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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the World Citizens Association. Chicago Group Records 1939-1943

© 2006 University of Chicago Library

Acknowledgments

Descriptive Summary

Title:

World Citizens Association. Chicago Group. Records

Dates:

1939-1943

Size:

5 linear feet (10 boxes)

Repository:

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

Abstract:

The World Citizens Association was an outgrowth of attempts to found an American division of the World Foundation. Founded in 1939 under the patronage of Anita McCormick Blaine, the Chicago Group was disbanded in 1943 for lack of funding. Carleton Washburne chaired the group. The Chicago Group prepared surveys or study kits dealing with international cooperation. Contains correspondence, by-laws, minutes, reports, financial records, surveys, and membership information. Contains files of executive director, Edwin M. Clough. Correspondents include Anita McCormick Blaine, Quincy Wright, Edwin Cassels, Jerome Kerwin, and others. Material relates to the group's activities in promoting international cooperation and organization.

Information on Use

Access

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Citation

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

Historical Note

The World Citizens Association was an outgrowth of S. de Maderiaga's attempts at founding an American division of the World Foundation. Founded in 1939 under the patronage of Mrs. Anita McCormick Blaine, the Chicago group was dissolved in 1943 for lack of sufficient operating funds. In the course of its life under the chairmanship of Carleton Washburne, superintendent of schools in Winnetka, and under the executive directorship of Edwin M. Clough (1939-1940), John R. Van de Water (1940-1943), and Caroline Willis (1943), the Chicago Group prepared eleven surveys/study kits on as many different subjects having some relation to international cooperation. The World Citizens Association actively encouraged the development of groups to use these materials or sponsored them in order to come to some understanding and opinion as to the practicality, possibility, and nature of the post-war "organization" of the world.

Scope Note

The Records are divided into five series. Series I contains general correspondence. Series II is a group of files compiled by Edwin M. Clough during his tenure as director. Series III contains the organization's financial records; Series IV is a selection of replies received to requests for literature for the Committee's surveys. Series V comprises file cards on various publications.

The Records of the World Citizens Association, Central Committee should be consulted in conjunction with this collection.

Related Resources

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World Citizens Association. Central Committee. Records

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: General Correspondence

Box 1    Folder 1

A

Box 1    Folder 2

B

Box 1    Folder 3

By-Laws, Chicago Group

Box 1    Folder 4

C

Box 1    Folder 5

Church

Box 1    Folder 6

Current Work

Box 1    Folder 7

D

Box 1    Folder 8

Discussion Subjects

Box 1    Folder 9

Donnelley and Son, R. R.

Box 1    Folder 10

E

Box 1    Folder 11

Executive Committee, Monday, October 13, WCA, Chicago Group

Box 1    Folder 12

Executive Committee Meetings, Minutes

Box 1    Folder 13

Executive Committee Meetings, Minutes

Box 2   Folder 1

Austin, Mrs. Henry

Box 2   Folder 2

Blaine, Mrs. Emmons

Box 2   Folder 3

Cassels, Edwin H.

Box 2   Folder 4

Colegrove, Kenneth

Box 2   Folder 5

Gilkey, Mrs Charles W.

Box 2   Folder 6

Goodman, Howard

Box 2   Folder 7

Kerwin, Jerome

Box 2   Folder 8

Laves, Walter A. C.

Box 2   Folder 9

Lawrence, Mrs. Clark J.

Box 2   Folder 10

Lloyd, William B.

Box 2   Folder 11

Schoerb, Dr. Rolland

Box 2   Folder 12

Smith, Herbert W.

Box 2   Folder 13

Smith, Perry Dunlap

Box 2   Folder 14

Washburne, Carleton

Box 2   Folder 15

Williamson, Burke

Box 2   Folder 16

Weinstein, Rabbi Jacob

Box 2   Folder 17

Wright, Quincy

Box 2   Folder 18

F

Box 2   Folder 19

Faculty Advisory Committee, Student Council on World Citizenship

Box 2   Folder 20

Films

Box 2   Folder 21

Films for Meetings

Box 2   Folder 22

Financial Drive Returns

Box 2   Folder 23

Form Letters

Box 2   Folder 24

G

Box 2   Folder 25

H

Box 2   Folder 26

High School Weekend Conference

Box 3   Folder 1

I

Box 3   Folder 2

Inquiries, in re Organizations

Box 3   Folder 3

Interested in Study, A-L

Box 3   Folder 4

Interested in Study, M-Z

Box 3   Folder 5

International Relations Center Plan

Box 3   Folder 6

International Student Service Literature

Box 3   Folder 7

Inventories (Chicago Group) and Equipment

Box 3   Folder 8

Invoices for Literature, Paid

Box 3   Folder 9

J

Box 3   Folder 10

K

Box 3   Folder 11

L

Box 3   Folder 12

Labor

Box 3   Folder 13

Literature, Miscellaneous

Box 3   Folder 14

Mc

Box 3   Folder 15

M

Box 3   Folder 16

N

Box 4   Folder 1

O

Box 4   Folder 2

Organizations

Box 4   Folder 3

Orchestra Hall Meeting, Accounts

Box 4   Folder 4

Publicity, Orchestra Hall Meeting, Committee on World Organization, 8 December 1941

Box 4   Folder 5

Proceedings: In Time of War Prepare for Peace, corrected for publication

Box 4   Folder 6

Proceedings: In Time of War Prepare for Peace, carbon copy

Box 4   Folder 7

Orchestra Hall Meeting, A-L

Box 4   Folder 8

Orchestra Hall Meeting, M-Z

Box 4   Folder 9

Owentsia Conference

Box 4   Folder 10

P

Box 4   Folder 11

Petition: Illinois Legislative Program

Box 4   Folder 12

Pictographs

Box 4   Folder 13

Discussion Group Questions (Problems for Study and Discussion)

Box 4   Folder 14

Publications

Box 4   Folder 15

Publicity, in re World Citizens Association

Box 5   Folder 1

Q

Box 5   Folder 2

R

Box 5   Folder 3

Radio

Box 5   Folder 4

Radio Folder

Box 5   Folder 5

Rockford Group

Box 5   Folder 6

S

Box 5   Folder 7

Speaker's Teams, WCA, I

Box 5   Folder 8

Speaker's Teams, WCA, II

Box 5   Folder 9

Speaking Trip Arrangements

Box 5   Folder 10

Student Council

Box 5   Folder 11

Student Council on World Citizenship, University of Chicago Group

Box 5   Folder 12

Study Kit Orders

Box 5   Folder 13

First Survey

Box 5   Folder 14

Second Survey

Box 5   Folder 15

Third Survey

Box 5   Folder 16

Fourth Survey

Box 5   Folder 17

Fifth Survey

Box 5   Folder 18

Sixth Survey

Box 6   Folder 1

Seventh Survey

Box 6   Folder 2

Eighth Survey

Box 6   Folder 3

Ninth Survey

Box 6   Folder 4

Tenth Survey

Box 6   Folder 5

Eleventh Survey

Box 6   Folder 6

T

Box 6   Folder 7

Topeka, Kansas, Discussion Group

Box 6   Folder 8

U

Box 6   Folder 9

V

Box 6   Folder 10

Victory News Letter, Requests for Information or Subscription

Box 6   Folder 11

Victory News Letter

Box 6   Folder 12

Van De Water, John R.

Box 6   Folder 13

W-Wi

Box 6   Folder 14

Wo-Wr

Box 6   Folder 15

Wilbur, Ray Lyman

Box 6   Folder 16

World Citizen

Box 6   Folder 17

WCA, Central Committee

Box 6   Folder 18

WCA, Chicago Group

Box 6   Folder 19

WCA, Chicago Group By-Laws

Box 6   Folder 20

WCA, Instructions to Local Committee

Box 6   Folder 21

XYZ

Series II: Edwin M. Clough Files

Box 7   Folder 1

B

Box 7   Folder 2

Badges

Box 7   Folder 3

C, 1939-1940

Box 7   Folder 4

Carnegie Foundation

Box 7   Folder 5

Chicago Council on International Relations

Box 7   Folder 6

(Proposals to Executive Committee)

Box 7   Folder 7

Form Letters, WCA, Chicago Group

Box 7   Folder 8

G

Box 7   Folder 9

H

Box 7   Folder 10

Hull House Investigation Project

Box 7   Folder 11

International Films

Box 7   Folder 12

Inter Office Communications

Box 7   Folder 13

Library of International Relations

Box 7   Folder 14

M

Box 7   Folder 15

Membership Cards, Chicago Group

Box 7   Folder 16

Summaries of the Discussions of the North Shore Group Meetings

Box 7   Folder 17

S

Box 7   Folder 18

Smith, Perry Dunlap

Box 7   Folder 19

T

Box 7   Folder 20

Tchou-Reports on Meetings, Names of Those Interested at Meeting

Box 7   Folder 21

Tchou Groups

Box 7   Folder 22

Tchou-Material on Organization of WCA, Tchou, and Wilkins

Box 7   Folder 23

U

Box 7   Folder 24

Union Now

Box 7   Folder 25

W

Box 7   Folder 26

Washburne, Carleton

Box 7   Folder 27

Wright, Quincy

Box 7   Folder 28

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

Series III: Financial Files, Chicago Group

Box 8   Folder 1

Account Book

Box 8   Folder 2

Invoices and Expenditures previous to June 1939

Box 8   Folder 3

Financial Reports, June 1939-November 1942, including Budget Proposals for 1942

Box 8   Folder 4

January 1943

Box 8   Folder 5

February 1943

Box 8   Folder 6

March 1943

Box 8   Folder 7

April 1943

Box 8   Folder 8

May 1943

Box 8   Folder 9

June 1943

Box 8   Folder 10

July 1943

Box 8   Folder 11

August 1943

Box 8   Folder 12

September 1943

Box 8   Folder 13

Audit, August 20, 1943

Box 8   Folder 14

Harris Trust and Savings Bank

Box 8   Folder 15

City National Bank

Box 8   Folder 16

Budgets and Audits

Series IV: Replies to Requests for Literature for Surveys

Box 9   Folder 1

Form Letter, Request for Publications, Publishers' Lists

Box 9   Folder 2

A-B

Box 9   Folder 3

C-D

Box 9   Folder 4

E-F

Box 9   Folder 5

G-H

Box 9   Folder 6

I-J

Box 9   Folder 7

K-L

Box 9   Folder 8

M-N

Box 9   Folder 9

O-P

Box 9   Folder 10

Q-R

Box 9   Folder 11

S-T

Box 9   Folder 12

U-V

Box 9   Folder 13

W-Z

Series V: File Cards on Publications

Box 10

File cards

Box 10

U