Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Peace and Disarmament Committee of the Women's International Organisations Collected Records, 1931-1940

Collection: CDG-B Switzerland





Contact Information

Swarthmore College Peace Collection
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Swarthmore, PA 19081-1399
U.S.A.
Telephone: (610) 328-8557 (Curator)
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Email: wchmiel1@swarthmore.edu (Curator)
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Descriptive Summary
Repository
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Creator
Peace and Disarmament Committee of the Women's International Organisations
Title
Peace and Disarmament Committee of the Women's International Organisations Collected Records
Inclusive Dates
1931-1940
Call Number
CDG-B Switzerland

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
5 linear inches [papers only]
Abstract
The Peace and Disarmament Committee of the Women's International Organisations was founded in 1931 (informally called the Women's Disarmament Committee). The PDCWIO was formed to promote the Conference for the Reduction and Limitation of Armaments and called itself the "greatest concerted action for peace ever undertaken by women". The organization had between twelve and fourteen constituent women's international organizations and five national organizations. .The PDCWIO was headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and its president was Mary A. Dingman. The organization ceased operation about 1940.

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 was prepared by Wendy E. Chmielewski, October 2009.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in thePeace and Disarmament Committee of the Women's International Organisations Collected Records (CDG-B, Switzerland), 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.
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Related Collections
None

Historical Background
The Peace and Disarmament Committee of the Women's International Organisations was founded in September 1931. It was informally called the Women's Disarmament Committee (formally the Disarmament Committee of the Women's International Organisations); and changed its name in 1935 to Peace and Disarmament Committee of the Women's International Organisations. The PDCWIO was formed to promote the Conference for the Reduction and Limitation of Armaments (1932-1934, Geneva, Switzerland) and called itself the "greatest concerted action for peace ever undertaken by women". The organization had between twelve and fourteen constituent women's international organizations and five national organizations, including the International Council of Women, the World's Young Women's Christian Association, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and the League of Jewish Women; associated national consultative members included the National Committee on the Cause and Cure of War (U.S.) and the Women's Peace Crusade (Great Britain).The PDCWIO was headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and the president was Mary A. Dingman. The organization ceased operation about 1940.

Collection Overview
This collection contains form letters and documents issued by the Peace and Disarmament Committee of the Women's International Organisations between 1931 and 1940. There is a small amount of correspondence in the collection.

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Arrangement of Collection
The documents are arranged chronologically.


Detailed Description of the Collection


Box 1
History and goals;
Documents, 1931
Documents, 1932
Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize, 1932 - 1934
Documents, 1933
Involvement with international consultative group, 1934 - 1937
Documents, 1934
Documents, 1935
Documents, 1936
Documents, 1937
The Peace Roll of Industry, 1937
Documents, 1938 - 1940, and undated



This file was last updated on October 26, 2009.