World War I War Service
Collection Scope and Content Summary
This collection consitsts of World War I materials including from 1917-1921, which includes reports, inventory lists, resupply lists, receipts, informational bulletins, correspondence, solicitation letters for donations and volunteers, booklets, pamphlets, speeches and notes for speeches, newspaper clippings, financial statements and reports, invoices, meeting minutes, certificates, photographs and other ephemera. These materials relate to the war relief work done by undergraduate students, alumnae and faculty at Barnard College.
- 1917 - 1921
This collection has no restrictions. This collection is located on-site.
Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Barnard College Archives. The Barnard College Archives approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes.
Barnard College was an active participant in the war relief effort during World War I. Barnard was a partner with Columbia University in the Columbia University Mobilization Committee for Women’s Work, which launched a concerted campaign to assist the country in places such as rural areas suffering from the scarcity of male labor, in foreign locations in need of medical care and supplies, and locally with the soldiers coming from and going to war. The Columbia University Mobilization Committee for Women’s Work became the Committee on Women’s War Work in June, 1917, and they, along with the Barnard College War Relief Association, spearheaded activities such as the Women’s Agricultural Camp that provided manual labor to farms in upstate New York that had lost many of their farmhands to the war; nurses, through the American Red Cross, to assist with the repatriation of devastated towns and villages in France; workers, through the YMCA, to set up and work in canteens in France; and undergraduate students and alumnae who set up and worked at a canteen at the Columbia University Boathouse to feed, socialize with and entertain troops in transit through New York City going home from the war.
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This collection consists of materials related to the war relief work done by undergraduate students, alumnae, and faculty at Barnard College. Materials include reports, inventory lists, resupply lists, receipts, informational bulletins, correspondence, solicitation letters for donations and volunteers, booklets, pamphlets, speeches and notes for speeches, newspaper clippings, financial statements and reports, invoices, meeting minutes, certificates, photographs, and other ephemera.
The materials in the World War I collection are arranged into six different series:
Series 1, Columbia University Mobilization Committee for Women’s Work/Committee on Women’s War Work
Series 2, American Red Cross France Repatriation Unit
Series 3, YMCA France Canteen Unit
Series 4, Women’s Agricultural Camp/Farmerettes
Series 5, Barnard Boathouse Canteen
Series 6, Photographs
This collection is located in the Barnard Archives and Special Collections, Barnard Library. To use this collection, please contact the Barnard Archives and Special Collections at 212.854.4079 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The acquisition date and source is unknown.
No additions are expected.
This collection is unprocessed.
Descriptive Rules Used: Finding aid adheres to that prescribed by Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Encoding: Machine readable finding aid encoded in EAD 2002.
Finding aid written in English.
- Guide to World War I War Service
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