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American Friends Service Committee: Colorado Peace Network records

Identifier: COU:421

Scope and Contents

The American Friends Service Committee Colorado Peace Network Collection has received a preliminary inventory only. Materials are intermixed and not organized by type or topic. Materials include flyers, press releases, minutes, notes, Military Board minutes, meeting notices, and publications. Issue files include topics such as National Toxics Campaign, nuclear waste, nuclear transportation, Rocky Flats Project, Waste Isolation Pilot Project, water quality, Rocky Mountain Arsenal, toxic waste transportation, Rocky Flats and peace organizations, radiation, and PeaceNet. Items and topics are arranged in a rough alphabetical order.


  • Creation: 1971 - 1996

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for access.

Copyright statement

The University Libraries may not own the copyright to all materials in 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 / Historical

The American Friends Service Committee is a Quaker Organization supported by individuals of different faiths who care about social justice and humanitarian service. Its work is based on a Quaker belief in the dignity and worth of every person, and a faith in the power of love and non-violence to bring about change. The American Friends Service Committee was started during World War I and during this period the organization worked in conflict zones, areas affected by natural disasters, and oppressed communities to aid to those affected by war. The Colorado Peace Network was a project that was devised to be a support, networking, and nurturing organization. They launched programs such as the National Toxics campaign, the Waste Isolation Pilot Project, and aided in the Rocky Flats Project. The Colorado Peace Network was initially led by Gary Sandusky. Tom Rauch took over leadership when Sandusky stepped down.


24 linear feet (49 boxes)

Language of Materials



The Colorado Peace Network is a branch of the American Friends Association that was created for support and networking for the organization’s projects. The collection contains the branch’s collected reports, press releases, information on other peace-related organizations, and news clippings from 1984 to 1990.


Series 1: Program, 1985-1989 Series 2: Resources, 1925-1989

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Reformatted by Erin P. Reilly, October 2014. Transcribed into ArchivesSpace by Katelyn Morken, May 2018.
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository

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