Columbus-Copapayo Sister City Project Finding Aide


Summary Information:

Creator: OSU Center for Folklore Studies Archives
Extent: Digital Collection (Physical collection is approximately 10 standard boxes and one oversize)
Abstract: Documents relating to activism in Columbus, OH in the 1980s and 1990s. These include personal correspondence, newspaper clippings, flyers, letters, legal correspondence, and material objects used in fundraising.
Language: The material is in English and Spanish

Access and Use:

Acquisition Information: These documents came to the CFS archives in 2014, deposited at various times by Mark Stansbery, Ruth Jost, Martha McFerran. Future additions are expected.

Access Restrictions: The record group is open to research. Selected items are restricted to facility-only access.
Copyright: Copyright remains with the original holders – Mark Stansbery, Ruth Jost, and Martha McFerran
Cite as:  Box, Title, Columbus Sister City Project records, OSU Center for Folklore Studies, Folklore Archives.

Background Information:

History: The Columbus Sister City Project began in 1986, truly coming into its own in 1987 after successfully lobbying the Columbus City Council to establish a formal Sister City relationship with the El Salvadoran village of Copapayo. The organization was highly active between 1986 and 1992, working to raise awareness of the conflict in El Salvador, end US involvement in Central America, raise funds and collect donations to aid in the rebuilding of Copapayo, and to provide material aid and outside protection to the villagers of Copapayo. This organization worked closely with other activist organizations in Columbus in the 1980s and 1990s, coordinating to further shared and related goals.

This collection is largely the work of Mark Stansbery, a Columbus activist associated with several of the movements promoting peace and raising awareness of the conflicts in Central America. A large portion of this collection is devoted to his notes and personal correspondence, which helps to illuminate the connections between the various activist organizations in Columbus and their respective roles.

Extensive sections are also devoted to documents provided by Martha McFerran and Ruth Jost, activists most closely associated with the Sanctuary Movement, but who were also linked to the Columbus Sister City Project. The documents provided by Martha McFerran largely take the form of children’s drawings and letters from Copapayo and help to illustrate the effects of war on the young people who experienced it first-hand. Ruth Jost’s documents are chiefly legal and nature and chronicle the stories of Pilar, Arnaldo, and Veronica Canales as they attempted to gain asylum in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Also of note are transcripts of Ruth’s promotional talks about Sanctuary and documents relating to the founding of Sanctuary in Columbus in 1985-1986.

Scope and Content and Arrangement:

Scope and Content: This collection contains documents relating to the Columbus Sister City Project, the Solidarity Movement, the El Salvadoran Civil War, the plight of Asylum Seekers in the United States in the 1980s/1990s, and activism in Columbus, OH in the 1980s. These take the form of photographs, newsletters, flyers, personal correspondence, and other materials relating to one or all of the above topics. These documents give an overview of activist activities in Columbus, OH in the 1980s and 1990s as they pertain to the conflict in El Salvador and US entanglement in Central America.

Box 1 contains documents collected by Ann Chambers, a solidarity activist and a supporter of the Columbus-Copapayo Sister City Project. These documents primarily take the form of newspaper reports on the El Salvadoran Civil War and human rights violations within the country.

Box 2 contains documents related to the Central America Network (CAN), including newsletters, brochures, correspondence surrounding Central America Week, and documents relating to Central America Week. CAN is notable primarily for Central America Week, an event designed to raise awareness on issues pertaining to Central America and for giving Columbus activists working with the Sister City Project a platform to speak and a forum to discuss their work in Copapayo.

Box 3 contains documents pertaining to CISPES and its work in Ohio. CISPES was the national organization which handled any donations collected by state and local chapters, assuring the safe arrival of these funds at their intended destinations. CISPES worked closely with the Columbus Sister City Project to help organize the transportation of money, goods, and other donations to Copapayo. Documents of note in this box are a handwritten letter to Mark Stansbery and the CISPES agenda for Ohio organizations.

Box 4 contains various El Salvador delegation reports. Currently this means the Ron Meyer report to the Columbus Sister City Project for the 1989 delegation to Copapayo and the 1991 Archdiocese of Detroit report on the delegation sent to San Salvador, though there are many more which have yet to be digitized. These delegations served several purposes, chief among them bringing much-needed goods (school supplies, medicines, farming equipment) to villages in El Salvador.

Box 5 is devoted to the El Salvador Watch Newsletter in its print and digital forms. This newsletter  was national in scope and intended to provide activists across the  United States with up-to-date information on the developing situation in El Salvador and to help facilitate organizing on a national level.

Box 6 contains records and documents relating to Greater Columbus Community Shares (GCCS). GCCS modeled itself on the larger United Way foundation and operated as a central body raising and managing funds for several community charitable organizations. By pooling their resources and distributing funds according to the amount of work put in by individual organizations, smaller organizations were able to magnify their impact and to have a larger presence in the community.

Box 7 contains photographs related to material culture. The items depicted were gathered together in the original Stansbery Collection and represent chiefly the fundraising and awareness-raising efforts of the Columbus activists and the Columbus Sister City Project.

Box 8 contains documents collected by John Florian, a solidarity activist and prominent figure in the Columbus-Copapayo Sister City Project. This box contains newspaper clippings and correspondence related to the Sister City Project.

Box 9 is comprised of photographs taken by John Florian on visits to El Salvador in 1989 and 1990.

Box 10 contains several photographs from Mark Stansbery’s trip to Copapayo in 1989-1990. The photographs are undated and without outside context, however we can know with certainty that they were developed on 22 December 1990.

Box 11 is chiefly concerned with Mark Stansbery’s various notes, private correspondence, and materials related to the Ohio and US Sister City Conferences.

Box 12 contains documents provided by Martha McFerran, another Columbus activist. McFerran worked most closely with Sanctuary and was only involved tangentially with the Columbus Sister City Project. In 1992 and 1994 she led two Middle School trips to Copapayo, allowing her students to learn about El Salvador first-hand, practice their foreign language skills, and giving them the opportunity to travel internationally. This box is largely devoted to the drawings of and letters from the children of Copapayo. (Note: some of the depictions of the civil war in the children’s drawings are graphic and may be disturbing for some viewers)

Box 13 contains documents related to Neighbor to Neighbor, an organization which worked closely with the Columbus Sister City Project to organize boycotts of El Salvadoran coffee.

Box 14 contains copies of Our Sister, a newsletter providing updates on Copapayo to the Columbus organizers, from 1992 through 1996. This newsletter was founded after the signing of the Peace Accords and was created with the intent of maintaining the close sister city relationship should conflict once again break out.

Box 15 contains documents related to the work of Pastors for Peace in Columbus and the greater Midwestern US. Pastors for Peace was a loose, ecumenical coalition of churches and church leaders interested in ending the conflicts in Nicaragua and El Salvador, and in providing relief for war refugees. This is the organization mainly responsible for organizing delegations to cities in El Salvador, including to Copapayo. The Columbus Sister City Project coordinated closely with Pastors for Peace and CISPES to transport goods and funds to Copapayo via caravan. The documents present here mostly take the form of meeting minutes and paint a picture of the planning process for the organization in Columbus.

Box 16 contains newsletters, applications, and promotional materials related to Peace Brigades. Peace Brigades were groups of activists trained and organized to travel to dangerous areas and to act as a deterrent to military aggression. The hope was that the presence of American aid workers and tourists in an area would reduce its viability as a military target and thus spare its inhabitants.

Box 17 is devoted to the collected documents of Ruth Jost, a Columbus attorney and activist primarily associated with the Sanctuary campaign.

Box 18 contains documents related to Salvadoran Humanitarian Aid, Research and Education Foundation (SHARE). Among other roles, SHARE collaborated with the US-El Salvador Sister Cities Network to identify areas of need and to better coordinated relief, aid, and humanitarian efforts in the region. Most of the documents in this box are concerned with instructions for managing affiliated project finances and guidelines for SHARE grants.

Box 19 contains financial documents relating to the Columbus-Copapayo Sister City Project. The take the form of project account statements; regular check registers; annual budget, income, and expense reports; records of donations; copies of donation checks; and a record of receipts and invoices related to project operations.

Box 20 is devoted to the Columbus Sister City Project and other Solidarity work closely associated with the Sister City Project. These take the form of documents providing information for establishing a Sister City relationship, the purpose behind the Sister City Movement on a national scale, documents pertaining to the US National Sister City Conference, newspaper clippings related to the Columbus Sister City Project, Sister City Project meeting minutes/agendas, and informational/promotional materials. Some documents of note contained here are the 1987 Columbus City Council Resolution establishing a Sister City relationship with Copapayo, a letter of support from Sen. Metzenbaum, a letter from Governor Celeste to the people of Copapayo, and a Columbus Mayoral Resolution in support of the Columbus Sister City Project. Also contained here are the program for the Living Faith Awards Breakfast (where Mark Stansbery and the Columbus Sister City Project were recognized), information on rebuilding communities and promoting self-development in El Salvador, reports on the activities of the Columbus Sister City Project, and other related documents. (Note: The documents contained in this box are the most diverse in the collection.)

Box 21 contains correspondence by Suzanne Patzer, a solidarity activist and prominent member of the Columbus-Copapyo Sister City Project. The documents in this box are fairly diverse and touch on several aspects of the Sister City Project and solidarity activism.

Box 22 contains audio files and interview tape logs for interviews conducted during the course of Katherine Borland's Introduction to Fieldwork in Folklore course. Activists interviewed include Mark Stansbery, Tim Wagner, Ron Meyers, Martha McFerran, John Florian, Beth Stock, Ruth Jost, Suzanne Patzer and Duane Jager.

Subject Terms:

• Sister City Project – Columbus
• Sister City Project – Copapayo
• El Salvador
• El Salvador – Copapayo
• El Salvador – Delegation
• Solidarity – Columbus
• Asylum Seekers – Columbus
• Activism – Columbus
• Activism – El Salvador
• Pastors for Peace – Columbus


Ann Chambers Documents (1988-1990)

1. Newspaper Clippings, The New York Times
2. Newspaper Clippings, National Catholic Reporter
3. Newspaper Clippings, The Christian CENTURY
4. Newspaper Clippings, Misc.
5. Telex Campaign, Letter Requesting Support
6. Universal Declaration of Human Rights
7. Testimony on Top of the Hill – Copapayo Survivor Testimony – Handwritten, Undated
8. Statement on Solidarity with El Salvador signed by Organizations around the Nation, 1988
9. Testimony of Reina Isabel, 1989
10. Report on Jack Mills’ Visit to Guancorita, 1989
11. Translation of Letter from Copapayo Directiva to Columbus City Council – Letter, 1989
12. Child’s Drawing, Undated
13. Report Summary of Human Rights Violations in Copapayo, 1990
14. Report from Guarjila Second Summit Meeting, 1990
15. Sheet on Human Rights Work by Ann Chambers, Undated
16. Brief Report on the History of Copapayo

Central America Network - CAN (1989-1996)

17. CAN Handbook, 1990
18. Central America Week Documents, March 1990
19. CAN Statement of Account, 1990-1991
20. Central America Week Flyers, 1990-1991
21. CAN Flyers, 1991
22. CAN Letter to President Alfredo Cristiani - Letter, 1991
23. Cleveland Central American Solidarity Committee Delegation Application, 1991
24. CAN Meeting Agendas and Meeting Minutes, 1989-1992
25. Notice of End to Regular CAN Meetings, 1992
26. CAN Newsletter, 1989-1996
27. CAN Roundtable

Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador - CISPES (1990-1997)

28. Letter to CISPES Committees, 1990
29. Human Rights Fund – Solicitation, 1990
30. CISPES Sample Activism Letter – Letter, 1991
31. CISPES Strategy and Program, 1991-1993
32. CISPES Should Join Fight Against NAFTA – Opinion by Paul Matulis, 1993
33. Glossary of Proposals and Amendments, 1993
34. Maria Isabela Morales biography, 1993
35. Organizational Development and Bylaws, 1993
36. Papers and Amendments, 1993
37. Statement of Need in Copapayo, 1993
38. CISPES Newsletter, 1993-1997
39. Letter to Mark Stansbery, w/phone numbers, 1995
40. Raising Money for Real Change – Flyer, 1997
41. CISPES Education Fund Letter to Scott Littler
42. 15 Years of Solidarity – Flyer, Undated

Delegation Reports

43. Ron Meyer-Columbus Delegation Report, 1989
44. Delegate Information, 1989
45. Report on the Status of Women and children’s Health – DRAFT, 1989
46. Security Guidelines for Delegations, 1990
47. Report on Delegation Finances, 1990 (February-October)
48. List of Required Documents and Waiver of Liability, 1990
49. Copapayo Delegation Report, 1990
50. Copapayo Humanitarian Aid Delivery Report, 1990
51. Pastors for Peace Caravan Report, 1990
52. Delegation Press Release, 1990
53. Upcoming Events Schedule, 1990
54. Delegation Defies Military and Continues to Copapayo Without Incident – Press Release, 1990
55. Delegation Report, 1990 (December)
56. Blank El Salvador Visa Application
57. Instructions on How to Plan and coordinate a Delegation, Undated
58. List of Reference Materials
59. Travel Information for El Salvador
60. Waiver of Liability – Blank
61. Archdiocese of Detroit Report, 1991
62. Sister City National Report on Visit to El Salvador, 1992
63. Sister City National Delegation Report, 1995
64. SHARE Copapayo Delegation Report, 1995
65. Preparation Notes, Undated

El Salvador Watch (newsletter)

66. El Salvador Watch, 1993-1999

Greater Columbus Community Shares

67. Combined Campaign Operations Manual, 1989
68. Sister City Project membership Application, 1992
69. GCCS 501c3 Application for Exemption, 1992
70. GCCS Agendas and Meeting Minutes, 1993-1996
71. Membership Requirements, 1993
72. Fax Topsheet form the EPA, 1993
73. Franklin County Fundraising – Outline, 1993
74. Newspaper Clipping, Columbus Dispatch, 1993
75. Income Tax Returns, 1993-1994
76. Public Relations Report, 1993
77. GCCS Handbook, 1994
78. Combined Federal Acknowledgements for Unaffiliated Agencies, 1994
79. Fund Raising and Development Options, 1994
80. Preparation of 1994 IRS Form 990, 1994
81. GCCS Work Plan, 1994
82. GCCS List of Board Members, 1995
83. GCCS Executive Committee, 1995
84. GCCS proposed budged, 1995
85. Proposed Agreement with Dan Walsh, 1995
86. Income Statement, 1995
87. GCCS Workplace Friends Campaign, 1995
88. Income and Balance Statement, 1996
89. GCCS Board Meeting Yearly Schedule, 1996
90. GCCS Board Meeting Report, 1996
91. GCCS Membership Committee Report and Notes, 1996
92. Cash Flow Statement, 1996
93. Campaign Training – Program Outline, 1996
94. Sister City First and Second Quarter Dues, 1996
95. First Quarter Distributions, 1997
96. GCCS Officers List, 1997
97. GCCS letter to OSU President Gee, Undated
98. GCCS Affiliated membership Requirements, Undated
99. Alternative Fund Campaign Speech, Undated
100. GCCS Code of Regulations, Undated
101. Combined Efforts with United Way, Undated
102. Common Workplace Questions Asked by Volunteers, Undated
103. Decision Making Process, Undated
104. Criteria for Affiliates, Undated
105. Financial Management Policies, Undated
106. Executive director Interview Questions, Undated
107. Guidelines for Informational Hearing, Undated
108. Introduction to Workplace Donations, Undated
109. GCCS List of Member Groups, Undated
110. GCCS Work Contribution Sheet – Blank
111. GCCS Guide to Workplace Fundraising
112. GCCS proposed Campaign Materials, Undated
113. GCCS Personnel Policies, Undated

Item Photographs

114. Buttons, various
115. Posters, Copapayo
116. Posters, Sister City
117. Banner, Copapayo
118. Banner, Blue Nachos – Latin American Benefit
119. Banner, Pastors for Peace
120. Tee Shirt, Copapayo
121. Tee Shirt, EZLN
122. Handkerchief, FMLN
123. Hat, FMLN
124. Tapestries, Copapayo
125. Tee Shirt, MRTA
126. Misc. Fundraising Goods, Copapayo

John Florian Documents
127. Copapayo Attacked Flyer and Press Release, November 27 (no year given)
128. “Thank You” Letter for Delegation Support – Letter, 1989
129. Newspaper Clippings, The Columbus Dispatch, 1989-1990
130. John Florian – Journal Entry on Copapayo Trip - Handwritten, Undated
131. Fifty-nine Talking Points on Columbus-Copapayo Sister city Project, Undated
132. Draft of city Council Resolution, Undated
133. Reflections at Arch Bishop Romero’s Tomb, Undated

John Florian Photographs (1989-1990)
134. Misc. Photographs – El Salvador Trips, 1989-1990

Box 10
Mark Stansberry – Photographs  (1990)

135. Mark Stansbery Photographs – Copapayo, 1990

BOX 11
Mark Stansbery – Correspondence (1988-1993)

136. Notes, various
137. Notes – Sister City Confernce, November 1989
138. Correspondence – Bill Barndt, 1989-1990
139. Letter from Copapayo, 1993

BOX 12
Martha McFerran – Documents (1992)

140. Children’s Drawings – Copapayo, various
141. Letters – Copapayo, August 1990
142. Letters – Copapayo, 1992
143. Starling Middle School Newsletter, 1992

BOX 13
Neighbor to Neighbor 

144. Letter – Ellie Cohen, 1989
145. Flyer – Coffee Boycott, 1990
146. Flyer – Coffee Boycott, 1991
147. Appeal to Supporters, undated

BOX 14
Our Sister Newsletter (1992-1996)

148. “First Delegation since Cease-fire,” April 1992
149. Misc. Newsletters, 1992-1996

BOX 15
Pastors for Peace (1989-2000)

150. Meeting Agendas and Minutes Minutes, 1989-2000
151. Caravan Materials, 1989-1991
152. Caravan to Copapayo Media Advisory, 1990
153. Briefing Paper for Bob and Mark, 1990
154. Letter to Event coordinator, 1990
155. Delegation Send-off Party – Flyer, 1990
156. Join PFP Caravan – Flyer, 1992
157. Ohio Council of Chruches Letter – Letter, 1992
158. Caravan Driver Information Sheet, 1992
159. Caravan to Nicaragua, 1992
160. Letter to Caravan, 1992
161. Report on Material Aid Caravan to El Salvador, 1992
162. Delegation Flyer – Flyer, 1995
163. Bill Lewis Delegation Report Flyer – Flyer, 1996
164. Helms-Burton Act Pamphlet, 1996
165. Letter from Bill Lewis, 1997
166. Letter to Caravanistas, 1997
167. Friendshipment Caravan Passing Through Columbus, 1997
168. Friendshipment Arrives in Cuba, 1997
169. Proposed budget, 1999
170. Twentieth Anniversary of Romero Assassination – Flyer, 2000
171. Letter to Supporters, 2000
172. Misc. Flyers, undated
173. Delegation Evaluation Questionaire, Undated
174. Caravan Driver Application, Undated
175. Prayer and Song, Undated

BOX 16
Peace Brigades

176. Peace Brigade Candidate Appraisal Form – Blank, Undated
177. Peace Brigade Application – Blank, Undated
178. Newspaper Clippings, 1988-1989
179. Peace Brigade Pamphlet, Undated
180. Appeal to Supporters, Undated

BOX 17
[Restricted Documents] Ruth Jost Documents (1985-1992)

Box 17a – Documents Restricted to On-Site Access Only

Box 17b – Ruth Jost Documents

BOX 18
Salvadoran Humanitarian Aid, Research, and Education Foundation (SHARE)
198. Financial Guidelines
199. Project Grants Guidelines
200. Financial and Grant Policies
201. SHARE Sistering project Outline, 1994
202. Report on Land Transfer Program, 1996
203. Letter to Kate Lowrenza, 1996
204. SHARE Newsletter, 1994
205. American Religious Response to El Salvador Repopulation
206. Report on the Ecological Crisis in El Salvador

BOX 19
Sister City Financial Records

Box 19a – Account Statements and Check Registers
207. Check Registers, 1989
208. Balance Sheets, 1988-1993
209. Account Statements, 1988-1999
210. Bank Reconciliation Stubs, 1990-1992

Box 19b – Budget, Income, and Expenses
211. Sister City Project Inventory – Sold and New
212. Craft Sale – Sign
213. Short North Tavern Benefit – Notes
214. ComFest – Notes and Expenses
215. ComFest – Order Form, Friday
216. ComFest – Order Form, Saturday
217. ComFest – Food Order Form
218. ComFest – Expense Calculations
219. ComFest – Payout
220. Comfest – Revenue and Expenditures, 1991
221. GCCS – Work Contribution Record
222. Tax Return Form 990, 1994
223. Food Booth Income Statement, 1993
224. Sister City Expenses, 1988-1989
225. Sister City Year-End Cash Disbursements, 1991
226. Sister City Cash Disbursements, 1991
227. Sister city General Fund, 1991
228. Sister City Delegation Trip Budget, 1991
229. Sister City Delegation Fund, 1992
230. Sister City Financial Report, 1993
231. Sister City Estimated Yearly Expenses and Incomes, 1994
232. Sister City Income Statement, 1995
233. Budged for Copapayo Farming supplies, 1990
234. Shoe Project Expenses and Disbursement, 1988
235. Budget Report, 1988-1989
236. Accounts Payable, 1988

Box 19c – Check Requests
237. Sister City Check Requests, 1989-1993 (and Undated)

Box 19d – Donations and Donation Checks
238. Sister City Donation Check Photocopies, 1988-1990
239. Sister City Donation Check Deposits, 1988-1989
240. Phone Pledge Lists, 1989
241. Sister City State-wide Campaign Donations, 1995
242. Sister City Payments to NEST, 1992
243. Sister City Payments to SHARE, 1993

Box 19e – Receipts and Invoices
244. Sister City Project Invoices, 1988-1996
245. Sister City Cash Receipts, 1989
246. Ohio Bell Phone Bill and Call Records, 1990-1992

BOX 20
Sister City/Solidarity (1980-1997)

Box 20a – Sister City 1980-1989
247. “El Salvador (The Savior)” – Poem, 1981
248. The Copapayo Massacre, 1983
249. Pledge to Resist War, 1986
250. Ministries Toward Love and Justice Application guidelines, 1985
251. Theological Reflections on Accompaniment, 1988
252. Amnesty International Report on El Salvador Death Squads, 1988
253. Copapayo Delegation Accounting, 1988
254. Madison-Arcatao Sister city Information, 1988
255. Early Organizing Notes, 1988
256. Sister City Agendas and Meeting Minutes, 1988-1989
257. Ron Meyers – Journal Entry from Copapayo, 1989
258. Americas Watch Petition to the US Trade Representative on Labor Rights, 1989
259. Rio Grande Defense Committee, 1989
260. Emergency Medical Aid Appeal, 1989
261. Sister City Fundraising Committee documents, 1989
262. Not a Dime for Death Squad Government Campaign – Flyer, 1989
263. Sister City Pledge Form – John Steva, 1989
264. Mark Stansberry – Sister City Conference Materials, 1989
265. Reports on Attacks Against Salvadoran Labor Unions, 1989
266. Report on Attacks against Churches in El Salvador, 1989
267. Child care Center for Copapayo – Report, 1989
268. Women’s and Children’s Health Network Goals – Report, 1989
269. NEST Background on the Situation in El Salvador, 1989
270. NEST Grants to CORDES, 1989
271. NEST Tour by Jose Tobar Schedule, 1989

Box 20b – Sister City 1990
272. National Sister Cities Income Statement
273. Interview with Jesus Rojas of the FMLN
274. FMLN Political proposal
275. FMLN Report on Negotiations
276. Madison-Arctao Sister City Goals
277. List of Humanitarian Aid Items for Copapayo
278. List of Medications for Copapayo
279. Questions about Delegation
280. Request for Emergency Food Baskets
281. Proposal to Establish a Sister City Faith Relationship Between Columbus St. Thomas Moore Newman Center and Copapayo
282. Cambridge-El Salvador Sister city Telethon – Schedule and Goals
283. National Sister City Conference Proposed Agenda
284. Sister City National Summit Documents and Notes
285. Archbishop Romero Commemoration – Flyer
286. Vigil for Peace – Flyer
287. Caravan Planning Committee Agenda and Minutes
288. Caravan Planning Committee Letter from Leslie Stansberry – Letter
289. Caravan Committee Treasurer Report, (October-November)
290. Caravan Press Release
291. Proposal for Copapayo Delegation Timeline
292. Caravan Schedule
293. Copapayo Caravan Flyer – Flyer
294. Schedule for Delegation and Notes
295. Notice to Copapayo Directiva
296. Misc. Flyers

Box 20c – Sister City 1991
297. Contact Information for National Sister City Organizations
298. Sister City Mailing List
299. Sister City Delegation Participant Address List
300. Sister City – List of Responsibilities for Committees
301. Third Annual Summit Delegation Rationale
302. Chronology of El Salvador Negotiations
303. Summary of El Salvador Provisions in HR 5114
304. Summary of HR 5114
305. Central America Week Volunteer List
306. Election Day press Release
307. Central America Weeks – Flyer
308. Central America Weeks – Pamphlet
309. Record of Pledge for National Agenda for Peace in El Salvador
310. Help Rebuild Copapayo School Library – Appeal
311. Death Threats Against Mirtala Lopez – Copapayo Update

Box 20d – Sister City 1992
312. Cards from Copapayo
313. Delegation Brings Peace to El Salvador – Note from Tim Wagner
314. National Caravan to El Salvador Announced – Update
315. Synopsis of the Peace Accords
316. El Salvador Peace Agreements
317. Meeting Agenda and Materials
318. List of Copapayo Community Needs
319. Speech by Shafik Handal
320. NEST Foundation Report
321. Opportunity to Participate in PFP Caravan
322. Third National Conference Report
323. Sister City Year-End Report to the Board
324. Draft Statement to CCASC on Ceasefire
325. Statement of Commitment – English and Spanish
326. Delegation Fundraising – Flyer
327. Victory Drive for Peace – Flyer
328. Caravan to El Salvador – Flyer
329. Misc. Flyers

Box 20e – Sister City 1993
330. Background Paper on Sistering
331. Background Paper on the Development of El Salvador Sister city Relationships
332. Sister City Agendas and Meeting Minutes
333. ComFest Booth Volunteer List
334. National Sister City Committee List and Contact Information
335. National Sister City Phone Tree
336. Copapayo Health Research – Update
337. El Salvador Health Statistics
338. International Criminal Court Factsheet
339. School Supply Donation Drive – Flyer
340. Latin Night – Flyer

Box 20f – Sister City 1994-2000
341. Sister Cities Organizing Packet (Parts 1 and 2)
342. Presentation on History of El Salvador Conflict with Notes
343. Sister City Financial Crisis Bulletin
344. Sister City Summary of Activity
345. Sister City Year-end Summary
346. Telex Campaign for Land in El Salvador
347. Sister Cities International Cities List
348. Jubilee Partners Report
349. Policinica Familiar de Soyapango
350. Items for ComFest Booth
351. List of Items Needed for Copapayo
352. List of Items Sent to Copapayo
353. Copapayo School Supply Needs
354. Copapayo Equipment Needs
355. Copapayo List of Medical Supply Needs
356. Drug List for Sister Communities
357. Drug List for Sister Communities and Instructions for Sending
358. El Salvador Health Care Workshop Resources
359. ComFest Booth Volunteer Lists
360. ComFest – Flyer
361. ComFest Booth Application
362. ComFest Booth Information and Tax Exemption Certificate
363. Membership Campaign Documentation Checklist
364. Overview of Delegation – Flyer
365. Central America Week – Flyer
366. Jerry Leggett Concert – Flyer
367. Sister City Meeting Agendas and Minutes
368. Sister City Yearly Plan Meeting
369. Sister City Advisory Board Proposal
370. Misc. Flyers

Box 20g – Sister City Undated
371. Midwest Sister City Gathering Documents
372. NEST Foundation Documents
373. Sister City Feasibility Study
374. Sister City Project Articles of Incorporation
375. Sister City Project Code of Regulations
376. Sister City Project Information
377. Sister City Tour Plan
378. Mayor David Dinkins – Mayoral Resolution to Support Peace in El Salvador
379. List of Students in Copapayo Schools
380. Phone List – Faded
381. Undated Volunteer List – Handwritten
382. Central America Week Volunteer List – Handwritten
383. Tim Wagner – Accounting and Accountability Notice
384. Instructions on Asking for Donations Over the Phone
385. Appeal to Join the Telex Network
386. Maria Benavides Press Release
387. Maria Mirtala Lopez Mejia Bio
388. Community of Copapayo – Need for a Clinic
389. Background Paper on the Columbus-Copapayo Sister City Project
390. Draft Case Statement on the Sister City Project
391. Sister City Delegation Packet – Blank
392. Mock-up of the Sister City Project Logo
393. Misc. Resources on El Salvador Conflict
394. Misc. Brochures
395. Misc. Notes
396. Misc. Flyers

Box 20h – Sister City Correspondence
397. Letter of Introduction from Congressman Bob Kastenmeier, 1989
398. Letter from Dagmar Celeste to Copapayo Delegates
399. Letter from Senator Howard Metzenbaum
400. Letter from Senator Paul Wellstone to Secretary Warren Christopher
401. Letter from Columbus City Council to Ambassador William Walker, 1990
402. Letter from Columbus City Council to Colonel Emilio Ponce, 1990
403. Letter from Columbus City Council to Colonel Ivan Diaz, 1990
404. Letter from Columbus City Council to Miguel Salaverria, 1990
405. Letter from Columbus Councilor Kennedy to Colonel Emilio Ponce, 1990
406. Letter from Governor Richard Celeste to Ambassador Miguel Salaverria, 1990
407. Letter from Senator Howard Metzenbaum to Colonel Ivan Diaz, 1990
408. Letter from Senator Howard Metzenbaum to Colonel Emilio Ponce, 1990
409. Letter from Congressman Edward Feighan to Colonel Emilio Ponce, 1990
410. Letter from Congressman Edward Feighan to Colonel Ivan Diaz, 1990
411. Letter from Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur to Colonel Emilio Ponce, 1990
412. Letter from Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur to Colonel Ivan Diaz, 1990
413. Letters from Ron Meyers to Barry Jacobs at the US Embassy
414. Letter Addressed to the President of the UN Security Council
415. Letter of Instruction from the Ohio Council of Churches, 1990
416. Correspondence Between Columbus and Copapayo
417. Letters from Ron Meyers
418. Misc. Project Correspondence
419. Misc. National Sister Cities Correspondence

Box 20i – Sister City Newsletters
420. Sister City Newsletter, 1989-1992
421. El Salvador Online, 1989-1991
422. Human Rights Bulletin, 1990-1991
423. Roll Call for Peace, 1990
424. Congress Action Alert, 1990
425. El Salvador Labor Report, 1991-1992
426. Perspectives, 1991
427. El Salvador Update, 1991
428. Proceso, 1991
429. Our Common Future, 1992
430. Action Alert, 1993
431. Central America Update, 1994
432. Sister Cities Bulletin, 1997
433. Misc. Newsletters

Box 20j – Sister City Newspaper Clippings and Articles
434. Commission on Spanish Speaking Affairs – Press Release, 1986
435. The Columbus Dispatch, 1989-1996
436. The New York Times, 1989-1992
437. The Washington Post, 1989-1990
438. Chicago Tribune, 1989-1990
439. The Alert, 1989
440. Christian Science Monitor, 1989
441. The San Francisco Chronicle, 1989
442. The Wall Street Journal, 1989
443. Hunger Report, 1989
444. The Chicago Tribune, 1989
445. The San Francisco Bay Guardian, 1989
446. Index of Newspaper Articles on El Salvador Conflict (2), 1989
447. CUANES Report, 1990-1992
448. Business First, 1990
449. Business Week, 1990
450. National Catholic Reporter, 1990
451. Forbes, 1990
452. United Nations Press Release, 1991-1993
453. El Salvador News, 1991
454. El Rescate Weekly Report, 1991
455. Bangor Daily News, 1991
456. The Boston Globe, 1991
457. The Catholic Herald, 1991
458. Newsweek, 1992
459. The Philadelphia Inquirer, 1992
460. The New Yorker, 1993
461. Press and Sun Bulletin, 1993
462. The Ohio State Lantern, 1993
463. Inundacion, 1995
464. Lost and Found, 1996
465. The Capital Times, 1998
466. Brigadista, Undated
467. “Absolute Diabolical Terror” by Sara Miles and Bob Ostertag, Undated
468. Universal Press Syndicate, Undated
469. World Newspaper, Undated
470. Misc. Unlabeled Newspaper Clippings and Scans

Box 20k – Sister City Photographs
471. Photographs – Misc. From Copapayo Village
472. Photographs – Misc. From Copapayo and San Salvadoran
473. Photograph of Cindy Zeck – Anthropology Student Living in Copapayo
474. Photograph – John McCutcheon Official Photos (2)
475. Photograph – Archbishop Romero (5)

Box 20l – Sister City Video and Promotional Materials
476. Copapayo Delegation Videos , February 1991
477. Copapayo Delegation Blessing, December 1990
478. Under the Mango Tree – Film on El Salvador and Nicaraguan Conflicts

BOX 21
Suzanne Patzer Documents (1992-1993)
479. Letters – HADCCO Global Action Coalition, 1993
480. Proposal for Citywide Advocacy and Activist Organization, 1993
481. List of Questions for CIA Agent George Shrub
482. Credit Card Charged – Donation to Sister City Project
483. Letter – Thanks from Juliana Barnard and the National US-El Salvador Sister Cities, 1992

BOX 22
Fieldwork Audio File and Tape Logs
484. Interview – Duane Jager
485. Interview – Mark Stansberry
486. Interview – Tim Wagner 01
487. Interview – Time Wagner 02
488. Interview – Ron Meyers
489. Interview – Martha McFerran
490. Interview – John Florian, Beth Stock, and Ann Chambers
491. Interview – Suzanne Patzer
492. Interview – Ruth Jost
493. Interview – Helen Faherbari
494. Interview – Beth Stock and John Florian
495. Tape Log – Duane Jager
496. Tape Log – Mark Stansberry
497. Tape Log – Tim Wagner (01 and 02)
498. Tape Log – Martha McFerran
499. Tape Log – John Florian, Beth Stock, and Ann Chambers
500. Tape Log – Ruth Jost