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Frederick J. and Faith Ward Libby Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-087

Scope and Contents

The Frederick J. Libby and Faith Ward Libby Papers contain personal correspondence between the two, information about trips they took together, their wedding in 1932, and miscellaneous biographical documents.

Dates

  • 1909-1969
  • Majority of material found within 1931-1969

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

This collection is stored off-site. Please contact Peace Collection 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.

Biographical

Frederick J. Libby (1874-1970) was a pacifist, writer, speaker and fundraiser. He was born in Richmond, Maine; graduate of Bowdoin College, B.A. 1894 and was a graduate of Andover Theological Seminary, B.D. 1902. Libby a Congregational minister, joined the Society of Friends in 1921. Fred Libby performed relief work with the American Friends Service Committee and American Red Cross in France, 1918-1920 and became an AFSC official, 1920-1921. His most enduring contribution to the peace movement was as a founder and executive secretary of National Council for Prevention of War, 1921-1970. Fred Libby helped organize the Keep America Out of War Congress, 1938. He was the author of War on War (1922) and a history of the NCPW, To End War: The Story of the National Council for the Prevention of War (1969). Faith Ward Libby (1902-1984) was an active member of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. The two married in 1932.

Extent

9.5 Linear Feet (9.5 linear ft.)

Overview

Frederick J. Libby (1874-1970) was a pacifist, writer, speaker and fundraiser. He was the founder of the National Council for Prevention of War, 1921-1970. Faith Ward Libby (1902-1984) was also a peace activist and member of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. The two married in 1932. This collection contains their personal correspondence.

Arrangement

  1. Series A contains the correspondence of Frederick J. Libby written to his wife, Faith Ward Libby between 1931 and 1969.
  2. Series B contains the correspondence Faith Ward Libby written to her husband, Frederick J. Libby between 1931 and 1968.
  3. Series C contains miscellaneous correspondence between both Frederick and Faith Libby and family and friends. This series also contains various biographical items about the two.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Frederick J. Libby and Faith Ward Libby, 1974.

Related Materials

National Council for Prevention of War Records (DG 023)

Separated Materials

  1. Photographs
  2. Buttons
  3. Memorabilia

Bibliographic References

Guide to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection, 2nd ed., p. 38.

Bibliographic References

Guide to Sources on Women in the Swarthmore College Peace Collection, p. 15.

Legal Status

Copyright to the materials created by Faith Ward Libby and Frederick J. Libby has been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Copyright to all other materials is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Processing Information

Processed by Peace Collection staff; this finding aid was revised in 1993 and 2008 by Wendy Chmielewski.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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