Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Collections that document a wide variety of experiences of war, including Red Cross relief workers, veterans, woman soldiers, and domestic life during the American Civil War and World War I and II.
Found in 65 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Physician, Settlement house worker, Relief worker, World War I. Small collection related to Tallant's medical career at Joy Settlement and St. Martha's House, Philadelphia, and in France during World War I.
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Overview The Red Cross was founded in Washington, DC, by Clara Barton in 1881, following the Civil War, and provides services to members of the American armed forces and their families. This collection consists of 13 photographs related to the work of Red Cross nurses and other volunteers during the two world wars.
Dates: 1918 - 1945
Overview Papers cover 10 generations of the Bodman family, from small town New England farmers to Midwestern bankers and grain elevator owners. They are an extremely rich source for the study of U.S. social history, providing a long-term look at an American family. The earliest material documents rural New England life. Family and business correspondence documents the daily life and business ventures in the Midwest. Materials include diaries, photographs, writings, and papers relating to the service...
Dates: 1687-1980 [ongoing]; Majority of material found within 1840-1920
Overview Caroline Bedell Thomas was a physician, researcher, and professor. Papers include family and professional correspondence, articles, newspaper clippings, and photographs. There are also two volumes of privately published World War II letters between Bedell Thomas and her husband, as well as a series of letters between Bedell Thomas and Dorothy Dushkin.
Dates: 1917 - 1985
Overview This collection consists of the personal papers of archival consultant and loyal Smith College alumna Caroline Dwight Bain (1928-2015). Of special note are the letters Bain wrote to her parents while she was working for the Civil Aeronautics Board in Washington, DC, 1944-1945.
Dates: 1926 - 2015
Overview YWCA worker. Papers consist primarily of letters and postcards, written by Boynton during her stay in Europe, to her three sisters in Massachusetts. The correspondence gives lively and detailed descriptions of her work at the "Y"--in the canteen, library, and women's department--and her time spent in France, during the war and on Armistice Day.
Overview Red Cross relief worker, World War I. Papers primarily consist of a typescript of letters Bannon wrote to family and friends from Paris between 1918 and 1921. Additional papers provide a small amount of information about her life before and after her Red Cross work in Paris. Materials also include photographs.
Dates: 1895-1961; Majority of material found within 1918-1921
Overview Nurse; Founder and President, American National Red Cross. Worked as a nurse in the Civil war and initiated a campaign to develop the American Red Cross. Papers include correspondence, manuscript notes, speeches, writings, photographs, memorabilia, and files documenting her work for the Civil War, Red Cross, and other relief organizations.
Dates: 1822-1982; Majority of material found within 1860-1912
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Overview In 1917 Russian women within the Kerensky Provisional Government invited the YWCA to help working women, recently granted full civil rights, to prepare themselves for their new role in society. Taylor, who at the time was industrial secretary for the YWCA's regional offices in Minneapolis, and seven other women established Y associations in Petrograd and in Moscow and worked with women's groups in other cities. This collection includes a facsimile of her line diary made during this period, a...
Dates: 1917 - 1963
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel: 33, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Fifteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America call to convention, program and bulletins. Daily bulletins, distributed to each delegate in attendance, provide updates on convention activities and special events, make announcements, and share news and updates in short article form. The series of bulletins sent to delegates prior to the convention are intended to prepare them for convention by reviewing past conventions, informing...
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel: 33, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents YWCA of the U.S.A. National Board reports, guiding principles, and emphases for the Fifteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The National Board publishes reports prior to the convention to assess the work of the previous biennium and report on studies conducted. The National Board assesses its role in the national program of the YWCA of the U.S.A., its work with local associations and divisions and its cooperation with the world...
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel: 33, microdex: 8
Scope and Contents Stenotype proceedings of the Fifteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The detailed proceedings, separated into two volumes, follow the convention from opening remarks to final adjournment. Proceedings cover, addresses and remarks, business matters and motions to pass resolutions, elections of officers and board members, presentations of reports and reports from assemblies. International matters and talks of war and peace take...
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel: 34, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Official proceedings, principles, and actions of the Fifteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The second half of the proceedings, continued from reel 33, microdex 9, concern the presentation and discussion of the study of the Industrial Division and its recommendations in addition to the passing and discussion of convention resolutions. Recommendations from the Industrial Division study concern the implementation of its aims, the...
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel: 34, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the industrial assembly at the Fifteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Industrial delegates meet to discuss matters unique to their group, conduct national business, and united behind a program emphasis and aim. For the Fifteenth Convention the Industrial Assembly focuses on matters of democracy and freedoms in response to the unrest in Europe and Asia at the time. Time is also given to discussing the labor...
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel: 32, microdex: 9
Scope and Contents Documents concerning participation by proxy at the Fourteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. For junior members of the YWCA of the U.S.A., the only representatives at convention are the local junior members and adult leaders of groups from around the country. For the Fourteenth Convention, in order to get representation from more junior members, fifty associations were chosen to discuss and report on the topics of education and...
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel: 34, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents Sixteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America call to convention, program and bulletins. Daily bulletins, distributed to each delegate in attendance, provide updates on convention activities and special events, make announcements and share news in short article form. The series of bulletins sent to delegates prior to the convention are intended to prepare them for convention by reviewing past conventions, informing recipients of...
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel: 34, microdex: 9
Scope and Contents National Board reports to the Sixteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Prior to each convention the National Board releases a report assessing the work of the YWCA of the U.S.A. over the past biennium, the national progress on the major emphases, its role in leading a national movement and its relationship to local associations. The report for the Sixteenth Convention includes a section of graphic statistics regarding association...
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel: 35, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Volumes one and two of the stenotype proceedings of the Sixteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Proceedings follow the convention from opening remarks through the Monday morning session and include all convention business, presentations, and addresses. Volume three of the stenotype proceedings follows the official proceedings on reel 35, microdex 2. Matters of national importance are discussed and voted on following a prescribed...
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel: 35, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Volume three of the official proceedings of the Sixteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America and volume three of the stenotype proceedings. The official proceedings follow general convention sessions. Special addresses are not published in the official proceedings but are represented in other documents including the stenotype proceedings. The special remarks by Queen Elizabeth, however, are included in the international celebration...
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel: 35, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the industrial assembly of the Sixteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Industrial delegates convene to discuss needs unique to their group and to conduct national business. Delegates represent their local associations at the national assembly and bring a varied opinion to the discussion topics. Through voting and democratic processes the assembly elects committee members, adopts changes to policy or program,...
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel: 35, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the Sixteenth National Convention of Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Immediately following the previous convention, the Convention Committee begins meetings to collect and assess feedback regarding convention content, processes and accommodations. Using this information, the committee plans the upcoming convention arranging speakers, discussion topics and emphases and accommodations. Included in these documents is a summary of collected...
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel: 32, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the Thirteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Convention addresses given by YWCA members and special guests concern the role of government in economic recovery, the role and voices or organized women in labor and other political and social movements, racism and race relations in the United States, the Social Ideals of the Churches, war and peace, and changing social conditions. Other materials include meeting...
Overview Artist; Journalist; Military spouse; Photographer; Sculptor. The papers primarily concern Sally Curtis and Lewis Iselin, but there is also considerable material and research pertaining to their friends and family. Biographical material spans from their childhoods to later years, featuring correspondence, clippings, and photographs about their personal and professional lives, including Sally Iselin's publishing career. Correspondence comprises the largest set of documents, dating from 1933 to...
Dates: 1904-2000; Majority of material found within 1935-45
Overview Travel specialist and tour guide; and Red Cross official, World War II. The Collection includes correspondence, printed material, press articles, photographs, and memorabilia relating to Marsh's travel agency, Marsh Tours, Inc. Also correspondence and reports from Dorothy's work as a Red Cross teacher in Budapest, 1925, and as Regional Director of Red Cross Service Clubs during World War II; and material on the New York Women's Council and International Executive Service Corps.
Overview Journalist and war correspondent. Papers consist of correspondence, writings, biographical material, photographs and memorabilia. Includes letters home during World War II; her coverage of the Nuremburg trials and the United Nations European Headquarters in Geneva; and her letters and journal from Brazzaville, French Equatorial Africa. Also included are unpublished stories, radio broadcasts, two scrapbooks and letters to her father.
Overview Artist, photographer, homemaker, traveler, philanthropist, bacteriologist, pathologist, and financier. The Dunham Family Papers represent four generations of the Dunham, Parker, Kellogg, and Dows families. The collection documents the medical education, research and professional activities of doctors Carroll Dunham and Edward Kellogg Dunham, Jr.; the financial activities of Edward Kellogg Dunham Jr.; the World War I medical and the volunteer work of women, including Theodora Dunham Bodman;...
Dates: 1814-1951 [ongoing]; Majority of material found within 1855-1951
Overview Elfreda Mabel Ransome was born in England and emigrated to the U.S. with her family circa 1910. They settled in the Chicago, Illinois area and traveled regularly to visit family members in Europe. Ransome pursued a teaching career in the Chicago area public elementary schools and served in the United States Women's Air Corps during World War II. She died in Florida sometime in the late 1960s. This collection consists primarily of photographs and correspondence between Elfreda Ransome and...
Overview Public health specialist and personnel manager. The strength of this collection is its documentation of Ward's career as a woman government bureaucrat during a period in which governmental influence in the regulation of industry increased dramatically. It is also a rich source of information about women workers, especially those in the shipbuilding industry during the World War II period. Materials include correspondence; articles written by Ward about the health and safety of women workers;...