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Carrie Chapman Catt Memorial Fund The League of Women Voters (LWV) established the Carrie Chapman Catt Memorial Fund (CCCMF) in 1947 to promote citizenship, especially for women, in totalitarian countries transitioning to democracy. Financially inde... The League of Women Voters (LWV) established the Carrie Chapman Catt Memorial Fund (CCCMF) in 1947 to promote citizenship, especially for women, in totalitarian countries transitioning to democracy. Financially independent of the LWV, the CCCMF worked with the League to publish educational materials for use in the United States and abroad. In 1961, the CCCMF changed its name to the Overseas Education Fund (OEF). In 1986, it became OEF International and, after 1991, the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF). Women and Social Movements International includes more than thirty League documents reflecting its international activities from its founding in 1920 through 1990. Show more Show less 1947 12
Catholics for a Free Choice Catholics for Choice, formerly Catholics for a Free Choice, is a Catholic lay organization based in Washington, D.C., that challenges the traditional Catholic hierarchy and the perspective of the Vatican, especially... Catholics for Choice, formerly Catholics for a Free Choice, is a Catholic lay organization based in Washington, D.C., that challenges the traditional Catholic hierarchy and the perspective of the Vatican, especially on women's issues related to abortion, contraception, HIV/AIDS, and public policy. The CFC believes individuals should make their own moral decisions through education, research and advocacy. Women and Social Movements International includes publications in English and Spanish, reflecting the organization's activity in the United States and Latin America. Show more Show less 1973 5 3
Center for Women's Global Leadership The Center for Women's Global Leadership, based at Rutgers University, was founded in 1989 by Charlotte Bunch. CWGL develops programs to prepare women for leadership and to influence policy-making from a feminist pe... The Center for Women's Global Leadership, based at Rutgers University, was founded in 1989 by Charlotte Bunch. CWGL develops programs to prepare women for leadership and to influence policy-making from a feminist perspective at the local, national, and international levels. Women and Social Movements International includes half a dozen Center reports focusing on women's human rights. Show more Show less 1989 2 4
Central Committee on the United Study of Foreign Missions The Central Committee on the United Study of Missions was an interdenominational Protestant group founded in 1900 by the Federation of Women's Boards of Foreign Missions. The organization included Methodists, Congre... The Central Committee on the United Study of Missions was an interdenominational Protestant group founded in 1900 by the Federation of Women's Boards of Foreign Missions. The organization included Methodists, Congregationalists, Presbyterians, Episcopalians, and Baptists at the start, incorporating Dutch Reformed and Lutherans later. The group commissioned mission study texts and sponsored mission study conferences and workshops. Between 1912 and 1915, the group changed its name to the Central Committee on the United Study of Foreign Missions. The CCUSFM merged into the Mission Education Movement and published its last book in 1938. Women and Social Movements International holdings include five Central Committee publications focused on women's missionary activities between 1904 and 1933. Show more Show less 1900 3
Committee of Correspondence Founded in 1953 and based in New York City, the Committee of Correspondence served as a clearinghouse of information for the development of leadership skills among women in newly independent countries. The Committee... Founded in 1953 and based in New York City, the Committee of Correspondence served as a clearinghouse of information for the development of leadership skills among women in newly independent countries. The Committee distributed monthly bulletins internationally with information on subjects such as child welfare, community development, education, social welfare, the status of women and women in public life. The Committee supported field workers in over 100 countries and offered training for more than 5,000 women.

[From the collection description at the Sophia Smith Collection:] Despite the Committee's successes at promoting contacts among women's organizations and hosting conferences both in and out of the United States, it could not recover from revelations published in Ramparts magazine in 1967 that it was among the international organizations covertly funded by the Central Intelligence Agency. Supportive of the Committee's commitment to liberal anti-communism, the CIA had funneled funding for the Committee through private foundation grants. After the expose in Ramparts, which was further publicized in a series of New York Times articles, President Lyndon Johnson curtailed CIA funding of private foundations. Unable to fill the breach through traditional fundraising methods, the Committee of Correspondence elected to dissolve in 1969.

Women and Social Movements International includes manuscript reports and letters circulated by Committee women in the course of their international work.
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