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Mary Hey papers

Identifier: COU:772

Scope and Contents

The Mary Hey Papers span eight boxes and contains papers related to peace organizing efforts from around 1977 to 1989. Each box is organized into groupings of agendas or organizations, and contains correspondence, pamphlets, reports and notes.


  • Creation: 1976 - 1989

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Researchers may not make notes, reproductions (including photographs), or other record of any private and personally identifiable information (PPII) located in this collection and may not publish, publicize, or disclose that PPII to any other party for any purpose. Exclusions may apply to researchers who have obtained authorization from the University of Colorado Institutional Review Board to produce human subject research records in de-identified form. All researchers must sign the University Libraries’ Private and Personally Identifiable Information Agreement indicating their understanding of the use restrictions for PPII found in this collection. Contact

Biographical Note

Mary Hey (1949- ) is a social activist, attorney, political aide and artist in Boulder, Colorado. She arrived in Boulder to attend the University of Colorado in 1967. She graduated in 1975 with a degree in East Asian Studies. In the late 70s she was heavily involved in political activism projects regarding nuclear disarmament and protesting against the Rocky Flats plant south of Boulder. Later, in the 1980s, she helped to found and was the president of the Soviet Sister Cities Program and was instrumental in establishing the Boulder-Dushanbe, Tajikistan relationship. Following this, she earned a law degree, also from the University of Colorado, and served as an aide to U.S. Representative David Skaggs (D-Colorado). After practicing law for several years, Ms. Hey turned to art. She studied pastel painting for six years under Doug Dawson, master pastelist, at the Art Students League in Denver. Over those same years, she also took classes and workshops at the Naropa Institute, the Loveland Academy of Art, and the Boulder Academy of Fine Art.


12 linear feet (9 Boxes)

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Mary Hey (1949- ) is a social activist, attorney, political aide and artist in Boulder, Colorado. Educated at the University of Colorado, Ms. Hey was active in the anti-Rocky Flats movement, the Boulder-Dushanbe Sister Cities Project, and Democratic Party politics in Boulder. Contains the Boulder Meeting of Friends Peace Secretary Program files 1982-1987, and materials concerning Boulder Sister Cities Program, disarmament, nuclear freeze, peace, and Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant.


This collection is arranged into the following series: Series 1: Boulder Meeting of Friends – Peace Secretary Program, n.d. Series 2: General Files, 1976-1984 Series 2.1: Boulder, 1979-1987

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Processed by: Harvey N. Gardiner, June, 1992 Reformatted by: Lindsay Affleck, November, 2008 Finding Aid transcribed on ArchivesSpace by Katelyn Morken, July 2018
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