The San Francisco Women for Peace Records, 1943-[ongoing] contain materials from the San Francisco and East Bay branches of
both Women for Peace and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. The collection documents yearly and extended
campaigns for numerous issues including nuclear test bans, anti-Vietnam war protests, draft resistance, amnesty, citizen diplomacy,
anti-ballistic missile bans, and conflict resolution in the Middle East and South America, as well as supporting progressive
political candidates and legislature. The collection presents a panorama of the women's progressive movement in the Bay Area.
The women's peace movement coalesced in the Bay Area around the founding of the San Francisco Women for Peace (WfP) by women
from the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) in 1961. The national "parent" organization of WfP, known
as Women Strike for Peace (WSP), was established at the same time. The San Francisco branches of WfP and WILPF have maintained
a joint office, the Women's Peace Office ("the WPO") since 1962. The two group's membership and activities often overlapped,
and the organizations often joined forces on numerous yearly and extended campaigns.
19 cartons, 1 oversize folder
23.85 linear feet
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Collection is open for research.