Series 630 - Nuclear disarmament

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Nuclear disarmament

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  • 1956-1965 (Creation)

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57 cm of textual records (6 boxes)

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Series consists of material reflecting Russell’s activity and leadership with such groups as the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), the Committee of 100, and other peace organizations and protest groups. Included are correspondence, drafted and official statements, news clippings, forms, and minutes as well as copies of booklets, leaflets, flyers, circular letters, and bulletins. Includes correspondence with Canon L. John Collins, among others. Correspondence of Russell’s secretary, Ralph Schoenmann, who was heavily involved in the formation of the Committee of 100, is also included. Letters from Russell are typescript copies.

Acquired with both Archives 1 and Archives 2. The print Archives 2 finding aid reads in part: “Beginning in 1962, these files continue the CND files of Archives I. then there is a file of detailed draft and official statements concerning the split between Russell and Canon Collins. Russell subsequently resigned from CND. The files continue with Committee of 100 documents--letters, statements, mimeographed minutes, etc.--ending shortly after Russell's resignation as President of the Committee early in 1963. A second box is full of leaflets and other printed ephemera.”

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The correspondence is arranged chronologically; printed materials are mostly filed at the end of the series. Where used in Box 10.45, the document numbers correspond to BRACERS document number order.

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Online: For a listing of the letters in this series, use the advanced search screen of BRACERS. In the “Class” field, enter series number: 630.

Print: For the items acquired as part of Archives 2, see K. Blackwell and C. Spadoni, The Second Archives of Bertrand Russell (Bristol: Thoemmes, 1992), pp. 251-252.

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Box numbers for this series: 1.44-1.47 (RA1), 10.45-10.46 (RA2)

There are no document numbers for boxes 1.44-1.47 and 10.46, but document numbers for box 10.45 are 630.149301-630.149717.

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