Coalition to Stop the Des Moines records
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
- Coalition to Stop the Des Moines (Organization)
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.
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Language of Materials
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-726-8526.
This collection is owned by the Minnesota Historical Society, but is housed at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives.
- Duluth (Minn.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Lake Superior Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Neighborhoods Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Newspaper clippings Subject Source: Local sources
- Peace activists Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Political activists Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Waterfront Subject Source: Local sources
- Guide to the Coalition to Stop the Des Moines records
- Finding Aid Authors: P. Maus.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
Collecting Area Details
Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001