A Further Invitation
from the

The William Sloane Coffin, Jr. Project Committee

     William Sloane Coffin, Jr. has been invited by the Yale Class of 1968 to speak at its 35th Reunion because of his importance to their Yale undergraduate experience. In reality, however, Bill Coffin has had an enormous impact well beyond Yale. He has influenced and inspired people from all walks of life engaged in the national civil rights movement, the anti-Vietnam war struggles and the global campaign for nuclear disarmament.

     To remember, celebrate and document Bill's influence, The William Sloane Coffin, Jr. Project Committee is seeking to identify and acquire original documents or copies of suitable materials to contribute to the Sterling Memorial Library’s Manuscript and Archives permanent collection of the Coffin Papers. If you have published materials or unpublished letters or manuscripts or related items including copies of his sermons or tapes of his talks, please consider donating them to Yale Manuscript and Archives Coffin Papers Collection. Papers, photos, tape recordings or videos relating to the many different aspects of the Reverend Coffin’s long career of public service are of particular interest.

     Further, we would like to invite all those who wish to participate – from Yale and especially from the wider world – to take a moment and write down some of your own comments and reflections about Bill Coffin. If Bill has been an important figure in your life, please take time and give thought to writing some brief comments as a letter on a 8 ½ x 11 inch piece of paper and send these pages to the Committee at the address indicated below. You may use as many sheets of paper as you wish, but please try not to fold whatever sheets of paper you use because we would like to assemble the collected statements in a bound volume for Bill.

Gratefully yours,

The William Sloane Coffin, Jr. Project Committee

c/o T. C. Weiskel, 6 Spruce Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138