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New Commonwealth Collected Records

 Collection — othertype: CDG-B
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-B-Great Britain-New Commonwealth


Includes correspondence, annual reports, leaflets, pamphlets.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1932-1940

Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Biographical / Historical

Founded in 1932 in Britain by the philanthropist and former Liberal MP David Davies, an advocate of an international police force, especially an air force, to promote disarmament and keep the world's peace. Winston Churchill was elected as the organization's president. In a speech to the New Commonwealth in May 1937, Churchill said "We are one of the few peace societies that advocates the use of force, if possible overwhelming force, to support public international law.".


0.17 linear ft. (2 linear inches.)

General Note

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

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