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Hannah Clothier Hull Papers

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Hannah Clothier Hull (1872-1958), was one of the founders of the Woman's Peace Party and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. She served as a national officer of the WILPF for nearly forty years. Hull was also active in other social reform movements. A member of a well-to-do Quaker family, Hannah Clothier graduated from Swarthmore College in 1891. She first worked at a Philadelphia settlement house and then entered the graduate program in social work at Bryn Mawr College. In the following year Hannah Clothier married William Isaac Hull, a fellow pacifist and professor of political science at Swarthmore.

From 1914 to 1919 Hannah Clothier Hull was the chairman of the Pennsylvania branch of the Woman's Peace Party. She became more involved with the national WILPF in 1922 when she attended an emergency International Conference of Women at The Hague. Hull served as an officer of the U.S. section of the WILPF from 1924 to 1939 and as the honorary president until her death in 1958. This work drew her into close association with Jane Addams, Emily Greene Balch, Carrie Chapman Catt, and with peace leaders in all parts of the world.

Hull had many other interests apart from the peace movement. She worked in the woman suffrage campaign and women's rights, had some interest in temperance, was a member of the Friends Peace Committee of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, and was on the board of the American Friends Service Committee (1928-1947).

The Hannah Clothier Hull Papers contain personal correspondence (1889-1956), professional correspondence, speeches, articles, and manuscript notes. There is also biographical material, family papers, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

Among Hull's early personal correspondence is a folder of letters she wrote to her friend Caroline Cooper Biddle. These letters chart the close friendship between the two young women at the turn of the century.

A large part of the collection reflects Hull's work in the peace movement. There is correspondence with other WILPF officers and members, financial statements, press releases, and documents of the League. A file documenting attacks on WILPF (1924-1937), is also included. Hull's interest in women's rights is represented by items on woman suffrage, correspondence on WILPF relations with the National Council of Women of the United States, and material on women's movements in China and India.

Among the many correspondents in this collection are Jane Addams, Emily Greene Balch, Carrie Chapman Catt, Alice Hamilton, Lida Gustava Heymann, Lola Maverick Lloyd, Lucia Ames Mead, Jeannette Rankin, Rosika Schwimmer, Anna Garlin Spencer, Ellen Gates Starr, and Mary E. Woolley.

Re-File Box [on-site]

Guide to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection, 2nd ed., p. 33.

Guide to Sources on Women in the Swarthmore College Peace Collection, p. 13.

This collection, excluding one folder of correspondence, is available on microfilm (reels 75.1-75.6). Microfilm is available on-site by appointment and through interlibrary loan from the Swarthmore College Peace Collection.

Gift of Hannah C. Hull, Jane Addams, Emily Greene Balch, and Caroline Biddle Lippincott. Most of the materials in this collection were given to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection by Hannah Clothier Hull herself, in 1950, 1954, and 1958. A few records were presented by her daughters following her death in 1958.In December of 1976, the letters from Hannah Clothier Hull to Caroline Cooper Biddle (Lippincott) were received as a gift of Caroline Biddle Lippincott through the courtesy of Dr. H. Chandler Forman. Also included in this gift was a clipping of the biography of Isaac H. Clothier (Hannah's father) and two photographs of Hannah Clothier Hull.

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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 materials created by Hannah Clothier Hull 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.
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None.

Collection Inventory

Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, January 1925.
Box 1 [SCPC-0789] Reel 75:1
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, February 1925.
Box 1 [SCPC-0789] Reel 75:1
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, March 1925.
Box 1 [SCPC-0789] Reel 75:1
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, April-May 1925.
Box 1 [SCPC-0789] Reel 75:1
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, June-August 1925.
Box 1 [SCPC-0789] Reel 75:1
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, September-October 1925.
Box 1 [SCPC-0789] Reel 75:1
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, November 1925.
Box 1 [SCPC-0789] Reel 75:1
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, December 1925; undated.
Box 1 [SCPC-0789] Reel 75:1
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, January-May 1926.
Box 1 [SCPC-0789] Reel 75:1
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, June-December 1926.
Box 1 [SCPC-0789] Reel 75:1
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence: Hannah Clothier to Caroline C. Biddle, 1889; 1892-1894.
Box 1 [SCPC-0789] Reel 75:1
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, 1927.
Box 2 [SCPC-0790] Reel 75:1
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, 1928.
Box 2 [SCPC-0790] Reel 75:1
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, 1929.
Box 2 [SCPC-0790] Reel 75:1
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, 1930.
Box 2 [SCPC-0790] Reel 75:1
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, 1931.
Box 2 [SCPC-0790] Reel 75:1
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, 1932.
Box 2 [SCPC-0790] Reel 75:1
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, January-March 1933.
Box 2 [SCPC-0790] Reel 75:2
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, April-June 1933.
Box 2 [SCPC-0790] Reel 75:2
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, July-September 1933.
Box 2 [SCPC-0790] Reel 75:2
Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm reel 75.2

Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, October-December 1933.
Box 2 [SCPC-0790] Reel 75:2
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, January-July 1934.
Box 2 [SCPC-0790] Reel 75:2
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, August-December 1934.
Box 2 [SCPC-0790] Reel 75:2
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, January-June 1935.
Box 3 [SCPC-0791] Reel 75:2
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, July-September 1935.
Box 3 [SCPC-0791] Reel 75:2
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, October-December 1935.
Box 3 [SCPC-0791] Reel 75:2
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, January-March 1936.
Box 3 [SCPC-0791] Reel 75:2
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, April-May 1936.
Box 3 [SCPC-0791] Reel 75:3
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, June-July 1936.
Box 3 [SCPC-0791] Reel 75:3
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, August 1936.
Box 3 [SCPC-0791] Reel 75:3
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, September-December 1936.
Box 3 [SCPC-0791] Reel 75:3
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, January-March 1937.
Box 4 [SCPC-0792] Reel 75:3
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, April-June 1937.
Box 4 [SCPC-0792] Reel 75:3
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, July-September 1937.
Box 4 [SCPC-0792] Reel 75:3
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, October-December 1937.
Box 4 [SCPC-0792] Reel 75:3
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, January-March 1938.
Box 4 [SCPC-0792] Reel 75:3
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, April-June 1938.
Box 4 [SCPC-0792] Reel 75:4
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, July-October 1938.
Box 4 [SCPC-0792] Reel 75:4
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, November-December 1938.
Box 4 [SCPC-0792] Reel 75:4
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, undated.
Box 5 [SCPC-0793] Reel 75:4
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, January-March 1939.
Box 5 [SCPC-0793] Reel 75:4
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, April-June 1939.
Box 5 [SCPC-0793] Reel 75:4
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, July-December 1939.
Box 5 [SCPC-0793] Reel 75:4
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, 1940.
Box 5 [SCPC-0793] Reel 75:4
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, 1941-1947.
Box 5 [SCPC-0793] Reel 75:4
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence, 1948-1957.
Box 5 [SCPC-0793] Reel 75:4
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence: Jane Addams, 1918-1931.
Box 6 [SCPC-0794] Reel 75:4
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence: Jane Addams, 1932-1935.
Box 6 [SCPC-0794] Reel 75:5
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence: Attacks, 1924, 1926-1937.
Box 6 [SCPC-0794] Reel 75:5
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence: Emily Greene Balch, 1924-1929.
Box 6 [SCPC-0794] Reel 75:5
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence: Emily Greene Balch, 1930-1935.
Box 6 [SCPC-0794] Reel 75:5
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence: Emily Greene Balch, 1936-1939.
Box 6 [SCPC-0794] Reel 75:5
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence: Emily Greene Balch, 1940-1958.
Box 6 [SCPC-0794] Reel 75:5
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence: Emily Greene Balch, undated.
Box 6 [SCPC-0794] Reel 75:5
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence: Carrie Chapman Catt, 1925; 1931-1937.
Box 6 [SCPC-0794] Reel 75:5
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, 1926.
Box 6 [SCPC-0794] Reel 75:5
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence: National Council of Women, 1924-1925.
Box 6 [SCPC-0794] Reel 75:5
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Fortieth Anniversary, 1954-1955.
Box 6 [SCPC-0794] Reel 75:5
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Education Committee, 1937.
Box 6 [SCPC-0794] Reel 75:5
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Labor Committee, 1937.
Box 6 [SCPC-0794] Reel 75:5
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Women's Committee for the Recognition of Russia, 1925.
Box 6 [SCPC-0794] Reel 75:5
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence: Jane Addams-Meeting at Hull home, December 1, 1933.
Box 7 [SCPC-0795] Reel 75:5
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence: Tributes to Jane Addams, by Hannah Clothier Hull, 1935; undated.
Box 7 [SCPC-0795] Reel 75:5
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence: Jane Addams-Peace Fund and Legacy Fund, 1946-1949.
Box 7 [SCPC-0795] Reel 75:5
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence: China Trip, 1929.
Box 7 [SCPC-0795] Reel 75:5
Archival Resource Key. Correspondence: Geneva Disarmament Conference, 1932.
Box 7 [SCPC-0795] Reel 75:5
Archival Resource Key. Records and Miscellaneous: India Trip, 1928.
Box 7 [SCPC-0795] Reel 75:6
Archival Resource Key. Records and Miscellaneous: Woman's Suffrage, 1909-1913.
Box 7 [SCPC-0795] Reel 75:6
Archival Resource Key. Records and Miscellaneous: Speeches and notes for Hannah Clothier Hull.
Box 8 [SCPC-0796] Reel 75:6
Archival Resource Key. Records and Miscellaneous: Speeches and notes for Hannah Clothier Hull.
Box 8 [SCPC-0796] Reel 75:6
Archival Resource Key. Records and Miscellaneous: Articles by Hannah Clothier Hull, 1925-1958.
Box 8 [SCPC-0796] Reel 75:6
Archival Resource Key. Records and Miscellaneous: Hannah Clothier Hull, Swarthmore Class of 1891.
Box 8 [SCPC-0796] Reel 75:6
Archival Resource Key. Records and Miscellaneous: Miscellaneous Photographs of Hannah Clothier Hull.
Box 8 [SCPC-0796] Reel 75:6
Archival Resource Key. Records and Miscellaneous: Clippings by and about Hannah Clothier Hull.
Box 8 [SCPC-0796] Reel 75:6
Archival Resource Key. Records and Miscellaneous: Family Papers and Memorabilia.
Box 8 [SCPC-0796] Reel 75:6
Archival Resource Key. Records and Miscellaneous: Biographical material about Hannah Clothier Hull.
Box 8 [SCPC-0796] Reel 75:6
Archival Resource Key. Records and Miscellaneous: Hannah Clothier Hull: Title Papers.
Box 8 [SCPC-0796] Reel 75:6

Archival Resource Key. Material from Re-File Box, 2002.
Box Re-File

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