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Peace Information Center 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 Peace Information Center, chaired by W.E.B. Du Bois, originated with a group of supporters of the World Peace Appeal, which arose from the Stockholm Peace Congress of March 1950. The Philadelphia area group was called Crusaders for Peace. Following a massive peace rally in New York which resulted in arrests of participants, the government ordered the Center's closing due to alleged Communist ties. Its adherents opened new offices as the American Peace Crusade in 1951. Its major theme was objection to the Korean War.

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

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