Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Weston-Super-Mare Peace Society Collected Records,

Collection: CDGB Great Britain

Contact Information

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

Descriptive Summary
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Officers & others of Weston-Super-Mare Peace Society
Weston-Super-Mare Peace Society Collected Records
Inclusive Dates
Call Number
CDGB Great Britain

Language of Materials
Materials in English
3 linear inches [papers only]
A peace society located in Somerset, England, and founded in 1910.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
Usage Restrictions
Alternate Form of Material
Acquisitions Information
Processing Information
Processed by Anne M. Yoder (Archivist), March 1998
Preferred CitationWeston-Super-Mare Peace Society Collected Records (CDGB Great Britain), 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

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Historical Background
The Weston-Super-Mare Peace Society, located in Somerset, England, was founded in 1910. Frances Mary Over served for many years as its honorary secretary, with Charles Brown, Harrison Jackson, and F.B. James as its presidents. The Objects of the Society were: 1) "to emphasize the teachings of the 'Prince of Peace' concerning the Universal Brotherhood of the Human Race; and 2) to promote by moral suasion the distribution of Literature, and by Public Meetings, the principles of Peace, and of Arbitration for the settlement of all National disputes; and to spread information with reference to the evils of the policy of Aggression and Militarism." Many members of this society were Quakers; it was active in the support of local conscientious objectors during World War I.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1
History and goals
Meeting minutes, 1910-1930
Meeting minutes, 1931-1941
Correspondence of Mary and Bertram Over, 1925-1936 [scattered]
Miscellaneous material: includes resolutions, statements, annual reports, fliers, meeting notices, etc.
Newsclippings re: activities and opinions of peace society, etc., 1910-1936
Material from Charles Westcott (primarily concerning animal rights)

This file last updated on August 21, 2015