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Catholic Worker Movement Collected Records

 Collection — othertype: CDG-A
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Catholic Worker Movement


Primarily printed materials; includes form letters from Dorothy Day; leaflets, serials, and pamphlets; one folder each about the Catholic Worker Movement in Des Moines, IA and Philadelphia PA.


  • Creation: 1936-

Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Biographical / Historical

Founded by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin in 1933; a faith-based, grassroots movement for peace and social justice through nonviolent direct action; operates farms and communal houses, represented today by more than one hundred loosely affiliated "houses of hospitality" (including several in Australia, Canada, Europe, and Mexico) in which the poor and homeless are welcomed as guests.


0.42 linear ft. (5 linear in.)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Catholic Worker Movement. Method of acquisition--Gift of.

General Note

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

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