Swarthmore College Peace Collection

National Circulating Library of Students' Peace Posters Collected Records, 1935-1951

Collection: CDG-A





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
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Creator
National Circulating Library of Students' Peace Posters
Title
National Circulating Library of Students' Peace Posters Collected Records
Inclusive Dates
1935-1951
Call Number
CDG-A

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
7.5 linear inches [papers only]
Abstract
The National Circulating Library of Students' Peace Posters (NCLSPP), was founded by Nancy J. Babb, a peace activist, relief worker, and a member of the Society of Friends. The NCLSPP had the single goal of promoting peace through the graphic arts created by young people. Located in Philadelphia, the organization sponsored peace poster contests in schools across the country and traveling exhibits of this art work. Eventually the prize-winning posters were reproduced, full color, as stamp-sized stickers sold by the sheet.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of unknown
Processing Information
Processed by SCPC staff; this finding aid created by Wendy E. Chmielewski, October 2009.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the National Circulating Library of Students' Peace Posters Collected Records (CDG-A), 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
Nancy J. Babb Collected Papers (CDG-A)
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Records (DG 043), Series B,5, Pennsylvania Branch, Box 46
Triptych-"Stamp, Sticker, Seal, and Envelope" collection, images of National Circulating Library of Students' Peace Posters
as stamps
Peace Collection on line exhibit of children's art work, including images of National Circulating Library of Students' Peace Posters


Historical Background
The National Circulating Library of Students' Peace Posters (NCLSPP), was founded by Nancy J. Babb, a peace activist, relief worker, and a member of the Society of Friends. The NCLSPP had the single goal of promoting peace through the graphic arts created by young people. Located in Philadelphia, the organization sponsored peace poster contests in schools across the country and traveling exhibits of this art work. Eventually the prize-winning posters were reproduced, full color, as stamp-sized stickers sold by the sheet.

Collection Overview
The NCLSPP Collected Records at Swarthmore contains only partial records for the organization.

Items removed:
Sheets of stickers
Original posters


Arrangement of Collection
Box 1 contains general administrative and financial records, plus correspondence. There are also files on public relations and attempts to advertise the poster contests. Box 2 contains documents from each annual poster contest between 1935 and 1940.





Detailed Description of the Collection


Box 1
Press coverage of poster contests
Correspondence, 1935-1951
Financial records and fundraising
Possible slogans for posters
Efforts to publicize contests by writing to art teachers
General, circa 1935-1940

Box 2
First poster contest, December 1935
Second poster contest, February 1937
Third poster contest, March 1938 [2 folders]
Fourth poster contest, May 1939 [2 folders]
Fifth poster contest, [February 1940?] [2 folders]
Posters from undated contests



This file was last updated on October 2, 2009.