Scope and arrangement
The collection consists chiefly of correspondence and papers of Rosika Schwimmer (1877-1948), Lola Maverick Lloyd (1875-1944) and their associates relating to their work for the European and American feminist movements, woman suffrage, World War I mediation efforts, international peace and world government.
The papers of Rosika Schwimmer document her career as a suffragist, feminist, pacifist, and diplomat. Included are materials emanating from her work for the Hungarian Feminist Association, Ford Peace Expedition and Neutral Conference for Continual Mediation. Also included are documents related to her role as Hungarian Minister to Switzerland, as co-founder of the Campaign for World Government, and those documenting her struggle to gain U.S. citizenship.
The papers of Lola Maverick Lloyd include those documenting her work with the Woman's Peace Party, Hague Congress of Women, National Woman's Party, People's Council, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Women's Equality Campaign, and Women's Consultative Committee.
While the collection chiefly comprises Schwimmer's and Lloyd's papers, the papers of other individuals and organizations have been donated for inclusion in the collection. Among them are the papers of Franciscka Schwimmer, Lola Maverick Lloyd's children (William Bross Lloyd, Jr., Mary Maverick Lloyd, Georgia Lloyd, and Jessie Lloyd O'Connor), Frieda Langer Lazarus, Leopold & Berta Katscher, Kitty Marion, Edith Wynner, and several members of the Henry Ford Peace Expedition, 1915-1916. Organizational papers include those of the Campaign for World Government and the Griffin-O'Day Bill Committee.
Correspondents include hundreds of notable Americans and Europeans such as Jane Addams, Anita Augspurg, Emily G. Balch, Mary R. Beard, Carrie Chapman Catt, Albert Einstein, Lida Gustava Heymann, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Aletta Jacobs, Alice Paul, Anna Howard Shaw, Baroness Bertha von Suttner, and Count Michael Karolyi.
The Schwimmer-Lloyd collection is arranged in seven series:
These files represent the continuation of the efforts of Rosika Schwimmer's office, and indirectly, the Campaign for World Government, following Schwimmer's death. They are similar in format, organization and content to Schwimmer's files, and chiefly pertain to matters of world government.
For additional photographs see the Lola Maverick Lloyd Papers.
The Schwimmer-Lloyd Library consists of books, periodicals and pamphlets having belonged to Rosika and Franciska Schwimmer, Lola Maverick Lloyd, and Edith Wynner.