Portland Central America Solidarity Committee records, 1979-2002  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Portland Central America Solidarity Committee
Portland Central America Solidarity Committee records
1979-2002 (inclusive)
1986-1996 (bulk)
10 cubic feet (10 boxes)
Collection Number
5632 (Accession No. 5632-001)
Records of the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee, and of Ben Lander, a UW engineering graduate
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

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Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Portland Central America Solidarity Committee was founded in 1979 to educate and mobilize community members, workers, and student around struggles for human rights and social justic throughout the Americas. In addition to working to improve conditions in Central America, PCASC also advidcated for rights locally in the Pacific Northwest. PCASC is also affiliated with the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA) and the Committee in Solidiarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES).

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, clippings, newsletters, subject files, resource materials, financial reports, audio/visual materials, minutes, membership lists, publications by other organizations, and other materials.

The records also include materials relating to Ben Linder, a University of Washington graduate in engineering who went to Nicaragua to build dams. He was assassinated by the Contras in 1987.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The creators' literary rights have been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Arranged as received.

Acquisition Information

Donor: Kari Koch, PCASC History Project Coordinator, 2002. Transferred from Glenda Pearson, UW Libraries Microforms and Newspapers, in May, 2011.

Separated Materials

Nine boxes of serials were separated and returned to the Gift Processing Section.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)

Personal Names

  • Linder, Benjamin Ernest, 1959-1987

Corporate Names

  • Portland Central America Solidarity Committee--Archives