The Women's International League for Peace and
Freedom (WILPF) Collection contains oral history interviews on audiocassettes and
reel-to-reel tapes, transcripts (full and excerpts), photographs, and supplemental
materials and related monographs.
WILPF had its roots in the U. S. Women’s Peace party, and was founded in 1915 by 1300
women from neutral and warring nations who met in the Hague, Netherlands to try to
negotiate the end of the war, send envoys from their group to nations at war and the
U.S., and to urge peaceful resolution and ‘continuous mediation’ to avoid future
conflicts. WILPF’s second congress met in Versailles in 1919 where the peace terms
were negotiated, and the women’s congress made several long-term resolutions for
disarmament, gender equality, and for a world body to negotiate peaceful settlement
of conflicts (although WILPF was critical of the League of Nations). President
Wilson used many of their proposals in his 14 Point Peace Plan.
242 audiocassettes ; 38 7" open reel tapes; photographs, transcripts; supplemental print materials; related monographs
Property rights reside with the repository. Publication and reproduction rights
reside with the Creators or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or
reproduce, please contact the Head Librarian of the Archive of Recorded Sound.
Collection is open for research. Listening appointments may require 24 hours notice.
Contact the Archive Operations Manager.