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Nancy J. Babb Collected Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Babb, Nancy

Abstract

Nancy Babb (1884-1948) was a member of the Society of Friends who served as a field representative for the Red Cross and then as a relief worker in Russia from 1917 to the mid 1920s. On her return to the United States in 1928 Babb lectured about her work in Russia. Babb also volunteered for a number of various women's organizations, including the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Babb established the National Circulating Library of Student's Peace Posters, an organization that sponsored annual contests for children and young adults to create posters against war and on peace topics. The NCLSPP offered prizes and art school scholarships to winning posters.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1921-1949

Creator

Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research without restrictions.

Copyright and Rights Information

None.

Biographical note

Nancy Babb (1884-1948) was a member of the Society of Friends who served as a field representative for the Red Cross and then as a relief worker in Russia from 1917 to the mid 1920s. On her return to the United States in 1928 Babb lectured about her work in Russia. Babb also volunteered for a number of various women's organizations, including the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Babb established the National Circulating Library of Student's Peace Posters, an organization that sponsored annual contests for children and young adults to create posters against war and on peace topics. The NCLSPP offered prizes and art school scholarships to winning posters.

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (2.5 linear in.)

Arrangement

Records arranged by form of material.

Other Finding Aids

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Custodial History

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these papers.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--unknown donor. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--date unknown.

Separated Materials

Items removed: Photographs

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

Processed by SCPC staff; current finding aid created by Wendy E. Chmielewski, October 2009.
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