Summary Information
Title: Thomas Merton Center Records
Collection Number: AIS.1982.19
Creator: Thomas Merton Center (Pittsburgh, Pa.).

Collection Dates: 1962-2009
Extent: 88.83 linear feet (65 boxes and 2 reels of microfilm)

Language: English

Abstract:
The Thomas Merton Center (TMC) of Pittsburgh is an affiliate of the International Thomas Merton Society. Growing out of Catholics in opposition to the Vietnam War, the TMC has since broadened its vision to encompass issues including nuclear weapons, South African apartheid, Central American counterinsurgencies, and crises in the Middle East. The material in this collection includes publications, subject files, pamphlets, correspondence, newsletters, and articles that reflect this wide array of activities.
Publisher:

ULS Archives Service Center
University of Pittsburgh Library System
7500 Thomas Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA, 15260
412-648-3232
archives-ref@mail.pitt.edu
Date Published:

1982
Author:

Finding aid prepared by Archives Service Center staff, Ian Hartman, Charles Stanford and Samantha Keenan. Revisions occurred to the finding aid as a part of the encoding process in January 2006.
Revision Description:
May 2011:
Finding aid was updated when material from the fifth deposit was processed.

History

In 1972, in part to protest the Catholic Church's silence during the Vietnam War, the Thomas Merton Center (TMC) of Pittsburgh was established, affiliating itself with the International Thomas Merton Society. In these early years, the TMC, named after a trappist monk and peace advocate, not only voiced opposition to the Vietnam War, but was also active locally in many other issues. Primary among these was the desire to fight racism and end poverty. To this end, the TMC helped establish the Jubilee Soup Kitchen, the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, and the Pittsburgh Chapter of Amnesty International.

During the following decade, the TMC increasingly worked toward raising awareness of the Nuclear Arms build-up and wars in Central America. Throughout the 1980s, the TMC protested corporations such as Rockwell, Westinghouse, and IBM (among others) for their relationship with the Department of Defense. The culmination of these efforts resulted in the River City Campaign, launched with the goal of abolishing nuclear weapons. This campaign took aim at increased defense spending as the TMC along with community activists held protests, teach-ins, and conducted acts of civil disobedience. In the midst of these activities, the TMC was also vocal in their opposition to American involvement in Central American political affairs and domestic insurgencies. In their Sister City Campaign, the TMC organized a Witness for Peace Program that linked Pittsburgh and San Isidro, Nicaragua.

In the 1990s, the TMC was active in protesting the first Gulf War and later the "Contract With America" legislation of 1994 and 1995. Also during this time, the Tri-State Conference on Steel and the Citizens Budget Campaigns worked in conjunction with the TMC to fight the loss of well-paid industrial jobs in the Pittsburgh region. In the 2000s, the TMC worked to abolish nuclear weapons, protested the War in Afghanistan and the Iraq War and advocated for economic justice in the region.

The Merton Center continues to publish its monthly newspaper The New People, a publication dedicated to addressing issues of war, poverty, racism and oppression around the world. The TMC remains active in pursuing issues that they deem central to peace and social justice, acting as a resource for other like-minded organizations throughout the region.


Collection Scope and Content Notes

This collection consists of over 88 linear feet of material spanning from before the inception of the Thomas Merton Center in 1972 up to 2009. Materials in this collection are both regional and international in scope. Publications, subject files, pamphlets, correspondence, newsletters, and articles document the center's involvement and interest in political, social, and economic issues, such as women's rights, global poverty and inequality, and peaceful conflict resolution. Numerous other associations are represented in the records, including religious groups and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The microfilm contains TMC and additional publications such as The New People, Update, Cease, and The Voice.

The records have been organized into series, reflecting periodic additions to the collection. More detailed scope and content notes are found at each series level. Series I, III, IV and V have large components of subject files, organized more or less alphabetically. Many subjects and activities are represented across multiple files and series. Researchers should search the collection widely for topics of interest.


Arrangement

The collection is arranged into the following five series:

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

Series II. Second Deposit (1993), 1971-1993

Series III. Third Deposit (2000), 1977-2000

Series IV. Fourth Deposit (2004), 1983-2004

Series V. Fifth Deposit (2009), 1962-2009


Subject Terms

Topics
  • Apartheid
  • Capital punishment
  • Civil rights
  • Competition, Unfair
  • Counterinsurgency -- Central America
  • Employee rights
  • Equal rights amendments
  • Feminism
  • Gay rights
  • Giving, Charitable
  • Hunger
  • International Women's Year, 1975
  • Nuclear disarmament
  • Price maintenance
  • Race discrimination
  • Social justice
  • Thomas Merton Award
  • Unemployed
  • War resistance movements

Corporate Names
  • Amnesty International USA. Pittsburgh Chapter.
  • Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Washington, D.C.).
  • Citizens Budget Campaign of Western Pennsylvania.
  • East End Community Thrift (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
  • International Business Machines Corporation.
  • Jubilee Soup Kitchen (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • River City Campaign.
  • Rockwell International.
  • Thomas Merton Center (Pittsburgh, Pa.). Giving Tree.
  • Thomas Merton Center (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • Thomas Merton Society of Great Britain and Ireland.
  • Tri-State Conference on Steel.
  • Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company.

Personal Names
  • Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968
  • Rush, Molly

Locations
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1974-1977

Category
  • Associations
  • Labor
  • Social action
  • Women

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of the Thomas Merton Center through Molly Rush in 1982.

Accruals:

Additional material received in 1994, 2001, 2005 and 2009. Further accruals are expected.

Alternate Format:

A portion of the Thomas Merton Center records have been microfilmed; an inventory of this material is located in the Scope and Content Notes for the First Deposit.

Preferred Citation:

Thomas Merton Center Records, 1962-2009, AIS.1982.19, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Ian Hartman in 2004, Charles Stanford, Carolyn Smith and Jessica Mirasol in January 2006, and Samantha Keenan in 2011. Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Cristela Garcia-Spitz in October 2005 and by Charles Stanford in January 2006. Information about the collection title and the controlled access terms was extracted from the MARC record in the University of Pittsburgh catalog Voyager ID number: 4613067.

Copyright:

The University of Pittsburgh holds the property rights to the material in this collection, but the copyright may still be held by the original creator/author. Researchers are therefore advised to follow the regulations set forth in the U.S. Copyright Code when publishing, quoting, or reproducing material from this collection without the consent of the creator/author or that go beyond what is allowed by fair use.

Related Material:

Pennsylvania Peace Links Records, 1981-2004, AIS.2004.09, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Peace Institute Records, 1984-1997, AIS.1998.01, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Physicians for Social Responsibility, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records, 1971-2004, AIS.2005.02, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh


Collection Inventory

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)

Series II. Second Deposit (1993), 1971-1993

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains many periodicals, articles, publications, and correspondence from the 1980s that reveal the Merton Center's opposition toward President Reagan's domestic and foreign policy. Other items from this era include the River City Campaign (RCC), the Merton Center's nuclear freeze effort. The RCC organized gatherings, protests, and wrote articles and leaflets denouncing the military build-up, demanding that the money spent in defense be redirected to fight poverty. The RCC also worked to expose the large sums of money that corporations made through defense contracts. Indictments against Rockwell, Westinghouse, Nestle, and IBM are included.

The series also documents the Merton Center's activities in opposing military intervention and aid to what they viewed as corrupt regimes in Central America. Their effort to propagate a message of peace and unity resulted in the Merton Center's establishment of a Witness for Peace program, developing an ongoing dialogue between the Nicaraguan city of San Isidro and Pittsburgh. The series houses this correspondence. Events in the 1980s were held in solidarity with the persecuted in South Africa, and the series holds records of these, as well as meeting minutes of organizations formed to protest regional job loss. At the end of the series, Boxes 25 and 26 hold periodicals from the original 1982 accession. Some of them express the progressive wing of the Catholic Church which advocates Gay rights, the Equal Rights Amendment, and Central American land reform.


Box 13
Folder 1-4 Tri-state Conference on Manufacturing, 1991-1993
Folder 5-11 Tri-state Conference on Steel, Pittsburgh, 1986-1992
Folder 12-14 Steel Valley Authority, 1983-1988

Box 14
Folder 1 Child Care Services, 1982
Folder 2 Alice in Blunderland, November 1982
Folder 3 Running file hotline updates and mailings, 1985-1986
Folder 4 Anti Contra Aid Ad, February 3, 1988
Folder 5 Washington office on Latin America; update - publication, 1983-1987
Folder 6 Pgh. Provisional Legal Refuge Community, 1983
Folder 7 Speakers, Central America, 1992
Folder 8 Budget cuts/jobs with peace - leaflets, etc., 1982-83
Folder 9 Deadly Connections Conference, November 1984
Folder 10 UNTS Statement/Conference (United Nations), November 1986
Folder 11 Pax Christ. USA, 1988
Folder 12 War Toys, 1987
Folder 13 Nicaragua Travel opportunities, 1984-1987
Folder 14 Marches, Brigadad, 1985
Folder 15 Nicaragua, 1984
Folder 16 Grenada (host letter), 1983
Folder 17 Press lists, 1984-1985
Folder 18 Institute for Policy Studies, 1983-1984
Folder 19 Christic Institute, 1986
Folder 20 Pamphlets on Latin America
Folder 21 Latin (South) America Publications, 1985
Folder 22 Economic War on Nicaragua International Treaties, 1986
Folder 23 Vigil, Centra Vote, Press conference, 1985
Folder 24 Refugees, 1985
Folder 25 Articles from Pledge-Action
Folder 26 Sanctuary, 1986
Folder 27 Debt Crisis, 1985-1986
Folder 28 Moakley/Deconcini Bill, 1985
Folder 29 Women's Prison Association (W.P.A.) Coalition Against the Death Penalty, 1984-1985
Folder 30 War Crimes Tribunal, International Law/Embargo, 1984
Folder 31 Lit. Table Resources, 1985-1986
Folder 32 Contra Aid, 1984
Folder 33 Denominational Statements on Central America, 1983-1985
Folder 34 Contra Aid Efforts, 1984-1985
Folder 35 Central America Working Group, Pledge, Etc., 1984
Folder 36 Articles/clippings, 1985
Folder 37 Presbyterian C.A. Literature, 1983-1984
Folder 38 Emergency National Conference Against U.S. Military Intervention in Central America/the Caribbean, Sept. 14-16, 1984 1984
Folder 39 Various local activities, 1985-1986
Folder 40 Garth and Betsy, 1984
Folder 41 Peace Pentecost, 1984
Folder 42 National Guard, 1988
Folder 43 Militarization/Central America, 1987-1988
Folder 44 National Health Rights Network (Central America), Spring 1989
Folder 45 Medical Aid/Health Rights for Central America, 1988-1989
Folder 46 That Great Ad, 1988
Folder 47 Environment, 1989
Folder 48 E.N.C. Against U.S. Intervention in Central America, June 1987
Folder 49 El Salvador - labor, 1990
Folder 50 Deconcini/Moakley Bill
Folder 51 "Disappeared" of Latin America
Folder 52 Miguel D' Escoto, 1987
Folder 53 Pittsburgh Committee for Health Rights in Central America, 1986
Folder 54 Harper and Row, 1987-1988
Folder 55 Cuernavaca Center for International Dialogue on Development, 1984
Folder 56 Goals and Objectives, Central America, 1990-1992
Folder 57 Central America Emergency Response, 1983
Folder 58 Central America, misc generally old
Folder 59 Office file of reports complete C.C.A., 1983
Folder 60 Costa Rica, 1987-1990
Folder 61 Legislative Action Nicaragua, 1986, 1990
Folder 62 Budget, 1986
Folder 63 April 20 Mobilization, 1985
Folder 64 Americas Watch March, 1989

Box 15
Folder 1 Neighbor to Neighbor, Central American Coffee, 1990-1992
Folder 2-3 Central America Week, 1984, 1990
Folder 4 Central America Series, 1991
Folder 5 Chammore Gov. Nicaragua, 1990
Folder 6 Chile, 1988
Folder 7 Churches and El Salvador, 1989-1990
Folder 8 Cispes, 1988-1990
Folder 9 Comadres/Winds, 1989-1990
Folder 10 Contra Aid Overview, 1987-1988
Folder 11 Central America Conference Registration, 1992
Folder 12 Central America Conference, March 1991
Folder 13 Contra Watch, 1987-88
Folder 14 Contra Aid, 1988
Folder 15 Pittsburgh Area Peace and Justice Groups updated November 7, 1991
Folder 16 Computer membership lists, 1988
Folder 17 Democratic Party platform hearings, May 14, 1988
Folder 18 El Salvador, 1989-1990
Folder 19 El Salvador, news clippings, 1986-1990
Folder 20 Eye Witness Week, 1988
Folder 21 Fast for Justice and Peace in the Americas, 1992
Folder 22 Indians of Central America, 1991-1992
Folder 23 Peace tax fund, 1987-1988
Folder 24 Poetry, June 4, 1988
Folder 25 McGinnis Conference, 1991
Folder 26 Nicaragua Newsclippings, 1988
Folder 27 Religious response, 1992
Folder 28 Martyrs of El Salvador, November 16, 1989
Folder 29 Options for peace in Central America, undated
Folder 30 Joe Regotti, long term witness for peace, Summer 1986
Folder 31 Sanctuary/Central America, 1987
Folder 32 Peace Plan, 1987-1988
Folder 33 "Romero," 1989
Folder 34 Sanctuary C.A., undated
Folder 35 Nicaragua Network, Sanctuary, 1989
Folder 36 Brian Wilson, 1987-1988
Folder 37-38 Witness for Peace, 1984-1988

Box 16
Folder 1-2 El Salvador, 1984-1985
Folder 3-4 Witness for Peace, Nicaragua, 1983-1985
Folder 5 Central America Mobilization Coalition (CAMC), 1988
Folder 6 Central America Newsline, 1991
Folder 7 Central America Mobilization Coalition Newsletter, Focus, January-February 1984
Folder 8 Central America Report, 1989
Folder 9 Central America, November 28, 1989
Folder 10 Council of Protestant Churches of Nicaragua who Aid the Poor (CEPAD) Report, 1989-1992
Folder 11 Central America Historical Inst., 1988
Folder 12 News articles on C.A., 1988
Folder 13 Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), John Stockwell, 1987
Folder 14 Committee in Solidarity with People of El Salvador (CISPES) Brochure
Folder 15 Coalition for a New Foreign and Military Policy, 1987
Folder 16 Options for peace in Central America, 1984
Folder 17 The New People, 1990
Folder 18 IBM Shareholders Mtg. South Africa, April 24, 1989
Folder 19 Co-op America
Folder 20 Building Peace, U.S. Catholic Conference, 1988
Folder 21 Latin American Studies Association, 1979, 1988
Folder 22 Quest for Peace - Quixote Center, 1987-1990
Folder 23 Pledge of Resistance
Folder 24 Refugee Rights, 1987-1988
Folder 25 Roger Schrading (in El Salvador), 1986-1989
Folder 26 Spanish Translations, 1990
Folder 27 Vosh, 1987-1988
Folder 28 Travel to Nicaragua, 1987-1989
Folder 29 Oxfam America News, 1985-1986
Folder 30 Trips to Central America, 1992
Folder 31 Trish Beatty, Sr. City Info., 1988
Folder 32-36 Local Witness For Peace (WFP) Files, 1989-1990
Folder 37 Attacks by the Nicaraguan Contras, 1983-1988
Folder 38 Misc. Items, 1984-1990
Folder 39 National Packet, April 20, 1985
Folder 40 Nicaragua Elections, 1984
Folder 41 Center for National Security Studies
Folder 42 Miscellaneous Items

Box 17
Folder 1 Academic Consortium for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (ACCCR), 1979-1982
Folder 2 Bread for the World, 1981-1982
Folder 3 Center Peace, 1985
Folder 4 Center of Concern - Center focus, 1984-1987
Folder 5 Coalition for Freedom for Southern Africa
Folder 6 Coalition for Our Common Future, 1990
Folder 7 Confluence, 1990-1991
Folder 8 Discussion Group, undated
Folder 9 Draft Counseling, undated
Folder 10 Gorbachev at U.N., 1988
Folder 11 Gorbachev Proposals, Test Ban, 1986-1987
Folder 12 Lithuania, 1990
Folder 13 Hunger Action Coalition, 1982-1986
Folder 14 Jobs, Peace, Justice, PA Caucus, December 15, 1987
Folder 15 Just Harvest, 1987-1988
Folder 16 Church Statements, 1989
Folder 17 International Women's Day, 1983
Folder 18 Nagasaki Day, August 9, 1983
Folder 19 Jan Neffke, 1986
Folder 20 Pittsburghers Against Apartheid (PAA), 1985-1986
Folder 21 Network Calendar Items, 1981-1982
Folder 22 No to NATO, 1984
Folder 23 Charles Parry, 1984
Folder 24-25 Pittsburgh Committee for a Comprehensive Peace in the Middle East (PCCPME), 1991
Folder 26 Rush, Molly, 1979-1987
Folder 27 Peace Pilgrim, undated
Folder 28 Peace Pentecost DC, 1985
Folder 29 Reagan Ranches Outreach, 1982
Folder 30 Rockwell International Shareholders Action, 1983
Folder 31 Fred Rogers, 1982
Folder 32 What to Tell the Children, 1982
Folder 33 Salvation Army, 1982
Folder 34 Peace Links, 1982
Folder 35 Solidarity, November 10, 1982
Folder 36 Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) Conference, 1982
Folder 37 Clarence Thomas, 1991

Box 18
Folder 1-3 SDI/Star Wars, 1992
Folder 4 International Peace Communication and Coordination Center, 1984
Folder 5 Articles on Peace/Nuclear Issue, 1984-1985
Folder 6 Human Costs of the Cold War, 1988
Folder 7 Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, 1987
Folder 8 Nov. 19 Vigil, Reagan/Gorbachev Summit, 1985
Folder 9 Arms Race, 1984
Folder 10 B-1 Stealth, 1988-1990
Folder 11 Curl Defense, 1977-1983
Folder 12 The Button, Daniel Ford, 1983
Folder 13 Conventional Forces in Europe, 1988-1990
Folder 14 Deterrence
Folder 15 Nuclear Strategy, 1984
Folder 16 Summitry, 1985
Folder 17 Reykjavik, 1986
Folder 18 Ramparts Press (social issues, politics), 1982-1986
Folder 19 World War III, 1980-1981
Folder 20 Sane, 1986
Folder 21 Space Shuttle, 1986
Folder 22 Star Wars and Europe, 1985
Folder 23 Star Wars opinion, local, 1985-1989
Folder 24 First strike weapons, 1982
Folder 25 MX (missile-experimental), 1979-1989
Folder 26 Nuclear Warfighting, 1986-1988
Folder 27 Nuclear Winter, 1984-1985
Folder 28 Psychic numbing - psychological effects of the bomb, 1982-1988
Folder 29 Weapons test errors, 1987-1990
Folder 30 First strike, 1983-1985
Folder 31 Discriminate deterrence, 1988
Folder 32 Disarmament, 1974-1981
Folder 33 Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II, 1986
Folder 34 East Europe, 1989

Box 19
Folder 1 Misc. names, addresses, and numbers, undated
Folder 2 Activity forms, Peace Festival, 1986
Folder 3 Peace Festival, 1986
Folder 4 What's Happening to Our Country, 1979
Folder 5 Booklets, c. 1980
Folder 6-10 Peace Festival, Kita exhibit, 1986
Folder 11 Lobbying material, 1986
Folder 12 Peace TV, 1986
Folder 13 Test Ban, 1986
Folder 14 Resources, 1985-1986
Folder 15 Bethel Park Comm. Coalition, 1986
Folder 16-20 Peace Festival, 1986
Folder 21 Peace Art/literature, 1986
Folder 22 Nuclear Free Zone, 1986
Folder 23 Avg. Events, 1986
Folder 24 Resolution No. 665, 1986
Folder 25 August events, 1986
Folder 26 Goals sheets, 1986
Folder 27 Federal Budget, 1987
Folder 28 Floating Peace Lantern
Folder 29 Zabelka, 1988
Folder 30 Lenten booklet, 1978
Folder 31 Charlie King, 1988
Folder 32 Hard Times Banquet, 1989
Folder 33 Film Festival, 1989
Folder 34 Marcia Taylor Concert, November 13, 1987
Folder 35 Gumbleton, 1986
Folder 36 Advent Booklet, 1978
Folder 37 Membership Event, November 1985
Folder 38 Jim Douglas, 1990
Folder 39 Pax Christi USA, 1984-1990
Folder 40 USS Pittsburgh, 1985
Folder 41 Regional Retreat, 1984
Folder 42 Libya, 1986
Folder 43 Hungry for Profit, 1985-1986
Folder 44 Heinz, 1985-1986
Folder 45 Three Mile Island (TMI) Train, 1986
Folder 46 New Person Award, 1986
Folder 47 Peace Pentecost, 1986
Folder 48 Plowshares Eight, 1980, 1986
Folder 49 Letter to President Reagan, 1986

Box 20
Folder 1 Liturgies, 1970-1973
Folder 2 Staff/team/board meetings, 1986
Folder 3 Newsletter Originals, 1984-1987
Folder 4 Resources, 1985
Folder 5 Hiba Kusha, 1986
Folder 6 The Hunger Project, 1987
Folder 7 Parishes, 1986
Folder 8 Association of Pgh. Priests, 1986
Folder 9 Talks/presentations to community groups, 1986
Folder 10 For the Sake of the People Liturgy
Folder 11 St. Raphael, 1985
Folder 12 Sacred Heart, 1986
Folder 13 Birthday Liturgy
Folder 14 Catechetical Conference, 1985
Folder 15 Central America, 1985
Folder 16 Correspondence, 1984-1985
Folder 17 Special Programs, undated
Folder 18 Denominational Ministry Strategy (DMS), 1985
Folder 19 Foot washing, 1986
Folder 20 Investor Responsibility Research Center (IRRC), 1985-1986
Folder 21 River City Campaign (RCC), 1985
Folder 22 Renewals, 1986
Folder 23 Sane, 1985
Folder 24 Staff, 1985-1988
Folder 25 CM budget, 1979-1980
Folder 26 Tri State phone tree, 1984
Folder 27 Youth comp., 1985
Folder 28 Phone Tree update
Folder 29 Phone Tree Work, 1984
Folder 30 Advent Epiphany Inserts/Christmas Bulletins, 1986
Folder 31 Clusters, Mon. Valley, 1985
Folder 32 Merton Events Program, 1986
Folder 33 Newsletters, 1985
Folder 34 Mobilization for Survival, 1985
Folder 35 El Salvador, 1985
Folder 36 Phone-a-thon, Lists, 1984
Folder 37 The Exchange Project, 1986
Folder 38 Women's Issues, 1975-1978
Folder 39 Miscellaneous, 1988

Box 21
Folder 1 Abolition/Ban the Bomb, 1979-1982
Folder 2 Arms Control, 1978-1981
Folder 3 Arms Race Threat, 1979-1981
Folder 4 Arms Sales, 1976-1980
Folder 5 Brandywine Peace Community, 1982-1983
Folder 6 Chemical/Biological Warfare, 1980
Folder 7 Civil Defense, 1982
Folder 8 CIA, 1980-1981
Folder 9 Clergy and Laity Concerned Report, 1985-1988
Folder 10 Cold War Revival, 1980
Folder 11 Cruise Missiles, 1983-1984
Folder 12 Euromissile Reading Packet
Folder 13 Economics of Arms Race, 1980-1981
Folder 14 Misc. Important Statements, 1980
Folder 15 Indochina Resource Center, 1972-1976
Folder 16-17 Jobs with Peace, 1985, 1988
Folder 18 Military Contractors, 1977
Folder 19 Mobilization for Survival, 1981-1982
Folder 20 Fast Nonviolent Tactics Development Project, 1981
Folder 21 MX Missile, 1980-1981
Folder 22 National No Nukes Prison Support Newsletter, 1981
Folder 23 Neutron Bomb, 1981
Folder 24 No More War Toys, 1987-1989
Folder 25 Nuclear Power/Bomb Proliferation, 1979-1981
Folder 26 Nuclear Free Pacific, 1982-1983
Folder 27 Nuclear Freeze Campaign, 1980
Folder 28 Nuclear Pittsburgh, 1978-1979
Folder 29 Nuclear Times, 1983
Folder 30 Peace Conversion, 1979-1981
Folder 31 Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), 1981-1982
Folder 32 Pope John Paul II, 1979
Folder 33 Plowshares Eight, 1981
Folder 34 Progressive on H Bomb, 1979-1980
Folder 35 Pro-Lifers for Survival, 1982
Folder 36 Pointer's Union, 1982
Folder 37 Reagan Administration, 1981
Folder 38 Reagan Rally, 1983
Folder 39 Religious/Task Force, 1983
Folder 40 Resistance, 1978-1980
Folder 41 Sojourners, 1983-1985
Folder 42 War Resisters League, 1981
Folder 43 W. Pa. Coalition for Corporate Responsibility, 1979-1980
Folder 44 Working for Peace and Prosperity, 1986-1987
Folder 45 Zabelka Video Flyers, 1989

Box 22
Folder 1 Africa Day, Mandela, 1990
Folder 2 Africa Focus Project, 1990
Folder 3 South Africa, 1990
Folder 4 African National Congress (ANC) Constitutional Guidelines, 1990
Folder 5 Children's Rights, 1990-1991
Folder 6 Children's Vigil, 1990
Folder 7-8 Candlelight Children's Vigil, September 23, 1990
Folder 9 Center on War and the Child, 1990
Folder 10 Coalition for Freedom South Africa, 1989
Folder 11 Environment, 1990
Folder 12 Earth Day Coalition, 1990
Folder 13 New People, 1990
Folder 14 Press Statements/Articles, 1990
Folder 15 Publications of Poverty, Racism, etc., 1990
Folder 16 Wilkinsburg Arts Theatre
Folder 17 Affordable Housing Coalition
Folder 18 Housing Now!, 1990
Folder 19 Housing Now! Rally, 1989
Folder 20 Infant Mortality, 1988-1989
Folder 21 Pgh. Press, St. Clair Village Series, 1990
Folder 22 Insight, May, 1990
Folder 23 Food First News, 1982-1986
Folder 24 Lay Religious Women
Folder 25 Nambie Project, 1989
Folder 26 National Impact, 1989
Folder 27 South Africa Solidarity Network, 1989
Folder 28 Race Relations Conference, 1990
Folder 29 Results, Poverty/Hunger, 1990
Folder 30 The Right to Health Care Coalition, 1989
Folder 31 United National Information on Racial Discrimination, 1985
Folder 32 Inventory of Org. Lit.
Folder 33 Gay and Lesbian Rights Ordinances, 1988
Folder 34 Three Rivers Community Fund, 1990
Folder 35 Women, Misc., 1990
Folder 36 Women's Rights/Family Issues
Folder 37 Racism
Folder 38 YWCA Advocacy and Action Committee, 1990
Folder 39 113 Mission Singers
Folder 40 Coalition for District elections, 1985-1986
Folder 41 Lent Folder 183-88
Folder 42 Pittsburgh Women's Church Files, 1987
Folder 43 Prisoners of Conscience Sabbath, 1983
Folder 44 United States Committee for Justice to Lat. Am Political Prisoners, 1973-1974
Folder 45 United Farm Workers, 1988
Folder 46 American, Arab. Anti-discrimination Committee, 1988
Folder 47 Palestine Human Rights Newsletter, 1986-1987
Folder 48 Palestinian Rights, 1989-1990
Folder 49 Palestine Solidarity Com., 1990
Folder 50 Persian Gulf, 1990-1991
Folder 51 Pittsburgh, 1990
Folder 52 WV Peace Corps, 1985-1986

Box 23
Folder 1 "Limited" Nuclear War Strategy, 1980
Folder 2 Peace Network, 1982-1983
Folder 3 ACLU, 1981-1983
Folder 4 A Race to Nowhere
Folder 5 Citizens Education Action, 1981
Folder 6 Thomas Merton Center 10th Anniversary, 1982
Folder 7 Toxic Waste Dumping, 1978-1980
Folder 8 Citizens for Nursing Home Reform, 1978
Folder 9 Mini-Kane Proposal, 1979
Folder 10-11 Kane Hospital
Folder 12 U.S. Bishops Conference on Liberty and Justice for All, 1976
Folder 13 Oakridge II
Folder 14 Christian Peacemakers, 1978
Folder 15 Center for the Study of Democratic Institutional, 1973
Folder 16 Center for the Study of Power and Peace, 1972-1974
Folder 17 April Action for Peace, Jobs and Justice, 1985
Folder 18 Nestles Boycott, 1981
Folder 19 Labor Law Reform, 1978
Folder 20 Agenda for Non-Collaboration, 1982
Folder 21-22 Rush, Molly
Folder 23 Pittsburgh Foreign Policy Conference, 1975
Folder 24 World Hunger, 1975
Folder 25 World Hunger Information Kit

Box 24
Folder 1 Tax Resistance Pledge Fund for Life Mailings
Folder 2 Nicaragua, 1984
Folder 3 Articles on Women, 1985-1986
Folder 4 Mid-Atlantic Regional Retreat, 1986
Folder 5 Nicaragua, 1985
Folder 6 National Pledge, 1986
Folder 7 National Pledge Mailings, 1986
Folder 8 National Pledge
Folder 9 National Guard Information, 1986
Folder 10 Handouts and Agenda
Folder 11 Contadora, 1986
Folder 12 Important Articles, Nicaragua, 1986
Folder 13 Religious Task Force on Central America, 1985-1987
Folder 14 Nora Astorga, 1987
Folder 15 Central America, 1985
Folder 16 Mercy Fund Grant, Spring 1986
Folder 17 Material on Films, Books, Tapes, Photo Exhibits, 1986
Folder 18 Witness for Peace, 1987
Folder 19 Erie and Butler Pledge of Resistance
Folder 20 Sister City Documents
Folder 21 Fund for Life Organization Structure, Annual Report
Folder 22 Understanding the Arms Race, Media Packet, 1986
Folder 23 Nicaragua, 1985-1987
Folder 24 Human Rights in Guatemala, 1986
Folder 25 Misc. Central America, Magazines
Folder 26 Civilian Victims of the U.S. Contra War, 1987-1988
Folder 27 Basta, National Journal, 1986

Box 25
Folder 1 Affirmative Action and Urban Issues, 1971-1977
Folder 2 American Indian Publication, 1973
Folder 3 Anti-Abortion, 1974-1977
Folder 4 Center of Concern, 1975
Folder 5 Correspondence and Opinion, 1973-1978
Folder 6 Dignity, (incomplete) 1976-1978
Folder 7 Diocese of Pittsburgh, 1973
Folder 8 Education Issues, 1977
Folder 9 Environmental Issues, 1972-1978
Folder 10 International Women's Year Portfolio, 1977
Folder 11 Meditations on Non-Violence
Folder 12 Miscellaneous Items on Corporate Responsibility, 1972-1976
Folder 13 Miscellaneous Gay Sources, 1977-1981
Folder 14 Miscellaneous Periodicals, 1977-1982
Folder 15 Profiles: Dignity Pittsburgh, 1977-1981
Folder 16 Religious Items, 1973, 1976, 1979-1980
Folder 17 Respect Life, 1974, 1976, 1979
Folder 18 Sources of Guatemala, 1979-1981
Folder 19 Vietnam Items, 1973-1975
Folder 20 Women's Issues, 1974-1977

Box 26
Folder 1 Coalition Close-Up, 1980-1981
Folder 2 Coalition for a New Military and Foreign Policy, 1976-1979
Folder 3 Critical Mass Energy Journal, 1981-1982
Folder 4 The Defense Monitor, 1973-1981
Folder 5 Interchange, 1976
Folder 6 Lucha Struggle, 1980-1981
Folder 7 Miscellaneous Foreign Affairs, 1971, 1974, 1980-1981
Folder 8 Miscellaneous Religious Publications, 1974, 1977, 1981
Folder 9 Miscellaneous Women's Publications, 1977
Folder 10 National Impact, 1977-1978
Folder 11 National Organization for Women, 1977
Folder 12-13 Near East Report, 1976-1981
Folder 14 Network Quarterly, 1976-1979
Folder 15 The Peacemaker, 1976-1978

Series III. Third Deposit (2000), 1977-2000

Scope and Content Notes:

These records, mainly from the 1990s, document the center's opposition to Newt Gingrich's "Contract with America" legislation and welfare reform, reflecting the specifics of their impact in the Pittsburgh region. There are also alphabetical subject files covering a number of social and political issues, with a significant amount of material pertaining to peace advocacy and military issues such as nuclear waste. This series also contains the records of the Mobilization for Survival and Jobs with Peace initiatives of the 1980s, including correspondence and meeting minutes.


Box 27
Folder 1 UN SSD II - Religious Task Force
Folder 2 War Toys
Folder 3 Third Party Politics
Folder 4 Toxic Waste
Folder 5 Military Spending
Folder 6 Trident Submarine
Folder 7 White Train
Folder 8 Kim Dae Jung
Folder 9 Impact
Folder 10-11 Thomas Merton Center Board Members
Folder 12 Members, Speakers, Associates
Folder 13 Kessler, Larry: Founder of Thomas Merton Center
Folder 14 Tax Resistance
Folder 15 World Peace Tax Fund: Promotion and Publicity by the Thomas Merton Center
Folder 16 Information on Memorials for Archbishop Oscar Romero
Folder 17 War Tax Refusers
Folder 18 A Correspondence with Congressman Doug Walgren
Folder 19 Welfare Rights
Folder 20 Veterans Fast for Peace
Folder 21 Thomas Merton Center Sponsorship of Rev. Survil
Folder 22 Chavez Memorial
Folder 23 Peace Magazine
Folder 24 West German Peace Movement
Folder 25 Social Action Directory
Folder 26 Hunger Action Coalition
Folder 27 Save the Family Conference, 1995
Folder 28 Cuba Coalition, 1996
Folder 29 US-Soviet Relations, 1989
Folder 30 Ernesto Cardenal Talk, 1993
Folder 31 Isreali-Palestinian Art Show, 1990
Folder 32 Building Peace
Folder 33 Western Pennsylvania Rainbow Coalition, 1988-1990
Folder 34 Affirmative Action Strategy
Folder 35-36 Mill Hunk Herald
Folder 37 Pittsburgh North Children's Essay Contest
Folder 38 Pittsburgh Oral History Project
Folder 39 East/West Danes and Lithuanians Visit Pittsburgh

Box 28
Folder 1 Alliance For Progressive Action, 1988
Folder 2 Co-Sponsored Events, 1989
Folder 3 Thomas Merton Center Co-Sponsorships, 1993
Folder 4-4A Correspondence to Merton Center / to Rush, Molly, 1988-1991
Folder 5 Campaign-Pittsburgh Against Toxic Incinerators
Folder 6 Ionic Crops, Bridgeville, Pa.
Folder 7 Nuclear Power Co-Sponsorship, 1994
Folder 8 Cease: Draft for Original Purpose
Folder 9 Africa, June 16, 1995
Folder 10 Peace and Justice Updates
Folder 11 Children and the Arms Race, 1989
Folder 12 International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
Folder 13 County Council Race
Folder 14 Racial and Economic Justice Network, 1990
Folder 15 Draft Board Selective Service - PA, Draft Resistance, 1981
Folder 16-16A Mississippi Peace Cruise
Folder 17 Cruise and Pershing II Missiles
Folder 18 Thomas Merton Center Outreach Brochures

Box 29
Folder 1 Pittsburgh Committee for a Comprehensive Peace in the Middle East, 1991
Folder 2 Persian Gulf War Articles and Notices
Folder 3 Three Rivers Community Fund, 1991
Folder 4 Three Rivers Fund, 1991-1996
Folder 5 Three Rivers Fund, Surviving the Nineties, 1991
Folder 6 Three Rivers Fund-Grant Applications, 1994
Folder 7 Computer Calendar Planner Guide, 1980s-early 1990s
Folder 8 Pittsburgh Cares Campaign, 1989
Folder 9 Earth Day, 2000
Folder 10 Computer Calendar Planner Guide, 1980s-1990s
Folder 11 Pittsburgh Cares Campaign, 1989
Folder 12 Earth Day, 2000

Box 30
Folder 1 Pittsburgh Weapons Connections, 1982
Folder 2 Post-card Questionnaires Re: Nuclear Weapons, 1984
Folder 3 Periodicals on Ethics
Folder 4-8 River City Campaign (RCC), 1983-1990
Folder 9 Say Yes Campaign: Nuclear Freeze, 1986
Folder 10-15 River City Campaign (RCC), 1989
Folder 16-19 Rockwell Shareholders Meetings, 1981-1984
Folder 20 Rockwell Corp. Sales Reports, 1986
Folder 21 Rockwell Shareholders Meetings, 1986
Folder 22 Articles and Items Related to Arrests at Rockwell Corp., August 6, 1985
Folder 23 Rockwell Arrests, March 31, 1983
Folder 24-25 River City Campaign (RCC) Leaflets
Folder 26 Forty Years After: Nuclear Protests, 1985

Box 31
Folder 1-5 River City Campaign (RCC) Westinghouse and Nuclear Weapons, 1985
Folder 6 Ribbon Participants, 1989
Folder 7 The Other Westinghouse: Weapons and Waste, undated
Folder 8 Correspondence, 1987-1989
Folder 9-10 River City Campaign Flyers, 1988-1989
Folder 11 Pittsburgh Arms Pace Study Group Poetry, 1984
Folder 12 People's Defense Quorum, 1984
Folder 13 Liane Norman Article, 1984
Folder 14-19 River City Campaign (RCC), 1981-1989
Folder 20 SEI Flyers, 1989
Folder 21 USS Pittsburgh Submarine, 1984
Folder 22 Westinghouse Arrests, 1983
Folder 23 Articles on Westinghouse Arrests and Protests, 1985
Folder 24 River City Campaign (RCC) Retreat and Beginnings, Minutes, 1984
Folder 25 Earth Net: RE Military Contracts and Spending
Folder 26 Swords Into Plowshares: Nonviolent Direct Action for Disarmament
Folder 27 River City Campaign (RCC) Planning Retreat: Minutes, Winter 1987
Folder 28 Westinghouse and Waste, 1987
Folder 29 Correspondence with Westinghouse, 1987
Folder 30 Department of Energy Facilities, 1987-1989
Folder 31 River City Campaign (RCC) Finance and Budget Report, 1988
Folder 32 Miscellaneous Items on RCC, 1988
Folder 33 Issues of The New People, 1988
Folder 34 National Conference on Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution, 1998
Folder 35 Social Action Calendar, 1998
Folder 36 Thomas Merton Center Clusters-Organized by Area, St. Paul of the Cross Peace and Justice Items, 1987-1993
Folder 37 Thomas Merton Center Cluster, 1980-1983

Box 32
Folder 1 Items on the Gang Piece Council, 1989
Folder 2 Alliance for Progressive Action, 1992
Folder 3 Social Action Calendar, 1994-1995
Folder 4 Tri-State Staff Reports: Board Letters, undated
Folder 5 Tri-State Conference on Steel, 1990
Folder 6 Western Pennsylvania Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, 1998-2000
Folder 7 Mississippi Peace Cruise
Folder 8 Old Publications Donated by Shirley Nusser (TMC Member), Items date to 1967
Folder 9 Peace Justice and Ecology Directory, 1993
Folder 10 Mothers in Prison, Children in Crisis Campaign, 1996
Folder 11 Western Pennsylvania Coalition Against the Death the Death Penalty, 1993-1994
Folder 12 Tax Day-Penny Poll, 1997
Folder 13 Great Peace March, 1985
Folder 14 Expro-Coalition Program In Exploring Project on the Conditions of Peace, 1989
Folder 15 Coalition Activity: Peace and Justice Advisory Committee, 1992

Box 33
Folder 1 Grass Roots Organizing Packet, 1990
Folder 2 Nailing Down the Peace Dividend, 1993
Folder 3 Conference Coalition to Prevent Nuclear War, 1987
Folder 4 Contract on Pittsburgh, Community Action Coalition, 1996
Folder 5 Citizens Budget Campaign: Items on the Contract With America, 1995
Folder 6 Contract With America, 1995
Folder 7 Thomas Merton Center News RE: Contract With America, 1995
Folder 8A-8C Hearings on the Contract With America, April 28, 1995
Folder 9 Citizens Budget Campaign: Left Off the Agenda Surveys, 1996
Folder 10 Pennsylvania Coalition for Economic Revitalization: Jobs for Peace, 1993
Folder 11 Economic Conversion: A Conference For Labor, 1990
Folder 12 Economic Conversion: Economic Adjustment Act, 1991
Folder 13 Pittsburgh Peace Institute: Board of Directors, Meeting Minutes, 1997
Folder 14 Center for a Living Democracy, 1994
Folder 15 Tri-State Conference on Steel: Jobs with Peace, 1990-1991
Folder 16 Keystone Research Institute, 1996
Folder 17 DC Days: Partners of TMC, 1997
Folder 18 Citizen's Budget Campaign: Impact of Military Spending on Employment and Social Services, 1987-1989
Folder 19 Citizen's Budget Campaign: Surveys on Military Spending
Folder 20 Rainbow Coalition and Pittsburgh City Council, 1991
Folder 21 Beyond Borders Conference, 1991
Folder 22 Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador, 1990
Folder 23 Beyond Borders Conference-Finances, 1991
Folder 24 Citizen's for Nursing Home Reform, 1978
Folder 25 Committee to Improve Kane Hospital, 1978
Folder 26 Mobilization for Survival, 1981
Folder 27 Copy of Hammer of Justice: Molly Rush and the Plowshares Eight
Folder 28 Issues of the Nuclear Register, 1985-1987
Folder 29 Christic Institute: Iran-Contra Affair, 1987-1988
Folder 30 The Mill Hunk Herald, Summer 1988
Folder 31 Pittsburgh Peace Network, 1982
Folder 32 Issues of The Voice, 1977
Folder 33 Denominational Ministry Strategy (DMS) and DMX
Folder 34 Good Friday Prayers for South Africa, undated

Box 34
Folder 1 Women in the Church, 1987
Folder 2 Items on Aids, 1987
Folder 3 Brother Patrick White, 1990
Folder 4 Africa Peace Tour, 1991
Folder 5 Letter for Lebanon, 1989
Folder 6 Reflections from the Phillipines, 1988
Folder 7 Sanctuary in South America, 1982
Folder 8A-8C Peru Peace Network, 1993
Folder 9 National Impact: Meeting Minutes, 1988
Folder 10 Congressional Letters, 1987-1990
Folder 11 Network ('A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby') Workshops
Folder 12 Network Letters and Pamphlets, 1991
Folder 13 Religious Outreach, Pittsburgh Peoples' Quincentennial (PPQ), 1992
Folder 14 Prayer Service Announcements, 1982-1990
Folder 15 Interfaith Prayer Services, 1995
Folder 16 Network Members Phone Tree, 1990
Folder 17 Network Elections Workshop, 1988
Folder 18 Network Legislation Updates, 1988-1989
Folder 19 Benjamin Linder Peace Tour, 1989-1991
Folder 20 Items on PPQ, 1992
Folder 21 Oscar Romero Events, 1988-1991
Folder 22 Martyrs of El Salvador, 1991
Folder 23 Americans for Safe Food, 1989
Folder 24 PPQ Meeting Minutes, 1992
Folder 25 State Welfare Initiatives, 1994
Folder 26 Thomas Merton Center Mailing Lists
Folder 27 Countdown to Eternity (Civil Rights and Dr. Martin Luther King JR. Material), 1995
Folder 28 New People meeting minutes and events, 1994
Folder 29 Housing Now! Campaign, 1989
Folder 30 General Electric Boycott Information, 1992

Box 35
Folder 1 River City Non-Violent Resistance Campaign (Flyers and Letters), 1989
Folder 2 River City Flyers, late 1980s
Folder 3 Welfare Rights Organizations, 1978
Folder 4 Articles and Information Nuclear Facilities, 1988-1989
Folder 5 Fernald, Ohio Nuclear Plant, 1988
Folder 6 Fernald, Ohio-Westinghouse and Nuclear Waste, 1988
Folder 7 Nuclear Waste in Ohio, 1988-1989
Folder 8 Waste and Department of Energy Articles, 1988
Folder 9 Nuclear Waste and Contamination in Hanford, Washington, 1988
Folder 10 Nuclear Waste and Contamination in Idaho, 1992
Folder 11 Nuclear Waste and Contamination in Savannah, Georgia, late 1989
Folder 12 Nuclear Waste and Contamination in West Valley, New York
Folder 13 Nuclear Waste and Contamination in New Mexico, 1989-1991
Folder 14 Toxic Sites in Rocky Flats, Colorado, 1989
Folder 15-19 Telephone Record Books, 1984-1988

Box 36
Folder 1 Humanitarian Aid Drive, 1987
Folder 2 Nicaraguan Solidarity Network, 1989
Folder 3 Pittsburgh/San Isidro Correspondance, 1991
Folder 4 Sister City By-laws, San Isidro, 1994
Folder 5 San Isidro Photographs
Folder 6 Storage File, late 1980s
Folder 7 Correspondence with San Isidro, 1992-1994
Folder 8 Information on Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, and San Isidro (Nicaragua), 1990-1994
Folder 9 Sister City Papers and Articles, 1987-1989
Folder 10 Sister City Articles, 1987-1990
Folder 11 Sister City Information and Maps
Folder 12 Sister City Events, 1988
Folder 13 Sister City Donor Lists
Folder 14 Sister City Correspondence, 1987-1991
Folder 15 Northeast Sister City Meeting, 1990
Folder 16 Hermanamientos (Brothers/Sisters), 1994
Folder 17 Sister City Correspondence and Notes, 1993-1994
Folder 18 Sister City Proposal, 1992
Folder 19 Garcia, Leonardo Correspondence
Folder 20 Pastors for Peace, 1994
Folder 21 Miscellaneous Latin America Items, 1994
Folder 22 Central American Activists
Folder 23 Miscellaneous Nicaraguan Publications, 1994
Folder 24 Nicaragua, 1994
Folder 25 Nicaragua Fact Sheet Embassy, 1981-1987
Folder 26 Religious Task Force on Central America, 1987
Folder 27 Pastors for Peace in Cuba, 1994
Folder 28 Voices for Haiti, 1994
Folder 29 Pittsburgh-Guatemala Connection Meeting Minutes, 1994
Folder 30 Pamphlets and Newsletters on Guatemala, 1993-1994
Folder 31 Guatemala Accords, 1992
Folder 32 El Salvador Reports, 1994
Folder 33 Building New Hope in El Salvador, 1992
Folder 34 Peru Solidarity, 1993
Folder 35-36 Nicaragua Foreign Policy Issues, 1983-1993
Folder 37 Human Rights Issues in Mexico, 1993

Box 37
Folder 1 Palestinian Concerns, 1994-1995
Folder 2 Israel and Nuclear Weapons, 1989-1992
Folder 3 Reports on the Middles East, 1988
Folder 4 Middle East Two State Solution Conference, 1989
Folder 5 National Organization on the Reformation of Marijuana Laws (NORML) Newsletters, 1993
Folder 6 Newsletter on Pakistan in the Context of the Afghan War
Folder 7 Newsletter on Namibia, 1987
Folder 8 Native American Periodicals, 1985-1992
Folder 9 Northern Ireland Newsletters, 1991
Folder 10 Newspaper Articles on Landmines, 1996
Folder 11A-11B General Electric and Nuclear Weapons, 1990-1991
Folder 12 Greenham Common Women, 1985
Folder 13 Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemorations, 1985
Folder 14 Male Consciousness Raising-Hypermasculinity and the Military
Folder 15 Neutron Bomb, 1988
Folder 16 Japan Comemorations, 1987-1988
Folder 17 Nevada Test Site Action, 1988
Folder 18 National Peace Academy, 1984
Folder 19 NATO Strategy, 1984
Folder 20 National Guard Association of Pennsylvania, 1987
Folder 21 United States Military Posts, 1983
Folder 22 Military Budget/Pentagon Plan, 1981, 1991
Folder 23 Nuclear Free Zones, 1988
Folder 24 North Atlantic Network, 1989
Folder 25 Nuclear Free New Zealand, 1986
Folder 26 Articles, Pamphlets, Newsletters on Nuclear Proliferation, 1982-1995
Folder 27 Articles, Pamphlets, Newsletters on the Nuclear Freeze Movement, 1984-1996
Folder 28 Articles, Pamphlets, Newsletters on the Middle East, 1983-1993
Folder 29 The New People Book Review on the Middle East, 1992
Folder 30 Israeli Invasion of Lebanon, 1982
Folder 31 Israeli Raid On Iraqi Nuclear Reactor, 1981
Folder 32 Lebanon and the Middle East, 1983-1992

Box 41
Folder 1 Ernesto Cardenal, 1993
Folder 2 CEPAD Report, 1992-1993
Folder 3 Mayor's Commission on Sister Cities Association
Folder 4 Sister Cities: Pittsburgh-San Isidro Communications Commitee
Folder 5 San Isidro Sister City (contains photo and memo book)
Folder 6 Correspondence, July 1994
Folder 7 Sister City Delegation, 1988
Folder 8 Report on Election in Nicaragua, 1990
Folder 9 Events Photos
Folder 10 Fundraisers, 1991
Folder 11 Educational Materials, 1980s
Folder 12 Sister City Fundraising Committee
Folder 13 TMC Expenditures
Folder 14 Western Union
Folder 15 Sister City Humanitarian Aid, 1988-1990
Folder 16 MADRE (Human Rights for Women and Families)
Folder 17 San Isidro - Miscellaneous
Folder 18 Shipments to Nicaragua, 1991
Folder 19 Sister City Phone Tree
Folder 20 San Isidro Educational Brochure, Sister City Sprint
Folder 21 Sister City Truck, 1991
Folder 22 Pax Christi, 1991
Folder 23 Sister Cities International, 1993
Folder 24 Fundraisers: Ober Brau Fest, Great Race, Pottery
Folder 25 Honduras, Janet Melvin's Articles, 1987
Folder 26 Latin America
Folder 27 Guatemala, 1984
Folder 28 Ireland
Folder 29 Immigration
Folder 30-31 Human Rights
Folder 32 Guinea Bissau
Folder 33 Iran, 1978-1985
Folder 34 Grenada, 1989
Folder 35 Korea, 1980s
Folder 36 Libya, 1980s-1990s
Folder 37 Haiti, 1988-1992
Folder 38 Clinica Dental San Benito - Managua, Nicaragua, 1993
Folder 39 Building New Hope, Central American Solar Energy Project, 1993

Box 42
Folder 1 Steel Valley Authority
Folder 2 General Agreement on the Corporate Charter (GACC), 1997
Folder 3 Interfaith Alliance
Folder 4 JEDI Women
Folder 5 Jobs with Justice
Folder 6-9 Religious Task Force on the Economy
Folder 10 Istook Amendment
Folder 11 River City Campaign Meeting - Correspondence
Folder 12 River City Campaign Meeting with Westinghouse
Folder 13 Pre-River City Slide Show Script
Folder 14 River City - Software Engineering Institute
Folder 15 Tri-State Conference on Steel
Folder 16-22 Living Wage, 1997-2000
Folder 23-24 Sweat Shops, 2000

Box 43
Folder 1 Anti-Nuclear
Folder 2 Left Politics
Folder 3-6 UE
Folder 7 TMC Resources
Folder 8 Transcripts for Slide Shows
Folder 9-11 Kosovo
Folder 12 Economic Conversion
Folder 13-14 NAFTA
Folder 15 Gulf War
Folder 16 Bosnian Student Project
Folder 17-19 Bosnia
Folder 20-21 AFL-CIO
Folder 22 Allegheny County Workers
Folder 23 Labor Party
Folder 24 Nabisco
Folder 25 St. Joseph Nursing Home / SEIU
Folder 26 PA Fair Trade Campaign
Folder 27 Steel Valley Authority, 1999
Folder 28 UFWA Mushroom Pickers
Folder 29 Pittsburgh Works
Folder 30 Stop War Toys Campaign
Folder 31-32 Privatization
Folder 33-34 WQEX TV

Section: Mobilization for Survival


Box 44
Folder 1-7 Correspondence, 1977-1981
Folder 8-12 Meeting Minutes, 1977-1984
Folder 13 The Mobilizer, MFS Publication
Folder 14 MSF National Conference, January 1981
Folder 15 MFS, 1986
Folder 16 Physicians for Social Responsibility
Folder 17 Anti-War Demonstration, April 14, 1978
Folder 18 United Nations Demonstration, May 27, 1978
Folder 19 March to Pentagon, May 3, 1981
Folder 20 MFS Paper Crane Project
Folder 21 Nuclear Waste Issues

Box 45
Folder 1 Radium
Folder 2 Uranium Mining
Folder 3 Industrial Waste Issues
Folder 4 Solar Energy
Folder 5 Radioactive Materials Transportation
Folder 6 Military Spending vs. Jobs / Employment
Folder 7 Energy and Jobs
Folder 8 Sea/Space Weapons
Folder 9 Jobs with Peace (JWP) City of Pittsburgh Ballot Question, November 1982
Folder 10-16 JWP Mayor's Reports, 1982-1988
Folder 17 Impact of Military Spending on Employment and Social Services: The 1989 Report, 1989

Box 46
Folder 1-15 Newsletters, Clippings, Records of Activities

Series IV. Fourth Deposit (2004), 1983-2004

Scope and Content Notes:

This series continues the typical organization of subject and operational files covering a variety of social justice issues, as well as records relating to Thomas Merton Center training, events, awards, internships and reports. The bulk of the material in this series pertains to the following: Issues/Groups, Economy/Citizens Budget Campaign of Western Pennsylvania (CBC), the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) and Cooperating/Affiliated groups.


Box 47
Folder 1 TMC Media Coverage, 1986-2001
Folder 2 Corita Print (Fund Raiser - Plowshares 8)
Folder 3 Original Filers, Postcards, etc.
Folder 4 Advocacy Training, 1997
Folder 5 Annual Reports, 2001, 2003
Folder 6 Dennis Brutus (Board Member)
Folder 7 Directory - Peace, Justice, Ecology, original
Folder 8-9 TMC Co-sponsorships, 1995-2002
Folder 10 East End Community Thrift Shop Fashion Show Programs, 1998-1999
Folder 11 TMC Events
Folder 12 Economic Justice, 1999
Folder 13 John Dear SJ Retreat, 2002
Folder 14 S Janice McLaughlin, MM on Zimbabwe, 2000
Folder 15 Thomas Merton Commemorations (annual event), 2003
Folder 16 May Day Stars of 20th Century, 1999
Folder 17 Nagasaki Day, 1998
Folder 18 Dorothy Day Birthday, 1997
Folder 19 Miscellaneous, 2000
Folder 20 Rock Against Racism, 2002
Folder 21 Urban Plunge (Annual Notre Dame Students), 2001
Folder 22-24 Merton Awards, 1996-2001
Folder 25 New Person Awards
Folder 26 Executive Service Corps, 2000
Folder 27 Internships, 1995-1997
Folder 28 New People, 2001-2002
Folder 29-30 TMC Board (incomplete), 1999-2003
Folder 31 Notes on Staff Meetings (incomplete), 1988-2003
Folder 32 Strategic Planning
Folder 33 Grant Information, 2001
Folder 34 TMC Website
Folder 35-40 September 11 and Beyond
Folder 41 Church War / Peace
Folder 42 Civil Liberties
Folder 43 Terrorism
Folder 44 Statements on Afghan War / Crisis
Folder 45 Afghan Refugees
Folder 46-48 Iraq Actions/Clippings, 2002
Folder 49 Neighborhood Collaboratives Against Racism, Training Manual

Section: Issues/Groups

Folder 50 Childcare Organizing (Virtual Strike), 2002
Folder 51 Coalition / Hate Groups
Folder 52 Criminal Justice Publications
Folder 53 Death Penalty / Conference, 2001-2002
Folder 54 Getu Tewolfe (immigrant jailed), 2002
Folder 55 Gulf War, 1991
Folder 56 Gun Control, 2000
Folder 57 Israel / Palestine, 2002
Folder 58 Labor, 1985-2003
Folder 59-61 Latin America / Sen. Specter, 1988-2002
Folder 62 Childhood Lead Poisoning / Herb Needleman, 1992-1994
Folder 63-64 Prison Issues, 1983-1985
Folder 65-66 Rwandan Students - La Roche College
Folder 67 School of the Americas / Roy Bourgeois,
Folder 68 South Africa Miners Support, 1986
Folder 69 Terrorism, 2002
Folder 70 Violence, 2002
Folder 71 Welfare Reform Liaison Project, Inc. 1999
Folder 72-73 Misc. / Nuclear Weapons - CMU, 1980-
Folder 74-75 Abolition, 1999-2002
Folder 76 Arms Race Study Group, University of Pittsburgh, 1980-1989
Folder 77 Chain of Life / Ribbon Events, 1983-1984
Folder 78 CMU Program on Peace and Security, 1987
Folder 79 De-Alerting Drama, 1999
Folder 80 Election 2000 Nuclear Weapons, 2000
Folder 81 Faculty for Social Responsibility U. of Pittsburgh, 1985
Folder 82 40 Years After Peace Week, 1985
Folder 83 Great Peace March, 1986
Folder 84 Nuclear Waste and Health, 1983-1996

Box 48
Folder 1 Health Studies of Radiation, 1975, 1982-1983
Folder 2 Nuclear Waste Shipments, 2001
Folder 3 Peace Crane, 2001
Folder 4 Pittsburgh Coalition to Prevent Nuclear War, 1985-1986
Folder 5 Pittsburgh Peace Network (UN Rally), 1982
Folder 6 Seneca Peace Camp, 1986
Folder 7 Sprawl
Folder 8 UN Special Session on Disarmament, 1988
Folder 9 Duquesne University - Western PA Campaign for CTB, 1993
Folder 10 Photo of CMU's Software Engineering Institute (SEI) funded by Pentagon (filed sideways)
Folder 11 Sample of Cartoons Used in New People (filed sideways)

Section: Economy / Citizens Budget Campaign of Western PA (CBC)

Folder 12 Miscellaneous
Folder 13 Military Iraq, 2001-2004
Folder 14 Poverty: Call to Renewal Bus Tour, 2004
Folder 15 Women's Budget Project, 1998
Folder 16 Corporate Issues, 2002
Folder 17 The Economy / Trade, 1999-2004
Folder 18 Environment / Oil, 2002-2004
Folder 19 Inequality
Folder 20 Jobs, 2001-2004
Folder 21 National Priorities Project, 2002
Folder 22 Sweatshops, 2004
Folder 23 Wal-Mart
Folder 24 Church Statements on Economic Justice, 2002
Folder 25-26 Religious Task Force on the Economy, 1997-2000
Folder 27 Keystone Minimum Wage, 2001
Folder 28 Common Sense/CBC National, 1997
Folder 29 Program on Corporations Law and Democracy, 1997
Folder 30 Congressional Voting Records, 1998-1999
Folder 31 CMU the Military, 2002
Folder 32 Disarmament, 1985-1994
Folder 33 Hiroshima, 1971, 1977
Folder 34 Military Budget, 1981-2004
Folder 35 Missile Defense, 2000-2004
Folder 36 Nuclear Bomb Policy, 1998-2004
Folder 37 Nuclear Waste Workers, 2004
Folder 38 Physicians for Social Responsibility, 2002-2004
Folder 39 Smart Security (Alliance for Nuclear Accountability), 1999-2004
Folder 40 Terrorism "The Bomb," 2002
Folder 41 Helen Woodson, 1993
Folder 42 Citizens Budget Campaign, 2001-2003
Folder 43 Business Taxes in PA, 2003
Folder 44 National Military Budget, 2005
Folder 45 Environment, 1991-2004
Folder 46 Corporate Issues (CEO pay, etc.), 2004
Folder 47 Economy Wages / Corporate, 2004
Folder 48 Pgh. Economy, 2001
Folder 49 Local/State Tax Disparities, 2003
Folder 50 Citizens for Global Solutions, 2004
Folder 51 Iraq, 2000-2004
Folder 52 Jobs - Overtime, 2004
Folder 53 Poverty / Income Taxes / Welfare, 2003-2004
Folder 54 War Resisters League - Military Spending, 1998-2003
Folder 55 Hearing with Rep. Mike Doyle, July 1, 2003
Folder 56-57 Minutes (incomplete) / Electoral Campaigns, 1997-2002
Folder 58-60 Brochures, Filers
Folder 61 City Council Hearing: Impact of Budget Cuts on Pgh., 2002
Folder 62 Economic Stats - PNC, 2002
Folder 63 PA Budget
Folder 64 Status of Women in PA
Folder 65-67 Mailing Lists, 1999-2003
Folder 68 Human Needs over Greed March and Rally, 2003
Folder 69 Federal Deficit, 2003-2004
Folder 70 Tax Cuts, 2001-2003
Folder 71 Articles and Letters, 2002-2003
Folder 72 PA and Federal Budget, 2002-2003
Folder 73 Ensuring Prosperity For All Statement and Wizard is Odd Skit, 2001
Folder 74 Star Wars Skit, 2001
Folder 75 Pittsburgh Redevelopment Plans, 2000
Folder 76 Rick Santorum Protest, 1998
Folder 77 Robert Bowman Event on Military Spending / Star Wars, 1996
Folder 78 Jane Blotzer Post-Gazette Series on Inequality, 1998
Folder 79 Agenda for Action / Religious Community, 1997
Folder 80 Church Statements

Box 49
Folder 1 Budgeting for the Common Good, 1997
Folder 2 Day Without the Pentagon, 1997
Folder 3 National Agenda for Action
Folder 4 Tax Day Actions, 1996-1997
Folder 5 Letters to the Editor, 1996
Folder 6 Focus on Inequality Workshops, 1996
Folder 7 March and Rally, October 1, 2003
Folder 8 CBC Lobby - Tax Cuts, 2003
Folder 9 Wizard is Odd Skit, March 7, 2001
Folder 10 City Council Hearing, May 6, 2002
Folder 11 Rebate the Rebate, 2001
Folder 12-16 It's Your Money, It's Your Vote Campaign, 1999-2000
Folder 17-27 Building a Just Economy, 1999
Folder 28 State and Local Taxes
Folder 29 Pittsburgh Budget, 2003-2004
Folder 30 Allegheny County, 1995, 2001
Folder 31 PA Demographics, 2003
Folder 32 Inequality, PA, 2000-2003
Folder 33 PA Tax Info, 2003
Folder 34 State Budget, 2002-2003
Folder 35 Bush Tax Cut, 2002
Folder 36 U.S. Economy, 2002-2003
Folder 37 Miscellaneous
Folder 38 National Priority Project, 2002
Folder 39-40 Federal Taxes / Estate Tax, 2002
Folder 41 Enron, 2002
Folder 42 International Monetary Fund (IMF) / North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Folder 43 Global Business, 2002
Folder 44 Paul O'Neill, 2004
Folder 45-46 Elected Officials - Congress
Folder 47 Stimulus Package, 2001
Folder 48 Women and the Economy

Section: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)

Folder 49 General Reports
Folder 50 Inequality
Folder 51 Inequality Articles (Not by CBPP)
Folder 52 Taxes and Other
Folder 53 International
Folder 54 Poverty
Folder 55 Social Security
Folder 56 State Issues

Section: Cooperating or Affiliated Groups

Folder 57 AFL-CIO, 1996-2002
Folder 58 Allegheny Institute ( Not affiliated), 1996
Folder 59 Alliance for Progressive Action, 2002
Folder 60 Living Wage Campaigns, 1998-2002
Folder 61-64 Association of Pittsburgh Priests, 2001-2004
Folder 65 Carrol, James
Folder 66-67 Black and White Reunion, 2002

Box 50
Folder 1 Citizens for Consumer Justice, 2000-2001
Folder 2 Clean Water Action, 2001
Folder 3 Committee for Appropriate Acknowledgment (Bayer Nazis), 1999
Folder 4 Consumer Health Coalition, 2000-2002
Folder 5 Earth Day, 2000
Folder 6 Gang Peace Council
Folder 7-8 Good Schools PA, 2001-2002
Folder 9 Haiti Solidarity Committee, 2000-2004
Folder 10 Hearts and Hands Together, 2001
Folder 11 Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, 1995-2000
Folder 12 INFACT (Kraft / Phillip Morris Boycott / Protest), 1999
Folder 13 Just Harvest, 2001
Folder 14 Media Campaigns, 1995-1997
Folder 15 Mainstream Media
Folder 16 PCTV - Pittsburgh Cable
Folder 17 Mexican Solidarity, 1999-2000
Folder 18 Million Mom March, 2000
Folder 19 Mon Valley Unemployed Committee, 1996
Folder 20-21 National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) / Pax Christi Pittsburgh, 2000
Folder 22 Pennsylvania Hunger Advocate Newsletter, December 1997
Folder 23 PA Low Income Housing Coalition, 2000-2001
Folder 24 Pittsburgh Social Forum
Folder 25-29 Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network / Gamaliel Foundation, 2000-2002
Folder 30 Pittsburgh Peace Institute, 1977-1990
Folder 31 PLANTA (Sweatshops), 2001
Folder 32 Religion and Labor Council, 2000-2002
Folder 33 Jack O'Malley, Labor Priest
Folder 34-35 Religious Task Force on the Economy, 1997-2001
Folder 36 Save Our Sons and Daughters (SO SAD)
Folder 37-38 Stand for Children, 1999-2000
Folder 39 Children's Sabbath, 1998
Folder 40 Three Rivers Fund, 1999
Folder 41-42 Sisters of Mercy - Together Against Violence / Violence Symposium, 2000
Folder 43 United Religious Initiatives, 2000
Folder 44-46 World Federalists Association of Pittsburgh, 2000-2002

Series V. Fifth Deposit (2009), 1962-2009

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains a variety of Thomas Merton Center records from the years 1962-2009 and is organized into three subseries: Administrative Files, Subject Files and Audio/Visual. Administrative Files include records pertaining to the running of the Center. Subject Files include records pertaining to peace and social justice issues as well as a significant run of the Center’s peace and justice newspaper, The New People, covering the years 1974-2008, though certain issues are missing, particularly from the 2000s. Audio/Visual includes photographs, slideshows, cassette tapes, sound reels, and VHS tapes, covering Center events and peace and social justice issues. Records are organized alphabetically within each subseries.

Subseries 1. Administrative Files 1980-2009

Scope and Content Notes:

Documenting the organization and administration of the Thomas Merton Center, these records include: volunteer records; financial/budget documents; board/staff documents; Center projects; staff and member retreats; and celebrations such as the Center’s yearly award dinner recognizing an individual for their work in peace and social justice. A significant part of the subseries includes Giving Tree records, the alternative holiday gift shop run by the Center to support workers in third-world countries. The administration subseries includes materials from 1980 to 2009.


Box 51
Folder 1 Advocacy Training, 1994
Folder 2 Annual Members Meeting, ca. 1997
Folder 3-4 Board and Steering Committee, 1988
Folder 5 Board/Staff, 1982-1983
Folder 6 Board/Staff, 1984
Folder 7 Board/Staff, 1985-1986
Folder 8 Board/Staff, ca. 1987
Folder 9 Board/Staff, ca. 1988-1989
Folder 10 Board/Staff, ca. 1990
Folder 11-12 Board/Staff, 1990-1991
Folder 13 Board/Staff, 1993
Folder 14-15 Board/Staff, 1993-1994
Folder 16 Board/Staff, 1994
Folder 17 Board/Staff Retreats, 1985-1991
Folder 18 Correspondence with Mayor Tom Murphy, 1994
Folder 19 East End Community Thrift Shop Volunteers List, 1997
Folder 20 Giving Tree, 1997
Folder 21 Giving Tree, 1998
Folder 22 Giving Tree, 1999
Folder 23 Giving Tree Ad and Logo Design, 1997
Folder 24 Giving Tree Banner/Sign Design, 1996
Folder 25 Giving Tree Events, 1995
Folder 26 Giving Tree Events, 1996
Folder 27 Giving Tree: Ideas from Old Staff, Etc.,
Folder 28 Giving Tree Job and Volunteer Descriptions, 1995
Folder 29 Giving Tree Loans, 1986-1999
Folder 30 Giving Tree Press Releases, 1989-1993
Folder 31 Giving Tree Records, 1986
Folder 32 Giving Tree Records, 1988
Folder 33 Giving Tree Records, 1992
Folder 34 Giving Tree Records, 1993
Folder 35 Giving Tree Records, 1994
Folder 36 Giving Tree Records, 1995
Folder 37 Giving Tree Records, 1996
Folder 38 Intern Evaluation, Elaine Kuhar, 2006
Folder 39 Internship Information, 1993
Folder 40 Letter to Board of Directors, 1998
Folder 41 New People Article Submission, 1987
Folder 42 New People Information, 2002
Folder 43 New People Statistics, 1991-1993
Folder 44 New Person Award, 1986
Folder 45 New Person Award, Anne Feeney, 1999
Folder 46 New Person Award, Labor and Community Solidarity, 2005
Folder 47 Peacemaker Series--TMC 30th Anniversary, 2002
Folder 48 Staff/Community Networking--Kevin Amos, 2008
Folder 49 Strategy Committee, 1993
Folder 50 Summer Retreat Merton House, 1980
Folder 51 Thomas Merton Award Dinner, 1988
Folder 52 Thomas Merton Award Dinner, Amy Goodman, 2004
Folder 53 Thomas Merton Award Dinner, Angela Davis, 2006
Folder 54 Thomas Merton Award Dinner, Archbishop Hunthausen, 1982
Folder 55 Thomas Merton Award Dinner, Cindy Sheehan, 2007
Folder 56 Thomas Merton Award Dinner, Don Dellums, 2000
Folder 57 Thomas Merton Award Dinner, Malik Rahim, 2008
Folder 58 Thomas Merton Award Dinner, Molly Rush, 1992
Folder 59 Thomas Merton Award Dinner, Richard Hughes, 1977
Folder 60 Thomas Merton Award Dinner, Father Roy Bourgeois, 2005
Folder 61 Thomas Merton Center Annual Report, 2000
Folder 62 Thomas Merton Center Annual Reports, 2003-2006
Folder 63 Thomas Merton Center Antiwar Rally, January 26, 2003
Folder 64 Thomas Merton Center Board Meetings, 1984-1987
Folder 65 Thomas Merton Center Budget Grants, 1997
Folder 66 Thomas Merton Center Community Report, 1995

Box 52
Folder 1 Thomas Merton Center Donation Letters, 1984-1986
Folder 2 Thomas Merton Center ED Applications/Interview Notes, 2005
Folder 3 Thomas Merton Center Events,
Folder 4 Thomas Merton Center Finances, 1990-1994
Folder 5 Thomas Merton Center Financial Records, 1983-1985
Folder 6 Thomas Merton Center Fundraising--"Birdie Blue," City Theatre, 2003
Folder 7 Thomas Merton Center Fundraising/Training, 2001
Folder 8 Thomas Merton Center Giving Tree and Thrift Shop Open House, 1994
Folder 9 Thomas Merton Center Internship Opportunities, University of Pittsburgh, 1996
Folder 10 Thomas Merton Center Job Descriptions, 1993
Folder 11 Thomas Merton Center Mission Statement and Goals, 1990s
Folder 12 Thomas Merton Center New People Fundraiser,
Folder 13 Thomas Merton Center Pappy Youth Program, 2002
Folder 14 Thomas Merton Center Project, New Voices Pittsburgh, 2009
Folder 15 Thomas Merton Center Projects, 2007-2008
Folder 16 Thomas Merton Center Public Relations, 1993
Folder 17 Thomas Merton Center Retreat, Alice and Staughton Lynd, 1987
Folder 18 Thomas Merton Center Retreat, Anthony Padavano, 1988
Folder 19 Thomas Merton Center Retreat, James Forest, 1982
Folder 20 Thomas Merton Center Retreat, Jim Thuline, 1986
Folder 21 Thomas Merton Center Retreat, Jim Wallis, 1983
Folder 22 Thomas Merton Center Retreat, Marie Dennis, 1996
Folder 23 Thomas Merton Center Retreat, Phil Berrigan, 1980
Folder 24 Thomas Merton Center Retreat, Richard Rohr, 1990
Folder 25 Thomas Merton Center Retreat, Sylvia Rosell, 1995
Folder 26 Thomas Merton Center Twentieth Anniversary Retreat, Jim Forest, 1992
Folder 27 Thomas Merton Center Twentieth Anniversary, 1992
Folder 28 Thomas Merton Center Volunteer Information, 2007
Folder 29 Thomas Merton Center Volunteer List, 1997
Folder 30 Thomas Merton Center Volunteer Thank You List, 1996
Folder 31 Thomas Merton Center Volunteer/Internship Information and Forms,
Folder 32 Thomas Merton Center Work-study Partnership with Chatham College, 1994
Folder 33 Volunteer Award Applications, 1995-1997
Folder 34 Volunteer List, 1994
Folder 35 Volunteerism--TMC set-up,

Subseries 2. Subject Files 1962-2008

Scope and Content Notes:

These records in the subject files subseries span the Center's existence from 1962 to 2008. These files document the different regional and international peace and social justice issues the Thomas Merton Center brought awareness to, or organized against through projects and protests in an effort to bring about social change. Several folders are devoted to Pittsburgh-area projects that dealt with issues of racism, war, apartheid, hunger, the rights of women and children, and labor. Also included is a run of the Center’s newspaper, The New People, which highlighted Center events, featured social justice articles, and acted as a source of information for other activists and like minded organizations on actions, campaigns, and events.

Folder 36 Alternative Christmas, 1979
Folder 37 Anti-Apartheid, South Africa, 1984
Folder 38 Arts Organizing Against Racism, 1997
Folder 39 CEASE Project/Information, ca. 2003
Folder 40 Chiapas Project, 2002
Folder 41 Citizens Budget Campaign, 2002
Folder 42 Concert, Mike Stout, 2000
Folder 43 Day of Reflection, Gregory Norbet, 1992
Folder 44 Death Penalty, 2007
Folder 45 Death Penalty Protest, 1995
Folder 46 Dick Gregory, 1974
Folder 47 The Effects of Nuclear War on the Pittsburgh Area, 1962
Folder 48 Euromissile Action Days, 1983
Folder 49 Evaluations, Urban League, 2001
Folder 50 Fair Shake Festival, 1976
Folder 51-52 Fair Shake Festival, 1977
Folder 53 Fair Trade, 2007
Folder 54-55 Fast For Life, 1982
Folder 56-58 F.B.I. Surveillance, Thomas Merton Center, 1980s

Box 53
Folder 1 Festive Fundraiser, 1979
Folder 2 Foot Washing Ceremony, 1986
Folder 3 Freedom Seder, 1988
Folder 4 Gandhi Event, 1983
Folder 5 Global Town Meeting Radio Broadcast, 1985
Folder 6 Good Neighbors Volunteers, 1996
Folder 7 Green Peace Correspondence
Folder 8 Greenham Common Woman Tour, 1984
Folder 9 Heinz Central America Phonathon and Meeting, 1986
Folder 10 Hiroshima Fifty Years Events, 1995
Folder 11 Human Rights Workshop, 1978
Folder 12 "I am a Man Fundraiser", 1997
Folder 13 Ida B. Wells Event, City Theatre, 2002
Folder 14 In Sisterhood Project, 2008
Folder 15 Ina Braden Center for Volunteer Programs, 1994
Folder 16 Indochina Peace Campaign, Pittsburgh, 1975
Folder 17 Iraq Petition, 1998
Folder 18 Iraq Vigil, February 26, 1998
Folder 19 Iraq Voices in the Wilderness, 1998
Folder 20 Jim Wallis Talk, 2000
Folder 21 Jubilee Conference, 1984-1986
Folder 22 Jubilee Soup Kitchen, 1979
Folder 23-24 June 12th Rally, New York City, 1982
Folder 25 Labor Struggles, 1999
Folder 26-28 Lenten Series, 1978, 1979, 1981
Folder 29 Lenten Series, Non Violence, ca. 1973
Folder 30 Lenten Series Advent Booklets, 1978-1981
Folder 31 Lenten Series Booklets, 1977-1984
Folder 32 Libya Bombing Protest, 1986
Folder 33 Marianist Voluntary Service Communities, 1979
Folder 34 May Day Peace March, 1999
Folder 35-36 May Day Stars of the 20th Century Essay Contest
Folder 37 May Day Stars of the 20th Century Essay Contest Winners
Folder 38 Military Issue: Star Wars, 2000-2001
Folder 39 Military Spending in Pittsburgh, 1984, 1986
Folder 40 National Rainbow Coalition, 1987
Folder 41 National Rainbow Coalition First Biennial Convention, 1987
Folder 42 National Rainbow Coalition Labor Network, 1993
Folder 43 National Youth Pro-Life Convention, 1985
Folder 44-55 The New People, 1974-1983

Box 54
Folder 1-29 The New People, 1984-2008
Folder 30 New Prison Construction Protest--Indiana, Pennsylvania, 1997
Folder 31 Nuclear Abolition, 2000-2008
Folder 32 Onehood, 2007
Folder 33 Pastors for Peace, 1992
Folder 34 Peace Development Fund, 2006
Folder 35 Pittsburgh Area Chapter Stand for Children, 2000
Folder 36 Pittsburgh Area Pax Christi, 1998
Folder 37 Pittsburgh Committee for a Comprehensive Peace in the Middle East, 1991
Folder 38 Pittsburgh Foundation, 2003
Folder 39 Pittsburgh Social Forum, 2002
Folder 40 Pittsburgh Study: Black Infant Mortality, 1984
Folder 41 Pittsburgh Volunteer Collaborative Pilot Program, 1994

Box 55
Folder 1 Pittsburghers Against Apartheid, 1983
Folder 2 Racism, 1985, 1997-1998
Folder 3 Raffle Licenses, 2006-2008
Folder 4 Regional Retreat, Fifteen Peace Groups, 1985
Folder 5 Renaissance Center, 1984
Folder 6 Rock Against Racism, 2002
Folder 7 Rock Against Racism, 2003
Folder 8 School of the Americas, 2001
Folder 9 Stand for Children, 2002
Folder 10 Stars for Justice, 2000
Folder 11 Stars for Justice Responses, 2000

Box 56
Folder 1 Thomas Merton Celebration, 1993
Folder 2 Three Rivers Network, 1983
Folder 3 Treatment for a Film on Dorothy Day,
Folder 4 United Way Day of Caring, 1995
Folder 5 University of Pittsburgh Hunger Strike, 1999
Folder 6 The Voice, 1976-1980
Folder 7 Women's Rights Issues, 1997
Folder 8 Working for Peace and Prosperity, 1987
Folder 9 Youngstown Steel, 1978

Subseries 3. Audio/Visual 1967-1997

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries includes a collection of over 500 photographs documenting Center activities, from staff retreats to community protests. Twelve slideshows used by the Center deal with issues including war, labor and world hunger. Over 120 cassette tapes, sound reels and VHS tapes feature speakers of varying prominence, speaking on the issues of peace and social justice dealt with throughout the rest of the collection.

Section: Images

Folder 10 All-Day Board/Staff Retreat, Thomas Merton Center,
Folder 11 Amos House, 1986
Folder 12 Anthony Padovano Retreat, 1988
Folder 13 Anti-Death Penalty Rally in Philadelphia WPCADP, 1995
Folder 14 Association of Pittsburgh Priests Protest Nuclear Testing, Nevada Test Site,
Folder 15 "Beyond Good Intentions," Anti-Racism Speaker Series, 1996
Folder 16 Board/Staff Planning, October 5, 1991
Folder 17 Christian Peacemakers Retreat, Kirkridge, 1992(?)
Folder 18 Citizens Budget Campaign, Paper Plate Campaign, Mothers Day, 1995
Folder 19 City Council Hearing, Citizens Budget Campaign, 1995
Folder 20 Close School of the Americas Protest in D.C., 1995
Folder 21 Declaration of Life Anti-Death Penalty Rally, 1994
Folder 22 Demonstration for Baghdad, Iraq Gulf War,
Folder 23 East End Community Thrift Shop Fashion Show,
Folder 24 Economic Concerns Meetings, 1996
Folder 25 End Blockade of Cuba Rally in DC,
Folder 26 Events and Meetings, January 1991
Folder 27 Free South Africa, Pittsburgh in Washington, June 1989
Folder 28 Gang Peace Council,
Folder 29 Guatemalan Speaking Tour, 1992
Folder 30 Haiti Celebration, 1994
Folder 31 Holiday Open House, 1995
Folder 32 Hopital Sainte Croix, 1992
Folder 33 International Exchange,
Folder 34 Jim Douglass Retreat, 1991
Folder 35 Jim Forest Retreat,
Folder 36 Jim Wallis and Richard Rohr Retreat, 1992
Folder 37 Kirkridge Christian Peacemakers Retreat, 1994
Folder 38 Kita Exhibit, University of Pittsburgh, Frick Art Museum, 1986
Folder 39 Merton Award, Dan Berrigan, 1988
Folder 40 Merton Award, Howard Zinn, 1991
Folder 41 Merton Award, Howard Zinn, Msgr Rice, 1991
Folder 42 Merton Award, Joan Baez, Duquesne Union Ballroom, 1975
Folder 43 Merton Award, Marian Wright Edelman, Children's Defense Fund, 1991
Folder 44 Merton Award, Molly Rush, 1992
Folder 45 Merton Award, Richard Rohr, 1994
Folder 46 Merton Retreat, Mt. St. Macrina,
Folder 47 Merton's Hermitage, Monastery at Gethsemani,
Folder 48 Middle East Peace, Trinity Cathedral, January-April 1991
Folder 49 Miscellaneous Friends and Events,
Folder 50 New Person Award, John Townsend (anti-nuclear weapons),
Folder 51 New Person Award, Joni Rabinowitz and Joyce Rothermel, 1995
Folder 52 New Person Award, Joni Rabinowitz and Joyce Rothermel, 1996
Folder 53 Nica Embargo,
Folder 54 Nicaragua,
Folder 55-56 Nicaragua San Isidro,
Folder 57 Nicaragua Witness for Peace,
Folder 58 Open House, 1997

Box 57
Folder 1 People,
Folder 2 Phon-a-thon Fundraiser, 1994
Folder 3 Pittsburgh City Council, 1992
Folder 4-5 Pittsburgh Coalition for a Comphrehensive Peace in the Middle East, Gulf War Protest/Prayer Service,
Folder 6 Pittsburgh North People for Peace, 1992
Folder 7 PPQ Quincentennial, Point Park Native Americans, 1991, 1992
Folder 8 Pray and Resist, 1992
Folder 9 Protest Murders in Central America, Four Nuns and Archbishop Oscar Romero,
Folder 10-11 Protesting War in El Salvador, New Hope Brigades, 1992
Folder 12 Protests,
Folder 13 Quest for Peace Cuba Rally in DC, November 1994
Folder 14 River City Campaign CD at Westinghouse HQ downtown Pittsburgh in Lobby, 1987
Folder 15 River City Campaign Protest SEI,
Folder 16-17 River City Ribbon around W and Display at Friends' Meeting,
Folder 18 Rodney King Demo in Pittsburgh, May 1992
Folder 19 Sculptures, 1992
Folder 20 Sister City, 1991
Folder 21 Sister City Picnic at Home of Jane Dirks and Steve Heitle, 1992
Folder 22 Sister City Pottery Show at Don Fisher's, 1992
Folder 23 Sister City Send Off to San Isidro, 1991
Folder 24 Stop Police Violence Protest,
Folder 25 Thomas Merton Center Advocacy Training Workshop, 1994
Folder 26 Thomas Merton Center Events, 1988-1991
Folder 27 Thomas Merton Center Giving Tree,
Folder 28 Thomas Merton Center Giving Tree, 1988-1989
Folder 29 Thomas Merton Center Pancake Breakfast, St. Mary Laurenceville, 1988
Folder 30 Thomas Merton Center Picnic, 1989
Folder 31 Thomas Merton Center Square Dance,
Folder 32 Thomas Merton Center Summer Picnic, Schenley Park, 1990
Folder 33 Thomas Merton Center Swim Party, 1994
Folder 34 Thrift Shop Holiday Open House, 1996
Folder 35 Urban Plunge, 1977
Folder 36 Vigil Against Wars in El Savador and Guatemala,
Folder 37 Automated Air War, B-1 Bomber Rockwell Int'l, USS Pittsburgh "Not in Our Name" Rally Slideshow,
Folder 38 The Dream of an Impenetrable Shield: Ballistic Missile Defense in the Nuclear Age Slideshow and Tape,
Folder 39 El Salvador Labor Slide Show,
Folder 40-41 "Guns or Butter?" Slideshow and Tape,
Folder 42 "Hands on a Future" Slideshow,
Folder 43 "I Have Heard the Cry of My People" Slideshow, Brazilian Bishops' Statement on Hunger, 1981
Folder 44 "I Have Three Children of My Own" Slideshow, The Packard Manse Media Project, 1978
Folder 45 "The Last Slide Show," The Packard Manse Media Project,
Folder 46 Thomas Merton Center Slideshow,
Folder 47 Thomas Merton Center Food First Slideshow/Filmstrip, ca. 1980
Folder 48 Thomas Merton Center Hostage at Hell's Bottom the Economy and the Pentagon Slideshow, Packard Manse Media Project, April 1983
Folder 49 "Under the Mushroom Cloud" Slideshow Script,

Section: Audio


Box 58
Cassette 1 Alice in Blunderland, 1982
Cassette 2 Reverend Allan A. Boesak, Daily Worship Service, June 6, 1984
Cassette 3 Father Bryan Hehir, For Justice Sake,
Cassette 4 City of Peace, 2-4-1 (SUMMIT UP), 1985
Cassette 5 Donahue and Rushdie, 20+ Writers,
Cassette 6 Joe Holland, "Background of the Pastoral", May 30, 1975
Cassette 7 John Hauchey, S.J., Justice and Life in Holy Spirit, 1975
Cassette 8 Maureen Clark, CSJ, Prison Ministry, October 13, 1986
Cassette 9 On Amnesty, Vietnam, 1973
Cassette 10 Pax Christi Conference, 1973
Cassette 11 Social Ministry in Church of Today and Tomorrow, Reverend Brian Hehir, 1979
Cassette 12 "Talking Across Lines", 1995
Cassette 13 Thomas Merton Center Slideshow,
Cassette 14 Thomas Merton Center 10th Anniversary,
Cassette 15 Troubadour of the Great King, John Michael Talbot,
Cassette 16 Vasily Shumov, My District, 1989
Cassette 17 Father Cyprian Davis, OSB, Black Spirituality in What We Have Seen and Heard, 1985
Cassette 18 Greer Gordon, The Study Guide on the Black Bishops Pastoral, 1985
Cassette 19 Father Joseph Brown, SJ, The Spiritual and Prophetic Voice of Black Literature, 1985

Box 59
Cassette 20 Art McDonald: American Catholicism and American Foreign Policy, October 1983
Cassette 21 Dan Sheehan, Christic Institute on Contragate/Lawsuit, 1987
Cassette 22 Ken Medema and Friends, El Dios Revelado, September 1986
Cassette 23 Special Meeting on Chile, APHA, November 1973
Cassette 24 U.S. Security and Central America, Robert W. White, 1988
Cassette 25 Gar Alperovitz, "The Consumer's Response: An Economic Analysis", CCUM Fall Conference, 1979
Cassette 26 Archbishop Marcus McGrath, "Economic Justice: A Global Religious Issue", CCUM Fall Conference, 1979
Cassette 27 Al Fritsch, "Appalachia",
Cassette 28 Al Fritsch,
Cassette 29 Holy Smoke: Biblical Reflections on the Energy Crisis, Packard Manse Media Project, 1980
Cassette 30 Peter Timmerman, Sustainable Ethical Development of the Earth, Environmental Week,
Cassette 31 Warren H. Lindner, Global Ethics, Environmental Week,
Cassette 32-34 "The Vulnerability of Jesus",
Cassette 35-37 "The Cry of the Wounded",
Cassette 38 "Opening our Hearts to the Spirit",
Cassette 39 Public Talk at BLANCHET,
Cassette 40-42 "Growing in Jesus",

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Cassette 43 "Guns or Butter", SANE Slide Show,
Cassette 44 Michael Klare, "Armsrace", Carlow College, November 16, 1984
Cassette 45 National Council for A World Peace Tax Fund,
Cassette 46 The National Security State, Gore Vidal, March 1988
Cassette 47 Presbyterian Mennonite Shalom Conference, 1987
Cassette 48 "Who's Ahead?: The Debate over Defense", CBS Reports, April 20, 1977
Cassette 49 Anima Bose: Gandhian Nonviolence, 1984
Cassette 50 Jim Wallis: Living the Disarmed Life,
Cassette 51 Michael Johnson: Two Styles of Nonviolence M. Ghandi, M. King,
Cassette 52 Peace Pilgrim,
Cassette 53 Shelley Douglass, River City Campaign, 1986
Cassette 54 Beyond War: An Economic Perspective, Dr. Gary Williams, 1985
Cassettes 55 Carl Sagan, Do We Have A Future?, 1987
Cassette 56 Beyond War: Children in the Nuclear Age, Annette Bain, 1985
Cassette 57 Days to Remember, Read by Marcy Murdock,
Cassette 58 Gordon Cosby, "Where do we root our security?",
Cassette 59 Helen Cladicott, M.D., "I Have Three Children of My Own", 1979
Cassette 60 Helen Cladicott, M.D., Individual Responsibility, NFPC Convocation, October 1983
Cassette 61 Helen Cladicott, M.D., The Pastoral: Basis for individual Responsibility, October 25-28, 1983
Cassette 62 Jim Douglass, Friend Meeting House, August 16, 1981
Cassette 63 "John, Mary, MIRV & MaRV: The Arms Race & the Human Race", Operation Turning Point, 1979
Cassette 64 "The Last Slideshow", 1978
Cassette 65 Raymond Hunthausen, Finding Our Way Back: A Christian Response to Nuclear Weapons, 1982
Cassette 66 Rich Hayden, Nuclear Power, January 11, 1978
Cassette 67 Under the Mushroom Cloud, FAS Nuclear War Education Project,

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Cassette 68 Allowing God's Love to Reprogram Our Relationships,
Cassette 69 Reverend Charles Gallagher, "The Family is Good News",
Cassette 70 Constance Cumby, The New Age Movement,
Cassette 71 A Dialogue about Annulments,
Cassette 72 Stephen Kelleher, "Divorce and Remarriage",
Cassette 73 Jeanie Wylie, Dealing with Surveillance,
Cassette 74-75 Phillip Agee and the CIA,
Cassette 76 Anthony Padovano, "The Inevitable Catholic," 1973
Cassette 78 Jim Wallis, Community Pittsburgh, 1983
Cassette 77 Henri Nouwen, February 2, 1985
Cassette 79 Jim Wallis, The Desert, Prayer, and Resistance, September 1983
Cassette 80 Reverend Matthew Fox, Developing American Prayerfulness for Today...For Tomorrow,
Cassette 81 Richard Rohr, "Breathing Under Water",
Cassette 82 Sister Anne Carr, The Church in Progress: Engendering the Future, 1975
Cassette 83 Sister Clarita Trujillo, Journey to Justice: A Call to Action and Liberation, 1977
Cassette 84 Bishop Judith Craig, August 3, 1987
Cassette 85 Sister Margaret Farley, The Moral Imperatives for the Ordination of Women, 1975
Cassette 86 Sister Mary Daniel Turner and Sister Margorie Tuite, Possibility and Vision: Synthesis and Strategy, 1975
Cassette 87-88 Sister Marie Augusta Neal, Models for Future Priesthood, 1975
Cassette 89 Sheila Collins, Chains that Bind, Second Conference on the Ordination of Roman Catholic Women, 1978
Cassette 90 Frances Moore Lappe, World Hunger, 1975
Cassette 91 Reverend John McRaith, "Food and Agriculture: Who Eats?", 1979
Cassette 92 Sharing Global Resources, 1977
Cassette 93 Why Hunger?,

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Reel 1 Andrew Young, "Racism and the War", Al Hubbard Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Pat Reardon "Abraham and Faith", "Death", 1972
Reel 2 Animals,
Reel 3 Father Donald McIlvane, Thomas Merton Center New Person Award Dinner, June 7, 1973
Reel 4 Gods of Metal, ca. 1983
Reel 5 James Carroll, "Reflections on Being Mild" Part I, Homily at Mass, "Contemplation", 1972
Reel 6 James Carroll, "Reflections on Being Mild" Part III, "Prayer",
Reel 7 James Carroll, "Resistance and Contemplation", Poetry,
Reel 8 Joe Hughes and Larry Kessler (TMC founder), WDUQ, December 1973

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Reel 9-10 Molly Rush and Joe Hughes, WTAE Radio Ron Jaye Talk Show, Neutron Bomb and Arms Race, Part I & II, September 11, 1977
Reel 11 Nonviolence: Tivoli, Dorothy Day, et all, 1967, 1969
Reel 12 Pat Reardon, "Vocation and Conversion", Joe Reardon, "Thomas Merton Prophet",
Reel 13 Seymour Melman, "Economic Conversion", E.C. Bloke, "International Response to War", Dean Stendal, "Judgement and Mercy",
Reel 14 Time,

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Reel 15 Brazilian Bishops, "I Have Heard the Cry of My People",
Reel 16 James Carroll, "Building Community via Liturgy and Social Apostulate", "Community",
Reel 17 James Carroll, "Liturgy", "Poverty, Charity, Obedience and Contemplative Activism in Social Apostulate",
Reel 18 Father Joseph Healy, "Come to Life", "Connections", "Immediacy",
Reel 19 Father Joseph Healy, "The Converted Church", Dave Cormier, "United Farm Workers",
Reel 20 Father Joseph Healy, "Humor", Father Tazoli, "Collapse",
Reel 21-23 White Against Black,

Section: Video


Box 65
Videotape 1 Andrew Carnegie, American Experience, PBS, 1997
Videotape 2 Building Pittsburgh, 1991
Videotape 3 Chain of Life, Women and Civil Disobedience, River City Campaign,
Videotape 4 Children at Risk,
Videotape 5 Life Together: The Hutterian Bruderhof,
Videotape 6 Oxfam America Community, Bangladesh,
Videotape 7 Put-Down, Franciscan Communications Center, 1973