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Peace collection

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00437

Scope and Contents

The Peace Collection is comprised largely of published materials documenting the work of women's peace activism from the early nineteenth century to the 1980s. The bulk of the collection dates from 1925 to 1977 and focuses on U.S. and international peace organizations, and individual women leaders in peace movements. Types of material include organizational records, newspaper clippings, articles, periodicals, pamphlets, flyers, biographical articles, writings, correspondence, newsletters, conference materials, minutes, reports, manuals, books, photographs, and videotapes. A substantial portion of the collection documents the activities of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and individual members, circa 1919-1977. Other organizations represented include the National Congress of Women, Women's Christian Temperance Union, Another Mother for Peace, National Committee for the Cause and Cure of War, Order of the Unicorn, Women's Peace Party, World Gathering of Women for Disarmament, American League Against War and Fascism, American Peace Society, and the World Movement for World Federal Government. There are small amounts of material on individual peace activists such as Jane Addams, Emily Greene Balch, Marie Curie, Lucia Ames Mead, and Maude Miner Hadden (Smith class 1901), among others. Photographs, printed material and a videotape document the "Women's Pentagon Action," November 1980. The collection also includes published works on women and peace.

Dates

  • 1825-1984

Language of Materials

English.

Conditions Governing Access

In effect until 2022: researchers must sign Access Agreement Form, agreeing to not identify participants in Women's Pentagon Action files.

Conditions Governing Access

Until we move into New Neilson in early 2021, collections are stored in multiple locations and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections (specialcollections@smith.edu) at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Extent

13.25 linear feet (28 boxes, 7 volumes)

Overview

Peace activists. The Peace Collection is comprised largely of published materials documenting the work of women's peace activism from the early nineteenth century to the 1980s. The bulk of the collection dates from 1925 to 1977 and focuses on U.S. and international peace organizations, and individual women leaders in peace movements. Types of material include organizational records, newspaper clippings, articles, periodicals, pamphlets, flyers, biographical articles, writings, correspondence, newsletters, conference materials, minutes, reports, manuals, books, photographs, and videotapes. A substantial portion of the collection documents the activities of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and individual members, circa 1919-1977. Other organizations represented include the National Congress of Women, Women's Christian Temperance Union, Another Mother for Peace, National Committee for the Cause and Cure of War, Order of the Unicorn, Women's Peace Party, World Gathering of Women for Disarmament, American League Against War and Fascism, American Peace Society, and the World Movement for World Federal Government. There are small amounts of material on individual peace activists such as Jane Addams, Emily Greene Balch, Marie Curie, Lucia Ames Mead, and Maude Miner Hadden (Smith class 1901), among others. Photographs, printed material and a videotape document the "Women's Pentagon Action," November 1980. The collection also includes published works on women and peace.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into three series:
  1. I. GENERAL
  2. II. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS
  3. III. ORGANIZATIONS
  4. OVERSIZED MATERIALS

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials in this subject collection were either purchased or given to the Sophia Smith Collection by various donors. Included are duplicates of material from the Swarthmore Peace Collection. Periodic additions to the collection are expected.

Additions to the Collection

Periodic additions to collection are expected and may not be reflected in this record.

Processing Information

Finding aid revised by Jessica Lawson and Laura Cutter (interns), 2005.
Title
Peace collection
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Date
2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (https://github.com/harvard-library/archivesspace-preprocessor)
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:13-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

Contact:
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton MA 01063