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Finding Aid to the Marjorie Colvin San Francisco Bay Area Antiwar Papers, 1965-1971
SFH 47  
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  • Title: Marjorie Colvin San Francisco Bay Area Antiwar Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1965-1971
    Collection Identifier: SFH 47
    Creator: Colvin, Marjorie
    Physical Description: 1.0 box (0.25 cubic ft.)
    Contributing Institution: San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library
    100 Larkin Street
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    (415) 557-4567
    info@sfpl.org
    Physical Location: Collection is stored onsite.
    Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.
    Abstract: Newsletters, fliers, magazines, correspondence, ephemera, and snapshot photographs documenting the anti-Vietnam War movement in the San Francisco Bay Area. The papers appear to be those of Marjorie Colvin, an antiwar activist who edited the Vietnam Day Committee's magazine Did You Vote for War? (1965) and was involved in the Bay Area Peace Action Council, which among other activities, worked to get a referendum on the ballot in San Francisco calling for the immediate withdrawal of troops from Vietnam.

    Access

    The collection is open for research. Please call the San Francisco History Center for hours and information at 415-557-4567. Photographs are interspersed in the collection; researchers are asked to wear gloves when handling.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist.

    Note

    One letter from 1965 is addressed to Marjorie "Colwell." It is unclear whether that is her maiden name or whether it is a misnomer of Colvin.

    Provenance

    Gift from donor who purchased it from Bolerium Books; donated July 21, 1996.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Marjorie Colvin San Francisco Bay Area Antiwar Papers (SFH 47), San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library.

    Arrangement

    The collection is arranged by type of material.

    Scope and Content

    Newsletters, fliers, magazines, correspondence, ephemera, and snapshot photographs documenting the anti-Vietnam War movement in the San Francisco Bay Area. The papers appear to be those of Marjorie Colvin, an antiwar activist who edited the Vietnam Day Committee's magazine Did You Vote for War? (1965) and was involved in the Bay Area Peace Action Council, which among other activities, worked to get a referendum on the ballot in San Francisco calling for the immediate withdrawal of troops from Vietnam. The collection includes letters and permits for protest rallies in San Francisco by the New Mobilization Committee West, organized by Paul Colvin, as well as a small amount of ephemera on redevelopment of the A-2 area of the Western Addition, police brutality, and other issues. There are also a few single issues of publications and ephemera of organizations based outside of the Bay Area. Publications include the Berkeley Barb, Berkeley Gazette, Vietnam Day Committee News, Task Force, and GI Press Service.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Colvin, Marjorie -- Archives
    Colvin, Paul
    Anti-war demonstrations--California--San Francisco Bay Area--Photographs
    Ephemera.
    Peace movements--California--San Francisco Bay Area
    San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)--Social conditions
    Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest Movements