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World's Court League Collected Records

Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-World's Court League

Scope and Contents

The collection is made up of miscellaneous material gathered from various collections(?).


  • Creation: 1915-1917


Language of Materials

Materials in English

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The object of a World Court was to settle international disputes through an International Court of Justice created by the nations of the world. The World's Court League, Inc. hoped to bring a plan for international arbitration into operation through diplomatic channels and the Third Hague Conference. It attempted to build a large popular movement that would support this undertaking. The organization held two peace conferences, in 1915 and 1916. Its office was in New York City, with William Howard Taft as the Honorary President and John Wesley Hill as the General Secretary.


0.42 linear ft. (5 linear in.)


A short-lived organization that wished to develop a world's court of arbitration directly after World War I.

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Custodial History

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for these records.

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Copyright in this collection may have been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection or may have been retained by the creators/authors (or their descendants), as stipulated by United States copyright law. Please contact the SCPC Curator for further information.

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Processed by Anne M. Yoder, Archivist, April 2017

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