War Relief

A number of organizations, such as the Y.M.C.A and the American Red Cross mobilized to provide support for both soldiers and citizens during the war.


Collections

Red Cross Hospital Ward in France

General view of No. 1 Red Cross hospital in

France; Theodore Wesley Koch papers, box
12, Folder: World War 1914-1918, Red Cross
Activities

Daughters of the American Revolution, Michigan Society, Photograph Series

Photos of the work of Michigan D.A.R. chapters, primarily during World War I, including parades; also photos of the Menominee D.A.R. Boys Club; Fort Wayne, Detroit; the Blind Babies Home of Monroe; Starr Commonwealth, Albion; and miscellaneous monuments and cemeteries.

Finding Aid available online.

 

Louis C. Walker Papers

Muskegon, Michigan equipment manufacturer. Correspondence, scrapbooks, printed materials and miscellanea concerning student activities at University of Michigan, the Shaw-Walker Company of Muskegon, Michigan, unemployment during the Depression, State Republican Party affairs, political conservatism, the Muskegon Red Cross, Liberty Bond drives and the United States Shipping Board during World War II, and his activity as an author and patron of conservative writers. Of paricular interest are a scrapbook of Red Cross activities in Muskegon and World War I and and oversized folder of posters related to Red Cross activities.

Finding Aid available online.

 

Librarians distributing books

ALA Library War Service, Bronx, NY;

Librarian distributing books from cart at Red

Cross army hospital; Theodore Wesley Koch

papers, box 12, Folder: World War I,

1914-1918--ALA Activities

Theodore Wesley Koch Papers

Librarian at the Library of Congress, University of Michigan and Northwestern University, and bibliophile. Correspondence, articles and pamphlets, papers relating to his books and articles, and topical files relating to his interest in Carnegie Libraries, literary forgeries, the work of the American Library Association’s Library War Service during World War I, library Americanization programs, 1919-1921, and the library building of University of Michigan; also photographs.

Finding Aid available online.

 

Howard E. Merrill Papers

Y.M.C.A. volunteer in Russia during the Bolshevik revolution. Correspondence with relatives in the United States while stationed in Russia; playbills and newsletters published by Russian soldiers held in German prisoner-of-war camps; diary, 1920, and miscellaneous writings of Donald A. Lowrie while in Russia.

MIRLYN Record

 

Flint Family Papers

Novi, Michigan, family. Correspondence of William D. Flint and Ethel Simmons Flint concerning the Red Cross in Oakland County, Michigan, during World War I, local option campaigns and the First Baptist Church of Novi, Michigan; also assorted account books and ledgers.

MIRLYN Record

 

Bethany Lovell Wilson Papers

Ann Arbor, Michigan author. Interview concerning his participation in making a movie to benefit European war orphans during World War I, television play on the gubernatorial career of Stevens T. Mason, dramatic skit on social life at University of Michigan in 1856, and account of Red Cross activities after severe wind storm near Minden, Sanilac County, Michigan.

MIRLYN Record

 

Daughters of the American Revolution, Sarah Caswell Angell Chapter Records

Minutes, annual reports, published yearbooks and programs, committee reports, officers' files, membership records, topical files, genealogical records, and scrapbooks containing clippings, photographs, and programs; topical files concern in part chapter's activities during the Spanish-American War and World War I; genealogical records include cemetery records for various Washtenaw County cemeteries.

Finding Aid available online.

 

Come On - Join Now

Come On-Joing Now; Louis C. Walker
Collection,
Oversized Red Cross Posters

Louis H. Fead Papers

Associate justice of the Michigan Supreme Court. Correspondence, speeches and miscellanea relating to Michigan politics and Republican party affairs, 1928-1942, Roosevelt's Supreme Court re-organization plan of 1937, the Newberry State Bank (of which Fead was an officer), Masonic affairs, and Fead's service with the American Red Cross in France during World War I; also photographs. Correspondents include: Frank P. Bohn, Prentiss M. Brown, Henry M. Butzel, William G. Fretz, Clare Hoffman, Chase S. Osborn, Henry E. Perry, H. J. Rushton, Alex Sayles, Sam C. Taylor, and Arthur H. Vandenberg.

Finding Aid available online.

 

Craig C. Miller Papers

Marshall, Michigan, attorney. Certificate of admission to Massachusetts bar, six letters, and scrapbook of correspondence and other material relating to Miller and his wife's work during World War I. Correspondents include: Alexander J. Groesbeck and Murray D. Van Wagoner.

MIRLYN Record

 

Albert E. Sleeper Correspondence

Governor of Michigan, 1917-1921. Letters of gratitude written by Belgian children to Governor Sleeper who was president of the Dollar a Month Club For the Relief of Belgian Children.

MIRLYN Record

 

American Chemical Society, University of Michigan Section Records

Organizational records of the University of Michigan Section of the American Chemical Society, including secretary's minutes, treasurer's records, correspondence with visiting chemists and the national organization, lists of officers and files relating to the support of a French orphan during World War I.

Finding Aid available online.

 


Published Resources

"100000 books in one pile:" Am. Lib.

"100000 books in one pile:" Am. Lib.
Assoc. WWI book drive, New York
Public Library; Theodore Wesley Koch

papers, box 12, Folder: World War I,

1914-1918--ALA Activities

Theodore Wesley Koch, Books in the War: The Romance of Library War Service (Houghton Mifflin: Boston, 1919)

Theodore Wesley Koch, War Service of the American Library Association (A.L.A. War Service, Library of Congress: Washington, D.C, 1918)

Theodore Wesley Koch, War Service of the American Library Association (A.L.A. War Service, Library of Congress: Washington, D.C, 1918)

Theodore Wesley Koch, Books in Camp, Trench and Hospital (: New York, 1917)

Theodore Wesley Koch, War Libraries and Allied Studies (G. E. Stechert & co: New York, 1918)

Theodore Wesley Koch, War Service of the American Library Association (A.L.A. War Service, Library of Congress: Washington, D.C, 1918)

National Red Cross American, The News Letter (Detroit Chapter, American Red Cross: Detroit, Mich., 1918)

Caroline Bartlett Crane, History of the Work of the Women's Committee (Michigan Division), Council of National Defense During the World War (s.n: S.l, 1922)