National Circulating Library of Students' Peace Posters Collected Records
Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399
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The National Circulating Library of Students' Peace Posters (NCLSPP), was founded by Nancy J. Babb, a peace activist, relief worker, and a member of the Society of Friends. The NCLSPP had the single goal of promoting peace through the graphic arts created by young people. Located in Philadelphia, the organization sponsored peace poster contests in schools across the country and traveling exhibits of this art work. Eventually the prize-winning posters were reproduced, full color, as stamp-sized stickers sold by the sheet.
This collection contains only partial records for the organization.
Box 1 contains general administrative and financial records, plus correspondence. There are also files on public relations and attempts to advertise the poster contests. Box 2 contains documents from each annual poster contest between 1935 and 1940.
Gift of unknown.
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Processed by SCPC staff; this finding aid was created by Wendy E. Chmielewski, October 2009.
Items removed: Sheets of stickers, original posters.
- Swarthmore College Peace Collection
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