PNL 50th Anniversary Cover


The Syracuse Peace Council is the oldest local, autonomous, grassroots peace and social justice organization in the United States.

We are very proud of our rich history of acting to make our community and the world a better place.

Check out some of our history below:

Peace Newsletter Archives
The entire history of Peace Newsletters (minus a number of issues we’re working to track down) are available as searchable pdf files

Educate, Agitate, Organize: The Syracuse Peace Council
Watch our history on YouTube

PNL 50th Anniversary

50th Anniversary Peace Newsletter
(February 1986) PDF Format

The Peace Movement at the Local Level; The Syracuse Peace Council, 1936-1973, By Allen Smith

Peace Newsletter Issue 700

700th Peace Newsletter
(October 1974)* PDF Format

Peace Newsletter Issue 500

500th Peace Newsletter (September 1983)* PDF Format

*Why does the 500th issue come 9 years after the 700th issue you might ask.
In the summer of 1967, a typo jumped us from #316 to #617. The error wasn’t caught for 14 years.

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