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Mothers Against Drunk Driving Collection, ca. 1980-1992

Collector:
Lightner, Candy
Creator:
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (Organization)
Subject:
Lightner, Cari
Physical description:
3.5 cu. ft. : 11 boxes
Type:
Articles
Collection descriptions
Awards
Booklets
Correspondence
DVDs
Invitations
Magazines (periodicals)
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Periodicals
Photographs
Posters
Press releases
Reports
Scrapbooks
Scripts (documents)
Speeches
Videocassettes
Date:
1980
1980-1992
ca 1980-1992
1950-2000
20th century
1980-2000
Notes:
After her teenage daughter Cari was struck and killed by an intoxicated driver on May 3, 1980, Candace Lightner was motivated to become an activist and make efforts to have legislation enacted on drunk driving penalties, the drinking age, and other related laws. She founded a non-profit organization, MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, in 1980. She resigned from MADD in 1985.
Summary:
2011 donation: Papers relating to Cari Lightner's death, including medical records, death certificate, arrest record for the intoxicated driver, and related papers; photographs; start-up papers for MADD; papers relating to local chapters of MADD; speeches; the script for a 1983 movie about Lightner; awards given to Lightner; and printed materials such as newsletters, clippings, press releases, and magazines.
Addendum: Audiovisual materials, including DVDs and VHS tapes of Lightner's telelvision appearances and interviews, and of news features on the subject of drunk driving; letters; articles; awards; annual reports; newsletters; a White House invitation; a scrapbook of articles on drunk driving; a scrapbook of articles and photographs relating to the 1983 movie; posters; and press releases and other printed materials.
Cite as:
Mothers Against Drunk Driving Collection, 1980-1992, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Activism
Drunk driving
Drunkenness (Criminal law)
Mothers
Nonprofit organizations
Local number:
2012.3002 (NMAH Acc.)
2016.3035 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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