Voices Against the Vietnam War

Material Description

All items included in this digitization project are all open reel magnetic audio recordings created in the 1960s and 1970s. Most of the physical original tape reels were probably purchased from companies and stores available at the time. The physical composition of the tapes is that commonly available to the general public. The recordings were made by amateurs, staff or volunteer members of peace and social justice organizations, using recording equipment commonly available. These tapes were donated to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection by the peace and social justice organizations over the last 50 years. Many recordings from the same organization are shelved together. Each tape/box has a unique identifying number. A database of basic metadata records for each recording (or in some cases set of recordings from the same event), and this database is available to the public via the Peace Collection web site . The identifying number is included in each metadata record, as well as all known additional information. Finding aids (available through the Peace Collection web site), for organizations with paper records and with Audio Visual recordings, list the availability of those recordings. A very few open reel magnetic recordings in the larger AV Collection have been digitized by professional labs when requested by patrons of the Peace Collection, but this is a very small percentage of the approximately 2,000 such recordings.

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Swarthmore College Peace Collection


Dr. Wendy Chmielewski
Swarthmore College Peace Collection


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