International Peace Movements

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The International Peace Movements fonds consists of collections from various individuals or pacifist organizations that have been purchased, donated, or deposited at the UN Archives Geneva.

The International Peace Movements fonds consists of various sub-fonds:

  • The International Peace Bureau archives (1891-1951) can be divided into two parts: the papers covering the pre-war period until 1914, and the second part containing all the assembled records covering the period 1914-1951.
  • The Fried/Suttner Papers archives (1870-1914) contain correspondence, literary manuscripts, diaries, press clippings, and other materials of the two Austrian pacifists: Alfred Herrmann Fried (1864-1921) and Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914). The archives of Bertha von Suttner are available online.
  • The Deutsches Friedenskartell (Quidde Collection) archives (1919-1928) contain correspondence and printed material concerning the activities of the Deutsches Friedenskartell which was founded in 1922 and served as liaison between several German pacifist organizations until 1929 when its activities seem to have ceased.

Some sub-fonds are not available online and only part of the fonds has been described.

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