Archive Collection icon Archive Collection: Authors' World Peace Appeal, papers and correspondence

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Title: Authors' World Peace Appeal, papers and correspondence

Level: Collection 

Classmark: BC MS 20c Authors' World Peace Appeal correspondence

Date: 1951-1954

Main language: English

Size and medium: 84 letters and miscellaneous papers in 4 envelopes held in 1 box, manuscript and typescript

Persistent link: https://explore.library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/7287 

Collection group(s): English Literature

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Comprises: (1) Correspondence arranged by surname A-Z; (2) Invitation letters; (3) Minutes and agendas of meetings; (4) Bulletins; (5) Various other administrative papers

Administrative or biographical history

The Authors' World Peace Appeal was set up in 1951 as a response to Cold War political tension by a group of British writers, including A.E. Coppard, Alex Comfort, Compton Mackenzie, Naomi Mitchison and Enid Starkie. Some, such as Alex Comfort, left the movement after a comparatively short time, because of the suspected influence of Communist sympathisers.

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