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Anti-War Publications collection

 Collection — Box: 1-3
Identifier: MS-0041

Scope and Contents

The papers in the Anti-War Publications Collection document opposition to the war in Vietnam as expressed in marches, fasts, boycotts, draft resistance and other activities. Also included are papers related to efforts to provide legal defense for conscientious objectors, and to aid political prisoners. The collection includes printed and mimeographed newsletters, leaflets, posters, circulars and bumper stickers; minutes and agendas of meetings; handwritten or typed notes and correspondence; newspaper clippings and other items.

A number of organizations are represented, including the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR), Clergy and Laity Concerned About Vietnam (CALCAV), the New Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam, the Buffalo Peace Council, Buffalo Defense Committee for Phil Berrigan, Buffalo Nine Defense Committee, People's Coalition for Peace and Justice, Vietnam Veteran's Against the War, and the Institute for the Study of Nonviolence in Buffalo.

The collection includes an oral history interview with Anthony W. Novitsky covering his activities in the Catholic peace movement, the anti-war movement in Buffalo, and his recollections of various individuals and organizations in Buffalo during the late 1960s and early 1970s.


  • 1967-1974


Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Terms of Access

Anti-War Publications, 1967-1974 are open for research.


Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Biographical Note

Anthony W. Novitsky was born in Bayonne, New Jersey in 1945. He attended Seton Hall Preparatory School and Seton Hall University. Anthony W. Novitsky was already involved with the National Catholic Peace Fellowship when he came to the University at Buffalo in 1967 for graduate studies. He helped organize local activities of the Catholic Peace Fellowship with Ken Sherman, Stephanie Christopher, and Paul Maryniak.

For two consecutive summers (1968, 1969), Anthony Novitsky worked at a Catholic Worker Movement farm in Tivoli, New York. He was active in the Buffalo New Mobilization to the End the War in Vietnam and the Buffalo Peace Council with Ken Sherman, Miriam Becker, Don Brown and Rennie Ferber.


1.9 Linear Feet (1 carton, 2 manuscript boxes)


Papers either produced or collected by Anthony Novitsky that document opposition to the Vietnamese Conflict. A number of organizations are represented. Also included is an oral history interview taped by Christopher Densmore, University Archives, July 25, 1978 that covers Novitsky's activities in the Catholic peace movement, the anti-war movement in Buffalo, and his recollections of various individuals and organizations in Buffalo during the late 1960s and early 1970s.


The folders on various anti-war organizations in this collection contain not only materials concerning that organization, but also materials which were distributed at their meetings or with their mailings. Therefore, a folder for a particular organization may contain materials from, or concerning, several other organizations. Folders are arranged alphabetically by organization name with clippings and additional materials following.

Acquisition Information

The material in this collection was originally produced or collected by Anthony W. Novitsky, who donated it to the Archives on July 25, 1978.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Related Resources

MS-0073: Alternative Press collection

MS-0076: Anthony W. Novitsky and Christopher Densmore Alternative Press collection

MS-0212: Christopher Densmore anti-war and social issues publications collection

Interview with Anthony W. Novitsky, 1978

Tape summary available at University Archives [tape reel is housed with the collection in box 2]

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Archives staff in the 1980s.


Finding Aid for the Anti-War Publications collection
Finding aid prepared by Archives staff; revised by Sheryl Saxby in 2006.
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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