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Hague Appeal for Peace Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-211

Scope and Contents

The Hague Appeal for Peace records include correspondence, financial records, minutes of meetings, information about the 1999 HAP conference, conference and post-conference reports; correspondence, speeches and memoranda of Cora Weiss; issues of Peace Matters, HAP's periodical; reference files about organizations working for peace and disarmament; and photographs, audiocassettes, and videotapes. This collection remains unprocessed and in the order it was donated.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1997-2007

Creator

Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

Access: open for research without restrictions.

Copyright and Rights Information

None.

Historical note

Hague Appeal for Peace (HAP) was both an organization (based in New York, New York) and a conference, held May 11-15, 1999 at The Hague, Netherlands, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Hague Peace Conferences of 1899. HAP defined itself as an organization with a global campaign to create a "culture of peace", to strengthen humanitarian and human rights laws and institutions, to advance the prevention, peaceful resolution, and transformation of conflicts, to abolish nuclear weapons and develop disarmament campaigns, and to identify the root causes of war. More than 800 organizations--human rights, environmental, gender, disarmament-- endorsed the HAP campaign. Cora Weiss was the president; Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Graça Machel, Jody Williams, José Ramos-Horta, Queen Noor of Jordan, the Dalai Lama and many others, lent their support. The Hague Appeal for Peace organization appeared to wind down around 2005. According to its website (2007), the work of HAP was taken over by Peace Boat US, a non-governmental and non-profit organization working to promote peace, human rights, equitable and sustainable development, and respect for the environment throughout the United States and the world.

Extent

18.5 Linear Feet (18.5 linear ft.)

Abstract

The Hague Appeal for Peace is an organization with a global campaign to create a "culture of peace" through the following means: by strengthening humanitarian and human rights laws and institutions, by advancing the prevention, peaceful resolution, and transformation of conflicts, by abolishing nuclear weapons and develop disarmament campaigns, and identifying the root causes of war. More than 800 organizations--human rights, environmental, gender, disarmament-- have endorsed the HAP campaign.

Custodial History

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these records.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Hague Appeal for Peace, 2005 [acc. 05A-048]; 2006 [acc. 06A-008]; 2007 [Acc. 07A-007, Acc. 07A-047]; 2008 [Acc. 08A-053]; 2010 [Acc. 10A-072]; 2013 [Acc. 2013-043]; 2014 [Acc. 2014-073].

Related Materials

More information about The Hague Appeal for Peace organization may be found at http://www.haguepeace.org. Beginning in 1998 the Wayback Machine of the Internet Archive (IA) cached the Fellowship of Reconciliation's web site. The links are provided here for the convenience of researchers interested in the history of the HAP's web presence. The Swarthmore College Peace Collection has no control over the web sites or how they are saved by IA. Dates of web sites marked with an * indicate a change in that site from the last saved web site. Please check both URLs listed as each may list different dates on which web sites were saved: http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.haguepeace.org/, http://wayback.archive-it.org/223/*/http://www.haguepeace.org/.

Related Materials

Separated Materials

Items removed: Cloth bag with HAP logo in Memorabilia Photographs Audio visual recordings

Legal Status

Copyright to the records created by the Hague Appeal for Peace have been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Copyright to all other materials is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Processing Information

Collection partially processed Summer 2005 and Summer 2006; this finding aid updated by Eleanor Fulvio, August 2010; amd other SCPC staff 2017-2019.

Creator

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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