Nebraska Peace Council [RG0718.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG0718.AM:  Nebraska Peace Council

Miscellany:  1937-1940
Nebraska:  Peace organization
Size:  Fraction; seven items

BACKGROUND NOTE

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.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

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).

INVENTORY

Item

  1. Brochure
  2. Questionnaire
  3. Financial report, 1937-1940
  4. Fund-raising letter, 1939
  5. Meeting advertisement flier, 1940
  6. Program, 1940
  7. Policy statement, 1940


Subject headings:

Associations, institutions, etc. — Nebraska
Pacifism
Pacifists — Nebraska
Peace societies — Nebraska


Revised TMM       12-07-2006

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