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American Committee for the Outlawry of War Collected Records


Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399

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In the New Republic for March 9, 1918, Salmon O. Levinson proposed that the nations delegalize war. John Dewey and Senator Borah soon rallied with him, and a little later John Haynes Holmes, Charles Clayton Morrison, and others joined them. The American Committee for the Outlawry of War (ACFOW) was the impersonal expression of Levinson, who made his campaign for outlawry nearly a fulltime occupation until it culminated in the signing of the Kellogg-Briand Pact on August 27, 1928 in Paris, France. The pact did not go far enough for Levinson and his ACFOW and their work continued - publicizing and lobbying. Based in Chicago, Illinois.

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for the records of this organization.

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