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Guide to the Ruth Cutler Papers, 1910-1919, bulk 1918-1919

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Cutler, Ruth
Title: Ruth Cutler Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1910-1919
Bulk Dates: 1918-1919
Quantity: 0.01 cubic ft. (2 folders)
Abstract: Letters from Ruth Cutler (VC 1912) to her family, and four letters from Elinor Prudden (also VC 1912), who traveled with Cutler. The letters document Cutler's travel by ship to France and her service there with the Red Cross. Prudden's letters are to Cutler's family describing the circumstances of Cutler's death from pneumonia.
Forms of Materials: Correspondence

Biographical Note

Ruth Cutler was a member of the Vassar College Class of 1912. She was an active supporter of the Goodfellowship Club while on campus, a social club for Vassar's maintenance staff. In 1918 she traveled to France to work as part of the Vassar Relief Unit of the Red Cross. Only four weeks later she became ill with influenza and died.

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Scope and Content Note

Letters from Ruth Cutler (VC 1912) to her family, and four letters from Elinor Prudden (also VC 1912), who traveled with Cutler. The letters document Cutler's travel by ship to France and her service there with the Red Cross. Prudden's letters are to Cutler's family describing the circumstances of Cutler's death from pneumonia.

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Access and Use

Access

This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.

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Related Material

  • Vassar College Goodfellowship Club Records.

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Subject Headings

Names:

  • Prudden, Elinor

Subjects:

  • World War, 1914-1918--France.
  • Medical social work--France--Verdun.
  • Transatlantic voyages.
  • World War, 1914-1918--War work--Red Cross.

Places:

  • France--Description and travel.

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Laura Finkel, February 2009.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ruth Cutler Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Processed by Laura Finkel, February 2009.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Pamela Fricke, February 2009.

Other Formats

Transcripts of the most of the correspondence are available in electonic form.

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Container List

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