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Fonds Level Description

Accession Number: 02-006


Alan J. Slavin fonds. -- 1982-1990. -- 28 cm of textual records. -- 45 rpm record.

Biography / History

Alan J. Slavin is a professor of physics at Trent University, and an adjunct professor at Queen's University. He received a M.Sc. from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, and is the recipient of the following academic awards: Trent University's Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching (1992), 3M Teaching Fellowship, and Ontario Lieutenant-Governor's Award for Teaching (1993), and Canadian Association of Physicists Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (1996). Slavin was a member of Kawartha Ploughshares.

Custodial History

This fonds was created by and in the custody of Professor Alan Slavin before it was donated to Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of correspondence, pamphlets, journal issues, and other material related primarily to the peace movement. Included are records of Kawartha Ploughshares and Project Ploughshares, and letters written between Alan and Linda Slavin and government officials regarding nuclear disarmament, capital punishment, etc.


Title based on the creator of the fonds.
Fonds acquired in 2001 from Professor Alan Slavin.
Restrictions: N
For related records see: 88-020   FINDING AID

Box 1

1. Correspondence between Alan and Linda Slavin and government officials, including Prime Minister Trudeau and Prime Minister Mulroney, M.P. Bill Domm, and others, 1983-1990; topics include nuclear disarmament, strategic defense initiate, capital punishment, crimes against humanity, acid rain, etc.; also included is a paper entitled "Nuclear Weapons and Their Effects" by Alan Slavin
2. Kawartha Ploughshares: correspondence, minutes, petitions, etc., 1984-1988
3. Kawartha Ploughshares: membership, 1984
4. Kawartha Ploughshares: finances, 1984-1985
5. Kawartha Ploughshares: events, 1984-1985
6. Kawartha Ploughshares: posters, etc.
7. Kawartha Ploughshares: "Under the Gun" performance, play sponsored by Kawartha Ploughshares: correspondence, promotional material, etc., 1984
8. Kawartha Ploughshares: Peterborough Conference on the Arms Race, partially sponsored by Kawartha Ploughshares: poster, programme, etc., 1984
9. Kawartha Ploughshares Newsletter, 1983-1985; also other miscellaneous Kawartha Ploughshares pamphlets
10. Kawartha Ploughshares Mother's Day Walk for Peace, May 1983: posters, correspondence, etc.
11. Kawartha Ploughshares International Walk for Peace, October 1983: posters, correspondence, etc.
12. Kawartha Ploughshares Peace and Development Parade, Oct. 7, 1985: correspondence, notes, etc.
13. Ploughshares Newsreport, 1983; Ploughshares Monitor, 1983-1985 (publications of Project Ploughshares)
14: Project Ploughshares brochures, correspondence, 1983-1984
15: Project Ploughshares: churches involvement, 1983
16. World Issues Network of the Kawarthas (WINK) newsletter, notes, correspondence, etc., 1985
17. Physicians for Social Responsibility: petition of Peterborough and area doctors calling for an end to the nuclear arms race, [1984]; related correspondence from Dr. Paul Cragg
18. Peace and development initiatives to attract high school students to anti-nuclear weapons protests: correspondence, newspaper clipping, etc., 1985
19. Audio-visual resources relating to militarism and development, 1983-1985
20. Nuclear Weapons in the Classroom: A Winnable War? workshop topic proposal, 1984
21. Canadian Peace Alliance: newspaper clippings, correspondence, etc., 1984

Box 2

1. The Activist: Newspaper of the ACT for Disarmament Coalition (2 issues, 1987), notes re Peace Festival, 1986
2. Peace Petition Caravan Campaign: flyers, correspondence, etc., 1984-1985
3. The Dismantler, issues dated 1983-1987; Operation Dismantle, correspondence, etc., 1984-1987 (folder includes a 45 rpm record by "Evolution", the "musical arm" of Operation Dismantle, 1982)
4. Hiroshima/Nagasaki: articles and newspaper clippings
5. Military toys boycott: clippings, etc., 1984
6. Nuclear freeze: fact sheets, pamphlets, etc., 1982-1984
7. Canadian Centre for Arms Control: Arms Control Communique, Arms Control Chronicle, pamphlets, 1984-1986
8. Disarmament and Peace pamphlets, journal issues, etc., 1983-1984
9. Miscellaneous items: Peterborough County Board of Education school directory, 1985-1986; Youth of Otonabee United Inc. pamphlet, Indiana University Opera Theatre "Sweeney Todd" production programme

(additional material received in 2009)
10. Correspondence related to the Disarmament Campaign, 1982; also newspaper clippings and correspondence related to Steven Trimm, 1971

(additional material received in 2012)
11. Brochures, notes, etc. relating to Ontario Camp Leadership Centre, 1961