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Haverford College
Quaker and Special Collections
L. Hollingsworth Wood Papers, 1903-1953

Ms. Coll. 1175
(81 boxes)

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  • THE AMERICAN FRIEND
  • AMERICAN LEAGUE TO LIMIT ARMAMENTS
  • AMERICAN UNION AGAINST MILITARISM

THE AMERICAN FRIEND (Box 7)

I. THE AMERICAN FRIEND - Correspondence, 1910-1919. [1 folder in Box 7]

Notes on contents: letters, telegram, draft of article, subscription blank.

Correspondence of Wood with S. E. Nicholson, John H. Johnson and others (includes a letter each of Rayner W. Kelsey, Rufus M. Jones) chiefly concerning increasing subscriptions to American Friend. Includes article by Wood "The Washington Situation in Regard to Preparedness" (12/27/1915)

AMERICAN LEAGUE TO LIMIT ARMAMENTS (Box 8)

Background: Wood was secretary of this organization whose active committee was the ANTI "PREPAREDNESS" COMMITTEE (of which Wood was treasurer). In 1916, this committee was superseded by the AMERICAN UNION AGAINST MILITARISM (Wood treasurer). A split in the ranks of the executive committee of AUAM led by Crystal Eastman and Roger Baldwin led to the formation in 1917 of the NATIONAL CIVIL LIBERTIES BUREAU as a separate organization. The AUAM then faded away and the NCLB evolved into the AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION. [See: In defense of American liberties: A history of the ACLU by Samuel Walker, JC599.U5 W28 1990]

I. AMERICAN LEAGUE TO LIMIT ARMAMENTS - "New members," 1915-1916. [1 folder in Box 8]

Notes on contents: 6 p. typed list of names and addresses.

II. AMERICAN LEAGUE TO LIMIT ARMAMENTS - "List of all members except in N.Y.C." [1 folder in Box 8]

Notes on contents: 23 p. typed list, names arranged by state. List includes Brooklyn names.

III. AMERICAN LEAGUE TO LIMIT ARMAMENTS - "Correspondence with members," 1914-1915. [1 folder in Box 8]

Notes on contents: ca. 80 letters, also membership blanks.

Wood letters (copies) often pasted to correspondent's letter. This is correspondence of Wood with new and potential members and Wood soliciting names of possible new members.

IV. AMERICAN LEAGUE TO LIMIT ARMAMENTS - Letters, 1915 "from members, used and not useable." [1 folder in Box 8]

Notes on contents: ALLA letter of 5.19.1915; list of ca. 100 names this letter was sent to; replies to ALLA letter (ca. 36 letters) arranged alphabetically.

ALLA letter sent to prominent persons asking them to write ALLA "an expression of your views" re: dealing with Germany using law and reason instead of force, ALLA asking permission to make replies public (some of these replies incorporated into press releases of ALLA in following scrapbook).

V. AMERICAN LEAGUE TO LIMIT ARMAMENTS - scrapbook of copies of letters, 1915, sent out by ALLA over Wood signature. [1 volume in Box 8]

Notes on contents: letters to newspapers (press releases), extracts of essays, articles stating league's position, includes some extracts taken from replies to letter of 5.19.1915 above, names of newspapers, etc. listed at top of letters.

VI. AMERICAN LEAGUE TO LIMIT ARMAMENTS - "Minutes of meetings," 1914-1915. [1 folder in Box 8]

Notes on contents: minutes, draft of charter.

AMERICAN UNION AGAINST MILITARISM (Box 9)

Background: see above AMERICAN LEAGUE TO LIMIT ARMAMENTS.

I. AMERICAN UNION AGAINST MILITARISM - "(American League to Limit Armaments: anti 'Preparedness' Committee) - Contributors (lists and corresp.), 1916." [1 folder in Box 9]

Notes on contents: ca. 150 letters, Wood letters (copies) often pasted to correspondent's letter; also 3 typed lists of names.

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Primarily thank-you letters for donations and reminders by Wood to persons who had promised money to AUAM.

From letter of Wood 4.21.1916 - "the Anti 'Preparedness' Committee, now termed the American Union Against Militarism"; letter of Wood 5.1.1916 to Oswald G. Villard "the Anti 'Preparedness' Chameleon Committee, now known as the American Union Against Militarism"; letter 6.28.1916 of Wood says ALLA is "practically submerged in the AUAM."

II. AMERICAN UNION AGAINST MILITARISM - "Special Committee" 1915. [1 folder in Box 9]

Notes on contents: "Minutes. Organization Meeting. November 29th, [1915] M, office Evening Post," 5 p. typed.

III. AMERICAN UNION AGAINST MILITARISM - "Militarism - Speeches" 1915-1917. [1 folder in Box 9]

Notes on contents: handwritten and typed drafts of speeches, also notes, clippings, letter.

IV. AMERICAN UNION AGAINST MILITARISM - "Militarism - Literature" 1915 and n.d.. [1 folder in Box 9]

Notes on contents: 3 items: copies of letter, quotation of G. Lowes Dickinson, poem "Columbia." "Columbia" quoted in speeches of Wood above.

V. AMERICAN UNION AGAINST MILITARISM - "Treasurer's statements, Dec. 9, 1915 - Dec. 30, 1916." [1 folder in Box 9]

Notes on contents: treasurer's statements, lists of contributors and amounts.

VI. AMERICAN UNION AGAINST MILITARISM - "Resignations - (American League to Limit Armaments) 1915-1916." [1 folder in Box 9]

Notes on contents: ca. 40 letters, also membership cards.

Arranged alphabetically, letter of resignation filed with copy of reply letter of Wood and membership card.

Correspondents include Briggs, Charlotte P.; Butler, Nicholas Murray [President, Columbia U.]; Cain, James W. [President of Washington College, Md.]; Devine, Dr. Edward T. [New York School of Philanthropy]; Dexter, Caroline M.; Glenn, John M. [Russell Sage Foundation]; Gough, Edward C.; Herron, Schuyler F. [Supt. of Schools, Winchester, Mass.]; Howland, Charles P. [Murray, Prentice & Howland]; Hoyt, William J. [Hoyt Hardware Co.]; Hurd, Richard M. [President, Lawyers Mortgage Co.]; Jacobi, Dr. Abraham; Kelsey, Clarence H. [President, Title Guarantee and Trust Co.]; Knopf, Dr. S. Adolphus; Price, Joseph A.; Rich, G. Barrett [Federal Telephone and Telegraph Co.]; Sachs, Paul J. [Harvard]; Sedgwick, H. D.; Strauss, Albert.


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