- Portland Central America Solidarity Committee
- Portland Central America Solidarity Committee records
- 1979-2002 (inclusive)19792002
- 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
University of Washington Libraries
- Access Restrictions
Open to all users.
Material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.
- Additional Reference Guides
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
The creators' literary rights have been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Arranged as received.
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
- Linder, Benjamin Ernest, 1959-1987
- Portland Central America Solidarity Committee--Archives