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Founded in September of 1935 by Robert Cecil (Viscount Cecil of Chelwood), a British parliamentarian, and Pierre Cot, a French politician, the Rassemblement Universel pour la Paix sought to mobilize public opinion in favor of peace, disarmament, and the League of Nations. The organization had more than 40 National Committees. The International Secretariat was located in Brussels, Belgium in 1936, then moved to Geneva, Switzerland by 1937. The organization appears to have disbanded during World War II.
This collection includes files about the World Peace Congress (also called the International Peace Congress and the Brussels Congress) held in Brussels in September 1936, the 1938 Preparatory Peasant Peace Conference, and other conferences. There are also correspondence, administrative files, and files from National Committees of various countries.
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for the records of this organization.
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Processed by SCPC staff; checklist prepared by Anne Yoder, Archivist, April 1998
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