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Committee of Concerned Scientists records, 1970-2006, bulk 1974-2005

Series I. Administrative Records, 1973-2006

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Subseries I.1: Annual Meetings and Reports, 1973-2006

Files concerning the annual board meeting include notes, agendas, attendance lists, and financial reports for each year, as well as correspondence--usually in the form of printed email--about topics discussed at the meetings. Annual reports, available from 1976 to 2004, provide detailed summaries of the human rights violations CCS members addressed each year and the outcome of their efforts.


Annual Board Meetings



Box 1 General, 1973-1979, 7 folders



Box 2 General, 1979-1983, 7 folders



Box 3 General, 1984-1987, 7 folders



Box 4 General, 1988-1993, 8 folders



Box 5 General, 1993-1998, 7 folders



Box 6 General, 1999-2003, 7 folders



Box 7 Folder 1-2 General, 2003, 2006, 2 folders


Box 7 Folder 3-4 Annual Reports, 1976-2004, 2 folders


Subseries 1.2: Executive Board, 1974-1997

This subseries contains executive board files, which are made up primarily of correspondence between board members and other human rights groups, CCS members, and scientists. They discuss wide variety of topics, including current human rights issues and event planning. The subseries also holds memos that the board distributed to members, such as summaries of meetings, announcements of upcoming activities, and information about CCS decisions and official positions on issues.


Box 7 Folder 5-8 Board Files, 1983-1985, 4 folders



Box 8 Board Files, 1985-1988, 6 folders



Box 9 Board Files, 1988-1991, 6 folders



Box 10 Folder 1-5 Board Files, 1997-2006, 5 folders


Box 10 Folder 6-7 Executive Board Mailings, 1975-1979, 2 folders



Box 11 Folder 1-7 Executive Board Mailings, 1979-1989, 7 folders



Box 12 Folder 1 Executive Board Mailings, 1989-1997


Box 12 Folder 2 Executive Director Mark Mellman--Clippings and Correspondence, 1976


Subseries I.3: Financial Records, 1974-2003

Annual financial reports from1974 to 2002 can be found in this series, along with fund files that contain correspondence and contribution lists relating to charitable funds overseen by CCS, such as the Marc Kac Memorial Fund. Fundraising files hold solicitation letters, contribution lists, reports, and correspondence about fundraising methods. These materials are sometimes divided into two groups: Board Fundraisers (fundraising drives aimed at the CCS board) and General Fundraisers (those intended for the general public).


Box 12 Folder 3-7 Financial Reports, 1974-2002, 5 folders


Funds



Box 13 Folder 1-2 Boris Weisfeiler Legal Fund, 2001-2003, 2 folders


Box 13 Folder 3 Estelle Lebovitz Fund, 1997-2003


Box 13 Folder 4 Mark Kac Memorial Fund, 1984-1993


Box 13 Folder 5 Paul Flory Fund, 1982-1985


Box 13 Folder 6 Scientists and Engineers Emigrant Fund (SEET), 1979-1991


Fundraising


Box 13 Folder 7 General, 1974-1986


Box 13 Folder 8 Solicitation Letters and Correspondence, 1984-1988



Box 14 Folder 1-3 Solicitation Letters and Correspondence, 1988-1996, 3 folders


Box 14 Folder 4-7 Board Fundraisers, 1992-2002, 4 folders



Box 15 Folder 1-6 General Fundraisers, 1980-2002, 6 folders


Box 15 Folder 7 Multiple Fundraisers, 1987



Box 16 Folder 1 Émigré Fundraiser, 1993


Box 16 Folder 2 Fundraising Reports, 1991


Subseries 1.4: Publicity, 1974-2003

This subseries contains materials representing the public face of the Committee, including the CCS newsletter "Current," newspaper articles about CCS, copies of press releases that drew attention to human rights violations and reported what actions CCS had taken, and printouts of articles and information pages written for the CCS website.


Box 16 Folder 3 "Current"--Newsletter, 1973-1975


Box 16 Folder 4-6 Clippings, 1980-1997, 3 folders


Box 16 Folder 7 Media Distribution, 1981-1985


Box 16 Folder 8-9 Press Releases, 1974-1976, 2 folders



Box 17 Folder 1-5 Press Releases, 1980-1995, 5 folders


Box 17 Folder 6-7 Website, 1997, 2 folders



Box 18 Folder 1-5 Website, 1997-2003, 5 folders


Subseries 1.5: General, 1973-2004

This small subseries contains the Committee's statement of purpose and bylaws and a file of information about CCS records sent to the Anti-Defamation League for retention.


Box 18 Folder 6 Records Stored by Anti-Defamation League, 1986-2004


Box 18 Folder 7-8 Statement of Purpose and Bylaws, 1973-1986, 2 folders