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Guide to the Ron Grunwald Papers, 1973 - 1980

Abstract

Ron Grunwald was an undergraduate at Duke University during the late 1970s. This collection contains materials reflecting his participation in student activism movements at Duke University and in the community, especially the Duke Southern Africa Coalition and the Radical Academic Union. Types of materials included are: printed matter, posters, newsletters, flyers, clippings, correspondence, memoranda, financial records, and an audiocassette. The bulk of material is from 1977 to 1980. Major subjects included are: student activism at Duke University, Associated Students of Duke University, international politics, human rights, Radical Academic Union, the Ku Klux Klan, Southern Africa Coalition, South Africa, unionization, Terry Sanford, and International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Ron Grunwald papers 1973 - 1980
Creator
Grunwald, Ron.
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet , 500 Items
Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult University Archives, Duke University.
Language
English.

Collection Overview

Contains printed matter, posters, newsletters, flyers, clippings, correspondence, memoranda, financial records, and an audiocassette concerning protest activities at Duke University and in the community.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Campaign, 1976-1979
Box 1 Folder 1
East-West Expressway extension, ca. 1979
Box 1 Folder 2
Kudzu Alliance, 1978-1979
Box 1 Folder 3
North Carolina Public Interest Research Group (NCPIRG), ca. 1974-1978
Box 1 Folder 4
Northeast Coalition for the Liberation of Southern Africa (NECLSA) Conference, 1978
Box 1 Folder 5
Radical Academic Union and International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation (ITT), 1973-1977
Box 1 Folder 6
ca. 1973-1978
Box 1 Folder 7
ca. 1978
Box 1 Folder 8
ca. 1978-1979
Box 1 Folder 9
ca. 1979-1983
Box 1 Folder 10
Triangle Vigil Committee, 1979-1980
Box 1 Folder 11

Oversize materials are located in map cabinet drawer 8.

Irwin, Bob and Gordon Faison. ed. by David H. Albert "Why nonviolence? Nonviolence theory and strategy for the anti-nuclear movement," April 1978
Radioactivist Handbook, a manual on: affinity groups, non- violence, civil disobedience, and the forthcoming Barnwell, S.C. anti-nuclear demonstration (September 29-October 1), 1979
An Evening of Diverse Entertainment a benefit for Southern Africa Coalition featuring Lisa Uyanik and the Mobile City Band, circa 1978
South Africa Coalition, campus events, 1978
Southern Africa Coalition, Conference on: Universities and Racism, 1978
Southern Africa Coalition "Stop Banking on Racism!" circa 1977

Historical Note

Ron Grunwald graduated from Duke University in 1980 (A.B., Trinity College). As an undergraduate student, he was a member of activist groups on campus including the Duke Southern Africa Coalition and the Radical Academic Union. The Southern Africa Coalition at Duke University concerned itself with human rights in South Africa as well as corporate divestment in the United States. The coalition sponsored the conference "Universities and Southern Africa" in 1978. The Radical Academic Union at Duke University protested President Terry Sanford's position on the board of International Telephone and Telegraph. Grunwald also corresponded with the Associated Students of Duke University and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees regarding unionization at Duke.

In the local community, he was associated with the North Carolina Public Interest Research Group, the Northeast Coalition for the Liberation of Southern Africa, Triangle Vigil Committee and the Kudzu Alliance/Citizens Against Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant. The Triangle Vigil Committee organized against Ku Klux Klan presence in North Carolina and planned vigils to alert the public to current Klan activities, especially the Greensboro, N.C. killings in 1979.

Ron Grunwald is currently a faculty member at Duke University.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Terry Sanford. Papers, 1926-1995 and n.d. (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.)
  • Terry Sanford Records and Papers, 1945-1998. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Eisinger, Jana, The Divestment Campaign at Duke University: Stepchild of the Civil Rights Movement. (University Archives, Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ron Grunwald Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Ron Grunwald Papers was received by the University Archives as a gift in 1995.

Processing Information

Processed by Emily Glenn

Completed December 1, 2002

Encoded by Valerie Gillispie, June 2, 2003

Updated by Sherrie Bowser, May 2007

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.