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Albert S. Hill French pacifism research papers

Identifier: MC-051

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of notes and publications compiled by Hill in his research into French pacifism. His research is recorded on 8”x 5” cards which are housed in five boxes, filed chronologically by date, then by subject. The majority of publications in the collection are French periodicals advocating non-violence, published between the years 1968 and 1987. Included are Union Pacifiste (an official publication of Union Pacifiste de France – an affiliate of War Resister’s International), Combat non-violente and Alternatives non violentes. Also, a two-week span of Le Monde newspaper and various miscellaneous publications on pacifism are included in limited runs. A small amount of personal correspondence (one folder) is also contained in the collection, most of which regards his contribution to the Biographical Dictionary of Modern Peace Leaders. Also included are his research notes compiled in preparation for this book, and teaching materials from the 1970s.

The collection is divided into seven series: notes on French pacifism between 1914-1939; correspondence; pamphlets; literature; collected academic writings; periodicals; teaching materials; Biographical Dictionary and War Resisters’ International Peace Research; note cards for other historical research; and personal writings.


  • 1973-1979

Language of Materials

Materials English and French.

Biographical / Historical

Albert S. Hill was a professor of history at Southeastern Massachusetts University from 1968 to 1986, when he retired. He specialized in French pacifism between World War I and II, or the years 1914 to 1939. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Boston University and his doctorate from Harvard. Hill contributed to Greenwood Press’ Biographical Dictionary of Modern Peace Leaders, Oct. 24, 1985. His work entitled, “A Case of Conscience: Marcel Pinchon and the Ligue Scolaire Pour la Paix” was published in Peace and Change: A Journal of Peace Research (1975). He was briefly “fired” then rehired during the Driscoll crisis of 1970. He died in Middlebury, Vermont December 17, 2005.


11.4 Linear Feet (31 boxes)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Albert Hill October 2002. Accession #03-14. Additional items transferred to the archives after his death, 2011. Accession #11-25

MC 51, Albert S. Hill French pacifism research papers
Michael Pacheco and Jocelyn LaPlante
December 2005
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Repository Details

Part of the Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Repository

285 Old Westport Rd.
N. Dartmouth MA 02747 USA