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


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


Series B,8: Regional Branches [formerly Series B,7, Jane Addams Branch, & Regional Branches]

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.




Historical Note
The WILPF regional structure was established in 1971 as a means of outreach, to increase the number of local branches and membership. Members of the WILPF National Board were to be elected from all regions, in proportion to the WILPF members in each. Regionals were encouraged to hold conferences and were seen as a means to support a region-wide project or campaign on an issue. The first regional conferences were held in 1972. [Earlier regional conferences, organized by the U.S. National Office, are located in Series A, 4, 1920-1959.]
 
The Regions are:
I: Western Region
II: Midwest Region
III: Southern Region
IV: Northeast Region
 
Please consult the first folder (Regions: Misc.) for a map illustrating the boundaries of the regions. Note that informal regional gatherings such as the "North California Region," which were organized to share the resources of local branches, are not part of this Series, but rather can be found in Series B,1 - B,6, according to the State in which they are organized.
 
The bulk of the papers in this series comes from Region IV (Northeast), which in 1987 articulated its meeting structure as four meetings of a council/caucus per year and a biennial conference. In the 1970s, conferences were held annually.




Box 1 [not on mf] on-site
REGIONS: MISC.
Plan for regional structure, 1971-1972
 
REGION I: WESTERN REGION
Misc., 1970s-1980s
Mini-seminar re: International Women's Year, Los Angeles Valley (CA), May 1975
Regional conference, Denver (CO), June 1982 [file of Jean Gore]
Regional conference, Portland (OR), June 1984 [file of Jean Gore]
Regional conference, Missoula (MT), June 1986 [file of Jean Gore]
Regional conference, Culver City (CA), July 1988 [file of Jean Gore]
Misc., 1990s
[see Series B,10 for Western Region newsletter]
 
REGION II: MIDWEST REGION
Miscellaneous, 1972-1992
Regional conference, St. Louis (MO), June 1986
Regional conference, Cleveland (OH), June 1988
[see Series B,10 for newsletter "Midwest Peace and Freedom"]
 
REGION III: SOUTHERN REGION
Miscellaneous, 1972-
Report "Strength and Struggle in Our Southern Branches..." by Beth Rapps, 1991
[see Series B,10 for Southern Region newsletter]
 
REGION IV: NORTHEAST REGION
Bylaws; misc.
Regional Council meeting minutes, 1973-1979 [incomplete set?]
Regional Council meeting minutes, 1980-1986 [incomplete set]

Box 2 [1/2 box] [not on mf] on-site
Regional Caucus meeting minutes, 1978 (Sept.), 1987-1993
Regional conferences, 1971-1979
Regional conferences, 1980-1989
Regional conferences, 1990-
[see Series B,10 for newsletter "Region IV Gleanings"]





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