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World Peaceways, Inc. Collected Records

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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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World Peaceways was incorporated in 1931 as World Peace Posters, Inc. The organization changed its name to World Peaceways, Inc. in 1932 to reflect the expansion of its media campaign beyond posters and billboards to include modern advertising techniques. These included magazine advertising and radio programming to counteract the "artificial glories of war." Estelle M. Sternberger was the Executive Director of World Peaceways. One of the goals of the organization was the establishment of a cabinet-level appointment of a Secretary of Peace; this effort was unsuccessful.

The collection includes World Peaceways records on program work; correspondence; information on poster, stamp, and postcard campaigns, advertisements, newsletters; and the files of Theresa Mayer Durlach.

The administrative records of World Peaceways are in chronological order (1931-1946); information about the posters, advertisements, and other media campaigns, World Peaceways newsletters and publications. Box 2 contains the files of Theresa Mayer Durlach.

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these papers/records.

Gift of World Peaceways.

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Processed by SCPC staff; this finding aid was created by Wendy E. Chmielewski, October 2008; this finding aid revised by Eleanor Fulvio, August 2010.

  1. Postcards removed to Subject File: Art in War and Peace -- postcards
  2. Posters removed to Oversized Poster Collection

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Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Access Restrictions

None.

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Use Restrictions

None.

Collection Inventory

History.
Box 1
Program work and correspondence, 1931-1932.
Box 1
Program work and correspondence, 1933.
Box 1
Program work and correspondence, 1934.
Box 1
Program work and correspondence, 1935.
Box 1
Program work and correspondence, 1936-1937.
Box 1
Program work and correspondence, 1938.
Box 1
Program work and correspondence, 1939-1940.
Box 1
Program work and correspondence, 1941-1946.
Box 1
Program work and correspondence, undated.
Box 1
Biggest book in the world campaign.
Box 1
World Peace Posters.
Box 1
Promotion of World Peace Posters and stamps.
Box 1
Advertisements (color).
Box 1
Newsletters, 1935-1940.
Box 1

A Year of Peace for a Year of War campaign.
Box 2
Manhattan Security Project.
Box 2
Writings by Durlach.
Box 2
Peace poems by miscellaneous authors.
Box 2

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