Guide to the Barbara Gair Scheiber Papers, 1942-1945
Table of Contents
- Collection Summary
- Biographical Note
- Scope and Content Note
- Subject Headings
- Administrative Information
- Access and Use
- Encoding Information
- Series List
- Container List
|Repository:||Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries|
|Creator:||Scheiber, Barbara Gair|
|Title:||Barbara Gair Scheiber Papers|
|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|
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.
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.
This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Iowa.
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female.
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects -- United States.
- Clarion (Iowa) -- History.
Encoded by Jessica Kemm, September 2009.
Barbara Gair Scheiber Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.
Processed by Laura Finkel, June 2007.
Purchased from Ted Avgerinos, May 2007 (M2007-011).
Series I. Correspondence
Series II. Writings
Series III. News Clippings
Series IV. Photographs
Series V. Ephemera
|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|
|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 15||Originals, 1942, 1945, n.d.|
|Folder 16||Photocopies, 1942, 1945, n.d.|
|Folder 1||Photographs, 1942, n.d.|
|Folder 14||White House place card, 14 Oct 1942|