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Nancy J. Babb Collected Papers


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Nancy Babb (1884-1948) was born in Virginia to Quaker parents and was a member of the Society of Friends. Babb was a teacher and social worker who served as a field representative for the Red Cross and then as a relief worker in Russia from 1917 to the mid-1920s. On her return to the United States in 1928 Babb lectured about her work in Russia. Babb also volunteered for a number of various women's organizations, including the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Babb established the National Circulating Library of Student's Peace Posters, an organization that sponsored annual contests for children and young adults to create posters against war and on peace topics. The NCLSPP offered prizes and art school scholarships to winning posters.

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The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these papers.

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Processed by SCPC staff; current finding aid created by Wendy E. Chmielewski, October 2009.

Items removed: Photographs

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Collection Inventory

Biographical information.
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Correspondence, 1921-1929.
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