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SERIES Identifier: MC 546; T-182; M-104

Series V. INTER-AMERICAN COMMISSION OF WOMEN, 1919-1962 (inclusive), 1928-1939 (bulk) (#59CB-127.11, 128FB.4, 128FB.7, M-104, Mem.5, Mem.10-Mem.12, Mem.15)

Scope and Contents

Series V, INTER-AMERICAN COMMISSION OF WOMEN, 1919-1962 (inclusive), 1928-1939 (bulk) (#59CB-127.11, 128FB.4, 128FB.7, M-104, Mem.5, Mem.10-Mem.12, Mem.15), contains the early institutional records of this non-governmental organization from its inception in 1928 to the end of Stevens's tenure as chair in 1939. Included are correspondence and subject files, press releases, publicity clippings, research material, financial records, published reports, and minutes. The majority of the files were removed by Stevens from the IACW office after she was replaced as chair in 1939. Correspondence relating to the move of the files can be found in Subseries G, below, and in #62.10. The series also includes Stevens's correspondence files on her removal as chair, and her extensive notes and drafts for a book about her experiences at the IACW. Some of Stevens's personal correspondence can also be found here. See also Series III, Subseries C, for typescripts and printed pamphlets of Stevens's speeches in international contexts. See Series I, Subseries B and Subseries H, for narrative and other detailed records of Stevens's actions at conferences and other overseas activities. Most of Stevens's European activities during her chairmanship, such as work on nationality laws, are also detailed in Series IV, Subseries D, in Stevens's narrative on her work with Alva Belmont. For Stevens's international work done prior to 1928, see Series IV, Subseries C. The series is arranged in eight subseries.


  • 1884-1983
  • Majority of material found within 1920-1960

Language of Materials

Materials in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

Conditions Governing Access



62.24 linear feet ((116 file boxes, 4 card file boxes, 2 folio boxes, 4 folio+ boxes, 3 oversize boxes) plus 9 folio+ folders, 3 oversize boxes, 3 oversize folders, 1 supersize folder, 56 photograph folders, 37 folio photograph folders, 3 folio+ photograph folders, 1 supersize photo folder, 13 audiotapes, 19 memorabilia objects, 1 reel of microfilm)

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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