Ellen Starr Brinton


Ellen Starr Brinton born West Chester, PA March 16, 1886 (d. 1954). Quaker; internationalist; feminist; early leader of WILPF. Founded Swarthmore Peace Collection, 1935.


“We cannot see how to make a division between her [Jane Addams's] interest in peace and her interest in other subjects, as her whole life was devoted to various causes, all of them connected with friendship and good will toward all people, and this is the basis of the Peace Movement.” (Apr. 19, 1940 to Eliz. Allen; photo Swarthmore peace col.)