Swarthmore College Peace Collection

American School Citizenship League Collected Records, 1908-1930

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 not the official repository of this collection of records.
Creator
American School Citizenship League
Title
American School Citizenship League Collected Records
Inclusive Dates
1908-1930
Call Number
CDG-A

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
15 linear inches
Abstract
Founded in 1908 by Fannie Fern Andrews, the American School Peace League was intended to promote peace by introducing principles of international justice and fraternity into the curricula of U.S. schools.
The League distributed circulars, leaflets and booklets for classroom use, including poetry, endorsements for peace from statesmen and military leaders, accounts of peace activity, information regarding other peoples and cultures, and a series of programs designed to further the message of international peace. The League continued to function until the death of Fannie Fern Andrews in 1950.

[Source:"The ABC-CLIO Companion to the American Peace Movement in the 20th Century"]

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Unknown
Processing Information
Processed by Anne Yoder, Janaury 2000. This finding aid was revised by Andrew Ciampa June 10, 2010.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the American School Citizenship League Collected Records CDG-A, Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law

Online Catalog Headings
These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online library/archival catalogs.
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Related Collections
None

Historical Background
Founded in 1908 by Fannie Fern Andrews, the American School Peace League was intended to promote peace by introducing principles of international justice and fraternity into the curricula of U.S. schools. By 1915, it had branches in 40 states, primarily because of the energy of Andrews and her fellow peace workers, including Lucia Ames Mead.

The National Education Association urged all teachers to cooperate with the League, and in 1912, the U.S. commissioner of education, Philander Claxton, invited Andrews to serve as special advisor to his bureau. The movement spread to Europe, with French teachers organizing a similar league. On a trip to England in 1914, Andrews helped organize the School Peace League of Great Britain and Ireland.

The League distributed circulars, leaflets and booklets for classroom use. The material included poetry, endorsements for peace from statesmen and military leaders, accounts of peace activity, information regarding other peoples and cultures, and a series of programs, including pageants and essay contests, that were designed to further the message of international peace. Following the outbreak of World War I, the League changed its name to the American School Citizenship League. Although it was most active as an organization in its early years, the League continued to function until the death of Fannie Fern Andrews in 1950.

[Source:"The ABC-CLIO Companion to the American Peace Movement in the 20th Century"]






Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1
American School Peace League, 1908 - 1912
American School Peace League: report by Fannie Fern Andrews, 1912
American School Peace League, 1913 - 1918
American School Peace League: correspondence re: publicizing essay contest, 1918
American School Peace League: correspondence re: essay contest, 1918 (November) [2 folders]

Box 2
American School Peace League: correspondence re: judging essays for contest, 1918 - 1919
American School Peace League, 1919
American School Peace League: correspondence re: essay contest, 1919 (January 1-15)
American School Peace League: correspondence re: essay contest, 1919 (January 16-31)
American School Peace League: correspondence re: essay contest, 1919 (February)
American School Peace League: correspondence re: essay contest, 1919 (March - September)
American School Peace League: correspondence with Mary & Helen Seabury re: essay contest, 1919
American School Peace League: letters stating results of essay contest, 1919 (July - September)
American School Peace League: lists of contestants and winners of essay contest, 1919
American School Peace League, undated


Box 3
American School Citizenship League, 1919 - 1924
American School Citizenship League: correspondence re: publicity for essay contest, 1923 - 1924
American School Citizenship League: correspondence re: judging essays for contest, 1923 - 1924
American School Citizenship League: correspondence re: essay contest, 1924 (January - February)
American School Citizenship League: correspondence re: essay contest, 1924 (March - May)
American School Citizenship League: letters stating results of essay contest, 1924 - 1925
American School Citizenship League, 1925 - 1930




This file was last updated on June 17, 2010.