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Center for War/Peace Studies Collected Records

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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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The following historical background was written by Doris Shamleffer for J. Richard Kyle, then curator of the SCPC, on January 25, 1982: "New York Friends Group, Inc. was established in New York State in 1956.... In 1966, New YorkFG set up a program, the Center for War/Peace Studies, to carry out community and adult education on world affairs and U.S. foreign policy issues. It took over the publication of War/Peace Report, which had begun independently in 1961. Under the CW/PS a schools program was developed and it eventually became the major work of CW/PS. War/Peace Report was discontinued in 1975. In 1968, the CW/PS took over the publication of Intercom, a publication which had been started by the Foreign Policy Association in 1976, the name of the schools program of CW/PS was changed to the Center for Global Perspectives, and it continued to function as a project of the NYFG. It continued to publish the periodical Intercom, which since 1969 had been directed exlusively to a schools audience. At the same time (January 1976), a new organization -- Global Perspectives in Education Inc. -- was incorporated.... It carried out some work in the schools side by side with the Center for Global Perspectives. On July 1, 1977, the Center for Global Perspectives was transferred to Global Perspectives in Education Inc....., [which entity] continued to publish Intercom. In 1977 also, Richard Hudson, former editor of War/Peace Report, reorganized the Center for War/Peace Studies. It was incorporated to carry out applied research toward a world of peace with justice, and it published the newsletter Global Report and its Special Studies Series."

Both the CW/PS and Global Perspectives in Education Inc. had offices at 218 East 18th Street, New York (New York), a building owned by the New York Friends Group Inc. There were several regional offices as well. Staff and Board members of the CW/PS included Robert W. Gilmore (President), Charles Bloomstein, William A. Delano, Elizabeth J. Burke, H. Thomas Collins, Larry E. Condon, Robert E. Freeman, Richard Hudson, David C. King, Stella M. Saltonstall, and Doris Shamleffer.

A 2007 website for CW/PS related the following: "The Center for War/Peace Studies, a non-profit, tax-exempt U.S. organization incorporated in 1977, is a "think tank" located in the United Nations backyard. The central objective of the CW/PS is to establish an international political and legal system that will make possible the abolition of war. Working on the premise that the present international decision-making system is obsolete, the CW/PS has developed the Binding Triad System for global decision-making. Under the Binding Triad concept, the U.N. General Assembly would be transformed from a powerless "Town Meeting of the World" into a genuine global legislature. Its decisions would require majorities on three "legs," based on the present one-nation-one-vote arrangement, population, and contributions to the regular U.N. budget, which are a rough measure of GNP." The current director of the organization is Lucy Law Webster. For more information, see http://www.cwps.org/index.html.

Most of the material in this collection was removed from the files of Robert Gilmore during a 2006 sorting of his papers (the material that documents his own involvement with the CW/PS remained in his collection). One box was donated to the SCPC by Richard Hudson. The staff of the CW/PS was as high as 24 at one time, so it is obvious that much material is missing here, including Board meeting minutes, financial records, correspondence, etc. -- that would fully document the efforts of this organization. It is possible that there is still material in the New York Friends Group records.

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for the records of this organization.

Received through Robert Gilmore and Richard Hudson (06A-051, 07A-014).

For the catalog record for this collection, and to find materials on similar topics, search the library's online catalog.

Processed by Anne M. Yoder, Archivist, April 2007.

Two videorecordings were removed to the Audiovisual Collection ("Make the U.N. Work: The Case for the Binding Triad" (videorecording 0189) and "Global Forum: Peace Through the United Nations, No. 21" (videorecording 0621).

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Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

All or part of this collection is stored off-site. Contact Swarthmore College Peace Collection staff at peacecollection@swarthmore.edu at least two weeks in advance of visit to request boxes.

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
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None.

Collection Inventory

General: History; goals.
Box 1 [SCPC-4947]
General: Tax exempt status; incorporation.
Box 1 [SCPC-4947]
General: Organizational leaflets.
Box 1 [SCPC-4947]
General: Biographies of staff and advisers, etc.
Box 1 [SCPC-4947]
General: Programmatic efforts, 1966.
Box 1 [SCPC-4947]
General: Staff meetings, 1966-1968.
Box 1 [SCPC-4947]
General: Reports etc. by Penn Kemble and Charlotte Roe re: Youth Affairs efforts, 1966-1968.
Box 1 [SCPC-4947]
General: Efforts re: voluntary organizations, 1966-1969.
Box 1 [SCPC-4947]
General: Programmatic efforts, 1967.
Box 1 [SCPC-4947]
General: Reports, 1967.
Box 1 [SCPC-4947]
General: Efforts re: fundraising, 1967-1969.
Box 1 [SCPC-4947]
General: Programmatic efforts, 1968.
Box 1 [SCPC-4947]
General: Reports, 1968.
Box 1 [SCPC-4947]
General: Mailing for Negotiation Now!, 1968.
Box 2 [SCPC-4948]
General: Interne Program, 1968-1969.
Box 2 [SCPC-4948]
General: Programmatic efforts, 1969.
Box 2 [SCPC-4948]
General: Reports, 1969.
Box 2 [SCPC-4948]
General: National Peace Training Program Proposal (Jack Bollens), 1969 (April).
Box 2 [SCPC-4948]
General: PROBE (investigation) re: work in the religious community, 1969.
Box 2 [SCPC-4948]
General: Efforts re: International Education Year, 1969-1970.
Box 2 [SCPC-4948]
General: Programmatic efforts, 1970.
Box 2 [SCPC-4948]
General: Efforts re: Middle East conflicts, 1970.
Box 2 [SCPC-4948]
General: Programmatic efforts, 1971.
Box 2 [SCPC-4948]
General: Programmatic efforts, 1972.
Box 2 [SCPC-4948]
General: Center Associates, 1972-1975.
Box 2 [SCPC-4948]
General: Programmatic efforts, 1973.
Box 2 [SCPC-4948]
General: Fundraising efforts -- National Endowment for the Humanities (and State of the Art paper), 1973-1975.
Box 2 [SCPC-4948]
General: Programmatic efforts, 1974.
Box 2 [SCPC-4948]
General: Programmatic efforts, 1975-1979.
Box 2 [SCPC-4948]
General: Programmatic efforts, 1980s.
Box 3 [SCPC-4949]
General: Programmatic efforts, 1990s.
Box 3 [SCPC-4949]
General: Programmatic efforts, undated.
Box 3 [SCPC-4949]
Outreach: Report/evaluation of projects, undated.
Box 3 [SCPC-4949]
Outreach: Workshops sponsored.
Box 3 [SCPC-4949]
Outreach: "U.N. Envoy Workshop" by James W. Leonard.
Box 3 [SCPC-4949]
Outreach: Quad Cities workshop "Teaching About China", March 1973.
Box 3 [SCPC-4949]
Outreach: Assistance for Wingspread conference "China in the Schools", 1972 (June).
Box 3 [SCPC-4949]
Outreach: Experimental education program, ca. 1966-1968.
Box 3 [SCPC-4949]
Outreach: Schools program (Tom Collins), 1971-1973.
Box 3 [SCPC-4949]
Outreach: Public education program, 1971.
Box 3 [SCPC-4949]
Outreach: Connecticut School Project on International Education, 1972-1973.
Box 3 [SCPC-4949]
Outreach: Curriculum development program (David C. King), 1971-1974.
Box 3 [SCPC-4949]
Outreach: Curriculum materials program (Larry Condon), 1971-1972.
Box 3 [SCPC-4949]
Outreach: Curriculum materials project, 1971-1973.
Box 3 [SCPC-4949]
Scope and Contents

includes National Education Project

Outreach: Joint sponsorship of the Center for Teaching International Relations (CTIR).
Box 3 [SCPC-4949]
Outreach: Efforts re: the California Task Force on Global Perspectives on Education, 1975.
Box 3 [SCPC-4949]
Scope and Contents

proposed only?

Outreach: Diablo Valley Education Project.
Box 4 [SCPC-4950]
Outreach: Cooperation with Global Perspectives in Education, Inc., 1980.
Box 4 [SCPC-4950]
Outreach: Friends of Land Reform Project / Prosterman Support Committee, 1970-1978.
Box 4 [SCPC-4950]
Scope and Contents

mailings of Prosterman writings, etc.

Literature Developed: Experimental Education Program -- Study kit "War/Peace Perspectives", 1965.
Box 4 [SCPC-4950]
Literature Developed: Experimental Education Program -- Study kit "The Viet-Cong, Revolutions, and the U.S.", ca. 1965-1966.
Box 4 [SCPC-4950]
Scope and Contents

Unit #4

Literature Developed: Study material re: Vietnam and the churches, 1967.
Box 4 [SCPC-4950]
Scope and Contents

prepared for convocation sponsored by NCC and others

Literature Developed: Booklet "Global Education: Long Range Goals and Objectives", ca. 1968-1969.
Box 4 [SCPC-4950]
Literature Developed: Kit "Sanctuary: A Simulation Game" by Derek M. Mills, 1969.
Box 4 [SCPC-4950]
Literature Developed: Paper/report "Global Corporations: A Demonstration Exercise" by David C. King, 1971.
Box 4 [SCPC-4950]
Literature Developed: Booklet "Global Dimensions in U.S. Education" by Maurice Harari, 1972.
Box 4 [SCPC-4950]
Literature Developed: Bibliography "Curriculum Materials on War, Peace, Conflict, and Change", 1972 (May).
Box 4 [SCPC-4950]
Literature Developed: Paper/report "The Quality of Life: Three Case Studies on Interdependence and Survival" by David C. King, 1973 (January).
Box 4 [SCPC-4950]
Scope and Contents

curriculum?

Literature Developed: Booklet "An Attainable Global Perspective" by Robert G. Hanvey, ca. 1975.
Box 4 [SCPC-4950]
Literature Developed: Booklet "A Peregrination for Peace in the Middle East..." by Richard Hudson, 1979 (Aug.).
Box 4 [SCPC-4950]
Scope and Contents

Special Study #3

Literature Developed: Experimental Education Program -- Booklet "Vietnam: The Viewpoints of I.F. Stone [et al.]", undated.
Box 4 [SCPC-4950]
Literature Developed: Experimental Education Program -- Study kit "Vietnam: Its Land and People, Problems of Modernization", undated.
Box 4 [SCPC-4950]
Scope and Contents

Unit #1

Literature Developed: Efforts re: development of study material re: Vietnam, undated.
Box 5 [SCPC-4951]
Literature Developed: Draft "Understanding Vietnam: A Citizen's Primer", undated.
Box 5 [SCPC-4951]
Literature Developed: Paper "The War/Peace Field in Education" by Robert E. Freeman, undated.
Box 5 [SCPC-4951]
Literature Developed: Publication and publicity of Intercom.
Box 5 [SCPC-4951]
War/Peace Services: General/miscellaneous.
Box 5 [SCPC-4951]
War/Peace Services: General/miscellaneous.
Box 5 [SCPC-4951]
War/Peace Services: Jewish-Christian debate re: Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1967.
Box 5 [SCPC-4951]
War/Peace Services: Viet Nam and U.S. Policy, 1968.
Box 5 [SCPC-4951]
"War/Peace Report": General/miscellaneous; reports; plans.
Box 5 [SCPC-4951]
"War/Peace Report": New YorkFG contract.
Box 5 [SCPC-4951]
"War/Peace Report": Misc. correspondence, 1963, 1965.
Box 6 [SCPC-4952]
"War/Peace Report": Correspondence, 1969-1972.
Box 6 [SCPC-4952]
"War/Peace Report": Gunnar Myrdal, 1968.
Box 6 [SCPC-4952]
"War/Peace Report": Thomas Yoseloff, 1961-1971.
Box 6 [SCPC-4952]
Regional Efforts: Regional goals and programs.
Box 6 [SCPC-4952]
Regional Efforts: Proposal to set up program in Chicago (IL), approximately 1968.
Box 6 [SCPC-4952]
Regional Efforts: Western area offices and programs (California, etc.).
Box 6 [SCPC-4952]
Regional Efforts: Work of Derek Mills (Regional Associate, Pacific Northwest), 1966-1968.
Box 6 [SCPC-4952]
Regional Efforts: Reports by Derek Mills ( Pacific Northwest), 1966.
Box 6 [SCPC-4952]
Regional Efforts: Reports by Derek Mills ( Pacific Northwest), 1967.
Box 6 [SCPC-4952]
Regional Efforts: Reports and memos by Anne Stadler, 1966-1968.
Box 6 [SCPC-4952]
Regional Efforts: Reports by Robert Freeman (Pacific Central Region), 1966-1968, 1981.
Box 6 [SCPC-4952]
Richard Hudson Files: Special Studies (#1-9), by Richard Hudson, 1977-1991.
Box 7 [SCPC-4953]
Richard Hudson Files: 400th Birthday of Hugo Grotius: correspondence, 1983-1985.
Box 7 [SCPC-4953]
Richard Hudson Files: Binding Triad draft resolutions, 1986-2005.
Box 7 [SCPC-4953]
Richard Hudson Files: Comments on Binding Triad proposals, 1981-2005.
Box 7 [SCPC-4953]
Richard Hudson Files: Program efforts, 1990-1999.
Box 7 [SCPC-4953]
Richard Hudson Files: Correspondence with Iraqi Ambassador Al-Anbari, 1990-1991.
Box 7 [SCPC-4953]
Richard Hudson Files: Information re: the War Powers Act, Efforts re: Kosovo, 1973.
Box 7 [SCPC-4953]
Richard Hudson Files: Security Council Meeting re: Safety and Palestinian civilians, 1990 (Dec.).
Box 7 [SCPC-4953]
Richard Hudson Files: Correspondence with Boutros Boutros Ghali Administration, 1992-1996.
Box 7 [SCPC-4953]
Richard Hudson Files: United Nations Security Council expansion, 1993-1994.
Box 7 [SCPC-4953]
Richard Hudson Files: Efforts re: Western Sahara, 1996.
Box 7 [SCPC-4953]
Richard Hudson Files: Sungap Conference, 1996-1997.
Box 7 [SCPC-4953]
Richard Hudson Files: Programmatic efforts, 2000-?.
Box 7 [SCPC-4953]
Richard Hudson Files: Support for International University for Peace, 2003.
Box 7 [SCPC-4953]
Richard Hudson Files: "Take the Future of Iraq to the U.N." resolution, 2005.
Box 7 [SCPC-4953]
Richard Hudson Files: "Sense of the U.S. Congress" Resolution, 2005.
Box 7 [SCPC-4953]
Richard Hudson Files: Sponsorship of "What Future for the United Nations?" California Conference, June 26-27, 2005.
Box 7 [SCPC-4953]
Richard Hudson Files: Biographical materials about Richard Hudson.
Box 7 [SCPC-4953]
Richard Hudson Files: Middle East: writings by Richard Hudson.
Box 7 [SCPC-4953]
Richard Hudson Files: United Nations: writings by Richard Hudson.
Box 7 [SCPC-4953]

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