Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Frederick J. Libby and Faith Ward Libby Papers, 1909-1969

Collection: DG 087


Contact Information
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081-1399
U.S.A.
Telephone: 610-328-8557 (curator)
Fax: 610-690-5728
Email: wchmiel@swarthmore.edu (curator)
URL: http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/


Descriptive Summary
Repository
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Creator
Libby, Frederick J. (1874-1970) and Libby, Faith Ward (1902-1984)
Title
Frederick J. Libby and Faith Ward Libby Papers
Inclusive Dates
Dates of 1909-1969
Call Number
DG 087

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
10.5 linear inches
Abstract
Frederick J. Libby (1874-1970) was a pacifist, writer, speaker and fundraiser. He was the founder of the National Council for Prevention of War, 1921-1970. Faith Ward Libby (1902-1984) was also a peace activist and member of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. The two married in 1932. This collection contains their personal correspondence.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
Yes, Boxes stored off site. Please contact SCPC staff at least two weeks in advance of visit to arrange for retrieval of this collection.
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Frederick J. Libby and Faith Ward Libby, 1974
Processing Information
Processed by Peace Collection staff; finding aid revised in 1993 and 2008 by Wendy Chmielewski
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Frederick J. Libby and Faith Ward Libby Papers (DG 087), 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.
See tripod record


Related Collections
National Council for Prevention of War Records (DG 023)

Historical Background
Frederick J. Libby (1874-1970) was a pacifist, writer, speaker and fundraiser. He was born in Richmond, Maine; graduate of Bowdoin College, B.A. 1894 and was a graduate of Andover Theological Seminary, B.D. 1902. Libby a Congregational minister, joined the Society of Friends in 1921. Fred Libby performed relief work with the American Friends Service Committee and American Red Cross in France, 1918-1920 and became an AFSC official, 1920-1921. His most enduring contribution to the peace movement was as a founder and executive secretary of National Council for Prevention of War, 1921-1970. Fred Libby helped organize the Keep America Out of War Congress, 1938. He was the author of War on War (1922) and a history of the NCPW, To End War: The Story of the National Council for the Prevention of War (1969). Faith Ward Libby (1902-1984) was an active member of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. The two married in 1932.

Collection Overview
The Frederick J. Libby and Faith Ward Libby Papers contain personal correspondence between the two, information about trips they took together, their wedding in 1932, and miscellaneous biographical documents.

Items removed:
Photographs
Buttons
Memorabilia


Arrangement of Collection
Series A contains the correspondence of Frederick J. Libby written to his wife, Faith Ward Libby between 1931 and 1969. Series B contains the correspondence Faith Ward Libby written to her husband, Frederick J. Libby between 1931 and 1968. Series C contains miscellaneous correspondence between both Frederick and Faith Libby and family and friends. This series also contains various biographical items about the two.




Detailed Description of the Collection

SERIES A: Correspondence, Frederick J. Libby to Faith Ward Libby

Box 1 [box stored off site]
August 29 – September 23, 1931
September 24 – October 5, 1931
October 6 – October 12, 1931
October 12 – October 31, 1931
November 1 – November 16, 1931
November 18 – November 22, 1931
November 23 – December 13, 1931
December 14 – December 18, 1931
January 2 – January 15, 1932
January 17 – January 25, 1932
January 25 – January 31, 1932
February 1 – February 9, 1932
February 13 – February 21, 1932
February 23 – February 29, 1932
March 1 – March 11, 1932
 
Box 2 [box stored off site]
March 11 – March 17, 1932
March 18 – March 25, 1932
April 5 – April 14, 1932
April 14 – April 20, 1932
April 21 – April 28, 1932
May 2 – May 11, 1932
May 12 – May 21, 1932
June 1 – June 6, 1932
June 6 – June 24, 1932
September – November 10, 1932
November 11 – December 31, 1932
January 3 – February 9, 1933
 
Box 3 [box stored off site]
February 10 – February 17, 1933
April 10 – June 18, 1933
June 21 – June 28, 1933
August 13 – August 29, 1933
September 19- October 31, 1933
November 1 – November 21, 1933
December 9 – December 18, 1933
January 1 – January 11, 1934
February 1 – February 20, 1934
February 22 – February 28, 1934
March 15 – March 31, 1934
April 2 – April 9, 1934
April 11 – April 17, 1934
April 18 – April 25, 1934
May 9 – May 31, 1934
 
Box 4 [box stored off site]
June – December, 1934
January 9 – February 6, 1935
February 6 – February 17, 1935
February 18 – February 28, 1935
March 2 – March 9, 1935
March 10 – March 31, 1935
April 2 – June 19, 1935
June 21 – June 29, 1935
July 3 – July 14, 1935
July 15 – July 31, 1935
August 1 – August 29, 1935
September 24 – November 20, 1935
December 1 – December 17, 1935
 
Box 5 [box stored off site]
January 7 – January 31, 1936
February 8 – February 17, 1936
March 2 – March 21, 1936
April 1 – April 22, 1936
April 22 – April 30, 1936
May 1 – May 16, 1936
May 17 – June 30, 1936
July 1 – September 30, 1936
October 5 – November 17, 1936
December 3 – December 30, 1936
 
Box 6 [box stored off site]
January 1 – January 31, 1937
February 1 – February 11, 1937
February 16 – March 11, 1937
April 1 – May 19, 1937
May 20 – July 17, 1937
July 17 – July 30, 1937
August 16 – August 30, 1937
September 1 – September 30, 1937
October 12 – October 26, 1937
November 10 – December 5, 1937
December 6 – December 31, 1937
January 18 – January 24, 1938
February 2 – February 27, 1938
 
Box 7 [box stored off site]
March 1 – March 28, 1938
April 3 – April 29, 1938
May 1 – June 7, 1938
June 8 – July 25, 1938
August 16 – September 28, 1938
October 2 – December 31, 1938
January 3 – January 26, 1939
February 9 – February 28, 1939
March 2 – March 15, 1939
March 15 – March 23, 1939
April 4 – April 28, 1939
May 1 – May 28, 1939
June 1 – June 17, 1939
June 18 – June 28, 1939
 
Box 8 [box stored off site]
July 2 – July 10, 1939
July 10 – July 16, 1939
July 16 – July 20, 1939
August 9 – August 17, 1939
August 18 – August 27, 1939
September 11 – October 31, 1939
November 6 – November 30, 1939
December 3 – December 27, 1939
January 2 – January 31, 1940
February 1 – February 26, 1940
February 27 – March 31, 1940
April 1 – April 29, 1940
May 5 – May 29, 1940
June 3 – June 28, 1940
July 1 – July 17, 1940
August 20 – September 23, 1940
 
Box 9 [box stored off site]
October 7 – October 30, 1940
November 1 – November 30, 1940
December 2 – December 11, 1940
January 6 – January 22, 1941
February 4 – March 31, 1941
April 15 – April 27, 1941
April 27 – May 5, 1941
May 7 – June 7, 1941
June 19 – August 12, 1941
October 6 – November 30, 1941
December 1 – December 31, 1941
January 2 – January 17, 1942
January 19 – March 13, 1942
April 1 – April 28, 1942
 
Box 10 [box stored off site]
May 5 – May 18, 1942
May 20 – July 16, 1942
August 21 – December 3, 1942
January 4 – February 20, 1943
April 10 – May 28, 1943
June 2 – June 25, 1943
September 10 – November 5, 1943
March 7, 1944 – December 31, 1948
January 11 – April 12, 1949
July 22 – October 31, 1949
November 2 – December 31, 1949
 
Box 11 [box stored off site]
January 12 – February 29, 1950
March 9 – March 30, 1950
April 5 – May 4, 1950
May 4 – May 23, 1950
June 8 – June 30, 1950
July 1 – October 18, 1950
October 20 – December 30, 1950
January 2 – February 23, 1951
April 1 – June 7, 1951
September 10 – November 11, 1951
January 9 – June 8, 1952
September 15 – December 10, 1952
January 24 – April 21, 1953
May 6 – July 21, 1953
October 19 – December 10, 1953
January – December, 1954
 
Box 12 [box stored off site]
October 10 – December 11, 1955
February 16 – March 15, 1956
May 5 – February 2, 1969
 
SERIES B: Correspondence, Faith Ward Libby to Frederick J. Libby
Box 12 [continued]
September 6 – September 29, 1931
October 8 – October 30, 1931
November 4 – November 24, 1931
November 28 – December 14, 1931
January 5 – January 19, 1932
January 24 – January 31, 1932
February 11 – February 18, 1932
 
Box 13 [box stored off site]
March 3 – March 14, 1932
March 16 – March 30, 1932
April 5 – April 15, 1932
April 16 – April 22, 1932
April 23 – April 30, 1932
May 2 – May 11, 1932
May 12 – May 16, 1932
May 17 – May 20, 1932
May 21 – May 31, 1932
June 1 – June 6, 1932
 
Box 14 [box stored off site]
June 7 – August 11, 1932
October 12 – October 15, 1932
November 8 – November 30, 1932
December 1 – December 2, 1932
January 3 – January 11, 1933
January 12 – January 31, 1933
February 1 – February 10, 1933
February 10 – February 27, 1933
March 26 – June 15, 1933
June 16 – June 28, 1933
August 12 – August 20, 1933
September 18 - October 20, 1933
November 1 – November 10, 1933
November 18 – December 31, 1933
January 1 – January 8, 1934
January 9 – January 31, 1934
February 1 – February 20, 1934
February 21 – February 28, 1934
March 16 – March 31, 1934
 
Box 15 [box stored off site]
April 1 – April 7, 1934
April 9 – April 24, 1934
May 10 – May 22, 1934
June 24- September 4, 1934
January 30 – February 22, 1935
March 12 – March 19, 1935
March 21 – March 31, 1935
April 4 – May 28, 1935
June 11, 1935 - January 25, 1937
June 11 – June 12, 1935
July 15 – July 20, 1935
July 21 – July 25, 1935
July 26 – July 31, 1935
August 19 – August 27, 1935
September 2 – December 15, 1935
January 6 – February 10, 1936
February 11 – February 24, 1936
March 1 – March 15, 1936
March 16 – April 11, 1936
 
Box 16 [box stored off site]
April 12 – April 20, 1936
April 21 – April 30, 1936
May 1 – May 16, 1936
May 18 – June 30, 1936
July 1 – July 16, 1936
August 12 – September 10, 1936
September 11 – September 30, 1936
October 16 – October 28, 1936
November 1 – November 16, 1936
December 5 – December 29, 1936
January 12 – January 25, 1937
January 27 – February 16, 1937
February 16 – March 11, 1937
April 2 – May 27, 1937
June 3 – June 30, 1937
July 11 – July 17, 1937
July 19 – July 24, 1937
July 24 – July 30, 1937
 
Box 17 [box stored off site]
August 18 – August 20, 1937
August 23 – August 27, 1937
August 28 – August 31, 1937
September 3 – September 15, 1937
September 19 – September 28, 1937
September 29 – October 13, 1937
October 20 – October 24, 1937
November 9 – December 12, 1937
January 1 – January 10, 1938
January 11 – February 14, 1938
February 15 – March 14, 1938
March 16 – April 4, 1938
April 5 – April 25, 1938
May 16 – June 13, 1938
 
Box 18 [box stored off site]
June 20 – September 9, 1938
September 9 – November 2, 1938
January 1 – January 26, 1939
February 9 – February 28, 1939
March 1 – March 22, 1939
April 2 – April 30, 1939
May 1 – May 27, 1939
June 4 – June 16, 1939
June 17 – June 30, 1939
July 2 – July 10, 1939
July 13 – July 19, 1939
August 9 – August 16, 1939
August 17 – August 28, 1939
September 13 – October 30, 1939
November 6 – November 30, 1939
December 4 - December 27, 1939
 
Box 19 [box stored off site]
January 1 – January 29, 1940
February 5 – February 28, 1940
March 3 – March 26, 1940
April 2 – May 17, 1940
May 18 – June 29, 1940
July 1 – July 23, 1940
August 20 – August 29, 1940
September 12 – October 30, 1940
November 2 – November 30, 1940
December 1 – December 17, 1940
January 4 – January 22, 1941
February 16 – April 19, 1941
 
Box 20 [box stored off site]
April 20 – April 30, 1941
May 1 – May 8, 1941
May 10 – August 13, 1941
September 1 – September 30, 1941
October 21 – November 20, 1941
November 26 – December 31, 1941
January 3 – January 31, 1942
February 2 – February 28, 1942
May 6 – May 14, 1942
May 16 – May 30, 1942
June 9 – September 29, 1942
January 2 – February 21, 1943
April 11 – May 28, 1943
June 1 – June 26, 1943
 
Box 21 [box stored off site]
October 9 – October 31, 1943
November 1 – November 5, 1943
January 15 – June 21, 1944
July 10 – July 27, 1944
August 28 – November 7, 1944
October 11, 1945 – November 14, 1947
January 18 – January 30, 1948
February 8 – November 20, 1948
January 24 – February 23, 1949
March 1 – June 19, 1949
September 22 – December 12, 1949
January 2 – March 29, 1950
April 4 – March 23, 1950
June 19 – July 4, 1950
October 14 – December 7, 1950
January 1 – February 10, 1951
April 7 – June 7, 1951
 
Box 22 [box stored off site]
September 11 – October 7, 1951
January 9 – June 9, 1952
October 27 – December 10, 1952
January 28 – June 26, 1953
July 7 – October 27, 1953
February 3, 1954 – May 14, 1958


SERIES C: Correspondence, Faith Ward Libby to Frederick J. Libby;
Miscellaneous correspondence and biographical items
Box 22
[continued]
Mi scellaneous correspondence and biographical materials
Miscellaneous correspondence, not personal-1944.and writings on FJL and FWL
Christmas letters, miscellaneous correspondence, pamphlets, FWL's notes from FJL memorial service, 1921-1970
Miscellaneous correspondence to and from others
"A Trip to Hindman in 1909," by FJL
Correspondence from others to FJL and FWL, re: Wedding, 1932
 
Box 23 [box stored off site]
Passport, visas
FJL's pocket account books, 1927-1961 (scattered), address books
FJL and FWL's income tax returns, 1932-1943
1934 Trip to Europe: description by FWL
1950 Trip to Europe: FWL correspondence to family
1955 Trip to Europe: FJL correspondence to family
1955 Trip to Europe: maps and brochures



This file was last updated on December 8, 2009.