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Chalmers, Ruth

 Person

biographical statement

Ex. director of Jane Addams Peace Association

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Art for World Friendship Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-066
Abstract Art for World Friendship originated in 1946 as a project undertaken by the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. It was the first organization to exchange child art on an international level and was entirely run by volunteers.

Committee for World Development and World Disarmament Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-069
Overview The Committee for World Development and World Disarmament was established in 1950 as a non-political, non-partisan, educational organization to provide a forum for information about world disarmament and world economic development. It was first initiated by the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (U.S. Section), as a project of the Jane Addams Peace Association; headquartered in New York, N.Y. The CWDWD ceased operations in 1970.

Jane Addams Peace Association Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-043-JAPA
Abstract Minutes (1949-), reports, form letters and memoranda, literature, financial records, and material relating to some of the projects supported by the association, including Art for World Friendship, Committee for World Development and World Disarmament, and Jane Addams Children's Book Award. Persons represented include Ruth Chalmers, executive director.

Mildred Scott Olmsted Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-082
Abstract Mildred Scott Olmsted, peace activist and suffragist, was born in Glenolden, Pennsylvania, in 1890. In 1922, Olmsted became Executive Secretary of the Pennsylvania Branch of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). From 1934 onward she assumed national positions with the organization. In 1946, Olmsted became National Administrative Secretary and held that position (until her retirement in 1966. She remained active as Executive Director Emerita of WILPF and also served on...

Dorothy Medders Robinson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-127
Overview Dorothy Medders Robinson was president of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, U.S. Section, from 1941 to 1946. She also served as the delegate to the WILPF International Congress in Luxembourg in 1946. Robinson was a chair of the Jane Addams Peace Association and the Jane Addams Hall of Fame Committee.