Main content

Committee for Peaceful Alternatives Collected Records

Notifications

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

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.

Overview and metadata sections

The National Committee for Peaceful Alternatives was initiated in 1949 by a group of clergymen, teachers, businessmen and professional men and women who opposed the North Atlantic Military Alliance; frequently called itself the "Committee for Peaceful Alternatives"; In 1950 the Committee planned a Mid-Century Conference for Peace, held in Chicago, out of which came a number of local committees and a policy and plan of action opposed to "peace through force" and also opposed to the Truman administration's Cold War policy. The office of the Committee was located in Chicago, Illinois; peace leaders involved with the Committee included: Emily Greene Balch (honorary chair), Jessie Wallace Hughan, and A.J. Muste.

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

Publisher
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research without restrictions.

Collection Inventory

Conference/Committee on Peaceful Alternatives to the Atlantic Pact, 1949. 1 folders.
Physical Description

1 folders

Mid-Century Conference for Peace, 1950. 1 folders.
Physical Description

1 folders

Committee for Peaceful Alternatives / National Committee for Peaceful Alternatives, 1950-1952. 1 folders.
Physical Description

1 folders

Illinois Committee: North Side Chapter, 1953 circa. 1 folders.
Physical Description

1 folders

Minnesota Committee, undated. 1 folders.
Physical Description

1 folders

New York Committee, 1951. 1 folders.
Physical Description

1 folders

Print, Suggest