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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the League of Nations Association, Midwest Branch Records 1936-1942

© 2006 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

League of Nations Association, Midwest Branch. Records

Dates:

1936-1942

Size:

5 linear ft. (10 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

The League of Nations Association Records contain materials concerning the educational activities of the association, contests and model League of Nations Council and Assemblies for high school students. The collection also includes materials about coordinated programs with the Chicago Peace Council and the National Peace Conference, as well as the dissemination of literature concerning neutrality legislation. After the outbreak of war in 1941, the association worked chiefly through the World Citizens Association and the Commission to study the Organization of Peace.

Information on Use

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Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: League of Nations Association, Midwest Branch. Records, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

The League of Nations Association was a national organization with semi-autonomous branches in various parts of the country. The association supported revision of the League Covenant and American membership. It waged an educational campaign to inform Americans of the League's activities and accomplishments and generally tried to foster international cooperation, both politically and economically.

The Mid-West branch, with headquarters in Chicago, included Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota, North Dakota and Nebraska. The correspondence and related documents cover the period 1936-1942, under the directorships of Walter H.C. Laves, 1936-1939, William Diez, 1939-1941, Lucy McCoy, 1941, and John Van de Water, 1941-1942. The principal financial supporter of the Mid-West branch and secretary of the Executive Committee was Mrs. Emmons McCormick Blaine, a prominent Chicago philanthropist.

Scope Note

The League of Nations Association Records contain materials concerning the educational activities of the association, contests and model League of Nations Council and Assemblies for high school students. The collection also includes materials about coordinated programs with the Chicago Peace Council and the National Peace Conference, as well as the dissemination of literature concerning neutrality legislation. After the outbreak of war in 1941, the association worked chiefly through the World Citizens Association and the Commission to study the Organization of Peace.

The collection is comprised of five series: Series I: 1936; Series II: 1937; Series III: 1938; Series IV: 1939-1941; and Series V: 1941-1942.

Related Resources

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: 1936

Box 1   Folder 1

A

Box 1   Folder 2

Applications

Box 1   Folder 3

Articles

Box 1   Folder 4

B

Box 1   Folder 5

Budget and finances

Box 1   Folder 6

C

Box 1   Folder 7

D

Box 1   Folder 8

E

Box 1   Folder 9

Eichelberger, Clark M.

Box 1   Folder 10

Executive Committee

Box 1   Folder 11

F

Box 1   Folder 12

Form letters

Box 1   Folder 13

G

Box 1   Folder 14

H

Box 1   Folder 15

Heiser, Dr. Victor G., pamphlet, Millions of Patients

Box 1   Folder 16

I-L

Box 1   Folder 17

M

Box 1   Folder 18

Membership

Box 1   Folder 19

N-O

Box 1   Folder 20

P

Box 1   Folder 21

R

Box 1   Folder 22

Radio Speeches

Box 1   Folder 23

S

Box 1   Folder 24

T

Box 1   Folder 25

W-Z

Series II: 1937

Box 2    Folder 1

A

Box 2    Folder 2

B

Box 2    Folder 3

B

Box 2    Folder 4

C

Box 2    Folder 5

Chicago: World Trader pamphlet

Box 2    Folder 6

Columbia University Press

Box 2    Folder 7

Comment on talks by W. H. C. Laves

Box 2    Folder 8

Council of the League of Nations, model

Box 2    Folder 9

Council of the League of Nations, model

Box 2    Folder 10

Council of the League of Nations, model

Box 2    Folder 11

D

Box 2    Folder 12

E

Box 2    Folder 13

(World) Economic Cooperation Campaign

Box 2    Folder 14

(World) Economic Cooperation Campaign

Box 3    Folder 1

(World) Economic Cooperation Campaign

Box 3    Folder 2

(World) Economic Cooperation Campaign

Box 3    Folder 3

Eichelberger, Clark M.

Box 3    Folder 4

Eichelberger, Clark M.

Box 3    Folder 5

Executive Committee

Box 3    Folder 6

F

Box 3    Folder 7

Finances

Box 3    Folder 8

G

Box 3    Folder 9

H

Box 3    Folder 10

Haile, Pennington

Box 3    Folder 11

Heiser, pamphlet, Millions of Patients

Box 3    Folder 12

Hull, Cordell

Box 3    Folder 13

I

Box 3    Folder 14

J

Box 4   Folder 1

K

Box 4   Folder 2

L

Box 4   Folder 3

Laves, W. H. C., articles and speeches by

Box 4   Folder 4

Laves, W. H. C.

Box 4   Folder 5

M

Box 4   Folder 6

Membership

Box 4   Folder 7

Membership

Box 4   Folder 8

Minnesota branch

Box 4   Folder 9

Meyer's Handbook on the League

Box 4   Folder 10

N

Box 4   Folder 11

O

Box 4   Folder 12

P

Box 4   Folder 13

Policies and objectives

Box 4   Folder 14

R

Box 4   Folder 15

Regional conference

Box 4   Folder 16

S

Box 4   Folder 17

S

Box 5   Folder 1

Signatures to letters, manifestoes and petitions

Box 5   Folder 2

Speakers

Box 5   Folder 3

Students

Box 5   Folder 4

Sweet, Carl

Box 5   Folder 5

Arthur Sweetser article

Box 5   Folder 6

T

Box 5   Folder 7

T

Box 5   Folder 8

U

Box 5   Folder 9

V

Box 5   Folder 10

W

Box 5   Folder 11

Wisconsin branch

Box 5   Folder 12

Y-Z

Series III: 1938

Box 5   Folder 13

A

Box 5   Folder 14

American Youth Congress

Box 5   Folder 15

B

Box 5   Folder 16

C

Box 5   Folder 17

Chicago: World Trader pamphlet

Box 5   Folder 18

Collective Security Statement

Box 6   Folder 1

D

Box 6   Folder 2

E

Box 6   Folder 3

(World) Economic Cooperation Campaign

Box 6   Folder 4

Eichelberger, Clark M.

Box 6   Folder 5

Executive Committee

Box 6   Folder 6

F

Box 6   Folder 7

Finances

Box 6   Folder 8

Form letters

Box 6   Folder 9

G

Box 6   Folder 10

H

Box 6   Folder 11

High school contest

Box 6   Folder 12

I

Box 6   Folder 13

J

Box 6   Folder 14

K

Box 6   Folder 15

Keep America out of War Committee

Box 6   Folder 16

L

Box 6   Folder 17

Laves, W. H. C., articles and statements by

Box 6   Folder 18

Ludlow amendment

Box 6   Folder 19

M

Box 6   Folder 20

Membership

Box 6   Folder 21

Minneapolis' Stake in Foreign Trade pamphlet

Box 6   Folder 22

Model League of Nations Council

Box 7   Folder 1

N

Box 7   Folder 2

Neutrality statement and pamphlet

Box 7   Folder 3

O

Box 7   Folder 4

P

Box 7   Folder 5

Photographs

Box 7   Folder 6

R

Box 7   Folder 7

Radio

Box 7   Folder 8

Reports

Box 7   Folder 9

S

Box 7   Folder 10

St. Louis

Box 7   Folder 11

Speaking engagements, W.H.C. Laves

Box 7   Folder 12

T

Box 7   Folder 13

U-V

Box 7   Folder 14

W

Box 7   Folder 15

Wescheke Project

Series IV: 1939-1941

Box 8    Folder 1

A

Box 8    Folder 2

American Union for Concerted Peace Efforts

Box 8    Folder 3

American Youth Congress

Box 8    Folder 4

B

Box 8    Folder 5

C

Box 8    Folder 6

Contacts

Box 8    Folder 7

D

Box 8    Folder 8

E

Box 8    Folder 9

Eichelberger, Clark M.

Box 8    Folder 10

Executive Committee

Box 8    Folder 11

F

Box 8    Folder 12

Finances

Box 8    Folder 13

G

Box 8    Folder 14

H

Box 8    Folder 15

Haile, Pennington

Box 8    Folder 16

High School Contest, 1939

Box 8    Folder 17

High School Contest, 1940

Box 8    Folder 18

High School Contest, 1941

Box 8    Folder 19

Hollywood Committee

Box 8    Folder 20

I-K

Box 8    Folder 21

L

Box 9    Folder 1

M

Box 9    Folder 2

Membership

Box 9    Folder 3

Milwaukee branch

Box 9    Folder 4

N

Box 9    Folder 5

Neutrality Act, Thomas Resolution

Box 9    Folder 6

O

Box 9    Folder 7

P

Box 9    Folder 8

Pageant, "Call to Peace"

Box 9    Folder 9

R

Box 9    Folder 10

S

Box 9    Folder 11

St. Louis branch

Box 9    Folder 12

T

Box 9    Folder 13

U-W

Series V: 1941-1942

Box 9    Folder 14

A-B

Box 9    Folder 15

Bibliographies

Box 9    Folder 16

C

Box 9    Folder 17

Commission to Study the Organization of Peace

Box 9    Folder 18

D

Box 9    Folder 19

E

Box 9    Folder 20

Eichelberger, Clark M.

Box 9    Folder 21

F

Box 9    Folder 22

Federal Union, Inc.

Box 10   Folder 1

Finances

Box 10   Folder 2

Form letters

Box 10   Folder 3

G-H

Box 10   Folder 4

High school contest

Box 10   Folder 5

High school contest, test papers

Box 10   Folder 6

I

Box 10   Folder 7

J

Box 10   Folder 8

K

Box 10   Folder 9

L