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Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom, San Jose Branch Records
MSS.2015.06.20  
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Description
The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is an international peace organization with established sections and local branches across the globe. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, WILPF has consistently worked to promote national and international policies that ensure peace, freedom, and human rights through non-violent means. The San Jose Branch was founded around 1951, and today is one of 16 active WILPF branches based in California. Active in local and national politics, the members of the San Jose Branch champion world peace, women’s rights, and racial equality. This collection documents the activities of the San Jose Branch from the 1950’s through the 2010’s. Materials include scrapbooks, newsletters, and various administrative records. Newsletters and limited information regarding related local and national organizations are also part of this collection.
Background
The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is an international peace organization with established sections and local branches across the globe. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the WILPF has consistently worked to promote national and international policies that ensure peace, freedom, and human rights through non-violent means.
Extent
11.26 Linear Feet 8 records boxes, 1 flat box, and 1 folder in map drawer
Restrictions
Copyright has been assigned to the San Jose State University Library Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Jose State University Library Special Collections & Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
The collection is open for research.