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Mondcivitan Republic, South East

ADMINISTRATIVE/BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY: The Mondcivitan Republic was initiated by Hugh Schonfield in 1956, at which time it was known as the Commonwealth of World Citizens. The republic was conceived as a 'servant-nation', a nation without territory, whose citizens across the world would work to promote peace and unity in the aftermath of World War II. The Mondcivitan Republic British Isles South East Community was based in Camden, London in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and was largely organised by Peter Deed. The Republic ran a craft shop, housing association and a school from its headquarters in Delancey Street; it also had its own national bank and currency (the 'Mondo').

SCOPE AND CONTENT: Papers of the Mondcivitan Republic, South East Community (1955-1976), including: journals and newsletters produced by the Mondcivitan Republic and related organisations, including the World Citizen's Community Newsletter, The World Citizen and Mondcivitan News, 1958-1976; correspondence, minutes and circulars, including the minutes of the Mondcivitan Republic South East Community and the Commonwealth of World Citizens South East Community, circular letters from both organisations to members and general correspondence relating to the Mondcivitan Republic, 1956-1974; miscellaneous papers and pamphlets relating to the Mondcivitan Republic, including financial records, papers and correspondence regarding Mondcivitan Republic and Commonwealth of World Citizens elections, papers and correspondence concerning conferences, assemblies, meetings and events, and pamphlets and study materials, 1955-1975.