Swarthmore College Peace Collection, 500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081-1399, USA

PART III: U.S. SECTION
SERIES A,1: HISTORICAL RECORDS

[material in boxes 1-9 processed by Eleanor Barr & her predecessors]

Scope, Contents & Arrangement

Note to researchers: Be sure to search the entire WILPF checklist for more information on your
person/topic of interest, which might be contained in other parts/series, or in other SCPC archival
collections.





Box 1 [on mf reel 130:1] off-site
Constitutions, 1919-1966 (International, U.S. Section, Pennsylvania Branch)
State standards; model state constitutions; by-laws, 1935-1956
State constitutions, ca. 1936-1940
WILPF Incorporated, 1927-1953 [includes incorporation papers, meeting minutes & correspondence; see box 9 for
additional material]
Programs, principles & policies, 1915-1965 [see boxes 7 & 9 for additional material]

Box 2 (note card box) [not on mf] on-site
Research notes on the history of WILPF by Fern E. Stowe, 1946
Abyssinia [Ethiopia] [see also Imperialism; Race Relations]
Arbitration
Attacks
Austria
Boycott [includes economic boycotts and embargoes on weapons]
Civil Liberties
Cooperation With Other Organizations
Conscription & National Defense[includes conscientious objection]
Disarmament
Economics [includes the Depression and use of police; see also Imperialism]
Education, Adult [includes international conferences; see also Young People]
Education, Literature and Speakers
Education, Methods of
Education, Popular
Education, Schools
Embargo on Arms [see also Boycott]
Emergency Peace Conference, 1922
England
Europe
Famine and Relief [includes refugees]
Far East
France
Germany
Hungary
Imperialism
India
Jews
Junior International League
Kellogg Pact [includes outlawry of war]
Labor Relations
League of Nations [see also Treaty of Versailles]
Liberia
Militarization [see also Conscription & National Defense]
Minorities [see also Far East; Race Relations; South America; Famine and Relief]
Munitions Industry
Newspaper Space
Occupation of the Rhineland
Opium
Organization [includes general program, membership, finance, committees]
Personalities [includes staff, board members, visitors]
Philippine Islands
Poland
Political Campaigns
Popular Opinion to World War I
Prison Reform
Publications and Distribution [see also Education, Literature and Speakers]
Race Relations [see also Far East]
Reparations
Russia
Samoa
Social Relationships
South America
Spain
Treaty of Versailles [includes armistice; peace treaties]
Turkey
United States
War, Declaration of [includes research notes on the history of WILPF by Fern E. Stowe, 1946: war referendum]
War, Scientific
War, Threats of
World Court
Young People

Box 3 [on mf reel 130:2] off-site
Histories, 1920-1977
Histories, 1912-1966 [not in order]
Jane Addams House fire, 1970 (March 23)
"Study of the Organizational Problems of WILPF" by Arthur Dunham & Elizabeth Tolles, 1955
Remington Rand Report, 1957 [includes 1956 report of the WILPF Study Committee on implementation of the
Dunham report, as well as recommendations on routine operations given by Peter A. Cardi, a consultant from Remington Rand Systems]
Organization plans, 1940, 1945?
Organization charts, ca. 1957-1965
Letterheads, n.d.
Branch & committee organizational plans, 1940, 1946

Box 4 [not on mf] on-site
Collective biographies
Miscellaneous biographies
A-B
C-E
F-H
I-K
ML-N
O-Q
R-T
U-W
X-Z
Biographical information about :
Grace Abbott
Jane Addams [See DG 001]
Milnor Alexander
Katherine [Kitty] McCollin Arnett
Zonia Baber
Emily Greene Balch [See also DG 006]
Adelaide Nichols Baker
Helen Marston Beardsley
Katherine Devereux Blake [See also CDGA: Blake]
Marjorie Boehm
Elise Boulding [See also CDGA: Boulding]
Ella Morris Boynton
Heloise Brainerd [See also CDGA: Brainerd]
Thea Braiterman
Pearl S. Buck
Betty Burkes
Gertrude C. Bussey
Ruth Cadwallader
Kay Camp [See also DG 169]
Lucy P. Carner
Helen Carroll
Ruth Chalmers
Sarah Norcliffe Cleghorn
Marilyn Clement
Rae Cohn
Esther Crooks
Celia Daldy
Ann Morrisett Davidon [See DG 144]
Dorothy Detzer [See DG 86]
Sophia Dulles
Ethel Dungan
Harriet Eddy
Marion Edman
Martha Helen Elliot
[Note: photographs were removed from all folders that contained them and transferred to Photograph Collection]

Box 4a [not on mf] on-site
Biographical information about:
Hazel E. Foster
Eleanor Fowler
Libby Frank
Ruth Freeman
Ruth Gage-Colby
Freda M. Goldstein
Jo Graham
Lucy Haessler
Alice Hamilton
Erna P. Harris
Marii Hasegawa
Alice Herz
Carmelita Hinton
Barbara Hornum
Hannah Clothier Hull
Dorothy Hutchinson
Betty Muther Jacob
Ethel Jensen
Emily Cooper Johnson
Glenna B. Johnson
Margaret E. Jones
May Mather Jones
Florence Kelley
Flemmie Kittrell
Tomi Kora
Roberta C. Kramer
Ida Langman
Lucila R. De Laverde
Lucy Biddle Lewis
Faith Ward Libby
Lola Maverick Lloyd
Yvonne Logan
Alice Miller Longshore
Greta Lynch
Naomi Marcus
Milada Marsalka
Thelma Marshall
Anne Martin
Judith Nies McFadden
Bertha C. McNeill
Jane Midgley
Alberta Morris
Mosely, Margaret
Melva Mueller
Evelyn Murray
Holly Near
Mildred Scott Olmsted [See also DG 082]
Alice Park
Helen M. Paxson
Orlie Pell
Carol Pendell
Elsie L. Picon
Jeannette Rankin [See also CDGA: Rankin]
Meta Riseman
Annette J. Roberts
Dorothy M. Robinson
Eleanore Romberg
[Note: photographs were removed from all folders that contained them and transferred to Photograph Collection]

Box 4b (1/2 box) [not on mf] on-site
Biographical information about:
Pat Samuel
Phyllis Sanders
Adele Scott Saul
Kathleen Sayre
Anna C. Scheffey
Ruth Sillman
Emily Parker Simon
Phyllis Singsen
Sadie Daniel St. Clair
Dorothy Steffens
Analee Stewart [See also CDGA: Stewart]
Louise Allender Stinetorf
Maud Conkey Stockwell
Florence Taussig
Marta Teele
Dorothy Thompson
Martha Tranquilli
Mabel Vernon
Bess Bolton Walcott
Lillian Wald
Gladys Walser
Elizabeth Weideman
Mary Wilhelmine Williams
Alice M. Woodruff
Amy Woods
Mary Zepernick
[Note: photographs were removed from all folders that contained them and transferred to Photograph Collection]

Box 5.1 [on mf reel 130:3] off-site
Handbooks, 1920-1934 [incomplete set]
Handbooks, 1935-1944

Box 5.2 [on mf reel 130:3] off-site
Handbooks, 1945-1965 [note: 1950 handbook is missing; folder contains only handbook corrections from June]

Box 5.3 (1/2 box) [on mf reel 130:4?] on-site
Handbooks & directories, 1966-1979/1980

Box 6 [on mf reel 130:4] off-site
Annual meetings: programs, 1942-1968
Annual meetings: attendance, 1959-1967
Annual meetings: data & suggested procedures, 1942-1967
Annual meetings: reports of the Executive Director (Mildred Scott Olmsted), 1947-1965
Annual meetings: nomination forms for National Board, 1960-1968
Annual meetings: evaluations, 1958-1965
[Note: see Series A,2 for additional information on annual meetings]

Box 7 [on mf reel 130:4] off-site
Policy & principles, 1947-1954
Procedures, 1947-1953

Box 8 [on mf reel 130:4] off-site
Directory of Branch leaders, 1955-1958

Box 9 [on mf reel 130:4] off-site
Constitution, 1936, and by-laws, n.d. [received from Emily Greene Balch]
Histories
WILPF Incorporated: certificate of incorporation, by-laws
WILPF Incorporated: meeting minutes, 1951-
WILPF Incorporated: officers, members, 1949-
WILPF Incorporated: correspondence, 1952
Programs, principles & policies, 1925-1948 [received from Emily Greene Balch]
Programs, principles & policies, 1944-




[Material in following boxes was processed by Anne Yoder in 1997-1999]

Box 10 [not on mf] on-site
Changes to constitution & by-laws, 1963, 1970-1991
Model for Branch by-laws, 1962, 1965
Statements of principles & policies, 1960-
Discussion re: relationship to independent peace groups in Socialist countries, 1983 [file of Mildred Scott
Olmsted]
Discussion re: sponsoring civil disobedience & tax resistance activities, 1987
Lists of WILPF Presidents
Highlights of WILPF history
Histories, 1950-1969
Histories, 1970-1979
Interview of Mildred Scott Olmsted by Mercedes Randall, Feb. 1972 [transcript & revisions]
Interview of Mildred Scott Olmsted by Mercedes Randall, 1972 cont. [transcript revision]
Interview of Mildred Scott Olmsted, April 1973 [transcript; see A-V collection for audiotape]
Acrostic re: WILPF history produced by Naomi Marcus, ca. 1977
Histories, 1980-1989
Pioneers for Peace Project, 1985

Box 10a (1/2 box) [not on mf] on-site
Histories, 1990-1999
MS "Nobel Peace Laureates Jane Addams & Emily Greene Balch: The Two Women of WILPF" by
Harriet Alonso, June 1992 (46 p.)
Histories, n.d.
Notes on history of WILPF by unknown person/s, n.d.

Box 11 [not on mf] on-site
Listings in other organization's resources or in peace books & catalogs
Letterhead, n.d.; graphics of WILPF buildings (2), n.d.
Architectural plans for renovations, 1961 [plans removed to Oversize Collection]
1970 fire & decisions made afterward re: location of office
Search for, purchase & dedication of Jane Addams House, 1970-1972 [file of Dorothy Steffens]
Organizational study, 1954-1955 [removed from a notebook; includes typescript as well as hand written
pages and/or notes]
"Preliminary Diagnostic Notes on WILPF's Organizational Health" by Joan Lieberman, Sept. 1985
Organizational diagnostic inventory, ca. 1985-1986
"Organizational Assessment" by Cynthia Metzler, Nov. 1986
Correspondence of staffpersons with the Swarthmore College Peace Collection, 1965-
Correspondence etc. re: WILPF records on microfilm
Sponsors of WILPF (National Advisory Council), 1947-1949 [mostly correspondence]
Sponsors of WILPF, 1950-1955 [mostly correspondence]
Sponsors of WILPF, 1959-1963 [mostly correspondence]
Sponsors of WILPF, 1966, 1975, 1976, n.d.
Sponsors of WILPF, 1980-1983, 1986-1990, n.d.

Box 12 [not on mf] on-site
Directory changes & Board/staff lists, 1938-1969
Directory changes & Board/staff lists, 1970-
Directories
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972-1974
1975
1976
1977-1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
[1986 Directory missing]
1987
1988
1989
Box 12a (1/2 box) [not on mf] on-site
Directories
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
Sections Directory, 1997 [missing U.S. Section Directory]
1998
1999(?)





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