Caldicott, Helen.

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Helen Caldicott is a pediatrician and environmental activist. In her native Australia, she led successful campaigns to ban French atmospheric nuclear testing and uranium mining. In the U.S., she revived Physicians for Social Responsibility while an instructor at Harvard Medical School and a fellow at Children's Hospital Medical Center. In 1980, she resigned to become a full-time anti-nuclear activist. She helped found the Medical Campaign Against Nuclear War, and the Women's Party for Survival, later called the Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament (WAND), then Women's Action for New Directions.

From the guide to the Helen Caldicott Papers MS 223., 1961-1996 (ongoing), (Sophia Smith Collection)

Pediatrician; Antinuclear activist; Co-founder, Women's Party forSurvival; Founder, Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament.

Helen Caldicott is a pediatrician and environmental activist. In her native Australia, she led successful campaigns to ban French atmospheric nuclear testing and uranium mining. In the U.S., she revived Physicians for Social Responsibility while an instructor at Harvard Medical School and a fellow at Children's Hospital Medical Center. In 1980, she resigned to become a full-time anti-nuclear activist. She helped found the Medical Campaign Against Nuclear War, and the Women's Party for Survival, later called the Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament (WAND), then Women's Action for New Directions.

From the description of Helen Caldicott papers, 1961-1996 (ongoing) (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 47888596

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referencedIn Alternative Views. Alternative Views Video Collection, 1978-1998 University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Women's Action for New Directions. Women's Action for New Directions Records, 1973-2004 Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Physicians for Social Responsibility, Mid-Peninsula & Stanford Chapter, Prescription for Prevention proceedings, 1983 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf CentreStage Theatre Archives. Doctor Helen Caldicott - Health in the Nuclear Age, Nov., 29, 1979 - tape. University of Guelph
referencedIn Muller, James E. Collection, 1968-1981. Swarthmore College, Peace Collection, SCPC
referencedIn Physicians for Social Responsibility (U.S.). Mid-Peninsula & Stanford Chapter. Prescription for prevention : proceedings, 1983. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Records, 1905-2003 (inclusive), 1972-1997 (bulk) Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Gary Snyder Papers, 1910-2003;, (1945-2002 bulk) University of California, Davis. General Library. . Dept. of Special Collections
referencedIn Jacobson, Dori. Women's Rights Portfolio 1977-1986. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Andreĭ Sakharov papers, 1852-2002 (inclusive), 1960-1990 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Helen Caldicott Papers MS 223., 1961-1996 (ongoing) Sophia Smith Collection
creatorOf Caldicott, Helen. Helen Caldicott papers, 1961-1996 (ongoing) Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Lodge, Richard. [Articles related to Helen Caldicott]. Minuteman Library Network
referencedIn Open Media Records, 1989-1997, undated Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Dori Jacobson's Women's Rights Portfolio MS 279., 1977-1986 Sophia Smith Collection
referencedIn Women's Action for New Directions Records MS 317., 1973-2012 (ongoing) Sophia Smith Collection
referencedIn Sage Colleges Archives. Honorary degree recipient for 1986, Helen M. Caldicott. The Sage Colleges Libraries
referencedIn The, Daily Worker, and, The Daily World, Photographs Collection, Bulk, 1930-1990, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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associatedWith Alternative Views corporateBody
associatedWith Boston Women's Health Book Collective corporateBody
associatedWith CentreStage Theatre Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Communist Party of the United States of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Jacobson, Dori person
associatedWith Jacobson, Dori. person
associatedWith Muller, James E. person
correspondedWith Open Media (Westfield, N.J.). corporateBody
associatedWith Physicians for Social Responsibility (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Physicians for Social Responsibility (U.S.). Mid-Peninsula & Stanford Chapter. corporateBody
correspondedWith Ruggiero, Greg. person
correspondedWith Sahulka, Stuart. person
associatedWith Sakharov, Andreĭ, 1921-1989 person
associatedWith Snyder, Gary person
associatedWith Women's Action for New Directions corporateBody
associatedWith Women's Action for New Directions. corporateBody
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Women and peace--History--20th century--Sources
Nuclear warfare--Environmental aspects--History--Sources
Environmental protection--Citizen participation--History--20th century
Nuclear power plants--Environmental aspects--History--Sources
Environmental protection--Citizen participation--History--Sources
Nuclear disarmament--History--Sources
Ecofeminism--History--Sources
Women environmentalists--Biography--Sources
Peace movements--History--20th century--Sources
Antinuclear movement--history--Sources
Environmentalists--United States--Biography--Sources
Pediatricians--History--20th century--Sources
Pediatricians--United States--Biography--Sources
Women physicians--Biography--Sources
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Birth 1938-08-07

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