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Katharine Geddes papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00062

Scope and Contents

The Katharine Geddes Papers are contained in a scrapbook 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

  • 1917-1919

Creator

Language of Materials

English and French

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Conditions Governing Access

Until we move into New Neilson in early 2021, collections are stored in multiple locations and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections (specialcollections@smith.edu) at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright owner of this collection is unknown. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

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

1 boxes (.5 linear feet)

Overview

Relief worker, World War I. The Katharine Geddes Papers are contained in a scrapbook 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 Papers were 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 papers
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Author
Jennifer Smar (intern) and Margaret Jessup
Date
2003
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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

Contact:
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