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First accession, 1977-1989
Manuscript Collection MC 907

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BETTY BUMPERS and PEACE LINKS

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.


THE COLLECTION

Betty Flanagan Bumpers, founder of Peace Links, has designated the Special Collections Department of the University of Arkansas Libraries as the official repository for Peace Links's permanently valuable records. Betty Bumpers donated the first installment to Special Collections on March 30, 1989.

The Peace Links Records consist of correspondence, financial records, minutes and reports, brochures, newsletters, clippings, photographs, audio and video recordings, and other papers.

The Records contain 12 series--Administrative Records, Funding Sources, State and International Links, Special Projects, Conferences and Other Events, Support Organizations, Publications, Nuclear Age Educational Material, Press and Media, Photographs, Audio and Video Recordings, and Awards and Artifacts. Future installments of records from the organization's headquarters will be arranged in these series and inventoried on supplemental pages to this finding aid.

Processed by Mary Beth Lohr and Anthony Wappel, July 1992. Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas.


Series 1. Administrative Records, 1977-1986. Boxes 1-10.

This series contains administrative records kept by the Board of Directors of Peace Links. Records include correspondence, Board of Director's records, financial records, and personnel records.
    Subseries 1. Correspondence, 1977-1986.
    Correspondence has been divided into five groups--Betty Bumpers (President), (Boxes 1-3); Executive Director, (Boxes 4-6); National Coordinator, (Box 7); and other officials, (Box 7). Other officials include the State Coordinator, and Communications Director. Within each group, correspondence has been arranged chronologically.
    Box 1. Betty Bumpers.
  1. 1977-1981.
  2. Jan, 1982 - Aug, 1982.
  3. Sept, 1982 - Dec, 1982.
  4. Jan, 1983 - Apr, 1983.
  5. May, 1983 - Dec, 1983.
  6. Jan, 1984 - Mar, 1984.
  7. Apr, 1984 - Aug, 1984.
  8. Sept, 1984 - Dec, 1984.
  9. Jan, 1985 - Apr, 1985.
    Box 2. Betty Bumpers.
  1. May, 1985 - July, 1985.
  2. Aug, 1985.
  3. Sept, 1985.
  4. Oct, 1985 - Dec, 1985.
  5. Jan, 1986.
  6. Feb, 1986.
  7. Mar, 1986.
  8. Apr, 1986.
  9. May, 1986.
    Box 3. Betty Bumpers.
  1. July, 1986 - Aug, 1986.
  2. Oct, 1986 - Dec, 1986.
  3. 1987.
  4. 1988.
  5. n.d.
    Box 4. Executive Director.
  1. 1982.
  2. 1982 "Odd Ball Letters."
  3. 1983.
  4. Jan, 1984 - June, 1984.
  5. July, 1984.
  6. Aug, 1984.
  7. Sept, 1984.
  8. Oct, 1984.
  9. Nov, 1984.
  10. Dec, 1984.
  11. Jan, 1985.
  12. Feb, 1985.
  13. Mar, 1905.
  14. Apr, 1985.
    Box 5. Executive Director.
  1. May, 1985.
  2. June, 1985.
  3. July, 1985.
  4. Aug, 1985.
  5. Sept, 1985.
  6. Sept, 1985, continued
  7. Oct, 1985.
  8. Oct, 1985, continued
  9. Nov, 1985.
  10. Dec, 1985.
    Box 6. Executive Director.
  1. Jan, 1986.
  2. Feb, 1986.
  3. Mar, 1986.
  4. Apr, 1986.
  5. May, 1986.
  6. June, 1986.
  7. July, 1986.
  8. Aug, 1986.
  9. Sept, 1986.
  10. Oct, 1986.
  11. Nov, 1986.
  12. Dec, 1986.
    Box 7. National Coordinator.
  1. May, 1982.
  2. June, 1982.
  3. July, 1982.
  4. Aug, 1982.
  5. Sept, 1982.
  6. Oct, 1982 - Dec, 1982.
    Other Officials.
  7. State Coordinator, 1982-1983.
  8. State Coordinator, 1984.
  9. State Coordinator, 1985.
  10. Communications Director, 1982-1985.
    Subseries 2. Board of Directors' Records, 1982-1987.
    Box 8
  1. Incorporation Papers, Statements of Belief, and other general information about Peace Links.
  2. Leadership Network, Mar, 1985 - Nov, 1985.
  3. National Advisory Council, Apr, 1982 - Aug, 1982.
  4. Board of Directors' meetings, Feb, 1983 - Mar, 1986.
  5. Planning and Policy, June, 1982 - Nov, 1982.
  6. Work plans, Aug, 1982.
  7. Goals, 1983-1984.
    Box 9
  1. 1983 annual report and progress report.
  2. 1984 annual report and progress reports.
  3. 1985 annual meeting--correspondence.
  4. 1985 annual meeting--planning.
  5. 1985 annual meeting--invitations.
  6. 1985 annual meeting--annual report.
  7. 1985 field reports.
  8. 1985 staff reports.
  9. 1987 annual report packet.
    Subseries 3. Financial Records, 1982-1986.
    Box 10
  1. 1982.
  2. 1983.
  3. 1984.
  4. 1985.
  5. 1986.
    Subseries 4. Personnel Records, 1982-1986.
    Box 10 (cont.)
  6. Patricia Antonisse, 1982.
  7. Elinor Bedell, 1982.
  8. Aimee L. Bernstein, 1984.
  9. Arden Cummings, 1986.
  10. Laurie Daschle Fulton, 1983-1984.
  11. Nancy Graham, 1982.
  12. Sebra Hawkins, 1984.
  13. Susan Herschkowitz, 1984.
  14. Arden C. Hyde, 1985.
  15. Sarah Matthews, 1982.
  16. Nancy Ramsey, n.d.
  17. Donnan Runkel, 1982-1985.
  18. Caroline B. Schwarzwaller, 1983.
  19. Interns, 1983-1986.

Series 2. Funding Sources, 1982-1987. Boxes 11-12.

This series contains records pertaining to the funding of Peace Links and are exclusive of funding attributed to donations made by the general public. Funding records consist of three subseries--Fundraisers, Grant Foundations, and Funding Proposals. Fundraisers contain records pertaining to special fund raising events such as the 1983 Arnaz-Luckinbill fundraiser, and the 1986 Peace Links Auction. Grant Foundations consist of Peace Links' files on various foundations. The files contain correspondence and other papers. Funding proposals contain proposals Peace Links submitted throughout the years.
    Subseries 1. Fundraisers, 1983-1986.
    Box 11
  1. Fundraising ideas, n.d.
  2. Arnaz - Lunkenbill Fundraiser, 1983.
  3. New York fundraiser, 1985.
  4. Peace Links Auction, 1986.
  5. Peace Links Holiday Peace Parties, 1984-1986.
    Subseries 2. Grant Foundations, 1982-1987.
    Box 11 (cont.)
  6. Lists of potential foundation support, 1982-1986.
  7. Boehm Foundation, 1983-1987.
  8. Carnegie Corporation, 1983-1984.
  9. Carnegie Corporation, 1985-1988.
  10. Columbia Foundation, 1983-1986.
  11. Felice Foundation, 1985.
  12. Field Foundation, 1982-1987.
  13. Henry P. Kenlall Foundation, 1983-1987.
  14. Kettering Foundation, 1983-1988.
  15. MS Foundation For Women, 1984-1986.
  16. Charles H. Revson Foundation, 1985.
  17. Rockefeller Foundation, 1983-1985.
  18. Scherman Foundation, Inc. 1982-1987.
  19. Topsfield Foundation, 1983-1987.
  20. Youth Project 101 Foundation, 1984.
    Subseries 3. Funding Proposals, 1982-1987
    Box 12
  1. Grant request list, 1983-1984.
  2. Funding proposal, 1982-1983.
  3. Funding proposal, 1983-1984.
  4. Funding proposal, 1984-1985.
  5. Funding proposal, 1984-1987.

Series 3. State and International Links, 1982-1987. Boxes 13-30.

This series contains records that the National Peace Links office in Washington, D.C. kept on State Peace Link groups and on international peace-oriented individuals. The series consists of four subseries--general information, individual states, international links, and membership activities.
    Subseries 1. General Information, 1982-1985.
    General information contains information about state organizing efforts. This subseries also contains an incomplete set of regional year end reports, state news blurbs, and various membership lists.
    Box 13
  1. General Information, 1982.
  2. State Organizing information, n.d.
  3. State Blurbs, n.d.
  4. Regional year-end reports, 1983.
  5. Regional year-end reports, 1984.
  6. Regional year-end reports, 1985.
  7. Active contacts, n.d.
  8. Miscellaneous mailing lists, n.d.
  9. Miscellaneous mailing lists, n.d.
    Subseries 2. Individual State Links, 1982-1987.
    This subseries contains records on individual states. The subseries is arranged alphabetically by state. Within each state there may be files of correspondence, monthly reports, state publications, and other papers. Correspondence is arranged by year, and then alphabetically by correspondent. Peace Links maintained this arrangement so that the state correspondence files could be used as membership rosters. Monthly reports are an incomplete set of reports depicting state activities. If the state published a newsletter it is in a file labelled "publications." Other papers might contain miscellaneous notes, flyers describing events sponsored by state organizations, and newspaper clippings.
    Box 14
  1. Alabama correspondence, 1982.
  2. Alabama correspondence, 1983.
  3. Alabama correspondence, 1984.
  4. Alabama correspondence, 1985.
  5. Alabama publications, 1984.
  6. Alabama notes and other papers, 1984.
  7. Alaska correspondence, 1982-1983.
  8. Alaska correspondence, 1984-1986.
  9. Arizona correspondence, 1982-1983.
  10. Arizona correspondence, 1984.
  11. Arizona correspondence, 1984, continued.
  12. Arizona correspondence, 1985.
  13. Arizona correspondence, 1985-1986.
  14. Arizona monthly reports, 1984 and n.d.
  15. Arizona notes and other papers, 1983-1985.
    Box 15
  1. Arkansas correspondence, 1982-1983.
  2. Arkansas correspondence, 1983.
  3. Arkansas correspondence, 1983.
  4. Arkansas correspondence, 1984.
  5. Arkansas correspondence, 1984.
  6. Arkansas correspondence, 1985.
  7. Arkansas correspondence, 1985, 1986, 1987.
  8. California correspondence, 1982-1983.
  9. California correspondence, 1983, continued.
  10. California correspondence, 1983, continued.
  11. California correspondence, 1983, continued.
    Box 16
  1. California correspondence, 1984.
  2. California correspondence, 1984, continued.
  3. California correspondence, 1984, continued.
  4. California correspondence, 1984, continued.
  5. California correspondence, 1984, continued.
  6. California correspondence, 1985.
  7. California correspondence, 1985, continued.
  8. California correspondence, 1985, continued.
  9. California correspondence, 1985, continued.
  10. California correspondence, 1986.
  11. Colorado correspondence, 1983-1985.
  12. Connecticut correspondence, 1983.
  13. Connecticut correspondence, 1984.
  14. Connecticut correspondence, 1985-1987.
    Box 17
  1. Delaware correspondence, 1983-1985.
  2. District of Columbia correspondence, 1982-1983.
  3. District of Columbia correspondence, 1983, continued.
  4. District of Columbia correspondence, 1983, continued
  5. District of Columbia correspondence, 1983, continued.
  6. District of Columbia correspondence, 1984.
  7. District of Columbia correspondence, 1984, continued.
  8. District of Columbia correspondence, 1984, continued.
  9. District of Columbia correspondence, 1984, continued.
  10. District of Columbia correspondence, 1984, continued.
  11. District of Columbia correspondence, 1984, continued.
    Box 18
  1. District of Columbia correspondence, 1985-1986.
  2. District of Columbia notes and other papers
  3. Florida correspondence, 1982, 1983.
  4. Florida correspondence, 1984-1986.
  5. Georgia correspondence, 1982-1985.
  6. Georgia notes and other papers.
  7. Hawaii correspondence, 1983-1985.
  8. Idaho correspondence, 1983-1985.
  9. Illinois correspondence, 1982-1983
  10. Illinois correspondence, 1983.
    Box 19
  1. Illinois correspondence, 1984.
  2. Illinois correspondence, 1985-1986.
  3. Illinois notes and other papers, 1984.
  4. Indiana correspondence, 1983-1984.
  5. Indiana correspondence, 1984-1985.
  6. Indiana notes and other papers.
  7. Iowa correspondence, 1982-1983.
  8. Iowa correspondence, 1984.
  9. Iowa correspondence, 1985.
  10. Iowa notes and other papers.
  11. Iowa weekly and monthly reports, 1985.
  12. Iowa publication, n.d.
  13. Iowa newsletters.
  14. Iowa notes and other papers.
    Box 20
  1. Kansas correspondence, 1982-1985.
  2. Kansas notes and other papers, 1983-1984.
  3. Kansas notes and other papers, 1986.
  4. Kansas weekly and monthly reports, 1983-1985.
  5. Kansas publications, 1983.
  6. Kansas notes and other papers, 1986.
  7. Kentucky notes and other papers, 1986.
  8. Kentucky monthly reports, 1985.
  9. Kentucky correspondence, 1982-1986.
  10. Louisiana correspondence, 1982-1985.
  11. Louisiana notes and other papers, 1986.
  12. Louisiana publications, 1984.
  13. Louisiana Monthly Reports.
  14. Louisiana Notes and Other Papers.
  15. Maine correspondence, 1983-1986.
  16. Maine Monthly Reports, 1985.
  17. Maryland correspondence, 1983.
  18. Maryland correspondence, 1984.
  19. Maryland correspondence, 1985.
  20. Maryland correspondence, 1985-1986.
  21. Maryland notes and other papers, 1984.
    Box 21
  1. Massachusetts correspondence, 1982-1983.
  2. Massachusetts correspondence, 1984.
  3. Massachusetts correspondence, 1984-1987.
  4. Massachusetts notes and other papers, 1983-1984.
  5. Michigan correspondence, 1982-1983.
  6. Michigan correspondence, 1984.
  7. Michigan correspondence, 1985-1986.
  8. Michigan Monthly Reports, 1984-1985.
  9. Michigan Publications.
  10. Michigan notes and other papers, 1982-1983.
  11. Minnesota correspondence, 1982-1983.
  12. Minnesota correspondence, 1984-1986.
  13. Minnesota monthly reports, 1986.
  14. Minnesota Publications, 1985.
  15. Minnesota notes and other papers, 1985.
    Box 22
  1. Mississippi correspondence, 1983, 1985, and 1986.
  2. Missouri correspondence, 1982-1983.
  3. Missouri correspondence, 1984.
  4. Missouri correspondence, 1985-1986.
  5. Missouri weekly reports, 1983.
  6. Missouri notes and other papers, 1982-1984.
  7. Missouri notes and other papers,
  8. Montana correspondence, 1983.
  9. Montana correspondence, 1984-1985.
  10. Montana notes and other papers, 1983.
    Box 23
  1. Nebraska correspondence, 1983-1986.
  2. Nevada correspondence, 1982-1983.
  3. Nevada correspondence, 1984.
  4. Nevada correspondence, 1985-1986.
  5. Nevada monthly reports, 1984-1985.
  6. Nevada publications, 1985.
  7. Nevada notes and other papers, 1983-1985.
  8. New Hampshire correspondence, 1982-1986.
  9. New Jersey correspondence, 1983.
  10. New Jersey correspondence, 1984-1986.
  11. New Mexico correspondence, 1982-1983.
  12. New Mexico correspondence, 1984-1986.
  13. New Mexico Notes and other papers, 1983.
    Box 24
  1. New York correspondence, 1982-1983.
  2. New York correspondence, 1983.
  3. New York correspondence, 1983.
  4. New York correspondence, 1984.
  5. New York correspondence, 1984.
  6. New York correspondence, 1984.
  7. New York correspondence, 1985.
  8. New York correspondence, 1986.
  9. New York monthly reports, 1984.
  10. Notes and other papers.
    Box 25
  1. North Carolina correspondence, 1983.
  2. North Carolina correspondence, 1984.
  3. North Carolina correspondence, 1985-1986.
  4. North Carolina monthly reports, 1984.
  5. North Carolina notes and other papers
  6. North Dakota correspondence, 1983-1986.
  7. Ohio correspondence, 1982-1983.
  8. Ohio correspondence, 1983.
  9. Ohio correspondence, 1984.
  10. Ohio correspondence, 1985.
  11. Ohio correspondence, 1986.
  12. Ohio notes and other papers, 1983-1984.
  13. Ohio notes and other papers.
    Box 26
  1. Oklahoma correspondence, 1982-1983.
  2. Oklahoma correspondence, 1984.
  3. Oklahoma correspondence, 1985-1986.
  4. Oklahoma monthly reports.
  5. Oklahoma publications.
  6. Oklahoma notes and other papers.
  7. Oregon correspondence, 1983.
  8. Oregon correspondence, 1984.
  9. Oregon correspondence, 1985-1986.
  10. Pennsylvania correspondence, 1982.
  11. Pennsylvania correspondence.
  12. Pennsylvania correspondence.
    Box 27
  1. Pennsylvania correspondence, 1984.
  2. Pennsylvania correspondence, 1984.
  3. Pennsylvania correspondence, 1985.
  4. Pennsylvania correspondence, 1985.
  5. Pennsylvania correspondence, 1986.
  6. Pennsylvania monthly reports, 1984-1985.
  7. Pennsylvania publications.
  8. Pennsylvania notes and other papers.
  9. South Carolina correspondence, 1982-1987.
  10. South Carolina monthly reports, 1984.
  11. South Carolina notes and other papers, 1983-1985.
  12. South Dakota correspondence, 1983-1986.
  13. South Dakota notes and other papers.
    Box 28
  1. Tennessee correspondence, 1982-1983.
  2. Tennessee correspondence, 1984.
  3. Tennessee correspondence, 1985.
  4. Tennessee monthly reports, 1984-1985.
  5. Tennessee publications, 1985.
  6. Tennessee notes and other papers, 1984-1985.
  7. Texas correspondence, 1982-1983.
  8. Texas correspondence, 1985-1986.
  9. Texas monthly report, 1984-1985.
  10. Texas publications.
  11. Texas notes and other papers.
    Box 29
  1. Utah correspondence, 1983-1986.
  2. Utah monthly reports, 1984.
  3. Utah notes and other papers.
  4. Vermont correspondence, 1983-1986.
  5. Virginia correspondence, 1982-1983.
  6. Virginia correspondence, 1984.
  7. Virginia correspondence, 1984.
  8. Virginia correspondence, 1985.
  9. Virginia correspondence, 1986.
  10. Virginia notes and other papers.
    Box 30
  1. Washington correspondence, 1982-1983.
  2. Washington correspondence, 1984.
  3. Washington correspondence, 1985.
  4. Washington correspondence, 1986.
  5. West Virginia correspondence, 1983-1986.
  6. West Virginia monthly reports, 1985.
  7. West Virginia notes and other papers.
  8. Wisconsin correspondence, 1982-1983.
  9. Wisconsin correspondence, 1984.
  10. Wisconsin correspondence, 1985-1986.
  11. Wisconsin monthly reports, 1985.
  12. Wisconsin notes and other papers.
  13. Wyoming correspondence, 1983-1986.
    Subseries 3. International Links, 1982-1985.
    This subseries consists of two files. The first contains general information about international peace programs exclusive of Peace Links' U.S./Soviet Women's Exchange program. The second file contains correspondence arranged alphabetically by country.
    Box 30 (cont.)
  14. International program, 1982-1984.
  15. International correspondence, 1982-1985.
    Subseries 4. General Membership Activities, 1982-1985.
    This subseries contains information about nationwide activities sponsored by Peace Links to increase membership and to further disseminate knowledge about Peace Links. This subseries includes files on Coffee Parties and the Congressional wives membership groups.
    Box 30 (cont.)
  16. Coffee Party Notes n.d.
  17. Coffee Party Reports, 1984.
  18. Congressional wives--activities, 1982-1985.
  19. Congressional wives--lists, n.d.
  20. Congressional wives--notes, n.d.
  21. Peace Panel, 1983-1984.
  22. Volunteers, 1983-1984.

Series 4. Special Projects, 1982-1988. Boxes 31-38.

This series contains records about some of the special nationwide projects sponsored by Peace Links. The records have been divided into six subseries--Peace Day, Peace Quilt, Peace Ribbon, Political Petitions, U.S./Soviet Women's Exchange, and Women's Forum/Women's Vote Project. These projects are ongoing; therefore within each subseries records have been arranged chronologically. Records contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other projects.
    Subseries 1. Peace Day.
    Box 31
  1. 1982 Peace Day--correspondence.
  2. 1982 Peace Day--planning.
  3. 1982 Peace Day--reports.
  4. 1982 Peace Day--clippings.
  5. 1982 Peace Day--other papers.
  6. 1983 Peace day--correspondence.
  7. 1983 Peace Day planning.
  8. 1983 Peace Day--invitations.
  9. 1983 Peace Day--clippings.
  10. 1983 Peace Day--other papers.
  11. 1984 Peace Day.
  12. 1985 Peace Day.
    Subseries 2. Peace Quilt.
    Box 32
  1. Correspondence, 1983-1986.
  2. Certification Log, 1984-1985.
  3. Notes and other papers, 1983-1985.
  4. McCall's Press Kit, 1985.
    Subseries 3. Peace Ribbon.
    Box 32 (cont.)
  5. Correspondence, 1985.
  6. Notes, 1985.
  7. Reception, 1985.
  8. Publicity, 1985.
    Subseries 4. Political Petitions.
    Box 33
  1. Reagan Petition, 1985.
  2. Reagan Petition, 1985.
  3. Reagan Petition, 1985.
  4. Test Ban Petitions, 1985-1986.
  5. "Write a Letter" Party and other papers.
    Subseries 5. U.S./Soviet Women's Exchange.
    Box 34
  1. 1982 correspondence.
  2. 1982 U.S./Soviet Editions Conference.
  3. 1983 correspondence.
  4. 1983 correspondence.
  5. 1983 USSR Trip Briefing Book.
  6. 1983 Notes and other papers.
    Box 35
  1. 1984 correspondence.
  2. 1985 correspondence.
  3. 1985 correspondence.
  4. 1985 correspondence.
  5. 1985 correspondence.
  6. 1985 general information.
  7. 1985 planning notes.
  8. 1985 planning notes.
  9. 1985 invitations.
  10. 1985 D.C. exchange conference.
    Box 36
  1. 1985 Packets.
  2. 1985 Packets.
  3. Group 1--Kansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee.
  4. Group 2--North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania.
  5. Group 3--Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota.
  6. Group 4--Arizona, Nevada, Utah.
  7. Washington, D.C.
  8. 1985 Host communities.
  9. 1985 USSR Exchange Questionnaires.
  10. 1985 Clippings.
  11. 1985 Clippings.
  12. 1985 Clippings.
    Box 37
  1. 1986-1987 correspondence.
  2. 1987 general information.
  3. 1987 planning.
  4. 1987 other papers.
  5. 1987 clippings.
  6. 1988 Panels.
    Subseries 6. Women's Forum and Women's Vote Project.
    Box 38
  1. Correspondence, 1982-1984.
  2. Correspondence, 1985-1986.
  3. Women's Forum--Workshop Script, n.d.
  4. Women's Forum--Kansas and Oklahoma, 1984.
  5. Women's Vote Project--General Information, 1983-1984.
  6. Women's Vote Project--Notes, n.d.
  7. Women's Vote Project--Newsletter, 1984.

Series 5. Conferences and Other Events, 1977-1988. Boxes 39-42.

This series contains papers pertaining to conferences and other events Betty Bumpers and other Peace Links officials attended and/or were invited to attend. This series is arranged chronologically by event and includes Betty Bumpers' itineraries, invitations, brochures, and other papers pertaining to the conference or event.
    Box 39
  1. 1976-1977 National Suicide Prevention Program.
  2. 1977 Planned Parenthood, and 1979 Hilton Park Conference.
  3. 1981-1982 Committee for National Security
  4. 1981-1982--other conferences and events.
  5. 1981-1982--other conferences and events.
  6. Apr, 1983, Oregon conference--"What About the Russians?"
  7. May, 1983, Minneapolis Conference.
  8. June, 1983, Women's Leadership Conference on National Security.
  9. July, 1983, National Women's Political Caucus.
  10. Jan, 1983 - June 1983--other conferences and events.
  11. July, 1983 - Dec, 1983--other conferences and events.
    Box 40
  1. March, 1984, Security in the Nuclear Age.
  2. Apr, 1984, United Methodist Women.
  3. June, 1984, World Policy Institute.
  4. Sept, 1984, Connecticut Courthouse.
  5. Sept, 1984, National Women's Conference in preventing Nuclear War.
  6. Sept, 1984, On the Fate of the Earth.
  7. Oct, 1984, National Strategies conference for Women of Color.
  8. Jan, 1984 - Feb, 1984--other conferences and events.
  9. Mar, 1984--other conferences and events.
  10. Apr, 1984 - May, 1984--other conferences and events.
  11. June, 1984--other conferences and events.
    Box 41
  1. July, 1984 - Sept, 1984--other conferences and events.
  2. Oct, 1984 - Dec, 1984--other conferences and events.
  3. Feb, 1985, National Governor's Association.
  4. June, 1985, Women's Leadership Conference.
  5. July, 1985, National Forum for Women--Pre-Nairobi conference.
  6. Jan, 1985 - Mar, 1985--other conference and events.
  7. Apr, 1985 - May, 1985--other conference and events.
  8. June, 1985 - Aug, 1985--other conferences and events.
  9. Sept, 1985 - Dec, 1985--other conferences and events.
  10. Jan, 1986 - Mar, 1986--other conferences and events.
  11. Apr, 1986 - May, 1986--other conferences and events.
  12. June, 1986 - Aug, 1986--other conferences and events.
    Box 42
  1. Jan, 1987 - Dec, 1987--other conferences and events.
  2. 1988--other conferences and events.
  3. n.d.--other conferences and events.

Series 6. Support Organizations, 1983- 1986. Box 43.

This series contains literature pertaining to organizations sympathetic to Peace Links' concerns. The papers are arranged alphabetically by organization name.
    Box 43
  1. Lists of support groups, n.d.
  2. American Association of University Women, 1983-1984.
  3. Other organizations, "A" - "G."
  4. Other organizations, "H" - "N."
  5. Peace Round Table, 1983-1984.
  6. Other organizations "P."
  7. Sarvodaya, 1983.
  8. Other organizations "U."
  9. Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament, 1984-1986.
  10. Other organizations, "W" - "Y."

Series 7. Publications, 1984-1989. Boxes 44-46.

This series contains literature published by Peace Links. Subseries 1 contains newsletters, which are arranged alphabeti- cally by title and then chronologically. Subseries 2 contains Peace Links brochures, and Subseries 3 contains packets used by Peace Links to disseminate knowledge on approaching a host of issues including "fear of nuclear war," "governmental process," and "understanding the Soviets."
    Subseries 1. Newsletters.
    Box 44
  1. Connection, 1984-1985.
  2. Connection, 1986-1987.
  3. Connection, 1988-1989.
  4. Connection, Layouts, 1984.
  5. Connection, Layouts, 1985.
  6. Connection, Layouts, 1986.
  7. Friday Letter, 1984.
  8. Friday Letter, 1984, continued.
  9. Friday Letter, 1985.
  10. Friday Letter, 1986.
  11. The Link, 1986-1988.
  12. State Links, 1982-1984.
  13. Other newsletters, 1988-1989.
    Subseries 2. Brochures.
    Box 45
  1. Peace Links brochure, n.d.
  2. Peace Links brochure--working draft, 1982.
  3. Peace Links brochure--working draft, 1983.
  4. Peace Links brochure--update, 1984.
    Subseries 3. Packets.
    Box 45 (cont.)
  5. Celebrate Peace Kit, n.d.
  6. Coffee Party Packet, 1984.
  7. Conflict Revolution Kit, 1989.
  8. Coordination's Packet, 1982.
  9. Educational Packet, n.d.
  10. Global Awareness Kit, 1989.
  11. Governmental Process Packet, 1984.
  12. How to...Kit, n.d.
    Box 46
  1. How to talk to your children about nuclear war, n.d.
  2. Information Packet, n.d.
  3. Information for R.N. Convention, n.d.
  4. Peace Begins, 1989.
  5. Peace Linking, 1989.
  6. Peace Linking in the Religious Community, 1989.
  7. Peace Panel Packet, 1984.
  8. Reach for Peace, 1989.
  9. Understanding the Soviets, 1989.
  10. Vote Peace Kit, 1989.
  11. Publications Surveys, 1987 and n.d.

Series 8. Nuclear Age Educational Material. Boxes 47-49.

This series consists of literature Peace Links officials kept in order to make more informed decisions about life in the nuclear age, in general, and the threat of nuclear war, in particular. The series contains three subseries--Literature on the effects of nuclear war, literature on political responses to those threats, and general resources.
    Subseries 1. Effects of Nuclear War.
    Box 47
  1. Nuclear Threat--U.S./Soviet Military Balance, 1982.
  2. Statements on nuclear war by national organizations, 1982.
  3. Nuclear war literature, 1982-1985.
  4. Nuclear war clippings, 1982-1985.
    Subseries 2. Political Responses.
    Box 47 (cont.)
  5. Civil Defense Proposals, 1982.
  6. Congressional REsponses, 1983-1984.
  7. Defense Budget, 1983.
  8. Disarmament Proposal, 1982-1983.
  9. Nuclear Negotiations Project, 1984.
  10. Poll and Questionnaires, 1984.
  11. U.S. Bishops' Pastoral Letter on War and Peace, 1983.
    Subseries 3. General Resources.
    Box 48
  1. Defense articles and brochures, 1984-1985.
  2. "Defense for a Civilized World," 1987.
  3. Elisa Melamed articles, n.d.
  4. Material donated by Diane Blair, 1981.
  5. Citizen Active manuals, 1981-1985.
  6. Effective Handouts for Peace Links Audiences, 1981-1985.
    Box 49
  1. Other articles, 1980-1982.
  2. other articles, 1983.
  3. Other articles, 1984.
  4. Other articles, 1985-1986.
  5. Other articles, n.d.
  6. Other brochures handouts, and pamphlets.
  7. Other brochures handouts, and pamphlets.
  8. Other newspaper clippings, 1982-1988.

Series 9. Press and Media, 1982-1988. Box 50.

This series contains correspondence to press and media supportive of Peace Links' causes. The series also contains lists of press contacts, news releases, and newspaper clippings.
    Box 50
  1. Correspondence with press contacts, 1982-1986.
  2. Press contacts--lists, n.d.
  3. Press contacts--notes, n.d.
  4. Press releases, 1982-1985.
  5. Clippings, 1980.
  6. Clippings, Mar, 1982 - June, 1982.
  7. Clippings, July, 1982 - Sept, 1982.
  8. Clippings, Oct, 1982.
  9. Clippings, Nov, 1982 - Dec, 1982.
  10. Clippings, 1983.
  11. Clippings, 1984.
  12. Clippings, 1985.
  13. Clippings, 1986-1987.
  14. Clippings, 1988.

Series 10. Photographs. Box 51.

This series contains photographs of Betty Bumpers and other Peace Links at different events. Photographs are arranged by year and then by event.

Negatives.


Series 11. Audio and Video Recordings, 1982-1987. Boxes 52-53.

This series contains audio and video recordings of interviews and other events sponsored by Peace Links and/or used by Peace Links for educational purposes. The series contains two subseries--audio recordings and video recordings. Each subseries is arranged alphabetically by title of recording. Audio recordings have been removed to the Special Collections User Cassette storage. Videocassettes marked with an asterisk are 3/4", all others 1/2".
    Subseries 1. Audio-Recordings.
    Cassette storage
  1. Arkansas Peace Links Panel, Jan 27, 1983.
  2. The Arms Race, n.d.
  3. Betty Bumpers, Citizenship Responsibility to Peace, 1986.
  4. Betty Bumpers, A Time To Make Peace, September 11, 1982.
  5. Betty Bumpers on National Public Radio, n.d.
  6. Betty Bumpers on WALC call-in show, n.d.
  7. Betty Bumpers on "Woman's World," December 18, 1983.
  8. Beyond War, n.d.
  9. Kosta Tripis, Howard Hiatt, Penny Janeway, Jan 15, 1987.
  10. A Matter of Death...or Life?
  11. Millions of Moms.
  12. Music for sing alongs and rallies.
  13. Nuclear Reflections, Women from Southern Oregon, n.d.
  14. Peace and the Nuclear Arms Race, May 8, 1982.
  15. Peace Links: The Trip to Russia (From "New Voices," Nov.9, 1987).
  16. Peace Links Conference, June 24, 1987 (incomplete, missing part 1).
  17. Peace Links Santa Fe meeting, Sept. 26, 1983.
  18. Radio broadcast of a simulated nuclear attack on Little Rock, n.d.
  19. Rosalynn Carter, Sept. 29, 1982.
  20. Sanity and Survival, Jerome D. Frank, M.D., March 13, 1958.
  21. Soviet Women, 1985.
    Subseries 2. Video Recordings.
    Boxes 52-53
  1. Arkansas Community Service Awards.
  2. Betty Bumpers interview.
  3. Christian Jacks Show.
  4. Drops of Water, Grains of Sand.
  5. The Global Atmosphere.*
  6. Iowa Peace Institute.
  7. Making Things Happen.
  8. Meryl Streep, M.O.M.*
  9. News coverage.
  10. Peace Day Celebration, Jonesborogh, Tenn.*
  11. Peace Links/Heifer Project International.
  12. Soviet Womens visit to Norman.
  13. Touch Stone #608, Beth Wilson and Jim Reed.
  14. Understanding Our Neighbors.

Series 12. Awards and Artifacts. Box 54.

This series contains awards give to Betty Bumpers as well as many artifacts, including a Peace Day scroll from Washington County, Arkansas, and miscellaneous buttons. Artifacts also include a map illustrating areas in the U.S. restricted to Soviet officials. Other artifacts include several broadside which have been removed to the Special Collections Department's broadside collection.
    Subseries 1. Awards.
    Box 54
  1. Arkansas Society, May 2, 1983.
  2. Hendrix College Honorary Director's of Laws Degree, June 2, 1984.
  3. Hendrix College Board of Trustees Plaque, 1987.
  4. Unitarian Universalist Peace Network, Mar 26, 1986.
  5. City of Boston, Massachusetts, Resolution, Mar 26, 1986.
  6. District of Columbia Peace Day Proclamation, Oct 10, 1982.
    Subseries 2. Artifacts.
    Box 54 (cont.)
  7. Clark Co., Nevada scroll appreciating Peace Links, Oct 24, 1985.
  8. Washington Co., Arkansas Peace Day Scroll, Oct 10, 1982.
  9. Glass Peace Links emblem, n.d.
  10. Miscellaneous buttons and other items, n.d.

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