Washington Peace Center 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 Washington Peace Center was formed in November 1963 upon the dissolution of the Peace Action Center of Washington, D.C. Many of the same programs were taken over by the newly-formed Washington Peace Center, a non-profit organization housed (until 1997) in the Florida Avenue Quaker meetinghouse in Washington D.C. The first Executive Director was Gelston MacNeil, a Quaker pacifist and activist. The WPC worked in cooperation with the American Friends Service Committee. The organization seeks to educate the public on peace issues through youth programs, conscientious objector/draft counseling, film screenings, speakers, workshops on peace topics, discussions, and the publication of a newsletter. Its mission statement as of 2013 includes : "The Washington Peace Center is an anti-racist, grassroots, multi-issue organization working for peace, justice, and nonviolent social change in the metropolitan Washington DC area."
The collection includes materials on a wide variety of peace and social justice issues. Includes reports, correspondence, administrative files, financial records, flyers, typescripts, minutes of meetings, newspaper clippings, periodicals, publicity materials, reference files, photographs, posters, and audio visual items.
This collection remains in the order in which it was donated.
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these records.
Gift of Washington Peace Center, 2013 [Acc. 2013-044], [Acc. 2013-061.
This collection remains unprocessed and in the order in which it was donated.
- Audiovisual items
- Peace Movements -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Peace Movements -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- Sources
- Social change -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Social change -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- Sources
- Antinuclear movement -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Antinuclear movement -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- Sources
- Quakers -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- Sources
- Swarthmore College Peace Collection
- Access Restrictions
- Copyright to the Washington Peace Center Records has been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Some items in this collection may have been retained by the creators/authors (or their descendants), as stipulated by United States copyright law. Please contact the SCPC Curator for further information.
- Use Restrictions
folder removed from CDG-A: WPC