TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Records 1910-1921

RG 125, Connecticut Peace Society

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2008 by the Connecticut State Library



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut Peace Society
Title: Connecticut Peace Society records
Creation Dates: 1910-1921
Quantity: 1 cubic foot
Abstract: The Connecticut Peace Society appears to have been established in 1910, “to foster the spirit of amity and concord among the nations, and to create a public sentiment which will lead to the abandonment of war as a means of settling international disputes.”
Identification: RG125
Accession: 1921-037
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

The Connecticut Peace Society appears to have been established in 1910, “to foster the spirit of amity and concord among the nations, and to create a public sentiment which will lead to the abandonment of war as a means of settling international disputes.” It functioned as a division of the American Peace Society, holding annual meetings, sponsoring peace essay contests, distributing pamphlets and other printed materials, and expressing its views through the press and by communications with government officials. On April 1, 1921, it ceased independent existence, though the American Peace Society continued.

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Scope and Content

The collection includes a constitution, contest essays, correspondence, financial records, and publications.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Related Material

None.

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Index Terms

Organizations:

Connecticut Peace Society

Subjects:

Connecticut Peace Society -- Records and correspondence
Peace -- Societies, etc

Document Types:

Constitutions
Correspondence
Essays
Financial records
Leaflets
Minutes
Posters
Resolutions (administrative records)

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Administrative Information

Provenance

These papers came to the State Library in 1921, from Professor Curtis M. Geer, Secretary, and in 1944, from Mrs. Curtis M. Geer.

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Container List

Records, 1910-1921
Box
1. Minutes, 1914-1920, 1 volume 1
Marked as volume 2.
2. Constitution, 1910-1916, typescript with notations
Signed by original members and modified in pencil in 1916.
3. Correspondence, 1913-1921
Unarranged.
4. Contest essays, 1913-1915
Essays on peace subjects and copies of contest rules.
5. Ledger, 1912-1920, 1 volume
Evidently the Secretary's account book, listing dues received and amounts turned over to the Treasurer.
6. Accounting records, 1910-1921
Cancelled checks, shared folder
Check stubs, shared folder
Deposit books, shared folder
Bank books, shared folder
Paid bills with related correspondence, 1 folder 2
7. Publications, 1914-1917, 3 folders
Copies of leaflets, posters, lists of published materials, etc., of other peace organizations in the United States and Europe.