Helen Begley Nixon papers
Scope and Contents
The smallest amount of material is from Nixon's time in Korea and consists of four folders. These contain printed material and reports about women in Korea, reports, and one photograph of the General Federation of Korean Women, plus correspondence and printed material from the Women's Bureau of the Office of the Military Governor, 1946-55. In this series there is also a folder of printed material about women in China and Japan that Nixon obviously collected while in Korea.
The largest portion of the Nixon papers is from Germany, most of which is contained in 10 linear inches of reports and related material (1945-53) collected while Nixon was associated with the Women's Affairs Branch of the U.S. High Commission for Occupied Germany. These cover a wide range of topics, including, education and culture, exchanges with women in the United States, women's organizations, employment and the position of women in Germany after World War II. Included also in this series is general printed material (clippings, articles, periodicals) about women in Germany, plus one photograph (1952) of Dr. Dorothy Fosdick and Dr. Else Ulich-Beil President of Deutscher.
The final series is from Vietnam and reflects Nixon's role as Refugee Settlement Advisor of the International Cooperation Administration in Vietnam. This consists of five inches of material, including articles, clippings and printed material about women in Vietnam, 1954-1957; reports, memos and correspondence about orphanages, International Women's Association, refugees and voluntary agencies. This series also contains 27 photographs.
Dates of Materials
- Nixon, Helen B. (Person)
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
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Conditions Governing Use
Biographical / Historical
4 boxes (1.5 linear feet)
- I. Korea
- II. Germany
- III. Vietnam
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- International Women's Association--Vietnam
- International cooperation
- Korea -- Social conditions -- 1945-
- Nixon, Helen B.
- Refugees -- Vietnam
- Travelers' writings
- United States. Office of High Commissioner for Germany. Women's Affairs Branch
- Vietnam -- Social conditions -- 20th century
- Women -- Germany -- 20th century
- Women -- International cooperation
- Women -- Korea -- 20th century
- Women -- Vietnam -- 20th century
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Civilian relief -- Europe
- World War, 1939-1945 -- War work -- Red Cross
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Women
- Helen Begley Nixon papers
- Finding Aid
- Susan Boone
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
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