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United Nations Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 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.

Overview and metadata sections

The United Nations Association was formed in 1945 out of the League of Nations Union, to "help bring about a just, ordered and lasting peace, and better conditions of life for all mankind." Its office was in London. Early leaders included Viscount Cecil, C.R. Attlee, Lady Violet Bonham Carter, Winston Churchill, and Dr. Gilbert Murray. In 1946 the name of the organization was expanded to include "of Great Britain and Northern Ireland." The UNA describes itself as a "critical fan club of the United Nations," working to ensure that the United Nations is effective, efficient and creative in all the areas on which it focuses its attention. Today the UNA is a voluntary, membership-based non-governmental organization; there are over 180 local UNA branches in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The UNA is linked at the international level with over 80 UNAs through the World Federation of United Nations Associations.

This collection includes primarily printed materials such as annual reports and pamphlets documenting its work and its "Peacefinder" series. There is also material on the Council for Education in World Citizenship and the United Nations Student Association.

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

Mostly through mailings from the UDC and from other archival collections

For the catalog record for this collection, and to find materials on similar topics, search the library's online catalog

Processed by SCPC staff; checklist created by Anne M. Yoder, Archivist, January 1999

Publisher
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 and goals.
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Program work and publications: "First Annual Report", 1945-1946.
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Program work and publications: Pamphlet "The United Nations First Assembly, London", 1946.
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Program work and publications: Pamphlet "The Charter of the United Nations".
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Program work and publications: Pamphlet "United Nations First Assembly, New York" by Bernard Moore, 1946.
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Program work and publications: Pamphlet "Your Last Chance".
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Program work and publications: Annual reports, 1947-1948.
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Program work and publications: Pamphlet "United Nations Second Assembly, New York" by Bernard Moore, 1947.
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Program work and publications: Pamphlet "The Charter Explained" by Maurice Fanshawe.
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Program work and publications: Yearbooks, 1947-1948.
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Program work and publications: Annual report, 1949.
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Program work and publications: Pamphlet "World Front, 1949: A Survey of the United Nations at Work" by Bernard Moore and Andrew Boyd, 1949.
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Program work and publications: Pamphlet "An ABC of the United Nations and International Organisations" compiled by Bernard Moore.
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Program work and publications: Pamphlet "For This Flag . . .: Being a Report of the Executive Committee to the General Council of the United Nations Association for the Eighteen Months Ended June 1st 1951".
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Program work and publications: Pamphlet "World Front, 1950: A Survey of the United Nations at Work" by Andrew Boyd and Robert Greacen, 1950.
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Program work and publications: Pamphlet "Uphill: Nine Leading Figures on UN's Progress and Difficulties" ed. by Stephen Pollak.
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Program work and publications: Pamphlet "The Greatest Cause of All: A Report of the United Nations Association for the Year Ending 30th June, 1952".
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Program work and publications: -Pamphlets "Christians and the United Nations: Why They Are Committed to Share UN's Work", 1957.
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Program work and publications: -Pamphlet "A Policy for Disarmament", 1959.
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Program work and publications: -Pamphlet "Arms and Man: A Pamphlet on Disarmament", 1971.
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Program work and publications: -Pamphlet Series "Peacefinder Series" #1-11, ca. 1947-1952.
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Program work and publications: -"The Veto" by W. Arnold-Foster (#1).
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Program work and publications: -"Arms and the Atom" by Andrew Boyd (#2).
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Program work and publications: -"Unesco's Task" by Ritchie Calder (#3).
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Program work and publications: -"Hunger Is the Enemy" by Duncan Crow (#4).
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Program work and publications: -"Who Goes Home" (#5).
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Program work and publications: -"World Health: The New Outlook" by Leslie R. Aldous (#6).
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Program work and publications: -"Point Four: Helping to Develop Half a World" by Susan Strange (#7).
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Program work and publications: -"My Brother's Keeper: An Account of Some of the Activities of the United Nations" by Gordon Evans (#8).
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Program work and publications: -"The United Nations and the Colonies" by Rita Hinden (#9).
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Program work and publications: -"Which Road to Peace" by Alan de Rusett (#10).
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Program work and publications: -"UN's Mutual Aid: An Introduction to the United Nations Programme of Technical and Economic Assistance" (#11).
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Program work and publications: -Council for Education and World Citizenship.
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Program work and publications: -United Nations Student Association.
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International Service Department, 1959.
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