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Committee for Peaceful Alternatives Collected Records

 Collection — othertype: CDG-A
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Committee for Peaceful Alternatives


  • Creation: 1949-1952

Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research without restrictions.

Biographical / Historical

The National Committee for Peaceful Alternatives was initiated in 1949 by a group of clergymen, teachers, businessmen and professional men and women who opposed the North Atlantic Military Alliance; frequently called itself the "Committee for Peaceful Alternatives"; In 1950 the Committee planned a Mid-Century Conference for Peace, held in Chicago, out of which came a number of local committees and a policy and plan of action opposed to "peace through force" and also opposed to the Truman administration's Cold War policy. The office of the Committee was located in Chicago, Illinois; peace leaders involved with the Committee included: Emily Greene Balch (honorary chair), Jessie Wallace Hughan, and A.J. Muste.


0.08 linear ft. (1 linear in.)

General Note

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

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