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Philadelphia Women for 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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Philadelphia Women for Peace, active in the early 1950s, was a racially integrated organization, composed mainly of church women whose desire for peace, justice and harmony broke many traditional stereotypes. They were against development of atomic weapons, held rallies, petitioned Congress against the draft, and worked for a constructive peace economy.

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

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