Register of the Mary Catherine Roberts Papers

Prepared by Polina Ilieva
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305-6010
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© 2003
Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Register of the Mary Catherine Roberts Papers

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
Prepared by:
Polina Ilieva
Date Completed:
2000
Encoded by:
ByteManagers using OAC finding aid conversion service specifications
© 2003 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Mary Catherine Roberts papers,
Date (inclusive): 1918-1978
Collection number: 2001C37
Creator: Roberts, Mary Catherine, 1884-1978
Collection Size: 1 microfilm reel (0.15 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, clippings, photographs, and memorabilia, relating to American Red Cross relief work in Siberia during the Russian Civil War.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Mary Catherine Roberts Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2001.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Location of Originals

Originals in: Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.

Biographical Note

1884 (?) Born, England
1919-1920 Nurse, Siberian Commission of the American Red Cross
? Received a degree in public health form the University of Washington
  County school nurse in Yakima
1960 Retired and returned to Seattle
1978 Died, Seattle

Scope and Content Note

Mary Catherine Roberts was a nurse with the Siberian Commission of the American Red Cross in 1919-1920. She spent several months in Vladivostok and Irkutsk, where the Red Cross gave relief to Russian refugees. This collection contains clippings about the activities of the American Red Cross in Siberia, the evacuation of Russian children from Vladivostok to Petrograd in 1920-1921, the execution of the Czar's family, and several issues of The Siberian See-Chas, a bulletin for the Members of the American Expeditionary Force in Siberia.
Detailed processing and preservation microfilming for these materials were made possible by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and by matching funds from the Hoover Institution and Museum of Russian Culture. The grant also provides depositing a microfilm copy in the Hoover Institution Archives. The original materials remain in the Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco as its property. A transfer table indicating corresponding box and reel numbers is available at the Hoover Institution Archives.
The Hoover Institution assumes all responsibility for notifying users that they must comply with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17 United States Code) and Hoover Rules for the Use and Reproduction of Archival Materials.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Siberia (Russia)--History--Revolution, 1917-1921.
Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921--Civilian relief.
American National Red Cross.
International relief.
Soviet Union.
Russia (Federation)
United States--Foreign relations.


Series Description

box 1

Biographical File, 1919-1978.

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbook containing M. C. Roberts's passport, clippings about her and her work, and bulletins, and miscellany
box 1

Correspondence, 1918-1958.

Scope and Content Note

A telegram to M. C. Roberts from the American Red Cross and letters from Riley H. Allen and unidentified person
box 1

Clippings, 1919-1974.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings on the Red Cross evacuation of Russian children from Vladivostok to Petrograd in 1920-1921 and about Riley H. Allen, secretary of the Siberian Commission of the American Red Cross
box 1

Photographs, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Three prints depicting M. C. Roberts, Dr. C. F. Reppun with family, and city of Irkutsk; album of prints taken by war correspondents and collected by a member of the American Expeditionary Forces in Siberia, depicting Red Cross personnel, Czechoslovak Legion in Siberia, General Horvat, General Gaida's insurrection, Admiral Kolchak, the Bolshevik army, and Allied Expeditionary Forces in Siberia. Includes correspondence between Alexander M. Poniatoff and Gertrude Batchelder
box 1

Memorabilia, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Five Red Cross pins

Container List

Box 1

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, 1919-1978

Box/Folder 1 : 1

Scrapbook.

Scope and Content Note

Includes passport and clippings about M. C. Roberts, activities of the American Red Cross in Siberia, execution of the Czar's family, several issues of The Siberian See-Chas, a bulletin for the Members of the American Expeditionary Force in Siberia and The American Red Cross, the Siberian Commission bulletin, reports about the evacuation of the American Red Cross from Omsk
Box/Folder 1 : 2

Miscellany

Box/Folder 1 : 3

CORRESPONDENCE, 1918-1958.

Note

See also PHOTOGRAPHS

Scope and Content Note

A telegram to M. C. Roberts from the American Red Cross and letters from Riley H. Allen and unidentified person.
Box/Folder 1 : 4

CLIPPINGS, 1919-1974.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings on the Red Cross evacuation of Russian children from Vladivostok to Petrograd in 1920-1921. Also includes clippings about Riley H. Allen, secretary of the Siberian Commission of the American Red Cross
 

PHOTOGRAPHS, n.d.

Box/Folder 1 : 5

Three prints depicting M. C. Roberts, Dr. C. F. Reppun with family, and the city of Irkutsk

Box/Folder 1 : 6

Album of pictures taken by war correspondents and collected by a member of the American Expeditionary Forces in Siberia, depicting Red Cross personnel, Czechoslovak Legion in Siberia, General Horvat, General Gaida's insurrection, Admiral Kolchak, the Bolshevik army, and Allied Expeditionary Forces in Siberia.

Scope and Content Note

Also includes correspondence between Alexander M. Poniatoff and Gertrude Batchelder
Box/Folder 1 : 7

MEMORABILIA, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of five Red Cross pins