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Society for the Prevention of World War III records, 1945-1972

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: Ms Coll\SPWWIII
Bib ID 4079604 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Society for the Prevention of World War III (New York, N.Y.)
Title Society for the Prevention of World War III records, 1945-1972
Physical Description 5 linear feet (12 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

Boxes 2-12 (arranged materials) are located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Eleanor Roosevelt correspondence cataloged; remainder arranged.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, reports, and publications. Much of the material in the collection consists of second-hand reports on events in Germany and on prominent Germans throughout the world. The attitudes and activities of the Society are best illustrated in its publication"Prevent World War III" a complete run of which is located at the end of the collection

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

Boxes 2-12 (arranged materials) are located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of the Society, 1973.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Records Entered in AMC 12/03/90.

Revision Description

2020-03-30 Replaced PDF with structured finding aid. cml/kws

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Reports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Denazification Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fascism Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Germany Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Germany -- History -- 1945-1955 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1945-1990 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nazis Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Peace movements Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Propaganda, Anti-German Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reconstruction (1939-1951) -- Germany Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Founded at the end of the Second World War, the Society concerned itself with the problems of dealing with post-war Germany. The issues in which it was most interested were de-Nazification and de-industrialization, and many of its records relate to former Nazi leaders or German industrialists who assumed or attempted to assume positions of power after the war.