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Washington Peace Center Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-252

Scope and Contents

The collection includes materials on a wide variety of peace and social justice issues. Includes reports, correspondence, administrative files, financial records, flyers, typescripts, minutes of meetings, newspaper clippings, periodicals, publicity materials, reference files, photographs, posters, and audio visual items.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1960-2013

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

None.

Copyright and Rights Information

None.

Historical

The Washington Peace Center was formed in November 1963 upon the dissolution of the Peace Action Center of Washington, D.C. Many of the same programs were taken over by the newly-formed Washington Peace Center, a non-profit organization housed (until 1997) in the Florida Avenue Quaker meetinghouse in Washington D.C. The first Executive Director was Gelston MacNeil, a Quaker pacifist and activist. The WPC worked in cooperation with the American Friends Service Committee. The organization seeks to educate the public on peace issues through youth programs, conscientious objector/draft counseling, film screenings, speakers, workshops on peace topics, discussions, and the publication of a newsletter. Its mission statement as of 2013 includes : "The Washington Peace Center is an anti-racist, grassroots, multi-issue organization working for peace, justice, and nonviolent social change in the metropolitan Washington DC area."

Extent

8.75 Linear Feet (8.75 linear feet.)

Overview

The Washington Peace Center was formed in 1963 upon the dissolution of the Peace Action Center of Washington, D.C. The organization seeks to educate the public on peace issues through youth programs, conscientious objector/draft counseling, film screenings, speakers, workshops on peace topics, discussions, and the publication of a newsletter. Its mission statement as of 2013 includes : "The Washington Peace Center is an anti-racist, grassroots, multi-issue organization working for peace, justice, and nonviolent social change in the metropolitan Washington DC area."

Arrangement

This collection remains in the order in which it was donated.

Custodial History

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Washington Peace Center, 2013 [Acc. 2013-044], [Acc. 2013-061.

Related Materials

For related materials, search the library's online catalog

Separated Materials

  1. Photograph
  2. Posters
  3. Periodicals
  4. Audiovisual items

Legal Status

Copyright to the Washington Peace Center Records has been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Some items in this collection 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.

Processing Information

This collection remains unprocessed and in the order in which it was donated.

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

Find It at the Library

Most of the materials in this catalog are not digitized and can only be accessed in person. Please see our website for more information about visiting Swarthmore College Peace Collection Library

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