Guide to the Edwin W. Lynch Vietnam War protest collection, 1965-1975

Edwin W. Lynch Vietnam War protest C0080


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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University.Special Collections and Archives.
Creator Lynch, Edwin Williams, 1913-2004
Title Edwin W. Lynch Vietnam War protest collection
Date 1965-1975
Physical Characteristics 6 linear feet (4 boxes)
Abstract The collection provides information on the discontent and disillusionment which came to exist among some segments of the American people as a result of American military intervention in Southeast Asia. The collection covers the period of time ranging from 1965 to 1975, with the bulk of the material from the years 1967 to 1971.
Collection number C0080
Language English

Biographical Information

Born in Annandale, Virginia, in 1913, Edwin Williams Lynch, a prominent Northern Virginia real estate businessman, served as Fairfax County delegate to the Virginia General Assembly from 1945 to 1947 and again from 1949 to 1954. For more than 50 years, Lynch participated in the George Mason University community. As a George Mason University Foundation trustee and an ICAR advisory board member and chairman, Lynch supported a framework of programs that have ensured a margin of excellence and distinction for ICAR. In 1987 Lynch endowed the first chair and an annual lecture series, in memory of his parents, Vernon and Minnie. The following year, he helped to establish the doctoral program, the first in the world. In 1996, Lynch and his wife, Helen, created the John W. Burton Endowment, named for one of ICAR's most distinguished professors. Lynch died in 2004.

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Scope and Content

The collection provides information on the discontent and disillusionment which came to exist among some segments of the American people as a result of American military intervention in Southeast Asia. The collection covers the period of time ranging from 1965 to 1975, with the bulk of the material from the years 1967 to 1971.

The collection consists of a variety of materials relating to the Vietnam War including pamphlets, booklets, correspondence, posters, reprint articles, newspaper clippings, various antiwar publications, and the minutes of meetings of several antiwar groups. These items are arranged by subject heading in alphabetical order, and the material within the individual files is arranged in chronological order. Much of the information contained in the Collection relates to the activities of various groups that were formed to protest the American involvement in Vietnam, groups representing such disparate segments of the population as the clergy and business executives. While this information manages to give us a good view of the antiwar movement in the United States as both a local and a national phenomenon, the collection is particularly valuable for the information it provides on the work of local groups based in and concerned with the Washington D.C. area, including Northern Virginia.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged by alphabetically by subject.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

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Related Material

Special Collections and Archives also holds other collections with materials on the Vietnam War including the Francis J. McNamara papers, the American Political Items Collectors collection, and the Oliver Atkins photograph collection

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Index Terms

Subjects:

Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements--United States.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Edwin W. Lynch Vietnam War protest collection, Collection #C0080, Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Edwin W. Lynch in 1983.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections and Archives staff. EAD markup completed in March 2009 by Eron Ackerman and Jordan Patty.

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Contents List

Edwin M. Lynch Vietnam War protest collection
Box Folder
1 1 American for Democratic Action "World" 5/67, 12/71
2 Americans for Democratic Action 1/72, 2/72
3 Anti-Draft Activities
4 Anti-War Activities Within the U.S. Armed Forces, Admirals and Generals opposed to the Conflict in Vietnam
5 Anti-War Activities Within the U.S. Armed Forces G.I.'s opposed to the Conflict in Vietnam
6 Anti-War Activities Within the U.S. Armed Forces G.I.'s opposed to the Conflict in Vietnam ( The "Presidio 29")
7 Anti-War Activities within the U.S. Armed Forces Veterans opposed to the Conflict in Vietnam
8 Anti-War Movement in the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area Activities of Religions, Groups
9 Anti-War Movement in the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area Demonstrations
10 Anti-War Movement in the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area Miscellaneous
11 Anti-War Movement in the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area Northern Virginia Coalition to End the Air War
12 Anti-War movement in the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area Northern Virginia Moratorium Committee
13 Anti-War Movement in the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area Washington Area Peace Action Coalition
14 Anti-War Movement in the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area Washington Peace Center Newsletter
15 Business Executives Move For New National Priorities (1974-1975) Formerly Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace
16 Business Executives Move For Vietnam Peace Activities Relating to Political Elections
17 Business Executives for Vietnam Peace Efforts to influence the resident and Members of Congress 10/67 - 3/69
18 Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace Effort to influence the President and Member of Congress 6/69 - 10/69
19 Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace Effort to influence the President and Members of Congress 4/70 - 5/72
20 Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace Meetings 1967,1968
21 Business Executives Move For Vietnam Peace Meetings 1969
22 Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace Meetings 1971,1972
23 Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace Miscellaneous 1067,1972
24 Business Executive Move for Vietnam Peace Miscellaneous (Undated)
25 Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace "news Notes" (1068,1070 1968,1970
26 Business Executive Move for Vietnam Peace "news Notes" (1971) 1971
27 Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace "News Nots" (1972) 1972
28 Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace "New Notes" 1973
29 Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace Participation in Demonstrations for Vietnam Peace
30 Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace Radio and Television Advertisement
31 Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace " Reprint Articles"
32 Businessmen Education Fund (1069-1071) 1969-1971
33 Businessmen Educational Fund (undated)
Box Folder
2 1 Clergy and Laity Concerned (Formerly Clergy and Lay men Concerned about Vietnam)
2 Clergy and Laity Concerned "American Report" (12/04/72)
3 Clergy and Laity Concerned "American Report" ( 2/26/73, 3/25/73
4 Clergy and Laity Concerned " American Report" 5/21/73 - 6/18/73
5 Clergy and Laity Concerned "American Report" 7/2/73 - 7/30/73
6 Clergy and Laity Concerned "American Report" 8/13/73 - 9/22/73
7 Clergy and Laity Concerned "American Report" 10/15/73 - 10/29/73
8 Clergy and Laity Concerned "American Report" 11/121/73 - 12/10/73
9 Clergy and Laity Concerned " American Report" 1/21/74 - 3/18/74
10 Clergy and Laity Concerned "American Report" 4/15/74 - 4/29/74
11 Clergy and Laity Concerned "American Report" 5/13/74 - 6/10/74
12 Clergy and Laity Concerned "American Report" 7/8/74 - 7/22/74
13 Clergy and Laity Concerned "American Report" 9/15/74 - 11/26/74
14 Clergy and Laity Concerned Washington Area Chapter
15 Clergy and Laymen
16 Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam "American Report" 10/70
15 Concerned about Vietnam Anti-Ballistic Missile opposition
16 Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam "American Report"i 12/70
17 Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam "American Report" 11/70 - 12/70
18 Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam "American Report" 1/71 - 2/71
19 Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam " American Report" 3/71 - 7/2/71
20 Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam "American Report" 7/9/71 - 10/6/71
Box Folder
3 1 Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam "American Report" 10/15/71 - 11/5/71
2 Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam "American Report" 11/18/71 - 11/25/71
3 Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam " American Report 1x/71
4 Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam "American Report" 1/21/72 - 2/4/72
5 Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam " American Report" 2/11/72 - 2/25/72
6 Clergy and Laymen Concerned " American Report" 3/3/72 - 3/24/72
7 Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam "American rEPORT" 3/31/72 - 11/21/72
8 Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam " American Report" 4/28/72 - 5/26/72
9 Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam "American Report" 6/2/72 - 6/23/72
10 Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam " American Report" 6/30/72 - 9/1/72
11 Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam Amnesty for draft resistors
12 Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam Demonstrations for Peace
13 Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam Fact Sheets on War (casualty figures, troop withdrawal, information, etc..)
14 Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam Honeywell Inc. (Protests against)
15 Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam " Issues and Actions" (Newsletter of 10/68 - 6/69) 10/68 - 8/69
16 Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam " Issues and Actions" (newsletters of 11/69 - 6/70) 11/69 - 6/70
17 Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam "Memoranda and news notes 10/27/67 - 12/9/68
18 Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam " Memoranda" 1/14/69 - 5/16/69
19 Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam "Memoranda" 7/18/69 - 9/9/69
20 Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam " Memoranda 10/1/69 - 11/21/69
21 Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam " memoranda" 1/7/70 - 6/12/70
22 Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam "Miscellaneous" 1967 - 1973
Box Folder
4 1 Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam " Miscellaneous" (undated)
2 Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam " Poster Service" 3/69 - 3/70
3 Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam " Poster Services" 4/70 - 9/70
4 Clergy and laymen Concerned about Vietnam " Reprint Articles' 1967 - 1968
5 Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam " Reprint Articles" 1968 - 1970
6 Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam " Statements of Position
7 Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam Virginia activities
8 Committee of Responsibility to save War-buried and injured Vietnamese children
9 Congress of the united States Congressional Record 4/67 - 5/70
10 Congress of the United States Individual Members of Congress
11 Congress of the United States Miscellaneous
12 Correspondence of Edwin Lynch Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace 1967 - 1068
13 Correspondence of Edwin Lynch Business Executive s Move for Vietnam Peace 1968
14 Correspondence of Edwin Lynch Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace 1969
15 Correspondence of Edwin Lynch Business Executives Move for Vietnam Peace 1970 - 1975
16 Correspondence of Edwin Lynch Clergy and Laity Concerned
17 Correspondence of Edwin Lynch Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam
18 Correspondence of Edwin Lynch Letters to the editor 1967
19 Correspondence of Edwin Lynch Letters to the editor 1968
20 Correspondence of Edwin Lynch Miscellaneous 1967
21 Correspondence of Edwin Lynch Miscellaneous 1958 - 1969
22 Correspondence of Edwin Lynch Miscellaneous 1970 - 1974
23 Rett Dorr 1/67 - 7/67
24 Correspondence of Edwin Lynch Reverend Everett Dorr 8/67
25 Correspondence of Edwin Lynch Reverend Dorr 10/67 - 12/68
26 Correspondence of Edwin Lynch Reverend Everett Dorr 1969 -1071
27 Correspondence of Edwin Lynch SANE
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