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Emergency Peace Federation Collected Records

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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.

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The Emergency Peace Federation was organized by George Foster Peabody, Louis P. Lochner, and Lella Secor Florence, and assisted by Emily Greene Balch, William I. Hull, David Starr Jordan, and Fanny Garrison Villard in the first years of World War I. It was a hastily assembled peace coalition that sought to oppose U.S. drift into the war. EPF members promoted the idea of a lasting and durable peace and encouraged President Woodrow Wilson to mediate between warring nations. In July 1917 the Federation merged with the People's Council of America for Democracy and Peace.

This collection was arranged by the donor and remains in that order.

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

Todd Pfannestiel, 2003 [Acc. 03A-048].

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

Processed by, and finding aid created by, Anne M. Yoder, Archivist.

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Swarthmore College Peace Collection
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None.

Copyright has not been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Copyright has been retained by the creators/authors (or their descendants), in this collection, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Please contact the SCPC Curator for further information.
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Collection Inventory

Provenance and detailed index of the collection.
Box 1
History and goals.
Box 1
Formation of EPF.
Box 1
Financial records.
Box 1
Correspondence, 1917 (February).
Box 1
Correspondence, 1917 (March).
Box 1
Correspondence, 1917 (April).
Box 1
Correspondence, 1917 (May 1 -19).
Box 1
Correspondence, 1917 (May 20 - 31).
Box 1
Correspondence, undated.
Box 1
Media coverage: Newspaper clippings, 1917.
Box 1
Program work, 1917.
Box 1
Program work: Protest demonstrations in Washington, DC and New York, New York, 1917.
Box 1
Program work, 1917, undated.
Box 1
Miscellaneous items.
Box 1
Miscellaneous items: from Rebecca Shelley collection at Labadie Library.
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Reference material.
Box 1

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