Dorothea E. Woods Papers
Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399
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Dorothea Eleanor Woods was born in 1925 in Rochester, New York. She was a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker). Woods received a Ph.D. from University of Illinois in 1957 in French. She joined World YWCA that year and worked for a decade in the development of youth and adult education programs. In the 1970s she pioneered work about child soldiers, researching and writing extensively on this topic. Woods was later affiliated with the Quaker United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland, for whom she wrote monthly child soldier updates and which the QUNO distributed to individuals and organizations. Woods died on December 4, 2001 in Wolcott, New York.
Papers include personal items; correspondence; items that document Woods' involvements and efforts; writings; and reference material used for research.
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these papers.
Gift of the Estate of Dorothea E. Woods, 2002 [acc.02A-006].
Processed by Anne M. Yoder, Archivist, in October, 2014.
- Child soldiers -- History -- Sources
- Children and war -- History -- Sources
- Youth -- Employment -- History -- Sources
- Student volunteers in social service -- History -- Sources
- Quakers -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Quaker women -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Quakers -- Switzerland -- History -- Sources
- Child soldiers
- Children and war
- Student volunteers in social service
- Youth -- Employment
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