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Institution: Haverford College
Creator: Phillips, Edna, 1890-1968.
Title: Edna Phillips papers.
Extent: 2.75 linear feet
Language: Materials in English.
Biographical or Historical Note: Edna Phillips worked for the Massachusetts State Division of Public Libraries as Secretary of Work with Foreigners and as Supervisor of Work with Racial Groups. For this work, she was awarded the Dante medal from Ravenna, Italy. During World War I, she served in France and Germany as a canteen worker for the YMCA. She was one of the first six women to serve with the army of occupation in Germany.
Scope and Content Note: This is a collection of personal and professional papers of Edna Phillips. Materials include: correspondence between Phillips and family and friends while she was stationed in France and Germany; subject files on a range of topics, including Thoreau and Gandhi; lecture notes on books and travel; knitting patterns; a scrapbook of clippings related to her work for the Massachusetts State Division of Public Libraries; and slides, photos, and published materials about American Friends Service Committee work camps in the United States and abroad. The collection also contains a sketchbook, several childhood stories, and items related to Phillips's mother's family, the Macys. These materials include a scrapbook, a photo album, and loose photographs.
Personal and Corporate Names: American Friends Service Committee. / Macy family. /
Subjects: Knitting--Patterns. / Librarians--Massachusetts. / World War, 1914-1918--War work--Y.M.C.A. /
Places: Europe--Description and travel. /
Genres: Clippings. / Passports. / Photograph albums. / Photographs. / Scrapbooks. / Slides (Photographs) /
Themes: Women's history /
The collection is open for research. Please contact Diana Franzusoff Peterson, Manuscripts Librarian & College Archivist, firstname.lastname@example.org, with questions or to access the collection.
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The survey projects that produced these collection records were funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.