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Guide to the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Chapel Hill Branch (N.C.) Records, 1939-2005 and undated

Abstract

Branch of an international peace advocacy organization founded in 1915; formerly known as the Chapel Hill Branch (N.C.).

Contains meeting agendas and minutes, directories, conference reports, group organizing information, correspondence including some with Senators Jesse Helms,John Edwards and David Price, Peace and Freedom, the magazine of the WILPF, legislative bulletins, clippings, an oral history interview with founding member Charlotte Adams, song lyrics, newsletters, videos, photographs, and other material documenting their efforts. A few of the newsletters document the activities of the Triangle Branch of WILPF. The collection also includes information files on activism for nuclear arms control, nuclear disarmament, and bans on nuclear testing that continue to document WILPF's activities to promote world peace. Also includes correspondence among WILPF members; meeting agendas and minutes for both WILFP and the Orange County North Carolina Peace Coalition; national petitions against nuclear weapons; and issues of Peace and Freedom, and the branch's newsletter. The collection also includes comprises newsletters, clippings, committee minutes, fundraising files, publicity materials for WILPF events and other groups' events, and incoming and outgoing correspondence with politicians and groups similar to the WILPF. Also includes videocassette tapes, photographs, and scrapbooks and a journal compiled by Charlotte Adams and documenting earlier years of the organization (1938-1964). Some of the audiovisual materials have use copies, but others do not; please speak to a reference archivist before use. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
Title
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Chapel Hill Branch (N.C.) records, 1939-2005 and undated
Language of Material
English
Extent
8 Linear Feet, 6000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Contains meeting agendas and minutes, directories, conference reports, group organizing information, correspondence including some with Senators Jesse Helms,John Edwards and David Price, Peace and Freedom, the magazine of the WILPF, legislative bulletins, clippings, an oral history interview with founding member Charlotte Adams, song lyrics, newsletters, videos, photographs, and other material documenting their efforts. A few of the newsletters document the activities of the Triangle Branch of WILPF. The collection also includes information files on activism for nuclear arms control, nuclear disarmament, and bans on nuclear testing that continue to document WILPF's activities to promote world peace. Also includes correspondence among WILPF members; meeting agendas and minutes for both WILFP and the Orange County North Carolina Peace Coalition; national petitions against nuclear weapons; and issues of Peace and Freedom, and the branch's newsletter. The collection also includes comprises newsletters, clippings, committee minutes, fundraising files, publicity materials for WILPF events and other groups' events, and incoming and outgoing correspondence with politicians and groups similar to the WILPF. Also includes videocassette tapes, photographs, and scrapbooks and a journal compiled by Charlotte Adams and documenting earlier years of the organization (1938-1964). Some of the audiovisual materials have use copies, but others do not; please speak to a reference archivist before use. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

This series contains materials that document the operations of the Chapel Hill office.

Files are arranged in lose chronological order, and includes administrative files from the U.S. secion and international section of WILPF .

1939-1942 and undated
Box 1
1951-1975
Box 1
1950s-1970s
Box 1
1981-1983
Box 1
1980-1998
Box 1
1999-2005
Box 1
Notes, Correspondence, and Treasurer's Reports, 2000-2004
Box 1
Correspondence, 1950-1999
Box 2
WILPF Organizing How-tos, 1992
Box 2
Publicity, 1999-2002; Program Work, 1994-2003; Correspondence with Congress, 1999-2002
Box 2
Clippings of WILPF Members, 1997-2003
Box 2
U.S. WILPF, 1967-2004 and undated(3 folders)
Box 2
International WILPF, 1971-1980 and undated
Box 2

Contains articles, programs, clippings, correspondence and reports pertaining to nuclear disarmament, anti-war protests, and the activities of WILPF.

Files are arranged in alphabetical order, and in chronological order within that.

Admiral Carroll, 2000
Box 3
Afghanistan, 2001-2002 (3 folders)
Box 3
Bush Administration, 2001
Box 3
Cassini Space Probe, 1997
Box 3
Charlotte Adams, 1975-2001
Box 3
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, 1998-2000
Box 3
Criticisms of WILPF, 1999
Box 3
Cuba, 2001
Box 3
De-Alerting, 2000-2001
Box 3
Foreign Policy in the Age of Nuclear Weapons, 2000
Box 3
FCC, 2003
Box 3
Gulf War, 1991
Box 3
Health Care, 2002-2003
Box 3
International Women's Year, 1975
Box 3
Iraq, 1998-2003 (3 folders)
Box 3
Iraq, 1998-2003 (4 folders)
Box 4
Kosovo and Yugoslavia, 1999
Box 4
Landmines, 1997
Box 4
LEAP-Peace Action Demographics Project, 2000-2001
Box 4
Mount Olive Boycotts, 2001
Box 4
NC Warn, 2001
Box 4
Nuclear Disarmament, 1961-2003 and undated (4 folders)
Box 4
Nuclear Disarmament, 1961-2003 and undated(10 folders)
Box 5
Nuclear Disarmament, 1961-2003 and undated (5 folders)
Box 6
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, 1997-2000 and undated (3 folders)
Box 6
Panama, 1990
Box 6
Peace in the Middle East, 2001-2003
Box 6
Orange County Peace Coalition, 1998-2001
Box 6
Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research, 1999-2001
Box 6
US Army School of the Americas, 1994
Box 6
Vietnam War, 1972-1973 and undated
Box 7
Miscellaneous, 1997-2003 and undated
Box 7

Material relating to the activities of WILPF as well as other anti-war organizations

Files are arranged in chronological order.

1955-1985 and undated
Box 7
1967-1973 and undated
Box 7
1972-1999 and undated
Box 7
1980-2000 and undated
Box 7
1983-1988 and undated
Box 7
1993-1996 and undated
Box 7
1997-1999 and undated
Box 7
1998-1999 and undated
Box 7

Contains Pax et Libertas, a publication of the International section of WILPF, as well as Peace and Freedom, the U.S. section of WILPF

Items are arranged chronologically.

Pax et Libertas,1971-1973
Box 8
Peace and Freedom, 1974-2002 (3 folders)
Box 8
Peace and Freedom, 1971-1973
Box 9

Photos from WILPF-sponsored events.

Items are arranged in alphabetical order

Admiral Carroll Visit to UNC, 2000
Box 8
Album-"The Encampment", undated
Box 8
Charlotte Adams and Sadie Hughley, undated
Box 8
Events and Charlotte Adams, 2002 and undated
Box 8
Events, 2003 and undated
Box 8
First International Women's Year Meeting, 1975
Box 8
July 4 Celebration in Carrboro, N.C., 1997
Box 8
Regional WILPF Meeting, September 1986
Box 8

Includes educational videos on nuclear disarmament, as well as audio recordings of WILPF events, including an interview with Charlotte Adams.

[Original audiovisual materials are closed to use. Use of these materials may require production of listening or viewing copies. Please contact a reference archivist before coming to use this collection.]

Audiovisual materials
Box 10
1967-1970 and undated
Box 10
1950s-1980s
Box 11
1970-1992
Box 12

Historical Note

The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Chapel Hill Branch (N.C.) is a branch of an international peace advocacy organization founded in 1915.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Chapel Hill Branch (N.C.) Records, 1939-2005, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Chapel Hill Branch (N.C.) Records, 1939-2005 were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1999-2004.

Processing Information

Processed by Alexandra Krensky and Megan E. Lewis, Nov 2010

Encoded by Alexandra Krensky and Megan E. Lewis, Nov 2010

Accessions 1999-0315; 2000-0074; 2000-0288; 2001-0150; 2004-0075; were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.