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 IOWA WOMEN’S ARCHIVES

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA LIBRARIES

IOWA CITY, IOWA

 

TITLE:»WoWDATES:»WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE FOR PEACE AND FREEDOMSUBTITLE:» (DES MOINES BRANCH)

 

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RECORDS, 1962-2002

»QUANTITY:»1.75 linear feet

 

ACQUISITION:

The »records (donor no. 333) were donated by »the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (Des Moines Branch) in 1996 and (donor no. 873) by Jane Magers.

ACCESS:

The »records are open for research.

COPYRIGHT:

»Copyright has been transferred to the University of Iowa.

PHOTOGRAPHS:

»In Boxes 1 and 4.

PROCESSED BY:

Your name, year»Margaret Richardson, 1996; Lindsay E. Shannon, 2009.

»History

Begin text here:»The Des Moines branch of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) was officially formed April 18, 1962. Men were admitted from the beginning.  Concerned about war and nuclear testing, the Des Moines members studied government policy on nuclear testing and fallout, the war in Vietnam, the universal draft, the national defense budget, and the arms race.  Taking its cue from the original WILPF founded in 1915 by Jane Addams, the group stressed active participation in the form of letter writing, informational rallies, study groups and demonstrations. Eventually its concerns expanded to issues regarding the population explosion, apartheid in South Africa, United States-Cuba relations, and civil liberties.                  

 

Scope and Content Note

 

            Begin text here:The» Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Des Moines branch records date from »1962 to 2002and measure »1.75 linear feet.  The »records »are arranged in »six series: Administrative, Projects, Publicity, Other WILPF groups, Related peace organizations, and Members.  The Members series includes information on Jane Magers, an activist for peace and the environment.

 

Begin text here:»Box no.   Description

 

Box 1

»Administrative

Board minutes

1962-1967

1967-1970

1971-1976

1977-1982

1983-1991 and undated

Constitutions, 1963, 1974, 1983

Correspondence, 1962-1993 and undated

Financial records, 1967-1994 (scattered)

Membership lists, biographies, photos 1962-1990

 

Projects

Armband project, 1969-1970

Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration, 1979-1992

Mother’s Day March for Peace, 1981-1992, undated

Box 2

Publicity

Meeting and speech announcements, 1965-1995, undated

Newspaper clippings, 1962-1994

Newsletters

1968

1970-1989

1990-1993

1994-

 

Box 3             

Scrapbooks

1977-1979

Folder 1

Folder 2

1979-1982

Folder 1

Folder 2

 

Other WILPF groups

International

International Women's Day, 1983 and undated

Publications, 1967, 1980, 1984

National

Conferences, 1969-1991

Publicity, 1968-1995

Folder 1

Folder 2

Box 4

U.S. Section newsletters

Four Lights, 1968-1970

Peace and Freedom

1970-1974

1977-1989

1990-1994

Regional

Iowa City newsletter, September 1972

Midwest Region newsletter, September 1972 and April 1994

Rochester, Minnesota newsletter, Probe! Probe! Summer 1971

          

  Related peace organizations

                                    Publications, programs, proposals, 1967-1993
            

                                 Members

                                    Jane Magers, 1953-2002 and undated