Reference number
  • THO
Date
  • 1985-1992
Level
  • Collection
Description
  • Papers relating to Marjorie Thompson's work as an official of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) and as its Chair, 1987-93, and her work as Chair of the Committee to Stop War in the Gulf, 1990-1. Including photographic and card album of her peace activities; 1985-1991; selected papers from CND Council and Conference, 1987-1992; selected papers from CND Executive, 1987-1992; press statements and information from CND, 1987-1992; defence and international briefings, 1987-1991; Press and Parliamentary Committee, 1988-1992; Parliamentary issues, 1984-1996; Publications Committee, 1988-1992; National CND's Management Committee, 1987-1991; CND's Management Committee, 1992; other CND committees, 1987-1992; correspondence, 1987-1993; Scottish CND, 1982-1992; Trade Union CND, 1988-1992; modernisation and INF, 1987-1992; NATO, 1987-1993; Trident and Faslane, 1982-1992; the Gulf War, 1990-1992; the Middle East, 1985-1993; European Nuclear Disarmament, 1987-1992, 1991-1993; United States, 1986-1992; International, 1985-1995; United Nations, 1986-1992; Bosnian War, 1992; correspondence, 1986-1993; speeches and interviews, 1984-1990; personal papers relating to peace, 1985-1992.
Extent
  • 10 boxes
Admin history
  • Marjorie Thompson, peace activist, was born on 8th June 1957, at St Louis, Missouri, United States of America (USA). She was educated in Long Beach, California, attended The Colorado College, Colorado, 1974-1978 where she took a BSc Hons in History, and the London School of Economics, England, where she took an MSc Econ in West European Politics.
    Peace Movement: During 1983, Marjorie volunteered with the Medical Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons (MCANW); 1983-1986 Parliamentary Officer with the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND); 1986-1987 Head of Press and Publications, CND; 1987-1990, elected as Vice-Chair, CND, member of the board of CND Publications, CND Council and CND Executive; 1990-1993 elected as Chair of the CND; 1990-1991, elected as chair of the Committee to Stop War in the Gulf (CSWG).
    Employment: From 1980-1981 Marjorie was a personal assistant at Language Services and Entry Departments; 1982-1983, Legislative aide, Office of Congressman Solomon (29th District New York); 1982-1983, Boston University Overseas Education Project, postgraduate business program for US military personnel at US Nuclear Submarine Base at Holy Loch, Scotland; 1983, Harlech Television (HTV) Assistant to political reporters for duration of general election; 1987-1988, research assistant, Ann Clwyd, MP; 1988-1991, Parliamentary Officer, Royal College of Nursing (RCN); 1991-1993, Adviser, Department of Nursing Policy and Practice, RCN; 1993-1997, Head of Communications, Commission for Racial Equality (CRE); 1997-2001, Director, Cause-Related Marketing, Octagon.
    The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament was established in 1958 as the successor to the National Committee for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons Tests, founded a year earlier, to press for unilateral nuclear disarmament.
Appraisal
  • This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Arrangement
  • The collection is uncatalogued.
Finding aids
  • A copy of this collection-level description is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom. A paper box list may also be consulted in the Centre's searchroom.
    Authority records exist for Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (GB 0152 AAR1596) and for Marjorie Thompson (GB 0152 AAR2237).
Access Conditions
  • Items under 30 years old are closed.
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • The Modern Records Centre also holds records of : the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, the Labour Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, the Christian Campaign for Nuclear Disamarment, the West Midlands Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Mary Brennan, Dr. James Hinton and Victor Gollancz.

    The British Library of Political and Economic Science holds a large group of national administrative records and minutes and papers of the London region CND, Youth CND, and Colleges and Universities CND. The papers of the Aberystwyth Nuclear Weapons Committee, and CND Cymru are in the National Library of Wales.