Women and peace -- History -- Sources
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
Katherine Devereux Blake was a suffragist and peace activist through the first half of the twentieth century. She was a member of the Ford Peace Expedition in 1915-1916, served on the national board of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and its international executive board, and was the chief speaker for the Disarmament Caravan, which toured 9,000 miles in 1931.
Dorothy Detzer was a peace activist, writer, and lobbyist. She served as the National Executive Secretary of the U.S. Section of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, 1924-1946.. Detzer influenced a Congressional investigation of the munitions industry, 1934-1936, and later wrote the book Appointment on the Hill, 1948, describing her two decades in Washington, D.C.
Minutes (1949-), reports, form letters and memoranda, literature, financial records, and material relating to some of the projects supported by the association, including Art for World Friendship, Committee for World Development and World Disarmament, and Jane Addams Children's Book Award. Persons represented include Ruth Chalmers, executive director.
Helen Kusman was active in the peace movement from the 1950s through the 1980s, and worked on many issues. She served as the chairman of the New York Metropolitan Branch of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), from 1970 to 1974. From 1973 to 1979 she served as Vice-President of the National Executive Board, representing the Northeast Region of the WILPF.
Mercedes M. Randall was an early, and lifelong, member of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. She held many positions of responsibility in the organization, including chairmanship of the National Education Committee, and presidency of the Manhattan Branch. Randall was the first biographer of Nobel Peace Prize winner, Emily Greene Balch.
Dorothy Medders Robinson was president of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, U.S. Section, from 1941 to 1946. She also served as the delegate to the WILPF International Congress in Luxembourg in 1946. Robinson was a chair of the Jane Addams Peace Association and the Jane Addams Hall of Fame Committee.