Henry Ford Peace Expedition 1915-1916

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BIOGHIST REQUIRED The purpose of the Henry Ford Peace Expedition was to call a conference of delegates from non-combatant countries during World War I. In the winter of 1915-1916, the Ford Peace Expedition carried a delegation of Americans to Norway, Sweden, and Holland to meet with fellow European pacifists. Henry Ford hosted the "Peace Ship," which served as both a vehicle for travel and for collaboration amongst its passengers.

BIOGHIST REQUIRED During the months prior to the expedition, Hungarian feminist and pacifist Rosika Schwimmer encouraged Ford to commission the expedition. On December 4th, 1915, Henry Ford and members of the peace voyage boarded Oscar II, also known as the Peace Ship, in Hoboken, New Jersey for the expedition. The delegates for the peace expedition traveled first to Christiania (present day Oslo), Norway, and later met with fellow pacifists in Sweden and Holland. In February, 1916, members of the neutral nations from Europe met with the Ford party in Stockholm, Sweden, to form the Neutral Conference for Continuous Mediation. The expedition returned from Europe in February of 1916, but work within the Neutral Conference for Continuous Mediation continued until the end of that year. Among many active figures that influenced the expedition were Rosika Schwimmer, Ellen Key, and Louis P. Lochner.

From the guide to the Henry Ford Peace Expedition Collection, 1913-1924, [Bulk Dates: 1915-1916], (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Ford, Henry, 1863-1947. Records Stored in 1919 series, 1902-1923 (bulk 1907-1918). The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center
referencedIn Rosika Schwimmer papers, 1890-1983, 1904-1948 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Caesar, Irving, 1895-1996. Irving Caesar papers, 1915-1974 (bulk 1915-1917). The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center
referencedIn Delavigne, Theodore. Theodore Delavigne papers, 1915-1916. The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center
referencedIn Jones, Jenkin Lloyd, 1843-1918. Papers, 1861-1932 (inclusive), 1888-1901 (bulk). University of Chicago Library
referencedIn O'Connor, Jessie Lloyd, 1904-. Papers, 1850-1988. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Wythe, George, b. 1893. Wythe, George, Papers, [ca. 1915]-1971 University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Bullitt, William C. (William Christian), 1891-1967. William C. Bullitt papers, 1813-1998 (inclusive), 1909-1967 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Cramton, Louis C. (Louis Convers), b. 1875. Louis Convers Cramton papers, 1896-1966. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Lochner, Louis Paul, 1887-1975. Louis Paul Lochner papers, 1903-1972. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Angela Morgan Papers, 1893-1957 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Liebold, Ernest G. (Ernest Gustav), 1884-1956. Rosika Schwimmer collection, 1927. The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center
referencedIn Schwimmer, Rosika, 1877-1948. Rosika Schwimmer papers, 1890-1983 (bulk 1904-1948). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Ford Motor Company. Clipping books series, 1879-1951, (bulk 1913-1950). The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center
referencedIn Leckie, Katherine, d. 1930. Katherine Leckie papers, 1914-1925. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Holt, Frederick Holford, 1867-1929. Frederick and Lillian Holt Peace Expedition papers, 1915-1917. University of Michigan
referencedIn Papers relating to the Ford peace plan, 1915-1918. Library of Congress
referencedIn Katherine Leckie papers, 1914-1925 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Henry Ford Peace Expedition Collection, 1913-1924, [Bulk Dates: 1915-1916] Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Wythe, George, Papers 87-204., [ca. 1915]-1971 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Edith Wynner papers, circa 1890-1999, 1947-1990 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Cameron, William John, 1878-1955. Henry Ford imprints and reprints collection, 1850-1950 (bulk 1935-1944). The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center
referencedIn Marquis, Samuel Simpson, 1866-1948. Samuel Simpson Marquis papers, 1914-1925. The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center
referencedIn Neutral Conference for Continuous Mediation (1916). Neutral Conference for Continuous Mediation records, 1915-1916. The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center
referencedIn Schwimmer-Lloyd Collection MS 141., 1912-1950 Sophia Smith Collection
referencedIn Jones, Jenkin Lloyd. Papers, 1861-1932 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Schwimmer, Rosika, 1877-1948. Collection, 1914-1948. Swarthmore College, Peace Collection, SCPC
referencedIn Blake, Katherine Devereux, 1858-1950. Collection, 1911-1950. Swarthmore College, Peace Collection, SCPC
referencedIn Louis C. Cramton Papers, ca. 1865-1966, 1916-1965 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Campsall, Frank Charles, 1884-1946. Frank Campsall records series, 1887-1947 (bulk 1920-1935) The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center
referencedIn Maverick family papers, 1780-1985 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Lloyd, Lola Maverick, 1875-1944. Lola Maverick Lloyd papers, 1856-1949. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Holt, Frederick Holford, 1867-1929. Peace papers, 1915-1917. University of Michigan
referencedIn Papers Relating to the Ford Peace Plan, 1915-1918 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Rosika Schwimmer Papers, 1914-1937 Hoover Institution Archives.
referencedIn Schwimmer, Rosika, 1877-1948. Rosika Schwimmer papers, 1914-1937. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Ford, Henry, 1863-1947. Records Moved to Engineering Laboratory in 1919 series, 1911-1928 (bulk 1914-1919) The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center
referencedIn Hurja, Emil. Hurja collection, 1793-1953. Tennessee State Library & Archives, TSLA
creatorOf Henry Ford Peace Expedition (1915-1916). Collected records, 1915-1940 1915-1916 (bulk) [microform]. Swarthmore College, Peace Collection, SCPC
referencedIn Hitchcock, Elizabeth S. The woman's movement and the Ford Peace Party [1915?] University of Michigan
referencedIn Ford, Henry, 1863-1947. Fair Lane papers subgroup, 1835-1955 (bulk 1888-1950). The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center
referencedIn Schwimmer, Rosika, 1877-1948. Schwimmer-Lloyd Collection, 1912-1950. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Lola Maverick Lloyd papers, 1856-1949 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Rebecca Shelley Papers, 1890-1984 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Maverick family. Maverick family papers, 1780-1985. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Henry Ford Peace Expedition (1915-1916). Henry Ford Peace Expedition records, [ca. 1915]-1916. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
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associatedWith Blake, Katherine Devereux, 1858-1950. person
associatedWith Bullitt, William C. (William Christian), 1891-1967. person
associatedWith Caesar, Irving, 1895-1996. person
associatedWith Campsall, Frank Charles, 1884-1946. person
associatedWith Cramton, Louis C. (Louis Convers), b. 1875. person
associatedWith Delavigne, Theodore. person
associatedWith Ford, Henry, 1863-1947. person
associatedWith Ford Motor Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Hitchcock, Elizabeth S. person
associatedWith Holt, Frederick Holford, 1867-1929. person
associatedWith Hopkins, Mary Alden person
associatedWith Hopkins, Mary Alden, collector. person
associatedWith Hurja, Emil. person
associatedWith Jones, Jenkin Lloyd, 1843-1918. person
associatedWith Leckie, Katherine, d. 1930. person
associatedWith Lloyd, Lola Maverick, 1875-1944. person
associatedWith Lochner, Louis Paul, 1887-1975. person
associatedWith Marquis, Samuel Simpson, 1866-1948. person
associatedWith Maverick family family
associatedWith Maverick family. family
associatedWith Morgan, Angela, 1874-1957 person
associatedWith Neutral Conference for Continuous Mediation (1916) corporateBody
associatedWith Neutral Conference for Continuous Mediation (Stockholm, Sweden) corporateBody
associatedWith O'Connor, Jessie Lloyd, 1904- person
associatedWith Schwimmer, Rosika, 1877-1948 person
associatedWith Shelley, Rebecca, 1887-1984 person
associatedWith Wynner, Edith person
associatedWith Wythe, George, b. 1893 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Europe
Subject
World War, 1914-1918
World politics
Mediation--International
Peace--Societies, etc.--History--Sources
Peace
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Active 1916

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