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Guide to the Barbara Gair Scheiber Papers, 1942-1945

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Scheiber, Barbara Gair
Title: Barbara Gair Scheiber Papers
Dates: 1942-1945
Quantity: 0.3 cubic ft (1 box)
Abstract: Correspondence, news clippings, manuscripts and photographs relating to Scheiber's work with classmates Juliet Fleischl and Mary Draper in Clarion, Iowa, during World War II.
Forms of Materials: Correspondence, news clippings, manuscripts and photographs

Biographical Note

Barbara Gair was a member of Vassar's Class of 1942. Directly following graduation, along with classmates, Juliet Fleischl and Mary Draper, Gair traveled to Clarion, Iowa, to organize and consolidate the various civilian war effort programs in the community. They helped to create the Wright County War Activities Council, then publised a number of articles offering the council as a model for other communities across the country. In the course of their war work, they were invited to the White House, met Eleanor Roosevelt as well as, then Vice President, Harry S. Truman.

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Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, news clippings, manuscripts and photographs relating to Scheiber's work with classmates Juliet Fleischl and Mary Draper in Clarion, Iowa, during World War II.

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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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Subject Headings

Subjects:

  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Iowa.
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female.
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects -- United States.

Places:

  • Clarion (Iowa) -- History.

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Jessica Kemm, September 2009.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Barbara Gair Scheiber Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Processed by Laura Finkel, June 2007.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Ted Avgerinos, May 2007 (M2007-011).

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Series List

Series I. Correspondence

Series II. Writings

Series III. News Clippings

Series IV. Photographs

Series V. Ephemera

Container List

I. Correspondence

Folder 2 Gair, Mollie, June-July 1942
Folder 3 Gair, Mollie, Aug-Sep 1942
Folder 4 Powdermaker, Hortense, 1945
Folder 5 Telford, Betty, 6 Oct 1942
Folder 6 Publishers, 1944-1945
Folder 7 Miscellaneous, 1942, 1945

II. Writings

Folder 8 Gair. "Pride and Prejudice On Main Street" (TS)
Folder 9 Gair, Fleischl, and Draper. "Main Street Army" (TS)
Folder 10 Gair, Fleischl, and Draper."Fighting Front on Main Street," National Municipal Review, 1943
Folder 11 Gair, Fleischl, and Draper. "Vassar Calls on Clarion," Threshold, 1943
Folder 12 Gair. "Lady Wearing Red Flowers In Her Hat" (TS of poem)
Folder 13 Juvenelia

III. News Clippings

Folder 15 Originals, 1942, 1945, n.d.
Folder 16 Photocopies, 1942, 1945, n.d.

IV. Photographs

Folder 1 Photographs, 1942, n.d.

V. Ephemera

Folder 14 White House place card, 14 Oct 1942

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