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World War I War Service

 Collection
Identifier: BC26

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.

Dates

  • 1917 - 1921

Access

This collection has no restrictions. This collection is located on-site.

Publication Rights

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.

Reproduction Restrictions

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes.

Historical Note

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.

Extent

1.04 Linear Feet

Abstract

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.

Collection Arrangement

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

Physical Location

Barnard Library, Barnard College Archives, Lehman Hall, Room 19, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Acquisition Information

The acquisition date and source is unknown.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

Processing History

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.
Title
Guide to World War I War Service
Status
In Progress
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
3009 Broadway
New York 10027 United States