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Dorothy Daggett Eldridge

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Dorothy Daggett Eldridge (1903-1986) a peace activist, a Nutley resident, and founded the New Jersey Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy (SANE) in 1958.

She served as Director of the organization for 28 years. Through SANE, Eldridge worked to stop nuclear weapons testing. In 1980 she coordinated the New Jersey Freeze Campaign for a moratorium on the production, testing, and deployment of nuclear weapons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

References:

Burstyn, Joan N. 1990. “Dorothy Daggett Eldridge”. Past and Promise, Lives of New Jersey Women. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/54794991

American Academy of Political and Social Science, and Louise Merwin Young. 1947. Women’s opportunities and responsibilities. Philadelphia: American Academy of Political and Social Science. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/182762731

Burstyn, Joan N. 1990. “Lillian Ford Feickert”. Past and Promise, Lives of New Jersey Women. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/54486221

“Lillian Ford Feickert (Mrs. Edward F.): Plainfield, woman suffragist”. 1917. Scannell’s New Jersey’s First Citizens and State Guide : Genealogies and Biographies of Citizens of New Jersey with Informing Glimpses into the State’s History, Affairs, Officialism & Institutions. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/166309065 

Questions to Explore

What did Eldridge do as a director of the New Jersey Committee for Sane Nuclear Policy?

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How did Eldridge coordinate a freeze campaign for nuclear a moratorium on the production, testing, and deployment of nuclear weapons? Was it successful?

Additional Resources

Burstyn, Joan N.. Past and Promise: Lives of New Jersey Women. United States: Syracuse University Press, 1997.

American Academy of Political and Social Science and Louise Merwin Young. 1947. Women’s Opportunities and Responsibilities. https://www.worldcat.org/title/171253