Annex Collection #2860

Inventory of the Orlie Pell Papers

By Special Collections and University Archives

March 2020

Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.

Finding aid encoded in EAD, version 2002 by Tara Maharjan, March 2020
Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Pell, Orlie, 1900-
Title: Orlie Pell Papers
Dates: circa 1920-1973
Quantity: 25 cubic feet (25 record cartons)
Abstract: Peace activist; born in 1900; received a Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1930; joined the U.S. Section of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (then based in Washington, D.C.) in 1948 and later served as its president, 1957-1961; moved in 1961 to Hunterdon County, N.J. (where she had co-owned a house in Raritan Township, near Flemington, since 1938); served as president of the League of Women Voters of Hunterdon County, 1966-1967; served as a director of SANE, Inc.; died in 1975. Full name: Orlie Anna Haggerty Pell. Correspondence and other papers reflecting Pell's interest in pacifism, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, the United Nations and the League of Women Voters of Hunterdon County, N.J.
Collection No.: Annex Collection #2860
Access: Stored offsite: Advance notice required to consult these records.
Language: English
Repository: Rutgers University Libraries. Special Collections and University Archives

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Orlie Pell Papers, Annex Collection #2860, Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.

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Detailed Description of the Collection/Container List

This section provides descriptions of the materials found within each series. Each series description is followed by a container list, which gives the titles of the "containers" (for example, folders, volumes, or cassettes) and their locations in the numbered boxes that comprise the collection. The availability of any digital items from a container is indicated with a hyperlink.

1 Records regarding SANE, 1960-1963
Including some correspondence, clippings and policy statements.
2 Records regarding WILPF (Women's International League for Peace & Freedom)
3 Alphabetical files, including correspondence, leaflets, notes on conferences, etc.
4 Miscellaneous material, primarily letters received from various organizations, including junk mail
Books on U.S.S.R. (e.g., Khruschev's On Peaceful Co-existence)
5 WILPF 50th Anniversary Conference (1965), including planning, elections, correspondence, and resolution
Material on other WILPF conferences, 1959 -1965
6 Hunterdon County League of Women Voters: programs, 1966 -1970
Minutes of board of directors meetings, etc.
Other material on SANE and WILPF
7 Records for SANE
Materials on other organizations (Common Cause; McGovern for President)
8 Pacifist Materials primarily leaflets issued by WILPF and the Friends Committee on National Legislation
9 Materials on various organizations, including SANE (N.J.), National League (1972-1973), AAUW, N.J. WILPF.
General folders on N.J. politics and legislation
10 Orlie Pell - personal files
Issues of Labor Education Guide
Letters received
11 Material regarding League of Women Voters, Hunterdon Co., 1964-1970
Files on housing and human resources.
AAUW material regarding land use
12 Hunterdon County Committee on Aging - questionnaires on housing, papers on food stamps
13 Miscellaneous -primarily correspondence, but also including material on WILPF International Congress (1956), white collar workshops, etc.
14 Miscellaneous, including material on socialism and education
15 Files regarding U.N. activities, peace organizations, common market, and anti-Semitism
16 Books & periodicals; material on U.N. activities
Files on Hunterdon County issues (e.g., environment)
17 Files on WILPF, primarily dealing with war in South East Asia
18 Files on Citizens' Housing
19 Publications, 1968-1969
Files on SANE, 1970-1973
Policy papers - N.J. Governor's Conference on Education
Local government handbooks
20 Material regarding League of Women Voters
Cancelled check
Material from conference on U.S. & Soviet Women
Personal papers, including legal documents, sheet music
21 Books of a political nature (e.g., regarding U.N., WILPF)
Personal files: Bryn Mawr college, Pell family
22 Pamphlets and handbooks regarding local (Hunterdon County) and international subjects (China)
Files on Hunterdon County League of Women Voters, 1966-1973
23 Clippings, correspondence, etc., primarily on local politics (e.g., Hunterdon County Committee on Aging)
24 Local politics: public welfare -housing
Personal material: letters, poetry
25 Magazines, pamphlets, etc. (e.g., on U.S.S.R., Civil Rights, Vietnam)