PROLIFERS FOR SURVIVAL RECORDS

(Mss. 4166)

Inventory

Compiled by

Bradley J. Wiles

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

2009

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

SUMMARY ........................................................................................................................ 3
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE .......................................................................... 4
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ....................................................................................... 4
LIST OF SUB-GROUPS, SERIES, AND SUBSERIES .................................................... 5
SERIES DESCRIPTIONS .................................................................................................. 6
INDEX TERMS .................................................................................................................. 7
CONTAINER LIST ............................................................................................................ 8

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SUMMARY

Size

2.2 linear ft.

Geographic Locations

Louisiana

Inclusive Dates

1979-1987

Bulk Dates

1983-1986

Languages

English

Summary

The Prolifers for Survival Collection includes correspondence, publications, audio visual materials, and other records documenting the administration and activities of a pro-life and anti-nuclear proliferation activist organization from 1979-1987.

Access Restrictions

None.

Reproduction Note

May be reproduced.

Copyright

Physical rights and copyright are retained by the LSU Libraries.

Related Collections

Louisiana Women’s Political Caucus Records, Mss. 4580, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Citation

Prolifers for Survival Records, Mss. 4166, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack Location(s)

6:35-37

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

Prolifers for Survival was founded by Juli Loesch in 1979 to promote discussion between the pro-life movement and the peace movement. Its members printed and distributed a newsletter and numerous brochures on abortion and nuclear arms, worked to promote grassroots awareness of the issues, and held national conferences from 1981 through 1986. At its height Prolifers for Survival had 3000 members through the United States and in affiliate organizations in Australia, West German, Canada, England, and Italy. Group members and leadership regularly lead workshops and distributed literature at National Right to Life conventions. The organization disbanded in May 1987, passing much of its work on to Justlife, founded in 1986, and the Seamless Garment Network Clearinghouse.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The Prolifers for Survival Records documents the administration and activities of a pro-life and anti-nuclear proliferation activist organization. It includes financial documents, correspondence, and copies of the group newspaper, P.S. The collection features writing and press coverage of organization founder Juli Loesch and her involvement in the international peace and pro-life movements. The records also include materials from the organizations annual conferences, newsletters, brochures, photographs, audio-visual materials, and an oral history interview with group coordinators Scott Rains and Patricia Narciso.

LIST OF SUB-GROUPS, SERIES, AND SUBSERIES

Series I. Administrative Records, 1981-1987

Subseries 1. Chapters, 1982-1986

Subseries 2. Correspondence, 1981-1987

Subseries 3. Financial Records, 1985-1986

Subseries 4. Employees, 1985-1986

Subseries 5. Meetings, 1981-1987

Subseries 6. Affiliated Organizations, 1986

Series II. Fundraising Records, 1982-1986

Subseries 1. General, 1982-1986

Subseries 2. Grants, 1985-1986

Series III. Publications, 1979-1987

Subseries 1. P.S. Newspaper, 1980-1987

Subseries 2. Brochures and Newsletters, 1979-1986

Subseries 3. Press and Public Relations, 1981-1987

Series IV. Audio and Visual Materials, 1983-1987

Subseries 1. Photographs, 1985-1986

Subseries 2. Miscellaneous, ca. 1983-1987

Subseries 3. Video and Film Slides, 1983, undated

Subseries 4. Audio Cassette Tapes, 1984-1987

SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Series I. Administrative Records, 1981-1987

This series consists of general membership and administrative information, including correspondence, financial documents, and employee records. It also contains individual files for several national and international chapters of the organization, materials from group meetings, and other records detailing interactions with affiliated groups. Of note are the records from the Prolifers for Survival National Conferences from 1981-1986.

Series II. Fundraising Records, 1982-1986

This series consists of records describing the fundraising activities of Prolifers for Survival. The records include donor lists, solicitation materials, financial pledge information, and paperwork for various grants from other organizations.

Series III. Publications, 1979-1987

This series consists of brochures, informational flyers, newsletters, press releases, articles, and other published and printed materials created by Prolifers for Survival and affiliated organizations. Of note are the articles written by Julie Loesch (1981-1983) and the news items with Scott Rains (1985-1987). Also of note is the run of the Prolifers for Survival newspaper, P.S., which spans most of the organization’s existence (1980-1987).

Series IV. Audio and Visual Materials, 1983-1987

This series consists of various types of media including photographs, VHS, film slides, and audio cassette tapes. The audio cassette tapes include an oral history interview with Scott Rains and Patricia Narciso (1987), and recordings of addresses given at the Prolifers for Survival National Conference in 1986 (see container list for specific information on speeches). The photographs were taken at various functions and events through 1985 and 1986, including The Peace Ribbon in Washington D.C., the Pax Christi Conference in Erie, PA, the Second Annual Pro-Life Action Network Conference in St. Louis, MO, and the National Right to Life Conference in Denver, CO. All photographs are labeled and dated.

INDEX TERMS

SERIES

Anti-nuclear movement.

I-IV

Brochures.

III

Correspondence.

I

Loesch, Juli.

I-IV

Narciso, Patricia.

I-IV

Newsletters.

III

Newspapers.

III

Peace movements.

I-IV

Photographs.

IV

Political activists--United States.

I-IV

Prolifers for Survival.

I-IV

Pro-life movements.

I-IV

Rains, Scott.

I-IV

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Box

Folder(s)

Contents (with dates)

Series I. Administrative Records, 1981-1987

Chapters, 1982-1986

6:35

1

1

LeasesChapel Hill Office, 1985-1986

2

Maryland Offices: office procedures, 1982

3

New England office history, 1984

4

European contacts, undated

5

Instructions for chapters, 1986

6

Colorado (Pueblo), 1982-1983

7

Illinois (Chicago), 1983-1986

8

Maryland (Silver Spring), 1982-1984

9

Missouri (Kansas City), 1984

10

Massachusetts (Yarmouthport), 1986

11

Nebraska, 1983

12

New Jersey (Northfield), 1983

13

New York (Albany), 1984

14

New York (New York City), 1982-1986

15

New York (Waterloo), 1984-1986

16

North Carolina (Chapel Hill), 1983

17

North Carolina (Greensboro), 1983

18

Oregon (Portland), 1984-1986

19

Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), undated

20

Rhode Island (Adamsville), 1984-1986

21

Wisconsin (Milwaukee), 1982-1985

22

Australia (Brisbane), undated

23

England (London), 1984-1985

24

Chapter reports, 1983

Correspondence, 1982-1987

25-27

1982-1986

28

State of the Organization Report, 1985

29

Prospective Members’ Correspondence, 1987

30

Planning, 1984-1985

Financial Records, 1981-1987

31

State sales tax, 1986

32-33

Printing receipts, 1985-1987

34

Bulk mail receipts, 1986-1987

35

Credit information, 1987

36

Advertising rate sheets, 1985

37

Budgets and financial reports,1984-1985

Stack

Location

Box

Folder(s)

Contents (with dates)

38

Debts, loans, and repayments, 1984

39-41

Financial ledger, 1981-1985

42

Financial record, 1985-1986

43

Tax exempt status, 1984

Employees, 1985-1986

44

Self-Help Credit Union general information, 1986

45

Paschal, Bonnie payroll, 1986

46

Yonke, Martha payroll, 1986

47

Job Training and Placement Administration (JPTA), 1986

48

Office manual, 1985

Meetings, 1981-1987

49

1981 National Conference

50

1982 National Conference

51

1984 National Conference

52-53

1985 National Conference

54-55

1986 National Conference

56

Consultation meeting, 1986

57

Lifeworks Conference, 1986

58

Staff meeting minutes, 1984-1985

59

Staff retreat, 1985

60

Pro-life/Peace Challenge, 1987

61

Conference brochures, 1985

62

Staff meeting, 1984

Affiliated Organizations, 1986

63

Evangelicals for Social Action, 1986

64

Non-violent Action for National Defense Institute, undated

65

Justlife Political Action Committee, 1986

Series II. Fundraising Records, 1982-1987

General, 1982-1987

66

Financial pledges, 1985

67

Financial pledge reminder letter, 1986

68

Contributions--address changes, 1985

69

Contributors and subscribers, 1986-1987

70-71

Fundraising letters, 1982-1984

72-76

Fundraisers, 1984-1986

77

Gifts, 1985

Stack

Location

Box

Folder(s)

Contents (with dates)

Grants, 1985-1986

78

Grant prospects, 1985-1986

79

Claretian Fathers and Brothers, 1985

80

Lifeworks Proposals, 1986

81

Conventual Franciscan Friars Commission on Social Justice, 1985

82

Polen, Suzanne, 1985

83

Schowalter Foundation, 1985

Series III. Publications, 1979-1987

P.S. Newspaper, 1980-1987

6:36

2

1-33

August 1980-May 1987

34

Newspaper Layout

Brochures and Newsletters, 1979-1986

35

Permission to publish, 1983-1985

36

Prolifers for Survival brochure, undated

37

Political action brochures, 1985-1986

38

Old Prolifers for Survival newsletters, 1979-1981

39

Newsletter graphics, artworks, and cartoons, undated

40

Prolifers for Survival brochures and Lifeworks newsletters, 1985-1986

41

Lifeworks action packets, 1986-1987

42

Reprints, 1985

43

Reprint originals, 1983

Press and Public Relations, 1981-1987

44

LifeworksLetters of Interest, 1986

45

Letters to the editor, 1985-1986

46

Miscellaneous papers, undated

47

Fatima Peace Task Force, 1983

48

Harmony Magazine, 1987

49

Articles by Juli Loesch, 1981-1983

50

Interviews with Scott Rains, 1985-1987

51

“Together for Life” cooperative advertising program, 1985

52

Articles and Speeches, 1984-1986

53

Prolife non-violence: history, 1984-1986

54

“Abortion and Left Coalitions,” 1981

Stack

Location

Box

Folder(s)

Contents (with dates)

55

Books on the prolife and pro-peace movements, undated

Series IV. Audio and Visual Materials, 1983-1987

Photographs, 1985-1986

6:36

2

58

23 items, 1985-1986 (*See Series Descriptions*)

Miscellaneous, ca. 1983-1987

56

Postcard, 1983

57

Bumper sticker, undated

59

Transcript of oral history interview, 1987

60

Lapel buttons and rubber stamp, undated

Video and Film Slides, 1983, undated

6:37

3

Item #1

Videotape: “A Song of Life: The Link Between Abortion and the War” (VHS, 29:35), undated

Item #2

Film slides: “Rainbows Promise Life” (115 slides), 1983

Audio Cassette Tapes, 1984-1987

Item #3

“Rainbows Promise Life” (30:00), 1983

Item #4

Address by Mary Rider at the Pax Christi National Conference, 1984

Item #5

“Beyond Politics: Expanding Our Choices,” Keynote address by Consuelo Beck-Sague, M.D., Prolifers for Survival National Conference, Chapel Hill N.C., July 11, 1986.

Item #6

“Abortion: A Primer,” Address by Norm Bendroth, Prolifers for Survival National Conference, Chapel Hill N.C., July 12, 1986.

Item #7

“The Arms Race: A Primer,” Address by Rev. Charles Mulholland, Prolifers for Survival National Conference, Chapel Hill N.C., July 12, 1986.

Item #8-9

“Christian Nonviolence,” Address by Michael Verchot, Prolifers for Survival National Conference, Chapel Hill N.C., July 12, 1986.

Item #10

“Civil Disobedience as Resistance and Hope,” Address by Marchia Timmel, Prolifers for Survival National Conference, Chapel Hill N.C., July 12, 1986.

Stack

Location

Box

Folder(s)

Contents (with dates)

Item #11

“Global Perspectives on Nuclear Disarmament,” Address by Sister Mary Beth Reissen, Prolifers for Survival National Conference, Chapel Hill N.C., July 12, 1986.

Item #12

“Preventing Pregnancy,” Address by Glenn Withrow, M.D., Prolifers for Survival National Conference, Chapel Hill N.C., July 12, 1986.

Item #13

“Unplanned Parenthood: Parenting as a Couple and Single Parenting,” Address by Mary Woodiwiss, Ashley Woodiwiss, and Michelle Mason, Prolifers for Survival National Conference, Chapel Hill N.C., July 12, 1986.

Item #14

“Who Tore the Seamless Garment and How Can We Sew It Back Together?” Address by Mary Meehan, Prolifers for Survival National Conference, Chapel Hill N.C., July 12, 1986.

Item #15-20

Prolifers for Survival Consultation Meeting, July 21, 1986.

Item #21-24

Oral History Interview of Scott Rains and Patricia Narciso by Lynn Roundtree, July 10, 1987. (Two copies)