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World Without War Council Collected Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-World Without War Council

Scope and Contents

The material in this collection consists mostly of mimeographed position papers and other material that outlines the programmatic efforts of the national office and the regions and branches. It was expanded from 12 to 20 inches in 2006 due to material removed from the Robert W. Gillmore papers.

Dates

  • 1966-1983

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials in English

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

None

Copyright and Rights Information

None

Historical

The original name of this group was Turn Toward Peace, which attempted to coordinate the efforts of peace organizations for more effective action. In 1963 they held conferences on "Voluntary Organizations and World Without War" in various cities around the country. World Without War Council was chosen as the group's new name in 1967 to help clarify that it was a council made up of many organizations set up to work for long-term change. Robert Pickus was the first president of the WWWC and had his office in Berkeley, California. There were also offices/councils in Chicago (Illinois), Portland (Oregon), Seattle (Washington), New York (New York), Eugene (Oregon) and Sacramento (California).

Extent

1.0 Linear Feet (12 linear in.)

Abstract

Turn Toward Peace attempted to coordinate the efforts of peace organizations for more effective action in the 1960s. World Without War Council was chosen as the group's new name in 1967 to help clarify that it was a council made up of iany organizations set up to work for long-term change.

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Custodial History

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from various donors

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 created, by Anne M. Yoder, Archivist, 1998; updated January 2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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