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Women's Club of the State University of New York at Buffalo Relief Project records

 Collection — Box: 1-2
Identifier: 3/1/506
Records, 1946-1949, of the Relief Project undertaken by the Women's Club of the University of Buffalo, to aid families of university professors in Germany, Austria, France, England, the Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and other countries devastated during World War II. The records include correspondences, photographs, financial records, newspaper clippings, and other items. Correspondence with relief recipients includes personal accounts of wartime and post-war events and conditions, particularly economic conditions. Many letters praise the efforts of the United Sates in the reconstruction of Europe. Of particular interest are letters and publications from Greek nationalists and a letter from M. Takada of Hiroshima, Japan, describing the effects of the atomic bomb.

Dates

  • 1946-1949

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Terms of Access

The Women's Club of the State University of New York at Buffalo Relief Project Records are open for research.

Copyright

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet (2 cartons)

Overview

Records, 1946-1949, of the Relief Project undertaken by the Women's Club of the University of Buffalo, to aid families of university professors in Germany, Austria, France, England, the Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and other countries devastated during World War II. The records include correspondences, photographs, financial records, newspaper clippings, and other items.

Historical Note

After the end of World War II, the Women's Club of the University of Buffalo began a relief project the aim of which was to aid families of university professors in Germany, Austria, France, England, the Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and other countries devastated during the war. The project was chaired by Mitzie Maclup, wife of Dr. Fritz Maclup, in 1946-1947. Mrs. John D. Sumner chaired the Relief Project from November 1947 until its termination in 1949. Working in neighborhood groups, members of the Women's Club collected, packaged, and distributed food and clothing to families of faculty members. Initially, recommendations of needy families were made primarily by faculty members at the University of Buffalo and later by the initial recipients and various relief agencies.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series based on record type: I. Administrative files and II. Recipient files.

Acquisition Information

These records were donated to the University Archives by Mrs. John D. Sumner, former chairman of the Women's Club Relief Project, on June 18 and July 29, 1980.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Related Resources

3/1/423, Women's Club of the State University of New York at Buffalo records, 1946-2003
3/1/1108, Women's Club of the State University of New York at Buffalo records, 1945-2005
3/1/00-1, Women's Club Newsletter

Processing Information

Collection processed by: Archives staff, circa 1990.
Title
Finding Aid for the Women's Club of the State University of New York at Buffalo Relief Project records
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Archives staff.
Date
2007
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
und

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

Contact:
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Buffalo New York 14260-1674 US
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