Collection Scope and Contents
Title: Judith M. Cohen collection on the Nicaraguan Solidarity Movement
Date (inclusive): 1984-1990, undated
Collection Number: MS 364
Cohen, Judith M.
0.85 linear feet
(2 boxes, 1 flat file folder)
Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence, publications, audio cassettes, and other material pertaining to Judith M. Cohen and
her involvement with the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) and Nicaraguan Solidarity Movement. Includes correspondence
from musician Pete Seeger regarding the song "Nicaragua, Nicaraguita," audio cassettes containing interviews and songs, and
photographs/illustrations of individuals from the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN).
Languages: The collection is in English and Spanish.
The collection is open for research.
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[identification of item], [date if possible]. Judith M. Cohen collection on the Nicaraguan Solidarity Movement (MS 364). Special
Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.
Gift of Judith M. Cohen, 2010.
Processed by Alysia Thind and Anja Espinoza, Student Processing Assistants, 2015.
Processing of the Judith M. Cohen collection on the Nicaraguan Solidarity Movement was completed by undergraduate students
from the University of California, Riverside as part of the Special Collections & University Archives Backlog Processing Project
started in 2015. This project was funded by the UCR Library and administered by Bergis Jules, University and Political Papers
Archivist, and Eric Milenkiewicz, Manuscripts Curator.
Judith M. Cohen was a member of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) in the late 1980's and early 1990's in Nicaragua.
She conducted several interviews with other citizens on the political and social instability of Nicaragua during that time
period. Cohen was also a co-editor of a newsletter sent to Nicaraguan immigrant communities in New York.
The Nicaraguan Solidarity Movement began in the United States and other nations as a response to the Nicaraguan Revolution
to overthrow the Contra government in the 1980's. The campaign was led by the Sandinista National Liberation Front, also known
as the FSLN to bring down the dictatorship and restore economic and political growth within Nicaragua. There was some United
States involvement on both sides of the Contra War, and several solidarity groups rose within the United States to support
the Nicaraguan movement. The Contra War officially ended with the signing of the Tela Accord in 1989, which resulted in the
de-mobilization of both the Contra and FSLN armies.
Collection Scope and Contents
This collection contains correspondence, publications, audio cassettes, and other material pertaining to Nicaragua and the
Nicaraguan Solidarity Movement Includes correspondence from musician Pete Seeger regarding the song "Nicaragua, Nicaraguita,"
audio cassettes containing interviews and songs, and photographs/illustrations of individuals from the Sandinista National
Liberation Front (FSLN).
This collection contains four series as follows:
- Series 1. Correspondence, 1984-1989, undated
- Series 2. Photographs and illustrations, 1988, undated
- Series 3. Publications and other material, 1987-1990, undated
- Series 4. Cassette tapes, undated
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the
library's online public access catalog.
Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional
Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign
Genres and Forms of Materials