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


PART III: U.S. SECTION
SERIES B: BRANCHES


Series B,3: New York Branch [formerly Series B,2 & B,6]

Scope, Contents & Arrangement

See Appendix A for history of some of these Branches

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 [not on mf] on-site
New York State Branch, 1918-1945: Administrative Records
Constitutions, 1937-1940
Meeting minutes, 1925, 1929
Meeting minutes & related papers, 1930-1940

Box 2 [not on mf] on-site
New York State Branch, 1918-1945: Administrative Records
Meeting minutes & related papers, 1941
Meeting minutes & related papers, 1945
Resolutions, 1930-1941
Policy statements on membership, finances & affiliations, 1936-1941
Union agreement, 1936
New York State Branch, 1918-1945: Reports, Projects & Committees
Biographies of Board members & staffpersons
List of officers for state & local Branches, 1931-1940
Congressional Campaign (Pauline Angell), 1918
Executive Secretary’s reports, etc., 1934-1939
Financial records -- annual statements, 1929-1941
Fundraising, street solicitation campaign, 1938
Education Committee, 1929-1940
Education Committee: 1933 Essay Contest and 1937 Peace Poster
Education Committee: study groups, 1927-1937
Inter-America Committee, 1933-1940
Legislative Committee (State)
Literature Committee, 1940
Refugee Committee, 1939-1940
Anti-War Mobilization, 1939-1940
Armistice Day Mass Meeting, Nov. 11, 1933
Canadian-American Peace Day, May 27, 1937

Box 3 [not on mf] on-site
New York State Branch, 1918-1945: Reports, Projects & Committees
Conferences, Regional: Smith College, 1932; Vassar College, 1933
Conferences, Student Regional: Vassar, 1937; Cornell, 1938
Dinners (annual), 1931-1940
Disarmament Caravan, 1931
Disarmament Conference, Jan. 20, 1932
Jane Addams Memorial Meeting, June 02, 1935
Peace Parades, 1934-1938
People’s Mandate Committee, 1935-1936
World’s Fair Day Committee, 1940
New York State Branch, 1918-1945: Form Letters & Press Releases
Form letters to local branches & members, releases, etc., 1918-1944
Press releases, 1930-1935

Box 4 [not on mf] on-site
New York State Branch, 1918-1945: Form Letters & Press Releases
Press releases, 1936-1941
Releases, financial appeals, 1935-1940
Releases, form letters to branch leadership, etc., 1930-1945
Speeches, 1933-1940, n.d.
Radio broadcast scripts, 1933-1940, n.d.
Literature (printed), 1918-1945, n.d.
Newsclippings, 1933-1940
New York State Branch, 1918-1945: Outgoing Correspondence, 1927-1941
Addams, Jane, 1929, 1933-1934
Addams, Jane, Peace School [see: Jane Addams Peace School]
American Committee for Struggle Against War [see: American League Against War and Fascism]
American Jewish Congress, 1933-1936
American League for Peace & Democracy [see: American League Against War and Fascism]
Anti-Semitism, 1934-1941
[see: Linville, Laura, 1939]
Attacks [see also "Newsclippings, 1933-1940" above]
Baer, Gertrude, 1933-1940
Balch, Emily Greene, 1930-1938
Blake, Katherine Devereux, 1931-1939

Box 5 [not on mf] on-site
New York State Branch, 1918-1945: Outgoing Correspondence, 1927-1941
Book auction (annual state dinner), Feb. 20, 1940
Brainerd, Heloise, 1939-1941
Bromley, Dorothy Dunbar, 1935-1938
Canadian - U.S. Peace Celebration, 1937 [see also: Literature Activities]
Canadian Section (WILPF), 1937-1938
Conferences
College women, 1936 [see also: Education Committee]
Student Regional Conference "All Youth Against War," Vassar, 1937
Conferences (cont.)
Pacifist Youth Conference, Cornell, 1938
Regional, Hartford (CT), 1939-1940
Detzer, Dorothy, 1929-1940
Disarmament envoy & demonstration (concluding with presentation of petition to FDR, May 20, 1933)
Eaton, Emily L. (Mrs. Horace A.), 1940-1941
Edelman, Rose K., 1930-1948
Education Committee, 1929-1934, 1935-1939
Field organization work
Auburn, 1935-1939
Batavia, 1935
Gloverville, 1935-1936
Jamestown, 1936
Niagara Falls & Poughkeepsie, 1935-1939

Box 6 [not on mf] on-site
New York State Branch, 1918-1945: Outgoing Correspondence, 1927-1941
Finances, 1934-1940
Goodwill Day, May 18, 1931
Hearst, Peoples’ Committee Against, 1936
Hommel, Dorothy (Mrs. Carlton L.), 1936-1940
Hull, Hannah Clothier (Mrs. William I.), 1933-1939
Inquiries, 1936-1941
Intemann, Eugenia S. (Mrs. Alfred C.), 1933-1940
Inter-American Conference, 1936
International Membership Committee, 1937-1938
Jane Addams Peace School, 1934-1940
Keep America Out of War Congress, 1938-1939
Kellogg-Briand Pact, Anniversary of, August 27, 1933
Latin America: Miscellaneous, 1933-1940
Legislative Committee & legislation, 1932-1941
Legislative Committee & legislation: Vinson bill (naval bill), 1934 [see also: Munitions Industry, 1934]
Lifton, Sarah (Mrs. Samuel), 1941
[see also: Eaton, Emily]
Linville, Laura, (Mrs. Henry R.), 1939
[see also: Anti-Semitism]
Literature Committee, 1938-1940
"M" [collective file]
Miscellaneous correspondence, 1927-1937

Box 7 [not on mf] on-site
New York State Branch, 1918-1945: Outgoing Correspondence, 1927-1941
Munitions Campaign, 1934
Nichols, Ruth R., 1936 [see also: Disarmament envoy & demonstration, 1933]
Olmsted, Mildred S. (Mrs. Allen S), 1939-1941
Ott, Eliza G. (Mrs. Edward A.), 1930-193 [see also: Ithaca Branch]
Pax, 1932
Peace parades, 1932-1937
Peace poster contest, 1937 [see also: Education Committee -- press releases]
People’s Mandate, 1935-1936
Radio, 1940
Refugee Committee, 1939-1940
Schwimmer, Rosika, 1937
Singer, Caroline, 1935-1940
Speakers, 1930-1940
Student anti-war strikes, 1935-1938
Student contacts, 1935-1939
Sutro, Florentine S. (Mrs. Lionel), 1935-1937
Swope, Mary H. (Mrs. Gerard), 1935
Syracuse Peace Council, NYS Peace Worker’s Conference, 1938
Toys, 1935-1937
U.S. government
U.S. government: executive departments, 1930-1948
U.S. government: President, 1930-1938

Box 7a (1/2 box) [not on mf] on-site
New York State Branch, 1918-1945: Outgoing Correspondence, 1927-1941
U.S. government: Senate, 1930-1938
U.S. government: House of Representatives, 1930-1940
War Resisters League, 1931-1938
Woods, Amy S., 1930-1931
World Peace Posters, 1932
World Youth Congress (2nd), 1938
New York State Branch, 1946-
Miscellaneous 
[see Series B,10 for Branch newsletter]
Miscellaneous WILPF Activities in New York State [i.e. of Members-at-Large or organizing groups that didn’t
become official Branches]
Correspondence, etc., 1933-1941
Miscellaneous, 1962-1968

Box 8 [not on mf] on-site
Albany Branch
Miscellaneous, 1934, 1963-1980
[see Series B,10 for Branch newsletter, 1967-1970]
Arverne Branch
Miscellaneous, 1934-1940
Brooklyn Branch
Miscellaneous, 1929-1948
Miscellaneous [including "Borough Hall Branch of ILPF," which formed & disbanded in 1935-1936, & other temporary
mini-Branches within Brooklyn]
[see Series B,10 for Branch newsletter]
Bronx Branch
Miscellaneous, 1936-1940
Buffalo Branch
Miscellaneous, 1935-1940
Miscellaneous, 1963-
[see Series B,10 for Branch newsletter]
Central Suffolk Branch [see also: Suffolk Branch]
Miscellaneous, 1965-1988
[see Series B,10 for Branch newsletter]
Chenango County Branch (Norwich)
Miscellaneous, 1939-1941
Croton on Hudson Branch
Miscellaneous, 1939-1940
Far Rockaway Branch
Miscellaneous, 1931-1940
Flushing Branch 
Miscellaneous, 1963-1977
[see Series B,10 for Branch newsletter]
Greater New York Branch [in 1939, "chapters" in Brooklyn, Bronx, & Manhattan temporarily joined together to form
this Branch to better coordinate local WILPF activities]
Miscellaneous, 1939-1940
Huntington Branch
Miscellaneous, 1971
[see Series B,10 for Branch newsletter]
Ithaca Branch
Miscellaneous, 1932-1941
By-laws, miscellaneous, 1963-1975
[see Series B,10 for Branch newsletter]
Long Island Branch(es) [briefly organized branches in Long Beach, Long Island, & Lyons]
Miscellaneous, 1933-1939
Miscellaneous, 1980-1981
Manhattan Branch
[reorganized as part of New York Metropolitan Branch in 1950]
Constitutions, 1937-1939
Officers, 1932-1939

Box 8a [not on mf] on-site
Manhattan Branch
[reorganized as part of New York Metropolitan Branch in 1950]
Meeting minutes, 1932-1941
Legislative Committee, 1933-1940
Literature, programs, releases, 1932-1943
Correspondence with True Sisters, 1933
Correspondence, miscellaneous, 1932-1939, n.d.
Miscellaneous, 1949-1954
Chronology of the Metropolitan Area Chapter of WILPF, 1914-1990 (compiled by Harriet Hyman Alonso
as part of the WILPF New York Metropolitan Branch Oral History Project)
[see Series B,10 for Branch newsletter]
Mid-Hudson Branch
Miscellaneous, n.d.
Mount Vernon Branch
Miscellaneous, 1935-1941
Nassau Branch / West Nassau Branch
Miscellaneous, 1963-1964, 1981
[see Series B,10 for Branch newsletter]
New Paltz Branch
Miscellaneous, 1979-1980
New York Metropolitan Branch
By-laws, 1958; meeting minutes, 1975 (Jan. 06)
Miscellaneous, 1950s-1970s

Box 9 [not on mf] on-site
New York Metropolitan Branch
Miscellaneous, 1980
Correspondence, 1970-1975, n.d.
International Women’s Year & Day
Leaflets & flyers, 1971-1977, n.d.
Telephone trees & mailing lists
Members
Writings by members
Press releases, 1971-1976
Economic issues
South Vietnamese prisoners
Vietnam
Newspaper clippings
Petitions
[see Series B,10 for Branch newsletter]
Oswego Branch
Miscellaneous, 1983
[see Series B,10 for Branch newsletter, 1984]
Rochester Branch / Greater Rochester Branch
Miscellaneous, 1934-1987
Rockaway Park Branch
Miscellaneous, 1931-
[see Series B,10 for Branch newsletter]
South Shore Branch
Miscellaneous, 1970
Suffolk County Branch
Miscellaneous, 1981-
[see Series B,10 for Branch newsletter]
Syracuse Branch (Onondaga County)
Miscellaneous, 1930-1940
Miscellaneous, 1963-1968
[see Series B,10 for Branch newsletter
Tri-City Branch
[see Series B,10 for Branch newsletter,]
West Chester County Branch
Miscellaneous, 1963-
[see Series B,10 for Branch newsletter]

For Series B,3 Boxes 10-18 see:
Accession 07A-016 (received March 2007)
files of the New York City Metropolitan branch, 1960s, 1970s-2003



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