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Peace and Disarmament Committee of the Women's International Organisations Collected Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-B-Switzerland-Peace and Disarmament Committee...

Scope and Contents

This collection contains form letters and documents issued by the Peace and Disarmament Committee of the Women's International Organisations between 1931 and 1940. There is a small amount of correspondence in the collection.

Dates

  • 1931-1940

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

None.

Copyright and Rights Information

None.

Historical

The Peace and Disarmament Committee of the Women's International Organisations was founded in September 1931. It was informally called the Women's Disarmament Committee (formally the Disarmament Committee of the Women's International Organisations); and changed its name in 1935 to Peace and Disarmament Committee of the Women's International Organisations. The PDCWIO was formed to promote the Conference for the Reduction and Limitation of Armaments (1932-1934, Geneva, Switzerland) and called itself the "greatest concerted action for peace ever undertaken by women". The organization had between twelve and fourteen constituent women's international organizations and five national organizations, including the International Council of Women, the World's Young Women's Christian Association, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and the League of Jewish Women; associated national consultative members included the National Committee on the Cause and Cure of War (U.S.) and the Women's Peace Crusade (Great Britain).The PDCWIO was headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and the president was Mary A. Dingman. The organization ceased operation about 1940.

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (5 linear in.)

Overview

The Peace and Disarmament Committee of the Women's International Organisations was founded in 1931 (informally called the Women's Disarmament Committee). The PDCWIO was formed to promote the Conference for the Reduction and Limitation of Armaments and called itself the "greatest concerted action for peace ever undertaken by women".

Arrangement

The documents are arranged chronologically.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of unknown.

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. This finding aid was prepared by Wendy E. Chmielewski, October 2009.
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