The Resource Please use cd for listening to THE PEACEFUL SOUND

Please use cd for listening to THE PEACEFUL SOUND

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1964-2003
Inclusive dates
1964-2003
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eng
Summary
  • Papers, 1964-2003, of Phyllis Lee Conklin (1920-1987) of Ashland and Richmond, Virginia, consisting of articles, clippings, correspondence, interviews, magazines, minutes, newsletters, notes, obituaries, pamphlets, plays, records, reminiscences, reports, speeches, testimonies, and other materials relating to Conklin's life and work as a peace activist and an anti-nuclear proliferation activist. Collection also contains papers relating to the Society of Friends in Richmond. Series I: Phyllis Conklin Papers; Series II: Creative Conflict Resolution; Series III: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom; Series IV: Richmond Public Schools Military Academy; Series V: Published Materials; Series VI: Robert Conklin Papers; Series VII: Audio/visual Materials
  • Series I: Phyllis Conklin Papers concern Conklin's activities as a peace activist and an anti-nuclear proliferation activist, including speeches and talks delivered by her; correspondence from various organization; personal correspondence; and notes; also contain the testimony of Alexandria, Virginia, attorney Philip J. Hirschkop's testimony to the United States Senate concerning the Virginia state prison system and the reaction of members of the Richmond chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. Series II: Creative Conflict Resolution contains newsletters, notes, and other papers regarding a program established by the Society of Friends. Series III: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom contains papers and newsletter concerning the organization. Series IV: Richmond Public Schools Military Academy concerns plans by the Richmond City Public Schools to establish a public military academy, and includes copies of clippings, official correspondence and reports by the school district, and correspondence and papers of opponents of this academy, including a copy of a report on the JROTC by Steven Selden of the University of Pennsylvania. Series V: Published Materials include articles, clippings, magazines and journals, including THE NATION, ROLLING STONE, and IN THESE TIMES, among others, as well as Paddy Chayefsky's play GIDEON. Series VI: Robert Conklin Papers regarding the Society of Friends meeting in Richmond. Series VII: Audio/Visual Material contains two records of Chuck Mitchell's THE PEACEFUL SOUND, an English-Russian folk song (please use cd copy), and a 60-second interview of Phyllis Conklin
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Biographical or historical data
Phyllis Lee Conklin was born 12 February 1920 in Baltimore, Maryland. She attended the University of California, Santa Barbara. After serving in the Marine Corps during World War II, Conklin became a peace activist. Settling in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband Robert Conklin, she helped form the Richmond Council for Peace Education, the local chapter of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and the Richmond Peace Education Center. She and her husband had four children. Phyllis Conklin died in Ashland, Virginia, 6 June 1987.
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Vi
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Papers
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Please use cd for listening to THE PEACEFUL SOUND
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Please use cd for listening to THE PEACEFUL SOUND
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1.125
Immediate source of acquisition
Brinson, Betsy
Organization method
Organized into the following series: Series I: Phyllis Conklin Papers. Series II: Creative Conflict Resolution. Series III: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Series IV: Richmond Public Schools Military Academy. Series V: Published Materials. Series VI: Robert Conklin Papers. Series VII: Audio/visual Materials.
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001542674
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Photocopies.
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