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Victor Aronow Papers Relating to Activism

Identifier: Victor Aronow Papers Relating to Activism

Scope and Contents

All documents are in the order received, presumed to be Mr. Aronow’s order. Folder headings were retained from the folders that originally housed the material.

3 Boxes, 63 Folders

Box 1 (Folders 1-24): Mostly Anti-draft, Women;s Lib, Resit, and "Leftist: concerns and some underground newspapers; most material dated c. late 1960's.

Box 2 (Folders 25-55): Mostly Anti-draft, Anti-war; most material c. late 1960's.

Box 3: (Folders 56-63): Assorted material and documents, most dated c. later 1960's and early 1970's.


  • 1960 - 1979

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public and must be used in the John M.K. Davis Reading Room of the Watkinson Library, Trinity College Library, Hartford, Connecticut. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws when using this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with the duplication policy of the Watkinson Library.

Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.

Archival materials may contain sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a researcher finds sensitive personal information (e.g. social security numbers) in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Biographical / Historical

Victor Aronow, formerly a student at the University of Massachusetts, has been an activist most of his life. This collection of papers is not a collection of Aronow’s personal papers, but those relating to his activism. Much of this material dates from the late 1960’s through the mid-1970s. The scope of this collection is material related to Anti-Draft, the Anti-Vietnam War, Resist and the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) movements with some additional material relating to the Civil Rights movement, Women’s Liberation Movement (Women’s Lib), and the Student Mobilization Movement (SMM). Most of the documents in this collection originate from Western Massachusetts, demonstrating how the issues affected the residents of that area, although some of the documents are from the New England region. Aronow worked several years for the Newton Draft Counseling Center in Newton, Massachusetts (NDCC) and was in contact with anti-draft groups such as the Boston Resistance Group (BRG), the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors (CCCO), Vietnam Summer, and a number of other resistance groups. In addition to Aronow’s manuals, notes and correspondence from the NDCC, this collection includes publications (booklets, newsletters, newspapers) from the various groups, correspondence, newspaper clippings and flyers related to events sponsored by the groups Aronow was affiliated with, as well as some photographs of the events.


1 Linear Feet (3 Boxes, 36 Folders)

Language of Materials


The Victor Aronow Papers Relating to Activism
In Progress
Henry Arneth and Josef Riccio
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Repository Details

Part of the Watkinson Library - Archival Collections Repository

Trinity College Library
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Hartford Connecticut 06106