Inventory of the Nuclear Disarmament Project Collection

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Inventory of the Nuclear Disarmament Project Collection

Collection number: GTU 2012-02-02

Graduate Theological Union Archives

Graduate Theological Union

Berkeley, California
Processed by:
Angela Noble
Date Completed:
March 2012
Encoded by:
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Nuclear Disarmament project collection
Dates: 1981-1985
Collection number: GTU 2012-02-02
Collector: Moriarty, Pia
Collection Size: 1.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Repository: The Graduate Theological Union. Library.
Berkeley, CA 94709
Abstract: The collection contains correspondence and educational materials related to the Nuclear Disarmament Project (NDP), a part of the Commission on Social Justice, Archdiocese of San Francisco, 1981-1985. Co-directors Pia Moriarty and Bob Williams adapted the approach of the Brazilian educator Paulo Freire to their educational outreach to schools and parishes.
Physical location: 2/B/top
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to The Graduate Theological Union. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Graduate Theological Union as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

Nuclear Disarmament Project Collection, GTU 2012-02-02. Graduate Theological Union Archives, Berkeley, CA.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Pia Moriarty.

Biography / Administrative History

The Nuclear Disarmament Project (NDP) was formed as part of the Commission on Social Justice, Archdiocese of San Francisco. It operated from January of 1982 through June of 1984. The program was supervised by the Commission on Social Justice under Tom Ambrogi and run by co-directors Pia Moriarty and Bob Williams. Moriarty writes, "The project was unique as it adapted Paulo Freire's approach to adult education and community organizing in a parish context."
The main achievements of the project were:
  • Providing leadership to Archbishop John R. Quinn in the development of the peace pastoral (The Challenge of Peace).
  • Organizing prayer, study, action groups in 44 parishes to provide grassroots feedback on the peace pastoral.
  • Offering four-part clergy education sessions in all deaneries on peace pastoral, catholic social teaching, economic costs of arms race, preaching about it.
  • Organizing an ecumenical presence in secular anti-nuclear demonstrations, especially on June 12, 1982.
  • Working with Archdiocesan Superintendent of Schools, Sr. Aileen Regan, to educate principals about peace pastoral and to block distribution of FEMA information.
  • Gathering 10,000 signatures after mass one Sunday to qualify the Nuclear Freeze Initiative for the California ballot (which passed).
  • Representing the American bishops peace pastoral at meetings with bishops and with NATO.
The NDP used visual images to connect with parishioners’ desires peace. Photographs and films were used as teaching materials and to initiate discussion groups. Pia Moriarty used these experiences when writing her 1985 master's thesis, Codifications in Freire’s Pedagogy: A North American Application.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection includes correspondence and educational materials for the Nuclear Disarmament Project as well as drafts, editorial comments and correspondence for the Peace Pastoral Letter of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. The Nuclear Disarmament Project documents date between 1981 and 1985, the Peace Pastoral documents date between 1982 and 1984.

Arrangement

The original order was maintained for this collection. There are three series: Series 1, Nuclear Disarmament Project activities; Series 2, Nuclear Disarmament Project references and letters; and Series 3, Peace Pastoral (drafts and correspondence related to the Council of Bishops call for peace).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Nuclear disarmament--United States.
Peace movements--United States.
Antinuclear movement--United States.
Social justice.
Nuclear warfare--Religious aspects--Christianity.
Critical pedagogy.

Index Terms Related to this Collection

Catholic Church. Archdiocese of San Francisco (Calif.). Commission of Social Justice.
Catholic Church. Archdiocese of San Francisco (Calif.). Nuclear Disarmament Project.
Catholic Church. National Conference of Catholic Bishops. Ad Hoc Committee on War and Peace.
Condon, Camy
Moriarty, Pia
Quinn, John R. (John Raphael), 1929
Williams, Bob
Regan, Aileen


Contents of Containers

 

Series 1 Nuclear Disarmament Project activities 1981-1985

Physical Description: 47 folders
box-folder 1 / 1

Developing codes, slideshow preparation notes 1982 February - 1983 December

box-folder 1 / 2

Video analysis for thesis, notes 1984?

box-folder 1 / 3

A Diocesan Peacemaking Model by Moriarty, Pia; Williams, Bob, published in Gifts: A Laity Reader, Selected Articles from the Gifts Journal 1979-1983 1983

box-folder 1 / 4

Documents describing the role and mission of the Nuclear Disarmament Project. 1982?

box-folder 1 / 5

American Friends Service Committee, film agreement 1983 February - April

box-folder 1 / 6

Bishops Committee on Laity 1982 March - 1983 July

box-folder 1 / 7

Business Dialogue with Berthold, John R. 1983 November 9

box-folder 1 / 8

Campbell, Jim/Livermore dialogue 1984 January, February

box-folder 1 / 9

Catholic Communication Campaign 1982

box-folder 1 / 10

Clergy education, center of concern 1983

box-folder 1 / 11

Clergy education, breakdown 1983 - 1984

box-folder 1 / 12

Computers for Cooperation program Circa 1984

box-folder 1 / 13

Democratic National Convention - summary sheets and handouts 1984

box-folder 1 / 14

Federal Emergency Management Agency/Board of Education - resolution, press release, and article 1983

box-folder 1 / 15

FEMA/Board of Education - Informational Packet 1982 - 1983

box-folder 1 / 16

Gandhi (Motion picture) screening, records 1983

box-folder 1 / 17

Peace and Justice Commission - letters, handbook and misc. 1981 - 1982

box-folder 1 / 18

Hands Around Livermore Lab, demonstration materials 1983

box-folder 1 / 19

Justice Retreat 1983

box-folder 1 / 20

PAX CHRISTI, Center on Conscience and War, informational materials 1982-1984

box-folder 1 / 21

NATO Belgium/Holland trip - photos, postcards, and map 1984 May

box-folder 1 / 22

Hiroshima Commemoration ceremony, misc. 1982-1984

box-folder 1 / 23

Materials for teaching children and teens 1982-1983

box-folder 1 / 24

Educational Materials 1982-1984

box-folder 1 / 25

Principal's packet, letter and educational materials 1983

box-folder 1 / 26

Mercy High School, blank enlistment form and notes 1985

box-folder 1 / 27

School programs for high schools produced with Sister Aileen Regan 1982-1983

box-folder 1 / 28

Photographs, negatives and a drawing 1983

box-folder 1 / 29

International Visitors Center - biographical information on Marisa Rodriguez Majon, Secretary General of the Movement for Peace, Disarmament and Liberty 1984 June

box-folder 1 / 30

Presidio dialogue - correspondence, brochures and copies of articles 1982-1983

box-folder 1 / 31

National Information requests - correspondence 1982-1984

box-folder 1 / 32

Interns - contract and correspondence 1982-1983

box-folder 1 / 33

Powers, Sheila OP, essays "Meeting God in a Nuclear Age", "Choosing Life this Day", and "A Commentary on 'Peace and the Kingdom'" 1982-1984

box-folder 1 / 34

June 12th Coalition, preparations and press clippings 1982

box-folder 1 / 35

Schneider, Dorothy - report "Brief Assessment of Latino Population/Marin County Period Covering August 1983 - June 1984" 1984

box-folder 1 / 36

Pentecost Mass - programs 1983 May

box-folder 1 / 37

Condon, Camy; Condon, John C., Multicultural Puppetry aka Peace Puppets - correspondence, photos, script and misc. 1983

box-folder 1 / 38

St. Anthony Foundation - correspondence, notes, and misc. 1983-1984

box-folder 1 / 39

Catholic Charities symposium - misc. papers 1983

box-folder 1 / 40

Letterhead stationary originals blank Undated

box-folder 1 / 41

The Day After (Motion Picture)- news clippings, and viewer's guide 1983

box-folder 1 / 42

Religious Coalition for Legislative Action - "Guidelines for creating an Interfaith, Multi-Issue, Legislative Response Network" by Wylie, David, newsletters, and contact information 1983

box-folder 1 / 43

Vision of America at Peace exhibit - brochure, announcement and event staff roster 1983-1984

box-folder 1 / 44

Clergy education - press release, correspondence, and misc. 1984

box-folder 1 / 45

NDP Activities - Letters to Archbishop Quinn, John R. (John Raphael), 1929- Archdiocese of San Francisco 1981

box-folder 1 / 46

Letters to Archbishop Quinn, John R. (John Raphael), 1929- Archdiocese of San Francisco - continued 1981

box-folder 1 / 47

Misc. Correspondence 1982-1985

 

Series 2 Nuclear Disarmament Project references and letters 1981-1983

Physical Description: 15 folders
box-folder 1 / 48

Office of Religious Education-CCD, correspondence and parish contacts list 1981-1983

box-folder 1 / 49

Catholic Social Service, program coordination - correspondence and news clipping 1983-1984

box-folder 1 / 50

Commission on Social Justice - correspondence, news clippings, history and budget 1981-1985

box-folder 1 / 51

Commission on Social Justice, fundraising and budget 1983-1985

box-folder 1 / 52

Photocopy of chapter 6 of "No high ground", by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II. 1960, and correspondence from Pia Moriarty's father 1984 April

box-folder 1 / 53

Search for Executive Director of the Commission on Social Justice - job description, application and announcement 1984

box-folder 1 / 54

Interfaith Roster Circa 1983

box-folder 1 / 55

Social Justice Commission, Latin America Task Force - agenda and notes 1982

box-folder 1 / 56

Correspondence and programs 1983

box-folder 1 / 57

Diocese of Oakland - correspondence, agendas and summary report on the "Deanery Workshops on the Peace Pastoral" by Rev. Raymond Decker and Ilda Grant 1983

box-folder 1 / 58

Diocese of Sacramento - correspondence and announcement of memorial service 1983

box-folder 1 / 59

Diocese of San Jose - 1 letter and notes 1983

box-folder 1 / 60

Personnel Committee - correspondence and "'Due Process' Structures for the Archdiocese of San Francisco" 1981, 1984

box-folder 1 / 61

Diocese of Santa Rosa - 1 letter 1984 June

box-folder 1 / 62

Archdiocese of Seattle - correspondence and contact information 1983

box-folder 1 / 63

Pastoral Letter on War and Peace - Drafts, comments and correspondence 1982-1985

 

Series 3 Peace Pastoral 1982-1985

Physical Description: 11 folders, 4 videos, 1 journal and 1 thesis

Scope and Content Note

Included are videos related to the project and Pia Moriarty's thesis on applying Freire's approach to the project.
box-folder 1 / 64

Peace Pastoral letter development - comments and correspondence 1982-1983

box-folder 1 / 65

Bernardin, Cardinal Joseph, "the Pastoral History and Content" - published address, 2 copies 1983 May 2

box-folder 1 / 66

Peace Pastoral - 1st draft and notes 1982 July

box-folder 1 / 67

Peace Pastoral - 2nd draft "The challenge of peace God's promise and our response: a pastoral letter on war and peace" by Catholic Church. National Conference of Catholic Bishops. Ad Hoc Committee on War and Peace - 2 copies, published in Origins Vol. 12, No. 20 1982 October 28

box-folder 1 / 68

Peace Pastoral - 3rd draft and response - correspondence, notes and press clippings 1982 September - 1983 May

box-folder 1 / 69

Peace Pastoral - Meeting with European Bishops - press clippings 1983 January - March

box-folder 1 / 70

Peace Pastoral - 3rd draft "The challenge of peace God's promise and our response: a pastoral letter on war and peace" by Catholic Church. National Conference of Catholic Bishops. Ad Hoc Committee on War and Peace - 2 copies, published in Origins Vol. 12: No. 44 1983 April 14

box-folder 1 / 71

Peace Pastoral - Final vote - press clippings 1983 May

box-folder 1 / 72

Peace Pastoral - Final Votes, Amendments to 3rd draft 1983 May

box-folder 1 / 73

National Conference of Catholic Bishops - The Précis of the Challenge of Peace: God's Promise and our Response 1983 May 23

box-folder 1 / 74

Peace Pastoral - Follow-up committee letters 1983 May

box-folder 1 / 75

Peace Pastoral - reaction, press clippings 1982 March - 1984 June

box-folder 2 / 1

Parish Peace and Justice Groups Discussion "Not our sons/not their sons" filmed by Larry Utley and Caroline Harrington VHS tape of St. Matthias and St. Dominic Parishes. aprox. 40 minutes 1984 March 11, March 13

box-folder 2 / 2

Parish Peace and Justice Groups Discussion "Not our sons/not their sons" filmed by Larry Utley and Caroline Harrington, DVD copy of St. Matthias Parish, Redwood City, aprox. 20 minutes 1984 March 11

box-folder 2 / 3

Parish Peace and Justice Groups Discussion "Not our sons/not their sons" filmed by Larry Utley and Caroline Harrington, DVD copy of St. Dominic Parish, San Francisco, aprox. 20 minutes 1984 March 13

box-folder 2 / 4

Catholics, Nuclear War, 3/23/1984?, KRON TV, Beta tape 1984 March 29

box-folder 2 / 5

Peace Pastoral articles on War and Peace 1982-83

box-folder 2 / 6

Posting for executive director, Nuclear Disarmament Project 1984 June 29

box-folder 2 / 7

The Challenge of Peace: Promise and Our Response 1983 May 3

box-folder 2 / 8

Pia Moriarty, Codifications in Freire's Pedagogy; A North American Application, MA Thesis, San Francisco State 1985 January