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War

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope 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:

Fannie Clement papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00643
Abstract

WWI relief worker; Nurse. The papers include correspondence, reports, papers, and pamphlets relating to Clement's administration of the American Red Cross rural nursing program in Appalachia, circa 1912-1917, and various of accounts of her visits to impoverished communities in that area. There is also correspondence from Clement to her family while working with the Smith College Relief Unit in Grécourt, France, after World War I (1919).

Dates of Materials: 1912-1941

Florence B. Wight scrapbooks

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 310183630437084]
Identifier: SSC-MS-00511
Abstract

World War II nurse. Six World War II scrapbooks, including clippings, postcards, brochures, and typed letters home from England and France, where she served as a nurse, circa 1943-45.

Dates of Materials: 1941-1945

Florence Billings papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00017
Abstract Near East Relief worker, Turkey; World War I Relief worker. Correspondence, journal entries, reports, travel notes, articles, thesis, clippings, photographs, and memorabilia document the work of Florence Billings and her colleague Annie T. Allen with the Near East Relief in Turkey and Greece, 1920-22; Billings' travels in and writings about, the Middle East; and a small amount on relief work in World War I France and travels in Europe. Photographs include Turkish leaders such as Mustafa Kema...
Dates of Materials: 1915-1959; Majority of material found within 1919-1928

Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00143
Abstract

Author; Travel writer; Feminist; Suffragist; and Relief worker, World War I. Includes printed material, correspondence, published writings and typescripts, memorabilia, notes, photographs, and organization files. Information relating to the International Council of Women, the National Council of Women, and the Montessori Education Association of New York.

Dates of Materials: 1903-1940

Grace Nobili papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00114
Abstract

Red Cross volunteer, World War I. Biographical material, clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, and a journal pertaining to Nobili's World War I service in Italy as a Red Cross volunteer and hospital worker for the YMCA. Also included are artwork; writings of her husband, Cavaliere Riccardo Nobili; photographs of John Burroughs, n.d.; and correspondence (1930s-50s). Correspondents include Bernard Berenson, Cecil Gould, Cecil Roberts, Frank Mather, and Ham Rosewell.

Dates of Materials: 1880 - 1953

Helen Begley Nixon papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00113
Abstract

Red Cross official; Relief worker, World War II; Refugee relief organizer, Vietnam; and President, International Women's Association, Vietnam. The papers document the lives of women in Korea; in Germany after World War II; and in Vietnam, as well as orphanages, and refugees. Material includes correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia; approximately one quarter of the collection is in German, and some is in Vietnamese, Korean, and French.

Dates of Materials: 1945-1951

Helen C. Bragdon papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00218
Abstract

Actress; Playwright; Women's Army Corps, World War II. The Helen Bragdon Papers include letters to her family from her basic training in Florida, her stateside service in Texas and Georgia, and overseas tours of duty in Australia, New Guinea, Netherlands East Indies, and the Philippines. Additional materials include correspondence, clippings, photographs, and programs related to her theater activities.

Dates of Materials: 1937-1993

Helen Paull Kirkpatrick papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00103
Abstract Helen Paull Kirkpatrick was a journalist. Her papers include extensive correspondence to her family while serving as a foreign correspondent in Europe. Included are her views of Europe just before the outbreak of World War II; the air raids in London; Allied Headquarters in North Africa; campaigns in Algiers, Italy, and Corsica; the armistice in Paris; post-war Germany and Europe; the Nuremberg Trials; and the Council of Foreign Ministers in Moscow. Notable correspondents include Adlai...
Dates of Materials: 1930 - 1998

Industrial, 1927-1950

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 104, microdex: 10
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. Industrial Department, it's council rules of procedure, U-day and victory program. Rules of procedure materials are comprised of correspondence and drafts of procedure concerning the operation of the industrial council. U-day materials concern a YWCA industrial council initiative to educate women on the function of unions and to strengthen women's participation in unions. Materials may suggest activities for U-day, provide resources for education,...
Dates of Materials: 1927-1950

International institutes, circa 1926-1939

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 101, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. international institute programs for second generation immigrants. These include autobiographies, reports and case studies. Second Generation materials concern first generation American women and young girls and how their social and cultural experiences affect their lives, work, relationships and place among other nationalities. Case studies and autobiographies provide narrative accounts of what life was like and reports provide demographic and other...
Dates of Materials: circa 1926-1939

Jacqueline Van Voris papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00166
Abstract Biographer and Historian. This small collection primarily contains research materials for Van Voris's books. Included are audio tapes and transcripts of oral history interviews conducted with Mildred Adams Kenyon, Mary Gray Peck Koehler, Mildred Scott Olmstead, Alice Loomis Clayton, and Louisa K. Fast, some with related correspondence and other materials, such as photographs of suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt. Also included is Van Voris's typed, unpublished manuscript "Quiet Victory: The...
Dates of Materials: 1944-1987

Jeanne Bokina Christie papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 310183630044534]
Identifier: SSC-MS-00267
Abstract

Red Cross volunteer, Vietnam War. Copies of letters from Vietnam; Red Cross material, photographs; and videotapes re: Vietnam .

Dates of Materials: 1966-1983 (ongoing)

Kate Hillis Boyd papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00597
Abstract

YWCA volunteer, World War I, YWCA executive, YWCA overseas secretary. Papers are primarily related to her work as an Overseas Secretary for the YWCA of the U.S.A in France and Belgium during and immediately after World War I. A large portion is a typescript of excerpts from Boyd's letters home to her mother. There is also general biographical material and some materials from her time as General Secretary of the YWCA of Manila, Philippines, 1930-33.

Dates of Materials: 1915-1934; Majority of material found within 1918-22

Katharine Geddes scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00062
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...
Dates of Materials: 1917-1919

Lorena Estelle Hermance papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00190
Abstract

Officer, Women's Army Auxiliary Corps and communications worker. The majority of the papers document Hermance's service overseas with the WAAC during World War II. Of particular interest is a typescript of her journal, As You Were, as well as other short diary and biographical writings. Other material includes a series of letters to her sister, Julia Winslow, army memorabilia, and photographs.

Dates of Materials: 1942-1985

Lucy Barnard Briggs Korean War Widows Project Committee photograph album

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 310183630434404]
Identifier: SSC-MS-00512
Abstract

Volunteer, Korean War Widows Committee. Collection consists of one photograph album compiled by the Korean War Widows Project Committee containing photographs and memorabilia.

Dates of Materials: 1955-1955

Margaret Breed Marsh papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00467
Abstract Women's Army Corps, World War II. The Papers consist primarily of correspondence between Margaret Breed Marsh and her family, especially her parents, during her tour of duty as a WAC. She wrote almost daily letters home from posts in California, Georgia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana, and they provide a vivid description of the professional duties and personal activities associated with wartime army life. Also included are photographs of army life, as well as miscellaneous pamphlets,...
Dates of Materials: 1942-1946

Marie Brockway Pond scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 310183630382827]
Identifier: SSC-MS-00122
Abstract

Red Cross relief worker, World War I. The Pond Papers consist of an annotated scrapbook documenting her work with the American Red Cross in Europe during World War I.

Dates of Materials: 1917-1919

Mary Alletta Crump papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00037
Abstract

Owner, Crumperie Tea Room; Red Cross volunteer; YWCA volunteer; Suffragist. Collection includes guest books and memorabilia from the Crumperie Tea Room (Greenwich Village, N.Y., 1916-26) with entries from theatrical and literary personalities; and materials from Mary Alletta Crump's volunteer work with the Grenfell Mission (Labrador) and American Women's Voluntary Service in World War I.

Dates of Materials: 1916-1970

Mildred Louise Boie Saunders papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00247
Abstract

Poet; editor; professor, English; and Red Cross worker, World War II. Collection is primarily personal correspondence, including a lifetime of letters to her twin sister, which read as a personal journal and document her career, romances, family relations, experiences in psychoanalysis, and world events. Other material includes photographs; writings; a travel diary from a trip to Europe; and reports to the Red Cross from Italy and Egypt during World War II.

Dates of Materials: 1914-1997; Majority of material found within 1928-1960

Morrow family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00108
Abstract Author; Philanthropist; President, Smith College. Collection consists primarily of the papers of Elizabeth Cutter Morrow, although her husband Dwight W. Morrow, and daughters Elisabeth Reeve Morrow (Morgan); Anne Spencer Morrow (Lindbergh); and Constance Cutter Morrow (Morgan), and extended family members are also represented. The papers include personal and professional papers and material pertaining to Smith College. Correspondence is extensive. Of interest are documents describing...
Dates of Materials: 1839-1966; Majority of material found within 1873-1955

Norma H. Stauffer papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 310183630419991]
Identifier: SSC-MS-00615
Abstract

Norma H. Stauffer worked as both teacher and staff member at the YWCA in Honolulu, Denver, Cleveland, Grand Rapids, Chicago, and Minneapolis from 1919 to 1963. Her papers include correspondence to family members, about daily life and work, and printed material.

Dates of Materials: 1919-1987

P. Lough O'Daly papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00444
Abstract Veteran. The P. Lough O'Daly Papers are the result of O'Daly's research and volunteer efforts relating to American women in the military. Included are oral histories (recordings and partial transcripts) of 10 women who served in the Vietnam War, conducted by O'Daly between 1982 and 1984, as part of the Smith Scholars Project ("Survivors: Women in Uniform During the Vietnam War"), and research materials related to the project. There are also files related to her organizational and committee...
Dates of Materials: 1944-1984

Pauline Frederick papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00183
Abstract Journalist and war correspondent. Papers relate primarily to her professional life, including teaching and her career as journalist. Includes coverage of the Second Quebec Conference and political conventions; World War II and its aftermath; the Berlin Airlift; the Korean War; China and the UN; Dag Hammarskjold; war in the Congo; Cuban Missile Crisis; Adlai Stevenson's trip to Latin America; the Vietnam War; and the 1976 presidential debates. Material includes writings, broadcast scripts,...
Dates of Materials: 1917-1990

Public affairs, circa 1920-1950

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 125, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the public affairs programs of the YWCA of the U.S.A. The public affairs program disseminates information and decides the national emphases on issues of national importance often involving social-economic issues, legal and legislative concerns, racism, civil rights, federal services, national and global politics, the role of Christianity in social action and the role of women. Pamphlets are frequently used for educational purposes and often contain facts regarding a...
Dates of Materials: circa 1920-1950

Rosalie Watson papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 310183630046224]
Identifier: SSC-MS-00261
Abstract

A small amount of material related to Watson's involvement in the Red Cross during World War I and World War II including correspondence, printed material, a photograph, and notes for public speaking engagements.

Dates of Materials: 1918-1953

Ruth Leger Sivard papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00772
Abstract

The collection primarily contains the research materials for the sixteen editions of "World Military and Social Expenditures," including newspaper clippings, reports, journal articles, and some correspondence.

Dates of Materials: 1960 - 2015

Ruth Pierson Churchill papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00402
Abstract

Smith graduate and WWI relief worker. The bulk of the papers documents her relief work for the Foreign Missions Board of the Methodist Church in France, during World War I. Papers include photographs, a scrapbook, postcards, news clippings, and an outline of Church's service in France. Also included is correspondence between Churchill and her family, friends, and U.S. servicemen.

Dates of Materials: 1919-1988; Majority of material found within 1919-1929

Sally Hayes Plaut papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00063
Abstract

Women's Army Corps volunteer, World War II; Cryptographer. Papers include correspondence, memorabilia, and a scrapbook (with photographs) documenting Plaut's war work during World War II.

Dates of Materials: 1943-1994

Sarah Tinsley Rees papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00235
Abstract

Missionary and Red Cross worker. Rees worked as a missionary in Japan and Russia, and as a nurse's aid during World War I. Correspondence includes her many letters from Japan and Siberia, plus letters from her family in the U.S. to Rees. Other materials include memorabilia and photographs.

Dates of Materials: 1875-1929; Majority of material found within 1911-1919