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Turn Toward Peace Collected Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Turn Toward Peace

Scope and Contents

This material is arranged loosely as: general organizational records, programmatic efforts, conferences sponsored, literature developed, and regional efforts.

Dates

  • 1961-1970

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

None.

Copyright and Rights Information

None.

Historical

The group was founded in 1958 as Acts for Peace, by Robert Pickus. The name was changed to Turn Toward Peace in 1961, and became a cooperative national effort of about 60 peace and liberal internationalist organizations. Norman Thomas served as Chairman of TTP, and Robert Gilmore was the Executive Director. There eventually were offices in New York, Washington, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and other cities. By 1962, 38 national organizations were affiliated with Turn Toward Peace. In 1963 the organization held its first "Voluntary Organizations and a World Without War Conference,"; from these conferences emerged the Center for War/Peace Studies. But soon serious discord divided TTP and it essentially ended around 1967, when a group split off and became the World Without War Council. Some regional offices retained the name of "Turn Toward Peace."

Extent

2.7 Linear Feet (2.7 linear ft.)

Overview

Turn Toward Peace was founded in 1961 as a cooperative national effort of about 60 peace and liberal internationalist organizations; Norman Thomas was Chairman of TTP, and Robert Gilmore was the Executive Director. There eventually were offices in several large cities and 38 national organizations were affiliated with the organization. But by 1963, serious discord divided TTP and several years later a group split off to became the World Without War Council; some regional offices retained the name of "Turn Toward Peace."

Custodial History

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for these papers/records.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection came to the SCPC through various sources, especially from the papers of Robert W. Gilmore (removed in October 2006).

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Legal Status

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Processing Information

Processed, and finding aid, by Anne M. Yoder, Archivist, November 2006
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