Peace activist Cynthia Rich was a member of Voice of Women--New England (VOW-NE), a group formed in 1961 to work "toward the goal of a world without war" by focusing on such issues as war toys, atmospheric nuclear testing, civil defense, and foreign policy decisions. It attempted to influence politicians and others through letters, speeches, peace demonstrations, and educational programs. From 1965 through 1968, Rich represented VOW-NE at Coalition Politics, an organization designed to facilitate the exchange of information among peace groups in New England. The Rich papers include letters to politicians and to other peace activists. Most of the papers relate to VOW-NE. The group's focus on civil defense and disarmament is documented by correspondence, clippings, flyers, speeches, and reports that address both sides of the issue. Also included are correspondence, minutes, reports, and statements of the organization Coalition Politics.