TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Records 1923-1944

RG 102, League of Nations Association, Connecticut Branch

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2007 by the Connecticut State Library



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: League of Nations Association (U.S.). Connecticut Branch
Title: League of Nations Association, Connecticut Branch records
Dates: 1923-1944
Quantity: 2 cubic feet
Abstract: The League of Nations Association was formed for the purpose of stimulating American interest in the League and mobilizing support for the entrance of the United States in the League. The Connecticut Branch, with headquarters in New Haven, engaged in various kinds of public education and public relations activities.
Identification: RG102
Accession: T001480
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

The American Association for International Cooperation and the League of Nations Non-Partisan Association merged on January 10, 1923 to become the League of Nations Non-Partisan Association. This name was shortened in 1929 to become the League of nations Association. This organization was set up to promote world peace, educate the public about the League, and mobilize support for U.S. entrance into the League. The Connecticut Branch of the Association first met in New Haven in December 1924. It organized World Court committees, ran a Speakers' Bureau, planned meetings for anniversaries of the League and annual meetings of the Branch, many of which were held on the Yale University campus. It also promoted Model Assemblies, sponsored a competitive exam contest in high schools, worked with the Connecticut Council on International Relations and the National Peace Conference, and distributed publications of these and other organizations, including the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and the National Committee for the International Labor Organization. It broadcast radio programs about the League and world conditions on stations in New Haven and Waterbury, mounted a successful campaign to show the national organization's film, Hell and the Way Out, in commercial theaters in Connecticut, ran petition drives, and arranged lecture-series tours.

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Scope and Content

The records include administrative files, petitions, and public relations and educational materials.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

These records are stored at an off-site facility and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Related Material

None.

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Index Terms

Organizations:

League of Nations Association (U.S.). Connecticut Branch

Subjects:

League of Nations
League of Nations Association (U.S.). Connecticut Branch -- Records and correspondence

Document Types:

Cards files
Correspondence
Lists
Pamphlets
Petitions

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Administrative Information

Provenance

The State Library received these records, with the exception of the printed pamphlets, on September 11, 1940, from the branch’s executive director Mrs. Florence L.C. Kitchelt of New Haven.

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Container List

Records, 1923-1944
Box
1. Signed petitions, 1933-1934
Completed petitions urging the United States to take steps toward League membership.
Arranged alphabetically by town.
Ansonia-New Haven 1
New London-Woodstock 2
2. Card petitions, 1933-1934
Individual cards bearing the same message as the above petitions.
Arranged alphabetically by surname.
3. "Miscellaneous folder", 1933-1940
Contains lists of names of persons working on the petitions (by towns), list of prominent people who signed, and correspondence pertaining to management of the petition campaign.
4. Pamphlets, 1923-1944, 1 folder
Printed pamphlets about the Association, the League of Nations, the World Court and related subjects.