Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Pacifist Research Bureau Collected Records, 1941-1949

Collection: CDG-A


Contact Information
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
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Descriptive Summary
Repository
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for these papers/records.
Creator
Pacifist Research Bureau
Title
Pacifist Research Bureau Collected Records
Inclusive Dates
1941-1949
Call Number
CDG-A

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
5 linear inches [papers only]
Abstract
Earlier referred to as the Pacifist Research Commission, the Pacifist Research Bureau was formed in March 1942 by a representative group of religious pacifists from churches and leading pacifist organizations. It based its work upon the philosophy of pacifism, the creation of a world brotherhood, and sacrificial good will as the only means of overcoming evil. The Bureau studied current problems and reported its findings in pamphlet form, hoping to make a solid contribution based on scientific research.

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, November 1997; this finding aid revised by Eleanor Fulvio, August 2010
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Pacifist Research Bureau 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
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Historical Background
Earlier referred to as the Pacifist Research Commission, the Pacifist Research Bureau was formed in March 1942 by a representative group of religious pacifists from churches and leading pacifist organizations. It based its work upon the philosophy of pacifism, the creation of a world brotherhood, and sacrificial good will as the only means of overcoming evil. The Bureau studied current problems and reported its findings in pamphlet form, hoping to make a solid contribution based on scientific research.





Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1
Correspondence of E. Raymond Wilson regarding the origin of the Pacifist Research Bureau (located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), 1941-1945
Minutes and reports, 1943-1946
Releases, 1943-1947
Lists of publications, etc., 1944-1949
Periodical Quarterly Research Survey, 1947-1949
Pamphlets:
- "Pacifist Diplomacy in Conflict Situations" by Bertram Pickard, 1943 (September)
- "Principles and Practice from Delaware to Dumbarton Oaks Series 1:3, 1944 (December)
- "The Balance of Power" by Edward Vose Gulick Series 2 [Coercion: A Study in the Use of Force], No. 1, 1943 (March)
- "Coercion of States: In Federal Unions" by Harrop Freeman and Theodore Paullin Series 2 [Coercion: A Study in the Use of Force], No. 2, 1943 (January)
- "Coercion of States in International Organizations" by Harrop Freeman Series 2 [Coercion: A Study in the Use of Force], No. 3, 1944 (April )
- "Coercion in Penal Treatment: Past and Present" by Mabel A. Elliott Series 2 [Coercion: A Study in the Use of Force], No. 5, 1947
- "Introduction to Non-Violence" by Theodore Paullin Series 3 [Non-Violent Action in Tension Areas], No. 1, 1944 (July)
- "Comparative Peace Plans" by Theodore Paullin Series 4 [World Organization], No. 1, 1943 (May)
- "The United Nations Organization and International Law" by Harrop Freeman Series 4 [World Organization], No. 2, 1946 (April)
- "International Road to Peace: A Study in Functional International Organization" by Harrop Freeman and Theodore Paullin Series 4 [World Organization], No. 3, 1947 (March)
- "The Political Theories of Modern Pacifism Series 5 [Pacifism and Government], No. 1, 1944 (July)
- "Conscientious Objectors in Prison, 1940-1945" by Mulford Sibley and Ada Wardlaw Series 5 [Pacifism and Government], No. 2, 1945 (October)
- "Quakers and Peace" by Ruth Freeman Series 5 [Pacifism and Government], No. 3, 1947 (July)
- "The New Economics and World Peace" by Robert Stevens Series 6 [Pacifism and Economics], No. 1, 1944 (November)
- "The Genesis of Pearl Harbor" by William Neumann Series 7:1, 1945 (April)
- "The Constitutionality of Peacetime Conscription" Series 7:2, 1944 (December)
- "Sourcebook of Peacetime Conscription" 1944 (November)
- "War, Transition and Peace"
- "Study Pamphlet on the War, the Transition Process, and the Peace"