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RG1861.AM:  Omaha Action: Nonviolence Against Nuclear Missile Policy



Newsletters, etc.:  1959-1960, 1982, 1994

Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska:  Antinuclear missile organization

Size:  One folder



BACKGROUND NOTE



Founded in 1959 in response to the proliferation of Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) during the Cold War, Omaha Action was initiated by the Committee for Nonviolent Action.  The group took its name from early protests at the ICBM base outside of Omaha, Nebraska.  The organization first began publishing their newsletter in Chicago, but they quickly moved their headquarters to Omaha by June of 1959.  Officers of Omaha Action included Chairman, Homer A. Jack, Treasurer, Lindley J. Burton, and Coordinators, Bradford Lyttle and Abraham J. Muste.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



The collection consists of one folder containing information by and about Omaha Action.  The bulk of the collection consists of newsletters published by Omaha Action dating from 1959-1960.  Also included are flyers and informational brochures.  A newspaper clipping from 1982 and an issue of Nebraskans for Peace Nebraska Report from 1994 containing information about Omaha Action are also included.



Note:  See the photo component [RG1861.PH] for three related images.



INVENTORY



Omaha Action newsletters, brochures, etc.



 



Subject headings:



Antinuclear movement

Omaha Action: Nonviolence Against Nuclear Missile Policy

Nuclear disarmament



 



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