The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice

Comiso Peace Camp Documents

Title: Against Nuclearisation and Beyond

Creator: Women of Sicily for Nuclear Disarmament, Catania Committee
Creator’s organization: n/a
Recipient: Unknown
Recipient’s organization: n/a
Type of document: Pamphlet
Month, year of creation: October 1981
Event affiliation: Comiso Peace Camp
Pages: 1
Box number: 3U126b
Folder title: Italian Trip March, 83
Notes: None
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Title: Women All Out for Peace

Creator: Unknown
Creator’s organization: Unknown
Recipient: Unknown
Recipient’s organization: Unknown
Type of document: Statement
Month, year of creation: c. March 1983
Event affiliation: Comiso Peace Camp
Pages: 2
Box number: 3U126b
Folder title: Italian Trip March, 83
Notes: Most likely, Farenthold received this document on her trip to Greenham Common, England right before she visited Comiso in 1983. She did not create a separate folder for her Greenham Common documents; therefore, documents like this one are stored in her Comiso folders.
No creator is listed on the document. However, Carmel McConnell is listed as a contact for the March 24 protest.
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Title: Statement on Violence at Comiso Letter

Creator: Martha Robson
Creator's organization: Centro Ecumenico Italiano (Italian Ecumenical Center)
Recipient: Sissy Farenthold
Recipient’s organizations: n/a
Type of document: Correspondence
Month, year of creation: March 1983
Event affiliation: Comiso Peace Camp
Pages: 1
Box number: 3U126b
Folder title: Women's Peace Delegation - Comiso Letters of Protest
Note: The statement Robson refers to is most likely the document "Sissy Farenthold's Satement on Violence at Comiso."
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Title: Sissy Farenthold's Statement on Violence at Comiso

Creator: Sissy Farenthold
Creator’s organization: n/a
Recipient: Unknown
Recipient’s organization: Unknown
Type of document: Official statement
Month, year of creation: c. March 1983
Event affiliation: Comiso Peace Camp
Pages: 1
Box number: 3U126b
Folder title: Women's Peace Delegation - Comiso Letters of Protest
Notes: Farenthold possibly sent this statement to Martha Robson at the Italian Ecumenical Center. It is unknown who Robson or the Italian Ecumenical Center would have then sent the statement to.
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Title: Letter to Ambassador Rabb on Violence in Comiso

Creator: Sissy Farenthold, Elizabeth M. Scott, Rosemary Lynch
Creators' organziations: Farenthold - n/a; Scott - Justice for Women, National Council of Churches; Lynch - n/a
Recipient: Maxwell Rabb
Recipient's organization: United States Embassy in Italy
Type of document: Correspondence
Month, year of creation: March 1983
Event affiliation: Comiso protest
Pages: 1
Box number: 3U126b
Folder title: Women's Peace Delegation - Comiso Letters of Protest
Notes: Rabb was the U.S. ambassador to Italy in 1983. This letter was possibly sent to him by the Italian Ecumenical Center on behalf of Farenthold, Scott, and Lynch.
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Title: Visits to Comiso

Creator: Sissy Farenthold
Creator’s organization: n/a
Recipient: Unknown
Recipient’s organization: Unknown
Type of document: Report
Month, year of creation: c. July 1983
Event affiliation: Comiso Peace Camp
Pages: 6
Box number: 3U131a
Folder title: CALC - U. S. Friends of Comiso folder
Notes: This copy is the second draft in the folder. The first draft contains revisions and notes.
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Title: Sky's Got the Blues Lyrics

Creator: Genevieve Vaughan
Creator’s organization: n/a
Recipient: n/a
Type of document: Handwritten song lyrics
Month, year of creation: Unknown
Event affiliation: Comiso Peace Camp
Pages: 2
Box number: 3U126b
Folder title: Italian Trip March, 83
Notes: According to interviews with Vaughan in July 2011, she wrote this song in the early 1980s. Her name is not listed on the document nor is the date. During her trip 1983 trip to Comiso, Farenthold visited Vaughan, who was living in Rome at the time.
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