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Richard Wunder papers

 Collection
Identifier: AR 950Wun

Scope and Contents note

Collection consists of materials relating to anti-nuclear weapons peace activist groups in Utah during the late 20th through early 21st century. Notable items in the collection include trial tapes from the Hercules trespassing case, newsletters from Interfaith Peacemaking Resource Center of Utah, and correspondence with the Soviet Union. Material types comprise newspaper clippings, newsletters, correspondence, flyers, pamphlets, brochures, programs, handbooks, audio cassette tapes, and cd-r compact discs.

Dates

  • 1776 - 2005

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access note

Access to the collection is open with assistance from the archivist or staff.

Conditions Governing Use note

Open for research. Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical/Historical note

In 1945 the release of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki brought World War II to an end. Soon after, the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union began. The most significant outcome of the Cold War was the growing arsenal of nuclear weapons in both countries in an effort to create Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD). Many believed that nuclear arms were not the answer and joined peace movements that addressed the issue of disarmament.

Extent

2.0 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Abstract

Collection consists of materials relating to anti-nuclear weapons peace activist groups in Utah during the late 20th through early 21st century including Hercules trial tapes, newsletters, and correspondence with the Soviet Union.

Arrangement note

Series arrangement is as follows: Box 1: Folders: 1-3. Agape Community of Salt Lake; 4. Alliant Action Utah; 5-7. Interfaith Peacemaking Resource Center of Utah; Box 2: Folders: 1. Interfaith Peacemaking Resource Center of Utah; 2. MX Missile; 3-4. United States Soviet City Pair Efforts; Box 3: Folders: 1-3. Utah Clergy and Laity Concerned; 4. Utahns United Against the Nuclear Arms Race; Box 4: audio cassettes and cd-r compact discs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Richard Wunder

Acknowledgment of Bias and Harmful Content

The Sutherland Archives recognizes there are materials in our collections that may be offensive or harmful. Materials may contain language or depictions that are racist, sexist, Eurocentric, ableist, homophobic, etc. We present such materials unaltered to preserve context and to present a complete historical record. Sutherland Archives staff is making efforts to update our finding aids to acknowledge offensive content.

Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Kellie Johnson, student intern
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Revision Statements

  • 2022 March-April: Edited for description and organization errors; Amy Roberts, Archives Specialist, and Blake MacDonald, Archives Aide.

Repository Details

Part of the Fulton Library George Sutherland Archives Repository

Contact:
800 West University Parkway
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Orem Utah 84058 United States