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War Control Planners Collected Records


Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399

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War Control Planners, chartered in 1963 in New York State, was organized by Harriet B. Kurtz and Howard G. Kurtz. Its purpose was to foster exploration and discussion of scientific and technical achievements to facilitate the protection of all nations against future wars. Emphasis was on developing a Global Information Cooperative similar to the U.S. Earth Resources Technology Satellite, ERTS-1. Harriet Kurtz, an ordained minister, died in 1977, leaving her husband Howard, an engineer, to carry on their life work. Their concept was of interest to the United Nations as well as individual countries, including Australia and France.

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Processed by SCPC staff; checklist prepared by Wendy Chmielewski, November 1997; this finding aid was revised by Eleanor Fulvio, August 2010.

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Collection Inventory

Biographical information re: Howard G. and Harriet B. Kurtz.
Box 1
War Control Planners, 1955-1988.
Box 1
Miscellaneous material.
Box 1
"Checkpoint", 1968 (May) -.
Box 2

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