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Help Preserve a Visual History of Peace


The Peace Resource Center at Wilmington College needs your help! We need to digitize and preserve six precious 16 mm films and one reel-to-reel audio before they deteriorate. The films and audio are invaluable to a global history of peace. They are also deeply connected to the Peace Resource Center’s founder Barbara Reynolds and its internationally renowned archive devoted to peace. The materials to be digitized are:

  1. The Reynolds Story (1958), which is footage of PRC’s founder Barbara Reynolds and her family on their voyage around the world;
  2. The Hiroshima Peace Pilgrimage (1962), which is footage of Barbara Reynolds and atomic bombing survivors world tour for nuclear disarmament;
  3. Studs Terkel’s Interview of Miyoko [Matsubara] of Hiroshima (1962), a rare interview by famous public intellectual Studs Terkel of atomic bombing survivor Miyoko Matsubara;
  4. Hiroshima: Document of an Atomic Bomb (1970), a film containing rare Japanese footage of the aftermath of the atomic bombings in Hiroshima;
  5. 1000 Cranes (1972), subject matter yet unknown;
  6. Pikadon (1978), a rare animation of the moment the atomic bomb detonated over Hiroshima;
  7. Bomb Victim Speeches (audio, year unknown),a rare recording of the voices of atomic bombing survivors telling their stories.

These films and audio are currently unavailable anywhere in the United States and by preserving them, the Peace Resource Center is protecting a history of peace and passing it on to the next generations.

How to make a Gift

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Text PRC to 71777 to sign up as a fundraiser or to make a gift!

To help make this project a reality an anonymous donor has pledged to match the first $800 raised towards this project. This means that your gift is doubled and we are even further towards our goal!

IN AN EFFORT TO RECOGNIZE DONORS AT ALL LEVELS THE FOLLOWING “PERKS” HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED:

$10:   Peace Bearer

• Updates regarding the digitization process
• A peace pen, pencil, pin, or sticker courtesy the Peace Resource Center

$25: Peace Advocate

• Updates regarding the digitization process
• A peace pen, pencil, pin, or sticker courtesy the Peace Resource Center
• A copy of Step by Step Rust in Peace: The Quiet Peacemakers of Wilmington College 1940-1976

$50: Peace Educator (A)

• Updates regarding the digitization process
• A peace pen, pencil, pin, or sticker courtesy the Peace Resource Center
• A copy of Step by Step Rust in Peace: The Quiet Peacemakers of Wilmington College 1940-1976
• One copy each of In the Sky Over Nagasaki: An A-Bomb Reader for Children and a copy of Living Beneath the Atomic Cloud: Testimony of the Children of Nagasaki

$50: Peace Educator (B)

• Updates regarding the digitization process
• A peace pen, pencil, pin, or sticker courtesy the Peace Resource Center
• A copy of Step by Step Rust in Peace: The Quiet Peacemakers of Wilmington College 1940-1976
• A copy of Planting the Good Seed: Letters from a Quaker Relief Worker

$100: Peace Historian (A)

• Updates regarding the digitization process
• A peace pen, pencil, pin, or sticker courtesy the Peace Resource Center
• A copy of Step by Step Rust in Peace: The Quiet Peacemakers of Wilmington College 1940-1976
• A copy of John Woolman: A Nonviolence Social Change Sourcebook
• The Peace Resource Center will make a viewing of the digitized materials available to you for one community program or class project.

$100: Peace Historian (B)

• Updates regarding the digitization process
• A peace pen, pencil, pin, or sticker courtesy the Peace Resource Center
• A copy of Step by Step Rust in Peace: The Quiet Peacemakers of Wilmington College 1940-1976
• One copy each of In the Sky Over Nagasaki: An A-Bomb Reader for Children and a copy of Living Beneath the Atomic Cloud: Testimony of the Children of Nagasaki
• The Peace Resource Center will make a viewing of the digitized materials available to you for one community program or class project.

$200: Public Peace Intellectual (A)

• Updates regarding the digitization process
• A peace pen, pencil, pin, or sticker courtesy the Peace Resource Center
• A copy of Step by Step Rust in Peace: The Quiet Peacemakers of Wilmington College 1940-1976
• One copy each of Planting the Good Seed: Letters from a Quaker Relief Worker, Mohandas Gandhi: The Last Eighteen Years, and John Woolman: A Nonviolence Social Change Sourcebook
• The Peace Resource Center will provide one lecture to a local destination (within 50 miles of Wilmington College) or via videoconference regarding the digitized materials.

$200: Public Peace Intellectual (B)

• Updates regarding the digitization process
• A peace pen, pencil, pin, or sticker courtesy the Peace Resource Center
• A copy of Step by Step Rust in Peace: The Quiet Peacemakers of Wilmington College 1940-1976
• One copy each of In the Sky Over Nagasaki: An A-Bomb Reader for Children and a copy of Living Beneath the Atomic Cloud: Testimony of the Children of Nagasaki, and To Russia With Love: An American Family Challenges Nuclear Testing
• The Peace Resource Center will provide one lecture to a local destination (within 50 miles of Wilmington College) or via videoconference regarding the digitized materials.