Colorado Freeze Voter collection
Scope and Contents
The material specifically relates to the Colorado Chapter of the Freeze Voter PAC and records their activities from 1983 -1992. The collection is divided into three series that reflect how the organization operated. Series I: Operations is concerned with day-to-day work by the group and includes meeting minutes, some correspondence with other groups and the national Freeze Voter PAC, along with contracts. Series II: Outreach contains flyers, records of phone banks, volunteer packets, official publications, and other material aimed at swaying people to their cause. Series III: Research is background material on political candidates and issues that were used to create the Outreach materials and includes reports, newspaper clippings, and articles. Included with these materials are some relating to the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant and the Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament in 1986.
- Creation: 1970 - 1980
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Biographical / Historical
The national Freeze Voter PAC was founded in 1983 with the intent of electing a president and congress in 1984 that would commit to nuclear disarmament, and as part of that chapters were established in thirty-two states with the Colorado chapter being led by Dr. Steve Perry, a Boulder based psychiatrist. While these efforts ultimately failed in 1984, the PAC and their activities continued into the 1990s, albeit under the control over to a different organization as the Freeze Voter PAC was dissolved in 1989. For more on the group and the movement, see the historical note for Swarthmore's Freeze Voter collection: https://www.swarthmore.edu/library/peace/DG151-175/DG156FreezeV.html
10 linear feet
Language of Materials
Subject files, publications, correspondence, and activity files on Colorado Freeze Voter, a Boulder-based, mid-1980s anti-nuclear organization which sought to organize voters against Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Facility, and nuclear weapons production and deployment. Also included are files on the "Great Peace March" of 1986, Boulder Bilateral Nuclear Freeze Campaign, and the Encirclement of Rocky Flats.
This collection is arranged into the following series: Series 1: Operation, 1983-1993 Series 2: Research, 1986-1989 Series 3: Outreach, 1982-1990
- Unknown. Finding Aid Transcribed onto ArchivesSpace by Katelyn Morken, July 2018.
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