Anna Towlson is the Archives and Special Collections Manager at LSE Library, responsible for managing the CND archive. The CND archive contains committee minutes, magazines, letters, photographs, badges and posters, telling the story of the organisation from its launch in February 1958 right up to the present day.

‘One of our priorities for the coming years is to increase use of the collection and make it more accessible to a wider audience.’ Anna says. ‘Seeing letters, stickers and an armband from the CND archive on display at the People Power: Fighting for Peace exhibition last year was one of my highlights of working with the collection. Another was looking through Pat Arrowsmith’s personal papers, which include a diary describing her participation in the first Aldermaston march in April 1958 and pictures of Holloway prison drawn by Pat in 1969 while serving a six-month sentence for organising action against the Vietnam War.’

What is 60 faces of CND?
2018 is the 60th anniversary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

Founded in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, CND has been a powerful collective voice against the dangers of nuclear weapons.

CND’s greatest strength has always been its members.
Incredible people have shaped our history,
our present and will continue to inspire in the future.

Here we take a look at 60 Faces of CND,
60 people who represent all the millions of people
who have campaigned for nuclear disarmament over the decades
and have made our organisation so remarkable.

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