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Series 371 - IWCT: Members’ correspondence

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IWCT: Members’ correspondence

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RC0096-371

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  • 1950, 1964-1968 (Creation)

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25 cm of textual records (2 boxes)

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Russell, Bertrand (1872-1970)

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The series was acquired with Archives 2, the print finding aid for which states: “ Correspondence between Russell and his staff and various persons who were members of the [International War Crimes] Tribunal. The files reveal that the idea of the Tribunal was first put forth in 1965. The correspondence ends in 1968 with Russell still hopeful for peace in Vietnam. He wrote to Gunther Anders: 'The present generation of Americans is, after all, the first to challenge the fundamental premises of the Cold War. The resurrection of critical thinking in the American universities offers some promise for the future.'" Letters from Russell and his staff are typescript copies; also includes photocopies of some incoming correspondence.

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The correspondence is arranged chronologically and corresponds with the BRACERS document number order.

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Online: For a listing of the letters in this series, use the advanced search screen of BRACERS. In the “Class” field, enter series number: 371.

Print: The print finding aid for Archives 2 contains a detailed listing of the contents. See K. Blackwell and C. Spadoni, The Second Archives of Bertrand Russell (Bristol: Thoemmes, 1992), p. 157.

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    Box numbers: 10.1-10.2

    Document numbers: 371.170001-371.170825

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