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James William Van Kirk Collected Papers

 Collection — othertype: CDG-A
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Van Kirk, James W.


Collection includes a flag, seals illustrating the flag, leaflets and printed items, and a manuscript letter from James Van Kirk.


  • Creation: 1917-1942
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1937-1942

Biographical / Historical

James William Van Kirk was a Youngstown, Ohio pastor; he designed the World Peace Flag, also referred to as the World Flag or World Federation Flag. It portrayed good will among nations through a band of rainbow colors converging on a sphere, uniting into white and encircling the globe.


0.08 linear ft. (1 linear in.)

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General Note

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for the papers of this individual.

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