Diary European Trip May - November 1948

Diary European Trip May - November 1948

written by Ellen Starr Brinton, 1886-1954, in Ellen Starr Brinton Papers, 1895-1980, of Swarthmore College Peace Collection (Box 3, No Folder) (Swarthmore, PA) (1948) , 180 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
This diary partially overlaps the account of the trip of Ellen Starr Brinton on the Queen Elizabeth and at the Friends House in London found in a previous document, which was sent to Betty in Geneva. Frequently mentions Elma, her traveling companion. Also often mentions the following organizations and meetings: F.O.R. (Fellowship of Reconciliation) A.F.S.C. (American Friends Service Committee), Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), Friends Community Centers, Friends House, P.P.U. (Peace Pledge Union), Peace News, International Peace Bureau, Unitarian Service Committee, Peace Palace at the Hague, War Resisters, OMGUS (Office of Military Government, US). Frequently mentions mailing letters to Swarthmore College. Left London for the Hamburg Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom office, then Berlin. Back to England, traveling through various towns and cities, discussion of Peace Committee papers, Indian Conciliation Group papers, and a Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom meeting with the ex-Mayor of Reading and Lady Marian Ellis Parmoor. On 20 June Brinton left for Denmark, met up with Mrs. Cederfield, and went to a Copenhagen Peace Society and United Nations Association meeting. Then on to Germany again, discussion of currency reform; Brinton spoke at a meeting and engaged in a heated debate over America’s failure to help the Jews during World War II and what Germans really thought of Hitler. Notes that the Americans set off fireworks for the Fourth of July, which reminded Germans of air raids and was in incredibly poor taste. Went to the Russian Sector of Berlin, traveled throughout West Germany, Frankfurt, Cologne, Freiberg, Stuttgart, Munich, and then on to Vienna, Zurich, Geneva, Paris, Brussels, The Hague (where she was looking for the Ford Papers in archives), London, and then left for the US.
Field of Interest
Women and Social Movements
Ellen Starr Brinton, 1886-1954
Women and Social Movements, International
Content Type
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Women and Social Movements, History, Transnational Women’s Movement, Movimiento de Mujeres Transnacional, Movimento Feminista Transnacional, Ellen Starr Brinton, 1886-1954, Europe
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Movimiento de Mujeres Transnacional, Movimento Feminista Transnacional

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