Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 60 Collections and/or Records:
Overview A collection of life histories of women who have dedicated their lives to social and political activism. Fifteen interviews, conducted by Smith College students, document both the diversity and the persistence of women's activism, as organizers and as cultural workers, in a variety of social movements such as women's health, economic justice, LGBT liberation, peace, education, and environmental sustainability.
Dates: 2008 - 2009
Overview Suffragist, president, National American Women Suffrage Association, and pacifist. Papers relate primarily to Catt's public life, primarily her work as president of both the National American Woman Suffrage Association and the International Woman Suffrage Alliance. There is a significant amount of material pertaining to her peace activities. There is also a rich collection of photographs, including many of the Women's Land Army, created in Great Britain during World War II to aid in the war...
Collection — Multiple Containers
Overview Peace activist; teacher. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, childhood memorabilia, drafts of memoirs, and essays written by Wilder. Especially well documented are her years in Geneva (1929-1934) when she worked at the League of Nations as well as papers of Wilder's friend Hope Sewell French during her years (1930s) working for the League of Nations in Geneva, including correspondence, photographs, scrapbook, and articles, written by French and others. Also of...
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel: 33, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Fifteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America call to convention, program and bulletins. Daily bulletins, distributed to each delegate in attendance, provide updates on convention activities and special events, make announcements, and share news and updates in short article form. The series of bulletins sent to delegates prior to the convention are intended to prepare them for convention by reviewing past conventions, informing...
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel: 33, microdex: 8
Scope and Contents Stenotype proceedings of the Fifteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The detailed proceedings, separated into two volumes, follow the convention from opening remarks to final adjournment. Proceedings cover, addresses and remarks, business matters and motions to pass resolutions, elections of officers and board members, presentations of reports and reports from assemblies. International matters and talks of war and peace take...
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel: 34, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the industrial assembly at the Fifteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Industrial delegates meet to discuss matters unique to their group, conduct national business, and united behind a program emphasis and aim. For the Fifteenth Convention the Industrial Assembly focuses on matters of democracy and freedoms in response to the unrest in Europe and Asia at the time. Time is also given to discussing the labor...
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel: 34, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the student assembly at the Fifteenth National Convention of Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Student delegates meet to discuss matters of unique importance to their group and to conduct national business concerning student associations. This assembly discusses the relationship of the student associations to other YWCA departments and associations and to other campus organizations and the standards for becoming an affiliated association...
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel: 34, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Documents concerning convention committees, constitution revisions, and group meetings at the Fifteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United State of America. The Convention Committee assess the past convention and collects feedback, plans the location and accommodations, and arranges programming and special speakers. Group meeting materials largely concern the meeting of adults responsible for work with younger girls. These discussions assess work with...
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel: 34, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents Sixteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America call to convention, program and bulletins. Daily bulletins, distributed to each delegate in attendance, provide updates on convention activities and special events, make announcements and share news in short article form. The series of bulletins sent to delegates prior to the convention are intended to prepare them for convention by reviewing past conventions, informing recipients of...
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel: 35, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Volumes one and two of the stenotype proceedings of the Sixteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Proceedings follow the convention from opening remarks through the Monday morning session and include all convention business, presentations, and addresses. Volume three of the stenotype proceedings follows the official proceedings on reel 35, microdex 2. Matters of national importance are discussed and voted on following a prescribed...
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel: 35, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the industrial assembly of the Sixteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Industrial delegates convene to discuss needs unique to their group and to conduct national business. Delegates represent their local associations at the national assembly and bring a varied opinion to the discussion topics. Through voting and democratic processes the assembly elects committee members, adopts changes to policy or program,...
Overview Eva Berliner Kollisch (1925-) is an author and activist. She taught at Sarah Lawrence for thirty years, during which time she and Gerda Lerner and Joan Kelly created the Women's Studies Program. A significant portion of the collection pertains to Kollisch's years of teaching at Sarah Lawrence College, as well as to the writing and publication of her book, Girl in Movement: A Memoir(2002). Kollisch's interest in and involvement with several peace, disarmament,...
Dates: 1942 - 2013
Collection — Multiple Containers
Overview Activist; Educator. The papers of an activist who fought for peace, gay rights and an end to classism. include correspondence, research, lecture notes, published work, program files, organizational records, newspaper and magazine articles, email, photographs, films, and computer files. Especially well-documented is Yeskel's work to end homophobia and classism. [NOTE: The contents list for this collection is not online. Contact the Sophia Smith Collection if you would like one sent to you.]
Dates: 1953 - 2010
Overview Lawyer, judge, suffragist, and pacifist. Allen's papers reflect her career as the first woman judge of a state supreme court and the first woman appointed as a federal judge, as well as her work in the Ohio suffrage and peace movements. Also included are the writings of Florence's mother, Corinne Tuckerman Allen, who was a member of the first class admitted to Smith College. Tuckerman Allen advocated sexual morality, monogamy and family relationships and organized for the Congress of Mothers.
Dates: 1920 - 1966
Overview The bulk of this collection consists of writings and speeches, research material, and records from Tuttle's involvement in organizations such as the American Association for International Cooperation, the American Union Against Militarism, the Women's Peace Party, and the League of Nations, among others, circa 1910s-1940s. Major themes include peace, internationalism, birth control rights, suffrage, women's clubs, and women writers. Significant correspondents include Virginia Gildersleeve,...
Overview Frances Crowe was a major figure in peace and social justice activism in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. Her papers document decades of social justice activism in the Valley, including through local chapters of the American Friends' Service Committee, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Women Against the War, War Resisters' League, and Amnesty International. Materials in this collection include her writings, notes, photographs, posters, memorabilia, and publications.
Dates: 1930 - 2019
Overview Pacifist; psychiatric social worker; and political activist. The collection documents topics such as conscientious objector status during the Vietnam War; nuclear disarmament; the environment; homelessness; the plight of migrant farm workers; and governmental waste and mismanagement; as well as her work with the WPA and other agencies. Materials include photographs; correspondence; and unpublished autobiographical writings, including recordings and interpretations of her dreams.
Dates: 1881-1988; Majority of material found within 1900-1988
Overview Pediatrician, antinuclear activist, Co-founder of Women's Party for Survival and Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament. Papers include correspondence, memorabilia, publicity, photographs, writings, research files, and audiovisual materials. Also included are organizational records of Physicians for Social Responsibility and Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament
Dates: 1961 - 2007-03-08
Overview Founder, Hull House, Chicago; pacifist; labor organizer; settlement house worker; and women's rights advocate. The Addams papers contain primarily published material and duplicates of materials from the Swarthmore Peace Collection. Included are articles, books, memorials, and memorabilia about Addams, as well as writings and speeches by her. There is a small amount of original correspondence, plus photographs and drawings of Jane Addams and Hull House.
Dates: 1904 - 1960; Majority of material found within 1904-1936
Overview Jane Fonda is an actor, activist, philanthropist and pop culture figure. Her family’s notoriety and her work on Broadway led her to pursue an acting career in film. Fonda gained positive and negative criticism due to her Vietnam War-era activism and anti-war stance. The collection documents Fonda’s personal and professional life, including her numerous philanthropic endeavors. It includes digitized clips of the 1974 documentary, Introduction to the Enemy,...
Dates: 1946 - 2019
Overview Settlement house worker, suffragist, pacifist, and international relations specialist. Papers focus primarily on Schain's involvement in a host of women's organizations, the purpose of which was advocacy of international peace through cooperative enterprise among nations. Types of material include radio broadcasts scripts, speeches, photographs, articles, and other writings. Notable correspondents include Margaret Corbett Ashby, Mary Ritter Beard, Carrie Chapman Catt (extensive), Newton Diehl...
Dates: 1907 - 1960
Overview Pacifist; Suffragist; Women's rights activist. A small collection documenting her peace-related activities, during and after World War I, through correspondence and published pamphlets, newsletters, and clippings.
Overview Lawyer, journalist, suffragist, prison reformer, pacifist and teacher. Papers include writings (including unpublished autobiography), memorabilia, diaries, and manuscripts. Photographs include Mahatma Gandhi, George Bernard Shaw, Maksim Gorky, and Aleksandr Kerensky. The bulk of the collection is correspondence, which includes Jane Addams, Roger Baldwin, Norman Douglas, Theodore Dreiser, Harry Emerson Fosdick, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, John Galsworthy, Judge Ben Lindsey, Salvador de Madariaga,...
Overview Pacifist, Member, Grey Panthers, Artist. The Margaret Goddard Holt Papers primarily document the personal life and activism of Margaret Holt, but also include significant amounts of material generated by her husband, Lee E. Holt, and several generations of extended family. Her lifetime diaries are detailed and introspective, and document her life from adolescence through old age and there is extensive correspondence with family and close friends (including Jungian analyst and friend, Paula...
Dates: 1814-2004; Majority of material found within 1960-2000
Overview Margery Wells Steer was a journalist and pacifist. Material includes correspondence with women's historian Mary Beard, with editors of Soviet Woman journal, and with Soviet women professors. Writings include her column, Peace and the People, published books, articles for Soviet Women, and a typescript of The Weight of a Snowflake. Other correspondents include her publisher, readers, and editor, as well as William Beard and Irma Drodina,...
Dates: 1938 - 1992
Collection — Box 1
Overview The collection contains various interviews done with Frances Crowe, pacifist and activist, and a copy of Crowe's memoir, "Finding My Radical Soul"
Overview Lawyer, professor, and political activist. Major themes reflected in the papers include international law, anti-communism, civil rights, the anti-Vietnam war and anti-nuclear movements. The papers also document Kaufman's close associations with other prominent civil rights attorneys and her involvement in international war crimes tribunals. Material includes trial records and research; correspondence; published and unpublished writings; speeches; and teaching materials.
Dates: 1917 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1946-1986
File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 137, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Minutes, reports and correspondence concerning committees and commissions of the National Intercollegiate Christian Council (NICC). Committees and commissions report on social, economic and religious issues faced by students, make recommendations of emphasis and program to the NICC, publish pamphlets and reports for education to student associations and conduct careful studies of social, economic and religious issues affecting student members. Also included are lists of committees and committee...
Dates: circa 1936-1950
File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel: 297, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Documents concerning organizations outside of the YWCA of the U.S.A. doing work with international interests, peace, religion, and social work. The YWCA of the U.S.A. maintains an awareness of other organizations doing work within their scope and often collaborates with these organizations, attends or contributes to hosted conferences and seminars or shares skills and resources. Correspondence between the organizations may address the nature of the relationship and the types of work that are of...
Dates: circa 1961-1970