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Vera Wadsworth Beggs Papers, 1932-1969
2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 15

Abstract:
Pacifist; Suffragist; Civic leader; International relations specialist. This small collection of Vera Beggs' papers includes extensive correspondence to and from Carrie Chapman Catt describing women's rights and peace activism and organizations.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright ownership of Vera Wadsworth Beggs' writings is unknown. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Copyright to materials authored by persons other than Vera Wadsworth Beggs may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note
Portrait of Vera W. Beggs, undated

Portrait of Vera W. Beggs, undated

Pacifist, suffragist, civic leader, and international relations specialist, Vera Beggs worked closely with Carrie Chapman Catt from 1933 to 1938 as chairman of the Marathon Round Tables, a study and discussion project concerned with U. S. foreign policy carried on through the National Committee on the Cause and Cure of War (NCCCW). Beggs chaired the NCCCW in the early 1940s and continued to be involved with its successor, the Women's Action Committee for Lasting Peace. She served as chairman of the Department of International Relations for the General Federation of Women's Clubs and in this capacity organized and conducted a Good Neighbor Tour of South America in 1940. Vera Wadsworth Beggs' date of birth is unknown; she died in 1968.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Vera Wadsworth Beggs Papers consist of correspondence, clippings, and organization files. The collection contains extensive correspondence of Carrie Chapman Catt describing women's rights work and activities for peace. The papers also contain materials relating to the General Federation of Women's Clubs, the International Alliance of Women for Suffrage and Equal Citizenship, the National Committee on the Cause and Cure of War, the Foreign Policy Association, the New York Herald Tribune's Inter-American Conferences, and the Woman's Action Committee for Lasting Peace.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright ownership of Vera Wadsworth Beggs' writings is unknown. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Copyright to materials authored by persons other than Vera Wadsworth Beggs may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Vera Wadsworth Beggs Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

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