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Tracy D. Mygatt and Frances Witherspoon Papers

Identifier: SCPC-DG-089
Overview Tracy Dickinson Mygatt (1885-1973) and Frances May Witherspoon (1886-1973) were prolific writers and absolute pacifists who worked together in movements for women's rights, world peace, civil liberties, and civil rights. Both women authored plays, articles, poems, sermons, and stories, individually and in collaboration. They were founders of the War Resisters League and later served as honorary chairs. Frances Witherspoon was a co-founder and Executive Secretary of the New York Bureau of...
Dates: 1835-1973; Majority of material found within 1911-1974

Mercedes M. Randall Papers

Identifier: SCPC-DG-110

Mercedes M. Randall was an early, and lifelong, member of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. She held many positions of responsibility in the organization, including chairmanship of the National Education Committee, and presidency of the Manhattan Branch. Randall was the first biographer of Nobel Peace Prize winner, Emily Greene Balch.

Dates: 1914-1977

War Resisters League Records

Identifier: SCPC-DG-040
Overview The War Resisters League is a pacifist organization whose members are against all war. Witnessing the establishment of the War Resisters' International in Europe in 1921, and sensing a need for a similar organization in the United States, Dr. Jessie Wallace Hughan established the War Resisters League as an independent organization. The War Resisters League membership pledge, which has remained essentially unchanged since its inception, reads: "The War Resisters League affirms that war is a...
Dates: 1923-1994

Women's Committee to Oppose Conscription Records

Identifier: SCPC-DG-068
Overview This group was originally named the Committee to Oppose the Conscription of Women [WCOC], and then the National Committee to Oppose the Conscription of Women. It was formed in 1942 to protest the Austin-Wadsworth legislative bills and similar measures, which proposed that American women be drated into a civilian workforce for the duration of World War II. When the immediate threat of drafting women had passed, the group changed its name again, this time to the Women's Committee to Oppose...
Dates: 1942-1948

Women's Peace Union: U.S. Branch Records

Identifier: SCPC-DG-044

The Women's Peace Union was founded in August 1921 to encourage the formation of a peace group to encompass all the women of the western hemisphere, to work for complete disarmament and the abolition of all constitutional and legal sanctions for war. Records in the Swarthmore College Peace Collection are those of the United States branch.

Dates: 1921-1940

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Muste, Abraham John, 1885-1967 4
Mygatt, Tracy D. (Tracy Dickinson), 1885-1973 4
Balch, Emily Greene, 1867-1961 2
Carner, Lucy Perkins, 1886-1983 2
Cleghorn, Sarah Norcliffe, 1876-1959 2
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Detzer, Dorothy, 1893-1981 2
Holmes, John Haynes, 1879-1964 2
Lazarus, Frieda Langer 2
Randall, Mercedes M. (Mercedes Moritz), 1895-1977 2
War Resisters League 2
Wentworth, Lydia G., 1858- 2
Aberman, Sidney 1
Allen, Devere, 1891-1955 1
Babcock, Caroline L. (Caroline Lexow), 1882- 1
Barr, Allen H. 1
Black, Elizabeth 1
Bowie, Walter Russell, 1882-1969 1
Brooks, R. Boland 1
Brown, H. Runham (Herbert Runham), 1879-1949 1
Bussey, Gertrude Carman, 1888-1961 1
Byrns, Elinor 1
Campaign for World Government (Organization) 1
Casanova, Margaret 1
Chalmers, Frances K. (Frances Kinghorn) 1
Committee for Nonviolent Action 1
Committee to Oppose the Conscription of Women 1
Corfman, Rex 1
Deming, Barbara, 1917-1984 1
DiGia, Ralph 1
Dunbar, Olivia Howard, 1873-1953 1
Eichel, Julius, 1896- 1
Elfenbein, Elsie Wright 1
Finch, Henry Le Roy 1
Frazier, Lynn J. (Lynn Joseph), 1874-1947 1
French, Paul Comly, 1903-1960 1
Garst, Eleanor 1
Gottlieb, Edward P. 1
Harkness, Georgia Elma, 1891-1974 1
Hartmann, George W. (George Wilfried), 1904-1955 1
Hedemann, Ed 1
Hedemann, Grace 1
Hennacy, Ammon, 1893-1970 1
Hertzka, Yella, 1873-1948 1
Heymann, Lida Gustava, 1868-1943 1
Holtzman, Elizabeth, correspondent 1
Hutchinson, Dorothy H. (Dorothy Hewitt), 1905-1984 1
Johnson, Emily Cooper 1
Jouve, Andrée, 1884-1972 1
Kaufman, Abraham 1
Kepler, Roy C. 1
Kuenzli, Alfred E. (Alfred Eugene), 1923- 1
La Force, Pearl A. 1
Layer, Frances Evans 1
Libby, Frederick J. (Frederick Joseph), 1874-1970 1
Lloyd, Georgia, 1913- 1
Lloyd, Lola Maverick, 1875-1944 1
Marston, Helen, 1892-1982 1
McReynolds, David 1
New York Bureau of Legal Advice 1
Olmstead, Frank 1
Pierce, Katharine C. (Katharine Curtis), 1882- 1
Ragaz, Clara 1
Ransom, Frances Rose 1
Richards, Edward C. M., 1886-1974 1
Roodenko, Igal 1
Rustin, Bayard, 1912-1987 1
Schaum, Winifred W. 1
Schomer, Elsie 1
Schwartz, Wendy (Editor) 1
Schwimmer, Rosika, 1877-1948 1
Scudder, Vida Dutton, 1861-1954 1
Stewart, Annalee, 1900?- 1
Swomley, John M., 1915-2010 1
Thomas, Evan W. (Evan Welling), 1890-1974 1
White, Ella, active 1961 1
Wilson, E. Raymond (Edward Raymond), 1896-1987 1
Winsor, Mary, 1869-1956 1
Women's Committee to Oppose Conscription 1
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. U.S. Section 1
Women's Peace Union 1
Women's Peace Union. U.S. Branch 1
Wynner, Edith 1
Young Democracy (Organization) 1
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