1976
Folder 14 Arms Limitation, 1976
Folder 15 Bail, 1974-1976
Folder 16 Bangladesh, 1971
Folder 17 Bicentennial, 1976
Folder 18 Bishops on War, 1973
Folder 19 Blacks--Legal Cases, 1977-1979
Folder 20 Blacks--Political Gains, 1977-1979
Folder 21 Black Studies, 1977-1979
Folder 22 Brashear High School, 1976
Folder 23 James Carroll Retreat, May 12-14, 1972
Folder 24 Warrendale Retreat, October 3-5, 1975
Folder 25 Sermons, 1975-1977
Folder 26 Speakers, 1976-1978
Folder 27 South Side Survey, 1974
Folder 28 Staff Applications/Misc. Staff Info, undated
Folder 29-30 Staff Meetings, 1977-1979
Folder 31 Steering Committee Job Applications, 1977
Folder 32 TMC Evaluation (Georgina Scarping), 1973
Folder 33 TAG Day for Hunger, April 21, 1977
Folder 34 Urban Plunge, 1978
Folder 35 Urban Plunge from Notre Dame, January 1972
Folder 36 Inflation: A Moral Issue, April 7, 1979
Folder 37 Elder-ado S.S. Program for Shut-ins, 1979
Folder 38 Committee on Women, 1975-1979
Folder 39 Pittsburgh Power Structure, 1974-1977
Folder 40 Catholic Interracial Council, 1973
Folder 41 RRC, 1976
Folder 42 PAJE-Pa. Alliance on Jobs Energy, 1974
Folder 43 Tag Days--TMC Events, 1973-1974
Folder 44 Women's Retreat, October 1976
Folder 45 Signers of 10 Recommendations, 1974
Folder 46 Correspondence (CW), 1974-1976
Folder 47 Africa Rhodesia, 1974-1976

Box 3
Folder 1 Brazil/Argentina, 1970-1976
Folder 2 Brazil, Dom Helder, 1976
Folder 3 Buddhist Religious Writings, undated
Folder 4 Budget of the U.S., 1975
Folder 5 Call to Action, 1975-1977
Folder 6 Campaign Financing Reform, 1974
Folder 7 Carter Cabinet, 1976
Folder 8 Catholic Church Renewal, 1977
Folder 9 News Releases from C.I.C. Statements, 1975-1977
Folder 10 Catholic Schools/Teachers, 1973-1975
Folder 11 Catholics for an End to Asian Slaughter and Exploitation (CEASE) - Newsletter, 1972-1974
Folder 12 Chile, 1973-1978
Folder 13 Chiquita Boycott, 1979
Folder 14 China, 1974-1978
Folder 15 Christmas, 1972
Folder 16 Christianity Socialism, 1976
Folder 17 Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), 1972-1976
Folder 18 Citizens for Nursing Home Reform, 1973-1976
Folder 19 Civil Rights, 1974
Folder 20 Clinch River Breeder Reactor, undated
Folder 21 Coalition for Integrated Schools, 1975-1978
Folder 22 Congress War, 1974-1979
Folder 23 Congressional Voting Records, 1972-1974
Folder 24 Conscientious Objection, 1972-1975
Folder 25 Consumer Issues, 1973-1978
Folder 26 Continuing Education Series, 1974
Folder 27 Corporations: Global Multi-Nationals, 1976
Folder 28 Corporations Morality, 1974
Folder 29 Counter Recruitment, 1972-1976
Folder 30 Corpus Christi Submarine, 1973-1976
Folder 31 Criminal Code Reform Act, 1975-1977
Folder 32 Criminal Justice, 1973-1975
Folder 33 Cuba, 1972-1973
Folder 34 Michael Cullen, 1974
Folder 35 Desegregation, 1979-1980
Folder 36 Detente, 1975
Folder 37 D.C. Home Rule, 1973-1975
Folder 38 Divorce, 1976
Folder 39 Dominican Republic, 1976-1980
Folder 40 Economic Information, 1974-1978
Folder 41 Ecumenical Witness, 1977
Folder 42 Education, 1969-1973
Folder 43 Elder Citizens, 1973
Folder 44 Daniel Ellsberg the Pentagon Papers, 1974-1975
Folder 45 Energy Crisis, 1976

Box 4
Folder 1 Environment, 1974-1976
Folder 2 Equal Rights Amendment, 1972-1976
Folder 3 Europe/Socialism, 1977
Folder 4 Fair Housing, USA, 1972-1976
Folder 5 Farah, undated
Folder 6 Free Ministry, 1976
Folder 7 Eugene Gottesman, 1973-1974
Folder 8 Fonda, Jane, 1975
Folder 9 Foreign Policy Forum, 1976
Folder 10 Dick Gregory's Bicentennial Run, 1976
Folder 11 Gulf Oil Corp. Demo, 1973-1980
Folder 12 Habitat, 1972-1976
Folder 13 H.B. 50, Materials from Meetings, 1975
Folder 14 H.B. 50, Full Employment, 1975
Folder 15-16 Harrisburg Defense Committee, 1974
Folder 17 House Bills, Pennsylvania, 1973-1975
Folder 18 Health MCHR, 1974
Folder 19 Holy Year, 1975
Folder 20 Honeywell Materials, 1976
Folder 21 Hospitals, 1974-1976
Folder 22 Housing, 1975
Folder 23 Human Development, 1977-1979
Folder 24 Human Love in Action, 1974-1976
Folder 25 Immigration, 1975-1977
Folder 26 Impeachment, 1975
Folder 27 Indians, 1973-1976
Folder 28 Issues Today, 1976
Folder 29 Ivan Illich, 1975-1977
Folder 30 July 4 Demo, 1976
Folder 31 Juvenile Detention Home, 1974
Folder 32 Kissinger, Henry, 1971-1974
Folder 33 Latin America, 1972-1973
Folder 34 Legislation, 1976
Folder 35 Joanne Little, 1977
Folder 36 Mail Outgoing--C.I.C., 1974-1979
Folder 37 Mail Outgoing--Meals on Wheels, 1974-1979
Folder 38 McGovern-Shriver, 1971-1972
Folder 39 Medical Committee for Human Rights, 1973-1976
Folder 40 Military Chaplains, 1974-1977
Folder 41 Ministers, 1974
Folder 42 Ministries to Military Personnel, 1974-1976
Folder 43 George Mische, 1976
Folder 44 Monthly Mission Donations, 1975
Folder 45 Mozambique, 1973-1979

Box 5
Folder 1 Gary Myers
Folder 2 National Association of Laity
Folder 3 National Association of Laity, Peace Project Committee
Folder 4 New Economic Order
Folder 5 New Yorker Editorials
Folder 6 Richard Nixon
Folder 7 Nixon, Catholic Ethnics
Folder 8 NOW
Folder 9 Nuclear Power
Folder 10 Nuclear Reactors
Folder 11 Nyden, Paul, Committee to Defind
Folder 12 Tom O'Brien
Folder 13 Overview (Catholic publication)
Folder 14 Pacifism
Folder 15 Panama Canal Treaty
Folder 16 Paris Peace Talks
Folder 17 Catholic Committee on Urban Ministry (CCUM), Pastoral Workshop on Appalachia
Folder 18 Patient's Rights
Folder 19 Peace Agreement
Folder 20 Peace Symbol
Folder 21 Philippines
Folder 22 Pittsburgh Committee for Human Rights
Folder 23 Pittsburgh Pilgrimage Planning Committee
Folder 24 Pittsburgh School Desegregation Project
Folder 25 Police
Folder 26 Pope John Paul II, Karol Wojtyla
Folder 27 Poverty in America
Folder 28 Prisoners Strike for Peace
Folder 29 Puerto Rico
Folder 30 Revenue Sharing
Folder 31 Right to Work Laws
Folder 32-33 Rockwell Lawsuit
Folder 34 S-1
Folder 35 Sacred Design
Folder 36 School Districts, Pgh. City Schools
Folder 37 Selling of the Pentagon Papers
Folder 38 Share
Folder 39 Social concerns
Folder 40 Soviet Jewry Issues
Folder 41 Spain

Box 6
Folder 1 J.P. Stevens Boycott
Folder 2 Strip Mining
Folder 3 Sun Day
Folder 4 Team Ministry
Folder 5 Third World
Folder 6 Tuition Relief Legislation
Folder 7 Uganda
Folder 8 Unemployment
Folder 9-10 United Farm Workers
Folder 11 Urban Pastoral
Folder 12 Vatican--Justice in the World
Folder 13 Voluntary Job Preservation Community Stabilization
Folder 14 Voting Records: Legislators
Folder 15 War Resistance
Folder 16 Watergate
Folder 17 WDUQ (Radio station) Communications Advisory Council
Folder 18 Welfare
Folder 19 Welfare Reform, the Carter Proposals
Folder 20 Welfare Rights Coalition
Folder 21 Western Pa. Coalition for Children's Survival
Folder 22 Western 23 for PHRC 17
Folder 23 White House Prayer Group
Folder 24 Wilmington 10
Folder 25 Witness Against Execution
Folder 26 Wounded Knee
Folder 27 WYEP (Radio station)
Folder 28 Zimbawe Eight
Folder 29 Zimbabwe Students/CMU
Folder 30 Zionism

Box 7
Folder 1 American Freedom from Hunger Foundation (AFFHF)
Folder 2 Africa - Famine
Folder 3 America Friends Service Committee-Hunger (AFSC)
Folder 4-5 Agribusiness
Folder 6 Allegheny County
Folder 7 Alternate Diets
Folder 8 Asia
Folder 9 Audio-Visual on Hunger (in Pittsburgh)
Folder 10 Baptists
Folder 11 Beef Production Consumption
Folder 12 Bibliography
Folder 13 Bread for the World
Folder 14 Canadian Press Coverage
Folder 15 Care
Folder 16 Catholic Church - World Hunger
Folder 17 Climate - World Hunger
Folder 18 Community Nutrition Institute
Folder 19 Cooperatives
Folder 20 Christian Relief Overseas Project (CROP)
Folder 21 Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Folder 22 Environment
Folder 23 FAO
Folder 24 Famine
Folder 25 Fasting
Folder 26 Fertilizer Energy
Folder 27 Food--Consumer
Folder 28-31 Food Day, 1975-1977
Folder 32 Food Education
Folder 33 Food for Peace
Folder 34 Food--Justice
Folder 35 Food Policy
Folder 36 Food Project
Folder 37 Food Stamps Hunger in America
Folder 38 Forecasts, 1975-1976
Folder 39 Foreign Aid
Folder 40 General Information--Food Shortage
Folder 41 Global Village
Folder 42 Grain Reserves/Trade
Folder 43 Growth--Development
Folder 44-45 Hunger Action Coalition
Folder 46 Increased Yields of Crops
Folder 47 Inflation
Folder 48 Institution of Social Relations, Newark Diocese
Folder 49 Interreligious Task Force
Folder 50 Land Use
Folder 51 Latin America
Folder 52 Lifeboat Ethics
Folder 53 Lifestyles
Folder 54 Local National Organizations
Folder 55 Meatless Meals
Folder 56 Molly's "Stuff"
Folder 57 National Council of Churches (Christian Associates)
Folder 58 National Catholic Rural Life Conference (NCRLC)
Folder 59 Nutrition Info
Folder 60 Operation Rice Bowl
Folder 61 PAN--World Food Conference Newsletter (WF)
Folder 62 Pests: Food Storage
Folder 63 Practical Suggestions
Folder 64 Project Bread
Folder 65 Proper Diet
Folder 66 Simple Lifestyles
Folder 67 UNICEF
Folder 68 U.S. Catholic Conference (USCC)

Box 8
Folder 1 U.S. Government
Folder 2 World Hunger Action Coalition (WHAC)
Folder 3 World Food Conference
Folder 4 U.S. Food Policies
Folder 5 Macro Series
Folder 6 Population (Articles)
Folder 7 World Food
Folder 8-9 World Hunger Week, 1974-1977
Folder 10 World Hunger Awareness Week, 1975
Folder 11 Hunger Slide Show, 1977
Folder 12 Hunger Info, 1976
Folder 13 Bread for the World
Folder 14 Hunger--Prayer--Liturgy
Folder 15 Molly Rush--Draft of Slide Show
Folder 16 Molly's Slide Show--Clippings
Folder 17-18 Misc Clippings, Pamphlets, Papers

Box 9
Folder 1 Stop B-1 Efforts of Other Cities
Folder 2 Slide Show
Folder 3 Tax Day B-1
Folder 4 Packet
Folder 5 Air Force
Folder 6 B-1 Bomber News, Fall 1976
Folder 7 Pittsburgh Efforts
Folder 8 Editorials and Statements by People
Folder 9 City Council Resolution
Folder 10 Congress and the B-1
Folder 11 B-1 and Environment
Folder 12 Defense Budget
Folder 13 Hearing
Folder 14 Arms Sales
Folder 15 Conferences on B-1 and Military Budget
Folder 16-18 Continental Walk for Disarmament
Folder 19 Editorials/Letters
Folder 20 Pitt Paper
Folder 21 February 12
Folder 22 Rockwell
Folder 23 Endorsements of B-1
Folder 24 Jefferson City
Folder 25-26 Opposition to B-1 Bomber, January 1976 - June 1976
Folder 27 Letters from Congress
Folder 28 Minutes of B-1 Meeting
Folder 29 B-1 Letters of Endorsements
Folder 30 Related Issues--Trident
Folder 31 May 12-13, Rockwell Action
Folder 32 Special Reports on B-1

Box 10
Folder 1 Peace Conversion--Jobs Employment
Folder 2 Stop B-1 Campaign--Philadelphia
Folder 3 Pittsburgh B-1 Task Force
Folder 4-7 Brochure, Merton Center
Folder 8 Rockwell
Folder 9 Hearing--Rockwell Sit-in, May 28, 1976
Folder 10 Rockwell Injunction Hearing, 1977
Folder 11 B-1 as Crime under International Law
Folder 12 Nuremburg Principals
Folder 13 Mary Kaufman
Folder 14 Public Nuisance
Folder 15 Injunctive Relief
Folder 16 Press Releases -- Conference June 15, 1977
Folder 17-18 Conditions at Time of Sit-In
Folder 19 Stop B-1 Bomber
Folder 20 Brief Drafts
Folder 21-22 Correspondence
Folder 23 Rockwell and Corporations
Folder 24 Stop the B-1 Bomber: Congressional Records, Pamphlets
Folder 25 Outline: Brief for Injunction Hearing

Box 11
Folder 1-16 Indochina Peace Project (IPC)
Folder 17 International Committee to Free South Vietnam Political Prisoners
Folder 18 Indochina Week of Concern, 1974
Folder 19 Political Prisoners
Folder 20 Medical Aid for Indochina
Folder 21 Moratorium - May 4
Folder 22 Vietnam
Folder 23 Indochina Mobile Educational Unit
Folder 24 Vietnam War
Folder 25 Dikes and Dams - Documentation of American Bombing
Folder 26 Vietnam and Repression
Folder 27 Cambodia
Folder 28 War Crimes
Folder 29 Vietnam Veterans Against the War
Folder 30 Post Indochina Commentaries
Folder 31 Tiger Cage
Folder 32 Tobin, S. Mary Luke
Folder 33 Misc Newsclippings and Reports
Folder 34 Indochina

Box 12
Folder 1-7 Rush, Molly: Papers and Collected Publications
Folder 8 Catholic Committee on Urban Ministry / Economic Justice
Folder 9 Wounded Knee
Folder 10-11 National Organization of Women (NOW) / International Women's Year
Folder 12 Vietnam War
Folder 13 Coalition to Stop Funding the War
Folder 14 Assembly to Save the Peace Agreement (Washington, D.C.)
Folder 15 American Friends Service Committee
Folder 16 Campaign for a Democratic Policy
Folder 17 Indochina Solidarity Committee (ISC)