Combined Universities Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament: Student Union for Peace Action: New Left Committee fonds

Resource Type:  Unclassified
Cx Number:  CX20778

Ahrceion descriptions of Fonds located in William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections, McMaster University Library.


Dates of creation 1960-1968

Physical description: 2.8 m of textual records and graphic materials

Name of creator (1): Combined Universities Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
Administrative history: The Combined Universities Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CUCND) was founded in the late 1950s. In December 1964 it was succeeded by Student Union for Peace Action (SUPA) which was concerned with a wide range of social issues, not simply nuclear disarmament. SUPA’s head office was in Toronto but there were branches on many university campuses in Canada. SUPA projects included work with blacks in Nova Scotia, poor whites in Kingston, Ontario, native peoples in Saskatchewan and Doukhobors of Nova Scotia, and anti-Vietnam protests and marches. By the winter of 1965 SUPA was an exhausted organization and was beginning to fall apart. From late 1965 to 1967, SUPA’s role consisted mainly of supplying literature from its Research, Information and Publications Project (RIPP). SUPA was formally dissolved in September 1967 and succeeded by the New Left Committee which lasted until the summer of 1968.

Name of creator (2): Student Union for Peace Action

Name of creator (3): New Left Committee

Scope and content: There have been three accruals. The first accrual is arranged as follows: minutes, correspondence, finance, and activities. The second accrual contains mimeographed documents, newsletters and pamphlets. The third accrual contains correspondence, statements, minutes, lists and publications

Immediate source of acquisition: The first accrual was obtained from the Toronto offices of SUPA in 1970 with subsequent additions to the first accrual from Howard Adelman and Don Roebuck. The second accrual (08-1991) was obtained from Harvey Shepperd of Montreal in 1990. The third accrual (33-1991) was obtained from Dr. John Conway in October 1991.

Restrictions on access: There are no access restrictions.
Finding aids:
Associated materials: Issues of the SUPA Newsletter, New Left Committee Bulletin and Wine Press have been removed from this fonds and catalogued as part of the Division’s serials collection.
Accruals: No further accruals are expected.

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