Fanny F. Brin papers, 1896-1958.
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The Women's Centennial Congress was organized by Carrie Chapman Catt and held at the Astor Hotel on November 25-27, 1940, to celebrate a century of female progress. The date chosen was 100 years after the first World Anti-Slavery Convention in London in 1840. That convention had been a gathering of abolitionists from around the world. The organisers were surprised when women were sent as a delegates and the initial reaction was to deny them entry. Women including the female delegates were onl...
Clark Mell Eichelberger (1896-1980) was a lecturer on national and international affairs with the Radcliffe Chautauqua System from 1922 to 1928. He was appointed director of the mid-West office of the League of Nations Association in 1928 and became director of the national organization in 1934. The name of the organization was changed to the American Association of the United Nations (A.A.U.N.) in 1945 and Eichelberger continued to serve as executive director until 1964. When the A.A.U.N. was m...
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was the longest-serving First Lady throughout her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four terms in office (1933-1945). She was an American politician, diplomat, and activist who later served as a United Nations spokeswoman. A shy, awkward child, starved for recognition and love, Eleanor Roosevelt grew into a woman with great sensitivity to the underprivileged of all creeds, races, and nations. Her constant work to improve their lot made her one of the most loved–...
Formerly the League of Nations Association, in 1945 the name was changed to the American Association for the United Nations. In 1964, the AAUN merged with the Peoples Section for the United Nations and the United States Committee for the United Nations to form the United Nations Association of the United States of America. From the description of Collection, 1945-1964. (Swarthmore College, Peace Collection). WorldCat record id: 26885535 ...
The National Committee on the Cause and Cure of War was a cooperative enterprise of several American women's organizations--none of them pacifist but all of them interested in working for peace. Carrie Chapman Catt was one of the organizers. The Committee was supported financially by grants from the cooperating organizations, as well as by individual contributions. The emphasis was on education; the two outstanding activities were the annual conference, instituted in 1925 and continuing until th...
Detroit area priest known for his opposition to President Franklin Roosevelt and his New Deal programs. From the description of Charles E. Coughlin photograph collection. 1934-1936. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 85778938 Father Charles E. Coughlin was Roman Catholic priest, renowned as founder and pastor of the Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak, Michigan. Father Coughlin gained a wide following for his Sunday afternoon radio addresses on political and ...
Barbara Jeanne Stuhler was born April 18, 1927, in Monticello, Iowa, the daughter of George Russell and Mae (Galbraith) Stuhler. She was raised in Evanston, Illinois, and attended MacMurray College (Jacksonville, Illinois) where she earned a bachelor's degree in sociology in 1945. After college, Stuhler enrolled in the University of Minnesota Graduate School of Public Administration (now the Hubert Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs). On completion of her course work, she was awar...
Created in September, 1921 in Washington, D.C. by representatives of 17 United States peace organizations to serve as a clearinghouse under the name of National Council for Limitation of Armaments; Frederick J. Libby was appointed Executive Secretary. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the organization changed its name in January, 1922 to the National Council for the Reduction of Armaments. In Fall of 1923, the name was changed again to National Council for Prevention of War. It was incorportate...
WILPF developed out of the International Women's Congress against World War I that took place in The Hague, Netherlands, in 1915 and the formation of the International Women's Committee of Permanent Peace; the name WILPF was not chosen until 1919. The first WILPF president, Jane Addams, had previously founded the Woman's Peace Party in the United States, in January 1915, this group later became the US section of WILPF. Along with Jane Addams, Marian Cripps and Margaret E. Dungan were also foundi...
Clergyman and pacifist; died 1970. From the description of Frederick Joseph Libby papers, 1846-1973 (bulk 1890-1970). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982364 Biographical Note 1874, Nov. 24 Born, Richmond, Maine 1894 Bachelor of arts, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine ...
U. S. Senator from Minnesota. From the description of Speech and article of Henrik Shipstead [manuscript], 1932. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647959046 ...
Maria Sanford was Professor of Rhetoric and Elocution at the University of Minnesota 1880-1909. From the description of Maria Sanford papers, 1869-1922. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63301117 Born on December 19, 1836 in Saybrook, Connecticut, Maria Sanford attended the Normal School in New Britain, graduating at the age of 19. After graduation, she taught local children in various Connecticut communities until 1871. Since women wer...
Private organization to promote United States nonintervention in World War II. From the description of America First Committee records, 1940-1942. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754868195 ...
Carrie Lane Chapman Catt, suffragist, early feminist, political activist, and Iowa State alumna (1880), was born on January 9, 1859 in Ripon, Wisconsin to Maria Clinton and Lucius Lane. At the close of the Civil War, the Lanes moved to a farm near Charles City, Iowa where they remained throughout their lives. Carrie entered Iowa State College in 1877 completing her work in three years. She graduated at the top of her class and while in Ames established military drills for women, became the first...
Civic leader and founder of the National Council of Jewish Women. From the description of Hannah G. Solomon papers, 1817-1986 (bulk 1892-1942). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983501 Philanthropist and president of the National Council of Jewish Women. From the description of Newsclippings, 1894-1939 [microform]. (Brandeis University Library). WorldCat record id: 48028678 Biographical Note ...
The conference, founded as the National Conference of Jews and Christians, was formed to promote the religious ideals of brotherhood and justice. The conference name changed Nov. 28, 1938 to National Conference of Christians and Jews. From the description of National Conference of Christians and Jews records, 1927-1989. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63285851 The National Conference of Christians and Jews, was formed in 1928 to facilitate coopera...
The West Bank Union at the University of Minnesota was established in 1967 to offer services to students. It took until 1980 for the union to have its own space in Willey Hall, including an auditorium and lounge spaces for students. Student services and facilities were established in the newly constructed West Bank Union skyway, which connected Willey and Blegen Halls. From the guide to the West Bank Union papers, circa 1970s-1980s, (University of Minnesota Libraries. University Arch...
In 1945, four individuals who had worked on the Manhattan project-John L. Balderston, Jr., Dieter M. Gruen, W.J. McLean, and David B. Wehmeyer-formed a committee and wrote a letter to 154 public figures asking for their opinions about the possibility of the creation of a world government. Over the next year, as the various public figures responded to the letter, the responses were correlated into a report that was released in 1947. From the guide to the Balderston, John L., Jr. Colle...
American Union Against Militarism (AUAM); founded in New York City in 1915 as the Anti-Militarism Committee; opposed militarism in World War I, defended conscientious objectors and civil liberties during the war, worked for a just and lasting peace, and opposed peacetime conscription after the war; also known at times as the Anti-Preparedness Committee, Truth About Preparedness Committee, American Union for a Democratic Peace, and the League for an American Peace; closed its offices early in 192...
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York. He was the son of James (lawyer, financier) and Sara (Delano) Roosevelt. He married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on March 17, 1905, and had six children: Anna, James, Franklin, Elliott, Franklin Jr., John. He received his B.A. from Harvard in 1904 and later attended Columbia University Law School. Roosevelt was admitted to the Bar in 1907 and worked for the Carter, Ledyard, and Milburn firm in New York City from 1907 to 19...
Founded in 1906 to safeguard the rights of Jews and to alleviate the consequences of persecution or disaster affecting them at home or abroad. ...
Minneapolis Committee of Affiliated Groups for the Elimination of Military Training for the Minneapolis High Schools.
The Woman's Peace Party (WPP) was formed in Jan. 1915 on a platform calling for a conference of neutral nations, limitation of armaments, organized opposition to militarism in the U.S., democratic control of foreign policy, and extension of the franchise to women. In Apr. 1915, the WPP became the American Section of the International Committee of Women for Permanent Peace. Jane Addams served as chairman. WPP became the U.S. Section of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom in Nov...
Organized in 1893 as the Council of Jewish Women; name changed in 1923 to the National Council of Jewish Women. The two primary goals of the organization are social reform and the promotion of Judaism among women. From the description of Records of the National Council of Jewish Women, 1893-1989 (bulk 1940-1981). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79456414 The National Council members, in their Credo, stated that they "believe in the ideal of Peace." In their philosophy, they st...
The American Joint Distribution Committee was founded on November 27, 1914 when the American Jewish Relief Committee (AJRC) and the Central Committee for the Relief of Jews (CCRJ) joined forces under the name of the Joint Distribution Committee of American Funds for the Relief of Jewish War Sufferers. Although JDC reflected the diversity of the American Jewish Community, the Reform-oriented American Jewish Committee faction dominated its early leadership. Conceived as a temporary agency to relie...
Founded in 1925 by John Nevin Sayre, Norman Thomas and E. Raymond Wilson to abolish compulsory military training in colleges and universities, and all military training in public high schools. Other executive members were Roswell P. Barnes, Tucker P. Smith, Edwin C. Johnson, and George A. Coe. Ceased operation in 1940. From the description of Records, 1925-1940. (Swarthmore College, Peace Collection). WorldCat record id: 19046123 ...
The American Youth Congress was established in 1935 as an umbrella organization of American youth advocacy groups. Its intention was to unite these disparate groups under a single voice to promote opportunities for education and civic involvement for Depression-era youth, and to lobby on behalf of the under-21 population. The AYC won the vocal support of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, adn established itself as a powerful lobbying entity. Among many other causes, the AYC undertook lobbying efforts...
The War Resisters League (WRL) was established in 1923 through the initiative of Jessie Wallace Hughan. It began as an organization for men and women willing to sign a pledge refusing to support war of any kind. During World War II, it lent both moral and legal support to conscientious objectors, especially absolute pacifists who refused to participate even in civilian alternative service, often for reasons other than religious beliefs. In 1968, the WRL merged with the Committee for Nonviolent A...
In 1910, textbook magnate Edwin Ginn founded the International School of Peace in Boston, renamed the World Peace Foundation shortly thereafter. The World Peace Foundation was founded with the express purpose of educating and mobilizing public opinion towards the cause of peace. Early trustees of the foundation included Edwin Mead, founder of The New England Magazine; Sarah L. Arnold, dean of Simmons College; A. Lawrence Lowell, president of Harvard University; and Joseph Swain, president of Swa...