I Can Hold Neither a Dove Nor a Hawk In My Hand
ca 1968
22.88 in HIGH x 17.25 in WIDE
(58.10 cm HIGH x 43.81 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

Background of poster is a black and white photograph, the right side of the photograph shows a young boy missing the hand and forearm of his right arm with a bandage covering his elbow, he is wearing a white shirt and looking into the camera with a somewhat sad expression. The upper left portion of the poster has a square white field with the text: "I Can Hold / Neither / A Dove Nor / A Hawk In / My Hand". The bottom edge of the poster has a rectangular white field with the text: "The Committee of Responsibility is an American voluntary organization composed of / physicians, surgeons and laymen. It's mission is the saving of war burned / Vietnamese children. Requests for information and contributions: The Committee / of Responsibility, Box 424, Scarsdale, New York 10583". Verso has marker and ink drawing and writing overall. The Committee of Responsibility (COR) was formed in 1966 and was comprised of medical personnel, scientists, clergymen, and concerned citizens who sought avenues for helping Vietnamese children under the age of 16. COR organizers provided direct medical aid by bringing children to the U.S. for treatment and rehabilitation. Approximately 100 children were treated in the U.S. most of whom lived with American families while undergoing medical treatment. Almost all of these children returned to Vietnam once their treatment had been completed. [from the finding aid of the Swarthmore College Peace Collection]
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