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American Committee for the Outlawry of War Collected Records

 Collection — othertype: CDG-A
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-American Committee for the Outlawry of War


  • Creation: 1921-circa 1936

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The collection is open for research use.

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Historical Note

In the New Republic for March 9, 1918, Salmon O. Levinson proposed that the nations delegalize war. John Dewey and Senator Borah soon rallied with him, and a little later John Haynes Holmes, Charles Clayton Morrison, and others joined them. The American Committee for the Outlawry of War (ACFOW) was the impersonal expression of Levinson, who made his campaign for outlawry nearly a fulltime occupation until it culminated in the signing of the Kellogg-Briand Pact on August 27, 1928 in Paris, France. The pact did not go far enough for Levinson and his ACFOW and their work continued - publicizing and lobbying. Based in Chicago, Illinois.


0.25 linear ft. (2 folders)

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

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New York Committee for the Outlawry of War (CDG-A)

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