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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 80 Collections and/or Records:

Emma France Ward papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00170
Abstract 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;...
Dates of Materials: 1922-66

Fannie Clement papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00643

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

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

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

Gloria W. Heath papers

Identifier: CA-MS-00304

The Gloria W. Heath papers contain biographical information, correspondence, professional files, and publications of Gloria W. Heath, Class of 1943.

Dates of Materials: 1941 - 2012

Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00143

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

Identifier: SSC-MS-00114

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

Harriet Boyd Hawes Papers

Identifier: CA-MS-00102

Instructor of Greek, archaeologist, nurse, relief worker. Contains writings, correspondence, journals, news clippings, notes, photographs, and publications.

Dates of Materials: 1874 - 1967

Helen Begley Nixon papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00113

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

Identifier: SSC-MS-00218

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

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

Helene and Michele Cantarella papers

Identifier: CA-MS-01092
Abstract Michele Cantarella was professor of Italian literature and language at Smith from 1929 to 1964. His wife, Helene, became an instructor in the French Department at Smith in 1929, then, after World War II, was coordinator of films shown to Smith students and the public. Their papers contain both of their personal and professional material before and during their years at Smith College. Files pertaining to their anti-fascist activities, their work for the government during World War II, and...
Dates of Materials: 1881 - 2000

Hubert Perry Young and Elizabeth Johnson Young letters

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MRBC-MS-00058

Approximately 60 letters (1861-1864) from Hubert Perry Young to his wife, Elizabeth Johnson Young, written while Hubert was serving in the Union Army during the Civil War.

Dates of Materials: 1855-1864

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

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

Jean Louise Burnham papers

Identifier: CA-MS-00357

Jean Louise Burnham is an Alumna of Smith, Class of 1938. Her papers contain biographical material, correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia.

Dates of Materials: 1929 - 1992

Jeanne Bokina Christie papers

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

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

Dates of Materials: 1966 - 1983

John Coffey Hildt Papers

Identifier: CA-MS-00153

Professor of History and Associate Editor of Smith College Studies in History. Contains biographical materials, correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, and publications.

Dates of Materials: 1906 - 1938

John Cropper correspondence

Identifier: MRBC-MS-00113

Correspondence written by John Cropper while serving as an officer in the Revolutionary War to Marget Cropper, his wife, and Geo. Abbott or received by him from Geo. Corbin and others between 1776 and 1838.

Dates of Materials: 1776-1838

John J. Conway papers

Identifier: CA-MS-01084

John James Conway, a professor of history and decorated World War II veteran, was born in Toronto, Canada, in 1916. He was the husband of Jill Ker Conway, the first female president of Smith College. The collection includes materials regarding John Conway's personal and professional life including correspondence with his wife, Jill Ker Conway, his education at Harvard, speeches, writings, publications inscribed to Conway and World War II photographs.

Dates of Materials: 1940 - 1994

Judith Miller Childs collection on the Renty Family

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 310183630361649]
Identifier: MRBC-MS-00402
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of papers, correspondence, and books in French and in English concerning the Renty family, including Robert de Renty (1894-1944) and Madame Germaine de Renty, both part of the French Resistance movement during WWII. Also contains books and other materials by one of their daughter's, Claude du Granrut. Also included are emails and other notes about the collection by the donor, Judith Miller Childs.

Dates of Materials: 1960 - 2016

Kate Hillis Boyd papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00597

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

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

Identifier: SSC-MS-00190

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

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

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

Margaret Myers Dunn papers

Identifier: CA-MS-00392

Margaret Myers Dunn is a Smith College Alumna, Class of 1937. This collection contains correspondence, ephemera, and photographs.

Dates of Materials: 1935 - 1959

Marie Brockway Pond scrapbook

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

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

Identifier: SSC-MS-00037

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