• Creator Names Women for Peace (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Title Women for Peace (Chicago, Ill.) records [manuscript], 1961-1988.
  • Physical description
    • 9.5 linear ft. (12 boxes)
    • 1 v.
    • 1 sound cassette.
    • 1 video recording.
  • Access and usage restrictions For listening purposes, it is necessary to use a copy, not the original (and to have a listening copy made if one is not available).
  • Collection summary
    • Correspondence, brochures, fliers, press releases, newsletters, reports, financial materials, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other records of Women for Peace, the Chicago chapter of the national organization: Women Strike for Peace. Includes materials related to activities and interests of the Chicago chapter and the national organization, as well as other local and national anti-war, activist groups. Also present are copies of Bulletin, the Chicago chapter's monthly newsletter, and a scrapbook containing photographs and newspaper clippings documenting activities of Women for Peace. Much of the material was collected by Shirley Lens, an active member of Women for Peace.
    • The collection includes a sound cassette tape of Barbara Timm dated October 16, 1980; and a VHS tape of the 1985 Geneva Mock Summit.
  • Finding Aids Note Descriptive inventory available online.
  • Location of Other Archival Materials Note Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Shirley Lens papers (M1985.0006) and some Bulletins of the organization cataloged separately.
  • Biographical or Historical Note Women for Peace (Chicago, Ill.) was a local chapter of Women Strike for Peace (also known as Women's International Strike for Peace), a national organization founded in 1961 by Bella Abzug and Dagmar Wilson. The Chicago chapter was base originally in the Hyde Park neighborhood and later relocated to 343 South Dearborn Street.
  • Names
    • Women for Peace (Chicago, Ill.) Archives.
    • Women Strike for Peace.
    • Lens, Shirley.
    • 343 South Dearborn Street (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Lens, Shirley.
    • Women Strike for Peace.
  • Subjects
    • Antinuclear movement Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Demonstrations Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Peace movements Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Peace Societies, etc.
    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Protest movements Illinois Chicago.
    • Women and peace Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Women pacifists Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Women Illinois Chicago Societies and clubs 20th century.
  • Geographic coverage
    • Chicago (Ill.) Politics and government 1951-
    • Chicago (Ill.) Social conditions 20th century.
    • Loop (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Genre
    • Audiocassettes. aat
    • Brochures. aat
    • Correspondence. aat
    • Directories. aat
    • Film negatives. gmgpc
    • Financial records. aat
    • Newsletters. aat
    • Newspaper clippings. aat
    • Slides Color. gmgpc
    • Speeches. aat
    • Photographic prints. gmgpc
    • Photographic prints Color. gmgpc
    • Press releases. aat
    • Reports. aat
    • Videocassettes. aat
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.
  • Finding aid URL Finding aid available online http://chsmedia.org/media/fa/fa/M-W/WPeace-inv.htm