Guide to the American Red Cross Vassar Relief Unit Records, 1914-1920
Table of Contents
- Collection Summary
- Administrative History
- Scope and Content Note
- Subject Headings
- Related Material
- Administrative Information
- Access and Use
- Encoding Information
- Series List
- Container List
|Repository:||Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries|
|Creator:||American Red Cross. Vassar Unit.|
|Title:||American Red Cross Vassar Relief Unit Records|
|Quantity:||6 cubic ft (17 boxes)|
|Abstract:||Records concerning the Vassar Relief Unit's their work in France during and after World War I.|
|Forms of Materials:||Correspondence, photographs, reports, financial records, clippings, newsletters and other printed material.|
In January 1918, the Associate Alumnae of Vassar College voted to send a delegation of Vassar graduates to France to assist in the relief efforts of the American Red Cross. There are many sources of further information on the Vassar Relief Unit, including:
Lambie, Margaret. Verdun Experiences. Washington: Courant Press, 1945. [Main D570.9 .L28 1945]
Several articles in the Vasssar Quarterly [Main LH1.V3 V37]
The Vassar College Subject Files [folders 26.57-26.60]
Records concerning the Vassar Relief Unit's their work in France during and after World War I, including letters, photographs, reports, financial statements, account books, clippings, circular letters, Red Cross publications, and Vassar Unit newsletters. Correspondence is primarily of Elsa Butler Grove and Margaret Lambie. There are also two diaries kept by Grove concerning a trip to France in 1914 and her experiences with the Vassar Unit in 1920. There are also various realia and uniforms of the Vassar Unit.
This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.
- Grove, Elsa Butler, 1884-1969.
- Lambie, Margaret.
- Vassar College--Students.
- International relief.
- Medical social work--France--Verdun.
- Women college students.
- World War, 1914-1918--France.
- World War, 1914-1918--War work--Red Cross.
- France--Description and travel.
- Account books.
Encoded by Laura Finkel, July 2008.
American Red Cross Vassar Relief Unit Records, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.
Boxes 1-12 are from the first accession, only boxes 1-2 have been processed, boxes 3-12 remain unprocessed. Five other boxes are a second accession and are not numbered as part of this collection (A2005-005) and include uniforms, other realia, correspondence, photographs, and publications.
Gift of multiple donors.
Series I. Correspondence
Series II. Other Material
Series III.Later Accession(A2005-005)
|Folder 1.1||14 Jan 1918 to 26 Apr 1918|
|Folder 1.2||29 Apr 1918 to 9 May 1918|
|Folder 1.3||11 May 1918 to 5 June 1918|
|Folder 1.4||7 June 1918 to 27 Sep 1918|
|Folder 1.5||1 Febr 1921, 9-11 Oct1935, 21 Dec1958, 21 March 1972 and n.d.|
|Folder 1.6||Bibliography of material pertaining to the Vassar Unit|
|Folder 1.7||First members of the Vassar Unit|
|Folder 1.8||French Tank|
|Folder 1.9||Questionnaire for Biographical Address Register [Anabel Scharff Roberts, VC 1913]|
|Folder 1.10||Required Equipment|
|Folder 1.14-1.17||Printed Material|
|Box 2||Scrapbooks (4)|
|Boxes 3-12||Unprocessed material|
|Box 1||Ambulance Plate, ca. 1917-1919|
|Box 1||Medals, ca. 1916-1920|
|Box 1||Machine Gun Cartridges, ca. 1917-1919|
|Box 1||Vassar Unit Rubber Stamps, ca. 1917-1919|
|Box 1||Shrapnel, ca. 1917-1919|
|Box 1||Rolled certificates, ca. 1917-1919|
|Folder 2.1||Photographs, ca. 1917-1919|
|Folder 2.2||Correspondence, 1919-1920|
|Folder 2.3||"Verdun, 1920-1921 - 1936," Memoir of a return to Verdun by Elsa Butler Grove, 1936|
|Folder 2.4||French Schools in War Time, 1917|
|Folder 2.5||Miscellaneous, 1917-1936|
|Box 3||2 copper and wood plaques entitled "Verdun et ses Champs de Bataille par le Capitaine d'Art, Gerard," n.d.|
|Box 3||Publications, 1916-1919|
|Box 4||Red Cross Uniform of L. Little, ca. 1917-1919|
|Box 5||Uniform of Elsa Butler, ca. 1917-1919|