Hannah J. Bailey Papers
Scope and Contents
The Hannah J. Bailey collection includes personal papers, correspondence, diaries and journals, published and unpublished articles, biographical information and memorabilia. The collection also contains material on Bailey's work with the national and world Woman's Christian Temperance Union, the National Council of Women, financial and legal papers of the Woman's Temperance Publishing Association, her work for social causes, her travels abroad, and her connection with the Society of Friends (Quakers). Correspondents and other names found in the collection include Cora DiBrazza-Savorgnan (Countess DiBrazza), Alice May Douglas, Anne Sturges Duryea, Anna Gordon, Lucia Ames Mead, and Frances Willard.
- DiBrazza-Savorgnan, Cora Slocomb (Correspondent, Person)
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
Limitations on Accessing the Collection
The collection is open for research use.
Physical Access Note
All or part of this collection is stored off-site. Contact Swarthmore College Peace Collection staff at firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks in advance of visit to request boxes.
Copyright and Rights Information
Hannah Clark Johnston Bailey (1839-1923) was a Quaker pacifist, suffragist, reformer, and temperance leader. She was superintendent of the Department of Peace and Arbitration of the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union from 1887 to 1916. Bailey also served as president and business manager of the Woman's Temperance Publishing Association, the publishing arm of the WCTU.
An active participant in the suffrage movement, Bailey was president of the Maine Woman Suffrage Association (1891-1899), and a member of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Her many other reform interests included the influence of militarism on children, reform of women's prisons, the abolition of capital punishment, and women's missionary work. Bailey also served as an officer of the Universal Peace Union.
Hannah Bailey served as editor of two periodicals: The Pacific Banner, and a children's magazine, The Acorn. These titles may be found in the Peace Collection's periodical collection.
2.5 Linear Feet (2.5 linear ft.)
Hannah Johnston Bailey was a Quaker pacifist, suffragist, reformer,temperance leader, superintendent of the Department of Peace and Arbitration of the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union from 1887 to 1916, president and business manager of the Woman's Temperance Publication Association, the publishing arm of the WCTU, president of the Maine Woman Suffrage Association (1891-1899), and a member of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Included in her papers is material that reflects her personal and professional interests through correspondence and published/unpublished writings, as well as photographs and memorabilia.
The Bailey papers are arranged in six document boxes. The first box contains correspondence to and from Bailey, articles and other writings by Bailey, miscellaneous peace articles not authored by Bailey, and peace calendars issued by the Peace and Arbitration Department of the WCTU. Box 2 contains materials from the national Peace and Arbitration Department and local branches. The financial papers of the Woman's Temperance Publishing Association may be found in Box 3. Biographical material and articles about Bailey may be found in Box 4. Bailey's diaries and guest books are in Box 5. Box 6 holds later accessions, and re-file material, including material from Moses Bailey Hannah Bailey's grandsone.
Other Finding Aids
For the catalog record for this collection and to find materials on similar topics library's online catalog
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was obtained through Hannah Johnston Bailey, and family members, including Walter Lawn, the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union, and Cornell University.
Existence and Location of Copies
Microfilm Reels 69.1-69.3 [this collection was microfilmed under NEH Grant No. RC 27706-77-739]. Microfilm is available in-person or through interlibrary loan.
- A print (black and white) of "Sunnyslope," the residence of Hannah J. Bailey in Winthrop Center (Maine), and three 4"x5" black and white photographs removed to the Photograph Collection
- Oversized photograph of Pinkhams, Johnstons and Gerows on the porch of the house built by Hannah Bailey for her parents, ca. 1880s removed to the Oversized Photograph Collection
- 2 oversized graphite drawings (of Hannah J. Bailey and of her son, Moses Melvin Bailey) removed to Oversize Collection
- 2 scrapbooks
- Many WCTU ribbons were removed from the scrapbooks and placed in the SCPC Button/Pin/Ribbon Collection.
- Red glass mug engraved "Omaha Exposition 1898.
- H.J. Bailey" family silver (8 pieces of silverware; 1 napkin ring)
- a leather bound pocket New Testament inscribed "H.J. Bailey, 1914,"
- book Beautiful Joe inscribed "H.J. Bailey, April 1904"
- Red-velvet covered autograph book presented to H.J. Bailey by A.W. and P.A. Pinkham, Christmas 1885 (only 1 page autographed, by Allen W. Pinkham and Phebe Anna Pinkham).
Items removed to the Memorabilia Collection include:
- Peace flag (with pole), two packages of peace flags
- Women's Christian Temperance Union banner (3' x 5', silk, with hanging equipment)
- Autograph book
- Guest book
- 2 teacups and plates inscribed with the names of Hannah J. Bailey and Moses W. Bailey [acc. 05A-079]
- 2 scrapbooks
- Red glass mug engraved "Omaha Exposition 1898. H.J. Bailey"
- Family silver (8 pieces of silverware; 1 napkin ring)
- Leather bound pocket New Testament inscribed "H.J. Bailey, 1914,"
- Book Beautiful Joe inscribed "H.J. Bailey, April 1904"
- Red-velvet covered autograph book presented to H.J. Bailey by A.W. and P.A. Pinkham, Christmas 1885 (only 1 page autographed, by Allen W. Pinkham and Phebe Anna Pinkham)
Copyright to the papers created by Hannah J. Bailey 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.
This checklist was revised by Anne Yoder in January, 2006, and updated in November, 2006, and April, 2008. It was updated by Wendy E. Chmielewski in November 2018.
- Suffragists -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Bailey, Hannah J. (Hannah Johnston), 1839-1923
- International relief -- Palestine
- Quaker women -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Trueblood, Benjamin Franklin, 1847-1916
- Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Department of Peace and Arbitration
- Woman's Temperance Publication Association
- Women and peace -- History -- Sources
- Women pacifists -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Women social reformers -- United States -- History -- Sources
- DiBrazza-Savorgnan, Cora Slocomb (Correspondent, Person)
- Douglas, Alice May (Correspondent, Person)
- Duryea, Anne Sturges, -1940 (Correspondent, Person)
- Gordon, Anna A. (Anna Adams), 1853-1931 (Correspondent, Person)
- Mead, Lucia True Ames, 1856-1936 (Correspondent, Person)
- Willard, Frances E. (Frances Elizabeth), 1839-1898 (Correspondent, Person)
- Bailey, Moses, 1892-1994 (Person)
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- 2018: The file list was standardized in Summer 2017 by Mary Olesnavich in preparation for importing into ArchivesSpace. Elisabeth Miller added the notes in Fall 2017. This finding aid was updated by Wendy E. Chmielewski, November 2018.
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