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The records of the St. Louis chapter of Clergy and Laity Concerned (CALC) were donated by Mary Ann McGivern on September 6, 1994.
The CALC was founded in 1965 by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other religious leaders to oppose United States intervention in Vietnam. Today, CALC’s agenda focuses on disarmaments, economic justice, human rights, and racial justice.
In the early 1970s, the St. Louis Catholics for Peace with Justice elected to become a chapter of CALC to join the national effort in resisting the Indo-China War. After the United States withdrew from Vietnam, the St. Louis chapter of CALC joined the successful campaign to halt the construction of the B-1 Bomber. By this time, they had broadened its membership to include people from a variety of religious faiths and ethical commitments.
In the late 1970’s the St. Louis chapter of CALC directed their attention to resisting the spread of militarism. They chose to protest the General Dynamics Corporation’s Trident submarine, capable of destroying 408 cities, each with an explosive capacity five times more powerful than the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Its world headquarters were once located at the Pierre Laclede building in Clayton, Missouri.
The St. Louis chapter of the Clergy and Laity Concerned folded on December 31, 1988.
SCOPE AND CONTENT
The records of the St. Louis chapter of CALC include correspondence, meeting notes, newspaper clippings, newsletters, brochures, flyers, and negatives. Together they chronicle the interests of the St. Louis chapter of CALC from 1966-1990.
This collection is divided into four series: (1) Administration, (2) Publications, (3) General Dynamics Corporation, and (4) Negatives.
SERIES 1 – ADMINISTRATION, FOLDERS 1-6
This series includes St. Louis chapter of CALC correspondence, meeting notes, legal issues, and working goals. Arranged chronologically.
SERIES 2 – PUBLICATIONS, FOLDERS 7-19
This series includes newspaper clippings, St. Louis chapter of CALC news releases, brochures, and flyers. Also included are the following newsletters: A Plea for Sanity, Ground Zero, Pacific Life Community News, Pax Christi, and St. Louis Clergy and Laity Concerned. Arranged chronologically.
SERIES 3 – GENERAL DYNAMICS CORPORATION, FOLDERS 20-27
This series includes General Dynamics’ annual reports, notes and general information about General Dynamics, Pierre Laclede building information, Stop Trident meeting minutes and notes, and the newsletter Trident Nein Update. Arranged chronologically.
SERIES 4 – NEGATIVES, FOLDER 28
This series included 21 negatives. See photo database for description.
BOX 1 (103537)
1. CALC Correspondence, 1976-1988.
2. CALC Correspondence, n.d.
3. CALC Legal Issues, 1978-1983.
4. CALC Meeting Notes, 1978-1979.
5. CALC Working Goals, n.d.
6. Trial of Thomas Kegelman and Mary McClellan, 1981.
7. A Plea for Sanity, 1982-1984.
8. A Plea for Sanity, 1985-1986.
9. A Plea for Sanity, 1987-1988.
10. CALC Brochures, 1977-1987.
11. CALC Flyers, 1975-1986.
12. Ground Zero, 1982-1984.
13. Pacific Life Community News, 1978-1982.
14. Pax Christi, 1983-1984.
15. St. Louis Clergy and Laity Concerned Newsletter, 1980-1981.
16. News Releases, 1974-1984.
17. Newspaper Clippings, 1976-1980.
18. Newspaper Clippings, 1981-1990.
19. Newspaper Clippings, n.d.
20. General Dynamics Annual Report, 1976-1979.
21. General Dynamics Essay Notes, 1970-1983.
22. General Dynamics Information, 1978-1983.
23. Pierre Laclede Building Information, 1966-1972.
24. Pierre Laclede Building Renters, n.d.
25. Stop Trident/Convert -Lockheed Meeting Minutes, 1979-1980.
26. Trident Campaign Notes, n.d.
27. Trident Nein Update, 1982-1983.
28. Negatives 691.1-691.21
Atlantic Life Community, f. 1
Baltzer, John, f. 1, 9
Clayton 10, f. 1
Dunn, Timothy, f. 1-3, 7-9
General Dynamics Coroporation, f. 1-4, 6-8, 10-11, 15-22, 28
Hais, Samuel, f. 1, 3
Lewis, David, f. 1, 20, 22
Maguire, John P., f. 1
May, John L., f. 1-2
McGivern, Mary Ann, f.1-2, 5, 6-8, 16
Nooney Company, f. 1, 23
Pierre Laclede Center, f. 1, 4, 6, 10, 23-24, 28
St. Louis Economic Conversion Project, f. 1, 5
Sisters of Loretto Investment Committee, f. 1
Sprehe, Al, f. 1-5, 8, 11, 16-17
Trident Submarine, f. 1-4, 6-7, 10-13, 15-19, 25-28
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