Leo Griffin Spofford worked for a variety of government agencies from 1932-1947, including the WPA, the War Public Services
Division of the Federal Works Agency, and the New Orleans Department of War Emergency Children's Service. In 1946, Leo became
the Regional Director of the UNRRA (United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Association) and was sent to the Hunan Province,
China. She spent 8 months in China, establishing refugee camps and orphanages. The collection primarily documents Leo's
time in China, with correspondence, photographs, and personal belongings. Also included in the collection is a manuscript
written by friend Betty Lamb, who interviewed Leo and wrote about her experiences in Tiger Bone Wedding: Leo Spofford's Letters
from China, completed in 1985.