World Peace Foundation Records, 1808 -- 2011


This collection has:

155.8 Cubic Feet
205 Volumes
6 Audiovisual Object(s)
47 Digital Object(s)
131 Box(es)
3 Folder(s)
Oversize Folders

In 1910, textbook magnate Edwin Ginn founded the International School of Peace in Boston, renamed the World Peace Foundation shortly thereafter. Though many peace organizations already existed in the early 20th century, most of them concentrated their efforts on theory and ideology. The World Peace Foundation, conversely, was founded with the express purpose of educating and mobilizing public opinion towards peace. Early trustees of the Foundation included Edwin Mead, founder of The New England Magazine; Sarah L. Arnold, dean of Simmons College; A. Lawrence Lowell, president of Harvard University; and Joseph Swain, president of Swarthmore College.

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