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Fonds RC0034 - Canadian Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament fonds

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Canadian Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament fonds

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RC0034

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  • 1959-1969 (Creation)

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4 m of textual records

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Canadian Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (1958-1965)

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The organization was founded in the winter of 1958 by Mary Van Stolk of Edmonton to protest the dangers of nuclear fallout. Mrs. Stolk travelled across Canada, meeting clergymen, businessmen, academics, politicians, and others, gathering a consensus to form a national committee. Hugh L. Keenlyside was named provisional chairman of the committee which was then named the Committee for the Control of Radiation Hazards. In March 1961 the national office was set up in Toronto. Mrs. Van Stolk was replaced as Executive Secretary by F.C. Hunnius. The major policy initiative of the group was a national petition against nuclear weapons for Canada. In the winter of 1962 the organization changed its name to the Canadian Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CCND). The organization was active until 1965.

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The fonds contains minutes, correspondence, branches and affiliates, finances, activities, national petition, publications, research files, seminars, office files, publications, publications for other peace groups, clippings, small posters and other material

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Immediate source of acquisition

The first accrual was obtained from the former executive in 1977. The second accrual was obtained from the former executive (after being stored in another location) in 1989. The third accrual (2014-015) was acquired from Stig Harvor in May 2014.

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The fonds consists of three accruals. The first accrual is roughly arranged in the following series: minutes, correspondence, branches and affiliates, finances, activities, national petition, publications, research files, seminars. The second accrual (05-1989) is arranged in the following series: Toronto Committee for Survival, correspondence and office files, financial records, publications, activities, correspondence and publications for other peace groups, other material. The Bulletin (Canadian Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Edmonton Branch) has been removed and catalogued as part of Resarch Collection's serials collection. The third accrual consists of correspondence, clippings, small posters, and some publications.

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There are no access restrictions. However some project files suffered extensive water damage at the home of Mrs. Nancy Pocock. Those files are noted in the finding aid and must be handled with extreme care.

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First Accrual: Finding Aid
Second Accrual: Finding Aid
Third Accrual: Finding Aid

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No further accruals are expected.

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RC0034

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