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Kathy Partridge papers

Identifier: COU:1244

Scope and Contents

Her collection consists of newsletters, various other publications, and correspondence to and from the organizations listed above. There are also membership lists and organizational papers for the groups. This collection contains mostly various activist projects concerning nuclear weapons and nuclear power and their use. There is also one folder concerning the pro-nuclear side.

This collection is split into four sections: the first is US Organizations, which contains information on supporting organizations and correspondence about the anti-nuke movement. The second section is entitled Europe and has information on organizations and supporting publications that involved nuclear weapons or nuclear power. The third section is General Subjects which consists of general information pertaining to nuclear power and nuclear weaponry. The Fourth section is Nuclear Issues and Information which has pro-nuclear information as well as newspaper clippings and correspondence about the anti-nuke movement.


  • Creation: 1977 - 1979

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for access.

Copyright Statement

The University Libraries do not own the copyright to this collection. Researchers are responsible for contacting the copyright holder(s) for this material and obtaining permission to publish or broadcast. The University Libraries will not grant permission to publish or broadcast this material and are not responsible for copyright violations resulting from such use.

Biographical Note

Kathy Partridge was greatly involved in the anti-nuclear peace movement in the late 1970’s when she attended the University of Colorado as a student. She was a founding member of the Cactus Alliance, a 4-state regional organization. The Alliance was an anti-nuclear, pro-action group. She was also an early member of the Boulder Mobilization for Survival (BMS).

Partridge was involved in various anti-nuclear organizations such as the World Information Service on Energy (a networking, news service group founded by Dutch and Danish activists), the Nuclear Information and Resource Service (an American version of WISE), the War Resistors League, the International Fellowship of Reconciliation, WIN magazine, and the Nuclear Information Network.

In the winter of 1979-1980, Ms. Partridge went to Europe and attended a conference of the Campaign against Arms Trade, a British organization. On this trip, she gathered information on various European peace and anti-nuclear groups.

Her association with BMS connected her with a wide range of Boulder activists and community organizations committed to world peace and nuclear disarmament. She has continued t be an activist for peace, justice, and feminist issues. Since January 1988, Ms. Partridge has been working as a coordinator of volunteers at Eco-Cycle, a publicly funded non-profit organization for recycling.


2 linear feet (4 Boxes and 3 Bound Volumes )

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This collection contains papers on Kathy Partridge’s attempts to bring awareness to the public about nuclear weapons and nuclear power. There are several newspaper clippings and correspondence with other anti-nuke organizations and supporters scattered through the collection. This collection also contains several folders on the Rocky Flats power plant and the demonstration in Denver as well as a folder on environmental effects of nuclear power. This collection has items ranging from 1977-1979 and deal almost exclusively with anti-nuke information.


It is arranged into the following series: Series 1: Organizations (U.S.), 1977-1979 Series 2: Europe, 1977-1978 Series 3: General Subjects, 1975-1979 Series 4: Nuclear Issues and Information, 1977-1979 Series 5: Oversize, 1983-1986

Rebecca L. Spilver, August, 1988 Re-boxed and edited by: Genesis Machek, April 2, 2009. Transcribed by Katelyn Morken, July 2018.
August, 1988
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Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository

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