Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Peacemaker Movement Collected Records, 1948-1980

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
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for these papers/records.
Peacemaker Movement Collected Records
Inclusive Dates
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Language of Materials
Materials in English
5 linear inches/feet [papers only]
A group working on nonviolencefrom the late 1940s through the 1970s, particularly as it was expressed through tax refusal.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
Usage Restrictions
Alternate Form of Material
Acquisitions Information
Processing Information
Processed by Anne M. Yoder (Archivist), November 2011.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Peacemaker Movement Collected Records, 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
Marion Bromley and Ernest Bromley Papers (DG 214)
Juanita Morrow Nelson and Wallace F. Nelson Papers (DG 262)

Historical Background
The Peacemaker Movement, often simply called "Peacemakers," emerged from a call for a conference in Chicago following Mahatma Gandhi's death. The founders of Peacemakers were pacifists seeking to rally others to the ideals of nonviolence, based on a spiritual philosophy of life as an effective social technique. Local organizations were called "cells" and were considered the basis of the movement. In later years, its aim was to resist conscription and refuse war tax payment to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.

Collection Overview
This material was gathered over the years through mailings or from various peoples' archival collections. It includes tax refusal efforts from the Tax Refusal Committee. Most of the Peacemakers' records are in the Bromley papers (DG 214).

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1
Miscellaneous efforts, 1948-1959
Miscellaneous efforts, 1960-1976, undated
Saying 'No' To Military Conscription [campaign; includes signatures], 1967-1972
National conferences, 1948-1967
Tax refusal, 1948-1949
Tax refusal, 1950-1959
Tax refusal, 1960-1980
Tax refusal, undated
Tax refusal: "Handbook on Nonpayment of War Taxes," 1st edition (1963), 2nd edition (1966)
Puerto Rico [includes Ruth Reynolds' case]
Training programs in nonviolence
Efforts in California
Efforts in District of Columbia
Efforts in Illinois (Chicago)
Efforts in Massachusetts
Efforts in New Jersey
Efforts in New York (NYC), 1940s
Efforts in New York (NYC), 1950s
Efforts in New York (NYC), undated
Efforts in Ohio & Pennsylvania
Items included with mailings; reference material

This file was last updated October 8, 2015