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|Creator:||Women's International League of Peace and Freedom|
|Title:||Women's International League of Peace and Freedom (Essex County, N.J. Branch) Collection|
|Abstract:||This collection consists of various correspondence, flyers, newsletters, pamphlets, financial statements and photographs pertaining to the Essex County, New Jersey branch of the Women's International League of Peace and Freedom.|
|Quantity:||0.7 linear ft. (2 boxes + 1 oversize folder)|
|Collection Number:||MG 1633|
The Women's International League of Peace and Freedom was founded in 1915 in response to World War I. The WILPF works to achieve through peaceful means world disarmament, full rights for women, racial and economic justice, an end to all forms of violence, and to establish political, social, and psychological conditions which can assure peace, freedom, and justice for all.
The Essex County Branch was founded in 1925 and reactivated in 1955 at a conference at Upsala College. The branch continues to operate with 50 members. Lauretta Freeman served as president in 1955 and served again in 2005. Many of the branch's activities are based in Montclair and include current events discussions, letter writing sessions, voter registration drives, and funding scholarships.
The collection consists of educational and informational pamphlets created or distributed by the WILPF, newspaper articles about events held by the Essex County branch of the WILPF and persons in the organization, documents detailing the day-to-day workings of the branch such as meeting minutes and newsletters, personal correspondence between members, bank ledgers and other financial documents, numerous group photographs of WILPF members, and WILPF promotional material dating from 1925 to 1994. Included also are pamphlets and documents related to the United Nations.
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|The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, and forms documented in this collection.|
|Addams, Jane, 1860-1935.|
|League of Nations.|
|Woman's Peace Party.|
|Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.|
|Nonprofit organizations--New Jersey.|
|Political activists--New Jersey.|
|Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975.|
|Women--Societies and clubs.|
|World War, 1914-1918.|
|World War, 1939-1945.|
|Essex County (N.J.)|
|Ledgers (Account books)|
This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1633, Women's International League of Peace and Freedom (Essex County, N.J. Branch) Collection, The New Jersey Historical Society.
Donated by Warren Grover, 2005.
Some of the documents, especially the older meeting minutes and the newspaper articles, are brittle and torn; these materials should be handled with care.
Women's International League of Peace and Freedom. 19 July 2005. <http://www.wilpf.org/>
|1||1||Accounts ledger, with treasurer's reports & correspondence||1938-ca. 1943|
|1||2||Accounts ledgers listing membership dues, receipts, disbursements, etc.||1937-1949|
|1||5||Meeting Minutes/Program Schedules||1926-1994|
|1||6||WILPF seals in original envelopes; "Peace" Dove Painting||n.d.|
|2||1||Pamphlets-- assorted, anti-war related||1925-1944|
|2||3||Pamphlets-- United Nations/League of Nations||1926-1954|
|2||4||Newspaper Clippings-articles about WILPF activities||1936-1990|
|OS||1||Group Photographs of WILPF Members; Portrait photograph of Jane Addams||ca. 1927-1937|
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