Shelton Stromquist Papers, 1963-1978

Summary Information

Title: Shelton Stromquist Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1963-1978

  • Stromquist, Shelton, 1943-
Call Number: Mss 641

Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of Shelton Stromquist, an historian and social activist who was involved with a number of political and social action organizations, including: Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, 1961-1966; the Honeywell Project and the Committee of Returned Volunteers while he was program director for the American Friends Service Committee in Milwaukee, 1968-1970; Indochina Peace Campaign and the New American Movement while at the University of Pittsburgh, 1971-1975; and the Coolee Community Action Program in southwestern Wisconsin, 1975-1978. The collection includes personal notes, writings, and correspondence, as well as printed literature, and is most complete in its documentation of the printed informational materials produced for national distribution. There are also extensive materials relating to the local and regional groups in which Stromquist took an active part, in particular: Pitt Professional Union, American Federation of Teachers; Milwaukee Independent School, Free University, and Independent Learning Center; Citizens for Safe Energy, Gays Mills, Wisconsin; and the Rural Politics Discussion Group, formed by Stromquist to discuss political and social issues of interest to the rural community of southwestern Wisconsin. Stromquist's personal papers include information and working papers for a proposed book on Cuba; notes for talks on imperialism, civil rights, and war and economics; articles written about Cuba; experiences working with the Mississippi Freedom Summer project; and notes organizing a protest of Joseph H. Blatchford's policies as director of the Peace Corps.

Language: English

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