Special Collections and Digital Initiatives 03.08.2018

Women in a Group Photo

What: Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Where: Lawrence Street Way Exhibit Cases
Why: Celebrating Women’s History Month
When: March 1 – March 31 2018

Jane Addams - the famous 19th century social activist and reformer - represented the United States at the International Congress of Women held at The Hague in April 1915.  It was organized by German and Dutch feminists and pacifists to protest the war then raging in Europe.

By 1919 it had become the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom – establishing its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland to be near the emerging League of Nations.

These scrapbooks—which document the activities of the Denver branch of the
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom –
were compiled by Wilma Nissley (Mrs. Henry Reist Nissley) throughout 1929-1965.

Case 1: Contains a 1941 clipping with the headline “Let women govern world, says feminist”… 
Case 2: Look closely at the group photo from 1956 – there are two women of color