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Collection Number RG0718.AM
Collection Name RG0718 Nebraska Peace Council
Identifier Organizational records
Size and Materials 7 items
Title Nebraska Peace Council collection
Date or Date Span 1937-1940
Year Range from 1937
Year Range to 1940
Admin/Biographical History The Nebraska Peace Council was organized in the mid-1930s in order to serve as a clearinghouse and a common council board for the peace movement in the state. In this role, it coordinated the peace efforts of a variety of local organizations in Nebraska. Its stated goals were, "to build an effective peace machinery; to work towards the reduction of war machinery; and to engage in widespread education in order to help relieve tensions between nations." With the entry of the United States into the war in 1941, the work of the Nebraska Peace Council ended.
Level of description Fonds/Coll
Scope & Content This collection consists of a variety of documents relating to the Nebraska Peace Council dating from 1937-1940. Included is a brochure stating the Council's principles, a questionnaire about World War II (prior to American involvement), financial reports (1937-1940), a fund-raising letter (1939), a meeting advertisement flier (1940), a conference program (1940), and a policy statement (1940).
Creator Nebraska Peace Council
Finding Aids Nebraska Peace Council finding aid
Subjects Pacifism
World War II
Search Terms Associations, institutions, etc.
Peace societies
Genre Form War
World War II