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Collection Inventory

Series I. Administrative Files

Scope and Content Notes:

This series holds correspondence, minutes, lists of members and financial information. Minutes from meetings of the general membership and various committees are arranged in rough chronological order and indicate the planning processes behind group activities. Filed with the minutes are by-laws, drafts of statements, annual reports of the national organization, newsletters, articles, and other documents discussed in the meetings. A series of meetings from 1984 to 1988 with the Pittsburgh Coalition to Prevent Nuclear War is also represented in the minutes, in Folder 5 of Box 1. Recently added material can be found under the section "New Material Added."


Box 1
Folder 1-5 Minutes, 1971-2004, 2006
Folder 6-13 Correspondence, 1970-2003
Folder 14 Tax Exemption, By-laws, General Information, 1981-1991
Folder 15-16 Membership, Recruitment
Folder 17 Advisory Board Member Packet
Folder 18 Foundation Money for Grants

Section: New Material Added, 2009


Box 4
Folder 1-2 Physicians for Social Responsibility National Organization, 1960s, 1980s
Folder 3 Draft of Joint Statement by Physicians of Western Pennsylvania and the USSR regarding Nuclear Testing, 1986
Folder 4 Membership lists and information, 1987, 1990

Series II. Subject Files

Scope and Content Notes:

Most of the files in this series were kept for use in public education and outreach programs. They are drawn from diverse published sources and contain information about the dangers of nuclear war, groups and individuals allied with PSR, and the articulation of opposing viewpoints. Some material from IPPNW is found in this series, including reports of proceedings from annual conferences and articles about that group's reception of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985. The files of news clippings include letters to the editors of newspapers written by members of PSR Pittsburgh. See Box 2, Folder 26 for information about various organizations allied with PSR, including Educators for Social Responsibility, Faculty for Social Responsibility, and the Thomas Merton Center. Recently added material can be found under the section "New Material Added."


Box 1
Folder 19-20 Articles and Clippings

Box 2
Folder 1-3 Articles and Clippings
Folder 4 B-1 Bomber
Folder 5 Bibliographies, Brochures, Educational Materials
Folder 6 Caldicott, Dr. Helen
Folder 7 Children
Folder 8 Comprehensive Test Ban (CTB)
Folder 9 CTB Coordinating Committee
Folder 10 Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian-Military Contingency Hospitalization System (CMCHS)
Folder 11-13 International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW)
Folder 14 Iraq
Folder 15 Medical, Health Consequences of Nuclear War
Folder 16 Methodist Bishops
Folder 17 Nobel Peace Prize, 1985
Folder 18 Nuclear Attack Effects on Pittsburgh
Folder 19 Nuclear Winter
Folder 20 Peace Academy
Folder 21 Peace Links
Folder 22 Pittsburgh Coalition to Prevent Nuclear War
Folder 23 People Reaching Out for Peace (PRO Peace) March
Folder 24 Professionals' Coalition for Nuclear Arms Control
Folder 25 Related Organizations
Folder 26 Star Wars

Section: New Material Added, 2009


Box 4
Folder 5 Business Executives for Nuclear Arms Control, 1983
Folder 6 Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility, 1990
Folder 7 Educators for Social Responsibility, 1983
Folder 8 Faculty for Social Responsibility, 1988
Folder 9 Nurses Alliance for the Prevention of Nuclear War, 1985
Folder 10 20-20 Vision National Project, 1989

Series III. Outreach Activities

Scope and Content Notes:

PSR coordinated and participated in many events to draw public attention to the dangers of nuclear war and nuclear energy, and to encourage civic participation in political processes aimed towards nuclear disarmament. Such events included conferences and symposia, press conferences, petitions and grassroots campaigns, and visits of American and Soviet physicians. In collaboration with Pennsylvania Peace Links and Musicians against Nuclear Arms (MANA), PSR Pittsburgh organized "In Concert for Peace," a performance of classical music which was held on May 1, 1984. In that same year, the newly-formed Pittsburgh Coalition to Prevent Nuclear War organized the "Series on Survival," a series of symposia held at various locations throughout Pittsburgh. These two events in particular are amply documented in this series. Recently added material, mostly relating to the In Concert for Peace can be found under the section "New Material Added."


Box 2
Folder 27 Abolition 2000 Campaign
Folder 28 Billboard
Folder 29 City Council Hearing 3/30/82
Folder 30 Citizen's Forum on Nuclear Arms Control, October 16, 1984
Folder 31 Code Blue --Washington

Box 3
Folder 1 Concert for Humanity, April 17, 1983
Folder 2 Conference Brochures
Folder 3 Conference Planning
Folder 4 Event Notices
Folder 5 GSPH Symposium
Folder 6-10 In Concert for Peace, May 1, 1984
Folder 11 Lown, Dr. Bernard, Pittsburgh Visit
Folder 12 National Meetings
Folder 13 Pacem in Terris IV, Dec 2-4, 1975
Folder 14 Peace Garden of Riverfront Park
Folder 15 Petition to President and Congress, 1981
Folder 16 Petition, Reply from George Bush, 1983
Folder 17 Pittsburgh Pediatric Society Meeting
Folder 18 Presentation, Unspecified, Undated
Folder 19 Press Conference Planning
Folder 20 Press Conference: Ethics for Lunch
Folder 21 Press Contacts and Releases
Folder 22 New York Times Advertisement, March 2, 1980
Folder 23 Newspaper Advertisement: Vietnam and Kent State, 1970
Folder 24 Planning for Peace and Prosperity Conference, April 4-5, 1986
Folder 25 Public Relations Recommendations Report, 1986
Folder 26 Recruiting Materials
Folder 27 Roots, Fears and Realities of Nuclear War Symposium, May 21, 1988
Folder 28 Series on Survival - Meeting Rooms October-November 1984
Folder 29 Series on Survival - Miscellaneous October-November 1984
Folder 30 Series on Survival - Redlener, Dr. Irwin October-November 1984
Folder 31 Series on Survival - Rush, Molly October-November 1984
Folder 32 Series on Survival - Thomas, L. October-November 1984
Folder 33 Soviet Physicians' Visits
Folder 34 Specter, Senator Arlen: Letter and Response, 1986
Folder 35 Speeches, Talks
Folder 36 Slides
Folder 37 Various Outreach Materials

Section: New Material Added, 2009


Box 4
Folder 11 College outreach, 1986
Folder 12 Concert for Humanity, concerts in additional cities, 1983
Folder 13 The Day After, psychological impact of film, 1983
Folder 14 In Concert for Peace address cards of attendees, 1984
Folder 15 In Concert for Peace art committee, 1984
Folder 16 In Concert for Peace assorted task lists, 1984

Box 5
Folder 1 In Concert for Peace committee agendas and assignments, 1984
Folder 2 In Concert for Peace correspondence, 1983-1984
Folder 3 In Concert for Peace financial information, 1984
Folder 4 In Concert for Peace information for ticket sales, 1984
Folder 5 In Concert for Peace marketing, 1984
Folder 6 In Concert for Peace program, 1984
Folder 7 In Concert for Peace Shigeko Sasamori appearance, 1984
Folder 8 In Concert for Peace statement of purpose, 1984
Folder 9 In Concert for Peace stationery, 1984
Folder 10 In Concert for Peace ticket advertisement, 1984
Folder 11 Point Park College channel 21 interview of Bernard Lown, 1990
Folder 12 Point Park College outreach, 1984
Folder 13 Pot luck dinner in honor of Soviet physicians' visit, 1986
Folder 14 October series seminar planning, 1984