Swarthmore College Peace Collection

League to Enforce Peace Collected Records, 1915-1921

Collection: CDG-A



Contact Information

Swarthmore College Peace Collection
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081-1399
U.S.A.
Telephone: (610) 328-8557 (Curator)
Fax: (610) 328-8544
Email: wchmiel1@swarthmore.edu (Curator)
URL: http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/


Descriptive Summary
Repository
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is notthe official repository for this collection of records.
Creator
League to Enforce Peace
Title
League to Enforce Peace Collected Records
Inclusive Dates
1915-1921
Call Number
CDG-A

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
5 linear inches [papers only]
Abstract
The League was formed in 1915 at a conference held at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. It worked for a league of nations, a world court, and mandatory international conciliation. Its president was William Howard Taft and other leaders included Hamilton Holt and Theodore Marburg. When the U.S. entered WWI, the League adopted a "win-the-war" program. Pacifist groups shunned the LTEP, believing that peace could not be obtained through coercion. However, the LTEP was given credit for influencing President Wilson and others to support the formation of the League of Nations.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Unknown
Processing Information
Processed by SCPC staff. Checklist prepared by Anne Yoder, January 1999. This finding aid revised by Andrew Ciampa, July 2010.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the League to Enforce Peace Collected Records (CDG-A), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law

Online Catalog Headings
These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online library/archival catalogs.
See tripod record


Related Collections
National Committee on the Churches and the Moral Aims of the War Collected Records (CDGA)
Massachusetts Joint Committee for a League of Nations Collected Records (CDGA)
New York Peace Society IV Collected Records (CDGA)


Historical Background
The League was formed in 1915 at a conference held at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. It worked for a league of nations, a world court, and mandatory international conciliation. Its president was William Howard Taft and other leaders included Hamilton Holt and Theodore Marburg. When the U.S. entered WWI, the League adopted a "win-the-war" program. Pacifist groups shunned the LTEP, believing that peace could not be obtained through coercion. However, the LTEP was given credit for influencing President Wilson and others to support the formation of the League of Nations.

Collection Overview

Items removed:
Coated paper banner ("A League of Free Nations: Peace on Earth Good Will to Men," Christmas 1918)
Newsletter "Bulletin"




Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1
General; historical material
Program work and correspondence, 1915
Conference in Independence Hall, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), 1915 (June 17)
Program work and correspondence, 1916
First Annual National Assemblage, Washington (DC), 1916 (May 26 - 27)
Program work and correspondence, 1917-1918
National Convention, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), 1918 (May 16 - 18)
Program work and correspondence, 1919
National Congress for a League of Nations, Boston (Massachusetts), 1919 (February 7 - 8)
Program work and correspondence, 1920 - 1921, undated  
Branches: Massachusetts and Pennsylvania
Publications: pamphlet series; newsletter "The League Bulletin"



This finding was last updated on June 20, 2012.