Montpelier, VT: Myrtle Lane, presumed Publisher, 1962. Wraps. Good. Item #009039
Reproduced printed type, 8 ½ by 11 inches. Stapled at the upper left corner. 16 pp., including covers. Devoted to peace (as the title indicates), this issue of the journal provides lengthy commentary on the then fresh in the news Cuban Missile Crisis. Included is a tally for President Kennedy versus Krushchev, Castro and the peace movement, grading Kennedy a scorn-filled A for his role in bringing the world closer to war. A several page account of peace rallies and demonstrations is provided, with quotes from various speakers, including Bayard Rustin and Dagmar Wilson. Statements from various organizations regarding the crisis are printed, as well as reports from England, Poland and Czechoslovakia. Most work attributed to Myrtle Lane or Marjory Collins, with one by Virginia Colter and others. The Peace Concern was a newsletter devoted to promoting peace and seeking an active participation in the peace movement, founded by Myrtle Lane and Marjory Collins. Collins was a noted photojournalist, as well as a prominent activist in various social and progressive causes, including the Civil Rights movement (see Library of Congress website). GOOD condition, seemingly ex-institution, with date stamp and notations present. Handwritten mailing address, postage stamp and cancellations on the rear blank page, with several dark brown tape burns. Minor toning. Faint horizontal fold crease.
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