Peace Now Movement (Organization)

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The Peace Now Movement was founded in 1943 by a group of pacifists to find means of ending World War II. They opposed the policy of unconditional surrender and called for a world peace conference.

From the guide to the Peace Now Movement records, 1936-1944, 1943-1944, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Peace Now was a pacifist movement begun in Philadelphia, moving later to New York City, and eventually to Cambridge, Mass. Its objective was educational, including a campaign of 20,000 appeals to President Franklin Roosevelt for an immediate declaration of American Peace Aims. Officers were: the Chairman, Dr. George Hartman of Harvard; Executive Secretary Bessie Simon, formerly of the America First Committee; and Dorothy Hutchinson, a Quaker author and public speaker for Peace Now. Their activities apparently ceased with the chairman's adverse reaction to the way the moveement was portrayed in the press, including charges (unfounded) of sedition.

From the description of Collection, 1941-1949, 1943-1945. (Swarthmore College, Peace Collection). WorldCat record id: 29290033

The Peace Now Movement was founded in 1943 by a group of pacifists to find means of ending World War II.

They opposed the policy of unconditional surrender and called for a world peace conference.

From the description of Peace Now Movement records, 1936-1944, bulk (1943-1944). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122607926

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Peace Now Movement (Organization). Peace Now Movement records, 1936-1944, bulk (1943-1944). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn American Peace Terms Committee. Collection, 1944-1953. Swarthmore College, Peace Collection, SCPC
referencedIn Hutchinson, Dorothy H. (Dorothy Hewitt), 1905-1984. Papers, 1942-1980. Swarthmore College, Peace Collection, SCPC
creatorOf Peace Now Movement (Organization). Collection, 1941-1949, 1943-1945. Swarthmore College, Peace Collection, SCPC
creatorOf Peace Now Movement records, 1936-1944, 1943-1944 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
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associatedWith American Peace Terms Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Collett, John, 1758-1810. person
associatedWith Hartmann, George W. 1904-1955. person
associatedWith Hutchinson, Dorothy H. 1905-1984. person
associatedWith Libby, Frederick J. 1874-1970. person
associatedWith Muste, Abraham John, 1885-1967. person
associatedWith Swarthmore College. Peace Collection. corporateBody
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United States
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World War, 1939-1945--Protest movements
Pacifism
Pacifism--Societies, etc.--History--Sources
Peace movements--History--Sources
World War, 1939-1945--Protest movements--Sources
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Active 1936

Active 1944

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