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Smith College Relief Unit Records, 1917-1997
25 boxes (9.7 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 12

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:

All of the files are open to the public according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. In order to publish any material contained in the records of the Smith College Relief Unit, copyright must be obtained from the Smith College Archives.

Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA

Historical Note

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 SCRU. 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, after the Unit had proven its success, the Red Cross accepted the SCRU as an affiliate as well, granting the Unit another source of aid and support.

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.

Though by all accounts those who served in the Smith College Relief Unit would never see fit to mention it, certain tangible rewards were given to commemorate Unit's work. 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 of the Collection

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.

Smith College Relief Unit Directors

Harriet Boyd Hawes (1892), July 1917 - September 1917

Alice Weld Tallant (1897), September 1917 - January 1918

Hannah Dunlop Andrews (1904), January 1918 - January 1919

Marie Leonie Wolfs, Assistant Director

Marie Leonie Wolfs (1908), January 1919 - September 1919

Ellen Tucker Emerson (1901), Assistant Director

Anne McClallan Chapin (1904), September 1919 - April 1920


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

All of the files are open to the public according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. In order to publish any material contained in the records of the Smith College Relief Unit, copyright must be obtained from the Smith College Archives.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Smith College Relief Unit Records, Box #, Smith College Archives.

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 Archives
Northampton, MA 01063

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

Email: nyoung@smith.edu
URL: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/archives
Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
History and Chronology
1917-1929

Box 1: folder 1
American Fund for French Wounded
1917

Box 1: folder 2
Financial Statements
Aug.1917-Feb.1921

Box 1: folder 3
Ledger


Box 1: folder 4
Account with Morgan, Harjes & Co.
1919-1921

Box 1: folder 5
Financial Statements
Jun.1922-May 1930

Box 1: folder 6
Ledger
Jun.1918-May 1920

Box 1
Ledger
May 1920-Jun.1929

Box 1
Hawes, Harriet Boyd
Aug. - Sep. 1917

Box 2: folder 1
Tallant, Alice Weld:


Box 2
Correspondence, general
Oct. 1917 - Jan. 1918

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

Box 2: folder 3
Correspondence, War Service Board
1917

Box 2: folder 4
Photo and Autograph Album
Jan. 26. 1918

Box 2: folder 5
Photos of, News Clippings about A.W.T.
n.d.

Box 2: folder 6
Reports
1917-1918

Box 2: folder 7
Andrews, Hannah Dunlop:



Correspondence
Jan. - Aug. 1918

Box 2: folder 8
Correspondence
Sep. - Nov. 1918

Box 2: folder 9
Correspondence
Dec. 1918

Box 2: folder 10
Correspondence, to family
1917-1918

Box 2: folder 11
Correspondence, War Service Board
Jan. - Mar. 1918

Box 2: folder 12
Correspondence, War Service Board (Beauvais)
Apr. 1918

Box 2: folder 13
Correspondence, War Service Board
May - Aug. 1918

Box 2: folder 14
Correspondence, War Service Board (Chateau Thierry)
Sep. - Dec. 1918

Box 2: folder 15
Departmental Reports
1917-1918

Box 2: folder 16
Health Service
1918

Box 2: folder 17
Red Cross
1918

Box 2: folder 18
Red Cross, reports to
1918

Box 2: folder 19
Wolfs, Marie Leonie



Agriculture and Livestock
1919

Box 3: folder 1
Agriculture, reports
Jan. 1919 - Mar. 1920

Box 3: folder 2
Appeals for Civilian Aid
1919

Box 3: folder 3
Automobiles
1919

Box 3: folder 4
Barracks
1918-1919

Box 3: folder 5
Biographical Data


Box 3: folder 6
Departmental Reports, Children
1919

Box 3: folder 7
Correspondence
Jan. - Mar. 1919

Box 3: folder 8
Correspondence
Apr. - May 1919

Box 3: folder 9
Correspondence
Jun. - Sep. 1919

Box 3: folder 10
Correspondence to Family
Aug. - Dec. 1917

Box 3: folder 11
Correspondence to Family
1918

Box 3: folder 12
Correspondence to Family
Jan. - Jul. 1919

Box 3: folder 13
Correspondence to War Service Board (Beauvais)
April 1918

Box 3: folder 14
Correspondence to War Service Board
Jan. - May 1919

Box 3: folder 15
Correspondence to War Service Board
Jun. - Aug. 1919

Box 3: folder 16
Diaries
1914, 1917, 1919

Box 3: folder 17
Diary, typescript
1918

Box 3: folder 18
Dinner (in honor of M.L.W.)
Jul. 15, 1919

Box 3: folder 19
General


Box 4: folder 1
Guest books
1917-1920

Box 4: folder 2
Health Services
1919-1920

Box 4: folder 3
Libraries
1919

Box 4: folder 4
Maps of France
n.d.

Box 4: folder 5
Medals and Arm Band
1920-1923

Box 4: folder 6
Miscellaneous
n.d.

Box 4: folder 7
Official Documents
1914-1919

Box 4: folder 8
Photographs
n.d.

Box 4: folder 9
Red Cross
Sep. 1918 - Jul. 1919

Box 4: folder 10
Schools
May - Jun. 1919

Box 4: folder 11
Social Services
Jan. 1919 - Mar. 1920

Box 4: folder 12
Supplies, general
May - Nov. 1919

Box 4: folder 13
Supplies, clothing
May - Jun. 1919

Box 4: folder 14
Treasurer's Reports
May 1919-Feb. 1920

Box 4: folder 15
War Indemnity
Apr. - Dec. 1919

Box 4: folder 16
Chapin, Anne McClallan



Agriculture
Sep. - Dec. 1919

Box 5: folder 1
Agriculture, fruit trees
Jan. 1919- Jul. 1920

Box 5: folder 2
Alumnae Trustee
Aug. 1922- Jan. 1923

Box 5: folder 3
Automobiles
Sep. 1919-Apr. 1920

Box 5: folder 4
Barracks


Box 5: folder 5
Committee on Devastated Regions


Box 5: folder 6
Correspondence
Jul. - Oct. 1919

Box 5: folder 7
Correspondence
Nov. - Dec. 1919

Box 5: folder 8
Correspondence
Jan. - Feb. 1920

Box 5: folder 9
Correspondence
Mar. 1920

Box 5: folder 10
Correspondence
Apr. - May 1920

Box 5: folder 11
Correspondence, to family
Mar. - Aug. 1918

Box 5: folder 12
Correspondence, re: Ruth Gaines
Sep. 1919-Jun. 1922

Box 5: folder 13
Correspondence, thank-you letters
Sep. 1919-Apr. 1920

Box 5: folder 14
Correspondence, to War Service Board
Sep. 1917 - Feb. 1918

Box 5: folder 15
Correspondence, to War Service Board
Mar. - Apr. 1918

Box 5: folder 16
Correspondence, to War Service Board
Oct. - Dec. 1918

Box 5: folder 17
Correspondence, to War Service Board
Aug. - Dec. 1919

Box 5: folder 18
Correspondence, to War Service Board
Jan. - May 1920

Box 5: folder 19
Dinner (in honor of A.M.C. and Hannah Andrews)
Jan. 4, 1919

Box 5: folder 20
Films
Jan. - Feb. 1920

Box 5: folder 21
Health Service
Aug. - Dec. 1919

Box 6: folder 1
Health Service
Jan. - Jun. 1920

Box 6: folder 2
Health Service, Dentist
Aug. 1919-Jan. 1920

Box 6: folder 3
Inhabitants of SCRU villages
Dec. 1919

Box 6: folder 4
Medal of Honor
1919-1920

Box 6: folder 5
Official Documents
1917-1922

Box 6: folder 6
Photographs
n.d.

Box 6: folder 7
Questionnaire
1921

Box 6: folder 8
Schools
Sep. 1919-Mar. 1920

Box 6: folder 9
Supplies
Jul. 1919-Apr. 1920

Box 6: folder 10
Individuals: A-D



Andrus, Ida Bourne
1918-1922

Box 7: folder 1
Ashley, Margaret
Sep. 15, 1917

Box 7: folder 2
Bannon, Charlotte
Feb. 25, 1919

Box 7: folder 3
Bennet, Marion
c.1917-1920

Box 7: folder 4
Biddlecome, Elizabeth
May 1918-Apr. 1921

Box 7: folder 5
corr. to War Service Board


Box 7
documents
1918-1920

Box 7: folder 6
photographs
n.d.

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

Box 7: folder 8
Brown, Dorothy Helen
1918-1919

Box 7: folder 9
Carr, Marjorie Leigh
1917-1918

Box 7: folder 10
Clapp, Marie Antoinette
Aug. - Nov. 1918

Box 7: folder 11
Correspondence to family


Box 7
Correspondence to family
Dec.1919 - Apr.1920

Box 7: folder 12
photographs
1919-1920

Box 7: folder 13
Clark, Mary
Jun. 17, 1918

Box 7: folder 14
Clement, Fannie Fletcher
Jan.1919-Jan.1920

Box 7: folder 15
Ainsworth, Dorothy Sears



Correspondence to family
Jan. - Apr. 1919

Box 8: folder 1
Correspondence to family
May - Jul. 1919

Box 8: folder 2
Correspondence to family
Aug. - Oct. 1919

Box 8: folder 3
Correspondence to Family
Nov.1919-Jan.1920

Box 8: folder 4
Correspondence to family
May - Jul. 19236Aug. - Sep. 1923

Box 8: folder 5
Official Documents
1918-1920

Box 8: folder 7
Photographs


Box 8: folder 8
Bliss, Elizabeth Howe


Box 9
Correspondence to Blanche Lange
Aug. - Sep. 1917

Box 9: folder 1
Correspondence to Blanche Lange
Oct.1917-Mar.1918

Box 9: folder 2
Correspondence to Blanche Lange
Apr. - Sep. 1918

Box 9: folder 3
Correspondence to Blanche Lange
Nov. 1918

Box 9: folder 4
Correspondence to mother
Jul.1917 - Apr. 1918

Box 9: folder 5
Correspondence to Helen Rand Thayer
1917-1918

Box 9: folder 6
Correspondence re: War Service
1966

Box 9: folder 7
Correspondence miscellaneous
c. 1917-1964

Box 9: folder 8
Diaries
Aug.1917-Sep.1918

Box 9: folder 9
miscellaneous


Box 9: folder 10
Photographs
1917-1918

Box 9: folder 11
Official Documents
1917-1918

Box 9: folder 12
Red Cross
1918-1923

Box 9: folder 13
Dana, Elizabeth Mabel



souvenirs


Box 10
coins, buttons, bullets


Box 10
chevrons and insignia


Box 10
artifacts


Box 10
Correspondence, general
Sep.1918-Jun.1926

Box 10: folder 1
Correspondence, to parents
Sep. 1917-Jul.1919

Box 10: folder 2
Correspondence, from Isabel Mitchell
n.d.

Box 10: folder 3
Correspondence, from John J. Pershing
Apr. 28, 1919

Box 10: folder 4
Financial Records
1917-1920

Box 10: folder 5
Red Cross
1917-1919

Box 10: folder 6
Official Documents
1917-1919

Box 10: folder 7
Photographs
1917-1918

Box 10: folder 8
Posters and Guidebooks
n.d.

Box 10: folder 9
Programs
1917-1919

Box 10: folder 10
Publications and Clippings
c.1918

Box 10: folder 11
Publications - Puranees Bulletin
Mar. - Apr. 1919

Box 10: folder 12
Song Sheets
1917-1919

Box 10: folder 13
Tickets
n.d.

Box 10: folder 14
Y.M.C.A.
1917-1918

Box 10: folder 15
Individuals: E - F



Emerson, Ellen Tucker
Dec. 30, 1918

Box 11: folder 1
birth certificate


Box 11
corr. to family
Feb. - Apr. 1919

Box 11: folder 2
corr. to family
May - Dec. 1919

Box 11: folder 3
corr. - miscellaneous
Apr.1917 - May 1919

Box 11: folder 4
photographs
n.d.

Box 11: folder 5
Emerson, Josephine Burt
Sep. 1920

Box 11: folder 6
Evans, Alice
Aug. 1918-Sep. 1919

Box 11: folder 7
"My years with the SCRU"


Box 11
Farrand, Margaret Louise
Sep. 1923

Box 11: folder 8
Correspondence, to Marie de Grecourt


Box 11
Correspondence, to Pierre de Schoemaker
Apr.1917-Mar. 1919

Box 11: folder 9
Correspondence, to general
1917-1927

Box 11: folder 10
Correspondence, to Paul Junka
Jul.1919--Dec.1923

Box 11: folder 11
Correspondence, to Helene Legendre
n.d.

Box 11: folder 12
Fatherless Children of France, Inc.
Jun.1916-Feb.1921

Box 11: folder 13
Correspondence, to Marcel Augagne
1910-1924

Box 11: folder 14
Fast, Louisa Kimball
Mar.1918-Nov.1919

Box 11: folder 15
Ford, Harriet Bliss
1917-1919

Box 11: folder 16
Individuals: G - T



Grandin, Mabel
Feb.1918-Jun.1919

Box 12: folder 1
Grant, Rosamond
Feb.1919-Mar.1921

Box 12: folder 2
Griffin, Edith
1919-1920

Box 12: folder 3
Hackett, Sarah Balch
Aug.1918-Aug.1919

Box 12: folder 4
Higgins, Ruth Whitney
Dec.1918-Feb.1919

Box 12: folder 5
Hooper, Catherine Baker
Aug. - Dec.1917

Box 12: folder 6
corr. to family
Jan. - Mar.1918

Box 12: folder 7
corr. to family
Jul. - Dec.1918

Box 12: folder 8
corr. to family
1919

Box 12: folder 9
corr. to War Service Board
1919

Box 12: folder 10
photographs
n.d.

Box 12: folder 11
Joslin, Ruth
Jan.1918-Feb.1919

Box 12: folder 12
Kelly, Maud M.
1917

Box 12: folder 13
Kinney, Delan
1920

Box 12: folder 14
La Monte, Isabel
Dec.1918-May 1920

Box 12: folder 15
Lavignet, Marguerite
n.d.

Box 12: folder 16
Lawrence, Evelyn Lucy
[1919]

Box 12: folder 17
Leavens, Alice Emily
Dec.1917-May 1919

Box 12: folder 18
Lewis, Millicent Vaughn
1917

Box 12: folder 19
Mather, Lucy Olcott
Aug.1917-Jun.1918

Box 12: folder 20
Ober, Alice May
Dec.1918-Feb.1919

Box 12: folder 21
Rochester, Anna
Aug. 1918

Box 12: folder 22
Ryan, Anna
Oct. 1918

Box 12: folder 23
Studebaker, Adrianna Louise
Dec. 1918

Box 12: folder 24
Talbot, Marjorie
Mar. - Apr.1918

Box 12: folder 25
Thomas, Marion
Oct. 9, 1918

Box 12: folder 26
True, Edna Miriam
Aug. 1918-Feb 1919

Box 12: folder 27
Gaines, Ruth Louise



Appointments and Recommendations
1904-1919

Box 13: folder 1
Bills and Receipts
1917-1919

Box 13: folder 2
Correspondence, general
Sep.1917-May 1920

Box 13: folder 3
with family
Aug.1917 - Aug.1918

Box 13: folder 4
with family
Jul. - Dec. 1917

Box 13: folder 5
with Georgia Read
Sep. - Dec. 1917

Box 13: folder 6
with War Service Board
Nov.1917-Apr.1919

Box 13: folder 7
from French villagers
Oct.1917-Nov.1920

Box 13: folder 8
Diaries
1918-1919

Box 13: folder 9
Maps of France
1919

Box 13: folder 10
miscellaneous
1919

Box 13: folder 11
Notes
1917-1919

Box 13: folder 12
Official Documents
1917-1919

Box 13: folder 13
Photographs
n.d.

Box 13: folder 14
Reports, departmental reports
Feb. - Oct. 1918

Box 13: folder 15
Reports, Relief of Devastated Regions
1914-1919

Box 13: folder 16
Reports, Village Mayors
1919

Box 13: folder 17
Reports, War Service Board
Aug.1917-Oct.1918

Box 13: folder 18
Publications



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

Box 14: folder 1
correspondence
1918-1919

Box 14: folder 2
notes
1917

Box 14: folder 3
notes
1918-1919

Box 14: folder 4
notes
1919

Box 14: folder 5
Red Cross
1918-1919

Box 14: folder 6
Helping France and Ladies of Grecourt
1919, 1920

Box 14: folder 7
Ladies of Grecourt,
Aug.1918-Jun.1919

Box 14: folder 8
corr. with War Service Board


Box 14
corr. with War Service Board
Sep.1919-May 1920

Box 14: folder 9
contracts
1919

Box 14: folder 10
illustrations
Sep.1919-Oct.921

Box 14: folder 11
preface
Mar. - Jun. 1920

Box 14: folder 12
publication and sale
May 1920-Jul.1921

Box 14: folder 13
Ladies of Grecourt, Publication and Sale
Sep.1921-Nov.1922

Box 14: folder 14
settlement
1923

Box 14: folder 15
Village in Picardy


Box 14
Correspondence
Feb.1918-Aug.1919

Box 15: folder 1
Illustrations
n.d.

Box 15: folder 2
Newspaper articles - typescripts
1917-1918

Box 15: folder 3
Newspaper clippings
1917-1919

Box 15: folder 4
Notes
1914-1919

Box 15: folder 5
Proposal
Sep.25, 1918

Box 15: folder 6
Typescript
n.d.

Box 15: folder 7
Village in Picardy


Box 15
Greenborough, Clara



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

Box 16: folder 1
Correspondence, to family
Jan. - Mar.1918

Box 16: folder 2
Correspondence, to family
Apr. 1918

Box 16: folder 3
Correspondence, to family
May - Jul. 1918

Box 16: folder 4
Correspondence, to family
Aug. - Dec. 1918

Box 16: folder 5
Correspondence, to family
Jan. - Aug. 1919

Box 16: folder 6
corr. with National War Work Council
Mar. - Jul. 1918

Box 16: folder 7
corr. with War Service Board
Apr. - Jun. 1918

Box 16: folder 8
Correspondence, miscellaneous
Mar.1918-Jun.1922

Box 16: folder 9
Flags
Nov. 1918

Box 16: folder 10
Medals and Stripes


Box 16: folder 11
Official Documents
1918-1919

Box 16: folder 12
Overseas Service
Jun. 1922

Box 16: folder 13
Photographs
1914-1918

Box 16: folder 14
Read, Georgia W.



Correspondence with mother
Sep.1918-Mar.1919

Box 17: folder 1
Correspondence to War Service Board
Sep. - Oct. 1918

Box 17: folder 2
Diaries
Oct.1918-Mar.1919

Box 17: folder 3
miscellaneous
[Mar. 1918]

Box 17: folder 4
Official Documents
1918-1924

Box 17: folder 5
Photographs
n.d.

Box 17: folder 6
Publication: Kantine Braunschweig
n.d.

Box 17: folder 7
Red Cross
Aug.1918-Oct.1920

Box 17: folder 8
Treasurer's Reports
Feb. - Apr. 1919

Box 17: folder 9
Stevenson, Mary Goodman



Citations
1919

Box 18: folder 1
Correspondence with family
Jun.1918-Dec.1919

Box 18: folder 2
Correspondence to War Service Board
Aug.1918-Aug.1919

Box 18: folder 3
Official Documents
1918-1919

Box 18: folder 4
Photographs
n.d.

Box 18: folder 5
Photograph Album
Jun.1918-Jul.1919

Box 18
Individuals: V - Z



Valentine, Frances Wadsworth
1918-1920

Box 19: folder 1
citations


Box 19
Correspondence to family
Jul.1917-Apr.1918

Box 19: folder 2
Correspondence to family
Jul.1918-Apr.1919

Box 19: folder 3
Correspondence to War Service Board
Dec.1917-May 1922

Box 19: folder 4
Correspondence, general
May 1918- Dec.1920

Box 19: folder 5
Diary
Nov.1917-Jan.1918

Box 19: folder 6
Identification Bracelet


Box 19: folder 7
Photographs
1917-1954

Box 19: folder 8
Photograph Albums
n.d.

Box 19: folder 9
Travel Permits
1917-1919

Box 19: folder 10
Visas
1917-1920

Box 19: folder 11
Wiggin, Charlotte Monroe


Box 19: folder 12
Note:

[See Serbian Relief Unit]

Williams, Esther Sprague


Box 19: folder 13
Note:

[See Serbian Relief Unit]

Wolfs, Marie Leonie


Box 19: folder 14
Note:
Wood, Margaret
1917-1918

Box 19: folder 15
Young, Dorothy A.
Jun. 1918-Jan.1919

Box 19: folder 16
correspondence to family


Box 19
correspondence to War Service Board
Aug. 1918

Box 19: folder 17
War Experiences
n.d.

Box 19: folder 18
Photographs
Dec. 1918

Box 19: folder 19
News Clippings



1917


Box 20: folder 1
Jan. 1918


Box 20: folder 2
Feb. 1918


Box 20: folder 3
Mar. 1918


Box 20: folder 4
Apr. 1918


Box 20: folder 5
May 1918


Box 20: folder 6
Jun. - Aug. 1918


Box 20: folder 7
Sep. - Dec. 1918


Box 20: folder 8
1919


Box 20: folder 9
1920s


Box 20: folder 10
other dates and miscellaneous
1996-1997

Box 20: folder 11
Photographs: A - Z



photo album of Isabel La Monte Hackett
1918-1919

Box 21
The Argonne


Box 21: folder 1
Note:
Bacquencourt
1917-1922

Box 21: folder 2
Beauvais
Spring, 1918

Box 21: folder 3
Note:
Breuil
1917

Box 21: folder 4
Buverchy
1917

Box 21: folder 5
Canal du Nord
1919

Box 21: folder 6
Canizy
1917

Box 21: folder 7
Cemetaries
1919

Box 21: folder 8
Chateau Thierry
1918

Box 21: folder 9
Esmery - Hallou
[1917]

Box 21: folder 10
M. Fussein
n.d.

Box 21: folder 11
German Prisoners
1917-1920

Box 21: folder 12
Grecourt


Box 21: folder 13
Note:
Hombleux
[1917-1920]

Box 21: folder 14
Hombleux Band
1920

Box 21: folder 15
Hombleux Library
1920

Box 21: folder 16
Hospital
n.d.

Box 21: folder 17
Nissen
n.d.

Box 21: folder 18
Paris
1918

Box 21: folder 19
Perrone
1917

Box 21: folder 20
Red Cross
1917-1918

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

Box 21: folder 22
S. S. Rochambeau
1917

Box 21: folder 23
Sancourt
n.d.

Box 21: folder 24
St. Quentin
1917

Box 21: folder 25
Verdun
[1918]

Box 21: folder 26
Unidentified
[1917-1929]

Box 21: folder 27
Photographs: Grecourt



Automobiles
n.d.

Box 22: folder 1
Barracks
1917-1918

Box 22: folder 2
Barracks
1919-1920

Box 22: folder 3
Chateau de Robecourt
c.1917-1919

Box 22: folder 4
Approach and Garden
c. 1917-1919

Box 22: folder 5
Christmas
1917

Box 22: folder 6
Church and Mass
1917-1923

Box 22: folder 7
Farm Animals
1917-1920

Box 22: folder 8
General
1917

Box 22: folder 9
Llanoy Farm
1919

Box 22: folder 10
Orangerie, Garage
1917-1919

Box 22: folder 11
Peasants and Children
n.d.

Box 22: folder 12
Personnel
n.d.

Box 22: folder 13
Marie Pottier
1917

Box 22: folder 14
Robert Geuse
1917

Box 22: folder 15
School
n.d.

Box 22: folder 16
Social Service Worker
n.d.

Box 22: folder 17
Store and Traveling Store
1917-1919

Box 22: folder 18
The Unit
1917

Box 22: folder 19
The Unit
1919-1920

Box 22: folder 20
The Unit, general
1918-1921

Box 22: folder 21
Publications



Alumnae News Bulletins
1917-1918

Box 23: folder 1
An Irrepressible Crew (2 copies)
1968

Box 23: folder 2
correspondence
Nov. 1967

Box 23: folder 3
Illustrations
n.d.

Box 23: folder 4
Typescript
n.d.

Box 23: folder 5
SCRU Pamphlets
n.d.

Box 23: folder 6
Smith Alumnae Quarterly
Nov.1917-Nov.1923

Box 23: folder 7
War Pamphlets and Publications, general
1914-1940

Box 23: folder 8
Reconstruction



Argonne Association
1920-1925

Box 24: folder 1
Belleau Wood Memorial Association
1928

Box 24: folder 2
Boy Scouts, correspondence
Jul. - Dec. 1919

Box 24: folder 3
correspondence, (Miller)


Box 24: folder 4
correspondence, (Lewis)


Box 24: folder 5
correspondence, general
1920

Box 24: folder 6
General
1921

Box 24: folder 7
Photographs
1918-1920

Box 24: folder 8
Bureau de Bienfaisance
1921

Box 24: folder 9
Eppevelle
1919-1923

Box 24: folder 10
Hombleux
1922-1929

Box 24: folder 11
Ecole d'Action Sociale
n.d.

Box 24: folder 12
Ecole de Florence Nightengale
1921-1922

Box 24: folder 13
Federation of American Agencies
Jun. - Jul. 1919

Box 24: folder 14
French Restoration Fund
[1919]

Box 24: folder 15
Grecourt Church Bell
1923, 1933

Box 24: folder 16
Photographs
1923

Box 24: folder 17
Salvation Army
Jan.1920-Feb.192119Secours d'UrgenceMay 1920-Dec.1921

Box 24: folder 18
Secours d'Urgence
Jan.1922-Apr.1924

Box 24: folder 20
Anniversaries [Oversize Materials]



Index of Scrapbooks


Box 25: folder 1
Anniversaries
1967

Box 25: folder 2
Album: Smith Overseas in WWI


Box 25
(Book I)
Apr.1917-Nov.1918

Box 25
(Book II)
May 1919-Aug.1946

Box 25
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.
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