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World's Court League 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.

Overview and metadata sections

The object of a World Court was to settle international disputes through an International Court of Justice created by the nations of the world. The World's Court League, Inc. hoped to bring a plan for international arbitration into operation through diplomatic channels and the Third Hague Conference. It attempted to build a large popular movement that would support this undertaking. The organization held two peace conferences, in 1915 and 1916. Its office was in New York City, with William Howard Taft as the Honorary President and John Wesley Hill as the General Secretary.

The collection is made up of miscellaneous material gathered from various collections(?).

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for these records.


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Processed by Anne M. Yoder, Archivist, April 2017

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Collection Inventory

By-laws; programmatic efforts.
Box 1
Governors' Board.
Box 1
Annual meeting of the Governors, December 29, 1915.
Box 1
Annual meeting of the Governors, May 23, 1916.
Box 1
Annual meeting of the Governors, May 1, 1917.
Box 1
Executive Committee.
Box 1
Finance Committee; fundraising.
Box 1
Publication Committee.
Box 1
Form letter questionnaire to peace societies re: their response to war, 1917 (December).
Box 1
Scope and Contents

includes replies

Reference material.
Box 1

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