Frederick J. and Faith Ward Libby Papers
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Frederick J. Libby (1874-1970) was a pacifist, writer, speaker and fundraiser. He was born in Richmond, Maine; graduate of Bowdoin College, B.A. 1894 and was a graduate of Andover Theological Seminary, B.D. 1902. Libby a Congregational minister, joined the Society of Friends in 1921. Fred Libby performed relief work with the American Friends Service Committee and American Red Cross in France, 1918-1920 and became an AFSC official, 1920-1921. His most enduring contribution to the peace movement was as a founder and executive secretary of National Council for Prevention of War, 1921-1970. Fred Libby helped organize the Keep America Out of War Congress, 1938. He was the author of War on War (1922) and a history of the NCPW, To End War: The Story of the National Council for the Prevention of War (1969). Faith Ward Libby (1902-1984) was an active member of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. The two married in 1932.
The Frederick J. Libby and Faith Ward Libby Papers contain personal correspondence between the two, information about trips they took together, their wedding in 1932, and miscellaneous biographical documents.
- Series A contains the correspondence of Frederick J. Libby written to his wife, Faith Ward Libby between 1931 and 1969.
- Series B contains the correspondence Faith Ward Libby written to her husband, Frederick J. Libby between 1931 and 1968.
- Series C contains miscellaneous correspondence between both Frederick and Faith Libby and family and friends. This series also contains various biographical items about the two.
Guide to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection, 2nd ed., p. 38.
Guide to Sources on Women in the Swarthmore College Peace Collection, p. 15.
Gift of Frederick J. Libby and Faith Ward Libby, 1974.
Processed by Peace Collection staff; this finding aid was revised in 1993 and 2008 by Wendy Chmielewski.
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