Michigan Daily records  1950-1995
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National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund [series]:

National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund, the largest series of the collection, includes chronological and topical files, and NCPTF publications.

 
Chronological Files,  1963-2003 [subseries]:

The chronological files comprise both NCPTF organizational records, and Bassett's personal notes and correspondence as honorary national chairperson. The chronological files contain correspondence, memos, notes, and agendas and minutes from meetings of NCPTF committees. These meetings include the steering committee from 1971 through 1984 (when the campaign was based in Ann Arbor), and the Board of Directors from 1985 to 2003. The 1985 folders document a series of major changes made in the bill, and its name change from World Peace Tax Fund Act to U.S. Peace Tax Fund Act. The folder titled "Legislation for Peace Tax Fund, 1971-1977" contains a rich collection of material documenting early efforts to acquire sponsorship for the fund in the U.S. House of Representatives. There is also a folder titled "Legislation preceding NCPTF (materials received from others), 1963-1969," which has materials from earlier war-tax resistance efforts.

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Legislation Preceding NCPTF (materials received from others),  1963-1969
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Early Drafts and Information Regarding World Peace Tax Fund,  1971
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Legislation for Peace Tax Fund,  1971-1977
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Steering Committee Meetings,  1971-1982 (11 folders)
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Working Committee,  1972
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Michiana Regional Meetings,  1975-1976 1981-1983 (2 folders)
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National Council,  1976
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Seminar/Visitation,  1976-1977 (2 folders)
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Steering Committee Meetings,  1983-1984 (4 folders)
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Task Force on Taxes,  1983
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Changes to World Peace Tax Fund Bill,  1984-1985
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Annual Meetings,  1984-1987 (4 folders)
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Board Meetings,  1985-1992 (13 folders)
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Congressional Hearings,  1991-1992 (2 folders)
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Congressional Hearings, Press Packet,  1992
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Annual Meetings,  1993 (2 folders)
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Board Meetings,  1993,  1998-2003 (20 folders)
 
Topical Files [subseries]:

The topical files cover a variety of issues, such as the reaction of the Internal Revenue Service to the peace tax fund proposals, the campaign's fundraising efforts, and early drafts of the Peace Tax Fund Bill. There are notable folders concerning NCPTF bylaws and policies, and the experiences of individual war tax resisters (such as the parent/son letters of Bob Blood). The folder "Peace Tax Fund Bill, Congressional records, 1975-1991" contains copies of the official versions of the bill as well as excerpts from debate on the bill in the House and the Senate.

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Abortion and the Peace Tax Fund,  1989
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Archives at Swarthmore College,  1989
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Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws,  1984-1985 1988
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Boardman, Elizabeth,  1972
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Celebration of Conscience, Bryn Mawr,  1990
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Clearness Committee,  1998
 
Congressional District Contacts
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Manual,  1990
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Packet,  1984
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Tax Day Motivational Packet,  1996,  1999
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Program,  2001-2002
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Correspondence with Congressmen,  1983,  1985
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Eliot, Frances,  1974-1975
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Finances,  2002
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Freeman, Harrop (withdrawal of sponsorship),  1983
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Fund for Conscience,  1989
 
Fundraising
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 1984-1985
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 1992
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(Letter never sent),  1993
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Membership Database,  1998
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Major Donors,  2001
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Major Donors, George Wald,  1992
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Major Donors, Stephen Serafin,  2000-2002
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Packet,  1992
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Hawaii Committee,  1973
 
Internal Revenue Service
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Bassett, David and Miyoko,  1980-1981
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Blood, Bob,  1966-1968
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Reagle, Greg, correspondence,  2002
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Legal Issues,  1972-1990
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"Legislative Basis of the Peace Tax" (manuscript),  1985-1987
 
Lobbying
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Michigan,  1975-1979
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Michigan,  1982-1990
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Washington, D.C.,  1982-1983
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Washington, D.C.,  1992
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Washington, D.C.,  2001
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Local Supporters,  1980,  1982 (2 folders)
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Membership lists,  1975-1989 (scattered)
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National Council Proposal,  1980-1983
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New York Times,  2002
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Peace Tax Foundation Video,  1992
 
Peace Tax Fund Bill
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Congressional Records,  1975-1991
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Drafts and Revisions,  1971-1992
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Lobbying Congress,  1982-1985
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Petitions,  1998-1999
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Responses,  1970-1975 (2 folders)
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Responses,  1993,  1995 (2 folders)
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Pursell, Carl (U.S. Congress), correspondence,  1978-1986
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School Curriculum, Peace-making,  1979
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Slide show for NCPTF,  1986
 
Staff
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Barouch, Rita,  1974
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Brown, Chris,  1974-1976
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Fulton, Leah (initial contact person),  1972-1974
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Garren, Bruce,  1972-1973
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Lauder, Ruth,  1974-1975
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McNeil, Gelson,  1973-1974
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Samuel, Bill,  1975
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Stellard, Ralph (application),  1982
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Statement on  September 11, 2001
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Supporters,  1972-1975
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Survey on Conscientious Objection,  1988
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"Visionaries," Documentary Proposal,  1998
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War tax resistance counselor's packet, prepared by Frances Eliot and David R. Bassett,  1984
 
Publications [subseries]:

The series concludes with a small collection of publications put out by the NCPTF. Although not a complete run, the Newsletters are particularly useful for their summary of the progress of the campaign. Also included in this sub-series are a number of brochures and handouts created by the NCPTF for informational and publicity purposes.

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Activist Guide: Speaking for Conscience,  1997
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Affirm Life, Pay for Peace: A Handbook for World Peace Tax Fund Educators and Organizers,  1981
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Manual for Peace Tax Fund Action,  1985
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Motivational Packet,  1983
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NCPTF Newsletter (incomplete),  1984-2004 (6 folders)
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Pamphlets,  1975,  1979-1980 1990-1992
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Pre-Income-Tax-Day Campaign Kit, Dayton Conference,  1974
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War Tax Resistance Counseling Packets,  1984-1985 (2 folders)