Plowshares Institute Records
Scope and Contents
The collection contains the administrative files of the Simsbury, Connecticut-based organization, Plowshares Institute, which focuses on peace building, education, and global conflict transformation. This collection is currently closed for research until June 2012. Materials in the collection include news clippings, publications, administrative records, correspondence, financial records, newsletters, notes, and various professional publications. Materials in the collection refer to such subjects as human rights, ministry, religion/ideology, social and political issues in Africa, Asia and Latin and South America. The collection also contains materials related to international travel seminars, the Plowshares newsletter - State of the Plow -
the Iraq War, New Zealand, Senator Christopher Dodd, Chinese Christians, and conflict resolution.
Areas included in the collection include Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Kenya, Uganda, the U.S., Latin America, and Cuba. Other topics include HIV/AIDS in Africa, the Tutu Foundation for Development and Relief in Southern Africa, UCLA, the Pew Trust, and Plowshares Leader's guide and manual.
The collection is open and available for research.
Restrictions on Use and Copyright Information
Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.
The Plowshares Institute, based in Simsbury, CT, works for a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world through Mediation, Consultation and Facilitation, Community Conflict Transformation (CCT) Training, International Travel Seminars, and Research and Writing. The center was founded in 1985 and has designed and implemented projects intended to bring about social change by addressing social risks and conflicts throughout the world. The center has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
Details about the programs, partners and individuals associated with the Institute can be found on their website.
53.3 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
The collection contains the administrative files of the Simsbury, Connecticut-based organization, Plowshares Institute, which focuses on peace building, education, and global conflict transformation. Records from the institute include records of travel seminars, annual reports, board meeting minutes, and other documentation. This collection is currently closed for research until June 2012.
Provenance and Acquisition
The collection was transferred by the Institute in several installments beginning in 2011.
- Administrative records Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Ephemera (general object genre) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Financial records Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Notes Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Peace movements Subject Source: Fast
- Photographs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Publications (documents) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Plowshares Institute Records
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- 2012 January
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