Scope and arrangement
The bulk of the records relate to administrative matters, media efforts and the organization's networking attempts. Included are many sources and publications of other movements and organizations in which the AMWG and its members were interested. The records include literature actively distributed by AMWG along with writings of Albert Einstein, Edith Wynner and other peace advocates. Press releases and direct mailings document the efforts of the organization to expand its press coverage and its membership. Documentation on the functioning of the board of directors and financial statements indicate the day-to-day workings of the organization including its financial struggles, spending priorities and goals. The records include personal papers of Carmel Kussman, arranged separately, which document her relationship with AMWG, and her interests in the world government movement. Included also are papers relating to the World Federalists Association which shared many members with AMWG.
The American Movement for World Government records are arranged in four series:
The papers reflect Carmel Kussman's involvement with AMWG including her correspondence with Ward Harrington (president of AMWG) and various members of the board; and her associations with other organizations advocating world peace and world government.
This series contains correspondence and papers relating to various aspects of the World Federalists Association including the campaign for United Nations reform and world citizenship.
These records which are restricted until the year 2012 consist of mailing lists and mailing labels which contain names and addresses of members, contributors, and of persons contacted during fund-raising efforts; and applications and resumes of persons seeking employment with AMWG.