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International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War Collected Records

 Collection — othertype: CDG-A
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-International Physicians-Prevention of Nuclear War


Collection is made up of mainly form letters and reports.


  • Majority of material found within 1981-2001, undated


Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research without restrictions.

Biographical / Historical

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW); founded in 1980; a federation of national groups dedicated to mobilizing the influence of the medical profession against the threat of nuclear weapons; includes affiliated groups in 40 nations, representing a total of more than 145,000 physicians and health professionals worldwide; has its central office in Boston, USA, and an European office in London; since 1981, has organized annual World Congresses, held in a different country each year; groups of physicians have studied and produced reports of the effects of a nuclear war on their own territories; IPPNW was the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985. The IPPNW is still in existence as of 2023 (see its website for more information).


4.8 Linear Feet ; 2.5 inches wide

General Note

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

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