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Smith College Relief Unit records, 1904-1997
9.125 linear feet (25 containers)
Collection number: CA.MS.00095

Abstract:
The Smith College Relief Unit was founded in 1917 to bring relief to those areas of France that were most devastated during the first World War. The records include letters, journals, photographs and albums, correspondence with the War Service Board and information about the reconstruction.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Restrictions on use:

Smith College retains copyright of materials created as part of its business operations; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Smith College, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

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Biographical / Historical

The Smith College Relief Unit was founded in 1917 by Harriet Boyd Hawes (1892) to bring relief to those areas of France that were most devastated during the first World War. Hawes already had significant experience of relief work when she proposed, at a Boston Smith Club meeting in 1917, to form the unit. She had served as a relief nurse in both the Greco-Turkish war of 1897 and the Spanish American war, and then later in France, when WWI began. Having seen first-hand the effects of the war in Europe, Hawes was dismayed at the apathy expressed towards it by Americans when she returned to the States. When the US finally did join the war, Hawes quickly announced her intentions of starting a relief unit, which she hoped to staff with other Smith graduates. Smith alumnae were eager to lend their services; a Committee of Five was established to manage business in the US, and the necessary money was soon raised. The group attained the recognition of the State Department early on, and an affiliation was established with the American Fund for French Wounded through Harriet's previous connections in France. By 1918 the Red Cross accepted the unit as an affiliate.

That summer, with a pledge of $30,000 from alumnae, Hawes set off with seventeen other Smith graduates for France. Their base was to be in the village of Grecourt in the devastated Somme Valley, chosen by the French government as the area of greatest need. When they arrived in Grecourt, the women of the Unit found that not a single building had been left intact; the Germans bombed everything before they left and deported all the able-bodied youth, leaving only the old and the sick and those children who were too young to work. Any machinery that might have been a help to the villagers had been broken, and once-fertile fields were unrecognizable. The primary interest of the Unit was in helping the villagers to regain self-sufficiency. As much as was possible the Unit bought from the villagers food for themselves and fodder for their livestock, much of which was sold back to the villagers at well below original cost. A store was established from which basic staples and supplies were sold. The Unit also kept a truck which they used as a "traveling store." The SCRU rebuilt St. Matthew's Church and revived services by bringing a minister to the town. They built a school, a library and hospital, planted fruit trees, wheat and vegetables and provided medical services. Sewing was given out to the local women, for which the women were paid according to scales established by the French government. The SCRU taught classes to children, including carpentry, sewing, cooking, music, games and physical education, along with a curriculum of reading and arithmetic.

In March of 1918 a new German offensive forced the evacuation of Grecourt and the surrounding villages. The Unit relocated for a time in Beauvais, where the members worked with the Red Cross to treat the American wounded. Many of the volunteers, having finished their required terms, and having seen more of battle than they bargained for, returned to the States. Among these was Hannah Dunlop Andrews, the director of the Unit, who felt she must give up her position in order to return home with her husband, a Major in the American Army. When the war ended, a new director, Marie Wolfs, was appointed and the Unit returned to Grecourt. The village was even more devastated than at the time of their first arrival, and much of their work had been lost.

The Red Cross began to disband their relief services that November, and the SCRU was an independent organization again. Those who stayed on at Grecourt did so at the request of the French government and out of a sense of commitment to and investment in the project. The last of the Unit's members did not leave France until 1929, by which time they had rebuilt and improved upon all that was lost in the German strike of 1918. The Smith College Relief Unit was the first college women's unit in France and the first to be acknowledged by the Red Cross. Inspired by the Smith Unit, several other colleges followed, including Wellesley and Bryn Mawr.

In 1919 the Union des Femmes de France (a French branch of the Red Cross) awarded the women the Medaille de Guerre in recognition of their work in the evacuation of March 1918, and in 1920 the French government awarded the Unit the silver medal of Reconnaissance. The Croix de Guerre was awarded to those villages that the Unit served, for bravery under German occupation, and at Smith, the Grecourt Gates, a replica of those that stood in front of the Chateau de Robecourt, were erected by the Trustees of the College in front of College Hall.

Scope and Contents

The records of the Smith College Relief Unit include directors' reports, financial information, letters, journals, photographs and albums, news clippings, correspondence with the War Service Board and information about the reconstruction.

The files are organized into eight categories: early history, financial records, directors, individuals, photographs, publications, news clippings and reconstruction. Financial records and news clippings are arranged chronologically and the directors' records are arranged in order of their terms of office. All other files are arranged alphabetically by subject.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Restrictions on use:

Smith College retains copyright of materials created as part of its business operations; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Smith College, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Preferred Citation

Smith College Relief Unit records, College Archives, CA-MS-00095, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.

History of the Collection

The materials in the Smith College Relief Unit records came to the College Archives largely as gifts or bequests from the members of the Unit and their families. These donors include Dorothy Ainsworth, Mary Allsebrook, Edith Bannon, Marion Bennet, Eugene and Mary Clapp, Ellen Tucker Emerson, Raymond and Amelia Forbes Emerson, Alice Evans, Louisa Kimball Fast, Harriet Bliss Ford, Ruth Gaines, Ruth Whitney Higgins, Alice Emily Leavens, Georgia W. Read, Mary Stevenson, Frances Wadsworth Valentine and Dorothy Young.

Processing Information

Processed by Elizabeth Kates.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Contents List
History and Chronology
1917-1929

Box 133: folder 1
American Fund for French Wounded
1917

Box 133: folder 2
Financial Statements
Aug.1917-Feb.1921

Box 133: folder 3
Ledger


Box 133: folder 4
Account with Morgan, Harjes & Co.
1919-1921

Box 133: folder 5
Financial Statements
Jun.1922-May 1930

Box 133: folder 6
Ledger
Jun.1918-May 1920

Box 133
Ledger
May 1920-Jun.1929

Box 133
Hawes, Harriet Boyd
Aug. - Sep. 1917

Box 134: folder 1
Tallant, Alice Weld:


Box 134
Correspondence, general
Oct. 1917 - Jan. 1918

Box 134: folder 2
Correspondence, Japan Smith Club
1918-1919

Box 134: folder 3
Correspondence, War Service Board
1917

Box 134: folder 4
Photo and Autograph Album
Jan. 26. 1918

Box 134: folder 5
Photos of, News Clippings about A.W.T.
undated

Box 134: folder 6
Reports
1917-1918

Box 134: folder 7
Andrews, Hannah Dunlop:



Correspondence
Jan. - Aug. 1918

Box 134: folder 8
Correspondence
Sep. - Nov. 1918

Box 134: folder 9
Correspondence
ca.Dec. 1918

Box 134: folder 10
Correspondence, to family
1917-1918

Box 134: folder 11
Correspondence, War Service Board
Jan. - Mar. 1918

Box 134: folder 12
Correspondence, War Service Board (Beauvais)
Apr. 1918

Box 134: folder 13
Correspondence, War Service Board
May - Aug. 1918

Box 134: folder 14
Correspondence, War Service Board (Chateau Thierry)
ca.Sep. - Dec. 1918

Box 134: folder 15
Departmental Reports
1917-1918

Box 134: folder 16
Health Service
1918

Box 134: folder 17
Red Cross
1918

Box 134: folder 18
Red Cross, reports to
1918

Box 134: folder 19
Wolfs, Marie Leonie



Agriculture and Livestock
1919

Box 135: folder 1
Agriculture, reports
Jan. 1919 - Mar. 1920

Box 135: folder 2
Appeals for Civilian Aid
1919

Box 135: folder 3
Automobiles
1919

Box 135: folder 4
Barracks
1918-1919

Box 135: folder 5
Biographical Data


Box 135: folder 6
Departmental Reports, Children
1919

Box 135: folder 7
Correspondence
Jan. - Mar. 1919

Box 135: folder 8
Correspondence
Apr. - May 1919

Box 135: folder 9
Correspondence
Jun. - Sep. 1919

Box 135: folder 10
Correspondence to Family
ca.Aug. - Dec. 1917

Box 135: folder 11
Correspondence to Family
1918

Box 135: folder 12
Correspondence to Family
Jan. - Jul. 1919

Box 135: folder 13
Correspondence to War Service Board (Beauvais)
April 1918

Box 135: folder 14
Correspondence to War Service Board
Jan. - May 1919

Box 135: folder 15
Correspondence to War Service Board
Jun. - Aug. 1919

Box 135: folder 16
Diaries
1914 1917 1919

Box 135: folder 17
Diary, typescript
1918

Box 135: folder 18
Dinner (in honor of M.L.W.)
Jul. 15, 1919

Box 135: folder 19
General


Box 136: folder 1
Guest books
1917-1920

Box 136: folder 2
Health Services
1919-1920

Box 136: folder 3
Libraries
1919

Box 136: folder 4
Maps of France
undated

Box 136: folder 5
Medals and Arm Band
1920-1923

Box 136: folder 6
Miscellaneous
undated

Box 136: folder 7
Official Documents
1914-1919

Box 136: folder 8
Photographs
undated

Box 136: folder 9
Red Cross
Sep. 1918 - Jul. 1919

Box 136: folder 10
Schools
May - Jun. 1919

Box 136: folder 11
Social Services
Jan. 1919 - Mar. 1920

Box 136: folder 12
Supplies, general
May - Nov. 1919

Box 136: folder 13
Supplies, clothing
May - Jun. 1919

Box 136: folder 14
Treasurer's Reports
May 1919-Feb. 1920

Box 136: folder 15
War Indemnity
ca.Apr. - Dec. 1919

Box 136: folder 16
Chapin, Anne McClallan



Agriculture
ca.Sep. - Dec. 1919

Box 137: folder 1
Agriculture, fruit trees
Jan. 1919- Jul. 1920

Box 137: folder 2
Alumnae Trustee
Aug. 1922- Jan. 1923

Box 137: folder 3
Automobiles
Sep. 1919-Apr. 1920

Box 137: folder 4
Barracks


Box 137: folder 5
Committee on Devastated Regions


Box 137: folder 6
Correspondence
Jul. - Oct. 1919

Box 137: folder 7
Correspondence
ca.Nov. - Dec. 1919

Box 137: folder 8
Correspondence
Jan. - Feb. 1920

Box 137: folder 9
Correspondence
Mar. 1920

Box 137: folder 10
Correspondence
Apr. - May 1920

Box 137: folder 11
Correspondence, to family
Mar. - Aug. 1918

Box 137: folder 12
Correspondence, re: Ruth Gaines
Sep. 1919-Jun. 1922

Box 137: folder 13
Correspondence, thank-you letters
Sep. 1919-Apr. 1920

Box 137: folder 14
Correspondence, to War Service Board
Sep. 1917 - Feb. 1918

Box 137: folder 15
Correspondence, to War Service Board
Mar. - Apr. 1918

Box 137: folder 16
Correspondence, to War Service Board
ca.Oct. - Dec. 1918

Box 137: folder 17
Correspondence, to War Service Board
ca.Aug. - Dec. 1919

Box 137: folder 18
Correspondence, to War Service Board
Jan. - May 1920

Box 137: folder 19
Dinner (in honor of A.M.C. and Hannah Andrews)
Jan. 4, 1919

Box 137: folder 20
Films
Jan. - Feb. 1920

Box 137: folder 21
Health Service
ca.Aug. - Dec. 1919

Box 138: folder 1
Health Service
Jan. - Jun. 1920

Box 138: folder 2
Health Service, Dentist
Aug. 1919-Jan. 1920

Box 138: folder 3
Inhabitants of SCRU villages
ca.Dec. 1919

Box 138: folder 4
Medal of Honor
1919-1920

Box 138: folder 5
Official Documents
1917-1922

Box 138: folder 6
Photographs
undated

Box 138: folder 7
Questionnaire
1921

Box 138: folder 8
Schools
Sep. 1919-Mar. 1920

Box 138: folder 9
Supplies
Jul. 1919-Apr. 1920

Box 138: folder 10
Individuals: A-D



Andrus, Ida Bourne
1918-1922

Box 139: folder 1
Ashley, Margaret
Sep. 15, 1917

Box 139: folder 2
Bannon, Charlotte
Feb. 25, 1919

Box 139: folder 3
Bennet, Marion
ca.1917-1920

Box 139: folder 4
Biddlecome, Elizabeth
May 1918-Apr. 1921

Box 139: folder 5
corr. to War Service Board


Box 139
documents
1918-1920

Box 139: folder 6
photographs
undated

Box 139: folder 7
photograph album
[1914]-1920

Box 139: folder 8
Brown, Dorothy Helen
1918-1919

Box 139: folder 9
Carr, Marjorie Leigh
1917-1918

Box 139: folder 10
Clapp, Marie Antoinette
Aug. - Nov. 1918

Box 139: folder 11
Correspondence to family


Box 139
Correspondence to family
ca.Dec.1919 - Apr.1920

Box 139: folder 12
photographs
1919-1920

Box 139: folder 13
Clark, Mary
Jun. 17, 1918

Box 139: folder 14
Clement, Fannie Fletcher
Jan.1919-Jan.1920

Box 139: folder 15
Ainsworth, Dorothy Sears



Correspondence to family
Jan. - Apr. 1919

Box 140: folder 1
Correspondence to family
May - Jul. 1919

Box 140: folder 2
Correspondence to family
Aug. - Oct. 1919

Box 140: folder 3
Correspondence to Family
Nov.1919-Jan.1920

Box 140: folder 4
Correspondence to family
May - Jul. 19236Aug. - Sep. 1923

Box 140: folder 5
Official Documents
1918-1920

Box 140: folder 7
Photographs


Box 140: folder 8
Bliss, Elizabeth Howe


Box 141
Correspondence to Blanche Lange
Aug. - Sep. 1917

Box 141: folder 1
Correspondence to Blanche Lange
Oct.1917-Mar.1918

Box 141: folder 2
Correspondence to Blanche Lange
Apr. - Sep. 1918

Box 141: folder 3
Correspondence to Blanche Lange
Nov. 1918

Box 141: folder 4
Correspondence to mother
Jul.1917 - Apr. 1918

Box 141: folder 5
Correspondence to Helen Rand Thayer
1917-1918

Box 141: folder 6
Correspondence re: War Service
1966

Box 141: folder 7
Correspondence miscellaneous
ca.1917-1964

Box 141: folder 8
Diaries
Aug.1917-Sep.1918

Box 141: folder 9
miscellaneous


Box 141: folder 10
Photographs
1917-1918

Box 141: folder 11
Official Documents
1917-1918

Box 141: folder 12
Red Cross
1918-1923

Box 141: folder 13
Dana, Elizabeth Mabel



Souvenirs


Box 142
coins, buttons, bullets


Box 142
chevrons and insignia


Box 142
artifacts


Box 142
Correspondence, general
Sep.1918-Jun.1926

Box 142: folder 1
Correspondence, to parents
Sep. 1917-Jul.1919

Box 142: folder 2
Correspondence, from Isabel Mitchell
undated

Box 142: folder 3
Correspondence, from John J. Pershing
Apr. 28, 1919

Box 142: folder 4
Financial Records
1917-1920

Box 142: folder 5
Red Cross
1917-1919

Box 142: folder 6
Official Documents
1917-1919

Box 142: folder 7
Photographs
1917-1918

Box 142: folder 8
Posters and Guidebooks
undated

Box 142: folder 9
Programs
1917-1919

Box 142: folder 10
Publications and Clippings
ca.1918

Box 142: folder 11
Publications - Puranees Bulletin
Mar. - Apr. 1919

Box 142: folder 12
Song Sheets
1917-1919

Box 142: folder 13
Tickets
undated

Box 142: folder 14
Y.M.C.A.
1917-1918

Box 142: folder 15
Individuals: E - F



Emerson, Ellen Tucker
ca.Dec. 30, 1918

Box 143: folder 1
birth certificate


Box 143
corr. to family
Feb. - Apr. 1919

Box 143: folder 2
corr. to family
ca.May - Dec. 1919

Box 143: folder 3
corr. - miscellaneous
Apr.1917 - May 1919

Box 143: folder 4
photographs
undated

Box 143: folder 5
Emerson, Josephine Burt
Sep. 1920

Box 143: folder 6
Evans, Alice
Aug. 1918-Sep. 1919

Box 143: folder 7
"My years with the SCRU"


Box 143
Farrand, Margaret Louise
Sep. 1923

Box 143: folder 8
Correspondence, to Marie de Grecourt


Box 143
Correspondence, to Pierre de Schoemaker
Apr.1917-Mar. 1919

Box 143: folder 9
Correspondence, to general
1917-1927

Box 143: folder 10
Correspondence, to Paul Junka
ca.Jul.1919--Dec.1923

Box 143: folder 11
Correspondence, to Helene Legendre
undated

Box 143: folder 12
Fatherless Children of France, Inc.
Jun.1916-Feb.1921

Box 143: folder 13
Correspondence, to Marcel Augagne
1910-1924

Box 143: folder 14
Fast, Louisa Kimball
Mar.1918-Nov.1919

Box 143: folder 15
Ford, Harriet Bliss
1917-1919

Box 143: folder 16
Individuals: G - T



Grandin, Mabel
Feb.1918-Jun.1919

Box 144: folder 1
Grant, Rosamond
Feb.1919-Mar.1921

Box 144: folder 2
Griffin, Edith
1919-1920

Box 144: folder 3
Hackett, Sarah Balch
Aug.1918-Aug.1919

Box 144: folder 4
Higgins, Ruth Whitney
ca.Dec.1918-Feb.1919

Box 144: folder 5
Hooper, Catherine Baker
ca.Aug. - Dec.1917

Box 144: folder 6
corr. to family
Jan. - Mar.1918

Box 144: folder 7
corr. to family
ca.Jul. - Dec.1918

Box 144: folder 8
corr. to family
1919

Box 144: folder 9
corr. to War Service Board
1919

Box 144: folder 10
photographs
undated

Box 144: folder 11
Joslin, Ruth
Jan.1918-Feb.1919

Box 144: folder 12
Kelly, Maud M.
1917

Box 144: folder 13
Kinney, Delan
1920

Box 144: folder 14
La Monte, Isabel
ca.Dec.1918-May 1920

Box 144: folder 15
Lavignet, Marguerite
undated

Box 144: folder 16
Lawrence, Evelyn Lucy
1919

Box 144: folder 17
Leavens, Alice Emily
ca.Dec.1917-May 1919

Box 144: folder 18
Lewis, Millicent Vaughn
1917

Box 144: folder 19
Mather, Lucy Olcott
Aug.1917-Jun.1918

Box 144: folder 20
Ober, Alice May
ca.Dec.1918-Feb.1919

Box 144: folder 21
Rochester, Anna
Aug. 1918

Box 144: folder 22
Ryan, Anna
Oct. 1918

Box 144: folder 23
Studebaker, Adrianna Louise
ca.Dec. 1918

Box 144: folder 24
Talbot, Marjorie
Mar. - Apr.1918

Box 144: folder 25
Thomas, Marion
Oct. 9, 1918

Box 144: folder 26
True, Edna Miriam
Aug. 1918-Feb 1919

Box 144: folder 27
Gaines, Ruth Louise



Appointments and Recommendations
1904-1919

Box 145: folder 1
Bills and Receipts
1917-1919

Box 145: folder 2
Correspondence, general
Sep.1917-May 1920

Box 145: folder 3
with family
Aug.1917 - Aug.1918

Box 145: folder 4
with family
ca.Jul. - Dec. 1917

Box 145: folder 5
with Georgia Read
ca.Sep. - Dec. 1917

Box 145: folder 6
with War Service Board
Nov.1917-Apr.1919

Box 145: folder 7
from French villagers
Oct.1917-Nov.1920

Box 145: folder 8
Diaries
1918-1919

Box 145: folder 9
Maps of France
1919

Box 145: folder 10
miscellaneous
1919

Box 145: folder 11
Notes
1917-1919

Box 145: folder 12
Official Documents
1917-1919

Box 145: folder 13
Photographs
undated

Box 145: folder 14
Reports, departmental reports
Feb. - Oct. 1918

Box 145: folder 15
Reports, Relief of Devastated Regions
1914-1919

Box 145: folder 16
Reports, Village Mayors
1919

Box 145: folder 17
Reports, War Service Board
Aug.1917-Oct.1918

Box 145: folder 18
Publications



Helping France, Civil Affairs Report
ca.Sep. - Dec. 1917

Box 146: folder 1
correspondence
1918-1919

Box 146: folder 2
notes
1917

Box 146: folder 3
notes
1918-1919

Box 146: folder 4
notes
1919

Box 146: folder 5
Red Cross
1918-1919

Box 146: folder 6
Helping France and Ladies of Grecourt
1919 1920

Box 146: folder 7
Ladies of Grecourt
Aug.1918-Jun.1919

Box 146: folder 8
corr. with War Service Board


Box 146
corr. with War Service Board
Sep.1919-May 1920

Box 146: folder 9
contracts
1919

Box 146: folder 10
illustrations
Sep.1919-Oct.921

Box 146: folder 11
preface
Mar. - Jun. 1920

Box 146: folder 12
publication and sale
May 1920-Jul.1921

Box 146: folder 13
Ladies of Grecourt, Publication and Sale
Sep.1921-Nov.1922

Box 146: folder 14
settlement
1923

Box 146: folder 15
Village in Picardy


Box 146
Correspondence
Feb.1918-Aug.1919

Box 147: folder 1
Illustrations
undated

Box 147: folder 2
Newspaper articles - typescripts
1917-1918

Box 147: folder 3
Newspaper clippings
1917-1919

Box 147: folder 4
Notes
1914-1919

Box 147: folder 5
Proposal
Sep.25 1918

Box 147: folder 6
Typescript
undated

Box 147: folder 7
Village in Picardy


Box 147
Greenborough, Clara



Beauvais - American Club
ca.Mar.1918-Dec.1919

Box 148: folder 1
Correspondence, to family
Jan. - Mar.1918

Box 148: folder 2
Correspondence, to family
Apr. 1918

Box 148: folder 3
Correspondence, to family
May - Jul. 1918

Box 148: folder 4
Correspondence, to family
ca.Aug. - Dec. 1918

Box 148: folder 5
Correspondence, to family
Jan. - Aug. 1919

Box 148: folder 6
corr. with National War Work Council
Mar. - Jul. 1918

Box 148: folder 7
corr. with War Service Board
Apr. - Jun. 1918

Box 148: folder 8
Correspondence, miscellaneous
Mar.1918-Jun.1922

Box 148: folder 9
Flags
Nov. 1918

Box 148: folder 10
Medals and Stripes


Box 148: folder 11
Official Documents
1918-1919

Box 148: folder 12
Overseas Service
Jun. 1922

Box 148: folder 13
Photographs
1914-1918

Box 148: folder 14
Read, Georgia W.



Correspondence with mother
Sep.1918-Mar.1919

Box 149: folder 1
Correspondence to War Service Board
Sep. - Oct. 1918

Box 149: folder 2
Diaries
Oct.1918-Mar.1919

Box 149: folder 3
miscellaneous
Mar. 1918

Box 149: folder 4
Official Documents
1918-1924

Box 149: folder 5
Photographs
undated

Box 149: folder 6
Publication: Kantine Braunschweig
undated

Box 149: folder 7
Red Cross
Aug.1918-Oct.1920

Box 149: folder 8
Treasurer's Reports
Feb. - Apr. 1919

Box 149: folder 9
Stevenson, Mary Goodman



Citations
1919

Box 150: folder 1
Correspondence with family
ca.Jun.1918-Dec.1919

Box 150: folder 2
Correspondence to War Service Board
Aug.1918-Aug.1919

Box 150: folder 3
Official Documents
1918-1919

Box 150: folder 4
Photographs
undated

Box 150: folder 5
Photograph Album
Jun.1918-Jul.1919

Box 150
Individuals: V - Z



Valentine, Frances Wadsworth
1918-1920

Box 151
citations


Box 151: folder 1
Correspondence to family
Jul.1917-Apr.1918

Box 151: folder 2
Correspondence to family
Jul.1918-Apr.1919

Box 151: folder 3
Correspondence to War Service Board
ca.Dec.1917-May 1922

Box 151: folder 4
Correspondence, general
ca.May 1918- Dec.1920

Box 151: folder 5
Diary
Nov.1917-Jan.1918

Box 151: folder 6
Identification Bracelet


Box 151: folder 7
Photographs
1917-1954

Box 151: folder 8
Photograph Albums
undated

Box 151: folder 9
Travel Permits
1917-1919

Box 151: folder 10
Visas
1917-1920

Box 151: folder 11
Wiggin, Charlotte Monroe


Box 151: folder 12
General

[See Serbian Relief Unit]

Williams, Esther Sprague


Box 151: folder 13
General

[See Serbian Relief Unit]

Wolfs, Marie Leonie


Box 151: folder 14
General

[See Directors files]

Wood, Margaret
1917-1918

Box 151: folder 15
Young, Dorothy A.
Jun. 1918-Jan.1919

Box 151: folder 16
correspondence to family


Box 151
correspondence to War Service Board
Aug. 1918

Box 151: folder 17
War Experiences
undated

Box 151: folder 18
Photographs
ca.Dec. 1918

Box 151: folder 19
News Clippings



1917


Box 152: folder 1
Jan. 1918


Box 152: folder 2
Feb. 1918


Box 152: folder 3
Mar. 1918


Box 152: folder 4
Apr. 1918


Box 152: folder 5
May 1918


Box 152: folder 6
Jun. - Aug. 1918


Box 152: folder 7
Sep. - Dec. 1918


Box 152: folder 8
1919


Box 152: folder 9
1920s


Box 152: folder 10
other dates and miscellaneous
1996-1997

Box 152: folder 11
Photographs: A - Z



Photo album of Isabel La Monte Hackett
1918-1919

Box 153
The Argonne


Box 153: folder 1
General

[See Individuals: Stevenson, photo album, pp.19, 20]

Bacquencourt
1917-1922

Box 153: folder 2
Beauvais
Spring 1918

Box 153: folder 3
General

[See also Individuals: Biddlecome, photo album and Individuals: Stevenson, photo album, pp. 7-9]

Breuil
1917

Box 153: folder 4
Buverchy
1917

Box 153: folder 5
Canal du Nord
1919

Box 153: folder 6
Canizy
1917

Box 153: folder 7
Cemetaries
1919

Box 153: folder 8
Chateau Thierry
1918

Box 153: folder 9
Esmery - Hallou
1917

Box 153: folder 10
M. Fussein
undated

Box 153: folder 11
German Prisoners
1917-1920

Box 153: folder 12
Grecourt


Box 153: folder 13
General

[See Photographs: Grecourt]

Hombleux
1917-1920

Box 153: folder 14
Hombleux Band
1920

Box 153: folder 15
Hombleux Library
1920

Box 153: folder 16
Hospital
undated

Box 153: folder 17
Nissen
undated

Box 153: folder 18
Paris
1918

Box 153: folder 19
Perrone
1917

Box 153: folder 20
Red Cross
1917-1918

Box 153: folder 21
William B. Jackson
1918-1920

Box 153: folder 22
S. S. Rochambeau
1917

Box 153: folder 23
Sancourt
undated

Box 153: folder 24
St. Quentin
1917

Box 153: folder 25
Verdun
1918

Box 153: folder 26
Unidentified
1917-1929

Box 153: folder 27
Photographs: Grecourt



Automobiles
undated

Box 154: folder 1
Barracks
1917-1918

Box 154: folder 2
Barracks
1919-1920

Box 154: folder 3
Chateau de Robecourt
ca.1917-1919

Box 154: folder 4
Approach and Garden
ca.1917-1919

Box 154: folder 5
Christmas
1917

Box 154: folder 6
Church and Mass
1917-1923

Box 154: folder 7
Farm Animals
1917-1920

Box 154: folder 8
General
1917

Box 154: folder 9
Llanoy Farm
1919

Box 154: folder 10
Orangerie, Garage
1917-1919

Box 154: folder 11
Peasants and Children
undated

Box 154: folder 12
Personnel
undated

Box 154: folder 13
Marie Pottier
1917

Box 154: folder 14
Robert Geuse
1917

Box 154: folder 15
School
undated

Box 154: folder 16
Social Service Worker
undated

Box 154: folder 17
Store and Traveling Store
1917-1919

Box 154: folder 18
The Unit
1917

Box 154: folder 19
The Unit
1919-1920

Box 154: folder 20
The Unit, general
1918-1921

Box 154: folder 21
Publications



Alumnae News Bulletins
1917-1918

Box 155: folder 1
An Irrepressible Crew (2 copies)
1968

Box 155: folder 2
correspondence
Nov. 1967

Box 155: folder 3
Illustrations
undated

Box 155: folder 4
Typescript
undated

Box 155: folder 5
SCRU Pamphlets
undated

Box 155: folder 6
Smith Alumnae Quarterly
Nov.1917-Nov.1923

Box 155: folder 7
War Pamphlets and Publications, general
1914-1940

Box 155: folder 8
Reconstruction



Argonne Association
1920-1925

Box 156: folder 1
Belleau Wood Memorial Association
1928

Box 156: folder 2
Boy Scouts, correspondence
ca.Jul. - Dec. 1919

Box 156: folder 3
correspondence, (Miller)


Box 156: folder 4
correspondence, (Lewis)


Box 156: folder 5
correspondence, general
1920

Box 156: folder 6
General
1921

Box 156: folder 7
Photographs
1918-1920

Box 156: folder 8
Bureau de Bienfaisance
1921

Box 156: folder 9
Eppevelle
1919-1923

Box 156: folder 10
Hombleux
1922-1929

Box 156: folder 11
Ecole d'Action Sociale
undated

Box 156: folder 12
Ecole de Florence Nightengale
1921-1922

Box 156: folder 13
Federation of American Agencies
Jun. - Jul. 1919

Box 156: folder 14
French Restoration Fund
1919

Box 156: folder 15
Grecourt Church Bell
1923 1933

Box 156: folder 16
Photographs
1923

Box 156: folder 17
Salvation Army
ca.Jan.1920-Feb.192119Secours d'UrgenceMay 1920-Dec.1921

Box 156: folder 18
Secours d'Urgence
Jan.1922-Apr.1924

Box 156: folder 20
Anniversaries [Oversize Materials]



Index of Scrapbooks


Box 157: folder 1
Anniversaries
1967

Box 157: folder 2
Album: Smith Overseas in WWI


Box 157
(Book I)
Apr.1917-Nov.1918

Box 157
(Book II)
May 1919-Aug.1946

Box 157
Out to Win by Coningsby Dawson
1918


Out of the Ruins by George B. Ford
1919


Stretchers: The Story of a Hospital Unit on the Western Front by Frederick Pottle
1929


The Officers and Nurses of Evacuation Eight by Frederick Pottle
1929


Vassar's Rainbow Division, 1918 by Gladys Bonner Clappison, R.N.
1964



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Subjects
  • Hawes, Harriet Boyd, 1871-1945.
  • Smith College. Relief Unit.
  • World War, 1914-1918--War work.
  • World War, 1914-1918--Women.


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