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Archives & Manuscripts

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, U.S. Section Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-043

Abstract

Includes minutes, resolutions and general historical records; anniversary celebrations, committee minutes, literature and releases; office files from the legislative office, the finance and the executive director; includes miscellaneous records from branches, including New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, among others; a large correspondence file includes general office correspondence as well as that of the National Organizational Secretary, the Washington Legislative Secretary, and others; also contains approximately 2150 photographs and/or negatives, periodicals, posters, banners, scrapbooks, postcards, graphics, audiovisual material, campaign buttons, lapel ribbons and pins, bumperstickers and other stickers, and other memorabilia.

Dates

  • 1920-1999

Creator

Biographical / Historical

The United States Section of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) was established in January 1920, replacing the Woman's Peace Party as the official arm of the WILPF in the United States; its aim was to "promote methods for the attainment of that peace between nations which is based on justice and good will and to cooperate with women from other countries who are working for the same ends.".

Extent

238 Linear Feet (238 linear ft.)

Language

English

Arrangement

Organized in 22 series.

Bibliographic References

Guide to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection, 2nd ed., p. 78-79.

Bibliographic References

Guide to Sources on Women in the Swarthmore College Peace Collection, p. 33-36.

Creator

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