Peace movements -- History -- Sources
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The Philadelphia War Tax Resistance was an organization that advocated nonviolence in order to end war, racism, sexism, and human exploitation, as well as promoted nonpayment of taxes that funded war and defense. This collection includes correspondence, administrative files, court records, financial records, minutes of meetings, periodicals, and reference files.
Founded in September of 1935 by British parliamentarian Robert Cecil and French politician Pierre Cot, the Rassemblement Universel pour la Paix sought to mobilize public opinion in favor of peace, disarmament, and the League of Nations.
Women Strike for Peace came into existence on November 1, 1961, as a protest against atmospheric nuclear tests by the U.S. and the Soviet Union. By the late 1980s the national WSP office in Philadelphia closed, but the WSP legislative office and various WSP branches around the U.S. remained active through the 1990s.
Correspondence, postcards, flyers and handbills, periodicals, subject/reference files, and booklets, primarily in French.