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


PART I: WOMAN'S PEACE PARTY, 1915-1920
SERIES A: HISTORICAL RECORDS

Historical Introduction

Scope, Contents & Arrangement

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CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION

Box 1 [on mf reel 12:1] off-site
Outline History by Lucia Ames Mead, [1920?]
Registration Book; Conferences and Annual Meetings, 1915-1917
Organization Conference, Washington (DC), Jan. 1915
Meeting minutes, etc.
Platform; addresses (speeches)
Membership lists
Correspondence
Annual Meeting, Washington (DC), Jan. 1916
Meeting minutes, Sessions 1-3
Meeting minutes, Sessions 4-5
Proceedings of mass meeting
Hearings before Congressional Committees
Constitution [see Box 9 for printed copy of constitution adopted January 08, 1916]
Literature, Membership Lists, etc.
Printed Report (Year Book)
Second Annual Meeting, Washington (DC), Dec. 1916
Third Annual Meeting, Philadelphia (PA), Dec. 1917
Meeting minutes
Correspondence
Fourth Annual Meeting, Philadelphia (PA), Nov. 1919

Box 2 [on mf reel 12:2] off-site
Executive Council: Meeting minutes, 1915
Executive Council & State Chairmen Meeting, New York, Nov. 1915: Reports, resolutions, etc.
Executive Board
Meeting minutes, 1916
Meeting minutes, 1917
Meeting minutes, 1918
Meeting minutes, 1919
Resolutions, 1915-1919
National Office Secretary: Reports, 1916-1917
State Chairmen, 1915-1918: Correspondence, releases, membership lists, etc.
Legislative Committee
Meeting minutes, releases, reports, 1916-1919
Resolutions endorsed, 1915-1916
Literature, etc., 1916-1919
Financial records, 1915-1918
Releases (form letters), 1915-1919

Box 3 [on mf reel 12:3] off-site
Registration Book, WPP National Headquarters, Chicago (IL)
International Congress of Women at The Hague: American Delegation, 1915
International Committee of Women for Permanent Peace: American Committee, 1915-1919
Literature, etc., 1915
Four Lights (periodical), New York City branch, 1917, 1919
National tour of The Trojan Women, Chicago (IL) Little Theatre Company, 1915 [see also Series B,1, Box 12;
& Photograph Collection]
Newsclippings, 1915-1919
 
Box 4 [on mf reel 12:3] off-site
State Branches, 1915-1919
California Branch
Chicago Branch
Connecticut Branch
New Jersey Branch
Pennsylvania Branch -- Meeting minutes, membership lists
Pennsylvania Branch -- Finances; bills and correspondence
Pennsylvania Branch -- Bank account books
Pennsylvania Branch -- Literature, etc.
Washington (DC) Branch -- Annual reports, Executive Committee meeting minutes
Washington (DC) Branch -- Meeting minutes, correspondence
Washington State Branch

Box 5 [on mf reel 12:4] off-site
State Branches, 1915-1919
New York Branch (State & City) [name changed to Woman's International League in June 1918] -- Constitutions, 1917-1919
New York Branch (State & City) -- Principles, policies, programs, 1915-1919
New York Branch (State & City) -- Officers' lists (Letterhead), 1915-1919
New York Branch (State & City) -- Meeting minutes (State & City), 1916, 1918-1919 [see Box 9 for meeting minutes, Nov.-Dec. 1917]
New York Branch (State & City) -- Resolutions, 1915-1919
New York Branch (State & City) -- Finances, 1916-1918
New York Branch (State & City) -- Releases (NY State), 1918-1919
New York Branch (State & City) -- Releases (NY City), 1916-1918
New York Branch (State & City) -- Press releases (NY State), 1915, 1917-1919
New York Branch (State & City) -- Press releases (NY City), 1915-1918
New York Branch (State & City) -- Legislative work, 1915-1918
New York Branch (State & City) -- Literature, 1915-1919
New York Branch (State & City) -- Correspondence re: Four Lights, 1917 (NY City)
New York Branch (State & City) -- Newsclippings, 1916

Box 6 [on mf reel 12:5] off-site
State Branches, 1915-1919
Massachusetts Branch [name changed to League for Permanent Peace in March 1918] -- Membership, 1915-1917
Massachusetts Branch -- Organization, policy, meeting minutes, 1915-1917
Massachusetts Branch -- Form letters and releases from Executive Committee, 1915-1918
Massachusetts Branch -- Committee reports
Massachusetts Branch -- Alice Masaryk Committee
Massachusetts Branch -- Poster Committee
Massachusetts Branch -- Correspondence, 1915-1918
Massachusetts Branch -- Study classes, talks, conferences, etc., 1915-1918
Massachusetts Branch -- Misc. literature, 1915-1917
Massachusetts Branch -- Literature written by Lucia Ames Mead for the Woman's Peace Party

Box 7 [on mf reel 12:6] off-site
State Branches, 1915-1919
Massachusetts Branch -- Report on stereopticon lecture tour, 1917
Massachusetts Branch -- Essay contest, 1917
Massachusetts Branch -- Reference material: Congressional reprints, 1916-1917
Massachusetts Branch -- Reference material: Government publications, 1917-1919
Massachusetts Branch -- Reference material: U.S. Congress resolutions and laws, 1916
Massachusetts Branch -- Reference material: Misc., 1918

Box 8 [on mf reel 12:7] off-site
State Branches, 1918-1920
Massachusetts Branch -- Policy resolutions, meeting minutes, membership, 1918-1920
Massachusetts Branch -- Reports of annual meetings, 1918, 1920
Massachusetts Branch -- Committees (esp. Legislative), 1918-1920
Massachusetts Branch -- Conferences, study classes, 1918-1920
Massachusetts Branch -- Misc. literature and pictures, 1918-1920
Massachusetts Branch -- Correspondence, form letters, releases, 1918-1920

Box 9 [on mf reel 12:7] on-site
Addendum (material from various sources)
Constitution, 1916
Membership lists, 1917-1918
Misc. literature, 1915, 1918
Addendum (material from Emily Greene Balch)
Historical memorandum on the proposal for continuous mediation by neutral governments in case of war, n.d.
Statements, resolutions, form letters, 1917
Newsclippings, 1916-1917
New York Branch -- Meeting minutes, 1917
New York Branch -- Releases, reports,
Massachusetts Branch -- Literature, 1916
Box 9 [not on mf] on-site
Resolutions, 1916
Chicago (IL) Branch
Meeting minutes & treasurer's reports, 1915-1919
Address book
Correspondence
Massachusetts Branch: Misc. literature
New York Branch: Misc. literature
Pennsylvania Branch: Correspondence, 1915, 1917
Miscellaneous

Box 10 [not on mf] on-site
Photocopy of scrapbook of newsclippings re: Massachusetts Branch activities [original in FHL Cage]




SERIES B,1: CORRESPONDENCE, NATIONAL OFFICE, CHICAGO (IL), 1915-1919

Box 1 [on mf reel 12:8] off-site
Correspondence
"A" Misc., 1915
"A" Misc., 1917-1918
Abeel, Ella J., 1915-1918
Abeel, Ella J., 1915-1916
Addams, Jane, 1915
Addams, Jane, 1916
Addams, Jane, 1917
American Committee on War Finance, 1917
American Union Against Militarism, 1916-1917
Arkansas Branch, 1916
Arts Committee, 1915-1917 [see also Holbrook, Miss Florence]
"B" Misc., 1915
"B" Misc., 1917
"B" Misc., 1918
Branches, Misc., 1917-1918
Balch, Emily Greene, 1917-1918
Balch, Emily Greene, 1919
Box 1 [on mf. reel 12:9] off-site
Correspondence
Breckinridge, S., 1915-1918
"Ca-Collins", Misc., 1915
"Cool-Cunningham", Misc., 1915

Box 2 [on mf reel 12:9] off-site
Correspondence
"Ca-Cliff", Misc., 1916
"Co-Cu", Misc., 1916
"C", Misc., 1917
Cadwallader, J. Augustus, 1915-1917 (Pennsylvania Arbitration and Peace Society)
California Branch, 1915-1918 (Mrs. C. E. Cumberson)
California Branch, 1915-1918
Box 2 [on mf reel 12:10] off-site
Correspondence
Central Organization for a Durable Peace, 1917-1918
Chase, Miss Mary N., 1915-1917
Chicago Conference Committee on Democracy and Terms of Peace, 1917
Chicago Branch, 1917-1918
Chicago Branch, 1915-1916

Box 3 [on mf reel 12:10] off-site
Correspondence
Church Peace Union, 1914-1916
Cincinnati Branch, 1915-1918
Civil Liberties Bureau, 1917-1918
Cleveland, Ohio, Branch, 1916 (Mrs. T. H. Bushnell)
Colorado Branch, 1916-1917
Committee for Democratic Control, NY, 1917
Conference of Oppressed or Dependent Nationalities, 1916
Conference of Peace Organizations, NY, 1916-1917
Connecticut Branch, 1915-1917
Conscientious Objectors, 1917-1918
County Institutes, 1916
"D" Misc., 1915
"D" Misc., 1916
Contributions, 1917-1918
"D" Misc., 1917
"D" Misc., 1918
Debates, 1916
Dehydrating food, 1917
Delaware Branch, 1915-1918 (Wilmington)
"E" Misc., 1915
"E" Misc., 1916

Box 4 [on mf reel 12:10] off-site
Correspondence
"E" Misc., 1917
"E" Misc., 1918
Eastman, Crystal, 1916-1917 [see also New York City Branch]
Emergency Anti-War Committee, Chicago, 1917
Box 4 [on mf reel 12:11] off-site
Correspondence
Emergency Peace Federation, NY, 1917
Evans, Mrs. E. Glendower, 1915-1918
Executive Board, 1915-1916
Executive Board, 1918-1919
Executive Board, 1917
Exhibit, Chicago (IL), 1916
"F" Misc., 1915
"F" Misc., 1916
"F" Misc., 1917
February 22, 1916
FOR (Fellowship of Reconciliation), 1916-1917
Forbes, Mrs. J. Malcolm, 1916-1917
"F" Misc., 1918
Ford Peace Expedition, 1915-1916

Box 5 [on mf reel 12:11] off-site
Correspondence
"G" Misc., 1915 [note: this folder was filmed twice; second filming is incomplete]
"G" Misc., 1916
Box 5 on mf reel 12:12] off-site
Correspondence
"G" Misc., 1917
Gale, Zona, 1915-1917
Gamble, Miss Alma F., 1915
Gamble, Miss Alma F., 1916
Gamble, Miss Alma F., 1917-1918
German-Americans, 1917
Grueninger, Mrs. Clara E., 1915-1917
"H" Misc., 1915
"Ha" Misc., 1916
"He-Hy" Misc., 1916
"Ha-He" Misc., 1917

Box 6 [on mf reel 12:12] off-site
Correspondence
"Hi-Hu" Misc., 1917
"H" Misc., 1918
Holbrook, Miss Florence, 1915-1917
Horton, Miss Clara, 1915-1916 (Canada)
Box 6 [on mf reel 12:13] off-site
Correspondence
"I" Misc., 1915-1917
International Woman Suffrage Alliance, 1914-1915 (Carrie Chapman Catt)
Indiana Branch, 1915-1916
Iowa, 1915-1916
"J" Misc., 1915
"J" Misc., 1916
"J" Misc., 1917-1918
Jordan, David Starr, 1915-1917 [see also Speakers]
"K" Misc., 1915
"K" Misc., 1916
"K" Misc., 1917-1918
Karsten, Mrs. Eleanor D., 1916-1917
Kellogg, Paul U., 1915-1917
Kentucky, 1915-1916

Box 7 [on mf reel 12:13] off-site
Correspondence
"L" Misc., 1915
"L" Misc., 1916
"L" Misc., 1917-1918
Box 7 [on mf reel 12:14] off-site
Correspondence
League for Democratic Control, 1917
League to Enforce Peace, 1916-1917
Leckie, Katherine, 1915
Legislative Committee, 1916-1919
Lewis, Lucy Biddle, 1915-1918
Liberty Defense Union, 1918
Libraries, 1915-1917 -- Requests for literature
Libraries, 1915-1918 -- Requests for data on military training
Lochner, Louis P., 1916-1917 [see also Ford Peace Expedition; People's Council for Democracy and Peace]
Lockwood, Dr. Belva, 1915
Louisiana Branch, 1915-1916
"M" Misc., 1915
"M" Misc., 1917
Massachusetts Branch, 1917-1918
Mead, Lucia Ames, 1914-1918
Michigan Branch, 1915-1917 (Mrs. Frederick H. Holt, Miss Letta Thomas)

Box 8 [on mf reel 12:14] off-site
Correspondence
Military Training Resolutions, 1916
Minnesota Branch, 1915 (Miss Marion Haines)
Minnesota Branch, 1915-1917 (Miss Mary C. Judd)
Minnesota Branch, 1915-1917 (Miss Hope McDonald)
Missouri Branch (St. Louis), 1915-1917
Montana Branch, 1915-1917 (Mrs. James F. Denison; Teresa O'Donnell)
Box 8 [on mf reel 12:15] off-site
Correspondence
"Mc" Misc., 1915-1916
"Mc" Misc., 1917-1918
"N" Misc., 1914-1915
"N" Misc., 1916
"N" Misc., 1917-1918
Nasmyth, George W., 1917 (League to Enforce Peace, Mass. Branch)
National American Woman Suffrage Assoc. 1915 (Dr. Anna Howard Shaw)
National Council of Women, 1915-1916
Neutral Conference Committee, 1916-1917
New Jersey Branch, 1915-1918 (Mrs. Harold S. Buttenheim and Mrs. Clara S. Laddey)

Box 9 [on mf reel 12:15] off-site
Correspondence
New York City Branch, 1915-1916 [see also Eastman, Crystal]
New York City Branch, 1917 [see Box 17; folder is misfiled in correspondence of New York City Branch]
New York City Branch, 1918
Nevada Branch, 1916-1917
New York Conference, Nov. 19-20, 1915
North Dakota Branch, 1915-1917 ( Mrs. C. A. Finch)
"O" Misc., 1915
"O" Misc., 1916
"O" Misc., 1917
Ohio Branch, 1915-1917 [see also Cincinnati Branch & Cleveland Branch]
Open Forum, 1916
Oregon Branch, 1916
"P" Misc., 1915
"P" Misc., 1916
Box 9 [on mf reel 12:16] off-site
Correspondence
"P" Misc., 1917
"P" Misc., 1918
Peace schemes, 1917

Box 10 [on mf reel 12:16] off-site
Correspondence
Pennsylvania Branch, 1916-1918 (Hannah C. Hull)
Pennsylvania, Main Line Branch, 1916-1917
Pennsylvania, West Chester Branch, 1916-1918 (Sarah Leeds)
People's Council for Democracy and Peace, NY, 1917-1918 (Louis P. Lochner)
People's Program of Preparedness, 1916-1917
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, Peace Committee (4th & Arch Sts.), 1916-1917
Physical Education Bill, 1916-1917
Post, Alice Thacher, 1915
Post, Alice Thacher, 1916
Post, Alice Thacher, 1917-1918
Price, Lucien, 1916-1917 (Boston Globe)
Public Affairs Information, 1916-1917
Propaganda Committee, 1918
"Q" Misc., 1916-1917
"R" Misc., 1915
"R" Misc., 1916
"R" Misc., 1917
"R" Misc., 1918
Republican Convention, 1916
Resolutions, 1914-1915
Rhode Island Branch, 1915-1916
Romeike, Henry (Clipping Bureau), 1915
Rublee, Mrs. Juliet Barrett, 1916

Box 11 [on mf reel 12:17] off-site
Correspondence
"S" Misc., 1915
"S" Misc., 1916
"Sa-Se" Misc., 1917
"Sm-Sw" Misc., 1917
"S" Misc., 1918
Schontz, Miss Eva M., 1915-1916
Schutze, Mrs. Eve, 1916
Schwimmer, Mme. Rosika, 1915
Sewall, Mrs. May Wright, 1915-1917
South Dakota, 1915-1916
Speakers, 1915-1916
Spencer, Mrs. Anna Garlin, 1915-1918
Stoy, Miss Grace W., 1915 (Anniston, Alabama)

Box 12 [on mf reel 12:17] off-site
Correspondence
"T" Misc., 1915-1916
The Trojan Women, 1915 -- Correspondence and finances [see also Series A, Box 3; & Photograph Collection]
"T" Misc., 1917-1918
Box 12 [on mf reel 12:18] off-site
Correspondence
Taussig, Mrs. Florence G., 1917-1919 (Treasurer)
Tennessee Branch, 1915
Texas, 1916
Thomas, Mrs. Harriet, 1915-1916
Thomas, Mrs. Harriet, 1917
Thomas, Mrs. Harriet, 1916-1917 -- Speaking engagements
Thomas, Mrs. Harriet, 1916
University summer lectures
Tower Hill, Wisconsin, Conference, 1916
"U" Misc., 1915-1917
U.S. Senate, 1915-1917
"V" Misc., 1915-1917
Vermont Branch, 1915-1917
"W" Misc., 1915

Box 13 [on mf reel 12:18] off-site
Correspondence
"W" Misc., 1916
"W" Misc., 1917
"W" Misc., 1918
Wald, Miss Lillian D., 1914-1917
Washington, DC, Branch, 1915-1917 [see also White, Mrs. John Jay]
White, Mrs. John Jay, 1915-1917
Wilmarth, Mrs. Mary H., 1915-1917 [see also Chicago Branch]
Telegram to President Wilson, 1915
Wales, Miss Julia Grace, 1915-1918
Box 13 [on mf reel 12:19] off-site
Correspondence
Wilson, Woodrow, 1916-1918
Wisconsin Branch, 1915-1917 (Miss L. P. Kellogg)
World Peace Foundation, 1915-1917
"X, Y, Z" Misc., 1915-1917




SERIES B,2: CORRESPONDENCE, NEW YORK BRANCH, 1915-1919

Box 14 [on mf reel 12:20] off-site
Correspondence
"A" 1915-1916
"A" 1917-1919
Addams, Jane, 1916-1918
"B" 1915-1917
"B" 1918-1919
Balch, Emily Greene, 1918
"C" 1915-1916
"C" 1917
"C" 1918-1919
"D" 1915-1916
"D" 1917

Box 15 [on mf reel 12:20] off-site
Correspondence
"D" 1918-1919
Dennett, Mary Ware, 1917
Doty, Madeleine Z., 1918-1919
"E" 1915-1919
Box 15 [on mf reel 12:21] off-site
Correspondence
"E" 1915-1919, cont. (starts with Ei, April 1917)
Eastman, Crystal, 1915-1918
Evans, Elizabeth Glendower, 1916-1917
"F" 1915-1919
"G" 1915-1917
"G" 1918-1919
"H" 1915-1916

Box 16 [on mf reel 12:21] off-site
Correspondence
"H" 1917
"H" 1918-1919
Hull, Dr. William and Hannah Clothier, 1917-1918
"I" 1915-1919
"J" 1915-1919
"K" 1916-1917
"K" 1918-1919
"L" 1916-1917
"L" 1918-1919
Box 16 [on mf reel 12:22] off-site
Correspondence
"L" 1918-1919, cont. (Starts with Li, 1918)
Leach, Mrs. Harry G., 1918-1919
"M" 1915-1916
"M" 1917
"M" 1918-1919

Box 17 [on mf reel 12:22] off-site
Correspondence
"Mac/Mc" 1915-1919
Mead, Lucia Ames, 1916-1919
"N" 1915-1919
New York State -- Executive Dept., 1917-1918; Legislative Dept., 1916-1917
New York City Branch, 1917 [note: this folder is misfiled; it should be in Box 9, correspondence of the National Office]
New York City -- Dept. of Education, 1915-1917; Dept. of Health, 1916
"O" 1915-1919
"P" 1915-1919
Pinchot, Mrs. Amos (Gertrude M.), 1916-1919
"R" 1915-1917
"R" 1918-1919
"S" 1915-1916
"S" 1917

Box 18 [on mf reel 12:23] off-site
Correspondence
"S" 1918-1919
"T" 1915-1919
"U" 1915-1919 and "V" 1915-1919
United States-- Executive Dept., 1915-1919; Legislative Dept., 1915-1918
"W" 1915-1917
"W" 1918-1919
Wald, Lillian D., 1916-1919
Warbasse, Mrs. James P. (Agnes), 1916-1917, 1919
"Williams" Controversy, 1918 (Mrs. Frank F. Williams)
Woman's Peace Party (National), 1915-1919
Woman's Peace Party (State Branches), 1915-1918
"Y" 1915-1919 and "Z" 1915-1918
 
 




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