Swarthmore College Peace Collection

World's Court League, Inc. Collected Records, 1915-1917

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 not the official repository for these records.
Creator
Unknown
Title
World Court's League, Inc. Collected Records
Inclusive Dates
1915-1917
Call Number
CDG-A

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
2.5 linear feet [papers only]
Abstract
A short-lived organization that wished to develop a world's court of arbitration directly after World War I.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Unknown
Processing Information
Processed by Anne M. Yoder (Archivist), April 2017
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the World Court's League, Inc. Collected Records (CDG-A), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright Notice
Copyright in this collection may have been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection or 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.

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

Related Collections
None

Historical Background
The object of a World Court was to settle international disputes through an International Court of Justice created by the nations of the world. The World's Court League, Inc. hoped to bring a plan for international arbitration into operation through diplomatic channels and the Third Hague Conference. It attempted to build a large popular movement that would support this undertaking. The organization held two peace conferences, in 1915 and 1916. Its office was in New York City, with William Howard Taft as the Honorary President and John Wesley Hill as the General Secretary.

Collection Overview
The collection is made up of miscellaneous material gathered from various collections(?).

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1
By-laws; programmatic efforts
Governors' Board
Annual meeting of the Governors, 1915 (December 29)
Annual meeting of the Governors,
1916 (May 23)
Annual meeting of the Governors, 1917 (May 1)
Executive Committee
Finance Committee; fundraising
Publication Committee
Form letter questionnaire to peace societies re: their response to war, 1917 (December) [includes replies]
Reference material



This file was last updated on April 14, 2017.