Women's Peace Union

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The Women's Peace Union (WPU), founded in 1921, was a national organization committed to personal refusal to support war and to promote legislation outlawing war. The WPU was in favor of total independent disarmament by the U.S. and its main program was the passage of a constitutional amendment, known as the Independent Disarmament Amendment, which would make war, preparation for war or appropriations for war illegal. The WPU ceased operations in 1940.

From the guide to the Women's Peace Union records, 1921-1941, 1929-1940, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

The Women's Peace Union (WPU), founded in 1921, was a national organization committed to personal refusal to support war and to promote legislation outlawing war.

The WPU was in favor of total independent disarmament by the U.S. and its main program was the passage of a constitutional amendment, known as the Independent Disarmament Amendment, which would make war, preparation for war or appropriations for war illegal. The WPU ceased operations in 1940.

From the description of Women's Peace Union records, 1921-1941, bulk (1929-1940). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122378782

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Emergency Anti-War Committee (New York, N.Y.). Collection, 1935. Swarthmore College, Peace Collection, SCPC
creatorOf Women's Peace Union records, 1921-1941, 1929-1940 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Andersen, Hendrik Christian, 1872-1940. [Peace pamphlets. Part 4]. Library of Congress
referencedIn Papers, 1874-1945 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn War Resisters' International. Collected records, 1923-1984. Swarthmore College, Peace Collection, SCPC
creatorOf Lazarus, Frieda Langer. Frieda Langer Lazarus papers, 1932-1949. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Women's Peace Union. Women's Peace Union records, 1921-1941, bulk (1929-1940). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Dennett, Mary Ware, 1872-1947. Papers: Series V, 1913-1945 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn War Resisters' International. Records, 1921- (bulk) 1923-1949, 1960-1976. Swarthmore College, Peace Collection, SCPC
referencedIn Dennett, Mary Ware, 1872-1947. Additional papers of Mary Ware Dennett, 1892-1945 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Cook, Elizabeth Ellsworth, 1884-1981. Papers, 1917-1970 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
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associatedWith Allen, Devere, 1891-1955. person
associatedWith Babcock, Caroline L. b. 1882. person
associatedWith Brokaw, Vaughn Bachman person
associatedWith Brokaw, Vaughn Bachman. person
associatedWith Byrns, Elinor. person
associatedWith Chaffee, Edmund person
associatedWith Chaffee, Edmund. person
associatedWith Cook, Elizabeth Ellsworth, 1884-1981. person
associatedWith Dennett, Mary Ware, 1872-1947. person
associatedWith Emergency Anti-War Committee (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Floyd, Louise. person
associatedWith Floyd, William. person
associatedWith Floyd, W. (William) person
associatedWith Gale, Zona, 1874-1938. person
associatedWith Hughan, Jessie Wallace, 1875-1955. person
associatedWith Kaufman, Abraham person
associatedWith Kaufman, Abraham. person
associatedWith Lazarus, Frieda Langer. person
associatedWith League of Nations Disarmament Conference, 1932. corporateBody
associatedWith Lloyd, Lola Maverick, 1875-1944. person
associatedWith MARY (WARE) DENNETT person
associatedWith Mygatt, Tracy D. 1885-1973. person
associatedWith Orr, Mary B person
associatedWith Orr, Mary B. person
associatedWith Pennsylvania Committee for Total Disarmament corporateBody
associatedWith Pennsylvania Committee for Total Disarmament. corporateBody
associatedWith Strong, Sidney person
associatedWith Strong, Sidney. person
associatedWith United Pacifist Committee corporateBody
associatedWith United Pacifist Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith War Resisters' International. corporateBody
associatedWith Winsor, Mary, 1869-1956. person
associatedWith Women and Peace corporateBody
associatedWith Women and Peace. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Subject
Peace
Pacifism--Societies, etc
Disarmament
Constitutional amendments--United States
Occupation
Pacifists
Function
Pacifists

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Active 1921

Active 1941

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