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Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Los Angeles Chapter Records, 1931-2002
MSS 076  
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These are the records of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Los Angeles Chapter. The collection contains materials relating to the activities of the local membership and the administration of the Los Angeles executive board. The bulk of the collection contains the correspondence, agendas, meeting minutes and publicity materials generated during the 1970s and 1980s, during which time the Los Angeles branch was particularly active.
The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) was founded in 1915 at the First International Congress, held in The Hague, Netherlands. The delegates, representing more than 1,000 women from Europe and the United States, assembled to protest the First World War and to chart a course toward permanent world peace. The United States delegates were led by Jane Addams, a social reformer and the founder of Chicago's Hull House and the Women's Peace Party, an American peace organization. Addams would later become WILPF's first president as well as the first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
9 letter boxes, one legal half box

4 linear feet
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