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COLLECTION Identifier: 2005-481

Abbott Lawrence Lowell peace papers

Summary

This collection, commonly called the "Peace papers" consists of pamphlets, leaflets, booklets, books, clippings, fliers, a few manuscripts and letters, and other miscellaneous printed materials concerning peace, war, and the organizations supporting international peace.

Collection also includes two handwritten card indexes listing some subjects, authors, and titles. References are either to the assigned document number or to another heading. There is a substantial section on the League of Nations with subheadings.

Dates

  • circa 1913-1933

Language of Materials

English

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research.
This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Extent

17.5 linear feet (13 boxes)

Biographical / Historical

Abbott Lawrence Lowell was a lawyer, government scholar, president of Harvard University, and the chairman of the executive committee of the League to Enforce Peace. The League was organized to encourage support for the United States to join the League of Nations. This material was collected by Lowell for his work with this and other peace organizations.

Arrangement

Organized in apparently random order, with materials assigned document numbers from 1 - 1198.
Arrangement Collection is unprocessed; brief box list available in Houghton Reading Room grey file.

Ownership and Custodial History

Accession information unknown. Probably gift of A. Lawrence Lowell.

Related Archival Materials

Custodian--For related materials see Houghton collections: League to Enforce Peace (U.S.) Records (Int 6722.8.25*) and League to Enforce Peace (U.S.) Additional Records (MS Am 785). Also see papers of A. Lawrence Lowell in the Harvard University Archives.

Processing Information

Processing Information Minimal description derived from existing records and converted to online finding aid, Betts Coup, 2020.
Link to catalog
Title
Lowell, A. Lawrence (Abbott Lawrence), 1856-1943, collector. Abbott Lawrence Lowell peace papers, circa 1913-1933 (2005-481): Guide
Status
completed
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Date
November 16, 2018
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
EAD ID
hou04195

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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