Richard J. Carbray papers, 1950-1994  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Carbray, Richard J.
Title
Richard J. Carbray papers
Dates
1950-1994 (inclusive)
Quantity
14.85 cubic feet including oversize material, 2 microfilm reels, 65 videocassettes, 1 audio disc, 11 reel to reel sound tapes plus 3 items
Collection Number
3073
Summary
Papers, photos, tapes and materials of a Catholic social activist related to Vietnam issues and other materials
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
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Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Richard Carbray moved with his family from Canada when he five years old. He was educated in the Catholic school system in Seattle. He graduated from the University of Washington and did graduate work at University College, Dublin. Carbray taught at Lakeside School from 1941-1949 with time out for Army duty. Later he was chairman of the language department of Lake Forest Academy, Illinois, and then taught at Rosary College, River Forest, Illinois. Carbray was an active member of the Catholic social movement and an early opponent of the Vietnam War and has taught courses on dissent at the University of Washington and various Seattle area community colleges. He was chairman of Clergy and Laymen Concerned About Vietnam (CALCAV) and worked closely with the Berrigans and other individual resisters and protest groups. As personal "peritus" to Archbishop Thomas, D. Roberts, he attended the Vatican II Ecumenical Council in Rome, 1964-1966. Carbray credits two men with having a major influence in his life: one was Gordon Zahn, who established his credentials in the peace movement as a Catholic conscientious objector in World War II; the second was the Most Rev. Thomas Roberts, S.J. former archbishop of Bombay and a persistent voice against war, especially in a nuclear age.

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 3073-001: Richard J. Carbray papers, 1950-1979Return to Top

4.17 cubic feet including oversize material

Scope and Content: Correspondence, writings, ephemera, clippings, photos, tapes (cassettes and open reel).

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Richard Carbray,1/98/1979.

Description
Richard J. Carbray papers

Accession No. 3073-002: Richard J. Carbray papers, circa 1965-1980Return to Top

2.00 cubic feet

Scope and Content: Correspondence, clippings, film, reel-to-reel tape, photos.

Materials related to Vietnam issues - war, injured children and local efforts by Clergy and Laymen Concerned About Vietnam (CALCAV) and Citizens for a Vote on Vietnam to end the war.

Restrictions on Access: Access restricted: For terms of access, contact Special Collections.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Description
Richard J. Carbray papers

Accession No. 3073-003: Richard J. Carbray correspondence, 1968-1979Return to Top

.25 cubic foot including 2 microfilm reels (1 neg. & 1 pos.)

Scope and Content: Microfilmed correspondence from the Berrigan Brothers subgroup of Carbray Accession #3073, owned by the UW Libraries. These letters are from #3073's Box/Folder 9/19-10/3.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Description
Richard J. Carbray correspondence

Accession No. 3073-004: Richard J. Carbray papers, circa 1960-1980Return to Top

1.33 cubic feet including 1 audio disc

Scope and Content: Correspondence, clippings, ephemera, newsletters, audio disc.

Most material relates to the anti-war movement. Three videos (no dates): 1) Mrs. Stimson Bullitt speaks on the Volunteer Instruction Program in Seattle Public Schools; 2) Brock Adams speaking on matters of current interest to his constituents; 3) Councilwoman Phyllis Lamphere and lawyer Calhoun Dickinson of Forward Thrust speak on planned urban growth.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Richard Carbray, 9/1/1980.

Description
Richard J. Carbray papers

Accession No. 3073-005: Richard J. Carbray papers, 1966-1982Return to Top

.28 cubic foot

Scope and Content: Correspondence, conferences and conventions, writings, ephemera, photographs and color slides, clippings, programs, subject series, tape recorded class sessions.

Material on the anti-war movement and Vietnam issues, especially the Nguyen Thai Binh incident and the Berrigan brothers.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Description
Richard J. Carbray papers

Accession No. 3073-006: Richard J. Carbray papers, 1981-1982Return to Top

.14 cubic foot

Scope and Content: Letters, writings of others, scripts, ephemera, photos.

The bulk of this installment concerns peace issues.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Some restrictions exist on copying, quotation or publication. Contact Repository for details.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Richard Carbray, 8/31/1982.

Description
Richard J. Carbray papers

Accession No. 3073-007: Richard J. Carbray papers, 1977-1985Return to Top

.28 cubic foot

Scope and Content: Correspondence, writings, photographs and slides, newsletters, clippings.

The bulk of this accession concerns the Barrigans.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Some restrictions exist on copying, quotation or publication. Contact Repository for details.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Richar Carbray, 5/1/1983.

Description
Richard J. Carbray papers

Accession No. 3073-008: Richard J. Carbray papers, 1984-1990Return to Top

.14 cubic foot

Scope and Content: Correspondence, clippings, ephemera.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Richard Carbray, 7/29/1986.

Description
Richard J. Carbray papers

Accession No. 3073-009: Richard J. Carbray papers, 1988Return to Top

3 items

Scope and Content: Letters.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Richard Carbray.

Description
Richard J. Carbray papers

Accession No. 3073-010: Richard J. Carbray papers, 1990-1993Return to Top

.42 cubic foot (1 box)

Scope and Content: Letters, mailings, newsletters, clippings, photographs, ephemera.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Description
Richard J. Carbray papers

Accession No. 3073-011: "American University Conversations" program, 1978-1989Return to Top

4.42 cubic feet (5 boxes)
62 videocassettes (3/4")
3 videocassettes (VHS)

Scope and Content: One-hour videotapes of "American University Conversations," hosted by Richard Carbray in the late 1970s and 1980s. The programs, broadcast over public access cable, were issue-centered discussions largely involving local participants, some of whom were associated with the University of Washington. Topics included political and legal issues, UW activities, and cultural and sociological subjects. There were also interviews with and programs centered around prominent persons, including Garland Ethel, Philip Berrigan, Claire Wagstaffe, Harry Bridges, Calvin Jones, Emile Wilson, Warren Moon, David Arunga, Delores Davis, Edward Reed, Ramchandra Gandhi, Hubert Locke, Aldon Bell, James McGoldrick, Jacob Lawrence, George Tsutakawa, Charles Johnson, Trevor Chandler, Colleen McElroy, Roberta Byrd Barr, Greg Aikens, Robert Taylor, Cassandra Amesley, Olga Batove, Evgenil Kosenko, Melvin Rader, Robert Flennaugh, Millie Russell, Elmer Dixon, Larry Gossett, and J. W. Pickersgill. A few tapes are in VHS format; most are 3/4" video.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Some restrictions exist on copying, quotation or publication. Contact Repository for details.

Acquisition Info: Donated by OUGL Media Center, 7/14/1997.

Description
"American University Conversations" program

Accession No. 3073-012: Richard J. Carbray papers, 1984-1994Return to Top

1.42 cubic feet (2 boxes)
11 reel-to-reel sound tapes

Scope and Content: Ephemera, notes, writings, sound recordings, and related materials from Carbray's activism, teaching, and writing.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Mary Carbray, 6/19/2000.

Description
Richard J. Carbray papers

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Peace movements--United States
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Social movements--United States
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements
  • War--Religious aspects--Catholic Church
  • Personal Names :
  • Carbray, Richard J.--Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Adams, Brock, 1927-2004 (creator)
    • Berrigan family (creator)
    • Berrigan, Daniel (creator)
    • Berrigan, Jerome (creator)
    • Berrigan, Philip (creator)
    • Bullitt, Dorothy Stimson, 1892-1989 (creator)
    • Bullitt, Katharine (creator)
    • Dickinson, Calhoun, 1931- (creator)
    • Dolci, Danilo (creator)
    • Douglass, James W (creator)
    • Hirabayashi, Gordon K (creator)
    • Lamphere, Phyllis (creator)
    • McAllister, Elizabeth (creator)
    • Nguyẽ̂n, Thái Bình, 1948-1972 (creator)
    • Rader, Melvin (Melvin Miller), 1903-1981 (creator)
    • Rosebaugh, Larry (creator)
    • Tran, Van Dinh,  1923- (creator)
    • Zahn, Gordon C. (Gordon Charles), 1918-2007 (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Clergy and Laymen Concerned About Vietnam (U.S.) (creator)
    • Committee of Responsibility to Save War-Burned and War-Injured Vietnamese Children (U.S.) (creator)
    • Labor Archives of Washington (University of Washington) (creator)
    • National Campaign to Impeach Nixon. Seattle Branch (creator)
    • National Council of American-Soviet Friendship (U.S.). University of Washington Chapter (creator)