Swarthmore College Peace Collection

National Council for Prevention of War Records, 1921-1975

Collection: DG 023

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
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these papers/records.
National Council for Prevention of War
National Council for Prevention of War Records
Inclusive Dates

Call Number
DG 023

Language of Materials
Materials in English
214 linear feet [papers only]
Brief statement about person/group and what is included in the papers/records (no more than a few sentences)

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
Usage Restrictions
Yes, parts of this collection are stored off site. Researchers must contact SCPC staff at least two weeks in advance of a visit to request material.
Alternate Form of Material
Yes, Microfilm: 315 reels (portions of collection are not filmed)
Microfilming was completed with funds from the National Council for Prevention of War, private donors, and the National Endowment for the Humanities (Grant No. RC 27706-77-739).
Acquisitions Information
Gift of National Council for Prevention of War by a vote taken at the Executive Board Meeting in Washington (DC) on Oct. 28, 1966.; rederick J. Libby and Faith Ward Libby
Processing Information
Processed by Gladys K. Gould Mackenzie (NCPW staff member) in 1958-1959 and 1970-1972, by Antonia R. Caruso in April 1984, and by Anne M. Yoder, 2004-2005.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the National Council for Prevention of War Records (DG 023), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright Notice
Copyright has been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Rights to some items in this collection may have been retained by the creators/authors (or their heirs), 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
Frederick J. Libby and Faith Ward Libby Papers (DG 087)

Historical Background
Link to the historical background

Collection Overview
Scope and Content notes

Items removed:
The diaries of Frederick J. Libby (1921-1970) and a small collection of his personal correspondence are in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress (Washington, DC)
Posters were removed to the Poster Collection
Glass lantern slides were removed to the Audiovisual Collection
3 LPs were removed to the Audiovisual Collection
Oversized items were removed to the Oversized Items Collection
Printers' blocks of photos of Frederick Libby & of Jeannette Rankin, as well as of R.O. Berg cartoons, were removed to the Memorabilia Collection [sent off-site, Jan. 2006]
Two studies about the NCPW may be found in the Book Collection: Internationalism in American Thought, 1919-1929 by Lyman Besse Burbank (New York University, 1950, 257 pages) and The Influence of the NCPW on United States Foreign Policy, 1935-1939 by Allan A. Kuusisto (Harvard University, 1950, 308 pages)


Detailed Description of the Collection

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This file was last updated on August 13, 2012.