Women for a Peaceful Christmas Records, 1971-1974

Summary Information

Title: Women for a Peaceful Christmas Records
Inclusive Dates: 1971-1974

  • Women for a Peaceful Christmas
Call Number: Mss 861

Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Correspondence, newsclippings, press releases, newsletters, pamphlets, flyers, planning materials, scattered financial materials, and memorabilia of a Madison (Wis.)-based organization which encouraged a three-way protest over the Vietnam War, pollution, and Christmas season commercialization by urging economic boycott and purchase or creation of simple, ecological, and non-commercial Christmas gifts. With the slogan, “No More Shopping Days 'til Peace,” the organization's efforts were featured in nationwide media including the Christian Science Monitor and Woman's Day magazine. The group produced bumper stickers, buttons, notecards, and a booklet suggesting alternatives to commercial gift giving. A yearly Peace Festival featuring crafts people and artisans was held in Madison from 1971-1974. Correspondence consists primarily of requests for materials and information. Those requests containing statements of opinion and philosophy regarding the Vietnam War, ecology, Christmas commercialization, and family Christmas celebration practices were retained and form the collection's bulk. There is also some materials of Women Uniting to End the War (Ann Arbor, Michigan) from which the Madison group sprang as well as newsletters and flyers primarily from Vietnam War protest organizations offering similar activities and focus.

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-mss00861
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