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Hannah J. Bailey Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-005
The Hannah J. Bailey collection includes personal papers, correspondence, diaries and journals, published and unpublished articles, biographical information and memorabilia. The collection also contains material on Bailey's work with the national and world Woman's Christian Temperance Union, the National Council of Women, financial and legal papers of the Woman's Temperance Publishing Association, her work for social causes, her travels abroad, and her connection with the Society of Friends (Quakers). Correspondents and other names found in the collection include Cora DiBrazza-Savorgnan (Countess DiBrazza), Alice May Douglas, Anne Sturges Duryea, Anna Gordon, Lucia Ames Mead, and Frances Willard.

Dates

  • 1836-1923

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Access is provided through microfilm.

The originals in this collections are stored off-site. Please contact SCPC staff at least two weeks in advance of a visit to the Peace Collection to discuss retrieval of off-site materials.

Copyright and Rights Information

None.

Extent

3 Linear Feet (3 linear ft.)

Overview

Hannah Johnston Bailey was a Quaker pacifist, suffragist, reformer,temperance leader, superintendent of the Department of Peace and Arbitration of the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union from 1887 to 1916, president and business manager of the Woman's Temperance Publication Association, the publishing arm of the WCTU, president of the Maine Woman Suffrage Association (1891-1899), and a member of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Included in her papers is material that reflects her personal and professional interests through correspondence and published/unpublished writings, as well as photographs and memorabilia.

Biographical

Hannah Clark Johnston Bailey (1839-1923) was a Quaker pacifist, suffragist, reformer, and temperance leader. She was superintendent of the Department of Peace and Arbitration of the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union from 1887 to 1916. Bailey also served as president and business manager of the Woman's Temperance Publishing Association, the publishing arm of the WCTU.

An active participant in the suffrage movement, Bailey was president of the Maine Woman Suffrage Association (1891-1899), and a member of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Her many other reform interests included the influence of militarism on children, reform of women's prisons, the abolition of capital punishment, and women's missionary work. Bailey also served as an officer of the Universal Peace Union.

Hannah Bailey served as editor of two periodicals: The Pacific Banner, and a children's magazine, The Acorn. These titles may be found in the Peace Collection's periodical collection.

Arrangement

The Bailey papers are arranged in five and a half document boxes. The first box contains correspondence to and from Bailey, articles and other writings by Bailey, miscellaneous peace articles not authored by Bailey, and peace calendars issued by the Peace and Arbitration Department of the WCTU. Box 2 contains materials from the national Peace and Arbitration Department and local branches. The financial papers of the Woman's Temperance Publishing Association may be found in Box 3. Biographical material and articles about Bailey may be found in Box 4. Bailey's diaries and guest books are in Box 5. Box 6 holds later accessions, and re-file material.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was obtained through Hannah Johnston Bailey (and family), the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union, and Cornell University.

Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm Reels 69.1-69.3 [this collection was microfilmed under NEH Grant No. RC 27706-77-739].

Related Materials

Universal Peace Union Records (DG 038)
Related Materials For related materials, search the library's online catalog

Separated Materials

  1. A print (black and white) of "Sunnyslope," the residence of Hannah J. Bailey in Winthrop Center (Maine), and three 4"x5" black and white photographs removed to the Photograph Collection
  2. Oversized photograph of Pinkhams, Johnstons and Gerows on the porch of the house built by Hannah Bailey for her parents, ca. 1880s removed to the Oversized Photograph Collection
  3. 2 oversized graphite drawings (of Hannah J. Bailey and of her son, Moses Melvin Bailey) removed to Oversize Collection
Items removed to the Memorabilia Collection include:
  1. Peace flag (with pole), two packages of peace flags
  2. Women's Christian Temperance Union banner (3' x 5', silk, with hanging equipment)
  3. Autograph book
  4. Guest book
  5. 2 teacups and plates inscribed with the names of Hannah J. Bailey and Moses W. Bailey [acc. 05A-079]
  6. 2 scrapbooks
  7. Red glass mug engraved "Omaha Exposition 1898. H.J. Bailey"
  8. Family silver (8 pieces of silverware; 1 napkin ring)
  9. Leather bound pocket New Testament inscribed "H.J. Bailey, 1914,"
  10. Book Beautiful Joe inscribed "H.J. Bailey, April 1904"
  11. Red-velvet covered autograph book presented to H.J. Bailey by A.W. and P.A. Pinkham, Christmas 1885 (only 1 page autographed, by Allen W. Pinkham and Phebe Anna Pinkham)

Bibliographic References

Guide to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection, 2nd ed., p. 11.


Guide to Sources on Women in the Swarthmore College Peace Collection, p. 6.

Legal Status

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Processing Information

This checklist was revised by Anne Yoder in January, 2006, and updated in November, 2006, and April, 2008.

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Creator

Description rules
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Revision Statements

  • 2018: The file list was standardized in Summer 2017 by Mary Olesnavich in preparation for importing into ArchivesSpace. Elisabeth Miller added the notes in Fall 2017.

Find It at the Library

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