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Peace Now Movement Collected Records

Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Peace Now Movement


  • 1941-1949
  • Majority of material found within 1943-1945


0.21 Linear Feet (2.5 linear in.)

Biographical / Historical

Peace Now was a pacifist movement begun in Philadelphia, moving later to New York City, and eventually to Cambridge, Mass. Its objective was educational, including a campaign of 20,000 appeals to President Franklin Roosevelt for an immediate declaration of American Peace Aims. Officers were: the Chairman, Dr. George Hartman of Harvard; Executive Secretary Bessie Simon, formerly of the America First Committee; and Dorothy Hutchinson, a Quaker author and public speaker for Peace Now. Their activities apparently ceased with the chairman's adverse reaction to the way the moveement was portrayed in the press, including charges (unfounded) of sedition.

General Note

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for the records of this organization.
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