Swarthmore College Peace Collection

World Conference on Religion and Peace - USA Records, 1962-1989

Collection: DG 059





Contact Information

Swarthmore College Peace Collection
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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 the official repository for these papers/records.
Creator
World Conference on Religion and Peace - USA
Title
World Conference on Religion and Peace - USA Records
Inclusive Dates
1962-1989
Call Number
DG 059

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
2.5 linear feet [papers only]
Abstract
In the early 1960s religious leaders, Rabbi Maurice Eisendrath and Dana McLean Greeley (Unitarian-Universalist) independently saw the need for national confernce on religion and peace. The organized the National Inter-religious Conference on Peace held March 15-17, 1966, in Washington, D.C., which brought together clergymen and laymen from all peace oriented viewpoints to discuss the relation of religion to peace. Minister and peace activist Homer A. Jack was also involved in organizing the group in the early years. In 1975 the group changed its name to World Conference on Religion and Peace (USA) to identify more clearly with World Conference on Religion and Peace (International).

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Homer Jack, 1987 [Acc. 87A-050]; 1991 [Acc. 91A-058]
Processing Information
This collection is unprocessed and remains in the order in which it was donated. This finding aid was created by Wendy Chmielewski and SCPC staff, September 2012.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the World Conference on Religion and Peace - USA Records (DG 059), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright Notice
Copyright has been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. The rights to some items in this collection may have been retained by their creators/authors (or their descendents), 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
World Conference on Religion and Peace (DG 078)

Historical Background
In the early 1960s religious leaders, Rabbi Maurice Eisendrath and Dana McLean Greeley (Unitarian-Universalist) independently saw the need for national confernce on religion and peace. The first conference, the National Inter-religious Conference on Peace held March 15-17, 1966, in Washington, D.C., brought together clergymen and laymen from all peace oriented viewpoints to discuss the relation of religion to peace. Minister and peace activist Homer A. Jack was also involved in organizing the group in the early years. At the next conference, U.S. Inter-religious Committee on Peace (also called Inter-religious Committee on Peace) was formed to continue this work. In 1975 the group changed its name to World Conference on Religion and Peace (USA) to identify more clearly with World Conference on Religion and Peace (International). The World Conference on Religion and Peace (USA) was also called WCRP/USA or WCRP (U.S.A.)

Collection Overview
This collection contains: Minutes, correspondence (1965-1966), statements produced by the conference, workshop kits, study group working papers, publicity, and anthology of published papers of the conference; together with minutes (1966-1989), reports, form letters, and financial records of U.S. Inter-religious Committee on Peace and of WCRP/USA; material relating to Japan-U.S. Inter-religious Consultation, Tokyo, May 1983; and correspondence (1962-1989) and other materials of Homer A. Jack. Correspondents include Jacob B. Agus, Norman J. Baugher, Eugene Carson Blake, Balfour Brickner, Clifford Earle, Maurice Nathan Eisendrath, Dana McLean Greeley, Herschel Halbert, Alfred Hassler, Arthur Norman Holcombe, Homer A. Jack, Francis J. Lally, John Wesley Lord, Stewart Meacham, Paul Peachey, Howard Schomer, Kay Shannon, E. Raymond Wilson, and John J. Wright



Arrangement of Collection
This collection is unprocessed and remains in the order in which it was donated.




Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1
Correspondence Homer, A. Jack 1962 through 1963
Program - Leaders Conference on Peace
Inter-Relgious Conference I 1966
Inter-Relgious Conference II 1965
Inter-Relgious Conference III 1966

Box 2
Inter-Religious Conference IV 1965
Religion and Peace Volume 1966

Box 3
U.S. Inter-Religious Committee 1966
U.S. Inter-Religious Committee1967 through 1968

Box 4
Conference on Peace: Statement of Purpose and Background
Conference on Peace: Meeting Minutes
Conference on Peace: Mimeographed Statements produced at the Conference.
Conference on Peace: Statements by the different faiths
Conference on Peace: Executive Committee Correspondence
Conference on Peace: Correspodence General
Conference on Peace: Secretariat correspodence
Conference on Peace: Dissociate file.

Box 5
U.S. Inter-Religious Committee on Peace Financial Records 1965 through 1976
World Conference on Religion and Peace/USA Program, 1976
World Conference on Religion and Peace/USA Program, 1977
World Conference on Religion and Peace/USA Program, 1978
World Conference on Religion and Peace/USA Program, 1979
World Conference on Religion and Peace/USA Program, 1980 through 1981 "Realities and Illusions of Security"
World Conference on Religion and Peace/USA Program, 1982

Box 6
Inter-Religious Committee on Peace, Minutes, etc.
World Conference on Religion and Peace/USA 1986, 1987
World Conference on Religion and Peace/USA 1988
World Conference on Religion and Peace/USA 1989

Box 7
World Conference on Religion and Peace/USA 1983 Japanese-American Consultation
Japanese-American Consultation
World Conference on Religion and Peace/USA files of H. Jack 1984 through 1986

Box 8
Inter-religious Committee on World Peace
DG 059 World Conference on Religion and Peace - USA Material from Refile Box (1992)
From DG Refile Box, 1996
U.S. Inter-religious Committee on Peace, Minutes, 1968 through 1970
U.S. Inter-religious Committee on Peace, "From Geneva/Rome through Tokyo" Report, 1967
U.S. Inter-religious Committee on Peace. Minutes, 1970 through 1974

Box 9
U.S. Inter-Religion Committee on Peace Minutes, 1972 through 1974
World Conference on Religion and Peace/USA Minutes, 1975 through July 1979
World Conference on Religion and Peace/USA General meetings Agenda, Minutes 1979 through 1980
World Conference on Religion and Peace/USA Steering Committee 1979 through 1980
World Conference on Religion and Peace/USA Minutes 1982
World Conference on Religion and Peace/USA Memorand and releases 1976 through 1980
World Conference on Religion and Peace/USA Financial Reports, 1978-1980
World Conference on Religion and Peace/USA Fund-raising for World Conference on Religion and International 1978 through 1979
World Conference on Religion and Peace/USA Membership 1979 through 1980
World Conference on Religion and Peace/USA Correspondence 1979 through 1980
World Conference on Religion and Peace/USA Correspondence, Malcolm Sutherland 1979
Correspondence Malcolm Sutherland 1980
Correspondence Malcolm Sutherland 1981
World Conference on Religion and Peace/USA Notebook of Malcolm Sutherland 1979 through 1981

Box 10
Conference on Peace: Observers Lists
Conference on Peace: Publicity
Conference on Peace: Work Group I Confronting the Changing Communist World
Conference on Peace: Work Group II China and the Conflicts in Asia [2 folders]
Conference on Peace: Work Group III Forums of Intervention.: moral responsbility and limits [2 folders]
Mailings to Conference Participants from D.C offices Kay S.
Conference on Peace: Workshop Kit Materials
Conference on Peace: Background material file and follow through
National Inter-Religious Conference on Peace Religion and Peace: papers from the conference

Box 11
Conference on Peace: Sponsor's correspondence
Conference on Peace: Co-chairmen and Magistrar Murray file
Conference on Peace: Meeting with President and Correspondence with President
Conference on Peace_Suggested Youth(s)
Conference on Peace: Individuals - invites extended
Conference on Peace: Invitations - declined
Conference on Peace: Organizations invited to become Conference Supporting Organization but not accepted.
Conference on Peace: Religious Editors' Luncheon - invites/acceptances

Box 12
U.S. Interreligious Committee on Peace: Bank Statements, Cancelled Checks, Bills, etc. [2 folders]
U.S. Interreligious Committee on Peace: 1966 through 1967 Finances
Conference on Religion and Peace Receipts
U.S. Interreligious Committee on Peace Finance Nominations


 



This file was last updated on October 1, 2012.