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American Movement for World Government records,

Title
American Movement for World Government records, ca. 1953-1987.
Author
American Movement for World Government.
Supplementary Content
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Description
22 linear feet (44 boxes).
Subjects
Genre/Form
Photographs.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
  • Series IV is restricted until 2012.
Location of Other Archival Materials (note)
  • Manuscripts and Archives Division, New York Public Library.
  • Manuscripts and Archives Division, New York Public Library.
  • Manuscripts and Archives Division, New York Public Library.
Biography (note)
  • The American Movement for World Government (AMWG), a not-for-profit organization incorporated in 1954, was founded by William H.D. Cox, Jr. to promote the establishment of federal world government as a necessary condition for world peace and security.
Call Number
MssCol 1667
Author
American Movement for World Government.
Title
American Movement for World Government records, ca. 1953-1987.
Summary
The records document the founding and growth of the American Movement for World Government, including its day-to-day operations, media efforts, networking activities and general goals. The collection contains records of the Board of the Directors; correspondence of founder William H.D. Cox and executive director William W. Kenney; and financial and legal records. Press releases, correspondence, advertising, photographs, publications and membership records document outreach efforts, media campaigns, and publicity events. Printed matter contains publications concerning nuclear disarmament, world government, world peace and human rights. Organizational contacts are documented in subject files containing correspondence, newsletters, press clippings and literature from numerous groups with related goals, and similar papers concerning the World Federalists Association. Carmel Kussman's papers reflect her work on the board of the AMWG and her professional and personal interests in conflict resolution and peace programs.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Access
Series IV is restricted until 2012.
Biography
The American Movement for World Government (AMWG), a not-for-profit organization incorporated in 1954, was founded by William H.D. Cox, Jr. to promote the establishment of federal world government as a necessary condition for world peace and security. Its methods have centered on educational programs, media campaigns, distribution of literature, and contact with groups such as the World Federalists Association and others working for related global interests, including nuclear disarmament, United Nations reform, and human rights. Notable supporters represented in the papers include Isaac Asimov, Ed Asner, Ellsworth T. Carrington, Carl Sagan and Edith Wynner. Carmel Kussman, a psychotherapist, was a board member and officer of the AMWG.
Finding Aids
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Campaign for World Government records (Schwimmer-Lloyd Collection); Manuscripts and Archives Division, New York Public Library.
United World Federalists records; Manuscripts and Archives Division, New York Public Library.
World Government News, Inc. records; Manuscripts and Archives Division, New York Public Library.
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Added Author
Asimov, Isaac, 1920-1992.
Asner, Edward.
Carrington, Ellsworth T.
Cox, William H. D.
Kenney, William W.
Kussman, Carmel.
Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996.
Wynner, Edith.
World Federalist Association (U.S.)
Research Call Number
MssCol 1667
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