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Jane Addams Peace Association Records

Identifier: SCPC-DG-043-JAPA


Minutes (1949-), reports, form letters and memoranda, literature, financial records, and material relating to some of the projects supported by the association, including Art for World Friendship, Committee for World Development and World Disarmament, and Jane Addams Children's Book Award. Persons represented include Ruth Chalmers, executive director.


  • 1948-

Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research without restrictions.

Biographical / Historical

Jane Addams Peace Association (JAPA); tax-exempt organization which supports educational projects of the U.S. Section, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom; JAPA was incorporated in Illinois in December 1948 to promote understanding among peoples of all nations in order to avoid war and to achieve more lasting peace; headquartered in New York, NY. The Jane Addams Children's Book Award has been presented since 1958 by JAPA and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom U.S. Section, to authors of books that they judge most effective in promoting the cause of peace, social justice and world community.


3 Linear Feet (3 linear ft.)


Material is arranged into the following subseries: Historical / General Records; Oversight of JAPA; Financial Records (the various funds administered by JAPA); Outreach (correspondence; committees; literature); Program & Action (projects; program work etc.); Papers of JAPA staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Jane Addams Peace Association. Method of acquisition--Gift of.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, U.S. Section. Method of acquisition--Gift of.

Bibliographic References

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

Bibliographic References

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

General Note

Forms part of: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, U.S. Section archives.

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