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Register of the Committee of Responsibility, San Francisco Records, 1967-1973
MSS 86-28  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Committee of Responsibility, San Francisco Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1967-1973
    Collection number: MSS 86-28
    Creator: Committee of Responsibility, San Francisco
    Extent: 1 carton, 3 boxes (30 folders)
    Repository: University of California, San Francisco. Library. Archives and Special Collections.
    San Francisco, California 94143-0840
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Gift of Alice S. Hamburg (6/86) and Madeline Duckles (2/88).


    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Committee of Responsibility, San Francisco Records, MSS 86-28, Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM

    Brief History

    "The Committee of Responsibility was organized in 1967 by medical professionals and other private citizens horrified by the casualty toll among Vietnamese citizens... One of COR's initial aims was to uncover this information, to put it before the American public, and then to develop a response for individual Americans to ease the sufferings caused by the war in Vietnam... The Committee's hope was to bring the most seriously injured children to the medical centers of the United Stats for the kinds of treatment unobtainable in Vietnam." [From a COR brochure].
    Regional chapters were organized in Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Hawaii. These papers represent the activities of the San Francisco chapter, 1967-73.

    Scope and Content

    Includes correspondence, films, financial reports, minutes, photographs, publicity materials.

    Related Collections

    Title: Committee of Responsibility, San Francisco [Addendum],
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS 89-19