Committee for Peaceful Alternatives Collected Records
Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399
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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.
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