Records, 1915-1977 (inclusive)

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Massachusetts Branch


2 linear ft.
This collection primarily contains correspondence, newsletters, financial records, membership lists, minutes of board meetings, and flyers of the Massachusetts branch of WILPF, with some papers of local branches throughout the state. Also included are correspondence, newsletters, and minutes of the WILPF national branch in Washington (and later in Philadelphia), and flyers and newsletters of other Massachusetts organizations with which the Massachusetts branch has cooperated, including the Greater Boston Peace Action Coalition, the Coalition to Fight Political Repression, and People's Coalition for Peace and Justice.
The Women's International Committee for Permanent Peace was organized in April 1915 at the International Congress of Women at The Hague, with Jane Addams as its first International Chairman. In 1919, the name was changed to Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. It has organized protest marches, obtained funds for the relief of the poor in many parts of the world, and organized community action for the repeal of unjust laws and for the passage of disarmament and anti-war bills.
Are closed to research.
Records of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Massachusetts Branch. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College.
Electronic finding aid available
Preliminary finding aid; see also Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library ..., The Manuscript Inventories and the Catalogs ... 10v., (Boston: G.K. Hall, 1984).

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