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1.04 linear feet ((2 + 1/2 file boxes) plus 1 oversize item, 12 folders of photographs)
Materials received by the Schlesinger Library in 2014 were added to the collection in June 2014 and are represented in #48-52. All other files remain in the same order. Folders are listed in intellectual, not numeric, order.
The papers are arranged in four series:
Series I, Biographical and Genealogical Material, includes information about the Holman, Newman, Whitcomb, Winslow, Morrell, and Eveleth families; curricula vitae of Holman; passports, identification cards, and certificates.
Series II, The Radcliffe Unit, contains a diary, correspondence, and information about the formation and work of the Radcliffe Unit: letters to Holman from other members of the Unit (#9-13) and from the inhabitants of Buzy, where Holman was stationed (#22-26), and other letters from Holman to her mother (#15-19). (Letters from Holman to Christina Hopkinson Baker, chairman of the Radcliffe Alumnae Association War Work Committee, and other material on the history of the Unit can be found in two volumes entitled "Radcliffe College in France," in the Radcliffe College Archives. These were given to the Archives by Holman.) Holman's application to the Radcliffe Institute for a project on the Radcliffe Unit is also included.
Series III, Writings, includes Holman's typescript draft of The Chronicle of Buzy, an account of the people of Buzy and of the reconstruction work done there; also included are a play, poems, short stories and articles by Holman.
Series IV, Photographs, pictorial account of Holman's work in Buzy, consists of five photograph albums and many loose pictures of the Radcliffe Unit, Red Cross workers, the people of Buzy, others, the town and the countryside. Also included are photographs of Holman and Abigail Adams Eliot, 1970s, n.d.
From April 1919 to May 1920, Holman took a leave from Ferry Hall to serve as head of the Radcliffe Unit in France. This Unit was established by the Radcliffe Alumnae Association War Work Committee to help "Le Village Reconstitue" with the reconstruction of French villages destroyed during World War I. Members of this Unit served as motor drivers and nurses' aides under the patronage of three societies of the French Red Cross.
SUMMARY OF INVENTORY
- I. BIOGRAPHICAL AND GENEALOGICAL MATERIAL. 1-4
- II. THE RADCLIFFE UNIT. 4-26
- III. WRITINGS. 27-35, 48-51
- IV. PHOTOGRAPHS. 36-47, 52
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers of Anna Eveleth Holman were given to the Schlesinger Library in August and September 1969, February, March and April 1970, and December 1977 by Abigail Adams Eliot, in September 1969 by Elizabeth Burrage, and in May 2014 by Alexandra Osti Eliot (Abigail Adams Eliot's grand-niece) via Cynthia Tucker. Accession #2014-M73 was added to the collection in June 2014
- Box 1: Folders 1-21
- Box 2: Folders 22-35
- Box 3: 48-51
By: Madeleine Bagwell Perez
Updated: June 2014
By: Anne Engelhart
- Holman, Anna Eveleth, 1892-1969. Papers of Anna Eveleth Holman, 1912-1984: A Finding Aid
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- Processed under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (RC-0051-79-1260).
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