Peace Links Records Second Addendum

MC 907b

Special Collections Department
University of Arkansas Libraries

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Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
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Email: specoll@uark.edu

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Vera Ekechukwu, 2011.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Peace Links
Title
Peace Links Records Second Addendum
Inclusive Dates
1983-2001
Identification
MC 907b
Extent
3 linear feet (3 boxes)
Language
Materials are in English.
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The Peace Links Records Second Addendum was donated by the organization to the Special Collection Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, after the official closure of Peace Links effective June 30, 2001.

Processing Information

Processed by Vera Ekechukwu; completed in January 2011.

Preferred Form of Citation

Peace Links Records Second Addendum (MC 907b), Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

Betty Bumpers was born in Charleston, Arkansas in 1925 and married Dale Bumpers in 1949. She has three children--Brent, Bill, and Brooke. Mrs. Bumpers was a former school teacher in Charleston and, during the 1970s, was the principal force behind the successful immunization program that raised Arkansas to number one in the country in percentage of pre-school and schoolage children who had been immunized against childhood diseases.

In 1982 Betty Bumpers and a group of like-minded women founded Peace Links in Little Rock, Arkansas. Mrs. Bumpers credits the founding of Peace Links to her daughter's fears about a nuclear catastrophe. These fears made Bumpers realize the danger of nuclear war is real. Her determination to work to eliminate the threat of nuclear war was strengthened by conversations with other women.

Peace Link's purpose is to reach new groups of people, particularly but not exclusively women, and help involve them in eliminating the nuclear threat. Relying on the principle of networking, Peace Links seeks to educate the public about nuclear war and through such activities as their U.S./Soviet Women's Exchange, promote dialogue between countries that may lead to alternative solutions to nuclear war. Peace Links backs no particular political candidate nor any particular legislation. Instead, it works through other organizations, such as churches, garden clubs, and professional organizations, to disseminate information so that people may act and vote intelligently on the issues of peace.

Scope and Content Note

The collection comprises administrative and financial records including audit reports, budgets and bank statements; materials pertaining to initiatives of Peace Links and similar organizations concerning eliminating the threat of nuclear war; files with literature and resource material concerning mostly the issue of the threat of nuclear war; photographs; and audio and video recordings. Contained also is material donated by a member of the Asheville, North Carolina, Peace Links Chapter. This material pertains to Peace Links nation-wide special project “Peace Child” that took place in 1989 and includes a poster, T-shirt, promotional pins/buttons and a VHS videocassette.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by topic.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Administrative Records: Fenton Communications Correspondence, 2000

Box 1 Folder 2

Administrative Records: Legal Council of Harmon, Curran and Tousley Materials, 2000

Box 1 Folder 3

Administrative Records: National Peace Foundation Agreement, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 4

Administrative Records: Peace Links Closure/Dissolution Materials, 2001

Box 1 Folder 5

Administrative Records: Peace Links Registered Agent Materials, 1982-1998

Box 1 Folder 6

Administrative Records: Peace on Earth Gala Materials, 1999

Box 1 Folder 7

Administrative Records: Peace on Earth Gala Materials, 2000

Box 1 Folder 8

Administrative Records: Peace Servicemark Materials, 1990

Box 1 Folder 9

Administrative Records: Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND) Agreement, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 10

Administrative Records: Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) Fiscal Agent Materials, ca. 1982-1984

Box 1 Folder 11

Betty Bumpers Speeches and Discussion Points, ca. 1987-1999

Box 1 Folder 12

Financial Records: Audit Report, 1987-1989

Box 1 Folder 13

Financial Records: Bank Statements, January-June 2000

Box 1 Folder 14

Financial Records: Bank Statements, July-December 2000

Box 1 Folder 15

Financial Records: Budget, Revenue and Comparison Reports, 1983-1985

Box 1 Folder 16

Financial Records: Budget, Revenue and Comparison Reports, 1988-1990

Box 1 Folder 17

Financial Records: Budget, Revenue and Comparison Reports, 1990-1995

Box 1 Folder 18

Financial Records: Budget, Revenue and Comparison Reports, 1996-1997

Box 1 Folder 19

Financial Records: Budget, Revenue and Comparison Reports, 1997-1998

Box 1 Folder 20

Financial Records: Crestar Bank Materials, 1999

Box 1 Folder 21

Financial Records: Disbursements Journal and General Ledger, 1999

Box 1 Folder 22

Financial Records: “Every Child by Two” Invoices, 1994

Box 1 Folder 23

Financial Records: Financial Reports, ca. 1990-1997

Box 1 Folder 24

Financial Records: Income Tax Form 990, 1983-1990

Box 1 Folder 25

Financial Records: Income Tax Form 990, 1991-1996

Box 1 Folder 26

Financial Records: Peace Pal Bunny Account Materials, ca. 1987-1994

Box 1 Folder 27

Abolition 2000: A Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons Resource Materials, 1999-2000

Box 1 Folder 28

Arms Transfers Literature, ca. 1998-2000

Box 1 Folder 29

Back from the Brink: A Campaign to Take Nuclear Weapons Off Alert Organizer’s Information Packet, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 30

Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities Materials, ca. 1990-2000

Box 1 Folder 31

Center for Defense Information Materials, ca. 1998-1999

Box 1 Folder 32

Cogan Communications Materials, 1999

Box 1 Folder 33

Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) Literature and Newspaper Clippings, 1998-2000

Box 1 Folder 34

Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) Editorials, ca. 1998-2000

Box 1 Folder 35

Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) Test Anxiety Materials, 1999

Box 1 Folder 36

Congressional Research Service (CRS) Packet on Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), ca. 1998-1999

Box 2 Folder 1

Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) Women’s Initiative, 1999

Box 2 Folder 2

Coalition to Reduce Nuclear Danger (CRND) Issue Briefs, 1999

Box 2 Folder 3

Disarmament Clearing House Resource Materials, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 4

Foreign Relations and Nuclear Weapons Issues Literature, ca. 1999

Box 2 Folder 5

Fourth Freedom Forum Materials, 1999-2001

Box 2 Folder 6

Friends Committee on National Legislation Materials, 1999

Box 2 Folder 7

Global Action to Prevent War Information Package, 1999

Box 2 Folder 8

The Hague Appeal for Peace Conference, May 11-15, 1999

Box 2 Folder 9

Military Spending/Budget Materials, ca. 1999-2000

Box 2 Folder 10

National Coalition for Peace and Justice Materials, 1999-2000

Box 2 Folder 11

National Priorities Project Materials, 1998

Box 2 Folder 12

National Priorities Project Materials, 1999

Box 2 Folder 13

Nuclear Abolition Resource and Action Kit, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 14

Nuclear Weapons Chart, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 15

Nuclear Weapons Stockpile Program Materials, 2000

Box 2 Folder 16

Peace Action Newsletter, 1999-2000

Box 2 Folder 17

Peace Links Nuclear Abolition Project, 1999

Box 2 Folder 18

Peace Links Nuclear Abolition Project, 2000

Box 2 Folder 19

START II Ratification Information, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 20

United Nations (UN) Materials, ca. 1996-2000

Box 2 Folder 21

Weapons in Space Resource Materials, 1999-2000

Box 2 Folder 22

Women for Responsible National Security Campaign, 2000

Box 2 Folder 23

Women Leaders for Responsible Security (WRLS) Materials, 2000 Women Waging Peace Materials, 1999

Box 2 Folder 24

Women Strike for Peace Materials, 1999

Box 2 Folder 25

Women Waging Peace Materials, 1999

Box 2 Folder 26

Women’s Action for New Direction (WAND) Materials, 2000

Box 2 Folder 27

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPE) Materials, ca. 1999

Box 2 Folder 28

“Youth Links=Safe Schools,” Campaign and Project Materials, 1998-2001

Box 2 Folder 29

Y2K Nuclear Implications Materials, 1999

Box 3 Folder 1

The Hague Appeal for Peace Conference Photographs, May 11-15, 1999 (Images 1-85)

Box 3 Folder 2

United Nations (UN) Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing, China Photographs, September 4-15, 1995 (Images 86-93)

Box 3 Folder 3

Celebration to Peaceful Alternative to Violence Photographs, n.d. (Images 94-101)

Box 3 Folder 4

“Youth Links=Safe Schools” Photographs, 1998-2001 (Images 102-136)

Box 3 Folder 5

Hague Appeal for Peace, 1999 (Audio Cassettes)

Box 3 Folder 6

Back from the Brink: End the Nuclear Threat Now, December 1, 1999 (VHS)

Box 3 Folder 7

Test Anxiety: Should America Ratify the CTBT, 1999 (VHS)

Box 3 Folder 8

Peace Links Lapel Pins (5)

Box 3 Folder 9

Dedication Plaque “Dale and Betty Bumpers Vaccine Research Center. National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, June 09, 1999

Box 3 Folder 10

Award to Betty Bumpers “Immunize Your Little Texan By Two: Shots Across Texas” National Infant Immunization Week, April 17, 1999

Box 3 Folder 11

“The City of Hiroshima: The Peace Park with the Atom-Bomb Dome” Banner

Box 3 Folder 12

“Peace Child” Performance Poster, T-shirt, Promotional Buttons and VHS Videocassette, Asheville, North Carolina Peace Links Chapter, 1989

END OF COLLECTION

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