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LEPOCO (Lehigh-Pocono Committee of Concern) Archives

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Identifier: SC MS 0174
LEPOCO, the Lehigh-Pocono Committee of Concern, is a non-profit citizens group of approximately 1000 members (as of 2015), based in the Lehigh Valley. Founded in 1965 to oppose the war in Vietnam, LEPOCO's concerns have broadened to include a range of problems that endanger peace and the planet. The collection includes memorabilia preserved from numerous events, newsletters, meeting minutes, and publications. Most of the Newspaper clippings are from the Bethlehem Globe-Times but many are unmarked and are unable to be tracked to the source.Box #5 contains materials dealing with the Three Mile Island Incident.

Dates

  • 1962-1999

Language of Materials

English

English

English

Access Restrictions

Access Restrictions:Collection housed remotely. Users need to contact 24 hours in advance.

Use Restrictions

Collection is open for research except: Series 1: Folder 8: Lists of LEPOCO supporters (?) (addresses and phones numbers) - Restricted - Access needs to be approved by LEPOCO director Series 1: Folder 9: Restricted: Lehigh Valley Physician’s Open Letter (Name list with phones numbers and addresses)
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Extent

12 Linear Feet (6 cartons + 1 box of slides)

Overview

LEPOCO, the Lehigh-Pocono Committee of Concern, is a non-profit citizens group of approximately 1000 members (as of 2015), based in the Lehigh Valley. Founded in 1965 to oppose the war in Vietnam, LEPOCO's concerns have broadened to include a range of problems that endanger peace and the planet. The collection includes memorabilia preserved from numerous events, newsletters, meeting minutes, and publications. The documents record not only the activities of LEPOCO but also almost the entire Lehigh Valley’s, including the higher educational institutions such as Lehigh University, Moravian College, high schools, churches, etc. political unrest during the Vietnam War. The collection is an excellent example for how to collect, document and archive of an American metropolitan community's political activism.

Biographical / Historical Note

The Lehigh Pocono Committee of Concern was formed in 1965 as an organization who protested the Vietnam War and Selective Service. After the war, LEPOCO would represent the goal of peace anyway it could. They took action during events as large as the Water Gate scandal and as small as the building of a local dam which would destroy natural features of the land. As of 2017, LEPOCO is still active and headquartered in South Bethlehem (Pa.)

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection was already arranged chronologically then by subject. 3 trays of slides transferred to slide protector sleeves in an archival flat box.

Acquisition Information

Special Collections was named the repository for the LEPOCO archives in 2010. The collection was transferred and the deed of gift signed by Nancy Tate on June 28, 2010.

Related Materials

Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Haverford College Peace Collection: http://www.haverford.edu/pjhr/ Nancy Shukaitis papers Anna Maria Caldara papers Congressman Fred Rooney and Congressman Don Ritter Papers
Status
completed
Author
Ilhan Citak
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English.
Sponsor
Lehigh University Library and Technology Services.

Repository Details

Part of the Lehigh University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Lehigh University
Linderman Library
30 Library Drive
Bethlehem PA 18045 USA
610-758-4506
610-758-6091 (Fax)