Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Helen Kusman Collected Papers, 1972-1982

Collection: CDG-A



Contact Information

Swarthmore College Peace Collection
500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081-1399 U.S.A.
Telephone: (610) 328-8557 (Curator); Fax: (610) 328-8544
Email: wchmiel1@swarthmore.edu (Curator); URL: http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/


Descriptive Summary
Repository
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these papers/records.
Creator
Kusman, Helen (1916-2006)
Title
Helen Kusman Collected Papers
Inclusive Dates
1972-1982
Call Number
Helen Kusman Collected Papers CDG-A

Language of Materials
Materials in Englis
Extent
5 linear inches[papers only]
Abstract
Helen Kusman was active in the peace movement from the 1950s through the 1980s, and worked on many issues. She served as the chairman of the New York Metropolitan Branch of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), from 1970 to 1974. From 1973 to 1979 she served as Vice-President of the National Executive Board, representing the Northeast Region of the WILPF. Kusman was also a member of the board of directors of the Jane Addams Peace Association.


Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Helen Kusman 1983 (Acc. 83A-078); 1991 (Acc 91A-012; Acc. 91A-033, Acc. 91A-035, Acc. 91A-098) and Janice Zalesky (niece).
Processing Information
Processed by SCPC staff. This finding aid was created by Wendy E. Chmielewski, July 2015.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Helen Kusman Collected Papers (CDG-A / etc.), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright Notice
Copyright may have been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection or may have been retained by the creators/authors (or their descendants), in this collection, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Please contact the SCPC Curator for further information.

Online Catalog Headings
These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online library/archival catalogs.
See tripod record


Related Collections
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, U.S. Section Records (DG 043).

Historical Background
Helen Kusman was active in the peace movement from the 1950s through the 1980s, and worked on many issues. She served as the chairman of the New York Metropolitan Branch of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF),from 1970 to 1974. From 1973 to 1979 she served as Vice-President of the National Executive Board, representing the Northeast Region of the WILPF. Kusman was also a member of the board of directors of the Jane Addams Peace Association.

Collection Overview
This collection includes correspondence and notes concerning Kusman's work with the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

Items removed:
Documents concerning Kusman's work with the U.S. national office of WILPF [removed to various sections of DG 043 WILPF)





Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1
Correspondence, 1972-1976
Correspondence, 1977
Correspondence, 1978; 1980-1982
Reduction Committee, 1974
Racism Committee, 1980-1981
Racism Workshop: correspondence, 1980 (August)
Statement on Racism, 1981 (December)

Reference material: racism
U.S. WILPF: annotated documents
Notes: handwritten notations, memos
Miscellaneous materials


This file was last updated on August 21, 2015