Politics and Activism Manuscript Collections


MS 0015 Shoshana S. Cardin Maryland Commission for Women Papers, 1960-2000

Correspondence, meeting minutes, event programs, publications and reports produced by the commission. View Finding Aid.

MS 0021 Clinton Ivan Winslow Papers, 1918-1978

A Goucher professor of political science, Winslow's papers consist of a wide variety of articles, essays, correspondence, reports, letters, testimony, and telegrams documenting Winslow’s career and civic activities.

MS 0022 C.I. Winslow Political Memorabilia Collection, 1834-1981 

Buttons, pins, bumper stickers, tickets, brochures, and other objects of political memorabilia dated 1834 to 1980.

MS 0029 Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Baltimore Chapter Collection

WILPF to bring together women of different political views and philosophical and religious backgrounds determined to study and make known the causes of war and work for peace. This collection contains the records of the Baltimore Branch of WILPF, records from the Maryland Branch, and materials related to WILPF’s activity and interests on a regional, national, and international level.  It contains materials documenting the work and activity of the organization, numerous WILPF periodicals, and information about issues of interest to WILPF and its members.  Most hand-written notes are from June S. Wing, who donated a portion of the collection in 2002. View Finding Aid.

MS 0030 Joseph Morton Papers

Correspondence, photographs, clippings, and other materials record the life and work of Joseph Morton, a professor of philosophy at Goucher College from 1963 to 2000 and peace activist.  The majority of the collection focuses on his creation of the Peace Studies Department at Goucher and Morton’s peace activism work which features extended correspondence with nonviolent resisters in prison and Death Row prisoners. View Finding Aid.

MS 0031 Joann Orlinsky Collection

Jo-Ann Orlinsky spent most of her life working with Maryland Democratic Party politics. Her collection includes materials on her political work and women's issues during the 1960s-1980s.

MS 0033 Herman Heyn Papers and Protest Movement Collection

Correspondence, meeting minutes, financial records, event materials, leaflets, publications, and newspaper clippings that document the action and concerns of Baltimore activist Herman Heyn and several local organizations he led or worked for including the Baltimore chapter of the Fair Play for Cuba Committee (FPCC), the Baltimore Committee to End the War in Vietnam (BCEWV), Baltimore-area Vietnam Summer, the Peace Action Center (PAC), and the Baltimore Defense Committee (BDC).  The collection also includes publications and leaflets from other local, national, and international organizations as well as protest buttons and other artifacts. View Finding Aid.

MS 0036 Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) Collection

Correspondence, membership and Board information, marketing, programs, and audio-visual materials that document the history of PLEN, a national organization created to educate women for public leadership.

MS 0040 Toby Wertheim Collection

Collection of materials related to Toby Wertheim '68, an American Broadcast journalist. 

MS 0041 Jonah House Collection

Jonah House began as a community in 1973 with a group of people that included Philip Berrigan, a Catholic priest, and Elizabeth McAlister, formerly a Catholic nun. The community later called itself Jonah House. The Community embraces the tenets of nonviolence, resistance, community, faith, plowshares, a food pantry, and gratitude.

MS 0061 Political Memorabilia Collection

Collection of pins, flyers, bumper stickers, and other ephemera from political campaigns largely focusing on Richard Nixon and Henry Cabot Lodge 1960 campaign.