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Hannah J. Bailey Papers

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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Hannah Clark Johnston Bailey (1839-1923) was a Quaker pacifist, suffragist, reformer, and temperance leader. She was superintendent of the Department of Peace and Arbitration of the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union from 1887 to 1916. Bailey also served as president and business manager of the Woman's Temperance Publishing Association, the publishing arm of the WCTU.

An active participant in the suffrage movement, Bailey was president of the Maine Woman Suffrage Association (1891-1899), and a member of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Her many other reform interests included the influence of militarism on children, reform of women's prisons, the abolition of capital punishment, and women's missionary work. Bailey also served as an officer of the Universal Peace Union.

Hannah Bailey served as editor of two periodicals: The Pacific Banner, and a children's magazine, The Acorn. These titles may be found in the Peace Collection's periodical collection.

The Hannah J. Bailey collection includes personal papers, correspondence, diaries and journals, published and unpublished articles, biographical information and memorabilia. The collection also contains material on Bailey's work with the national and world Woman's Christian Temperance Union, the National Council of Women, financial and legal papers of the Woman's Temperance Publishing Association, her work for social causes, her travels abroad, and her connection with the Society of Friends (Quakers). Correspondents and other names found in the collection include Cora DiBrazza-Savorgnan (Countess DiBrazza), Alice May Douglas, Anne Sturges Duryea, Anna Gordon, Lucia Ames Mead, and Frances Willard.

The Bailey papers are arranged in six document boxes. The first box contains correspondence to and from Bailey, articles and other writings by Bailey, miscellaneous peace articles not authored by Bailey, and peace calendars issued by the Peace and Arbitration Department of the WCTU. Box 2 contains materials from the national Peace and Arbitration Department and local branches. The financial papers of the Woman's Temperance Publishing Association may be found in Box 3. Biographical material and articles about Bailey may be found in Box 4. Bailey's diaries and guest books are in Box 5. Box 6 holds later accessions, and re-file material, including material from Moses Bailey Hannah Bailey's grandsone.

Microfilm Reels 69.1-69.3 [this collection was microfilmed under NEH Grant No. RC 27706-77-739]. Microfilm is available in-person or through interlibrary loan.

This collection was obtained through Hannah Johnston Bailey, and family members, including Walter Lawn, the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union, and Cornell University.

For the catalog record for this collection and to find materials on similar topics library's online catalog

This checklist was revised by Anne Yoder in January, 2006, and updated in November, 2006, and April, 2008. It was updated by Wendy E. Chmielewski in November 2018.

  1. A print (black and white) of "Sunnyslope," the residence of Hannah J. Bailey in Winthrop Center (Maine), and three 4"x5" black and white photographs removed to the Photograph Collection
  2. Oversized photograph of Pinkhams, Johnstons and Gerows on the porch of the house built by Hannah Bailey for her parents, ca. 1880s removed to the Oversized Photograph Collection
  3. 2 oversized graphite drawings (of Hannah J. Bailey and of her son, Moses Melvin Bailey) removed to Oversize Collection
  4. 2 scrapbooks
  5. Many WCTU ribbons were removed from the scrapbooks and placed in the SCPC Button/Pin/Ribbon Collection.
  6. Red glass mug engraved "Omaha Exposition 1898.
  7. H.J. Bailey" family silver (8 pieces of silverware; 1 napkin ring)
  8. a leather bound pocket New Testament inscribed "H.J. Bailey, 1914,"
  9. book Beautiful Joe inscribed "H.J. Bailey, April 1904"
  10. Red-velvet covered autograph book presented to H.J. Bailey by A.W. and P.A. Pinkham, Christmas 1885 (only 1 page autographed, by Allen W. Pinkham and Phebe Anna Pinkham).
    Items removed to the Memorabilia Collection include:
  1. Peace flag (with pole), two packages of peace flags
  2. Women's Christian Temperance Union banner (3' x 5', silk, with hanging equipment)
  3. Autograph book
  4. Guest book
  5. 2 teacups and plates inscribed with the names of Hannah J. Bailey and Moses W. Bailey [acc. 05A-079]
  6. 2 scrapbooks
  7. Red glass mug engraved "Omaha Exposition 1898. H.J. Bailey"
  8. Family silver (8 pieces of silverware; 1 napkin ring)
  9. Leather bound pocket New Testament inscribed "H.J. Bailey, 1914,"
  10. Book Beautiful Joe inscribed "H.J. Bailey, April 1904"
  11. Red-velvet covered autograph book presented to H.J. Bailey by A.W. and P.A. Pinkham, Christmas 1885 (only 1 page autographed, by Allen W. Pinkham and Phebe Anna Pinkham)

Publisher
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

All or part of this collection is stored off-site. Contact Swarthmore College Peace Collection staff at peacecollection@swarthmore.edu at least two weeks in advance of visit to request boxes.

Copyright to the papers created by Hannah J. Bailey has been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Copyright to all other materials is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Use Restrictions

None.

Collection Inventory

Correspondence: John Greenleaf Whittier (ALS) [original removed to Restricted Documents Collection], Jan. 1, 1889.
Box 1 [SCPC-0780] Reel 69:1
Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm reel 69.1

Correspondence, 1893-1920.
Box 1 [SCPC-0780] Reel 69:1
Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm reel 69.1

Articles, 1892-1916.
Box 1 [SCPC-0780] Reel 69:1
Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm reel 69.1

Correspondence: Countess DiBrazza, 1897-1898.
Box 1 [SCPC-0780] Reel 69:1
Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm reel 69.1

Printed articles and leaflets by Hannah J. Bailey.
Box 1 [SCPC-0780] Reel 69:1
Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm reel 69.1

Miscellaneous articles re: peace [not by Hannah J. Bailey].
Box 1 [SCPC-0780] Reel 69:1
Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm reel 69.1

Cards and calendars, 1883-1909.
Box 1 [SCPC-0780] Reel 69:1
Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm reel 69.1

Miscellaneous articles, undated.
Box 1 [SCPC-0780] Reel 69:1
Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm reel 69.1

Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Department of Peace and Arbitration: Reports, 1888-1917; 1888-1909.
Box 2 [SCPC-0781] Reel 69:1
Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm reel 69.1

Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Department of Peace and Arbitration: Reports, 1888-1917; 1910-1917.
Box 2 [SCPC-0781] Reel 69:2
Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm reel 69.2

Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Department of Peace and Arbitration: Programs, articles, etc., 1888-1917.
Box 2 [SCPC-0781] Reel 69:2
Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm reel 69.2

Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Department of Peace and Arbitration: Literature, 1888-1917.
Box 2 [SCPC-0781] Reel 69:2
Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm reel 69.2

Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Department of Peace and Arbitration: Branches, 1888-1917.
Box 2 [SCPC-0781] Reel 69:2
Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm reel 69.2

Woman's Christian Temperance Union / Woman's Temperance Publishing Association: Financial records, 1890-1904; 1890-1894.
Box 3 [SCPC-0782] Reel 69:2
Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm reel 69.2

Woman's Christian Temperance Union / Woman's Temperance Publishing Association: Financial records, 1890-1904; 1902-1904.
Box 3 [SCPC-0782] Reel 69:2
Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm reel 69.2

Articles about and photos of Hannah J. Bailey [photos were not microfilmed].
Box 4 [SCPC-0784] Reel 69:2
Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm reel 69.3

Memorabilia.
Box 4 [SCPC-0784] Reel 69:2
Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm reel 69.3

Miscellaneous [photos were microfilmed].
Box 4 [SCPC-0784] Reel 69:3
Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm reel 69.3

Diaries and guest books.
Box 5 [SCPC-0783] Reel 69:3
Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Maine Branch: Leaflet.
Box 5 [SCPC-0783]
Calendar (of Hannah J. Bailey), 1895.
Box 5 [SCPC-0783]
Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Department of Peace and Arbitration: Leaflets (4).
Box 5 [SCPC-0783]
Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Department of Peace and Arbitration: 9th Report of the Superintendent, 1913.
Box 5 [SCPC-0783]
Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Department of Peace and Arbitration: 25th Annual Report, 1912.
Box 5 [SCPC-0783]
Autograph album of Moses Bailey, 1836, 1854-1855.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

[1/2 box]

Miscellaneous re: George W. Bailey, etc.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

[1/2 box]

Hymnbook "Jerusalem Manual of Worship, Rome Edition" (gift to Hannah J. Bailey from George W. Bailey), September 28, 1907.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

[1/2 box]

Articles about Hannah J. Bailey [not on microfilm].
Box 6
Scope and Contents

[1/2 box]

Removal sheets accession [not on microfilm], 2006.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

[1/2 box]

Ghosts of My Friends, (an autograph book given to Bailey), 1914.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

[1/2 box]

Autograph album, Hannah J. Bailey, 1881-1889.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

[1/2 box]

Portland, Maine, Public Library Card of Moses Melvin Bailey, 1912.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

[1/2 box]

Passport for Moses Melvin Bailey ([Hannah's son], 1919.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

[1/2 box]

Copy of birth certificate for Moses Bailey [Moses Melvin Bailey's son].
Box 6
Scope and Contents

[1/2 box]

Passport for Moses Bailey [Moses Melvin Bailey's son], 1919.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

[1/2 box]

Passport for Moses Bailey [Moses Melvin Bailey's son], 1924.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

[1/2 box]

American Friends Service Committee document of certification, for Moses Bailey [Moses Melvin Bailey's son], with correspondence in English and Hebrew.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

[1/2 box]

Biographical material: Hannah J. Bailey, 1899.
Box 6
Writings: Hannah J. Bailey , (1896, undated).
Box 6
Correspondence: Hannah J. Bailey , 1915, undated.
Box 6
Writings, correspondence, diaries: Moses Bailey, including work with American Friends Service Committee in Palestine, (1919-1982).
Box 6
Miscellaneous documents .
Box 6

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