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Don White Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) Collection

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Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN)



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Collection Overview

Title: Don White Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) Collection, 1980-2007Save to your list.

ID: URB/CISPES

Primary Creator: White, Don (1937-2008)

Extent: 14.46 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

Series I: Administrative Records, 1980-2006

    Subseries A: Los Angeles Subregion, 1981-2006

    Subseries B: National, Regional, and Other Chapters, 1980-2004

Series II: Program and Event Files, 1981-2007

Series III: Research Files, 1980-2007

Series IV: Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN), 1980-2006

Date Acquired: 00/00/2010

Forms of Material: Audio recordings, Paper records, Photographic material, Video recordings

Languages: Spanish;Castilian, English

Abstract

Don White was a board member and leader of the activist organization, the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) in Los Angeles, where he coordinated and participated in numerous rallies, demonstrations, fund-raisers, delegations, congressional visits and civil disobedience actions demanding an end to U.S. intervention in El Salvador and Central America. The collection consists mainly of CISPES administrative and program records from national, regional and local levels. Also included is information collected by White on El Salvador, Central America, and other activist and community organizations focused on Central American and Salvadoran issues.

Biographical Note

Don White was born and raised in Mount Vernon, Washington on April 18, 1937. He attended the College of the Pacific with a degree in Political Science, and attended post graduate classes at American University.

White moved to Los Angeles in 1963, where he taught history at Irving Junior High School until his retirement in 1997. He was heavily involved in activism for educational and international causes, including the United Teachers of Los Angeles, the National Lawyers Guild Legal Observers, and the Southern California Fair Trade Network. He became interested in Central American causes in 1976, when he traveled to Guatemala for a month to perform relief work in the wake of a devastating earthquake. This was the first of many trips to Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador, where he participated in fact-finding missions and delivering material aid where needed.

White joined the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) shortly after its founding in 1980, leading the Echo Park Chapter and serving as an organizer and Board Member of the Los Angeles Subregion. In these roles White coordinated and participated in protests, rallies, and other civil disobedience actions in addition to raising money and material aid for those affected by the conflicts in Central America. He was heavily involved in the sanctuary movement to provide refuge to undocumented migrants from Central America, establishing fair trade with Central American countries, and supporting peace efforts for all countries.

CISPES is a national grassroots solidarity organization, founded in 1980 by conventions in Los Angeles and Washington, DC to oppose U.S. government intervention and aid in the Salvadoran Civil War and to support the revolutionary forces of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN). CISPES worked to achieve this goal through campaigns and protests aimed at raising public awareness in America of the civil war in El Salvador, pressuring Congress to end military aid, raising funds to send material aid to people in El Salvador, and promoting Salvadoran worker's rights. CISPES continues today in their mission, through promoting the economic rights of underdeveloped countries around the world.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Don White Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) Collection mainly consists of organizational records and other items related to Don White’s work as an organizer, board member, and chapter leader for the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES). Also included in the collection are materials collected by White that document other activist groups and movements related to El Salvador and Central America, as well as information about important historical and cultural issues in El Salvador. Materials in the collection are written in both English and Spanish. The collection is divided into four series: Administrative Records (1980-2006), Program and Event Files (1981-2007), Research Files (1980-2007), and Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) (1980-2006).

Series I, Administrative Records, consists of materials that document the operation and administration of CISPES on a national, regional and local level. The series is arranged in two subseries: Los Angeles Subregion (1981-2006), and National, Regional, and Other Chapters (1980-2004). Subseries A, Los Angeles Subregion, contains the administrative records of the Los Angeles Chapter of CISPES, which also served as a subregion of the national organization. Items in the subseries include meeting minutes, correspondence, fundraising materials, financial documents, and essays written by Don White for the Los Angeles Chapter on various topical issues. Subseries B, National, Regional, and Other Chapters, consists of administrative records from the national office of CISPES, regional offices, and various local CISPES chapters. Items in the subseries include annual reports, bylaws and articles of incorporation for CISPES, information on the organization and structure of CISPES, correspondence, fundraising materials, staff training materials, various publications produced by CISPES, meeting minutes, press releases, media packets, informational mailings sent out to chapters, files from legal cases, security information, and items from national and regional CISPES committees. Files in the series are arranged alphabetically by topic.

Series II, Program and Event Files, consists of items documenting local and national campaigns, conferences, protests, and other events and efforts produced or endorsed by CISPES. Files in this series include national and regional conference proceedings, protest planning materials, event fliers, petitions and lobbying materials for Congressional bills related to El Salvador, photographs, and planning information for large-scale organizational efforts such as delegations to El Salvador, speaking tours, documentaries, and national campaigns. Files in the series are arranged alphabetically by topic.

Series III, Research Files, consists of items collected by Don White that relate to the history and politics of Central America as well as other activist and community organizations focused on Central American and Salvadoran issues. Items in the series include event fliers, correspondence, newspaper and magazine articles, activist organization newsletters, information on El Salvador and other countries, posters, press releases, ephemera, and audiovisual recordings. Files in the series are arranged alphabetically by topic.

Series IV, Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN), consists of items produced by the FMLN, a coalition of five guerilla organizations supported by CISPES that fought as revolutionaries against the Salvadoran goverment and evolved into a legitimate political party in El Salvador. Items in the series include correspondence, bulletins and newsletters, press releases, brochures, interviews with commanders and other members, conference proceedings, information on FMLN radio stations, ephemera and photographs. Files in the series are arranged alphabetically by topic.

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions: Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Acquisition Source: Alexis Stoumbelis

Preferred Citation: For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials guide.


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[Series I: Administrative Records, 1980-2006]
[Series II: Program and Event Files, 1981-2007]
[Series III: Research Files, 1980-2007]
[Series IV: Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN), 1980-2006],
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Series II: Program and Event Files, 1981-2007Save to your list.
Box 7Save to your list.
Folder 17: CISPES First National Convention, 1985 February 20-1985 April 26Save to your list.
Folder 18: CISPES First National Convention, May 1985-1985 July 15Save to your list.
Folder 19: CISPES First National Convention, November 1986Save to your list.
Folder 20: CISPES Second National Convention, 1987 May 10-1987 October 24Save to your list.
Folder 21: CISPES Third National Convention, 1989 June 29-1990 October 4Save to your list.
Box 8Save to your list.
Folder 1: CISPES Fourth National Convention, May 1987, 1991 February 5-1991 May 1Save to your list.
Folder 2: CISPES Fourth National Convention, 1991 May 2-1991 November 11Save to your list.
Folder 3: CISPES Fourth National Convention, 1991Save to your list.
Folder 4: CISPES Fourth National Convention - Programs, 1991 May 24-1991 May 27Save to your list.
Folder 5: CISPES Fifth National Convention, 1993 May 6, 1993 June 16Save to your list.
Folder 6: CISPES Sixth National Convention, 1995 May 26-1995 August 12Save to your list.
Folder 7: CISPES Seventh National Convention, 1997 May 21-1997 August 22Save to your list.
Folder 8: CISPES Eighth National Convention, 1998 August 27-1999Save to your list.
Folder 9: CISPES Tenth National Convention, May 2003-2003 August 5Save to your list.
Folder 10: CISPES Eleventh National Convention, 2005Save to your list.
Folder 11: Angela Sanbrano Plaque, October 1998, 2003 October 13Save to your list.
Folder 12: Anti-Corporate Globalization Campaign, 1998Save to your list.
Folder 13: Anti-Fast Track Campaigns, 2001 September 28Save to your list.
Folder 14: Anti-CAFTA (Central America Free Trade Agreement) Campaign, 2002 July 9Save to your list.
Folder 15: Central American Education Conference, 2000 March 31-2001 September 17Save to your list.
Folder 16: Certification of El Salvador, August 1982-July 1983Save to your list.
Folder 17: Chiltic Istac - Musical Group, 1987 November 7-1996 February 24Save to your list.
Folder 18: CISPES Anniversary Events, 1995-2007Save to your list.
Folder 19: CISPES Freedom FundSave to your list.
Folder 20: Congress - Correspondence, May 1985-1996 June 12, 2003 December 8, 2005 March 21Save to your list.
Folder 21: Congress - Press Releases, 1990 May 21-1995 April 27Save to your list.
Folder 22: Congressional Action Alerts and Legislative Updates, January 1981-1997 October 4Save to your list.
Folder 23: Congressional Action on Military Aid to ES, September 1990, 1992 February 19, 1992 August 10Save to your list.
Folder 24: Congressional Contacts and Bills, 1982 July 29-1996 April 4Save to your list.
Folder 25: Congressional Legislation - Fast Track Negotiating Authority, ca. 1998Save to your list.
Folder 26: Congressional Legislation - HJR54 - Joint Resolution to Prohibit Military Assistance for El Salvador, 1989, 1992 September 15Save to your list.
Folder 27: Congressional Legislation - HR822/S77 - Moakley / DeConcini BillSave to your list.
Folder 28: Congressional Legislation - HR1346/5601 - The Peace, Democracy, and Development in El Salvador Act, 1991Save to your list.
Folder 29: Congressional Legislation - HR3733 - Democracy in El Salvador Act of 1989, November 1989Save to your list.
Folder 30: Congressional Legislation - HR3782, To Promote Peace and Reconciliation in El Salvador, 1990 April 30, November 1991Save to your list.
Box 9Save to your list.
Folder 1: Congressional Relations with El Salvador - News Articles, 1981-1984, 1989, 1994-1995Save to your list.
Folder 2: Congressional Reports and Testimony on El Salvador, 1981-1992Save to your list.
Folder 3: Congressman Mel Levine, 1989-1991Save to your list.
Folder 4: Crack the CIA Coalition Demonstration, 1996-1997Save to your list.
Folder 5: Cutamay Camones - Musical Group, 1985, 1987Save to your list.
Folder 6: "Death Flights" Protests, 1982-1984Save to your list.
Folder 7: "Death Flights" Protests - Photographs, 1982-1984Save to your list.
Folder 8: Death Squad Murders - Photographs, ca. 1980Save to your list.
Folder 9: Delegation to El Salvador Elections, 1994Save to your list.
Folder 10: Delegation to El Salvador - First Freedom Brigade, 1991Save to your list.
Folder 11: Delegations to El Salvador, 1980-1992Save to your list.
Folder 12: Delegations to El Salvador, 1988, 1993-2007, 2007Save to your list.
Folder 13: Documentaries, Films, and Exhibits on El Salvador, 1982-1986, 1999Save to your list.
Folder 14: Documentary - El Salvador: Another Vietnam, November 1981, 1981 December 12Save to your list.
Folder 15: Documentary - Maria's Story, 1990Save to your list.
Folder 16: El Salvador Earthquakes, January 2001Save to your list.
Folder 17: El Salvador Elections, 1991-1994Save to your list.
Folder 18: El Salvador: Not for Sale! Campaign, 2001Save to your list.
Folder 19: El Salvador - Photographs, 1985Save to your list.
Folder 20: El Salvador Information Campaign, August 1990-October 1990Save to your list.
Folder 21: El Salvador Public Information Campaign, 1989-1992Save to your list.
Box 10Save to your list.
Folder 1: El Salvador Public Information Campaign, 1990 September 10-January 1992Save to your list.
Folder 2: El Salvador Public Information Campaign - Information Sheets, 1990Save to your list.
Folder 3: El Salvador Radio Aid Project, ca. 1987Save to your list.
Folder 4: El Salvador, Steps to Freedom March, 1989Save to your list.
Folder 5: Event Fliers, 1990-2007Save to your list.
Folder 6: Free El Salvador Now! CampaignSave to your list.
Folder 7: Funding Freedom in El Salvador Booklet, 1991Save to your list.
Folder 8: Gay Cultural Center of El SalvadorSave to your list.
Folder 9: General Campaign Information, 1987, 1991-1997Save to your list.
Folder 10: Jesuit Massacre in El Salvador - Protests, 1990-1992Save to your list.
Folder 11: March 17th, Day of Action, March 1988Save to your list.
Folder 12: March 27th RallySave to your list.
Folder 13: March-a-Thon, 1998Save to your list.
Folder 14: March for Immigrants March 9 Coalition, 1997Save to your list.
Folder 15: Material Aid Projects, 1990-1999Save to your list.
Folder 16: A Million Voices for Peace: Stop the U.S. War in El Salvador, 1986Save to your list.
Folder 17: Mobilization on Central America March and Rally, 1987 November 7Save to your list.
Folder 18: The National Call to Conscience on El Salvador, 1990Save to your list.
Folder 19: National Coordinators Conference, 1984Save to your list.
Folder 20: National Coordinators Conference, 1986 February 14-1986 October 30Save to your list.
Folder 21: National Coordinators Conference, 1986Save to your list.
Folder 22: National Material Aid Phone-A-Thon, 1986Save to your list.
Folder 23: No Aid: End the War Campaign, 1991Save to your list.
Folder 24: No Vietnam War in Central America CampaignSave to your list.
Folder 25: Not a Dime for El Salvador's Death Squad Government Campaign, 1989Save to your list.
Folder 26: Other Conferences, 1993-1995, 2002Save to your list.
Folder 27: Paint-a-Thon, April 1998Save to your list.
Folder 28: People to People Aid for a Free El Salvador CampaignSave to your list.
Folder 29: Personal Visit Campaign, 1991Save to your list.
Folder 30: Programs - Proposals and Strategies, 1985-1990Save to your list.
Folder 31: Programs - Proposals and Strategies, 1990-2006Save to your list.
Folder 32: Pro-Immigrant Mobilization Coalition March, 1993 November 13Save to your list.
Folder 33: Protests, Marches, and Other Events, 1982-1991Save to your list.
Folder 34: Protests, Marches, and Other Events, 1992-2005Save to your list.
Folder 35: Protests, Marches, and Other Events - Photographs, 1986-1991Save to your list.
Box 11Save to your list.
Folder 1: Rapid Response Network, 1987-1996Save to your list.
Folder 2: Rendezvous with History: an Evening with Schafik Handel, 2003Save to your list.
Folder 3: Salvadoran Refugees in Honduras and Guatemala, 1981-1988Save to your list.
Folder 4: Southern California Membership Conference, 1981Save to your list.
Folder 5: Southwest Region Teach-In on Civil Disobedience, August 1984Save to your list.
Folder 6: Southwest Regional Conference, January 1989Save to your list.
Folder 7: Stop Bombing El Salvador Campaign, 1985-1986Save to your list.
Folder 8: Stop the U.S. War from the Middle East to El Salvador Campaign, 1990, 1991Save to your list.
Folder 9: Stop the U.S. War in El Salvador: A National Call to Action Campaign, 1988-1989Save to your list.
Folder 10: Summer Activist Training Camp, 1997Save to your list.
Folder 11: CISPES Summer Camp, 1998Save to your list.
Folder 12: Summer Camp / Leadership Training, 2000Save to your list.
Folder 13: Summer Games Task Force, 1984Save to your list.
Folder 14: CISPES Summer Internship Program, 1990Save to your list.
Folder 15: Tours - Ana María Romero and Wilmer Erroa Argueta, 1996Save to your list.
Folder 16: Tours - Antonio Cardenal, Lisiados, Julio Portillo and Pedro Ortiz, 1990Save to your list.
Folder 17: Tours - Ernesto and Oscar Cruz, 1986 May 16Save to your list.
Folder 18: Tours - Facundo Guardado and Manuel Vasquez, 1999 January 31Save to your list.
Folder 19: Tours- Gladis Sibrian, May 1991Save to your list.
Folder 20: Tours - Gregorio Osorio, November 1989Save to your list.
Folder 21: Tours - Irma Orellana and Manuel VasquezSave to your list.
Folder 22: Tours - Joaquin Villalobos, Maria Serrano, and Angela Sanbrano, 1992-1999Save to your list.
Folder 23: Tours - Josefina Lazo, October 2007Save to your list.
Folder 24: Tours - Marina Rios and David Hernandez, 1997Save to your list.
Folder 25: Tours - Martha Elena de Rodriguez, Rafael Coto, Roger Nerio, and Elsa Miriam, 2000Save to your list.
Folder 26: Tours - Oswaldo Nateen, 2006Save to your list.
Folder 27: Tours - Rene Canjura and Rosario Ibarra, 1995Save to your list.
Folder 28: Tours - Ruben Zamora and Nidia Diaz, December 1993Save to your list.
Folder 29: Walk Against the War, October 1987Save to your list.
Folder 30: Walk-a-Thons, 1989-1990Save to your list.
Folder 31: War Wounded (Lisiados) Campaign, 1989 January 11-1989 September 11Save to your list.
Folder 32: Western States Regional Summer Camp, 1998Save to your list.
Folder 33: Winning Democracy Campaign, 1987-1989Save to your list.
Folder 34: Winning Workers' Rights Campaign, 1996-1998Save to your list.
Folder 35: Work-A-Day Fundraiser, 1989Save to your list.
Box 12Save to your list.
Folder 1: Work-A-Day Fundraiser, 1991Save to your list.
Folder 2: Work-a-Thon for the People of El Salvador, October 1991Save to your list.
Box 23Save to your list.
Folder 2: CISPES First National Convention, 1985Save to your list.
Folder 3: CISPES Fifth National Convention, 1993Save to your list.
Folder 4: Informational PostersSave to your list.
Folder 5: Issues of La Prensa Grafica Newspaper, March 1994Save to your list.
Folder 6: Protests, Marches, and Other Events, 1985Save to your list.
Folder 7: Salvadoran Refugees in Honduras and Guatemala, 1982Save to your list.
Folder 8: Tours - Rene Canjura and Rosario IbarraSave to your list.
Folder 9: Various Newspapers, 1986-1996Save to your list.
Folder 10: Work-a-thon for the People of El Salvador, 1991Save to your list.
Box 24Save to your list.
Folder 3: Crack the CIA Coalition DemonstrationSave to your list.
Folder 4: Event Posters and Photographs, 1983-2006Save to your list.
Folder 5: Stop Bombing El Salvador CampaignSave to your list.
Box 26Save to your list.
Item 1: CISPES StickerSave to your list.
Item 2: Work-a-Thon T-Shirt, 1991Save to your list.
Flat File Cabinet 3Save to your list.
Folder 3: World Newsmap of the Week, 1984 November 5Save to your list.

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