Greater Manchester and District Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (GMD CND)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes, reports, newsletters, financial papers and campaign and promotional material relating to Greater Manchester and District Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (GMDCND). Also papers relating to local CND groups in the Greater Manchester area and surrounding district.

Papers relating to the North West region CND including reports, minutes, correspondence, campaign and promotional material and press cuttings.

Papers relating to the National Executive Committee, National Council Meetings, Finance and General Purposes Committee and annual conferences of the CND. Also papers relating to national and regional groups of the CND.

Papers relating to campaigns and promotional material of the CND and other groups. Research materials about nuclear weapons and nuclear disarmament. Papers relating to various campaigns and countries including the Hague Appeal for Peace, International Peace Bureau, Trident, Walk for Earth campaign, USSR, Vietnam and Iraq and the Gulf War.

Newspaper cuttings relating to the CND, USSR and nuclear war and weapons and other papers.

Administrative / Biographical History

On 12th December 1981 the inaugural meeting of the Greater Manchester and District Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (GMDCND) took place. The purpose of this new organisation was to co-ordinate the activities of local groups campaigning for nuclear disarmament, to encourage other groups to get started, to campaign in Manchester and to participate in national CND campaigns. A joint committee between North West CND and Manchester Against the Missiles (an organisation which disbanded following the establishment of GMDCND) worked out the proposals for this new body. It was envisaged that annual meetings would be led by a general committee, which would represent all the groups involved, and to which a smaller executive committee would be responsible.

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