Scope and Contents
The collection is comprised of records documenting Ms. Morton's work as a peace and tax resistance activist, both in the United States and Latin America, and is comprised of writings and journals, published material (newsletters, news clippings, etc.) photographs, and slides.
- Morton, Peg (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.
Conditions Governing Use
Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.
Biographical / Historical
Peg Morton, a Quaker activist, is a long-time resident of the Eugene area, and activist in the cause of Latin American solidary, war tax resistance, and the Eugene interfaith movement. Margaret "Peg" Morton was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on October 31, 1930. In 1946, Peg traveled with her Aunt Helen to Geneva, Switzerland. Here, and in London, she witnessed the damage caused by World War II, something to which she attributes her peace activism later in life. Upon her return from Europe, Ms. Morton attended Oberlin College, graduating in 1953. She became involved in the Pledge of Resistance in the mid-1980's, a peace movement organized against the U.S. war in Central America. Ms. Morton has campaigned against the School of the Americas, and is tax resistance activist. Her collection is evidence of her activist work in Guatemala, Columbia, and Cuba, among other countries.
6 linear feet (4 containers) : 4 record storage boxes
Language of Materials
Margaret "Peg" Morton, a Quaker activist and long-time resident of the Eugene area, is an activist in the cause of Latin American solidary and war tax resistance. The collection is comprised of records documenting Ms. Morton's work as a peace and tax resistance activist, both in the United States and Latin America, and is comprised of writings and journals, published material (newsletters, news clippings, etc.), photographs, and slides.
This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal to no organization and rehousing.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Peg Morton.
- Photographs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Political activists -- Oregon Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Protest movements -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Slides (photographs) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Women prisoners Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Peg Morton papers
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