WSPers

In 1962, sociologist Elise Boulding conducted a survey of WSP participants. Her guiding question became the title of her study: “Who Are These Women?”[1] Click on a name below to bring up a short biographical sketch of some of WSP’s key women.*

 

Bronx, NY

Helen Klein

Helen Wurf

 

South Bronx, NY

Lea Tenneriello

 

Brooklyn, NY

Helen Boston

 

Brooklyn Heights, NY

Rhoda Howard

Sally Longhi

Joan Davidson

 

California

Carrie Yoffe Taylor

 

Chelsea, NY

Martha Kahn

 

Chicago

Ruth Dear

Lillian Hayward

Mimi Harris

Shirley Lens

 

Cleveland

Anne Eaton

Beatrice Goodwin

Valena Minor Williams

 

Connecticut

Anne Mackenzie

 

Detroit

Lucy Haessler

Alice Herz

Lillian Lerman

Olga Penn

 

East Bay

Rose Dellamonica

Madeline Duckles

Clara Gilbert

Frances Herring

Charity Hirsch

 

Great Neck, NY

Lyla Hoffman

 

Los Angeles

Geraldine “Gerry” Dreyfuss

Kay Hardman

Patricia Kempler

Joan Lasko

Vanne M. Lautman

“Mrs Armand Roth”

“Mrs Wallace Thompson”

 

Southern California, LA

Mary Clarke

Esther Jackson

Phyllis Schmidt

 

Mississippi

Clarie Collins Harvey

Selma Sparks

Dora Wilson

 

New York (I am in the process of dividing these into their correct branches)

Bella Abzug

Ruth Gage-Colby

Valerie Delacorte

Louise Feldman

Iris Freed

Helen Frumin

Lorraine Gordon

Ruth Meyers

Elsie Neidenberg

Esther Newill

Ruth Pinkson

Blanche Posner

Ruth Rosenwald

Jean Shulman

Amy Swerdlow

Cora Weiss

Irma Zigas

 

Queens, NY

Shirley Solarcheck

 

Philadelphia

Helen Evelev

Pat Gross

Ruth Krause

Ethel Taylor

 

Portland

Carol Urner

 

Rochester, NY

Mary Grooms

Henrietta Levine

 

San Francisco

Beverley Axelrod

Linda Fanning

Hazel Grossman

Alice Hamburg

 

Seattle

Taimi Halonen

Anci Koppel

Thorun Robel

 

Tacoma

Mabel Proctor

 

Vermont

Virginia Naeve

 

Washington, D.C.

Donna Allen

Margaret C. Appich

Jeanne Bagby

Aline Berman

Barbara Bick

Mary Chandler

Folly Fodor

Eleanor Garst

Margaret Russell

Bernice Steele

Edith Villastrigo

Dagmar Wilson

 

National Office

Sally Bortz

Lynda Stein

Trudi Young

 

 

 

*Activists are separated into branches where possible.

[1] “Elise Boulding, ‘Who Are These Women?: A Progress Report on a Study of the Women Strike for Peace,’ 1963,” SCPC WSP Archives, A1, Box 2, Documents Describing WSP History.