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Rassemblement Universel pour la Paix [International Peace Campaign] Collected Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-B-Switzerland-Rassemblement universel pour la paix

Scope and Contents

This collection includes files about the World Peace Congress (also called the International Peace Congress and the Brussels Congress) held in Brussels in September 1936, the 1938 Preparatory Peasant Peace Conference, and other conferences. There are also correspondence, administrative files, and files from National Committees of various countries.

Dates

  • 1936-1942

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English, French, and German.

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

None.

Copyright and Rights Information

None.

Historical

Founded in September of 1935 by Robert Cecil (Viscount Cecil of Chelwood), a British parliamentarian, and Pierre Cot, a French politician, the Rassemblement Universel pour la Paix sought to mobilize public opinion in favor of peace, disarmament, and the League of Nations. The organization had more than 40 National Committees. The International Secretariat was located in Brussels, Belgium in 1936, then moved to Geneva, Switzerland by 1937. The organization appears to have disbanded during World War II.

Extent

0.83 Linear Feet (10 linear in.)

Overview

Founded in September of 1935 by British parliamentarian Robert Cecil and French politician Pierre Cot, the Rassemblement Universel pour la Paix sought to mobilize public opinion in favor of peace, disarmament, and the League of Nations.

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Custodial History

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Unknown.

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 by SCPC staff; checklist prepared by Anne Yoder, Archivist, April 1998
Description rules
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