American Women's History: A Research Guide
Peace Movement
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  • Bibliographies
  • Biographical Sources and Encyclopedias
  • Historical Overviews
  • Networking Tools: Associations & Discussion Lists
  • Primary Sources: Archives
  • Primary Sources: Microform
  • Primary Sources: Digital Collections
  • Primary Sources: Selected Books




    Bibliographies

    Howlett, Charles F. "Women and Peace." In The American Peace Movement: References and Resources. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1991.
    Includes over 90 annotated references to books, journal articles, and dissertations.


    Biographical Sources & Encyclopedias

    Many of the works cited in the general biographical section include an appendix which lists women covered by field of importance.

    Lunardini, Christine A. The ABC-CLIO Companion to the American Peace Movement in the Twentieth Century. Denver, Colo.: ABC-CLIO, 1994.

    Roberts, Nancy L. American Peace Writers, Editors, and Periodicals: A Dictionary. New York: Greenwood, 1991. 362p.


    Historical Overviews

    Alonso, Harriet Hyman. Peace as a Women's Issue: A History of the U.S. Movement for World Peace and Women's Rights. Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 1993.


    Networking Tools: Associations & Discussion Lists

    H-Peace Discussion Network [http://www.h-net.org/~peace/]

    Peace History Society [http://www.berry.edu/phs/]


    Primary Sources: Archives

    Chmielewski, Wendy E. Guide to Sources on Women in the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Swarthmore, Penn.: [Swarthmore College Peace Collection], 1988. 118p.

    ------. "Swarthmore College Peace Collection" [online]. September 1996 [cited 30 June 1997]. Available from http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/.

    Collections Relating to Peace and Pacifism [online]. Iowa City: Iowa Women's Archives, University of Iowa Libraries, n.d. [cited 21 November 2004]. Available from: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/iwa/Topical_holdings_lists/peaceholdings.htm.

    Fiorenza, Mary, and Michael Edmonds. Women's History: Resources at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. 5th ed. Madison: The Society, 1997.
    The "Peace and Anti-War Movements" section (pp. 112-115) provides an informative overview of manuscript collections, periodicals, and institutional records.


    Primary Sources: Digital Collections

    Dublin, Thomas, and Kathryn Kish Sklar. Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1830-1930 [online]. 1997- [cited 4 May 2001]. Available from: http://womhist.binghamton.edu.
    This collection of primary source documents is organized around numerous topical areas. Each of these different sections includes an introduction to provide context, and an annotated bibliography. The following sections cover peace movements:

    • Women's Peace Mission to European Capitals, 1915
    • Pacifism vs. Patriotism in Women's Organizationsin the 1920s
    • Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and Right-Wing Attacks, 1923-1931

    An Exhibit of Photographs of Jane Addams, Her Family, and Hull-House [online]. Swarthmore, PA: Swarthmore College Peace Collection, updated April 2000 [cited 3 April 2002]. Available from: http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/Exhibits/jane.addams/addams.index.htm.

    Women's International League for Peace and Freedom [online]. Swarthmore, PA: Swarthmore College Peace Collection, 2000 [cited 3 April 2002]. Available from: http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/Exhibits/wilpfexhibit/exhibithome.htm.
    This exhibit includes 100 photographs from 1915-1999.

    Primary Sources: Microform Collections

    Jane Addams Papers, 1860-1960. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International, 1984.

    Massachusetts Peace Society Records, 1815-1917. [Wilmington, Del.]: Scholarly Resources : Published in cooperation with the Swarthmore Peace Collection, 2001. 11 microfilm reels.
    Includes letters of Emily Greene Balch.

    The Papers of Edwin Doak & Lucia Ames Mead, 1876-1936. Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 1991. 11 microfilm reels.

    The Papers of Emily Greene Balch, 1875-1961. Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, 1988.

    Papers of Hannah Clothier Hull, 1889-1958. Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 1991. 6 microfilm reels.

    Records of the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, 1895-1992. Bethesda, Md.: University Publications of America, 1994.
    See the index in the guide to Part I of this collection for coverage of "Pacifism, "Women's International League for Peace and Freedom," and "World Peace."

    The Records of the Women's Peace Union, U.S. Branch 1921-1940. [Wilmington, DE]: Scholarly Resources, [1990]. 26 microfilm reels.

    Universal Peace Union Records. [Wilmington, Del.] : Scholarly Resources : Published in cooperation with the Swarthmore Peace Collection, 2001. 19 microfilm reels.

    Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, United States Section, 1919-1959. Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, 1980-87.
    Reviewed by Wendy Thomas in Microform Review 18 (Spring 1989): 123-24.


    Primary Sources: Selected Books

    Litoff, Judy Barrett, and David C. Smith, eds. What Kind of World Do We Want?: American Women Plan for Peace. Wilmington, Del.: SR Books, 2000. 241p.




    American Women's History: A Research Guide

    Ken Middleton kmiddlet@frank.mtsu.edu
    Middle Tennessee State University Library