- Swarthmore College
Peace Collection, 500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081-1399,
- PART II: WILPF INTERNATIONAL OFFICE
Notes re: WILPF International by Archivist Eleanor Barr, Jan.
[may no longer be
applicable in 2000- ]
- Records, 1915-date. 7.47 meters (24.5 feet)
- Scope and Content
- The official records of the international headquarters of
- Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
- and its predecessor, the International Committee of Women for
- Peace (1915-1918), are deposited in the Western Historical
- Norlin Library, University of Colorado at Boulder. A printed
- these records (A Guide to the Women's International League for
- Freedom Papers, 1982) is available in SCPC (see
- collection). These records were microfilmed in 1981-1982 by
- Microfilming Corporation of America. Women's International
- Peace and Freedom, Papers, 1915-1978; A Guide to the Microfilm
- is also available on the Archives-Reference shelf in SCPC. Of
- reels of microfilm filmed for this project, nine are available
- The material designated in the microfilm edition as Series I,
- was held by the Peace Collection from 1940 to 1981.
- The records of WILPF-International available in SCPC have come
- various sources over the years since the Peace Collection
- established in 1930. Individuals who have contributed
- quantities of records include Jane Addams, Emily Greene Balch,
- Brainerd, Benny Cederfeld, Mildred Scott Olmsted, and Alice
- The SCPC collection of WILPF-International records
- Executive Committee minutes (1920-1965), resolutions,
- correspondence (1920-1953), reports, and materials on
- committees. Also included are minutes, resolutions,
- correspondence, reports, and other material relating to
- international congresses (1915-1977) held by WILPF
- three years. Records from the 1960s to date are sketchy
compared to the
- earlier years.
- The collection also includes miscellaneous materials
- primarily pamphlets, leaflets and releases) from twenty-nine
- sections. Much of this material is from the sections in
- France, Germany, Great Britain, and Sweden.
- Records (1928-1950) of the Committee on the Americas are also
- of the WILPF-International collection. The bulk of this
- consists of the correspondence (1936-1950) of Heloise
- Correspondent of the Committee, with women in Latin
- Serial publications of WILPF-International from 1915 to the
- are also available in SCPC.
- A brief history of the Women's International League for Peace
- Freedom is included in the above-mentioned guides to the WILPF
- the University of Colorado.
- Consult card catalog for additional material on the history
- The records of WILPF-International are arranged in six series,
- Series A Historical Records
- Series B Congresses
- 1. Historical Records
- 2. Bound Reports
- Series C National Sections
- Series D Committee on the Americas
- Series E Geneva Collection
- Series F Serial Publications
- Series A, B, and C are composite series, created to
- material received from various sources at different times.
- arrangement of both Series A and Series B is basically
- then by type of material. Series C is arranged first by
- by date and type of material.
- The records in Series D were received from Heloise Brainerd in
- separate accessions, 1948-1953. The correspondence is arranged
- and then by country.
- Series E consists of WILPF records that were sent to the
- College Peace Collection in 1940 from international
- Geneva for safekeeping during the war. The collection is
- type of material and then by date. In 1981, with the
- WILPF-International, this material was transferred to the
- Colorado for inclusion in the microfilm edition of the WILPF
- original records have been retained by the Norlin Library of
- University of Colorado, but a microfilm copy is available in
- Series F, a collection of serial publications, is arranged by
- and by date. Additional WILPF periodicals are available in the
- periodical collection. Consult card catalog for holdings.
- periodical titles are also available on microfilm.
- Under a grant from the Jane Addams Peace Association, Series
- and F were thoroughly processed in late 1984-January 1985.
- records from Emily Greene Balch were added to the collection
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