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Grenville Clark papers

Identifier: ML-7

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The papers of Grenville Clark contain correspondence, financial and legal documents, newspaper clippings, reports, court briefs, notes, address books, diaries, photographs and interviews of Grenville Clark, lawyer of New York, NY and Dublin, NH. The collection includes material related to his leadership of the Plattsburg movement and officer training before US involvement in World War I, the National Economy League and the drafting of the Economy Act of 1933, the institution of the selective service system in 1940, the Dublin conferences of 1945 and 1965 on world government, and his involvement as a Fellow of the Harvard Corporation.

From World War II until his death, Clark’s principal effort was to achieve world peace through enforceable world law, the subject of his major work, World Peace Through World Law, co-authored with Louis B. Sohn. The collection contains extensive research material, drafts and translations of this book.

The collection also includes material related to his participation in other matters of public service as well as his work with the NAACP to found the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and uphold civil rights.


  • 1872 - 1972


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Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.


557 ft. (369 boxes)

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Grenville Clark (1882-1967), attorney and writer. The papers document his career as a lawyer and include his work organizing military preparedness for both World Wars, his membership as a Fellow of the Harvard Corporation, his work as a founding partner of a major New York corporate law firm, and his political activism and writings about the World Federalist Movement.

Part of the Rauner Library Archives and Manuscripts Repository

6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA

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