Edwin Mead (1849-1937) directed the work of the World Peace Foundation and edited many of the publications of its International Library. Lucia Ames Mead (1856-1936) was president of the Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association (1903-1909) and a delegate to the founding conference of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom in Zurich in 1919. Always in the forefront of the feminist and pacifist movement, she wrote and lectured extensively and served on peace organizations, including the National Council for the Prevention of War.
The papers of this couple are arranged in two series. Edwin Mead’s papers include correspondence, manuscripts, printed articles, clippings, and memorials. Lucia Mead’s papers consist of her diaries and notebooks (1884-1935), correspondence (1903-36), manuscripts, published articles, clippings, editorials attacking her, peace cartoons, and photographs. Among the couple’s correspondents represented here are Jane Addams, Sir Norman Angell, Andrew Carnegie, Carrie Chapman Catt, and Woodrow Wilson.
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