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Macedonian Students' Scrapbook, 1946
1 vol. (0.15 linear feet)
Collection number: MS 262 bd

Abstract:
The Red Cross played an important relief role in Yugoslavia, helping the still volatile region recover from the devastation of the Second World War.

The sketches and essays in this scrapbook, accompanied by a handful of photographs, were apparently made by grade school students in Skopje, Macedonia, just after the Second World War. The images depict the city, countryside, and people, with a handful of more abstract designs. Red Cross imagery is prominent throughout. Although the provenance of the album is uncertain, it seems possible that it was assembled to pay homage to the organization's relief efforts.

Terms of Access and Use:

The collection is open for research.

Special Collections and University Archives, UMass Amherst Libraries

Biographical Note
Dancing the hora around a Red Cross flag, 1946

Dancing the hora around a Red Cross flag, 1946

The Red Cross played an important relief role in Yugoslavia, helping the still volatile region recover from the devastation of the Second World War.

Scope and contents of the collection

The sketches and essays in this scrapbook, accompanied by a handful of photographs, were apparently made by grade school students in Skopje, Macedonia, just after the Second World War. The images depict the city, countryside, and people, with a handful of more abstract designs. Red Cross imagery is prominent throughout. Although the provenance of the album is uncertain, it seems possible that it was assembled to pay homage to the organization's relief efforts.

Among the Red Cross images are a drawing of a Red Cross aide holding the organization's flag surrounded by flags of the U.S., France, and Soviet Union all presiding over a fallen Nazi flag and a photograph of a Red Cross worker standing among a group of children as they eat. The first and last image in the album bear a Red Cross stamp reading Shabats, a town on the Sava River (and therefore not in Macedonia).


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

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Macedonian Students' Scrapbook (MS 262 bd). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

History of the Collection

Gift of Joel Halpern.

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, Aug. 2017.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Special Collections and University Archives
W.E.B. Du Bois Library
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003-9275

Phone: (413) 545-2780
Fax: (413) 577-1399
Link to SCUA
Language
English
Related Materials
Balkans
Photographs
World War II



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Subjects
  • Macedonia--History
  • Red Cross and Red Crescent
  • World War, 1939-1945--Macedonia

Genre terms
  • Photographs


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