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Minorities
LON/BPC/MIN · Series · 1910-1969
Part of Collections

This series contains publications concerning Minorities and is comprised of 396 titles ranging in date from 1910 to 1969 (with greatest coverage in the 1920s and 1930s), containing brochures, bulletins, documents, Festschriften, journals, maps, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, reprints and theses (duplicate copies (40) and periodical issues (10) are included but not individually numbered). Publications concern 12 different countries and are written in 9 different languages, some items having several translations. All topics relate to Minorities and Minorities Law and include: Anti-semitism and relations with Jewish minorities; boundary disputes; folk art and cultural differences; laws of different peoples; societies and institutes; war crimes and world peace.

Many of these items are rare even though reprints and government documents may be available elsewhere.

Diverse Peace Societies
LON/BPC/APF · Series · 1912-1959
Part of Collections

This series is comprised of 870 titles ranging in dates from 1912-1959 (with the majority of items dated in the 1920s-1940s). The material - brochures, pamphlets, scripts, leaflets, posters, flyers and newspaper clippings - concerns peace societies and peace work in 10 different countries and is written in 8 different languages. Some publications have several translations, including a few items in Esperanto. Duplicate copies are included and individually numbered. Plubcations illustrate the activities of international peace societies such as the Federal Council of Churches in America, National Peace Council, League of Free Nations Association, World Movement for World Federal Government, Society of Friends (Quakers), Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and League to Abolish War. This series also has extensive coverage on teh work of the National Council for Prevention of War.

Mandates
LON/BPC/MAN · Series · 1917-1946
Part of Collections

This series represents a total of 142 titles (included, but not individually numbered: 35 duplicated copes and 7 periodical issues). Brochures, reviews, booklets, documents, maps, pamphlets and reprints that were titled in this series referred to 15 countries. They were writted in 6 languages and some have several translations. The period covered in this series ranges beetween 1917 and 1946, with the majority relating to the 1920s. Topics in this series include: laws and statutes on Mandates, System of Mandates and League of Nations , texts of Mandates, articles on question of Mandate, relationship and correspondence between administration of mandatory countries (e.g. British Empire, France and Belgium) and local communities, annual reports to the Council of the League on the situation in the mandated territories, folk art and cultural differences, laws of different peoples and world peace.

Many of these items are rare even though reprints and government documents may possibley be available elsewhere. However, this collection is very useful and interesting for researchers working on issues related to Mandates.