Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Rassemblement Universel pour la Paix [International Peace Campaign] Collected Records, 1936-1942

Collection: CDG-B Switzerland


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 papers/records.
Creator
Rassemblement Universel pour la Paix
Title
Rassemblement Universel pour la Paix Collected Records
Inclusive Dates
1936-1942
Call Number
CDG-B Switzerland

Language of Materials
Materials in English, French, and German
Extent
10 linear inches [papers only]
Abstract
Founded in September of 1935 by British parliamentarian Robert Cecil and French politician Pierre Cot, the Rassemblement Universel pour la Paix sought to mobilize public opinion in favor of peace, disarmament, and the League of Nations. The organization had more than 40 National Committees. It appears to have disbanded during World War II.

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, April 1998; this finding aid created by Eleanor Fulvio, August 2010
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Rassemblement Universel pour la Paix Collected Records (CDG-B Switzerland), 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


Historical Background
Founded in September of 1935 by Robert Cecil (Viscount Cecil of Chelwood), a British parliamentarian, and Pierre Cot, a French politician, the Rassemblement Universel pour la Paix sought to mobilize public opinion in favor of peace, disarmament, and the League of Nations. The organization had more than 40 National Committees. The International Secretariat was located in Brussels, Belgium in 1936, then moved to Geneva, Switzerland by 1937. The organization appears to have disbanded during World War II.

Collection Overview
This collection includes files about the World Peace Congress (also called the International Peace Congress and the Brussels Congress) held in Brussels in September 1936, the 1938 Preparatory Peasant Peace Conference, and other conferences. There are also correspondence, administrative files, and files from National Committees of various countries.






Detailed Description of the Collection
Box 1: International Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland

History and goals
Material, 1936
International Peace Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 1936 (September)
International youth conferences, 1936
Material, 1937-1940, undated
Minutes of 10th meeting of the Executive Committee, 1938 (May 7)
Film Department, ca. 1938
Preparatory Peasant Peace Conference, Geneva, Switzerland, 1938 (February 5-6)
Reports re: China from World Conference for the Boycott of Japan and Aid to China, London, England, 1938 (February 12-13)
Report "The Growth and Importance of the International Peace Campaign," 1938 (November)
Report "A New Threat to Aerial Terrorism," 1938

Box 2: Country Sections
American National Committee, 1936-1938
Australian Sections, 1937-1939
British National Committee, ca. 1936-1939
British National Committee: local peace week activities, 1937
British National Committee: local peace week activities, 1938
Egyptian Section, 1938
French National Committee, 1936-1938
Netherlands Section [Internationale Vredes-Campagne], ca. 1936-1939
South Africa: Durban Branch, 1938
Spanish Committee, 1936
Swiss Branch, circa. 1936-1942
Uruguayan Committee, 1938




This finding aid was last updated on June 21, 2012.