Papers and correspondence relating to the Authors' World Peace Appeal

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

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 / 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

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Note

In English

Other Finding Aids

The letters are listed in the Letters database http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/letters/letlink.htm#authors