Swarthmore College Peace Collection


Devere Allen Papers, 1809-1978 (bulk 1910-1955)

Collection: DG 053



Contact Information

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Descriptive Summary
Repository
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these papers.
Creator
Allen, Devere (1891-1955).
Title
Devere Allen Papers
Inclusive Dates
1809-1978 (bulk 1910-1955)
Call Number
DG 053

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
80 linear feet
Abstract
Author, editor, journalist and lecturer; advocate of internationalist pacifism; influential member of the Socialist Party in the 1930s; genealogist; recorder of Rhode Island history and lore; named Harold Devere Allen.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None [except 2 weeks advance order for boxes stored off-site]
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Marie H. (Mrs. Devere) Allen, 1961
Processing Information
Processed by Barbara Addison, 2000
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the ___________ Devere Allen Papers (DG 053), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright Notice
Copyright may have been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection or may have been retained by the creators/authors (or their descendents), in this collection, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Please contact the SCPC Curator for further information.

Online Catalog Headings
These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online library/archival catalogs.
See tripod record


Related Collections
Fellowship of Reconciliation Records (DG 013)
John Nevin Sayre Papers (DG 117)
Sydney Dix Strong Papers (DG 036)
War Resisters' International Records (DG 039)
War Resisters League Records (DG 040)
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Records: Pennsylvania Branch (DG 043, Series B,5)




Historical Background
Notes On Devere Allen by historian Charles Chatfield
Devere Allen was a writer by inclination and a reformer by conviction. Through his written and edited works pulsated social concern, expressed especially in socialism and pacifism. "With reiteration," he wrote in 1930 (The Fight for Peace), "I have borne down on the needs of a more drastic opposition to war, the war system, and its perpetrators." His devotion to this ideal makes Allen worthy of the serious consideration by students of the peace movement; his creative virtuosity, the range of his interests, make him a singularly delightful person to study.

Allen's
"drastic opposition to war" began in 1917. Even before the declaration of war he founded and edited The Rational Patriot, a journal of some Oberlin College students who denied that soldiering was the highest form of patriotism, even in wartime. Although heckled by most students, Allen continud to put out his pacifist hournal until in 1918 with his wife, Marie Hollister Allen, he moved to New York to become secretary of a new organization, The Young Democracy, and the editor of its publication of that name. Many of his colleagues saw in The Young Democracy but another youth protest movement; Allen envisioned an international network of liberal youth organizations. He saw clearly that "with his finger on the pulse of a younger and more perceptive generation of trained leaders, the pacifist dares to predict the expansion of the minority concept of constructive peace into a comparatively speedy wold-wide acceptance." (A War-Time Credo). He saw as clearly that international harmony and domestic social reform were two facets of the same movement.

In 1921 Allen took these convictions to The World Tomorrow, a journal closely associated with the Fellowship of Reconciliation. He was managing editor until the fall of 1924, an editor until 1931, and from 1932 to 1933 (in 1932 he sojourned as editor of The Nation). Associated with John Nevin Sayre, Anna Rochester, Grace Hutchins, Kirby Page, and Reinhold Niebuhr, Allen was instrumental in makingThe World Tomorrow one of America's most vigorous "little magazines" of the nineteen-twenties. He wrote serious articles, humor, and poetry. His poems were sometimes tender, often sardonic. His various columns represented the crest of his literary powers. They were charged with both wit and social concern. Also in the twenties Allen began to analyze pacifism. He turned to its historical roots and in 1930 published a major history of the American Peace movement. But The Fight for Peace was more than history; it was an analysis of the peace crusade. It purported to show that radical pacifism is demanded to oppose war. His analysis also produced Pacifism in the Modern World (1929), a collection of articles which Allen edited to show the relevance of the pacifist approach to all social problms. From such analyses he projected

Allen urged upon pacifists the "assertive elements in their view of life --participation in the effort to solve social questions rather than withdrawal from them." ("How Practical is Pacifism?" The New Church Messenger, May 7, 1930). He insisted that pacifists be realists, that they recognize the fact of power struggle, the real threats of nationalism, Germany, and Russia, of evil. Only then could they assert morality and love in the real world. Allen was a radical pacifist but he thought in terms of concrete situations and believed that his position and day-to-day judgements not less but rather more difficult. Increasingly, too, Allen identified himself with idealistic socialists led by his friend, Norman Thomas. he sought to apply pacifism to industrial as well as international relations. He was a member of the board of directors of the League for Industrial Democracy. He joined Norman Thomas in opposing violence by labor. He withdrew from the American League Against War and Fascism when he found it impossible to cooperate with Communists even on international programs because of their unprincipled tactics. He was active in the councils on the national Socialist Party, and he invigorated the party in his state of Connecticut. He was a socialist candidate for United States Senator from Connecticut in 1932 and 1934. When in 1938 the party label was captured by the conservative mayor of Bridgeport, Jasper McLevy, Allen ran for governor on the Labor Party Ticket. But as the decade wore on, Allen was increasingly absorbed with international relations.

While withThe World TomorrowAllen had tried in vain to get a four page section carrying news of the world-wide peace movement. At the same time he had become aware of the need to pull together American peace organizations, to make them more aware of international developments, and to reach beyond the thirty thousand subscribers of the magazine. After a European trip in 1930-1931 and the assignment withThe Nation the following year, Devere and Marie Allen launched their No-Frontier News Service in November, 1933. The name was subsequently changed to Worldover Press in 1942. Worldover Press was a news service supplying by 1953 nearly seven hundred newspapers and magazines in sixty-two countries with international news and analysis. The Allens estimated that the total circulation of client papers using their material reached well over twelve million people. The used hundreds of periodicals to add to their perspctive of world events, but they relied upon forty regular overseas correspondents, and sixty special correspondents (sometimes reporters, often professors and writers) for their own news and analysis. Regular weekly bulletins and special reports were sent to religious, labor, peace, and private papers. A fortnightly newsletter, the World Interpreter, was sent to ministers, teachers, other individuals and libraries. In the crisis of 1939, the Allens themselves operated a European Bureau from Belgium; during the war they initiated a Latin American Bureau from Mexico, 1942-1944.

The news agency was not an organ of pacifism. It collected and distributed news of the peace movement, of social and cultural progress, as well as of conflict around the globe. Although it scooped regular news agencies upon occasion, it was not relied upon for everyday news. Although it reported about pacifists, it was not intended as propaganda. Although it indirectly reached millions, its influence on public opinion cannot be measured. Worldover Press was important to many people, however, for its insight into news treated only casually, if at all, in standard journals. It was vital to the peace movement which it put in contact with international events.

The tragedy of Devere Allen's life was that his creative powers were not loosed from the tasks of fundraising, administration, and reporting. He was ably served by a few assistants. But because he operated on such little capital, and because he was an indefatigable worker, Allen's hours were cramped by daily routine. Nevertheless, in those after hours he became humorist and satirist, folklorist, genealogist and historian; he even wrote poetry and fiction. Much of his work was published. But his virtuosity is revealed still more by unpublished and unfinished projects: his delightful and thorough genealogy of the Allen family; his collection of Rhode Island folklore (part of which was published serially in the Providence, Rhode Island, Sunday Journal Magazine); a projected article on early railroads; a collection of witty verse; serious poems and articles, and humorous stories. Intellectual curiosity, humor, and his love of nature relieved the tension of social concern and administrative tasks. Beyond these diversions, Allen pressed his analysis of internationalism and pacifism. There are indications that he had visions of making the Worldover Press an active agent in international relations as well as an educational influence. There remain, also, fragments of fresh analysis of contemporary pacifism. His sudden death in 1955 deprived the movement of re-interpretation which it needed. Certainly those who tried to continue the Worldover Press found that it had been but an extension of the vision and labor of Devere Allen.

Allen's friends and close associates included in the twenties those on The World Tomorrow, especially Nevin Sayre with whom Allen was active in the Fellowship of Reconciliation. In the thirties there were especially Norman Thomas, Clarence E. Pickett, and Ray Newton. From the war on he worked closely with E. Dixwell Chase, Philip Gray, Landrum Bolling, and Samuel Guy Inman. He had a long devoted friend in Albert Sprague Coolidge, and a dedicated associate in Alice Barry. Fully sharing his hopes and frustrations, his life and work, was his wife, Marie Allen.

A biography must be written before Devere Allen's influence can be measured even approximately. And much independent research remains to be done before a biography can be attempted. It is certain that he was one of the most articulate, analytical and imaginative pacifists. His books and articles and Worldover Press testify to that fact, as does his correspondence. He not only recorded and analyzed the peace movement, he also helped organize it. He created also an instrument for the international exchange of ideas.
[See also: Devere Allen, Life and Writings, edited by Charles Chatfield. (New York : Garland Pub., 1976)]


Chronology of the Life of Devere Allen

Biography of Devere Allen by Barbara Addison



Collection Overview
Notes on the Devere Allen Papers by historian Charles Chatfield
Devere Allen died on August 27, 1955. The records of the Worldover Press were removed in filing boxes from an office to his home in Wilton Center, Connecticut. They were stored along with his other papers in the library and in the basement of the study. Each of these buildings is independent of the house. The papers in the library remained in good condition; those in the basement were in fair condition, with slight damage.

Allen had given some papers to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. He had indicated that numerous items of historical interest which he held should eventually be deposited with the Collection. He was one of those on the Advisory Council who were eager to see the Peace Collection expand its activities. It was natural, therefore, that upon his death Mrs. Allen sent a few items to the library.

In connection with research on pacifism, Charles Chatfield contacted Mrs. Allen in the summer of 1960 and requested permission to study the Allen papers. When the size and importance of the collection became apparent, and when Mrs. Allen expressed her desire that it be cared for as a whole, the Advisory Council of the Peace Collection agreed to accept her gift.

Through the generosity of the Clement and Grace Biddle Foundation, the Peace Collection was enabled to sponsor the collecting and classifying of the books and papers at Wilton by Charles Chatfield, a task in which Mrs. Allen graciously assisted. In the fall of 1961 the collection was shipped in its entirety to Swarthmore.

Allen's papers are instructive in the socialist-communist-fascist-patriot conflict of the thirties, the progressive spirit in the twenties, and the history and relationships of pacifism, socialism, and international relations.

Scope and Content Notes by Barbara Addison
The papers of Devere Allen consist of correspondence (bulk, 1910-1955), biographical material, administrative files, minutes of meetings, biographical material, published and unpublished manuscripts, diaries, newspaper clippings, brochures, flyers, leaflets, periodicals, reference material, posters, lapel buttons, stamps, and photographs. The papers reflect his work as a journalist, editor, newspaper correspondent, author of fiction and non fiction, and as a public speaker.

Devere Allen founded and edited the pacifist journal, The Rational Patriot in 1917-1918. Correspondence, manuscripts, and a complete file of this publication are included. From 1918 through 1921, he was secretary of The Young Democracy and editor of its publication of the same name. Records of The Young Democracy (correspondence, financial and membership records) and a set of Young Democracy (1919-1922) are included.

The collection contains substantial reference files in the areas of liberal youth organizations from the immediate post World-War I period.

Correspondence relating to Allen's tenure (1921-1933) as managing editor and editor of The World Tomorrow is included, together with a complete set of this periodical (1918-1934). There are extensive records of the Nofrontier News Service (1933-1941) and the Worldover Press (1942-1955), including correspondence, business, financial, operational, and promotional files, serial publications, news releases, and clippings.

The collection contains information about the many organizations with which Allen was affiliated, including the American Friends Service Committee, the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the International Fellowship of Reconciliation, the War Resisters League, and War Resisters' International. A complete list of the organizations is found in Series C-5 of this checklist.

There is extensive documentation of Allen's involvement with the Socialist Party (U.S.) at the national, state, and local level. (The Socialist Party of Connecticut was forced to change its name to the Labor Party of Connecticut in 1938). Correspondence and organizational material, both primary and secondary, are found throughout Series C-4. Most of Allen's involvement was between the years 1932 and 1940, although there is a small amount of correspondence after 1940.

The many correspondents of Devere Allen include: Dean Acheson, Jane Addams, Friedrich Adler, Gertrude Baer, Emily Greene Balch, Roger Baldwin, Charles Beard, Russel O. Berg, Landrum Bolling, Heloise Brainerd, Ellen Starr Brinton, Vera Brittain, Fenner Brockway, Heywood Broun, Pearl Buck, Corder Catchpool, Carrie Chapman Catt, E. Dixwell Chase, A. Sprague Coolidge, Maurice Cranston, Merle Curti, Dorothy Detzer, John Dewey, Camille Drevet, W.E.B. DuBois, John Foster Dulles, Crystal Eastman, Albert Einstein, H.C. Engelbrecht, Harold Fey, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Lella Secor Florence, A. Ruth Fry, Marcus Garvey, Donald Grant, Anna M. Graves, Philip Gray, Richard Gregg, Paul Harris, Alfred Hassler, John Hayes Holmes, Jessie Wallace Hughan, Hannah C. Hull, Dorothy Hunt (Mrs. S. Foster Hunt), Grace Hutchins, Samuel Guy Inman, Rufus Jones, David Starr Jordan, Abe Kaufman, Muriel Lester, Alfred Baker Lewis, Fred Libby, A.J. Muste, Tracy Mygatt, Ray Newton, Reinhold Niebuhr, Anna T. Nilsson, Mildred Scott Olmsted, Kirby Page, Sylvia Pankhurst, Clarence E. Pickett, Arthur Ponsonby, Mercedes Randall, Jeannette Rankin, Charles Raven, Reginald Reynolds, Anna Rochester, Romain Rolland, Eleanor Roosevelt, Robert Root, Bayard Rustin, Margaret Sanger, John Nevin Sayre, Rosika Schwimmer, Michael Scott, Vida Scudder, Clarence Senior, Rebecca Shelley, Wallace Stegner, Helene Stocker, John Swomley, Norman Thomas, Magda Trocmé, Caroline Urie, Oswald G. Villard, Lillian Wald, Wilfred Wellock, Howard Y. Williams, E. Raymond Wilson, William Worthy, and Art Young. There is an index to significant correspondents. [See also Major Correspondents of Devere Allen, by date]

Items removed:
Scrapbook/s: #113 (Oberlin College, 1913-1916) and #114 (newsclippings using information/material from Worldover Press, 1942-1950)
Photographs
Posters
Stamps
Buttons
Oversized items
See list for more information




Arrangement of Collection
At the time of Devere Allen's sudden death in 1955, his papers were stored at his office in Wilton, Connecticut. His widow, Marie Allen, retired soon after his death, so that the papers were unused until 1961, when historian Charles Chatfield was granted permission by Marie Allen to organize them. He visited Wilton in the summer of 1961, at which time he put the papers in a preliminary order, following essentially the same organizational structure in which he found them. Since Allen had been a member of the Advisory Council of the Swarthmore College Peace Collection, it was natural that the papers would be deposited at Swarthmore.

The bulk of the papers was sent to Swarthmore in the fall of 1961 (accession 61-80) containing approximately 150 linear feet. Chatfield provided a preliminary checklist. The materials were transferred to acid-free boxes and given temporary labels. Three small accessions were received in 1975, 1981 and 1985.

Processing of the Devere Allen Papers was begun in 1995. Chatfield had not been able to organize all materials during his 1961 visit, so that about 75 linear feet remained to be sorted among various series.

The series arrangement devised by Chatfield (based on the arrangement in which he found the papers) was retained, except that sub series were added to Series C.

It is important for the researcher to understand that even though there is one main correspondence series (Series C), correspondence may also be found in every series except series E. Series C also contains background information, filed with the correspondence by Allen and his assistants, to keep like topics together.

This collection was re-boxed in 2012, compacting the contents into many less boxes than had previously been used. Cards were placed into card file boxes, and printing blocks were either discarded (because they were very faded) or removed to the Memorabilia Collection.

Series List
[Note that each series begins with Box 1]
Series A: Biographical Information, Diaries, Memorabilia.
Includes information by and about Devere Allen, Marie Hollister Allen, and their families. Includes Christmas cards and other personal information and memorabilia.

Series B-1: Writings of Devere Allen.
Includes composition books, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, typescripts, some background and research material, and correspondence related to his writings.

Series B-2: Speeches, Talks and Radio Addresses.
Includes manuscripts of talks, background material, correspondence, publicity, and lists of speaking engagements.

Series C-1: The Rational Patriot (periodical edited by Devere Allen).
Includes correspondence, manuscripts, and subscription lists.

Series C-2: Young Democracy (a youth organization and its periodical of the same name which Devere Allen helped to found).
Includes correspondence, printed material, and information about members.

Series C-3: Family and Personal Correspondence and Related Printed Information.
Primarily letters between Devere and Marie before their marriage, 1910-1917. Also includes some correspondence between Marie Allen and Charles Chatfield, 1960-1974. All letters of a personal nature had been placed in this series at Marie Allen's request. It was restricted until her death in 1979. Also included is a box of information about Devere Allen's ancestor, Horatio Allen (1802-1889), who was the inventor of the first steam locomotive in the United States.

Series C-4: Correspondence and Related Printed Information (General).
This series represents Allen's working files. He had arranged it chronologically by year, then alphabetically within each year. It includes correspondence and printed secondary information about individuals and organizations, and it documents the day-to-day working of The World Tomorrow, and the No-Frontier News Service/Worldover Press. It also includes a miscellany of personal topics, news service business, genealogy, and Allen's other interests (especially his work for the Socialist Party), because his correspondence reflects the fact that the many facets of his personal and professional life were inseparable.

In addition to the chronological files in Series C-4, Allen chose to arrange some correspondence by organization, country, or subject. In the later processing, files for these three topics were removed from C-4 and created as series C-5, C-6, and C-7, respectively. Consistent filing practices had not always been followed in Allen's office, so that related correspondence was not necessarily together. Correspondence and related files were transferred from the general series ( C-4) to the specific (C-5, C-6, C-7) if Allen had already created a file for the name, organization, or topic. If Allen had not created a separate file, the correspondence and related information was left in Series C-4.

Series C-5: Correspondence and Related Printed Information, Arranged by Organization.

Series C-6: Correspondence and Related Printed Information, Arranged by Country.

Series C-7: Correspondence and Related Printed Information, Arranged by Subject .

Series D-1: No-Frontier News Service (1933-1941) and Series D-2: Worldover Press (1942-1955).
These are the business and operational files of Allen's news service, which changed its name in January, 1942. Most correspondence relating to it is filed in series C-4. Periodicals associated with these series were left in place. Extensive clipping files of NNS and Worldover Press materials are included.

Series E: Books, Pamphlets, Periodicals, and other Printed Materials Collected By Devere Allen.
Approximately 250 of the 300 books received in the 1961 accession were incorporated into the Swarthmore College Peace Collection's holdings at that time. Most are about peace, war, pacifism, and the Society of Friends. In 1997 some duplicates were sold to Booksource (Swarthmore, Pa.) and others given away. The books that remain in this series were retained because they were inscribed by the author or have some significance to the papers. About 300 pamphlets are included in this series, including 18th and 19th century works. There are also 15 plays and 40 poems about peace and war.Periodicals received by Devere Allen were found scattered throughout the papers, especially in series C-4. These were brought together in series E. However, since series had been established for the No-Frontier News Service (D-1) and the Worldover Press (D-2), periodicals associated with them were left in their respective series.

Images
The photographs from the Devere Allen Papers include images of him and his wife, the Young Democracy group, famous people and scenes that Allen used in his lectures (many available as lantern slides rather than photographs, or in both formats), and the locomotive designed by his ancestor. A small online exhibit was created by Barbara Addison (see Online Photograph Gallery) of some of these images. Lantern slides used by Devere Allen were received at the Peace Collection in 2012. These and all of the photographs were digitized that year, and are available for viewing as part of the Peace Collection's photograph collection on Triptych, a digital image database (for Devere Allen images put "Allen" in the database search box).
Lantern slide collection
The Devere Allen lantern slide collection consists of 263 glass slides of images that Allen used to illustrate his many lectures and talks on internationalism. It appears that these slides date no later than the mid 1930s. The slides include portraits of leading public figures, such as George Bernard Shaw, August Bebel, Jawaharlal Nehru, and George Lansbury; and peace activists such as Mohandas Gandhi, Fenner Brockway, Wilfred Wellock, and Romain Rolland. Many of the slides depict famous buildings in European cities or the beauties of the countryside. Allen collected images of contemporary events such as a parade of Soviet miliitary might in Moscow's Red Square, a peace demonstration in Berlin, Germany in the early 1930s, and a march of Nazi "Brown Shirts" a few years later.

All or part of this collection is stored off-site. Please contact the Curator at least two weeks in advance of a visit to the Peace Collection to discuss your research needs. Note that there may be a limit to the number of boxes you are able to request from off-site storage for any one visit.





Contents of the Collection

SERIES A: BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION, DIARIES, MEMORABILIA
Box 1 [off-site]
Diaries of Devere Allen, 1911, 1913, 1914 (6 diaries, 1 notebook in diary form); diary of Marie Hollister (Allen), 1911
Biographical information, 1910-1970, undated [9 folders; [see also: Series B-2, boxes 3-6, speaking engagements of Devere Allen]
Controversial letters of C.L. Clark and T. Coogan about Devere Allen, 1950, 1954
Oberlin College, 1917-1954 [see also: Series C-1, The Rational Patriot and Series C-5, Oberlin College]
Registration of name change from "Harold Devere" to "Devere," 1930
Selective Service (draft) cards and correspondence, 1917-1918, 1942
Socialist Party cards of Devere Allen and Marie Allen, 1930s
Calling card, business card, affiliation cards, bookplate of Devere A
llen
Medical information, 1924-1954

Box 2 (1/2 box)
[off-site]
Ration cards and information, 1942-1943
Christmas cards (mostly undated)
Biographies of family members, written by Jean Allen Young, ca. 1975




SERIES B-1: WRITINGS OF DEVERE ALLEN
Box 1 [off-site]
Devere Allen (ca. 1908-1916) [2 folders]
Devere Allen's composition books, 1915
Information about published books by Devere Allen, arranged chronologically [books are in the SCPC Book Collection]
Pacifism in the Modern World
(published by Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1929): correspondence, notes, 1930-1939
Pacifism in the Modern World (published by Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1929): reviews, 1929-1930
The Fight for Peace
(published by Macmillan Co., 1930)

Box 2 [off-site]
The Fight for Peace (published by Macmillan Co., 1930): copy of book with original yellow dust jacket
The Fight for Peace (published by Macmillan Co., 1930): correspondence and memos re: publication, 1929-1936, 1938, 1943, 1958
The Fight for Peace (published by Macmillan Co., 1930): reviews, 1930-1931
The Fight for Peace (published by Macmillan Co., 1930): reviews, letters, and publicity (pages dismantled from scrapbook), 1930-1931
Adventurous Americans (published by Farrar & Rinehart, 1932): correspondence and background information, 1930-1936, undated

Box 3 [off-site]
Pacifist Handbook (edited partly by Devere Allen, published by the Fellowship of Reconciliation, 1939): correspondence, 1936-1939
Pacifist Handbook (edited partly by Devere Allen, published by the Fellowship of Reconciliation, 1939): Background and rough drafts, 1936-1939 [2 folders]
Peace is the Victory (published by Harper, 1944; Devere Allen contributed to book): reviews, 1944-1945
[Above All Nations (American edition edited by Devere Allen, published by Harper, 1949)]
Peace is the Victory (published by Harper, 1944; Devere Allen contributed to book): typescript, 1949 [2 folders]
Peace is the Victory (published by Harper, 1944; Devere Allen contributed to book): correspondence and memos, 1945-1951 [2 folders]
Peace is the Victory (published by Harper, 1944; Devere Allen contributed to book): reviews and publicity, 1949-1951
Peace is the Victory (published by Harper, 1944; Devere Allen contributed to book): background information, including "acts of kindness in wartime" for British and American editions, 1942, 1945-1949, undated
Peace is the Victory (published by Harper, 1944; Devere Allen contributed to book): material for new edition, 1948-1949, undated [projected, never written]

Box 4 [off-site]
Book proposals by Devere Allen (not published): Conquering Force -- outline and notes, 1920s? [3 folders]
Book proposals by Devere Allen (not published): American Pioneers of Peace -- correspondence and background information, 1809-1951, undated [2 folders]
Book proposals by Devere Allen (not published): American Pioneers of Peace -- peace leaders' biographical information; newspaper clippings
Book proposals by Devere Allen (not published): New Europe and Old America -- outlines and typescript, correspondence and background information, 1931-1955

Box 5 [off-site]
Book proposals by Devere Allen (not published): Elihu Burritt, Sledge of Peace -- correspondence and background material, 1932-1944, undated
Book proposals by Devere Allen (not published): Rich Western World (tentative title) -- typescripts by various authors about Latin America, correspondence, background material, 1942-1944
Book proposals by Devere Allen (not published): They Was Rugged in Old Rhody -- manuscript, ca. 1951

Box 6 [off-site]
Book proposals by Devere Allen (not published): Rugged Rhode Island -- manuscript, ca. 1952 [later version of They Was Rugged in Old Rhody]
Book proposals by Devere Allen (not published): Rugged Rhode Island -- correspondence and background material, 1951-1952, 1954-1955
Book proposals by Devere Allen (not published): Rugged Rhode Island -- "new" stories, undated (circa early 1950s)
Column/s "Rhode Island Lore and Laughter" written for Providence Sunday Journal) -- columns, correspondence, 1955-1956

Box 7 [off-site]
Book proposals by Devere Allen (not published): Rugged Rhode Island -- bound volume of Rhode Island lore, undated
[compiled by Fally Lewis Champlin (grandmother of Devere Allen)]
Pamphlets by Devere Allen [3 folders]:
- A War-Time Credo (Oberlin: Oberlin Fellowship of Reconciliation, 1917)
- War Resistance as War Prevention (New York: Fellowship of Reconciliation, 1928)
- Will Socialism End the Evil of War? (Girard, Kans.: Haldeman Julius Publications, 1931)
- What Next? (London: Friends' Peace Committee, 1940)
- The Caribbean: Laboratory of World Cooperation (New York: League for Industrial Democracy, 1943)
- Non-Violence Goes Latin (London: Peace News, 1945)
- What Europe Thinks About America (Hinsdale, Ill.: Regnery, 1948)
Background material for What Europe Thinks About America, 1946-1948, undated
Correspondence about pamphlets, 1943-1948
Summaries (by Devere Allen) of printed articles and papers using his material, 1922-1948
Newspaper and magazine articles by Devere Allen, and related correspondence, ca. 1909-1929 [2 folders]

Box 8 [off-site]
Newspaper and magazine articles by Devere Allen, and related correspondence, ca. 1930-1956, undated [7 folders]
Letters to the Editor from Devere Allen (printed and manuscript), 1917-1954, undated [2 folders]
Typescripts (nonfiction) by Devere Allen, arranged by title, A-E [2 folders, many are undated; dates may be approximate]:
- Aid for the Jobless -- or an Alibi? (1931?)
- American Labor Joins Peace Drive (undated)
- An American Looks at Europe (1930s)
- The American- Soviet Power Drive in Europe (1946)
- Apology (undated)
- Axis of Deliverance (1955)
- Back in 1923, a couple of lads fresh out of college... (1946)
- Beach Plums (1938?)
- Belgium Endures and Hopes (1940?)
- Bell Tower Magic (undated)
- Bevin: Diplomatic Time Bomb (undated)
- Blitzkrieg Revelations (1942?)
- Bliven's Opera House (1950)
- Boredom Wins: Everybody Loses (1940?)
- Britain's Indestructible Bevin (undated)
- British Labor Falters (1930)
- British Labor Goes Ahead (1931)
- Caesar Dies Young (1955)
- Can We Disarm on All Five Fronts? (1931)
- City Kids Get "Rich" from Rubbish Cans (undated)
- A Clinic for Critics (undated)
- The Cold War Warms Up (1948)
- The Conquest of Democracy (1930?)
- Crossroads of the Crisis (1940?)
- Cuba's Orphans Get a Break (1942)
- Daniel Chessman: An Unheard Voice for Peace (undated)
- Democracy Comes Through (undated)
- Democracy Goes Latin (1942)
- Dictatorships are Mortal (undated)
- Disarmament --- Perhaps (1930s)
- Do We Expect Too Much? (1952)
- Errant Nights (1947)
- Europe -- Continent of Contrast (late 1940s)
- Europe's Indispensable Middle-Man (Paul-Henri Spaak, undated)

Box 9 [off-site]
Typescripts (nonfiction) by Devere Allen, arranged by title, F-T [7 folders, many are undated; dates may be approximate]:
- The Fascist Flood (1931?)
- First Steps to World Friendship (1955)
- Five Fallacies that Make for War (undated)
- Folke Faerie (1940)
- For Every Reason: Feed Europe (1940s)
- Frenchmen Without Tears (1940)
- From Those Who Went Before (undated)
- The Fruits of Controversy (before 1917?)
- Game We Owe to France (1950s?)
- Gaspé Peninsula (Canada) [ 3 typescripts about the peninsula (ca. 1937, ca. 1947) in separate folder]
- The Good and Bad in Modernisms (undated)
- Great Pacifists of History (undated)
- He Plans for Reconstruction Now (undated)
- Hitler's Unsung Hero (1939?)
- Horatio Took the Bridge (1953-1954)
- Hospitality-- 200 Years Late (1950s?)
- How Spain Won Freedom (undated)
- How the Croatians are Fighting Illiteracy (1940)
- Humanity Has the Final Word (undated)
- I Ought to Forget Them (1940)
- I Remember Giuseppe (1940)
- "I Spy!"-- A Game of Governments (1933?)
- Imperialism Shifts the Scales (1939?)
- In a Hundred Years How Far? (undated)
- Indian Bridge: From Peru to New York! (1942)
- Inquirers who have met with... (1953?)
- Introducing: Natanael Beskow (1940?)
- Introducing: Kees Bouke (undated)
- Introducing: Rudolf Herceg (undated)
- Introducing: Herceg (undated)
- Introducing: Peter Manniche (undated)
- Introducing: Jef de Nyn (undated)
- Introducing: Johannes Sperling (undated)
- Introducing: Arthur Sweetser (undated)
- Irish Workers Open Unique Library (undated)
- It's So Historic! (1955)
- Labor's Deepening Dilemma (undated)
- Labor's Peace Dilemma (1935)
- The Last Page (1931)
- Latin America -- In Brief (1942)
- Learned Monographs on the State of the Nation (undated)
- Let's Look Backwards -- and Ahead (1939?)
- Liberal Dreams About the War (1940?)
- "Little--but Oh My!" (undated)
- Marie Antoinette -- Devotee of "Hot-Hand" (undated)
- "Mighty Above All Things": Truth or Propaganda (1930s?)
- The Military Juggernaut (undated)
- Moral Leadership (1948)
- The Need for a New Political Party (1930s?)
- New England's Hidden Drama (undated)
- New Europe and Old America (undated)
- New Hope for Sons of the Incas (1950s?)
- New Problems for the Pacifist (1940?)
- Nine Years In a Queue (undated)
- Non-Violence Goes Latin (1944?)
- Now Is Not Too Soon (1941?)
- On Being an Ancestor (undated)
- Our Intellectual Strip-Tease (undated)
- Pacifism and the Crisis -- Article (prefaced 1936)
- Pacifism and Its Critics (1937)
- Pacifism Flunks the Crisis (undated)
- Passive Resistance (1949?)
- Passports to Pique (undated)
- Paul-Henri Spaak -- President of Everything (undated)
- Paying for Peace (1932)
- Peace and the Status Quo (undated)
- Peace Education Comes Alive (1936)
- The Peace Movement Moves Left (undated)
- Peace Movements (1952)
- Personal Decoration -- and Vice Versa (early 1920s?)
- Pilgrims in the Fog (1942)
- Please Say a Few Words (undated)
- The Present War in Europe (1931-1932?)
- Presidential Possibilities : Norman Thomas -- Why Not? (1931?)
- The Price of a New Civilization (1930s)
- Prominent Socialists, Recently Enrolled, Urge Liberals Join (1932)
- "Remember the Panay!" -- Roosevelt Motto (late 1930s)
- Resolution On War (ca. 1939)
- Return to Cuernavaca (1946, February 3)
- The Right Kind of War (1930s)
- Right and Wrong in Kenya (1953)
- Salvador Conquers a River--- and the Whole New World is Aided (194-?)
- Seed -- There are Hands That Cannot Be Held Back From Constructive Tasks (undated)
- Self Defense for Smaller Nations (undated)
- Socialism -- Europe's Unifying Force (late 1940s?)
- Socialism Must Crush Militarism (1932)
- Some Dictators Are Nice (1941?)
- South Europe's Family of Winds (undated)
- Spain Will Make Good (undated)
- The Spanish Ferment (undated)
- Strategic Retreat (undated)
- Taxation Facts -- And Fancies (1935?)
- Third Party Frustration in America (1947)
- Thirty Years of Wilton Birds (1951)
- This Yellow Decade (1920s)
- This Wonderful World (1930s)
- Tito Blocks the Road (late 1940s?)
- To Pershore -- A Yankee Pilgrimage (1947)
- To You -- Citizen of Connecticut (1934)
- Tolstoy's American Inspiration (1935)
- Trieste -- Symbol of World in Fission (undated)
- True to Form (undated)
- The Truth About Spain (undated)
- Truth Is Off the Air (1933)
- The Twilight of German Democracy (undated)
- Two Cheers for Poison Gas (1930s)

Box 10 [off-site]
Typescripts (nonfiction) by Devere Allen, arranged by title, U-Z [3 folders, many are undated; dates may be approximate]:
- War, Fascism, and The Socialist Dilemma (1930s)
- War Is Absolutely Uncontrollable... (1931, March 5)
- War Marches On (1936)
- War Resistance As War Prevention (1935, April)
- War Takes the Throttle (1930s)
- What Next In Spain? (undated)
- When Waits Become Wrights (1953)
- Whither Fascist Germany? (late 1930s?)
- Who Will Win The War?: Submerged Factors Will Decide and Can Be Measured (1939)
- Who Will Win The War? : Reich Well Prepared, but Allied Resources Greater (undated)
- Why France Falters (1954 or 1955)
- Will Danzig Still Explode? (1940?)
- Will Socialism End the Evil of War? (1930?) [see also Series B-1, pamphlets by Devere Allen]
- Wild Animals That Have Known Me (undated)
- Womankind Moves Peacewards (undated)
- Women on the Job (2 articles, undated)
- The World's Stake in Austria (1930s)
- Would Disarmament Ensure Peace? (undated)
- You Don't Need Foreign Languages (1955)
- Youth Movements... (1924)
- Young Cuban Student in an American University... (undated)
- Leopold III, King of Belgium: writing, correspondence and background information about, by Devere Allen and others, 1940-1953, undated [7 folders]

Box 11 [off-site]
Typescripts (nonfiction) by Devere Allen:
- Words to Wow Your Friends by Allen Holliday (Devere Allen pseudonym): manuscript (1950s)
- Life Can Be Sesquipedalian by Allen Holliday: manuscript (early 1950s-1955)
- Life Can Be Sesquipedalian: prospectus, correspondence, and background material (early 1950s-1955)

Box 12 [off-site]
Travel articles by Devere Allen (printed and manuscript), 1930-1931, undated
Typescripts (fiction) by Devere Allen: [6 folders, most are undated; dates may be approximate]:
- Arborolatry (1955)
- Broken Wall (1955)
- Butaca (undated)
- Calendar for May
- Candy-Striped Curtains (undated)
- Corner Where You Are (undated)
- Dear Editor: Goodby (1955)
- Dew From the Sun (undated)
- Down the Corridor, Last Door (1950s?)
- Emergency Management
- Boom Bridge (undated) [separate folder]
- Father Masquerade (undated) 2 copies [separate folder]
- Flowers Die (undated)
- Good Old Democracy, I Say
- Hard Case (undated)
- I Will Help You, Señorita! (undated)
- Ideas, Anyone?
- Interpreter, Si---and Guide! (undated)
- It's Hard On Celebrities, But It Works!
- Let Your Personality Come Through
- Moon's Not All (undated)
- Nature's All Around (undated)
- A nonviolent but bitter feud... [first line]
- Old Sandy was the tightest man...[first line]
- Our Critical Chelonian (undated)
- Perfect Squelch [2 versions]
- Something To Talk About (undated)
- Southward in Our Good Neighborhood (1953)
- Study in Soot (2 versions)
- Toltec Whistle (undated) [separate folder]
- Wondrous Words (undated) [separate folder]
Poems and Verses by Devere Allen [arranged by title or first line; most are undated]
Epigrams by Devere Allen
Research materials, notes, ideas for possible articles:
- "Don Guido's Villagio" (1949)
- "Ringing Refusals" (ca. 1950)
- Rogerenes (late 1930s?)

Box 13 [off-site]
Notes and background information for possible articles, 1931-1954, undated
Ideas for books and articles, 1926-1952
Literary agents, 1953-1955
Correspondence with publishers, 1917-1955
Publishers' information, 1940-1955
Writings of Devere Allen for the No-Frontier News Service/Worldover Press, 1933-1943 [5 folders]
 
Box 14 [off-site]
Writings of Devere Allen for the Worldover Press, 1944-1948
 
Box 15 [off-site]
Writings of Devere Allen for the Worldover Press, 1948-1951

Box 16
(1/2 box) [off-site]
Writings of Devere Allen for the Worldover Press, 1950-1956

Bibliography of Published Works Written, Compiled, or Edited by Devere Allen

SERIES B-2: SPEECHES, TALKS, AND RADIO ADDRESSES BY DEVERE ALLEN
Box 1 [off-site]
"Propaganda", 192_-194_
"Today's News and Tomorrow's Tasks", 1924- ca. 1949
"Pacifism's Part in Peace", ca. 1926
"Talks" (miscellaneous), 1920s-1940
"From War to Peace in Europe", 1940-1941
"Today's News and Tomorrow's Religion", 1940-1952
"Italy", 1941-1949
"Labour and War", 1941
"Talks", 1941-1945
"Peace Movement in Perspective", 1942
"Other Side of Europe", ca. 1942
"The Role of American Thought in the Post-War World", 1945
"Can the U.N. Succeed?", 1945-1950
"American Idealism and the New Europe", 1945-1946
"Role of American Thought in the Peace", 1945
"Talks" (miscellaneous), 1945-1948
Latin America miscellaneous materials for talks, 1940-1946 [2 folders]
"Next Steps Toward Inter-American Unity", 1940s
"Pacifism and the Latin American Republics", 1940s
"Revolution and Reaction in Central America", 1940s

Box 2 [off-site]
"Latin America Moves Ahead", 1940s
"Understanding Our Latin American Neighbors", 1943-1949
"Britain's Struggle for a Comeback", 1948-1949
"Europe in Crisis and Construction", 1948-1950
"Three Revolutions", 1948
"Red Route to the West", ca. 1948
"Can We Be Reconciled With Russia?", ca. 1948-1950
"Can America Lead Toward World Democracy?", ca. 1948-1950
"Pacifist Inside Europe", 1948-1949
"Europe in Crisis and Reconstruction", ca. 1949
"Pacifism and the Power Struggle", 1949
"Program for Peace", ca. 1949
"Is There a Chance for Peace?", ca. 1949
"Has the U.S. an Adequate Far Eastern Policy?", 1949-1950
"Should We Re-Arm Europe?", 1949-1950
"Talks" (miscellaneous), 1949-1951
"Point Four", ca. 1949-1950
"Land of Fear or Land of Freedom?", ca. 1950
"Central Issues in the World Crisis", 1950
"Asia and U.S. Policy", 1950
"What Is a Constructive Policy for Peace?", ca. 1950s
"How Shall We Deal With Subversives?", early 1950s?

Box 3 [off-site]
"Can Europe Be Kept Free?", 1950
"Why We Must Stay in Europe?", 1950s
"What Europe Thinks About America", 1950-1953
"American Leadership for World Democracy", 1951
"Talks" (miscellaneous), 1952-1955
"Can We Win the Captive Peoples?", ca. 1952?
"Outside and Inside World Events", ca. 1953?
"Our Security is Peace", 1953-1954
"My Personal Responsibility for Peace", undated
Publicity material for speaking engagements, (1932? 1949?)
Speaking engagements, 1920-1934 [7 folders]

Box 4 [off-site]
Speaking engagements, 1934-1940 [8 folders]

Box 5 [off-site]
Speaking engagements, 1941-1942, 1944-1945 [6 folders]
Speaking engagements for the American Friends Service Committee's Institute of International Relations, 1945 [see also Series C-5, AFSC, Institute of International Relations]
Speaking engagements, 1946
 
Box 6 [off-site]
Speaking engagements, 1947-1955 [5 folders]
Prospective speaking engagements,
Speaking invitations declined, 1931-1935

Box 7 (1/2 box) [off-site]
Speaking invitations declined, 1936-1951 [3 folders]

Box 8 (card file box) [off-site]
Card index of Devere Allen's speeches, 1931-1951



SERIES C-1: THE RATIONAL PATRIOT
[periodical edited by Devere Allen]
Box 1 (1/2 box) [off-site]
Removal form for 1917 issues, and Devere Allen's report on The Rational Patriot written in 1947
Correspondence, 1917-1918
Manuscripts and printed materials, 1917-1918, undated
Subscription lists and peace pledge cards, 1917-1919
Miscellaneous items, 1917

SERIES C-2: YOUNG DEMOCRACY
[
organization established by Devere Allen and others; includes a periodical of the same name]
Box 1 (1/2 box) [off-site]
Young Democracy (periodical): removal form and subscription information, plans and prospectus, 1918
Organization and principles, 1918-1921
Correspondence, 1918-1922, undated
Material by and about, mostly undated, all ca. 1918-1921
Meetings, forums, conferences, 1919-1920
Press notices, 1918-1920,
Keyes, Harold C.: correspondence with and about, 1918, 1919, 1923, 1928, 1936
McKusick, Rosa: correspondence with re: Young Democracy, 1928-1929

Box 2 [off-site]
Members and prospective members, ca. 1918-1921 [2 folders]
Financial statements, pledges, membership lists, 1918-1921?
Lella Secor's list of prospective members, ca. 1918-1921
Emergency Peace Federation: subscription list (probably used by Young Democracy), undated [2 folders]
Mailing lists, ca. 1918-1921 [2 folders]
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: general
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: Argentina

Box 3 [off-site]
Young Democracy's reference files on the Youth Movement:
Austria
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: Australasia
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: Chile
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: Czechoslovakia
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: Denmark
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: Egypt
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: England
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: England -- League of Youth and Social Progress
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: England -- No More War Movement
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: Europe
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: France
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: Germany
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: Germany -- pamphlets
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: Germany -- periodicals, miscellaneous
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: Germany -- organizations, miscellaneous

Box 4 [off-site]
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: Germany- Communist
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: Germany- Junge Gemeinde
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: Germany- Junge Menschen
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: Germany- Pacifist
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: Germany- Socialist (including Arbeiter Jugend)
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: Germany- Students
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: Germany- Wandervögel
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: Germany- Wandervögel (periodicals)
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: Germany- Welt Junged Bund
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: Germany- Weltjugendliga
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: Holland
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: India
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: International
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: Japan, Mexico, Norway, Peru, Poland
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: Russia
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: Scotland, South Africa
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: Switzerland
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: United States -- general
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: United States -- American Federation of Youth
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: United States -- American Youth League

Box 5 (1/2 box) [off-site]
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: United States -- church movements
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: United States -- college movements
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: United States -- Conference of Youth Organizations
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: United States -- Conference of Youth Organizations (correspondence0
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: United States -- Conference of Youth Organizations (financial records)
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: United States -- Fellowship of Reconciliation, Youth Section
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: United States -- Fellowship of Youth for Peace
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: United States -- Free Youth (periodical) [removed to Periodical Collection]
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: United States -- Student Challenge (periodical)
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: United States -- Student Federation of Religious Liberals
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: United States -- Young Friends of America
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: United States -- Young Workers' League
Young Democracy's reference files on the youth movement: United States -- World Youth Alliance

SERIES C-3: FAMILY and PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE AND RELATED PRINTED MATERIAL
Box 1 [off-site]
Correspondence between Devere Allen and Marie Hollister Allen: letters #4-#487, 1910-1915 [14 folders]
[Note: Letters in boxes 1-3 were probably numbered by MHA. There are many gaps; not all surviving letters were given to the Peace Collection; some are photocopies; some gaps may be filled by handwritten copies in box 4]

Box 2 [off-site]
Correspondence between Devere Allen and Marie Hollister Allen: letters #490-#743, 1915-1916 [11 folders]

Box 3 [off-site]
Correspondence between Devere Allen and Marie Hollister Allen: letters #744-#807, 1916 [3 folders]
Handwritten copies (by MHA) of correspondence between Devere Allen and Marie Hollister Allen, 1914 (October 14) -1945 (November 27) [6 folders]
Correspondence between Marie Allen and Charles Chatfield, 1960-1975 [2 folders]
Correspondence between Jean Allen Young (daughter of Devere Allen) and Charles Chatfield, 1963, 1975-1977
Correspondence between Charles Chatfield and the Swarthmore College Peace Collection, 1960, 1962, 1976
Correspondence between Charles Chatfield and Mercedes Randall (and miscellaneous correspondents) re: Devere Allen, 1973, 1976, 1978
Correspondence of Charles H. Allen (brother of Devere Allen), 1932-1951

Box 4 [off-site]
Correspondence of Mr. and Mrs. Henry L. Allen (father and stepmother of Devere Allen), 1931-1944 [3 folders]
Correspondence of Dorothy Allen (niece of Devere Allen, daughter of Charles), 1931-1955
Correspondence of James Hollister, Horace M. Hollister, and Enid Smith Hollister ("Mother"), 1915-1952
Miscellaneous family correspondence: May Constant, Elizabeth (Bessie) Hadley, Nan Minson, "Annie", Mac Squires, Gertrude Watrous, 1920-1955
Correspondence about Horatio Allen, 1802-1889 (railroad engineer, associated with the locomotive "Stourbridge Lion," ancestor of Devere Allen), 1929, 1953-1955
Pamphlets by Horatio Allen, 1883, 1884; Mss. by Devere Allen "Horatio Took the Bridge," 1953, 1955
Information about Horatio Allen, 1890, 1924, 1925, 1929, undated; memorabilia of Horatio Allen, (1814?), 1884, undated

SERIES C-4: CORRESPONDENCE AND RELATED PRINTED INFORMATION (GENERAL)
Box 1 [off-site]
General correspondence, 1916-1931 [11 folders]
Correspondence re: lantern slide lectures, 1931, 1935-1936
Correspondence re: The Nation, 1930-1932 [2 folders; see also World Tomorrow correspondence,1930-1932]
Correspondence re: Socialist Party USA, 1929, 1931 [2 folders]
Correspondence re: World Tomorrow, 1918-1927 [5 folders; see also The Nation correspondence, 1930-1932]

Box 2 [off-site]
Correspondence re: World Tomorrow, 1928-1934, 1946, undated [10 folders; see also The Nation correspondence, 1930-1932]
Correspondence re: (or written during) European trip, 1930-1931 [2 folders; see also The Nation correspondence, 1930-1932]

Box 3 [off-site]
Correspondence [2 folders; see also The Nation correspondence, 1930-1932]
Correspondence re: World Tomorrow, 1930-1931
Itineraries
Travel documents (including passports)
Letters of introduction and credential
Notes and observations by Devere Allen
Souvenirs and mementoes
General correspondence, A-Z, 1932
Connecticut/Socialist politics, 1932 [3 folders]
Socialist Party USA, 1932

Box 4 [off-site]
General correspondence; correspondence re: No-Frontier News Service and/or World Events, 1933 [7 folders]
Correspondence re: Connecticut/Socialist politics, 1933
Correspondence with Secondary schools re: lecture tours, 1933-1934
Correspondence re:Socialist Party USA, 1933
General correspondence; correspondence re: No-Frontier News Service and/or World Events, 1934 [5 folders]
Correspondence re:Connecticut/Socialist politics, 1934
Correspondence re:Socialist Party USA Wilton (Connecticut)
Correspondence re:Labor Party, 1934

Box 5 [off-site]
Correspondence re:Socialist Party USA, correspondence,1934
Socialist Party USA, programs, platforms, policies, 1934 [4 folders]
Socialist Party USA- Revolutionary Policy Committee, 1934
Socialist Party USA- Election filing documents, 1934
Correspondence re:Socialist Party USA with Norman Thomas, 1934
General correspondence; correspondence re: No-Frontier News Service and/or World Events (A-F), 1935 [3 folders]

Box 6 [off-site]
General correspondence; correspondence re: No-Frontier News Service and/or World Events (G-Z), 1935 [12 folders]
Connecticut/Socialist politics, 1935 [2 folders]
Connecticut/Socialist politics, New Commonwealth, 1935

Box 7 [off-site]
Connecticut/Socialist politics, Wilton, Connecticut, 1935
Socialist Party USA, correspondence, 1935 [4 folders]
Socialist Party, USA, Norman Thomas correspondence, 1935
Socialist Party USA, memoranda,1935
Socialist Party USA, pamphlets, organization lists, 1935

Box 8 [off-site]
Socialist Party USA, resolutions, statements, reports, etc., 1935
Socialist Party USA, newspaper clippings, 1935
Socialist Party USA, Young People's Socialist League, 1935
Socialist Party, USA, re: Revolutionary Policy Committee, correspondence, 1935
Socialist Party, USA, re: Revolutionary Policy Committee, resolutions, statements, reports, etc., 1935
General correspondence; correspondence re: No-Frontier News Service and/or World Events (A-L, 1936 [7 folders]
 
Box 9
[off-site]
General correspondence; correspondence re: No-Frontier News Service and/or World Events (M-Z, 1936 [9 folders]
Connecticut/Socialist politics, 1936 [3 folders]

Box 10 [off-site]
Connecticut/Socialist politics, 1936 [2 folders]
Connecticut/Socialist politics, Educational Committee, 1936
Connecticut/Socialist politics, Wilton, 1936
Connecticut/Socialist politics, Wilton, Young People's Socialist League, 1936
Socialist Party USA, correspondence, 1936, January-May [4 folders]

Box 11 [off-site]
Socialist Party USA, correspondence, 1936, June-December, (undated) [4 folders]
Socialist Party USA, Norman Thomas correspondence, 1936
Socialist Party USA, National Convention, 1936 [2 folders]
Socialist Party USA, pamphlets, resolutions, memoranda, etc., 1936 [2 folders]

Box 12 [off-site]
Socialist Party USA, pamphlets, resolutions, memoranda, etc., 1936
Socialist Party USA, newspaper clippings, 1936
General correspondence; correspondence re: No-Frontier News Service and/or World Events (A-Mn, 1937 [8 folders]

Box 13 [off-site]
General correspondence; correspondence re: No-Frontier News Service and/or World Events (Mo-S, 1937 [11 folders]

Box 14 [off-site]
General correspondence; correspondence re: No-Frontier News Service and/or World Events (T-Z, 1937 [6 folders]
Connecticut/Socialist politics, 1937 [2 folders]
Connecticut/Socialist politics, Education Committee, 1937
Connecticut/Socialist politics, Wilton, 1937 [2 folders]
Socialist Party USA, correspondence

Box 15 [off-site]
Socialist Party USA, correspondence, 1937 [5 folders]
Socialist Party USA, Norman Thomas correspondence, 1937
Socialist Party USA, Minutes of meetings, 1937 [2 folders]
Socialist Party USA, Handbooks, pamphlets, Party platform, reports, 1937
Socialist Party USA, Reports

Box 16 [off-site]
Socialist Party USA, Reports, resolutions, statements, etc., 1937 [3 folders]
Socialist Party USA, National Convention, correspondence, 1937
Socialist Party USA, National Convention, minutes of meetings, 1937
Socialist Party USA, National Convention: call, resolutions, reports, etc., 1937 [2 folders]
Socialist Party USA, Socialist Call, 1937
Socialist Party USA, re: Spain, 1937
Young Peoples Socialist League, 1937
Newspaper clippings, 1937
 
Box 17
[off-site]
Office (internal) correspondence, 1938
General correspondence; correspondence re: No-Frontier News Service and/or World Events, 1938 [12 folders]
[This box includes information about Devere Allen's campaign for the Connecticut governorship; the Labor Party of Connecticut was formerly one wing of the Socialist Party of Connecticut]
Labor Party of Connecticut 1938 campaign, 1938 [3 folders]
Labor Party of Connecticut 1938 campaign, platform, 1938
Labor Party of Connecticut 1938 campaign, press releases, 1938
Labor Party of Connecticut 1938 campaign, speeches, 1938
Labor Party of Connecticut

Box 18 [off-site]
[This box includes information about Devere Allen's campaign for the Connecticut governorship; the Labor Party of Connecticut was formerly one wing of the Socialist Party of Connecticut]
Labor Party of Connecticut, convention, 1938
Labor Party of Connecticut, Education Committee, 1938
Labor Party of Connecticut, legal documents, 1938
Labor Party of Connecticut, State Executive Committee, 1938
Labor Party of Connecticut campaign, Wilton Branch, 1938 [2 folders]
Socialist Party USA, correspondence, 1938 [3 folders]
Socialist Party USA, Norman Thomas correspondence, 1938
Socialist Party USA, International Labor Solidarity Committee, 1938
Socialist Party USA, minutes of meetings, 1938
Socialist Party USA, National Convention, 1938

Box 19 [off-site]
Socialist Party USA, National Convention, 1938
Socialist Party USA, pamphlets, memoranda, bulletins, etc., 1938
Socialist Party USA, newspaper clippings, 1938
Office (internal) correspondence, 1939
General correspondence; correspondence re: No-Frontier News Service and/or World Events (A-C, 1939 [6 folders]

Box 20 [off-site]
General correspondence; correspondence re: No-Frontier News Service and/or World Events (D-K, 1939 [13 folders]

Box 21 [off-site]
General/No-Frontier News Service/World Events correspondence, L-S, 1939 [15 folders]

Box 22 [off-site]
General correspondence; correspondence re: No-Frontier News Service and/or World Events (T-Z, 1939 [6 folders]
Labor Party of Connecticut, 1939
Labor Party of Connecticut, Harry Rosen correspondence, 1938-1939
Labor Party of Connecticut, Harold Strauch correspondence, 1935-1939
Socialist Party USA, correspondence, 1939
Socialist Party USA, Norman Thomas correspondence, 1939
Socialist Party USA, minutes of meetings, 1939
Socialist Party USA, reports, resolutions, memos, etc., 1939
Socialist Party USA, Socialist Call, 1938-1939
Socialist Party USA, Socialist Review, 1938-1939
European trip,1939-1940, correspondence
European trip, 1939-1940, travel documents, [2 folders]
European trip, 1939-1940, journals and

Box 23 [off-site]
European trip, 1939-1940, letters of credential
European trip, 1939-1940, "Oslo Association" incident
European trip, 1939-1940, souvenirs and mementos
European trip, 1939-1940, news clippings and miscellany
General correspondence; correspondence re: No-Frontier News Service and/or World Events (A-H, 1940 [11 folders]

Box 24 [off-site]
General correspondence; correspondence re: No-Frontier News Service and/or World Events (I-V, 1940 [19 folders]

Box 25 [off-site]
General correspondence; correspondence re: No-Frontier News Service and/or World Events (W-Z, 1940 [3 folders]
Labor Party of Connecticut, 1940
Socialist Party USA, 1940
Socialist Party USA, Norman Thomas correspondence, 1940
General/No-Frontier News Service office (internal) correspondence, 1941 [2 folders]
General/No-Frontier News Service office (internal) correspondence, Pritchard reports, 1941
General correspondence; correspondence re: No-Frontier News Service and/or World Events (A-Brn, 1941 [4 folders]

Box 26 [off-site]
General correspondence; correspondence re: No-Frontier News Service and/or World Events (Bro-F, 1941 [8 folders]

Box 27
[off-site]
General correspondence; correspondence re: No-Frontier News Service and/or World Events (Fliegers-Lh, 1941 [8 folders]

Box 28 [off-site]
General correspondence; correspondence re: No-Frontier News Service and/or World Events (Li-Sc, 1941 [11 folders]

Box 29 [off-site]
General correspondence; correspondence re: No-Frontier News Service and/or World Events (Se-Z, 1941 [10 folders]
Socialist Party USA, 1941
Socialist Party USA, Norman Thomas correspondence, 1941
[General/Worldover Press (includes correspondence re: WP Latin America bureau):]
Office (internal) correspondence, 1942

Box 30 [off-site]
[General/Worldover Press (includes correspondence re: WP Latin America bureau):] Office (internal) correspondence, 1942
A-C, 1942 [7 folders]

Box 31 [off-site]
[General/Worldover Press (includes correspondence re: WP Latin America bureau):]D-J, 1942 [12 folders]
 
Box 32 [off-site]
[General/Worldover Press (includes correspondence re: WP Latin America bureau):]K-Rn, 1942 [11 folders]
 
Box 33 [off-site]
[General/Worldover Press (includes correspondence re: WP Latin America bureau):]Ro-Z, 1942 [11 folders]
Selective Service System (re: Devere Allen's draft registration), 1942
Socialist Party USA (includes Norman Thomas correspondence), 1942
Travel documents, Mexico, 1942-1943
 
Box 34 [off-site]
General/Worldover Press office (internal) correspondence to and from Devere Allen in Mexico, 1943, January-December [12 folders]
General/Worldover Press correspondence, A-B, 1943 [4 folders]
 
Box 35 [off-site]
General/Worldover Press correspondence, C-Z, 1943 [8 folders]
General/Worldover Press office (internal) correspondence, 1944 (includes to and from Devere Allen in Mexico, January-May) [2 folders]
General/Worldover Press correspondence, A-I, 1944 [4 folders]
 
Box 36 [off-site]
General/Worldover Press correspondence, J-Z, 1944 [3 folders]
General/Worldover Press office (internal) correspondence, 1945-1946
General/Worldover Press correspondence, A-Z, 1945 [8 folders]
 
Box 37 [off-site]
General/Worldover Press correspondence, A-G, 1946 [10 folders]
 
Box 38 [off-site]
General/Worldover Press correspondence, H-R, 1946 [11 folders]
 
Box 39 [off-site]
General/Worldover Press correspondence, S-Z, 1946 [7 folders]
General/European trip/Worldover Press correspondence, A-C, 1947 [3 folders]
 
Box 40 [off-site]
General/European trip/Worldover Press correspondence, D-S, 1947 [16 folders]
 
Box 41 [off-site]
General/European trip/Worldover Press correspondence, T-Z, 1947 [3 folders]
General/European trip/Worldover Press office (internal) correspondence 1947-1948 [5 folders; see also American Friends Service Committee correspondence, 1947-1948]
European trip, 1947-1948, credentials and permits
European trip, 1947-1948, documents and mementos (including Devere Allen's passport)
European trip, 1947-1948, "People to see"
Connecticut politics, 1948-1950

Box 42 [off-site]
General/European trip/Worldover Press correspondence, A-K, 1948 [15 folders]
 
Box 43 [off-site]
General/European trip/Worldover Press correspondence, L-T, 1948 [10 folders]
 
Box 44 [off-site]
General/European trip/Worldover Press correspondence, U-Z, 1948 [2 folders]
General/Worldover Press/World Interpreter correspondence
Office (internal) correspondence, A-E, 1949 [9 folders]
 
Box 45
[off-site]
General/Worldover Press/World Interpreter correspondence, F-Md, 1949 [14 folders]

Box 46 [off-site]
General/Worldover Press/World Interpreter correspondence, Me-U, 1949 [15 folders]

Box 47 [off-site]
General/Worldover Press/World Interpreter correspondence, V-Z, 1949 [4 folders]
General/Worldover Press/World Interpreter: Office (internal) correspondence, 1950
General/Worldover Press/World Interpreter correspondence, A-C, 1950 [7 folders]

Box 48 [off-site]
General/Worldover Press/World Interpreter correspondence, D-K, 1950 [15 folders]

Box 49 [off-site]
General/Worldover Press/World Interpreter correspondence, L-T, 1950 [16 folders]

Box 50 [off-site]
General/Worldover Press/World Interpreter correspondence, U-Z, 1950 [4 folders]
"Analysis of the Crisis," correspondence, 1950-1951
"Analysis of the Crisis," form letters and lists of recipients, 1950-1951
General/Worldover Press/World Interpreter office (internal) correspondence, 1951
General/Worldover Press/World Interpreter correspondence, A-D, 1951 [9 folders]

Box 51 [off-site]
General/Worldover Press/World Interpreter correspondence, E-Lh, 1951 [17 folders]

Box 52 [off-site]
General/Worldover Press/World Interpreter correspondence, Li-Wg, 1951 [18 folders]
 
Box 53 [off-site]
General/Worldover Press/World Interpreter correspondence, Wh-Z, 1951 [2 folders]
General/Worldover Press/World Interpreter office (internal) correspondence, 1952 [3 folders]
General/Worldover Press/World Interpreter correspondence, A-C, 1952 [8 folders]

Box 54 [off-site]
General/Worldover Press/World Interpreter correspondence, D-M, 1952 [15 folders]

Box 55 [off-site]
General/Worldover Press/World Interpreter correspondence, N-Z, 1952 [16 folders]

Box 56 [off-site]
General/Worldover Press/World Interpreter office (internal) correspondence, 1953
General/Worldover Press/World Interpreter correspondence, A-Gn, 1953 [12 folders]
 
Box 57 [off-site]
General/Worldover Press/World Interpreter correspondence, Go-O, 1953 [17 folders]

Box 58 [off-site]
General/Worldover Press/World Interpreter correspondence, P-Z, 1953 [13 folders]
General/Worldover Press/World Interpreter office (internal) correspondence, 1954

Box 59 [off-site]
General/Worldover Press/World Interpreter correspondence, A-F, 1954 [12 folders]
 
Box 60 [off-site]
General/Worldover Press/World Interpreter correspondence, G-N, 1954 [14 folders]
 
Box 61 [off-site]
General/Worldover Press/World Interpreter correspondence, O-Z, 1954 [13 folders]
 
Box 62 [off-site]
General/Worldover Press/World Interpreter office (internal) correspondence, 1955
Allen, Devere, notices and correspondence about sickness and death, 1955
General/Worldover Press/World Interpreter correspondence, A-F, 1955 [10 folders]
 
Box 63 [off-site]
General/Worldover Press/World Interpreter correspondence, G-S, 1955 [17 folders]
 
Box 64 (1/2 box) [off-site]
General/Worldover Press/World Interpreter correspondence, T-Z, 1955, and undated correspondence for all years [6 folders]

SERIES C-5: CORRESPONDENCE AND RELATED PRINTED INFORMATION, ARRANGED BY ORGANIZATION
Box 1
[off-site]
American Civil Liberties Union, 1954
American Committee Against Fascist Oppression in Germany, 1934
American Committee for Cultural Freedom, 1952-1955
American Committee for the Defense of Leon Trotsky, 1936-1938 [4 folders]
American Committee in Aid of Chinese Industrial Cooperatives, 1943
American Federation of Teachers, 1934-1950
American Federation of Youth [see Series C-2, box 4]
American Friends Service Committee, 1933-1940 [6 folders]

Box 2 [off-site]
American Friends Service Committee, 1940-1945 [8 folders]
 
Box 3
[off-site]
American Friends Service Committee, 1946-1955 [10 folders]

Box 4 [off-site]
American Friends Service Committee: Devere Allen's broadcasts for, 1951-1952
American Friends Service Committee: Institutes for International Relations, 1932-1953 [3 folders]
American League Against War and Fascism, 1933-1937 [2 folders]
American League for India's Freedom, 1932
American League for Peace and Democracy, 1938
American League for Puerto Rico's Independence, 1945
American Newspaper Guild, 1938-1941
American Peace Society, 1864, 1904-1940
American Peace Volunteers [see Emergency Peace Campaign predecessors (Series C-5, Box 6]
American Rescue Ship Mission, 1941
American School Citizenship League, 1930
American Student Union, 1936-1937
American Workers' Party (1934)
American Youth Congress (1936)
American Youth League [see Series C-2, box 4]
Americans for Democratic Action, 1938-1955
Atlantic Union Committee, 1950
Author's League of America, 1936-1951
Campaign for World Government, 1938-1949
Catholic Association for International Peace, 1942
Christian Pacifist Society of New Zealand, 1944
Citizens' Committee for Support of WPA, 1937
Citizens' Peace Petition Committee, 1941
Collegiate Anti-Militarism League, 1917-1918
Commission for Relief in Belgium, 1940
Committee for the Return of Confiscated German and Japanese Property, 1955

Box 5 [off-site]
Committee for World Development and World Disarmament, 1955-1956
Committee on Cultural Relations with Latin America, Inc., 1942-1943
Committee on Economic and Racial Justice, 1936
Committee on Militarism in Education, 1927-1940
Comradeship of Peace, 1950
Conference for Progressive Labor Action, 1929-1934
Conference for Progressive Political Action, 1924
Conference of Youth Organizations (Bear Mountain, New York : 1924), 1924-1925 [see also Series C-2, box 4 and 5]
Conference on the Cause and Cure of War, 1926-1939 [2 folders]
Connecticut Congress of Workers and Farmers, 1933
Connecticut Merit System Association, 1936
Connecticut Peace Conference, 1936-1938
Continental Congress for Economic Reconstruction, 1933 [2 folders]
Cooperative Distributors, Inc., 1933-1938
Cosmopolis, 1937
Council on African Affairs, Inc., 1942
Descendants of the American Revolution, 1936-1941
East and West Association, undated
Emergency Conservation Committee, 1930-1937

Box 6
[off-site]
Emergency Peace Campaign: predecessors (Emergency Peace Committee, 1932-1933; No-War Movement; American Peace Volunteers, 1935)
Emergency Peace Campaign, 1936 [material by the EPC]
Emergency Peace Campaign,1936-1937 [material about the EPC]
Emergency Peace Campaign: correspondence, 1936-1938 [2 folders]
Emergency Peace Campaign: Council, 1936-1937 [2 folders]
Emergency Peace Campaign: Information Division, 1935-1936 [2 folders]
Emergency Peace Campaign: Junior Volunteer Work Camps, 1936
Emergency Peace Campaign: legislative work (1936?)
Emergency Peace Campaign: meeting minutes of meetings, 1936-1937
Emergency Peace Campaign: New England area, 1935-1937
Emergency Peace Campaign: No-Frontier News Service, 1935 1936
Emergency Peace Campaign: periodical publications, 1936-1937

Box 7 [off-site]
Emergency Peace Campaign: publicity, 1936 [2 folders]
Emergency Peace Campaign: Spring and Fall meetings, 1936 [2 folders]
Emergency World People's Congress, 1947
Farmer Labor Political Federation, 1936
Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union of America, 1939-1941
Federal Pacifist Council of Australia, 1940s
Fellowship of Socialist Christians, 1934-1935
Films for Democracy, 1938-1939
Friends Committee on National Legislation, 1947-1954
Green International, 1932-1933
Green Virgin, 1940s
Griffin Bill Committee, 1930
India League of America, 1945-1951
Institutes for International Relations [see American Friends Service Committee Institutes for International Relations]
Inter-American Congress of Women, 1946-1947
Intercollegiate Peace Association, 1925
International Antimilitaristic Commission, 1931-1932
International Friendship League, 1937-1955
International Pacifist Association, 1937-1938
International Peace Campaign, 1936-1939
International Peace Garden, 1934-1954
International Rescue and Relief Committee, 1945
International Society of Christian Endeavor, 1932
International Voluntary Service for Peace, 1931-1947

Box 8 [off-site]
International Voluntary Service for Peace, 1948-1954
Fellowship of Reconciliation (U.S. Section), 1916-1942, 1944-1951 [13 folders]

Box 9 [off-site]
Fellowship of Reconciliation (U.S. Section), 1952-1955 [4 folders; 1954-1955 includes documents from the American Committee of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation]
Fellowship of Reconciliation (U.S. Section) [Youth Section see Series C-2, box 5]
Fellowship of Youth for Peace [see Series C-2, box 5]
International Fellowship of Reconciliation, 1930-1955 [6 folders]
Labour and Socialist International, 1933-1935 [2 folders]

Box 10 [off-site]
Labour and Socialist International, 1936-1940 [5 folders]
Japanese Student Christian Association, 1941
Keep America Out of War Congress: correspondence, 1938-1941 [2 folders]
Keep America Out of War Congress: brochures and leaflets
Keep America Out of War Congress: meeting minutes, by-laws, releases
Keep America Out of War Congress: National Anti-War Congress, 1938, 1941

Box 11 [off-site]
Keep America Out of War Congress: Youth Committee, 1938-1940
Knights of Peace, 1933-1934
Labor's Non-Partisan League, 1938
Labour and Socialist Internationa [see Series C-5, box 9]
League Against (German) Fascism, 1933
League Against War and Fascism, 1934
League for Independent Political Action, 1928-1935 [4 folders]
League for Industrial Democracy, 1927-1955 [2 folders]
League for Mutual Aid, 1919-1921, 1932
League for the Defense of Humanity, 1919
League for the Organization of Progress, 1932
League of American Writers, 1938-1939
League of Nations Association, 1932-1942
League of Nations Association: Connecticut Branch, 1932-1942

Box 12 [off-site]
League of Oppressed Nations, 1927
League of Women Voters (Norwalk, Connecticut), 1936-1937, 1941
League of Youth and Social Progress [see Series C-2, box 3 under England]
Ligue scolaire internationale pour la paix, 1937
Methodist Commission on World Peace, 1932-1940
Methodist Federation for Social Service, 1926
National Association for Child Development, 1924-1927
National Association for the Elimination of Home Work, 1937
National Committee on Food for the Small Democracies, 1940-1941
National Council Against Conscription, 1947
National Council for Prevention of War, 1923-1942 [3 folders]
National Educational Alliance, undated
National Federation of Progressive Women, 1925
National Health Circle for Colored People, Inc., 1927
National Peace Action Conference, 1934
National Peace Conference, 1935-1948 [2 folders]
National Peace Council, 1931-1939
National Religion and Labor Foundation, 1932-1935
National Security League, 1918-1919
National Service Board for Religious Objectors, 1941
New England Regional Conference on the Cause and Cure of War, 1935
New History Society, 1932-1942 [2 folders]

Box 13 [off-site]
New Milford (Connecticut) Council for International Peace, 1935-1936
No Foreign War Committee, 1941
No More War Movement, 1930-1937 [see also Series C-2, box 3 under England]
No War Movement [see Emergency Peace Campaign]
Non-Partisan Labor Defense, 1935
Non-Partisan League, 1918-1919
North American Committee to Aid Spanish Democracy, 1937
Oberlin College, 1923-1941
Open Road, Inc., 1926-1939
Outlawry of War, 1924-1928, 1935
Oxford Movement, 1941, 1949
Oxford Pledge, 1935-1938
Pacifist Action Committee, 1930-1934 [2 folders]
Pacifist Research Bureau, 1945-1948
Parliamentary Pacifist Group, 1937
Pax (Great Britain), 1937
Peace Army, 1932-1933
Peace Heroes Memorial Society, 1934-1941 [2 folders]
Peace Letter (Ponsonby Plan), 1926-1928
Peace Now Movement, 1943

Box 14 [off-site]
Peace Patriots, 1935
Peace Pledge Union, 1936-1949
Peacemakers, The (Chicago), 1949-1951
Pennsylvania Committee for Total Disarmament, 1930-1934
Pennsylvania Peace Society, 1886-1888
People's Council of America for Peace and Democracy, 1917
People's World Congress, 1948
Phi Beta Kappa, 1920-1937
Pioneer Youth of America, 1926
Poconos People's Cottage, 1924-1928
Post-War World Council, 1949-1950
Provisional Committee Toward a Democratic Peace, 1942
Public Action Committee, 1937
Public Ownership League of America, 1936-1937
Quakers Peace Committee of New England, 1945-1950
Rassemblement international contra la guerre et la militarisme, 1937
Rassemblement universel des pacifistes integraux, 1936
Refugee Relief Trustees, 1943-1944
Saugatuck Valley Association, 1937-1938
Secretary of Peace League, 1936-1939
Service-Nation Movement, ca. 1941
Social Democratic Federation, ca. 1937
Socialist Workers' Party, ca. 1940
Society to Eliminate Economic Causes of War, 1926
Southern California Congress of Youth, 1933
Student Federation of Religious Liberals [see Series C-2, box 5]
Swarthmore College Peace Collection, 1936-1955 [4 folders]
Theatre Union, 1933
United Christian Council for Democracy, 1937
United States Congress Against War, 1933

Box 15 [off-site]
Universal Peace Union, 1866-1933
Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1954
Veterans of Future Wars, 1936
War Resisters' International, 1931-1937 [7 folders]

Box 16 [off-site]
War Resisters' International, 1938-1954 [4 folders]
War Resisters' International: Youth Secretariat, 1932-1936
War Resisters League, 1927-1940 [5 folders]

Box 17 [off-site]
War Resisters League, 1938-1953, undated [2 folders]
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (International), 1919-1949
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (International): British Section, 1945-1954
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (U.S. Section), 1930-1955 [5 folders]
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (U.S. Section): pamphlets and flyers, undated
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (U.S. Section): Jane Addams Branch, 1949-1954

Box 18 [off-site]
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (U.S. Section): Marie Allen's correspondence, 1930-1955 [includes correspondence with Branches]
War Referendum, 1935-1941
Wellesley Summer Institute for Social Progress, 1933
Wider Quaker Fellowship, 1938-1939
Women's Committee for Political Action, 1924-1925
Women's International Organisations: Peace and Disarmament Committee, 1938
Women's Peace Society, 1927, 1932
Women's Peace Union, 1930-1936
Workers Alliance of America, 1935-1936
Workers' Defense League, 1936-1942
Workers Ownership Foundation, undated
World Alliance for International Friendship Through the Churches, 1921-1935
World Brotherhood Movement, 1946-1947
World Congress Against War: American Committee, 1932
World Council of Churches, 1950
World Peace Association, undated
World Fellowship of Faiths, 1935
World Peace Foundation, undated; World Peace League, 1937; World Peace Union, ca. 1930
World Peace Research, 1947
World Peaceways, 1932-1936
World Student Christian Federation, 1930-1952
World Student Service Fund, 1942-1944
World Union of Peace Organisations, 1947-1948

Box 19 (1/2 box) [off-site]
World Union of Peace Organisations, 1948-1954
World Union of Women for International Concord (Geneva), 1949-1954
World Unity Foundation, 192_
World Youth Alliance [see Series C-2, box 5]
World Youth Congress, 1937-1938
Young Friends of America[see Series C-2, box 5]
Young Workers' League[see Series C-2, box 5]
Youth Movement for World Recovery, 1934

SERIES C-6: CORRESPONDENCE AND RELATED PRINTED INFORMATION, ARRANGED BY COUNTRY
Box 1 [off-site]
Argentina, 1932-1953
Australia, 1939-1943
Austria, 1933-1940, undated
Belgium, 1936-1945, undated
Bolivia, 1939-1952
Brazil, 1935-1942, undated
British West Indies, 1943
Bulgaria, 1946-1951
Canada, 1942
Canada, undated
Chile, 1938-1946
China, 1934-1946 [2 folders]
Colombia, 1941-1953
Cuba, 1936-1948

Box 2 [off-site]
Denmark, 1934-1947
Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, 1932-1937
Europe (general), 1940, undated
Finland, 1939-1954
France, 1938-1947 [3 folders]
Germany, 1931-1950, undated [3 folders]
Great Britain, 1942, undated
Greece, 1936
Holland, 1939
Honduras, 1941-1945, undated
Hungary, 1935-1948
Iceland, 1940
Ireland, 1950
Israel, 1949-1950, undated
Italy, 1935-1949, undated
Japan, 1934-1942 [3 folders]

Box 3 [off-site]
Latin America (general), 1940-1945, undated [2 folders]
Mexico, 1937-1945, undated [2 folders]
India, 1932-1943 [2 folders]
New Zealand, 1936-1950
Nicaragua, 1935-1941
Norway, 1940-1949
Palestine, 1939-1944
Philippines, 1936-1937, undated [2 folders]
Poland, 1939-1940
Portugal, 1939
Puerto Rico, 1939-1946, undated
Scandinavia (general), 1940
South Africa, 1936-1954, undated
Soviet Union, 1930-1951, undated
 
Box 4 (1/2 box) [off-site]
Spain, 1931-1951, undated [5 folders]
Sweden, 1940, undated
Switzerland, 1947-1951
Uruguay, 1936-1941
Vietnam, 1951
Yugoslavia, 1948

SERIES C-7: CORRESPONDENCE AND RELATED PRINTED INFORMATION, ARRANGED BY SUBJECT
Box 1 (1/2 box) [off-site]
Armament, 1913-1955 [6 folders]

Box 2
[off-site]
Autograph dealers, 1955
Boycotts, 1920-1937, undated
Burritt, Elihu, 1897-1948
Cérésole, Pierre, 1924-1950
Chemical warfare, 1937, undated
Children and peace, 1933-1945, undated
Cold War, 1948-1952
Cold War, pacifism during, 1935-1953, undated
Conscientious objection, 1934-1935, undated
Elections (U.S.), 1928, 1932, 1944, 1954
History of peace movement, 1820-1936, 1946-1951, undated [3 folders]

Box 3 [off-site]
Korean War, 1950-1953, undated
Militarism, 1919-1955 [2 folders]
Movies, 1922-1949, undated
Nazi propaganda (collected by Devere Allen), 1933-1934, 1939, undated [3 folders]
Neutrality, 1915-1938 [3 folders]

Box 4 [off-site]
North Stonington Tercentenary Celebration, 1935-1949
Pacifism, 1948-1953, undated
Peace aims, 1941-1945, undated
Peace art, 1937-1938, undated
Peace Ballot, The, 1934-1935, undated
Peace bibliography, 1927-1955, undated [4 folders]
Peace cartoons, 1918-1938, undated
Peace congresses, 1926-1950, undated
Peace education, 1936
 
Box 5 [off-site]
Peace flags, 1897-1928, undated
Peace legislation, 1934-1948, undated
Peace memorials and monuments, 1934-1948, undated
Peace plans and programs, 1916-1955 [3 folders]
Peace plays: lists and correspondence, (1930s) [2 folders; Peace plays are in Series E]
Peace postage stamps, 1935
Peace posters: lists and correspondence (1930s?)
Peace songs, 1910-1937, undated
Press (European), 1948-1953, undated

Box 6 [off-site]
Propaganda, 1910-1948, undated
Propaganda: fiction (French and German), 1917-1931, undated
Radio, 1936
Refugees: general, 1938-1954 [2 folders]
Refugees: Breyer, 1941-1942, undated
Refugees: de Kock, 1940-1941
Refugees: Grill, 1940-1946
Refugees: Solzbacher, 1940-1941, undated
Refugees: miscellaneous individuals, 1940-1941

Box 7 [off-site]
World citizenship, 1945-1955, undated
World government, 1945-1949, undated
World War I and civil liberties, 1917-1937, undated
World War I and conscientious objectors, 1917-1919, undated
World War I and U.S. Congress, 1917-1918




SERIES D-1:  NO-FRONTIER NEWS SERVICE
Box 1 [off-site]
History, 1931?-1941 [2 folders]
History: support from American Friends Service Committee, 1933-1940 [see also: Series C-5, Box 1]
Publicity, 1940-1941
World Events information, 1933-1940, 1942
Finance: contributors, 1933-1935
Finance: financial statements, 1934, 1936-1938, 1941
Finance: budgets, 1931-1940
Circulation, 1933-1942 [2 folders]
Lists of clients, 1939 [small black binder]
Releases: original manuscripts and correspondence, 1936-1941, undated
Special article by Rufus Jones: "Totalitarianism Is Never Complete" and related correspondence, 1938
Special articles by Devere Allen from Belgium, undated
Syndication of Devere Allen's column (proposed), 1937
Rejections for use of No-Frontier News Service preceding European trip, 1939

Box 2 [off-site]
Address lists from Brussels office, 1939-1940
Letters of commendation, 1934-1941 [2 folders]
Letters of commendation: summaries, 1934-1937
Sources of information, 1932-1939, undated
Questionnaire replies, 1936, undated
Form letters, 1933-1941 [2 folders]
Form letters: Spanish language, [1940s]
Letterheads and Christmas cards, 1933, undated
[Illustrations used: originals, undated / not originals, 1934, undated [removed to Subject File #1: Art in War and Peace]
Reference letters re: peace movements and peace history, 1933, 1938
Trend of World Affairs, 1932-1933 [AFSC periodical which preceded No Frontier News Service; removed to Periodical Collection]
Releases: volume #1-3, 1933-1936 [3 folders]

Box 3 [off-site]
Releases: volume #4-9, 1936-1941 [11 folders]
Special articles, undated
European releases, volume #7, no. 1-21 (September 15, 1939 - August 13, 1940) [4 folders, 2 sets, 2nd set not complete]

Box 4 [off-site]
European releases, volume #7, no. 1-10, (September 15, 1939 - May 1940) [1 folder, 2 sets, 2nd set not complete]
Special European articles, Sept. 14, 1939 - 1940 [2 folders, 2 sets; see also: Series B-1]
Newsclippings, 1933-1935 [5 folders]

Box 5 [off-site]
Newsclippings, 1934-1937 [5 folders]

Box 6 [off-site]
Newsclippings, 1937-1939 [5 folders]

Box 7 [off-site]
Newsclippings, 1939-1940 [8 folders]

Box 8 [off-site]
Newsclippings, 1939-1941 [7 folders]

Box 9 [off-site]
Newsclippings, 1941 [5 folders]

Box 10 [off-site]
No-Frontier News Service newsclippings, 1941 [2 folders]
Newclippings using No-Frontier Press material, 1936-1937, 1939-1941 (photocopied) [4 folders; formerly a scrapbook]
Newsclippings using No-Frontier Press material (photocopied) [formerly a scrapbook]

SERIES D-2: WORLDOVER PRESS
Box 1 [off-site]
History, 1942-1955
Literature, communications, and form letters, 1942-1955, undated [6 folders]
Plans for Worldover Press, 1942-1955
Publications monitored by Devere and Marie Allen, 1948-1949, undated
Correspondence about World Interpreter, 1949-1955, undated
Symposium of College Presidents on treatment of post-war Germany, sponsored by Worldover Press, 1944-1945
Messages of commendation, 1942-1944

Box 2 [off-site]
Messages of commendation, 1945-1955 [2 folders]
Anniversary dinner, 1954: preparations
Anniversary dinner, 1954: list of invitees
Anniversary dinner, 1954: publicity
Anniversary dinner, 1954: correspondence
Anniversary dinner, 1954: speeches
Anniversary dinner, 1954: post-dinner appeals
Finance Committee, 1954-1955
Finance: contributors, 1935-1955 [2 folders]
Finance: budgets and statements, 1942-1955
Finance: financial reports (audited), 1945-1955
Finance: taxation -- withholding information, 1943-1955
Finance: taxation -- tax-exempt status (U.S.), 1942-1946

Box 3 [off-site]
Finance: taxation -- tax-exempt status (U.S.), 1947-1955
Finance: taxation -- tax-exempt status (Connecticut), 1937-1948
Finance: taxation -- tax returns (U.S. and Connecticut), 1945-1955
Finance: unemployment compensation, 1937-1942
Finance: grants -- foundations, 1948-1952
Finance: grants -- Ford Foundation, 1950-1952
Finance: grants -- Paine Foundation, 1951-1954
Finance: Devere Allen's expense diaries, 1945-1950

Box 4 [off-site]
Finance: Devere Allen's expense diaries, 1951-1954
Finance: ledger book of staff salaries and expenses, 1941-1944
Finance: staff records for Social Security, 1945-1947

Box 5 [off-site]
Finance: staff records for Social Security, 1948-1955
Worldover Press incorporation: Articles of Association, By-Laws, 1944
Officers and members of Worldover Press Corporation, 1944, 1955
Worldover Press Corporation meetings, 1945 (January 31)
Worldover Press Corporation meetings, 1945 (May 18)
Worldover Press Corporation meetings, 1946 (September 6)
Worldover Press Corporation meetings, 1946 (June 20)
Worldover Press Corporation meetings, 1949 (June 29)

Box 6 [off-site]
Worldover Press Corporation meetings, 1950 (June 6)
Worldover Press Corporation meetings, 1951 (June 6)
Worldover Press Corporation meetings, 1954 (February 26)
Worldover Press Corporation meetings, 1954 (December 16)
Worldover Press Corporation meetings, 1955 (September 16 and 27, October 28 )
Reports to Worldover Press Corporation (by Devere Allen and G. Inman), 1946-1955
Correspondence re: Worldover Press Corporation, 1943-1958
Replies to questionnaire, ca. 1953?
European Project: prospectus, 1946
European Project: contributors solicited, 1946-1947
European Project: finances, 1946-1948
Overseas News Agency, 1944-1948 [2 folders]
American Institute of International Information, 1950-1954

Box 7 [off-site]
Promotion and circulation, 1942-1955, undated
Promotion and circulation: advertisements for Worldover Press and World Interpreter, 1942-1954, undated
Promotion and circulation: Latin America, 1951-1954
Promotion and circulation: work done by outside agencies, 1943, 1951
Promotion and circulation: Burgess dinner, 1949-1951
Promotion and circulation: Biddle Press Award (proposed), 1951, 1952
Promotion and circulation: to libraries, 1953-1954
Promotion and circulation: rates, 1948-1950
Client lists, 1942-1954
Changes to client lists, 1950-1955 [2 folders]
Subscriber lists, 1942-1954

Box 8 [off-site]
Clients lists: Latin America, mid-1940s?
Client lists: arranged by country [excluding Latin America; 1947?]

Box 9 [off-site]
Subscribers to World Interpreter: envelopes, ca. 1949? [unprocessed]

Box 10 [off-site]
Information for correspondents, 1942-1955
Lists of WP correspondents, 1942-1955
Correspondence to and about WP correspondents, 1942-1948
Special articles [includes correspondence]: Alba, Victor. I Was a Minister of Stalin: Hernandez' Revelations of Spanish Civil War, 1953
Special articles [includes correspondence]: Alba, Victor. Remember the Spanish People, 1950
Special articles [includes correspondence]: Allen, Devere. For Them That Despitefully Use You, 1948
Special articles [includes correspondence]: Allen, Devere. Paul-Henri Spaak, "President of Everything", 1948
Special articles [includes correspondence]: Allen, Devere. Swiss Flag, War Orphans, World View, 1947
Special articles [includes correspondence]: Allen, Devere. Trieste: Symbol of a World in Fission, 1948
Special articles [includes correspondence]: Allen, Devere. University Sanitorium, 1948 (correspondence only, article not found)
Special articles [includes correspondence]: Allen, Marie. Switzerland Faces an Issue, 1948
Special articles [includes correspondence]: Bock, Paul. Churches From Rubble, 1948
Special articles [includes correspondence]: Clifford, Cay. Catholic Italy's Key Protestant, 1950
Special articles [includes correspondence]: Cranston, Maurice. The London World, (series of columns, undated, probably 1940s)
Special articles [includes correspondence]: Fabra Ribas, A. Colombia's Crisis -- Its Moral Roots, 1949
Special articles [includes correspondence]: Fliegers, Serge. San Francisco -- And After, 1945
Special articles [includes correspondence]: Hubbard, Hugh W. The Chinese Communists and Religion, 1953
Special articles [includes correspondence]: Inman, Samuel Guy. How Mexico Votes, 1952
Special articles [includes correspondence]: Joesten, Joachim, Various articles (ca. 1949)
Special articles [includes correspondence]: Kozaki, Michio. Evangelist's Paradise -- Japan, 1953
Special articles [includes correspondence]: Kozaki, Michio. Will Japan Become Christian? 1950
Special articles [includes correspondence]: Kurashige, Tetsuichi. Can Japan Be Democratized? 1949
Special articles [includes correspondence]: Lester, Muriel. The Japan Nobody Knows, 1951
Special articles [includes correspondence]: Lewis, Alfred Baker. The Balance Sheet for Racial Justice, 1951
Special articles [includes correspondence]: Niemoeller, Martin. German Unity and Peace, 1950
Special articles [includes correspondence]: Pioli, Giovanni. Italian Peace Workers Find Tough Going, 1949
Special articles [includes correspondence]: Pioli, Giovanni. Will Italy Legalize Its War Objectors? 1951
Special articles [includes correspondence]: Sen, Ramar Sanjan. Has Gandhi's Method Been Forgotten? 1947
Special articles [includes correspondence]: Sayre, John Nevin. South Africa: Land of Gold and Discord, 1952
Special articles [includes correspondence]: Sunder-Rao, Mark. India's Christians Caught in Crossfire, 1954
Special articles [includes correspondence]: Sweetser, Arthur. Latin America and World Organization, 1954 [see also Series B-1, Writings of Devere Allen]
Special articles [includes correspondence]: by Latin American authors (undated)

Box 11 [off-site]
Special articles [includes correspondence]: by Latin American authors, 1954
Special articles [includes correspondence]: by Latin American authors, 1955
Articles about Europe (adult religious), 1946-1947
Articles about Europe (youth religious), 1947-1948
Source materials for releases (examples), 1950s [4 folders]
Lease for Worldover Press offices, 1947
Worldover Press trademark/trade name, 1941-1949
Brookside Press (Worldover Press' printer): correspondence, 1942-1949
Letterhead samples and correspondence about, 1944-1955
Worldover Press logo, mats for (undated)
U.S. Post Office: correspondence, 1943-1949
Office expansion, 1937
Dissolution of Worldover Press, 1955

Box 12 [off-site]
Inventory of furniture and equipment, 1955
Correspondence/proposals re: successor organization to Worldover Press, 1955-1956
Worldover Press, Vol. 10, no. 1-Vol. 15, no. 15 (January 7, 1942 - December 27, 1946) [13 folders]

Box 13 [off-site]
Worldover Press, Vol. 15, no. 16 - unnumbered (January 3, 1947 - December 21, 1951) [14 folders]

Box 14 [off-site]
Worldover Press, January 4, 1952 - August 26, 1955 [5 folders]
Worldover Press: unnumbered releases, October 7, 1942 - June 7, 1944
[A set of Worldover Press (1942-1949) is in the Periodical Collection]
World Interpreter, Vol. 1, no. 18 - Vol. 4, no. 12 (July 28, 1950 - June 1953) [6 folders]

Box 15 [off-site]
World Interpreter, Vol. 4, no. 14 - Vol. 6, no. 15 (July 1953 - September 9, 1955) [5 folders]
[A complete set of World Interpreter and its successor, World-Around Press, are in the Periodical Collection]
Newsclippings, 1942 [3 folders]

Box 16 [off-site]
Newsclippings (intact)
[4 folders]

Box 17 [off-site]
Newsclippings, 1943 [4 folders]

Box 18 [off-site]
Newsclippings, 1943 [3 folders]
Newsclippings (intact), 1943
Newsclippings, 1944 [2 folders]

Box 19 [off-site]
Newsclippings, 1944 [6 folders]

Box 20 [off-site]
Newsclippings (intact), 1944 [3 folders]
Newsclippings, 1945 [5 folders]

Box 21 [off-site]
Newsclippings, 1945 [3 folders]
Newsclippings (special articles), 1945
Newsclippings (intact), 1945
Newsclippings, 1946

Box 22 [off-site]
Newsclippings, 1946 [5 folders]
Newsclippings (intact), 1946

Box 23 [off-site]
Newsclippings (intact), 1946
Agencia Periodistica Latino Americana: newsclippings, 1947-1949
Newsclippings, 1947 [5 folders]

Box 24 [off-site]
Newsclippings, 1947
Newsclippings (intact), 1947
Newsclippings, 1947 [4 folders]

Box 25 [off-site]
Newsclippings, 1948
Newsclippings (intact), 1948
Newsclippings, 1949 [4 folders]

Box 26 [off-site]
Newsclippings, 1949 [6 folders]
Newsclippings (intact), 1949

Box 27 [off-site]
Newsclippings, 1950 [9 folders]

Box 28 [off-site]
Newsclippings, 1950
Newsclippings, 1951 [7 folders]
Newsclippings (intact), 1951

Box 29 [off-site]
Newsclippings, 1952 [6 folders]
Examples of Worldover Press material in situ (?); religious publications

Box 30 [off-site]
Newsclippings (intact), 1952 [2 folders]
Newsclippings, 1955
Newsclippings, 1956
Newsclippings using Worldover Press material, 1942-1950 (photocopied) [7 folders; formerly a scrapbook]

Box 31(card file box) [off-site]
Index cards of Worldover Press correspondents and subscribers, etc.: A-B

Box 32 (card file box) [off-site]
Index cards of Worldover Press correspondents and subscribers, etc.: B (continued) - D

Box 33 (card file box) [off-site]
Index cards of Worldover Press correspondents and subscribers, etc.: E-H

Box 34 (card file box)
Index cards of Worldover Press correspondents and subscribers, etc.: H (continued) - K

Box 35 (card file box) [off-site]
Index cards of Worldover Press correspondents and subscribers, etc.: L-M

Box 36 (card file box) [off-site]
Index cards of Worldover Press correspondents and subscribers, etc.: N-R

Box 37 (card file box) [off-site]
Index cards of Worldover Press correspondents and subscribers, etc.: R (continued) - S

Box 38 (card file box) [off-site]
Index cards of Worldover Press correspondents and subscribers, etc.: T-Z

Box 39 (card file box) [off-site]
[File of index cards of Worldover Press correspondents and subscribers, etc.:]

Box 40 (card file box) [off-site]
Index cards of Worldover Press correspondents and subscribers, etc.: geographical (by state)

Box 41 (card file box) [off-site]
Index cards of Worldover Press correspondents and subscribers, etc.: geographical (by state; continued)

Box 42 (card file box) [off-site]
Index cards of Worldover Press correspondents and subscribers, etc.: correspondents [see also boxes 31-38]

Box 43 (card file box) [off-site]
Index cards of Worldover Press correspondents and subscribers, etc.: miscellaneous

Box 44 (card file box) [off-site]
Index cards of Worldover Press correspondents and subscribers, etc.: miscellaneous

Box 45 (card file box) [off-site]
Index cards of Worldover Press correspondents and subscribers, etc.: miscellaneous



SERIES E: BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, PERIODICALS AND OTHER PRINTED MATERIALS COLLECTED BY DEVERE ALLEN
See Devere Allen Bibliography for an item-by-item listing of publications written or edited by Devere Allen
See General Bibliography for an item-by-item listing of publications collected by Devere Allen


Box 1 [off-site]
Books filed by title
: A-M

Box 2 [off-site]
Books filed by title: M cont. - S

Box 3 [off-site]
Books filed by title: S cont. - Z
Peace plays and poems

Box 4 [off-site]
Pamphlets filed by title: A-I

Box 5 [off-site]
Pamphlets filed by title: I cont. - P

Box 6 [off-site]
Pamphlets filed by title: R-V

Box 7 (1/2 box) [off-site]
Pamphlets filed by title: W-Z


Box 8 [off-site]
World Events, Vol. 1, No. 1 - Vol. 6, No. 12 (October 1, 1933 - March 15, 1939) [missing Vol. 6, No. 8]
The New World, Vol. I, No. 1-5 (January-May 1918), continued by The World Tomorrow, Vol. I, No. 6 - Vol. IV, No. 12 (June 1918 -1921) [missing Vol. IV, No. 4, 5, 7, 10; 6 folders]
The World Tomorrow, Vol. XVII, No. 1-15 (January-July 1933) [3 folders]

Box 9 [off-site]
The World Tomorrow, 1922-1925

Box 10 [off-site]
The World Tomorrow, 1926-1928

Box 11 [off-site]
The World Tomorrow, 1929-1931

Box 12 [off-site]
The World Tomorrow, 1932-1933

Box 13 [off-site]
Oberlin College: yearbooks, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918




This file last revised on October 8, 2013.