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Institute of Pacific Relations Collected Records

 Collection — othertype: CDG-A
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Institute of Pacific Relations

Scope and Contents

Collected documents comprise primarily printed material such as conference reports, pamphlets, and other publications, including reprints. The majority of files are by and about the American Council, circa 1938-1948. There are also files dedicated to the 1st and 8th conferences in 1925 and 1942 respectively and a small amount of material on the Japanese Council 1933 and the Pacific Council 1938-1939.


  • Creation: 1925-1945, 1948


Biographical / Historical

The foundation of the Institute of Pacific Relations was laid in a proposal by the Pan-Pacific Union shortly after World War One. An international YMCA Conference was held in Honolulu, Hawaii, bringing together representatives from many Pacific countries. In 1924, an outgrowth of the Conference was the permanent organization, the Institute of Pacific Relations, to promote "impartial, frank, and thorough research into vital Pacific questions."


0.83 linear ft. (2 Hollinger boxes)

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Custodial History

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

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Revision Statements

  • 2024: Scope and contents were added by Laura Melbourne in March 2024.

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