In the late 1980's the University of California, Santa Cruz, acquired some 80 linear feet of material forming Earle and Akie Reynolds' Archive. It is not only the story of Earle and Akie Reynolds, but also of Barbara, Ted, and Jessica Reynolds, and the decisions and events that changed their lives.
The archive itself contains a range of materials including correspondence, manuscripts, video and audio tapes, scrapbooks, nautical maps, photo albums and artifacts, all of which attest to the passion and dedication of the Reynolds' pursuit of peace. This virtual exhibit hopes to capture some of the excitement of discovery that the processing team felt in unraveling the stories contained within the archive.
The long organizing process started in the spring of 2000. Aware of the fact that some of the materials had traveled into an atomic bomb test site, precautionary measures were taken by the Preservation Librarian to test the boxes and contents for radioactivity, so that staff and potential users could be assured of the safety of the materials. Test results came back clear.
In May 2001 the finding aid to the Earle & Akie Reynolds Archive, was finished. All the materials except for the fragile audio-visual materials, are open for viewing and research through UCSC's Special Collections.
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