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Finding Aid to Vietnam Veterans Against the War/Winter Soldier Organization, California Nevada Regional records, 1966-1978 (bulk 1972-1974)
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Series 1: California-Nevada Regional Office, 1969-1976

Physical Description: Cartons 1-4; Carton 5, folders 1-9; Oversize Folder 1

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Content/Description

Divided into four sub-series: Office Files, Northern California Sub-region, Southern California Sub-region, and National Organization. Correspondence, scattered throughout the collection, is arranged chronologically within folders. Includes position papers, meeting minutes, leaflets and miscellaneous material relating to regions, sub-regions, chapters and the national organization.
 

Subseries 1.1: Office Files, 1971-1975

carton 1, folder 1

Organization 1974-1975

 

Correspondence

carton 1, folder 2

Active Duty, 1973-1975

carton 1, folder 3-4

Friedman, Jeanne, 1973-1975

carton 1, folder 5

Hager, Bill, 1973-1974

carton 1, folder 6

Schorr, Sam, 1973

carton 1, folder 7

Wheby, Russ, 1974

 

Miscellaneous

carton 1, folder 8-11

Incoming, 1972-1974, undated

carton 1, folder 12-19

Outgoing, 1972-1974

carton 1, folder 20

Form letters to members, 1972-1975

carton 1, folder 21

Steering Committee minutes, 1975

carton 1, folder 22

Regional reports, 1974, undated

carton 1, folder 23-33

Regional conferences, 1971-1975

carton 1, folder 34-35

Financial records, 1971-1975

 

Projects

carton 1, folder 36

Air War Vote, 1972

carton 1, folder 37

Operation Last Patrol, 1972

carton 1, folder 38

Operation County Fair, 1973-1974

carton 1, folder 39-40

Washington, D.C. demonstration 1974

carton 1, folder 41

Bird Air Demonstration, 1975

carton 1, folder 42

Operation Babylift, 1975

carton 1, folder 43-44

Position paper relating to split, drafts, and related material, 1975

carton 1, folder 45

Working papers, Jeanie Dolly, 1973

carton 1, folder 46

Papers, undated

carton 1, folder 47

Leaflets, 1973-1975

carton 1, folder 48

Leaflet layouts, undated

carton 1, folder 49

Staff questionnaires, [1974?]

carton 1, folder 50

Mail logs, 1974

carton 1, folder 51

Mailing lists, undated

carton 1, folder 52

Favorite Sons, vol. 1, nos. 1-3 1973-1974

carton 1, folder 53

V.V.A.W. News, vol. 1, no. 32, paste up 1972

carton 1, folder 54

Miscellaneous, 1974-1975

 

Subseries 1.2: Northern California Sub-Region, 1969-1975

carton 2, folder 1

Steering Committee minutes, 1972-1973

carton 2, folder 2

Memos, 1973

carton 2, folder 3-5

Sub-regional conferences, 1973-1974

carton 2, folder 6

Sub-regional report, 1975

carton 2, folder 7

Anti-imperialist Caucus, minutes, 1975

carton 2, folder 8-9

Application forms, A-Z, 1971-1974

carton 2, folder 10

Leaflets, undated

carton 2, folder 11

Photographs, undated

carton 2, folder 12

Miscellaneous, undated

oversize-folder 2

Building plans, undated

 

Northern California Chapters

carton 2, folder 13-16

Bay Area, 1971-1972

carton 2, folder 17-20

Berkeley Veterans for Peace, 1969-1971

 

East Bay

carton 2, folder 21

Correspondence, 1973-1974

carton 2, folder 22

Meeting minutes, 1973

carton 2, folder 23

Reports, undated

carton 2, folder 24

Legal Defense Committee-Bob Hood, 1974

carton 2, folder 25

Leaflets, circa 1973-1974

carton 2, folder 26

Position paper on the Revolutionary Union, 1975

carton 2, folder 27

The Pentagon, GI coffeehouse, 1972

carton 2, folder 28

Tune up benefits, 1973

carton 2, folder 29

East Bay Chapter Newsletter 1974-1975

carton 2, folder 30

Inside/Outside 1974

carton 2, folder 31

Miscellaneous 1974

carton 2, folder 32

Mid-Peninsula, 1975

carton 2, folder 33

Monterey, 1972, undated

carton 2, folder 34

Palo Alto, 1974

carton 2, folder 35

Redwood City, 1973-1974

carton 2, folder 36

Sacramento, 1972

 

San Francisco

carton 2, folder 37

Correspondence, 1971-1974

carton 2, folder 38

Meeting minutes, 1972-1975

carton 2, folder 39

Reports, 1974-1975

carton 2, folder 40

Gay draft and military counseling, 1972

carton 2, folder 41

Project one, undated

carton 2, folder 42-43

Telephone log, 1972-1973

carton 2, folder 44-45

Mike McCain calendars and notes, circa 1972-1973

carton 2, folder 46

Miscellaneous, 1972-1975

carton 2, folder 47-49

San Jose, 1972-1975

carton 2, folder 50-55

Santa Cruz, 1974-1975

carton 2, folder 56

South Bay, 1973

 

Subseries 1.3: Southern California Sub-Region, 1971-1975

carton 2, folder 57

Correspondence, 1974

carton 2, folder 58

Meetings, 1973-1974

carton 2, folder 59

Application forms, A-Z, 1971-1974

carton 2, folder 60

Southern California Winter Soldier Organization Newsletter, no. 1,Southern California Winter Soldier Organization Newsletter, no. 1, 1975

carton 2, folder 61

Miscellaneous, undated

 

Southern California Chapters

carton 2, folder 62

Irvine, 1974-1975

carton 2, folder 63

Lompoc, 1973

carton 2, folder 64

Long Beach, 1972-1974

 

Los Angeles

carton 2, folder 65-67

Correspondence, outgoing, 1972

carton 2, folder 68

Chapter updates, 1972

carton 2, folder 69

Operation Six Million Victims, [1972?]

carton 2, folder 70

Peace on Earth Campaign, 1972

carton 2, folder 71

Miscellaneous, 1972-1973

carton 2, folder 72

Orange County, 1972-1973

carton 2, folder 73

San Bernardino/Riverside, 1973-1974

carton 2, folder 74

San Diego, 1974-1975

carton 2, folder 75

San Fernando Valley, 1974

carton 2, folder 76

San Luis Obispo, 1972

carton 2, folder 77-79

Santa Barbara, 1973-1975

carton 2, folder 80

Venice, 1974

carton 2, folder 81

Ventura, 1974

carton 2, folder 82

Whittier, 1973

 

Subseries 1.4: National Organization, 1970-1976

carton 3, folder 1

By-laws, undated

carton 3, folder 2

Articles of Incorporation, 1970 undated

carton 3, folder 3

Organization, circa 1973

carton 3, folder 4

Form letters, 1974-1975

carton 3, folder 5

National Steering Committee Organization, 1972, undated

carton 3, folder 6-14, 43

Meetings, 1972-1974

carton 3, folder 15

National Working Committee on Objectives, [1974?]

carton 3, folder 16

National Committee to Defend VVAW/WSO and National Defense Fund, [1972?]

carton 3, folder 17-18

Gainesville 8 Conspiracy Defense Committee, 1972

oversize-folder 1

Rally poster, 1973

 

Regional Division

carton 3, folder 19

Regional Coordinating Committee, 1971

 

South

carton 3, folder 20

Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, 1973

carton 3, folder 21

Florida, Georgia, 1973-1974

carton 3, folder 22

Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, 1972-1974

 

East Coast

carton 3, folder 23

Northeast (Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine), 1972-1974

carton 3, folder 24

New York, Northern New Jersey, 1973-1974

carton 3, folder 25-26

New York State, 1972-1974

 

Midwest

carton 3, folder 27-28

Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, 1972-1974

carton 3, folder 29

Northern Illinois, Iowa, 1972-1973

carton 3, folder 30

Eastern Missouri, Southern Illinois, 1972-1974

carton 3, folder 31

Moinkwvawpa (Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Western Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania), 1974

carton 3, folder 32

Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, circa 1973

carton 3, folder 33

Wisconsin, Minnesota, 1970-1975

carton 3, folder 34-36

Great Plains (Kansas, Western Missouri, North and South Dakota, Nebraska), 1972-1974

 

West

carton 3, folder 37

Alaska, Washington, 1973

carton 3, folder 38

Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, 1973-1974

carton 3, folder 39

Idaho, Montana, 1972

carton 3, folder 40

New Mexico, Arizona, 1973

carton 3, folder 41

Oregon, 1972

carton 3, folder 42

Chapter lists, 1973-1975

 

G.I. Project (NOSCAM)

carton 4, folder 1

Organization, 1972-1974

carton 4, folder 2

Anti-Military Program, 1974

carton 4, folder 3

G.I. Coffeehouses, 1971 undated

carton 4, folder 4

National G.I. Conference, Chicago, 1974

carton 4, folder 5

G.I. Organizer’s Workshop Weekend, 1974

carton 4, folder 6

G.I. News, newsletter, 1974

carton 4, folder 7

Pamphlets, 1971-1973

carton 4, folder 8

Miscellaneous, 1973

 

National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (NAARPR)

carton 4, folder 9-10

Administrative files, 1972-1975

 

California projects

carton 4, folder 11-12

Political Prisoners Defense Committee -- Riverside, Gary Lawton, 1972-1975

carton 4, folder 13

Billy Dean Smith, 1972

carton 4, folder 14

Karl Armstong Defense Fund, 1973

carton 4, folder 15

Patrick Chenoweth Defense Committee, 1973

carton 4, folder 16

Chino Defense Committee, 1973

carton 4, folder 17

Columbia Eagle Liberation Defense Committee, Alvin Glatkowski, 1973

carton 4, folder 18

Chicago 15 Defense, Tom Smit, 1974

carton 4, folder 19

Ruchell Magee Defense, 1974

carton 4, folder 20

San Quentin Six Defense Committee, 1974-197?

 

National Projects

carton 4, folder 21

Wounded Knee, 1973-1976

carton 4, folder 22

Attica Brothers Legal Defense, 1974

carton 4, folder 23

Leavenworth Brothers Offense/Defense Committee, 1974

 

Miscellaneous

carton 4, folder 24

Coalition Against Police Crime, 1973

carton 4, folder 25

United Prisoners Union, San Francisco, 1974-1975

carton 4, folder 26

Inside/Outside, VVAW/WSO Newsletter for Prisoners, 1974--1975

carton 4, folder 27

"Prison and Society: A Study of San Quentin and its Impact on the Lives of Prisoners" by Erik Olin Wright, 1970

carton 4, folder 28

Miscellaneous, 1972-1974

carton 4, folder 29-31

National Clearinghouse on Post Vietnam Syndrome, circa 1973-1974

carton 4, folder 32

National VVAW/WSO Women’s Conference, 1973

carton 4, folder 33

“The Political Statement of the National Collective working paper On the Future of VVAW/WSO”, 1974

carton 4, folder 34

“Clarification Paper of National Collective Position on the Future of VVAW/WSO”, 1974

carton 4, folder 35-38

National Newsletter, nos. 1-35, 1972-1975

carton 5, folder 1-3

Winter Soldier, vol. 3, nos. 2-10; vol. 4, nos. 1-9, 12; vol. 5, nos. 1-3, 1973-1975

carton 5, folder 4

The First Casualty, vol. II, no. 1, 1972

carton 5, folder 5

Update Southeast Asia, 1974

carton 5, folder 6

Wintersoldier, film miscellaneous, undated

carton 5, folder 7

Leaflets, undated

oversize-folder 1

7 posters, circa 1974

oversize-folder 2

1 poster, undated

carton 5, folder 8

Miscellaneous, 1971-1973

carton 5, folder 9

Clippings, undated

 

Series 2: Discharge Upgrade Project, 1973-1975

Physical Description: Carton 5, folders 10-25

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Content/Description

The Discharge Upgrade Project was created in San Francisco by members of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War in 1973. Although it remained closely affiliated with the VVAW, it was treated as a separate organization. Contains correspondence, meeting minutes, funding information, leaflets, and miscellaneous material.
carton 5, folder 10

Organization 1973-1974

carton 5, folder 11

Correspondence 1973-1975

carton 5, folder 12

Steering Committee 1973-1974

carton 5, folder 13

Staff meetings 1973

carton 5, folder 14-15

Monthly reports 1973

carton 5, folder 16

Financial 1973

carton 5, folder 17

Proposals 1973

carton 5, folder 18

Training Seminar, Seattle circa 1973

carton 5, folder 19

Veterans Administration worksheets 1973-1974

carton 5, folder 20

Petitions 1973

carton 5, folder 21

Newsletters 1973-74

carton 5, folder 22

Manual 1974

carton 5, folder 23

The Youth Project, San Francisco 1973

carton 5, folder 24

Miscellaneous 1973

carton 5, folder 25

Related material 1973-1974

 

Series 3: Campaign for Amnesty, 1972-1978

Physical Description: Carton 5, folders 26-39; Carton 6

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Content/Description

The Campaign for Amnesty opened in San Francisco in 1973 and was composed of representatives from the Vietnam Veterans Against the War/Winter Soldier Organization, the Discharge Upgrading Project, the Pacific Counseling Service, and the Military Law Office of the National Lawyers Guild. It was formally affiliated with the National Council for Universal and Unconditional Amnesty. Contains miscellaneous material related to the campaign’s work with military and political prisoners in the U.S., Southeast Asia, and elsewhere. Includes correspondence, position papers, meeting minutes, and leaflets.
carton 5, folder 26

Organization 1973 undated

carton 5, folder 27

Meetings 1973

carton 5, folder 28

Correspondence 1972-1974

carton 5, folder 29

Form letters 1973

carton 5, folder 30-31

Financial 1973

carton 5, folder 32

Campaign for Amnesty packet 1973

carton 5, folder 33

Leaflets 1973

carton 5, folder 34

Statements on amnesty 1973

carton 5, folder 35

Anti-recruitment Program 1973-1975

carton 5, folder 36

Bay Area Student Veterans 1973-1974

carton 5, folder 37

People's Amnesty Campaign [1974?]

carton 5, folder 38

New York City Chapter Amnesty Project [1973]

carton 5, folder 39

Wisconsin Amnesty Project 1973-1974

carton 5, folder 40

Mailing lists 1973

 

National Council for Universal and Unconditional Amnesty, (NCUUA)

carton 6, folder 1

Organization 1973-1974

carton 6, folder 2

Steering Committee 1973-1975

carton 6, folder 3

Form letters 1973-1977

carton 6, folder 4

National conference, Louisville, Ky. 1974

carton 6, folder 5

Amnesty Information Center 1974

 

Affiliated Organizations

carton 6, folder 6-7

American Civil Liberties Union 1973-1974

carton 6, folder 8

American Friends Service Committee, Philadelphia 1972-1973

carton 6, folder 9-11

Americans for Amnesty 1973-1975

carton 6, folder 12-13

Amex/Canada 1973-1977

carton 6, folder 14

Amnesty International 1973

carton 6, folder 15

Chicago Peace Council 1973

carton 6, folder 16-22

Clergy and Laity Concerned 1973-1975

carton 6, folder 23

Families of Resisters for Amnesty 1973-1974

carton 6, folder 24

Gold Star Parents for Amnesty 1974-1978

carton 6, folder 25

Miscellaneous 1973-1977

carton 6, folder 26

Amnesty Update 1974-1977

carton 6, folder 27

American Exile Newsletter 1974

carton 6, folder 28

Anti-amnesty 1973

carton 6, folder 29-34

Amnesty, miscellaneous and clippings 1973-1974

 

Series 4: National Anti-Imperialist Caucus (NAIC), 1974-1976

Physical Description: Carton 7, folders 1-15

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Content/Description

The National Anti-imperialist Caucus (NAIC), originally part of the VVAW, was voted out of the organization in 1974 over differences regarding the Revolutionary Union; the ousted VVAW members formed the NAIC in San Francisco. Contains the correspondence, papers, and statements of Jeanne Friedman, head of NAIC, as well as form letters to members, papers, and a binder of leaflets and documents related to the organization’s split from the VVAW/WSO and reformation as NAIC.
 

Jeanne Friedman

carton 7, folder 1

Correspondence 1975

carton 7, folder 2

Papers and statements 1975

carton 7, folder 3-4

Correspondence 1974-1975

carton 7, folder 5

Form letters to members 1975

carton 7, folder 6

National meeting, St. Louis 1975

carton 7, folder 7-8

Regional conferences 1975-1976

carton 7, folder 9

Financial 1975

carton 7, folder 10

Buffalo chapter 1975

carton 7, folder 11

Military Law Office 1975

carton 7, folder 12

Pacific Counseling Service 1975

carton 7, folder 13

Binder of leaflets and documents 1975-1976

carton 7, folder 14

National Clearinghouse, Women's Caucus 1974-1975

carton 7, folder 15

Miscellaneous 1975

 

Series 5: Resource Files, 1966-1977

Physical Description: Carton 7, folders 16-38; Cartons 8-9; Oversize Folder 2

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Content/Description

Divided into three sub-series: Organizations, Subjects, and Publications. Consists primarily of leaflets, pamphlets, publications, mailings, newspaper clippings, and other miscellaneous material used for reference by Vietnam Veterans Against the War members.
 

Subseries 5.1: Organizations, 1970-1976

carton 7, folder 16

Another Mother for Peace 1970-1971

carton 7, folder 17

Asia Information Group 1972-1973

carton 7, folder 18-19

Bay Area Puerto Rican Solidarity Committee 1975-1976

carton 7, folder 20

Committee of Responsibility circa 1970

carton 7, folder 21

Committee of Returned Volunteers 1971

carton 7, folder 22-25

Indochina Peace Campaign 1973-1974

carton 7, folder 26

Indochina Solidarity Committee 1973-1974

carton 7, folder 27

Institute for the Study of Nonviolence 1971

carton 7, folder 28

KPOO, community radio 1974

oversize-folder 2

2 schedules undated

carton 7, folder 29

Pacific News Service 1973

carton 7, folder 30

San Francisco Women for Peace 1975

carton 7, folder 31

Sanity Now! 1973

carton 7, folder 32

Support Our Soldiers 1972-1973

carton 7, folder 33

Union of Vietnamese in United States 1973-1975

carton 7, folder 34

U.S. Committee to Free Political Prisoners in Vietnam 1973

carton 7, folder 35

Weather Underground 1973-1975

carton 7, folder 36

Prairie Fire, 1974

carton 7, folder 37

Prairie Fire Organizing Committee, Hard Times Conference, 1976

carton 7, folder 38

Work, Inc. 1973

 

Subseries 5.2: Subjects, 1969-1977

carton 8, folder 1

Air war in Indochina undated

carton 8, folder 2

Armed Services, United States circa 1970s

carton 8, folder 3

Chemical warfare 1970-1971

carton 8, folder 4

Communism 1974-1975

carton 8, folder 5

Consumer rights 1973

carton 8, folder 6

Drug abuse undated

carton 8, folder 7

Economics 1973-1974

carton 8, folder 8

Energy crisis circa 1970-1972

carton 8, folder 9

Environment 1972

 

Foreign movements

carton 8, folder 10

Africa 1973-1976

carton 8, folder 11

Cambodia 1970

carton 8, folder 12

Central and Latin America circa 1972-1974

carton 8, folder 13

Chile circa 1973-1974

carton 8, folder 14

China 1973-1974

carton 8, folder 15

Cuba circa 1972

oversize-folder 2

"Cuba for Beginners" 1972

carton 8, folder 16

Haiti 1974

carton 8, folder 17

Ireland 1973

carton 8, folder 18

Korea 1972-1975

carton 8, folder 19

Middle East circa 1973

carton 8, folder 20

Palestine 1974-1975

carton 8, folder 21

Philippines 1973

carton 8, folder 22

Indochina 1973-1974

carton 8, folder 23-27

Labor 1972-1977

carton 8, folder 28

Legislation 1973-1974

carton 8, folder 29

Nixon, Richard M. 1973

carton 8, folder 30

Peace 1972-1973

carton 8, folder 31

Poems undated

carton 8, folder 32

Republican Convention 1973

carton 8, folder 33

San Francisco community services 1974-1975

carton 8, folder 34

Songs undated

oversize-folder 2

"War is Wrong as Hell" 1971

carton 8, folder 35

Student movements circa 1970-1975

carton 8, folder 36

Survival undated

carton 8, folder 37

Tax resistance undated

carton 8, folder 38

Welfare rights circa 1972

carton 9, folder 1-3

Vietnam War 1970-1973

carton 9, folder 4

War crimes 1969-1971

carton 9, folder 5-7

Women 1970-1974

 

Subseries 5.3: Publications, 1966-1977

carton 9, folder 8

Bay Area Asian Coalition Against the War Newsletter, vol. 1, no. 2 1972

carton 9, folder 9-11

Camp News, Chicago Area Military Project (CAMP), newsletter 1970-1973

carton 9, folder 12

El Jalamate, La Raza Centro de Información San Francisco, Calif. 1973

carton 9, folder 13

Free U, women's issue, Palo Alto, Calif. 1971

carton 9, folder 14

Indochina Chronicle, nos. 31, 39-40 1974-1975

carton 9, folder 15

L.A. Wisp, Los Angeles Women for Peace, newsletter 1972-1973

carton 9, folder 16-20

New Left Notes, incomplete 1966-1969

carton 9, folder 21

News from Vietnam, No. 1, nos. 1-2 1972-1973

carton 9, folder 22

Newsfront International, People's Translations Service 1975-1976

carton 9, folder 23

Notes from the Third Year: Women's Liberation 1971

carton 9, folder 24

Peace Gazette, Mt. Diablo Peace Center, Walnut Creek, Calif., vol. 5, nos. 5-8, 12 1973

carton 9, folder 25

Redline, Reservists Committee to Stop the War 1970-1971

carton 9, folder 26

Up Against the Bulkhead, MDM, San Francisco 1970-1974

carton 9, folder 27

Catalogs 1972-1975

carton 9, folder 28

Newspapers, miscellaneous 1973-1977

carton 9, folder 29-31

Clippings circa 1970s