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Guide to the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Auburn Branch records, 1976-2002 (1998-2000)
MSS 2001/13  
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  • Custodial History
  • Scope and Contents
  • Processing Information
  • Biographical / Historical Note
  • Arrangement note
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Accrual Information

  • Title: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Auburn Branch records
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS 2001/13
    Contributing Institution: California State University, Sacramento Special Collections & University Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.6 Linear feet (4 manuscript boxes and 1 oversize folder)
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1998-2000
    Date (inclusive): 1976-2002
    Abstract: The collection includes Agendas, Minutes, Binders, Awards, Newspaper Clippings, Correspondence, Ephemera, Lecture Notes, Photographs, Programs, Publications, Reports, Scrapbooks and a Plaque. This also includes correspondence with prominent local and state politicians such as Senator Pete Wilson, Norman Schumway, Ray Johnson, Alan Cranston, Thomas Bates, Jean Moorehead, Gene Chapple, and Robert Matsui.
    Language of Materials: English.
    creator: Fort, Martha
    creator: Livingston, Millee
    creator: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Auburn Branch.

    Custodial History

    The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Auburn Branch assembled these records over many years as part of its effort to preserve the organization's materials.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection includes minutes, agendas, reports, correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and clippings collected by the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Auburn Branch.
    There are three main series pertaining to the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Auburn Branch records. Series 1 consists of records compiled and created by Millee Livingston. Series 2 consists of records compiled and created by Martha Fort. Series 3 consists of miscellaneous records (plaques, awards, scrapbooks) of the WILPF.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Monica Burrowes.

    Biographical / Historical Note

    Millie Livingston and Martha Fort, two prominent members of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, donated this collection to Special Collections at Sacramento State University. WILPF was originally created in 1915; Jane Addams served as its first president. The women of WILPF are dedicated to world disarmament, full rights for women, racial and economic justice, an end to all forms of violence. The Auburn chapter of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom was created in 1981, with many members active in other local peace organizations in the Sacramento area, including Grandmothers for Peace.
    Martha Fort was active in multiple chapters of WILPF. Serving as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) worker, a social worker and professor at San Diego State University, a founding member of the San Diego Peace Resource Center, a United Nations representative for peace, an activist with the League of Women Voters and Grandmothers for Peace. Among her WILPF accomplishments, Martha served as editor for the international publication Pax Libertas in Geneva, as well as representing the United States in WILPF in Mexico, Africa and China. Her records document her participation in these activities.

    Arrangement note

    The collection is organized according to creator.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item including date], [Folder Title], MSS 2001/13, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Auburn Branch records, Department of Special Collections and University Archives, The Library, California State University, Sacramento.

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was donated by Millee Livingston in 2002.

    Access

    The collection is open for research. Some restrictions may apply.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, Chapter 17 of the U.S. Code. Requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce from collections must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Permission for publication is given on the behalf of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Library, California State University, Sacramento as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Accrual Information

    Additions are expected.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Fort, Martha
    Livingston, Millee
    Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Auburn Branch.
    Peace movements
    Women and peace