Swarthmore College Peace Collection

World Peaceways Collected Records, 1931-1946

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: 610-690-5728
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 papers/records.
Creator
World Peaceways
Title
World Peaceways Collected Records
Inclusive Dates
1931-1946
Call Number
CDG-A

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
7.5 linear inches [papers only]
Abstract
World Peaceways was incorporated in 1931 as World Peace Posters, Inc. The organization changed its name to World Peaceways, Inc. in 1932 to reflect the expansion of its media campaign beyond posters and billboards to include modern advertising techniques. These included magazine advertising and radio programming to counteract the "artificial glories of war." Estelle M. Sternberger was the Executive Director of World Peaceways. One of the goals of the organization was the establishment of a cabinet-level appointment of a Secretary of Peace; this effort was unsuccessful.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of World Peaceways
Processing Information
Processed by SCPC staff; this finding aid created by Wendy E. Chmielewski, October 2008; this finding aid revised by Eleanor Fulvio, August 2010
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in theWorld Peaceways 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
See SCPC Subject Files: Art in War and Peace-Graphics

Historical Background
World Peaceways was incorporated in 1931 as World Peace Posters, Inc. The organization changed its name to World Peaceways, Inc. in 1932 to reflect the expansion of its media campaign beyond posters and billboards to include modern advertising techniques. These included magazine advertising and radio programming to counteract the "artificial glories of war." Estelle M. Sternberger was the Executive Director of World Peaceways. One of the goals of the organization was the establishment of a cabinet-level appointment of a Secretary of Peace; this effort was unsuccessful.

Collection Overview
The collection includes World Peaceways records on program work; correspondence; information on poster, stamp, and postcard campaigns, advertisements, newsletters; and the files of Theresa Mayer Durlach

Items removed:
Postcards
Posters to
Poster Collection

Arrangement of Collection
The administrative records of World Peaceways are in chronological order (1931-1946); information about the posters, advertisements, and other media campaigns, World Peaceways newsletters and publications. Box 2 contains the files of Theresa Mayer Durlach.




Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1
History
Program work and correspondence, 1931-1932
Program work and correspondence, 1933
Program work and correspondence, 1934
Program work and correspondence, 1935
Program work and correspondence, 1936-1937
Program work and correspondence, 1938
Program work and correspondence, 1939-1940
Program work and correspondence, 1941-1946
Program work and correspondence, undated
Biggest book in the world campaign
World Peace Posters
Promotion of World Peace Posters and stamps
Advertisements (color)
Newsletters, 1935-1940

Box 2 Durlach files
A Year of Peace for a Year of War campaign
Manhattan Security Project
Writings by Durlach
Peace poems by miscellaneous authors



This file was last updated on June 26, 2012.