Peace Collection, 1825-1984
28 boxes; 7 volumes (13.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 437
Peace activists. The Peace Collection is comprised largely of published materials documenting the work of women's peace activism from the early nineteenth century to the 1980s. The bulk of the collection dates from 1925 to 1977 and focuses on U.S. and international peace organizations, and individual women leaders in peace movements. Types of material include organizational records, newspaper clippings, articles, periodicals, pamphlets, flyers, biographical articles, writings, correspondence, newsletters, conference materials, minutes, reports, manuals, books, photographs, and videotapes. A substantial portion of the collection documents the activities of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and individual members, circa 1919-1977. Other organizations represented include the National Congress of Women, Women's Christian Temperance Union, Another Mother for Peace, National Committee for the Cause and Cure of War, Order of the Unicorn, Women's Peace Party, World Gathering of Women for Disarmament, American League Against War and Fascism, American Peace Society, and the World Movement for World Federal Government. There are small amounts of material on individual peace activists such as Jane Addams, Emily Greene Balch, Marie Curie, Lucia Ames Mead, and Maude Miner Hadden (Smith class 1901), among others. Photographs, printed material and a videotape document the "Women's Pentagon Action," November 1980. The collection also includes published works on women and peace.
Terms of Access and Use:
Restrictions on access:Restrictions on use:
The collection is open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection, but researchers must sign an Access Agreement Form, agreeing to not identify participants in Women's Pentagon Action records.
Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.
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