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Pacifism Collection
McMaster University, Mills Memorial Library

Pacifism; Peace; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945

The collection was established ca 1973. Many pacifist items were received with the World War I Collection. Pacifist holdings have been expanded through grants.

The collection is a comprehensive collection of monographs, leaflets, and serials on British pacifist movements and pacifists between 1900 and 1945. Rare and ephemeral pamphlet publications are also included. All pacifist material is acquired as it becomes available. The collection is developed in conjunction with archival collections, such as the Bertrand Russell and Vera Brittain Archives.


3,000 monographs; 30 serials.

Bibliographic Access
The collection is catalogued in the library's online catalogue. LC subject headings and classification are used. The holdings are recorded in OCLC.

Physical Access
The collection is in a special collections area which is open to the public, Monday-Friday. For further information about the collection visit: For information about access to the collection visit:

Interlibrary Loan: Only to selected libraries on IUTS.

Reprography: As the condition of the material warrants.

Reference Assistance: Yes.

Publications Describing Collection
None at present.