Peace movements -- Great Britain -- History -- Sources
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Elihu Burritt was born on December 10, 1810, in New Britain, Connecticut, into a working class family. He attended school briefly, but was largely self-educated. Burritt became a blacksmith to support himself, but he continued to study languages at night. Word of his erudition spread; he became known as the "Learned Blacksmith", and was offered opportunities to speak in public. While writing a lecture on "The Anatomy of the Earth", he was so impressed by the interdependency of its parts that he...
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-B-Great Britain-Friends Peace and International Relations...
Abstract Collection consists primarily of printed material: form letters, minutes of meetings, newsletters, reports, news articles, and pamphlets.
Overview [Anna] Ruth Fry was an activist and a writer born into a prominent Quaker family in England. From 1914-1924, she served as general secretary of the Friends Relief Commission, which provided help for refugees and others ravaged by World War I. Fry wrote about her experiences in A Quaker Adventure (1926). She was also the first chairman of the Russian Famine Relief Fund in 1921. Fry went on to write numerous books, pamphlets and tracts, on a variety of Quaker and peace topics. She died on April...
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-B-Great Britain-League of Nations Union
Overview The League of Nations Union was formed on October 13, 1918 by the joining of the League of Nations Society with the Free Nations Society. The League of Nations Society began in 1916 with the purpose of examining the forms of international organization that would be possible at the end of WWI. It lobbied for an agreement among countries that would serve as a basis for permanent peace by providing for settlement of disputes, mutual defense, and the observance of international treaties. The...
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-B-Great Britain-National Peace Council
Overview The National Peace Council, established in 1905 as the National Council of Peace Societies and later also known as the National Council for the Prevention of War, brought together national groups and organizations that held a common interest in peace, disarmament, and internationalism in support of radical and constructive solutions to problems related to war and violence. Its affiliated groups included peace societies as well as religious, social, and industrial organizations. A major task in...
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-B-Great Britain-No More War Movement
Abstract Collection includes printed correspondence, pamphlets, leaflets, and the periodicals New World and No More War; constitution and membership information; one photographic plate, lapel button, post card, and paper banner.
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-B-Great Britain-Union of Democratic Control
Overview The Union of Democratic Control was founded in 1914 in London, England by an alliance of radical Liberal Party and Independent Labour Party members to protest Britain's decision to enter World War I. It became a well-respected and internationally known research organization, publishing many pamphlets about British national and colonial affairs. It was disbanded in 1966.