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Peace History Society Records

Identifier: SCPC-DG-094


The records of the Peace History Society contain minutes, mailings, annual brochures, general correspondence, papers presented at its conferences, documents about PHS projects and its monthly journal Peace and Change, and audiotapes. Correspondents include Charles Barker, Berenice A. Carroll, John. W. Chambers, Charles Chatfield, Hilary Conroy, Blanche Wiesen Cook, Sandi E. Cooper, Charles DeBenedetti, Michael A. Lutzker, William L. Neumann, Arthur I. Waskow, Ralph Edward Weber, and Lawrence S. Wittner.


  • 1963-


Biographical / Historical

The Peace History Society (PHS) was formed "to encourage, support, and coordinate peace research among historians and social scientists." It began as an ad hoc committee established at the December 1963 meeting of the American Historical Association (AHA) and, until 1986, was called the Conference on Peace Research in History. Between 1986 and 1994 it was called the Council on Peace Research in History. It changed its name to Peace History Society in 1994. PHS sponsors conferences, publishes the journal Peace and Change as well as a newsletter, and conducts many peace research programs with other organizations. It is affiliated with AHA, is a member of the Consortium on Peace Research, Education and Development, and has acquired Non-Governmental Organization status at the United Nations.


11 Linear Feet (11 linear ft.)




Organized in 9 series. Important series are: I. History; II. Executive Council; III. Membership; V. General Correspondence; VI. Council Correspondence and Papers; VII. Projects; VIII. Newsletters and Periodicals. Documents are arranged in chronological order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Chatfield, Charles DeBenedetti, Charles. Method of acquisition--gift gift; Date of acquisition--1972, 1985. 1971-1984..

Bibliographic References

Guide to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection, 2nd ed., p. 20.

Local Note

Catalogers: see note in item record regarding OCLC records for this organization.



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Archives, Personal Papers, And Manuscripts (Appm)
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