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Katharine Geddes scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00062

Scope and Contents

The Katharine Geddes scrapbook was compiled from her service as a Red Cross relief worker in France during World War I. Included are photographs, correspondence, postcards, reports, lists, clippings, maps, memorabilia, and citations. Many of the items are written by, or relate to, relief worker Zorah W. Bowman who served with Geddes and was also from Toledo. Correspondence and reports provide rich details of their work with wounded soldiers and prisoners of war in France and Germany. There are also letters and photographs sent from grateful soldiers (in English and French). The photographs and postcards include scenes of France and Germany during the war, particularly Paris, plus relief workers, and soldiers they worked with. Loose inserts from the scrapbook have been removed to separate folders.

Dates of Materials

  • 1917-1919

Creator

Language of Materials

English and French

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. Researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Biographical / Historical

Katharine R. Geddes (1887-1939) of Toledo, Ohio, served as a relief worker for the American Red Cross during World War I in France. She was the sister of Laura Geddes Miller (Smith class of 1907) and Florence Geddes Loomis (class of 1913). No additional biographical information is available.

Extent

0.438 linear feet (1 container)

Abstract

Relief worker, World War I. The Katharine Geddes scrapbook was compiled from her service as a Red Cross relief worker in France during World War I. Included are photographs, correspondence, postcards, clippings, maps, memorabilia, reports, and lists. Many of the items are written by, or relate to, relief worker Zorah W. Bowman who served with Geddes. Correspondence and reports provide rich details of their work with wounded soldiers and prisoners of war in France and Germany. There are also letters and photographs sent from grateful soldiers (in English and French).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Katherine Geddes scrapbook was donated to the Sophia Smith Collection in 1978 by Casey Miller (Smith class of 1940), daughter of Katherine's sister Laura Casey Geddes Miller (class of 1907).

Processing Information

Processed by Jennifer Smar (intern), 2003.

Title
Katharine Geddes scrapbook
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Author
Jennifer Smar (intern) and Margaret Jessup
Date
2003
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (https://github.com/harvard-library/archivesspace-preprocessor)
  • 2005-09-23: mnsss172 converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02-5c.xsl (sy2003-10-15).
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:12-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

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