Women's International Democratic Federation (WIDF) Records
Scope and Contents of the Collection
The WIDF records are arranged in three Series:
I. AFFILIATES contains two sections: Congress of American Women (American affiliate) and publications from various international affiliates. The former consists of correspondence mostly with Zelma Brandt, co-chairman of the Committee of International Affairs; and clippings, reports, and publications dating from the founding of the organization in 1946 to its investigation by HUAC in 1949. The latter contains publications from affiliates in China, Hungary, and Romania.
II. CONGRESSES consists of records of seven congresses sponsored by WIDF between 1945 and 1969. The bulk of this series consists of agenda, financial reports, timetables, reports, speeches and anti-Vietnam War material from the World Congress of Women held in Helsinki in 1969.
III. PUBLICATIONS contains publications of WIDF including Eugenie Cotton, a biography of the founder of the WIDF, XIVth Session of the Executive Committee of the WIDF (1954), materials related to International Women's Day, runs of News In Brief and Vietnam, plus miscellaneous pamphlets and printed material. Additional publications of the WIDF, Women of the Whole World, Documents and Information, and Information Bulletin for the Paris and Yugoslavia branches are located in the Periodicals Collection of the Sophia Smith Collection.