Five College Archives and Manuscript Collections
Home >> Sophia Smith Collection >> Fannie Clement Papers, 1912-1941
Smith College seal
Fannie Clement Papers, 1912-1941
1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 643

Abstract:
WWI relief worker; Nurse. The papers include correspondence, reports, papers, and pamphlets relating to Clement's administration of the American Red Cross rural nursing progam in Appalachia, circa 1912-1917, and various of accounts of her visits to impoverished communities in that area. There is also correspondence from Clement to her family while working with the Smith College Relief Unit in Grécourt, France, after World War I (1919).

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection with the following caveat: collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the unpublished works created by Fannie Clement in this collection. Copyright to materials authored by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Fannie Fletcher Clement was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, circa 1881, the daughter of Maria Edwards and Dr. George Clement. She graduated from Smith College in 1903. Her father advised her not to become a doctor because it was "too difficult for a woman" so she became a nurse instead and worked for a number of years with the American Red Cross and was director of the ARC Town and Country Nursing Service in rural Appalachia, including Eastern Kentucky, circa 1912-17. In 1919, Clement joined the Smith College Relief Unit in Grecourt, France. In the 1930s she lived in Pelham, New Hampshire. In 1949 she retired to Florida where she died in 1950.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The papers include correspondence, reports, papers, and pamphlets relating to Clement's administration of the American Red Cross rural nursing progam in Appalachia, circa 1912-1917, and various of accounts of her visits to impoverished communities in that area. There is also correspondence from Clement to her family while working with the Smith College Relief Unit in Grécourt, France, after World War I (1919).

[NOTE: The contents list for this collection is not online. Contact the Sophia Smith Collection if you would like one sent to you.]


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

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection with the following caveat: collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the unpublished works created by Fannie Clement in this collection. Copyright to materials authored by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

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

Fannie Clement Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

The Fannie Clement Papers were donated to the Sophia Smith Collection by Thomas Greene in 2009.

Processing Information

Accessioned by Burd Schlessinger, July 2009


Additional Information
Contact Information
Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

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

Email Reference Form: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/emailform.html
URL: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/
Language
English


Search Terms
The following terms represent persons, organizations, and topics documented in this collection. Use these headings to search for additional materials on this web site, in the Five College Library Catalog, or in other library catalogs and databases.

Subjects
  • American Red Cross
  • Appalachian region -- Social conditions
  • Clement, Fannie F.
  • Nurses -- United States -- Biography -- Sources
  • Rural health services -- Appalachian Region
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- War work -- France -- Personal narratives, American


Questions about this collection? Contact the archives
Home | Help | About | Search