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 49 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
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;...
Overview 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).
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Overview 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: 1915-1959; Majority of material found within 1919-1928
Overview 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.
Collection — Multiple Containers
Overview 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.
Overview 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.
Overview 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 Phillipines. Additional materials include correspondence, clippings, photographs, and programs related to her theater activities.
Overview 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: 1930 - 1998
Overview Biographer and Historian. This small collection primarily contains reseach 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 Waves in...
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Overview 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: 1915-1934; Majority of material found within 1918-22
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...
Overview 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.