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League to Enforce Peace Collected Records


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 League was formed in 1915 at a conference held at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. It worked for a league of nations, a world court, and mandatory international conciliation. Its president was William Howard Taft and other leaders included Hamilton Holt and Theodore Marburg. When the U.S. entered WWI, the League adopted a "win-the-war" program. Pacifist groups shunned the LTEP, believing that peace could not be obtained through coercion. However, the LTEP was given credit for influencing President Wilson and others to support the formation of the League of Nations.

Includes materials on the Atlantic Congress for a League of Nations (February 5-6, 1919) and National Congress for a League of Nations (1919).

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

Acquisitions information is unknown.

Processed by SCPC staff. Checklist created by Anne M. Yoder, Archivist, January 1999.

  1. Coated paper banner ("A League of Free Nations: Peace on Earth Good Will to Men," Christmas 1918) removed to Cloth Items Collection
  2. Newsletter "Bulletin" removed to the Periodical Collection

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The collection is open for research use.

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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Collection Inventory

General; historical material.
Box 1
Program work and correspondence, 1915.
Box 1
Conference in Independence Hall, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), 1915 (June 17).
Box 1
Program work and correspondence, 1916.
Box 1
First Annual National Assemblage, Washington (DC), 1916 (May 26 - 27).
Box 1
Program work and correspondence, 1917-1918.
Box 1
National Convention, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), 1918 (May 16 - 18).
Box 1
Program work and correspondence, 1919.
Box 1
National Congress for a League of Nations, Boston (Massachusetts), 1919 (February 7 - 8).
Box 1
Program work and correspondence, 1920 - 1921, undated.
Box 1
Branches: Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.
Box 1
Publications: Pamphlet series; newsletter "The League Bulletin".
Box 1

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