The Library has completed the Swords into Ploughshares archive project, a major cataloguing project to open up the archives for the British section of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and the Fellowship of Reconciliation: London Union (FOR).
Supported by the National Cataloguing Grants Programme for Archives, Swords into Ploughshares began in August 2013 with the aim of making the vast collection of original material from the influential peace organisations accessible for research. The collection has now been catalogued, available online from the Library’s Catalogue.
The cataloguing project amounted to 1,250 files of manuscript material, photographs and memorabilia. Over the course of the yearlong project, Carys Lewis, Project Archivist, has given talks and media appearances about the project, and until the 1 August, the Library is holding a Swords into Ploughshares Exhibition (photographed) in the Escape Area near the main entrance of LSE Library. You can also read about the different stages of the project on the Library’s blog.