Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Libby Frank and Morton Frank Papers, 1966-2012

Collection: DG 247



Contact Information

Swarthmore College Peace Collection
500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081-1399 U.S.A.
Telephone: (610) 328-8557 (Curator); Fax: (610) 328-8544
Email: wchmiel1@swarthmore.edu (Curator)
URL: http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/


Descriptive Summary
Repository
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for this collection of records.
Creator
Frank, Libby Frank and Morton Frank
Title
Libby Frank and Morton Frank Collected Papers
Inclusive Dates
1966-2010
Call Number
DG 247

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
5 linear feet [papers only]
Abstract
The papers of a married couple, both of whom have worked for peace and justice organizations throughout the second half of the twentieth century and into the first decades of the twenty-first century. Libby Frank served as the executive director of the U.S. Section of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom from 1981-1986.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None, except as noted below
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Libby Frank and Morton Frank, 1995-2012 [acc. 04A-061, Acc. 04A-097, Acc. 05A-067, Acc. 09A-046, Acc. 10A-067, Acc. 2012-042, Acc. 2012-056]
Processing Information
Processed by SCPC staff. Checklist prepared and added to by Anne M. Yoder (Archivist), 2004-2012
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Libby Frank and Morton Frank (DG 247), 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
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Records (DG 043)
October 6 Witness (CDG-A)





Detailed Description of the Collection

1995-2000 Accessions

Box 1
Libby: general
Biographical information
Involvement with WILPF Childhood Education Committee, 1965-1969
WILPF job descriptions and evaluations of Libby as Executive Director
WILPF Board/staff retreat, 1985
Resignation from WILPF, 1986
Unemployment compensation
Participation in Mississippi Peace Cruise, 1986
Involvement [along with Mort] with Philadelphia Nuclear Freeze, 1985 -
Involvement with Pro-Peace, 1985
Involvement with Philadelphia Jobs With Peace, [circa 1986?]
Hate mail received
Rough drafts and notes re: the Middle East
Miscellaneous writings/notes/reports

Box 2
Libby's work re: assessment of My Weekly Reader, 1966 - 1969
Reports re study/survey
Report of meeting with Xerox Corp. officials, 1967 (December 21)
Publicity re: study/survey, 1968-1969
Correspondence re: study/survey, 1966 - 1970 (January), undated
Evaluation forms [filled out]
4th grade questionnaire re: MWR [filled out by Carol B____]
6th grade questionnaire re: Junior Scholastic [filled out by Olga K____]

Box 3
Libby's involvement (as Director, etc.) with the Peace Center of Bergen County, New Jersey, 1969-1974
By-laws; miscellaneous
Financial records
Executive Committee / Board meeting minutes
Board of Trustees meeting minutes; list
Reports of Executive Director, 1971-1972
Correspondence
Form letters sent
Flyers
Activities sponsored / co-sponsored
Poems and posters for 1st peace contest, 1969-1970
Poems and posters for 2nd peace contest, 1971
Teach Peace booth at NJEA conventions, 1970-1972
2nd and 4th annual merger meals, 1970, 1973
Newsletters [Peace Letter; Teach Peace]

Box 4 [1/2 box]
Libby's involvement with June 12 Coalition [of Delaware County, Pennsylvania], 1982
General
Correspondence; telephone messages
Financial records
Sponsorships / endorsements / contributions
Bus ticket vendors
Mailing lists
March 12 rallies
June 12 activities / correspondence

Box 5
Libby's speeches and publicity re: her speaking engagements, etc.
Speeches, 1965-2000
Publicity, 1972-1983, undated

Box 6 [note file box]
Libby's speeches and publicity re: her speaking engagements, etc.
Libby's notes for speeches, 1977-1986, undated

Box 7
Morton's involvement (as Director) with the Computer-Based Peace Information Project
History
Articles of incorporation
Board members
Personnel Committee / staffing issues
Lease / rent, etc.
Insurance
Financial records, 1986-2000
Financial records: taxes paid
Correspondence with the IRS re: tax exempt status, etc.
Fundraising: ideas
Fundraising: sponsors
Fundraising: Bread and Roses
Fundraising: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends
Fundraising: Philadelphia Foundation
Fundraising: individual donors

Box 8
Morton's involvement (as Director) with the Computer-Based Peace Information Project
Planning, 1985
Correspondence / program work, 1986-1999, undated
Correspondence / work of Alan Frank, 1985-1987
Publicity
Renewal requests
Search for interns

Box 9
Morton's involvement (as Director) with the Computer-Based Peace Information Project
Computer Mailworks
Use of MUMPs computer program
Purchase of laser printer
Community Calendar, vol. 1, 1987
Community Calendar, vol. 2, 1988
Community Calendar, vol. 3, 1989
Community Calendar, vol. 4, 1990
Community Calendar subscriptions, etc.
Organization Directory, 1988-1992
Development of directories
Name list




Accession 04A-061

Box 10
Removal forms [posters removed to Poster Collection; audiocassettes removed to Audiovisual Collection; buttons removed to Button/Pin/Ribbon Collection]
Work / Involvements of Libby
Around the World in Art and Song scrapbook [photocopy only; original dismantled] (circa 1966) and other documents (1966-1970) [photographs removed to Photograph Collection]
Middle East Committee, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, 1970s-1980s
Notes from trip to the Middle East with Edith Ballantyne, 1975
Women Strike for Peace (as Executive Director), 1986-1988
Miscellaneous
Writings of Morton
Article "The Physiological Influence of Carl Ludwig in the English Speaking Countries"
Work / Involvements of Morton
June 12th Coalition: questionnaires on nuclear arms policy, filled out by Philadelphia area congressional candidates, 1982
Common Cause: questionnaires on nuclear arms policy, filled out by Philadelphia area congressional candidates, 1982
Oct. 6 Witness (1983)
Conference for German and U.S. Peace Activists, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), 1983 (October) [includes follow-up correspondence]
April Actions for Peace, Jobs and Justice: planning [includes meeting minutes]
April Actions for Peace, Jobs and Justice: meeting attendance lists
April Actions for Peace, Jobs and Justice: final reports and statistics
April Actions for Peace, Jobs and Justice: miscellaneous (handouts, mailings, etc.)
April Actions for Peace, Jobs and Justice: form letters sent
April Actions for Peace, Jobs and Justice: outgoing correspondence
April Actions for Peace, Jobs and Justice: incoming correspondence
April Actions for Peace, Jobs and Justice: publicity; local promotion
April Actions for Peace, Jobs and Justice: media coverage

Box 11
Work / Involvements of Morton
April Actions for Peace, Jobs and Justice: logistics
April Actions for Peace, Jobs and Justice: Transportation Committee
April Actions for Peace, Jobs and Justice: bus captain kit
April Actions for Peace, Jobs and Justice: bus companies (correspondence, contracts, etc.)
April Actions for Peace, Jobs and Justice: bus rosters
April Actions for Peace, Jobs and Justice: ticket logs
April Actions for Peace, Jobs and Justice: financial records -- national
April Actions for Peace, Jobs and Justice: financial records -- miscellaneous
April Actions for Peace, Jobs and Justice: financial records -- income [includes loans and grants]
April Actions for Peace, Jobs and Justice: financial records -- payments
April Actions for Peace, Jobs and Justice: lobbying and civil disobedience
April Actions for Peace, Jobs and Justice: issues to be highlighted during event/s
April Actions for Peace, Jobs and Justice: national office and national committees
April Actions for Peace, Jobs and Justice: national publicity
April Actions for Peace, Jobs and Justice: lists of names; mailing lists


Accessions 04A-097 / 05A-067 / 09A-046 / 10A-067

Box 12
Libby and Morton
Biographical information
Bibliography of writings by or about Libby Gisser Frank and Morton Frank
Involvements/Efforts: anti-racism, 1965
Libby
Correspondence received, 1976-2008 [includes WILPF involvement]
Correspondence sent
Speaking engagements [non-WILPF related]
Writings
Involvements/Efforts re: childhood education, 1966, 1971
Involvements/Efforts re: Campaign Against War Toys
Involvements/Efforts with Bergen County Peace Center, 1972- 1976
Involvements/Efforts re: Middle East
Involvements/Efforts with Caravan for Justice (against sweatshops) / Tour of Shame, 2000
Involvements/Efforts with Caravan for Justice (against sweatshops) / Tour of Shame, 2001
Involvements/Efforts re: memorial for Walter Lear, 2010
Involvements/Efforts with WILPF: miscellaneous
Involvements/Efforts with WILPF: Triennial Congress, 1980
Involvements/Efforts with WILPF: work as Executive Director, 1981-1986
Involvements/Efforts with WILPF: letters received when hired as Executive Director, 1981
Involvements/Efforts with WILPF: resignation as Executive Director, 1986
Involvements/Efforts with WILPF: Philadelphia Branch's Middle East Committee, 2002-2003
Involvements/Efforts with WILPF: Philadelphia Branch's Middle East Committee -- visit of Israeli peace activist Aliyah Strauss, 2002

Box 13
Libby

Involvements/Efforts with WILPF: Philadelphia Branch's Middle East Committee, 2004-2007
Involvements/Efforts with WILPF: (National) Middle East Committee -- miscellaneous documents, 2002-2006
Involvements/Efforts with WILPF: (National) Middle East Committee -- correspondence, 2003-2009
Involvements/Efforts with WILPF: (National) Middle East Committee -- writings and reports
Involvements/Efforts with WILPF: (National) Middle East Committee -- speaking engagements (transcripts), 2000-2005
Involvements/Efforts with WILPF: (National) Middle East Committee -- correspondence re: campaigns, 2005-2006
Involvements/Efforts with WILPF: (National) Middle East Committee -- communications with WILPF Branches, 2004-2005
Involvements/Efforts with WILPF: (National) Middle East Committee -- research project papers, 2004
Involvements/Efforts with WILPF: (National) Middle East Committee -- meeting with Chaka Fattah re: Israel/Palestine, 2004-2005

Box 14
Libby
Involvements/Efforts with WILPF: speaking engagement in Ann Arbor (Michigan), December 2 and 4, 2004
Involvements/Efforts with WILPF: speaking engagement in St. Louis (Missouri) and Cleveland (Ohio), February 2006
Involvements/Efforts with WILPF: speaking engagement in Berkeley (California), April 30, 2006
Involvements/Efforts with WILPF: speaking engagement with Boston Branch (Massachusetts), July 6, 2006
Involvements/Efforts with WILPF: speaking engagement in Montclair (New Jersey?), August 9, 2006
Involvements/Efforts with WILPF: speaking engagement with Delaware County Branch (Pennsylvania), September 10, 2006
Involvements/Efforts with WILPF: speaking engagements: notes for California talks, 2006
Involvements/Efforts with WILPF: speaking engagement in West Palm Beach (Florida), November 18, 2008
Involvements/Efforts with WILPF: closing of national office in Philadelphia and "dreaming" of new office home, 2008-2009
Involvements/Efforts with WILPF: Membership Council: conference calls
Morton
Correspondence
Speaking engagements
Writings: articles, etc.
Writings: article "The Continuing Challenge of U.S. Militarism"
Writings: letters that contain "intellectual autobiography," 2006
Involvements/Efforts re: analysis of election of black mayor in Englewood (New Jersey), 1971
Involvements/Efforts re: visit to Israel and the USSR, 1976
Involvements/Efforts re: exchange of emails with FCNL, 2001
Involvements/Efforts re: letter re: Libby Frank's removal as WILPF's Executive Director, July 21, 2010 [restricted until 2021]


Accessions 2012-042 / 2012-056

Box 15
Libby and Morton
Biographical information; media coverage
Letters to the Editor; miscellaneous correspondence
Libby
Cards and letters received
Speaking engagements
Involvement with WILPF: speaking engagements
Involvement with WILPF: review of involvement, 2007
Involvement with WILPF: efforts re: Middle East Committee and re: international issues, etc.
Involvement with WILPF: controversies over staffing, 1976-1986 -- correspondence
Involvement with WILPF: Site Committee
Involvement with WILPF: changes at WILPF, 2007-2009 -- documents from staff/officers
Involvement with WILPF: changes in leadership and other matters, 2007-2012 -- emails and documents of Membership Council
Morton
Correspondence etc. re: Germany
Writings
Involvement with Philadelphia Jobs With Peace
Reference Material
Book Common Values, Common Cause: German Statesmen in the United States / American Statesmen in Germany, 1953-1983 -- Statements and Speeches



This file was last updated on December 10, 2012.