Swarthmore College Peace Collection

World Peace Council Collected Records, 1949 - 1996

Collection: CDG-B Finland

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
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the not official repository for these papers/records.
World Peace Council
World Peace Council Collected Records
Inclusive Dates
Call Number
CDG-B Finland

Language of Materials
Materials in English
1.5 linear feet [papers only]
The World Peace Council is an international organization, representing over 100 countries, currently with headquarters in Greece. The organization was founded in 1948 and Frederic Joliot-Curie was its first president. It is described as an "anti-imperialist, democratic, independent and non-aligned international movement of mass action. It is an integral part of the world peace movement and acts in cooperation with other international and national movements" on its web site (2011).

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
Usage Restrictions
Alternate Form of Material
Acquisitions Information
Processing Information
Processed by SCPC staff. This finding was created by Wendy E. Chmielewski, March 2011.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the ___________ World Peace Council Collected Records (CDG-B Finland), 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
DG 153 U.S. Peace Council

Historical Background
The World Peace Council was founded in 1948, with a first international meetings in Paris and Prague the following year. Frederic Joliot-Curie served as the first president of the WPC. The WPC currently represents over 100 nations and national peace movements. According to its own web site, the WPC's principles and goals : actions against Imperialist wars and occupation of sovereign countries and nations; Prohibition of all weapons of mass destruction; abolition of foreign military bases; universal disarmament under effective international control; elimination of all forms of colonialism, neo-colonialism, racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination; respect for the right of the peoples to sovereignty and independence, essential for the establishment of peace; non-interference in the internal affairs of nations; peaceful co-existence between states with different political systems; negotiations instead of use of force in the settlement of differences between nations. Headquarters of the WPC were in Finland until 1999. Since 2000 the WPC has been located in Greece. The WPC is a registered NGO at the United Nations and co-operates primarily wi th the Non-Aligned Movement.

Collection Overview
The materials in this collection were gathered together by SCPC staff, but in no way represent the entire body of records of the WPC. This collection includes literature created and distributed by the WPC, reports from some WPC conferences, form letters. There are no unique documents in the collection.

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Arrangement of Collection
World Peace Council records are arranged chronologically.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1
World Peace Council - General information and history
World Peace Council - 1949
World Peace Council - 1950
World Peace Council - Second Session, Vienna, 1951 transactions
World Peace Council - 1951
World Peace Council - 1952
Congress of the People for Peace, Vienna, 1952
International Conference in Defense of Children, Vienna, 1952
World Peace Council - 1953
Congress for Disarmament and International Cooperation, Stockholm, 1958
World Peace Council, Conference, Stockholm, 1959
World Peace Council - 1961-1962
World Conference for General Disarmament, Moscow, 1962 (July 14)
World Peace Council - Warsaw Session, 1963 (November 28 - December 2)
World Peace Council -
World Peace Council - 1965

Box 2
World Peace Council - 1966
Geneva Session, 1966
World Peace Council - 1967
World Peace Council - 1968
World Peace Council - 1969
World Peace Council - 1970
World Peace Council - 1971
World Peace Council - 1972
World Peace Council - 1973
World Peace Council - 1974
World Peace Council - 1975
World Peace Council - 1976

Box 3
World Peace Council - 1977
World Peace Council - 1978
World Peace Council - 1979
World Peace Council - 1980
World Peace Council - 1981
World Peace Council - 1982

Box 4
World Peace Council - pamphlets, 1983
World Peace Council - 1984-1985
World Peace Council - 1986-1989
World Peace Council - 1990-1996; no date

This finding aid was last updated on August 21, 2015