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Coalition to Stop the Des Moines records

 Collection
Identifier: S6006

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the records, letters, news coverage, editorials, and other written materials generated by the group to inform and persuade people to their point of view or in response to the Coalition and local points of view. UMD Professor Emeritus Iver Bogen and community resident Char Birdseye were primary members. The collection also contains 29 over sized rally posters.

LISTEN TO DULUTH! [ with drawing of an ear ]

DON'T WASTE TIME [clock face] DON'T WASTE MONEY$$$ NO DES MOINES

ARNE LISTEN TO DULUTH NO DES MOINES $TATE TAX MONEY I$ OUT TAX MONEY

$$ DECC Expansion UMD Library BLACKMAIL $$

UMD Library DECC Expansion Lake Superior Center Zoo BLACKMAIL

SAY NO TO THE SHIP

Don't [ship outline] In Our Backyard

Is there a parent among you who offers a child a scorpion when they ask for bread. Luke 11: 11-13. BREAD NOT BOMBS

WAR IS HELL, GENERAL SHERMAN

COME PRAY WITH US

CELEBRATE VESSELS OF PEACE

ORESHIP NOT WARSHIP

USS DES MONIES MAY IT RUST IN PEACE

Just Say no To War Toys

THANKS BUT NO TANKS

[side one] A Nation That Continues Year After Year to Spend More Money On Military Defense Than On Programs of Social Uplift Is Approaching Spiritual Death --Martin Luther King, Jr. [side two] Fund Libraries Not The Des Moines

The Image of America Will Never Again Be The Image of Revolution, Freedom, and Democracy But the Image of Violence and Militarism-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

RECYCLE THE DES MOINES

Beautiful Harbor Ugly Warship

GIVE UP THE SHIP NO DES MOINES

VETERANS FOR PEACE [dove] MINNESOTA CHAPTER

Prepare For Peace Not For War

Dates

  • 1997-1998

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

A segment of individual Dulutians wanted the retired 716 foot battleship heavy Navy cruiser U.S.S. Des Moines to be placed in the Duluth harbor as a tourist attraction. The idea had supporters and detractors from 1995 until 1998. One issue was the minimum price tag of $14,000,000. Minnesota Governor Arne Carlson and Duluth Mayor Gary Doty supported the ship coming to Duluth. Duluth held a referendum in March 4, 1998 that drew 42% voter participation. The results were 60% opposed to 40% approved, and the idea was dropped. The proposal did not win in any polling precinct. The Coalition to Stop the Des Moines was a grassroots, ad hoc, group of area residents who wanted to stop the vessel coming to the harbor.

Extent

1.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection consists of the records, letters, news coverage, editorials, and other written materials generated by the group to inform and persuade people to their point of view or in response to the Coalition and local points of view. The collection also contains 29 over sized rally posters.

Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at libarchives@d.umn.edu or 218-726-8526.

General

This collection is owned by the Minnesota Historical Society, but is housed at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives.
Title
Guide to the Coalition to Stop the Des Moines records
Author
Finding Aid Authors: P. Maus.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Contact:
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526