Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Dorothea E. Woods Papers, 1965-2000

Collection: DG 213





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Descriptive Summary
Repository
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these papers/records.
Creator
Woods, Dorothea E. (1925-2001)
Title
Dorothea E. Woods Papers
Inclusive Dates
1965-2000
Call Number
DG 213

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
12.5 linear feet [papers only]
Abstract
Dorothea Eleanor Woods was a Quaker who joined World YWCA in 1957 and worked for ten years in development of youth and adult education programs. In the 1970s she was a pioneer in work on child soldiers. She researched and wrote extensively on this topic. Woods died on December 4, 2001 in Wolcott, New York.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Estate of Dorothea E. Woods, 2002 [Acc.02A-006]
Processing Information
This collection is unprocessed and remains in the order in which it was donated.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Dorothea E. Woods Papers (DG 213), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright Notice
Copyright has been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. The rights to some materials in this collection 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
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Historical Background
Dorothea Eleanor Woods was born in 1925 in Rochester, New York. She was a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker) and received a Ph.D. from University of Illinois in 1957 in French. Woods joined World YWCA that year and worked for a decade in the development of youth and adult education programs. In the 1970s she was pioneer in work on child soldiers. Woods was later affiliated with the Quaker United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland. She researched and wrote extensively on this topic and wrote monthly child soldier updates, which the QUNO distributed to individuals and organizations. Woods died on December 4, 2001 in Wolcott, New York.

Collection Overview
Papers include correspondence, pamphlets, periodicals and other notes and research materials by Woods, primarily on child soldiers, also on youth and volunteerism; also includes reference materials.

Items removed:
Photographs




Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1
Children at War – p. 1-76
Children at War – p. 77-133
Children at War – p. 134-207
Children at War – p. 208-270
Children at War – p. 271-331
Children at War – p. 332-427
Children at War – other materials
Children at War – materials not used in the bulletin – press clippings
Children at War – materials not used in the bulletin – press clippings
Children at War – materials not used in the bulletin – press clippings
Children at War – materials not used in the bulletin – notes by Woods
Children at War – materials not used in the bulletin – notes by Woods
Children at War – materials not used in the bulletin – notes by Woods
Children at War – materials not used in the bulletin – notes by Woods

Box 2
Children Bearing Military Arms – 1979
Children Bearing Military Arms – 1980
Children Bearing Military Arms – 1981
Children Bearing Military Arms – 1982
Children Bearing Military Arms – 1983
Children Bearing Military Arms – 1984
Children Bearing Military Arms – 1985
Children Bearing Military Arms – 1986
Children Bearing Military Arms – 1987
Children Bearing Military Arms – 1988
Children Bearing Military Arms – 1989
Children Bearing Military Arms – 1990
Children Bearing Military Arms – 1991
Children Bearing Military Arms – 1992
Children Bearing Military Arms – 1993
Children Bearing Military Arms – 1994
Children Bearing Military Arms – 1995
Children Bearing Military Arms – 1996
Children Bearing Military Arms – 1998
Children Bearing Military Arms – 1999 and Jan. 2000
Children Bearing Military Arms – notes

Box 3
Youth and Employment – 1969 – 1973
Youth and Employment – 1974 (includes notes and correspondence)
Youth and Employment – 1975
Youth and Employment – 1976
Youth and Employment – 1977
Youth and Employment – 1978
Youth and Employment – 1979
Youth and Employment – 1980
Youth and Employment – 1981 (includes correspondence)

Box 4
“Volunteers in Community Development” – 1971
“Volunteers Face Urban Problems” – 1971
“World Perspectives on Community Action by Youth” – 1972
Introduction to Synergist – 1972
“What is Needed?” – 1972
“The Situation of Nation-Wide Civic Service in Industrial Countries” – 1973
“An International Perspective on Women in Voluntary Service” – 1973
“The University and Voluntary Service” – 1973
Governments and NGOs in Voluntary Service – 1974
“Voluntary Service and Employment” – 1975
Voluntary Service and Employment – incl. correspondence and questionnaires
The International Volunteer Movement and its Coordinating Organizations
“The Secondary Schools and Voluntary Service” – 1976
“Volunteers and the Water Supply” – 1976
“Young Volunteers and Children”, “Volunteers and Out-of-School Education” – 1977

Box 5
Report on the World Social Situation of Youth – p. 1 – 89
Report on the World Social Situation of Youth – p. 90 – 200
Report on the World Social Situation of Youth – p. 201 – 243
“Youth and World Development in the Second Development Decade”
“Education for Development”
“The Educated Woman in Indian Society”
“International Voluntary Service and World Education”
“… Advancement of the Out-of-School Education of Rural Youth” – p. 1 – 69
“… Advancement of the Out-of-School Education of Rural Youth” – p. 70 – 147
“Worldwide Student Organizations and the UN University”
“Youth and Youth Organizations in Ghana”
“Education throughout Life, Education through Living”
“The Participation of Young People in Community Development”
“The UN and its Agencies Promote Youth Action for Rural Development”

Box 6
Biographical Information
“Crucial Issues in Out-of-School Education”
“Youth and Peace”
World YWCA publications re: education
World YWCA publications re: education
World YWCA publications re: youth
World YWCA publications re: youth

Box 7
“The Preparation of Young People for Working Life” – 1964
“International Youth Organizations and the World Community” – 1970
“Youth and the UN System” (draft) – 1971
“Consultation on National Service” – 1972
“Young Political Activists Face Imprisonment” – 1972
“International Youth Organizations and the UN” – 1973
“The International Volunteer Movement and its Coordinating Organizations” – 1974
“Peace Service”, “Volunteers and Primary Health Care” – 1978
“Volunteers and Housing” – 1978
“Young Women and Girls in Development” – UNICEF
“The Employment of Young Women and Girls”, “Youth and Employment”

Box 8
Woods’ writings – children in military service
Woods’ writings – children in military service
Woods’ writings – children in military service
Woods’ writings – land mines
Woods’ writings
Writings and notes – children in arms
“Children at War and Measures for their Protection and Demilitarization” – 1995

Box 9
Woods’ writings – children at war in Africa
Woods’ writings – children at war in Latin America
Woods’ writings and notes – children at war in the Middle East
Woods’ writings and notes – children used as spies in war
Woods’ writings – children in the military/child labor
Woods’ writings – conscription of children
Woods’ writings – the psychosocial effect of war on children
Woods’ writings – UNICEF and children in war
Woods’ writings – orphans in war
Woods’ writings – girls in military training
Woods’ writings – progress in peace negotiations

Box 10
Woods’ writings – youth service
Woods’ writings/correspondence – voluntary service
Woods’ writings/correspondence – voluntary service
Woods’ writings – youth service
Woods’ writings – education
Woods’ writings/correspondence – Service Civil International
Woods’ writings/correspondence – community development and youth
Symposium on Youth in the Second Development Decade – 1
Symposium on Youth in the Second Development Decade – 2

Box 11
Woods’ writings – UN and youth
Woods’ writings – youth employment
Woods’ notes – youth conferences
Woods’ writings/notes – child soldiers
Woods’ notes – UNICEF youth and development
Woods’ notes – Friends and Geneva meeting
Woods’ notes/minutes – child labor
Correspondence – child labor/child slavery
Notes/photos
Notes
Woods’ misc. writings
Notes/research
Notes/bibliographic references
Bibliographic information – books and articles

Box 12
Correspondence
Correspondence
Correspondence
Correspondence
Correspondence
Correspondence
Correspondence
Correspondence
Correspondence

Box 13
Correspondence
Correspondence
Correspondence
Correspondence – Richard Parker, Center on War and the Child
Correspondence – Jenny Kuper
Correspondence – Geraldine van Bruen
Correspondence – Randy Salm
Correspondence – George Kent
Correspondence regarding Children at War

 Box 14
World YWCA Conference on Work with Youth – North America and the Caribbean
World YWCA Conference on Work with Youth – North America and the Caribbean
YWCA and education
World YWCA publications
YWCA
YWCA

Box 15
UN reports – Committee on the Rights of the Child
UN reports – rights of the child
UN Convention on the Rights of the Child – 1992
UN materials – Convention on the Rights of the Child
UN reports – Commission on Human Rights (rights of the child/child labor)
UN materials – child labor/slavery
UN reports – child soldiers
UN reports – youth
UNESCO – conference on youth
UN – study on Domestic Youth Services

Box 16
UN reports – 1980-1984
UN reports – 1990-1991
UN reports – 1991
UN reports – 1992-1995
UN materials – education
UNESCO
UNESCO – education
UNESCO – youth meetings
UN reports/correspondence

Box 17
Quaker United Nations materials
Quaker response to child labor/child slavery
Quaker response to unemployment
Friends Journal
The Friend
Entre Amis
Reference materials – Society of Friends
Geneva Centre Newsletter

Box 18
UNICEF publications
UNICEF materials
International Red Cross
International Red Cross
International Red Cross

Box 19
L’Apres Bohicon
Association Européenne Longo Maï
Center on War and the Child – reports
Education joint study commission
Fédération Internationale Terre des Hommes
International Council of Voluntary Agencies
International Volunteer Day/International Year of Volunteers
KENDRA
NGOs
Peace Media Service
Rädda Barnen (Save the Children)
Reconciliation International
Service Civil International
War Resisters’ League/Non-Violent Activist
The World in 2000 Conference

Box 20
Reference: child labor/child slavery
Reference: children’s rights
Reference: nonviolence/peace activism
Reference: armed conflict
Reference: children in combat

Box 21
Reference: unattached youth
Reference: voluntary service
Reference: water supply
Reference: youth and development
Reference: youth employment
Reference: education
Reference: secondary education
Reference: secondary education
General reference

Box 22 (reference materials – news articles)
Afghanistan
Angola
Burma
Cambodia
Canada
China
Colombia
El Salvador
Ethiopia and Eritrea
Germany
Guatemala
Iran/Iraq conflict
Iran/Iraq conflict
Gulf War chronology

Box 23 (reference materials – news articles)
Israel/Palestine conflict
Israel/Palestine conflict
Israel/Palestine conflict
Israel/Palestine conflict – 1989 intifada
Lebanon
Liberia
Mozambique
Nicaragua
Peru
Philippines
Sierra Leone
Somalia

Box 24 (reference materials – news articles)
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Switzerland
Uganda
U.S.A.
U.K.
Zimbabwe
UN
War toys and children
Children and war in the media
Reference

Box 25 (reference materials – news articles)
Media
Child labor and slavery
Press clippings and newsletters
Press clippings and newsletters
Press clippings and newsletters
Articles
Articles
Articles
Reference
Reference

Box 26 (reference materials)
Race relations
Religion/religious art
Consumer education
Housing
Women in literature
Women in literature
Generations
Education
Newsletters
Misc. publications
Reference

Box 27
Biographical Information
Personal Items
Personal Information and Thesis
United Nations  [3 folders]
Passports
Education and Teaching
World YWCA (Young Women’s Christian Association)
New York Monthly Meeting and American Friends’ Service Committee
Tax Information
Insurance
Keuka College and the University of Illinois
Beaux Arts Hotel
Museum of Modern Art membership
Retirement [2 folders]
Miscellaneous [2 folders]

Box 28 Note cards with bibliography and notes by Woods
Child Solider in History-Romans - World War II
Child Solider in History-Independence wars; Vietnam war; Korea
Children and war: general
Children in contemporary wars: Palestine - W. Saharan Republic
Children in contemporary wars: Afghanistan - N. Ireland
Children at War (Henri Dunant Institute), 1992: I and II
Bibliography by author
Military education in schools outside Europe
Child Soldiers: fiction and film

Box 29 Note cards with bibliography and notes by Woods
Children at War:
-Afghanistan; Angola; Armenia
-Bosnia
-Burma; Camodia
-Chad; Colombia; Djibout; El Salvador; Guatemala
-Iran; Iraq; Ireland; Lebanon
-Liberia; Mozambique; Nicaragua
-Palestine; Israel
-Peru; Philippines; Sierra Leone; Somalia
-South Africa; West Saharan Republic


Box 30 Note cards with bibliography and notes by Woods
World Socia Situation of Youth:
- Participation
-Education
-Leisure
-Welfare
-Juvenile deliquency
University and Volunteer Service:
-By category
-General
-Water supply
-Volunteers and environment, 1975
-International

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