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Pacifist Service Units Collected Records

 Collection — othertype: CDG-B
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-B-Great Britain-Pacifist Service Units


Newsletters, reports, and pamphlets.


  • Majority of material found within 1941-1949

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research without restrictions.

Biographical / Historical

Pacifist Service Units; PSU; registered in Great Britain under the War Charities Act, 1940; formed to provide opportunities for social service to pacifists who wished to express their beliefs in a practical way; approximately fourteen full-time units were established, nine in London and others in cities around Great Britain; units were maintained by contributions from members and friends and were directed by an annually elected board of officers and a general committee. The units engaged primarily in social work among the most deprived families; ceased operation on September 30th, 1946; in 1947, they were continued as Family Service Units. The PSU was independent of the Pacifist Service Bureau, although the two shared the same London office.


0.17 Linear Feet (2 linear in.)




Records. arranged chronologically.

General Note

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for the papers of the Pacifist Service Units.

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