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Peace Now Movement 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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Peace Now was a pacifist movement begun in Philadelphia, moving later to New York City, and eventually to Cambridge, Mass. Its objective was educational, including a campaign of 20,000 appeals to President Franklin Roosevelt for an immediate declaration of American Peace Aims. Officers were: the Chairman, Dr. George Hartman of Harvard; Executive Secretary Bessie Simon, formerly of the America First Committee; and Dorothy Hutchinson, a Quaker author and public speaker for Peace Now. Their activities apparently ceased with the chairman's adverse reaction to the way the moveement was portrayed in the press, including charges (unfounded) of sedition.

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

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