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Linus and Ava Pauling Collected Papers

 Collection — othertype: CDG-A
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Pauling, Linus and Ava


  • Creation: 1957-1987
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1961-1979

Biographical / Historical

Best known as a two-time recipient of the Nobel Prize -- for chemistry in 1954 and for peace in 1962 -- Linus Pauling was also adamantly opposed to the proliferation of nuclear weapons and nuclear testing. Ava Helen Pauling (d. 1981) was a world-traveling spokeswoman for the cause of peace. She was a member of Women's International Strike for Peace and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Together they spearheaded the Appeal to Stop the Spread of Nuclear Weapons, 1961.


0.17 Linear Feet (2 linear in.)



General Note

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for the papers of these individuals. The Paulings' papers are at the William Jasper Kerr Library at Oregon State University.

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