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Finding Aid to the San Francisco Nuclear Freeze Campaign Records 1975-1989 SFH 598
SFH 598  
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Description
San Francisco Chapter of Californians for a bilateral nuclear weapons freeze movement (San Francisco Nuclear Weapons Freeze or "SF Freeze") was a volunteer political organization that advocated "freezing" and reversing the production of nuclear arms. SF Freeze engaged in a campaign to inform the public about its beliefs - and support for Proposition 12, The Bilateral Nuclear Weapons Freeze - through peaceful demonstrations and protests. Proposition 12 passed on the California ballot in 1982.
Background
San Francisco Chapter of Californians for a bilateral nuclear weapons freeze movement or (San Francisco Nuclear Weapons Freeze) was a volunteer political organization that advocated "freezing" and reversing the production of nuclear arms. The Freeze supported in a simple, clear statement calling on both the United States and Soviet Union to stop the testing, production and installation of nuclear weapons in a way that could be verified by both sides. The organization engaged in a campaign to inform the public about its beliefs. In 1982 The Bilateral Nuclear Weapons Freeze (Proposition 12) was on the ballot in eight other states and the District of Columbia.
Extent
9 cartons, 2 pamphlet boxes, 1 OV flat box, 1 OV flat file (12 Cubic Feet)
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
Availability
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk hours. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance.