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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The World Peace Council (WPC) was founded in 1948 and had its first international meetings in Paris and Prague the following year. Frederic Joliot-Curie served as the first president of the WPC. The WPC currently represents over 100 nations and national peace movements. According to its website, the WPC's principles and goals include actions against imperialist wars and occupation of sovereign countries and nations; prohibition of all weapons of mass destruction; abolition of foreign military bases; universal disarmament under effective international control; elimination of all forms of colonialism, neo-colonialism, racism, sexism, and other forms of discrimination; respect for the right of the peoples to sovereignty and independence, which are essential for the establishment of peace; non-interference in the internal affairs of nations; peaceful co-existence between states with different political systems; and negotiations instead of use of force in the settlement of differences between nations. The headquarters of the WPC were in Finland until 1999. Since 2000, the WPC has been located in Greece. The WPC is a registered NGO at the United Nations and cooperates primarily with the Non-Aligned Movement.
The materials in this collection were gathered together by SCPC staff but in no way represent the entire body of records of the WPC. This collection includes literature created and distributed by the WPC, reports from some WPC conferences, form letters. There are no unique documents in the collection.
World Peace Council records are arranged chronologically.
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for these papers/records.
For the catalog record for this collection, and to find materials on similar topics, search the library's online catalog
Processed by SCPC staff. This finding was created by Wendy E. Chmielewski, March 2011.
Poster removed to Oversized Poster Collection
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