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Guide to the World Movement for World Federal Government Records 1947-1951

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

World Movement for World Federal Government. Records

Dates:

1947-1951

Size:

11 linear ft. (20 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Contains correspondence, reports, minutes, and information files relating to Elisabeth Mann Borgese's tenure as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Council of the World Movement for World Federal Government (1948-1950). Includes correspondence with constituent, subsidiary, affiliated, and observer status federation organizations. Material relates to financing and promoting the movement. Correspondents include Stringfellow Barr, Lord Boyd-Orr, Henry Usborne, and others. Also contains Giuseppe Borgese's files as Co-Chairman of the Commission Constitutionelle Mondiale. Includes correspondence, reports and manuscripts by Robert Hutchins, Quincy Wright, Giuseppe Borgese, and others

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Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: World Movement for World Federal Government. Records[Box #, Folder #] Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

In 1947, the Committee to Frame a World Constitution became a member of the World Movement for World Federal Government (WMWFG); at this time Mrs. Borgese, a member of the CFWC secretariat, was elected one of the Committee's delegates to the WMWFG. From the fall of 1947 to the fall of 1948 she was a member of the WMWFG Council. From the fall of 1948 to the winter of 1950 she was the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Council of the WMWFG. Until June 1951, Mr. G. A. Borgese was Co-Chairman of the Commission Constitutionelle Mondiale, "a group of scholars mandated by the Congress [of the WMWFG] with the task of preparing some research material" for world congresses of the WMWFG in the future for their consideration. [The papers come to an end on June 30, 1951 with the dissolution of the Committee to Frame a World Constitution and the cessation of its publication, Common Cause.]

Scope Note

Included in the papers are the general correspondence of the movement relative to the executive position held by Mrs. E. M. Borgese, arranged alphabetically by proper name; her "Information and Correspondence File," includes much near-print material that concerned the annual world congresses of the movement, reports and minutes of meetings, and correspondence with constituent, subsidiary, affiliated, observer status world federation organizations, arranged by subject matter, alphabetically.

The "Correspondence" and "Subject" files of the Commission Constitutionelle Mondiale includes letters of invitation to join the Commission, manuscripts by Hutchins, Quincy Wright, Borgese, and others; reports of the Commission; and correspondence relating to the Commission's work.

The arrangement of the material as established by the Committee's secretariat has not been changed.

Related Resources

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Committee to Frame a World Constitution.

Records, 1945-1951

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: General Correspondence

This series is correspondence, filed alphabetically by proper name, concerning World Federation and specifically The World Movement for World Federal Government (WMWFG); business arrangements of WMWFG; plans of action in regard to popularizing and propagandizing the movement; letters of transmittal to various world leaders as Ali Kahn of Parkistan, in Africa, Asia, and Europe; intra-Federation correspondence of leaders like Stringfellow Barr, Lord Boyd-Orr, Farmer Fyke, and Henry Usborne.

Box 1   Folder 1

“A” General, 1949-1951

Box 1   Folder 2

Almstrom, Carl, 1949-1950

Box 1   Folder 3

Armstrong, Patrick, 1949-1951

Box 1   Folder 4

“B” General, 1948-1951

Box 1   Folder 5

Barr, Stringfellow 1949-1951

Box 1   Folder 6

Boyd- Orr, Lord 1949-1951

Box 1   Folder 7

Bradley, David 1949-1951

Box 2   Folder 1

“C” General, 1949-1951

  • oversize material transferred to box 20, folder 1
Box 2   Folder 2

Cranston, Alan (U.W.F.), 1949-1951

Box 2   Folder 3

“D” General, 1949-1951

Box 2   Folder 4

Dancer, Clifford, 1949-1950

Box 2   Folder 5

“E” General, 1949-1951

  • oversize material transferred to box 20, folder 2
  • (Einstein Newspaper Article)
Box 2   Folder 6

“F” General, 1949-1951

Box 2   Folder 7

Farmer, Fyke, 1948-1951

  • oversize material transferred to box 20, folder 3
Box 2   Folder 8

“G” General, 1948-1951

Box 2   Folder 9

“H” General, 1950-1951

Box 2   Folder 10

Hamori, Laszlo, 1949-1951

Box 3   Folder 1

Harrington, Donald, 1950-1951

Box 3   Folder 2

Harrington, Donald ctd., 1950-1951

Box 3   Folder 3

Hovelaque, Pierre, 1950-1951

Box 3   Folder 4

Hovelaque, Pierre ctd., 1950-1951

Box 3   Folder 5

Hanot, Peter, 1949-1950

Box 3   Folder 6

Hanot, Peter ctd., 1949-1950

Box 3   Folder 7

“I” General, 1949-1950

Box 3   Folder 8

Inagaki, Morikatsu, 1950

Box 3   Folder 9

“J” General, 1948-1951

Box 4   Folder 1

Joyce, James Avery World Citizenship Movement, 1949-1951

Box 4   Folder 2

“K” General, 1950-1951

Box 4   Folder 3

Keith, Kilby, 1949-1950

Box 4   Folder 4

Koch, Alison, 1949-1950

Box 4   Folder 5

Koch, Henri, 1949-1950

Box 4   Folder 6

Koch, Henri ctd., 1950

Box 4   Folder 7

Koch’s Carbon Copies to EMB, 1949-1950

Box 5   Folder 1

“L” General, 1949-1951

Box 5   Folder 2

“M” General

  • oversize Material Transferred to box 20, folder 4
Box 5   Folder 3

“Mc” General, 1950-1951

Box 5   Folder 4

Malan, 1950

Box 5   Folder 5

Marc, Alexandre, 1949-1959

Box 5   Folder 6

Marc, Alexandre ctd., 1949-1959

Box 5   Folder 7

Meyerhoff, William A., 1949-1950

Box 5   Folder 8

“N” General, 1950

Box 5   Folder 9

“O” General, 1950-1951

Box 6   Folder 1

“P” General, 1950-1951

Box 6   Folder 2

“R” General, 1948-1951

Box 6   Folder 3

“S” General, 1949-1951

Box 6   Folder 4

“T” General, 1949-1951

Box 6   Folder 5

“U” General, undated

Box 6   Folder 6

Usborne, Henry, 1949-1950

Box 6   Folder 7

“V” General, 1949-1951

Box 6   Folder 8

Warburg, 1948-1951

Box 6   Folder 9

Warburg ctd., 1948-1951

Box 7   Folder 1

Wingate, Monica, 1949-1951

Box 7   Folder 2

“W”—”Z” General, 1949-1951

Series II: Subject Files

This series is arranged by subject matter, material consists of same general type as in GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE; with some additions: near-print material concerning WMWFG Congresses in Geneva, Luxembourg, Rome, and Stockholm; mimeographed reports and minutes of various meetings and commissions, with exception of Commission Constitutionelle Mondiale which is separately organized; Correspondence with constituent, subsidiary, affiliated, or observer status World Federation Organizations.

Box 7   Folder 3

Administrative and Standing Committee of WMWFG, 1951-1969

Box 7   Folder 4

Personal Correspondence (Old), July 1949-March 1950

Box 7   Folder 5

Membership Lists, 1948-1950

Box 7   Folder 6

Membership Lists, 1949-1950

Box 7   Folder 7

Membership Lists, 1950

Box 7   Folder 8

Membership Lists, 1950-1951

Box 7   Folder 9

Air France, 1949-1951

Box 8   Folder 1

E. M. Borgese, typescript, “Making a Constitution for the World,” undated

  • oversized material transferred to box 1, folder 5
Box 8   Folder 2

E. M. Borgese, typescript, “Why a Maximalist Constitution?”, “Senate

  • Concurrent Resolution 54”, undated
Box 8   Folder 3

E. M. Borgese, typescripts “Official-Unofficial Approach,” “The Peoples’ Convention II, A New Approach,” undated

Box 8   Folder 4

Council of WMWFG notes, 1950-1951

Box 8   Folder 5

Executive Committee, WMWFG Notes, 1949-1951

Box 8   Folder 6

Executive Committee, WMWFG Notes, 1950-1951

Box 8   Folder 7

Commissions, WMWFG Cultural Correspondence, 1950-1951

Box 8   Folder 8

Commissions, WMWFG Financial and Social Correspondence, 1950-1951

Box 9   Folder 1

Commissions, WMWFG Political Reports and Correspondence, 1950-1958

  • oversize material transferred to box 20, folder 6
Box 9   Folder 2

Commissions, WMWFG Constitutional Sub-Commission Correspondence, 1950-1951

Box 9   Folder 3

Congress, WMWFG notes, 1948

Box 9   Folder 4

Congress, Luxembourg, Correspondence and Notes, 1947-1948

Box 9   Folder 5

Congress, Luxembourg, Correspondence and Notes, 1947-1955

Box 9   Folder 6

Congress, Rome, Memeograph Reports, 1947-1955

Box 10   Folder 1

Congress, Rome II, 1949-1951

Box 10   Folder 2

Congress, Rome I, 1950-1951

Box 10   Folder 3

Meeting of Executive Committee of WMWFG, Report on Stockholm Congress, Application for Secretary-Generalship, Financial Statement, October 23rd, 1949

Box 10   Folder 4

Meeting of Executive Committee of WMWFG, Minutes of Council and Executive Committee at Stockholm, October 23rd, 1949

Box 10   Folder 5

Meeting of Executive Committee of WMWFG, Reports and notes of Stockholm Congress, October 23rd, 1949

Box 10   Folder 6

Meeting of Executive Committee of WMWFG, List of Delegates and Observers at Stockholm; Council Members with Biographical Details; Movements, Members and Affiliated, October 23rd, 1949

Box 10   Folder 7

Meeting of Executive Committee of WMWFG, Newsletter No. 1 with Appendix, October 23rd, 1949

Box 10   Folder 8

Meeting of Executive Committee of WMWFG, Press and Radio, October 23rd, 1949

Box 10   Folder 9

Meeting of Executive Committee of WMWFG, Inter-Parliamentary Union, October 23rd, 1949

Box 10   Folder 10

Meeting of Executive Committee of WMWFG, Lord Boyd Orr, the Nobel Peace Prize, October 23rd, 1949

Box 10   Folder 11

Congress, Stockholm, E. M. Borgese’s Material, 1949

Box 10   Folder 12

Congress, Stockholm, E. M. Borgese’s Material ctd., 1949

Box 11   Folder 1

Congress, Stockholm, E. M. Borgese’s Material, 1949

Box 11   Folder 2

Congress, Stockholm, E. M. Borgese’s Material, 1949

Box 11   Folder 3

Congress, Stockholm, E. M. Borgese’s Material, 1949

  • oversize material transferred to box 20, folder 7
Box 11   Folder 4

Congress, Stockholm, E. M. Borgese’s Material, 1949

Box 11   Folder 5

Congress, Stockholm, E. M. Borgese’s Material, 1949

Box 12   Folder 1

Congress, Stockholm, E. M. Borgese’s Material, 1949

Box 12   Folder 2

Congress, Stockholm, E. M. Borgese’s Material, 1949

Box 12   Folder 3

Economic and Social Council of UN, 1948-1951

  • oversize material transferred to box 20, folder 8
Box 12   Folder 4

Financial Reports, 1949-1951

Box 12   Folder 5

Nouvelles Equipes Internationales, Reports, Bulletins, Notes, 1948-1950

Box 12   Folder 6

Press and Information Releases, WMWFG, 1949-1950

Box 13   Folder 1

Memorandums and Organization Constitutions, 1945-1950

Box 13   Folder 2

Peoples’ World Convention, 1949-1955

  • oversize materials transferred to box 20, folder 9
Box 13   Folder 3

Statutes, WMWFG and Rules of Procedure, 1949-1951

Box 13   Folder 4

Statutes, WMWFG and Rules of Procedure Drafts, undated

Box 13   Folder 5

Statutes, Preliminary Draft, undated

Box 13   Folder 6

Statutes, Draft, Undated

Box 13   Folder 7

Statutes, Revised Drafts, undated

Box 13   Folder 8

Statutes, Agenda, April 18, 1949

Box 13   Folder 9

Statutes, Conference, April 18, 1949

Box 13   Folder 10

Statutes, Lloyd Case, June 7, 1949

Box 13   Folder 11

Statutes, Letter on, June 7, 1949

Box 14   Folder 1

Statutes, National Liason Council Correspondence, 1949

Box 14   Folder 2

Statutes, Recommendations for New, undated

Box 14   Folder 3

Statutes, Report to Secretary, General, WMWFG, from National Liason Council, 1949

Box 14   Folder 4

United World Federalists Minutes and Correspondence, 1949-1950

  • oversize material transferred to box 20, folder 10
Box 14   Folder 5

United World Federalists Minutes and Correspondence, 1949-1950, ctd

  • oversize materials transferred to box 29, folder 11
Box 14   Folder 6

United World Federalists, Official and Personal Correspondence, 1948-1951

Box 14   Folder 7

United World Federalists, Requests for Information, 1949-1950

Box 14   Folder 8

World Citizenship Movement, Correspondence, Brochures, Publications, 1947-1951

Box 15   Folder 1

World Citizenship Movement, Correspondence, Brochures, 1947-1949

Box 15   Folder 2

World Government, Crusade For, Ephemera and Publicity, 1948-1950

Box 15   Folder 3

World Movement for World Federal Government, Newsletters and Bulletins, 1950-1951

Box 15   Folder 4

World Movement for World Federal Government- Newsletters and Bulletins ctd., 1950-1951

  • oversize material transferred to box 20, folder 12
Box 15   Folder 5

World Peoples’ Convention, Bulletins, Publications, and Memoranda, 1949-1950

Box 15   Folder 6

World Republic, Correspondence, Publications, Proposals, 1949

Box 16   Folder 1

World Republic, Correspondence, Publications, Proposals, Notes, Minutes, 1948-1949

Box 16   Folder 2

World Republic, Correspondence, 1949

Box 16   Folder 3

World Student Federalists, Publications, Promotions, Statutes, 1948-1951

  • oversize material transferred to box 20, folder 13
Box 16   Folder 4

World Student Federalists, Publications, Promotions, Statutes, ctd., 1948-1951

Box 16   Folder 5

World Student Federalists, Correspondence, 1947-1950

Series III: Commission Constitutionelle Mondiale

This series includes letters of invitation to join the Commission; manuscripts by Hutchins, Quincy Wright, Borgese, and others; reports of the Commission; and correspondence relative to the Commission’s work.

Box 17   Folder 1

“A’’, 1946-1950

Box 17   Folder 2

Allee, W. C., Animal Sociology typescript, 1945

Box 17   Folder 3

“B”, 1948-1949

Box 17   Folder 4

Borgese, E. M., typescripts, undated

Box 17   Folder 5

“C”, 1948-1949

Box 17   Folder 6

Constitutions, Summary, Preface, 1949

Box 17   Folder 7

“D”, 1948-1949

Box 17   Folder 8

“G”, 1947-1949

Box 17   Folder 9

“H”, 1948-1949

Box 17   Folder 10

Hutchins, Robert M., Speeches and Reports, 1946-1947

Box 17   Folder 11

“I”, 1949

Box 17   Folder 12

Invitation to Join Commission, Letter of, 1949

Box 17   Folder 13

International Committee, World Constitutional Questions, 1948

Box 17   Folder 14

“J”, undated

Box 17   Folder 15

“K”, 1948-1949

Box 17   Folder 16

Kahler, Erich, 1948

Box 17   Folder 17

Krekel, P., undated

Box 18   Folder 1

“L”, 1948-1949

Box 18   Folder 2

List of Names, 1949

Box 18   Folder 3

Lectures, G. A. Borgese, 1946-1949

Box 18   Folder 4

Lectures, G. A. Borgese, ctd., 1946-1949

Box 18   Folder 5

“M”, 1948-1949

Box 18   Folder 6

Marc, A., undated

Box 18   Folder 7

Manuscripts, undated

Box 18   Folder 8

Manuscripts, 1947-1948

Box 18   Folder 9

Manuscripts, Lists and Notes, 1949

Box 18   Folder 10

“N”, 1948-1949

Box 18   Folder 11

“P”, 1949

Box 19   Folder 1

“R”, 1948-1949

Box 19   Folder 2

Reports, Constitutional Commission, undated

Box 19   Folder 3

“Representation in a World Legislature”, E. M. Borgese typescript, undated

Box 19   Folder 4

“S”, 1948-1949

Box 19   Folder 5

“T”, 1948-1949

Box 19   Folder 6

“U”, 1949

Box 19   Folder 7

“W”, 1948-1949

Box 19   Folder 8

Wright, Quincy, 1944

Box 19   Folder 9

“X”--”Z”, 1948-1949

Series IV: Oversize

This series includes oversize materials removed from previous series and folders. It includes a number of newspaper articles and some letter correspondence.

Box 20   Folder 1

Cohn, Heinz G. Correspondence, 1950

Box 20   Folder 2

Einstein Newspaper Article, 1950

Box 20   Folder 3

Farmer, Fyke Correspondence, 1950

Box 20   Folder 4

Atlantic Union Resolution, 1949

Box 20   Folder 5

“Making a Constitution for the World” typescript, undated

Box 20   Folder 6

WMWFG Newspaper Publication, 1950

Box 20   Folder 7

Peuple du Monde, Newspaper, 1949

Box 20   Folder 8

WMWFG Reply to UN Questionnaire, Undated

Box 20   Folder 9

People’s World Convention Correspondence, 1950

Box 20   Folder 10

World Convention Newspaper Clippings and Notes, Undated

Box 20   Folder 11

New York Times Article, 1946

Box 20   Folder 12

World Federalists LIFE Magazine Article Advertisement, undated; WMWFG Reply to UN Questionnaire, 1950

Box 20   Folder 13

World Student Federalists Annual Report Cover Page, 1948/49