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COLLECTION Identifier: 89-M64

Papers of Sarah Wambaugh, 1919-1948

Overview

Papers of Sarah Wambaugh, instructor in history and government, and an expert in international affairs.

Dates

  • 1919-1948

Language of Materials

The bulk of the collection is in English, with other materials in Spanish, German, French, Czech, and Italian.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Sara Wambaugh as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Extent

2.92 linear feet (7 file boxes)

The Sarah Wambaugh Papers consists of manuscripts, memoranda, notes, clippings, correspondence, photographs, maps, and memorabilia. The bulk of the material dates from 1920 to 1930 and concerns Wambaugh's work with plebiscites in Tacna-Arica, the Saar, and Silesia. There are virtually no materials touching on personal matters.

Some of the collection appears to be in drafts of monographs or lectures, many concerning voting issues and administrative matters. There are also some case studies of residents of Tacna-Arica and the Saar, including reports on League of Nations policies. One file includes a draft of "On las Siete Partidas."

Typescripts, most of which are on carbons, are generally in good condition, although several have pages missing. There are also many clippings covering the topics of her work. Handwritten notes appear in both complete notebooks and on scraps of paper.

BIOGRAPHY

An instructor in history and government, and an expert in international affairs, Wambaugh was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Eugene and Betty Wambaugh, and earned degrees from Radcliffe College (A.B. 1902, A.M. 1917). She was an advisor to the Peruvian government for the Tacna-Arica Plebiscite (1925-1926), to the Saar Plebiscite Commission (1934-35), to the American observers of the Greek national elections (1945-1946) and to the U.N. Plebiscite Commission to Jamma and Kashmir (1949), among others. She was also a consultant to the director of the enemy branch of the Foreign Economic Administration (1940-1945). She received the Order of the Sun (Peru) and the Knight Cross, First Class, of the Austrian Order of Merit as well as honorary degrees from Columbia University, Ohio State University, Case Western Reserve, and Tufts University.

  • 1882 Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, daughter of Eugene and Betty Wambaugh
  • 1902A.B. Radcliffe College
  • 1917A.M. Radcliffe College in International Law and Political Science
  • 1920Joined membership of the secretariat of the League of Nations
  • 1925-1926Advisor to the Peruvian government for the Tacna-Arica Plebiscite
  • 1934-1935Technical advisor and deputy member of the Saar Plebiscite Commission, appointed by the League of Nations
  • 1940-1945Consultant to the director of the enemy branch of the Foreign Economic Administration
  • 1945-1946Technical advisor to the 600 American observers of the Greek national elections
  • 1949Served as an advisor with theUnited Nations Plebiscite Commission of Jammu and Kashmir
  • 1955Died, November 12 in Cambridge, Massachusetts

1882
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, daughter of Eugene and Betty Wambaugh
1902
A.B. Radcliffe College
1917
A.M. Radcliffe College in International Law and Political Science
1920
Joined membership of the secretariat of the League of Nations
1925-1926
Advisor to the Peruvian government for the Tacna-Arica Plebiscite
1934-1935
Technical advisor and deputy member of the Saar Plebiscite Commission, appointed by the League of Nations
1940-1945
Consultant to the director of the enemy branch of the Foreign Economic Administration
1945-1946
Technical advisor to the 600 American observers of the Greek national elections
1949
Served as an advisor with theUnited Nations Plebiscite Commission of Jammu and Kashmir
1955
Died, November 12 in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 89-M64

The papers of Sarah Wambaugh were given to the Schlesinger Library in 1989 by the Harvard Law School Library, where they were discovered in the basement in 1970.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Papers of Sarah Wambaugh, 1902-1949 (A-93).

Title
Wambaugh, Sarah, 1882-1955. Papers of Sarah Wambaugh, 1919-1948: A Finding Aid
Author
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
und
EAD ID
sch01326

Repository Details

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