Inventory of the Rebecca Flint papers

Finding aid prepared by Rachel Waltman and Danielle Lopez
Hoover Institution Archives
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Stanford University
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Title: Rebecca Flint papers
Date (inclusive): 1913-1920
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1918-1919
Collection Number: 59014
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: The collection is in English and French.
Physical Description: 2 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes (1.6 linear feet)
Abstract: Memoranda, pamphlets, photographs, memorabilia, and printed matter, relating to Young Men's Christian Association work with the American Expeditionary Forces in France and more generally the life of an American in France during World War I.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
General Physical Description note: Number of Containers:
creator: Flint, Rebecca.

Access

Collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Rebecca Flint papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1959.

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 library catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Biographical/Historical Note

Rebecca Punchard Flint was born in Madison, Wisconsin on June 13, 1892. She received her A.B. from Wellsely College in 1914 and later her A.M. from the University of Wisconsin in 1923. In between her degrees, she worked with the Young Men's Christian Association as a relief worker in France, from 1918-1919.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Rebecca Flint papers consist of memoranda, pamphlets, photographs, memorabilia, and printed matter, relating to Young Men's Christian Association work with the American Expeditionary Forces in France and more broadly World War I and its affects in France. The content of this collection includes both personal items such as travel documents and diaries, and items that relate to the war experience of Americans in France in general, such as newspapers, programs, postcards and photographs. The bulk of the collection was collected from 1918-1919.

Arrangement Statement

The collection is arranged by medium and subject. It is arranged in five (5) series: Printed literature; Printed material; Booklets; Panoramic photographs; and Newspapers.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces.
World War, 1914-1918--France.
World War, 1914-1918--War work.
Young Men's Christian associations.

 

Printed literature, 1916-1920

Box/Folder 1:1

Y.M.C.A paperwork, 1916-1920

Box/Folder 1:2

Travel paperwork, 1919

Box/Folder 1:3

Programs, 1918-1919

Box/Folder 1:4

University literature, 1917-1919

Scope and Contents

Includes a convocation speech from the University of Wisconsin given in 1917 and course listings of available classes for Americans in France from the University of Grenoble and the University of Paris in 1919.
Box/Folder 1:5

Miscellaneous, 1917-1919

Scope and Contents

Includes a map of the Near East, recipe book, checkbook, service flags, among other material.
 

Booklets, 1919

Box/Folder 1:6

"New Testament," 1919

Box/Folder 1:6

"A Prayer Book for Soldiers and Sailors," January 27, 1919

Box/Folder 1:7

"The American Soldier's Souvenir of Aix-Les-Bains," May 2-3, 1919

Box/Folder 1:7

"Chateau Thierry," July 8, 1919

Box/Folder 1:7

"Essayons of Dixie Division: Builders of Camp Pontanezem," 1919

Box/Folder 1:7

"How We Won the War," 1919

Box/Folder 1:7

"War Information Series: America's War Aims and Peace Program," November, 1918

Box/Folder 1:7

"U.S. Army Facts and Insignia," 1918

Box/Folder 1:7

"Army Song Book U.S.," June 1919

Box/Folder 1:8

"The Dauphine Leave Area: A Historical and Geographical Sketch," 1919

Box/Folder 1:8

"Souvenir Booklet of Brest," May 26, 1919

Box/Folder 1:9

"Inter-Allied Games Pershing Stadium Paris," 1919

Box/Folder 1:9

"Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs," 1919

Box/Folder 1:9

"France: Our Ally," February 14, 1919

Box/Folder 1:9

"The Religious Program of the Young Men's Christian Association with the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe," 1918

Box/Folder 1:9

"My Little Diary," 1919

 

Printed material, 1913-1919

Scope and Contents

Newspaper clippings, postcards, and newspaper clippings ranging from 1913 to 1919 provide a glimpse into the war experience of Americans in France. Newspaper clippings contain articles about WWI 1919 Armstice and vistory celebrations from multiple newspaper. Photographs within the newspaper clippings depict American students and soldiers in Grenoble, France. Postcards include locations in the United States, France, Germany, and Englnad. Subjects of photographs include World War I soldiers, European scenery and destruction of war.
Box/Folder 2:1-2

Newspaper clippings, 1919

Box/Folder 2:3-4

Postcards, 1913-1919

Scope and Content Note

Postcards from the United States, France, Germany, and England.
Box/Folder 2:5-8

Photographs, 1913-1919

Scope and Content Note

Depicting World War I soldiers, European scenery, and the destruction of war.
 

Panoramic photographs, 1918-1920

Scope and Contents

Many of the Panoramics contain descriptions and soldiers names on the back of the photo. The photographs taken in Paris spotlight the ruins post World War I.
Box 3

Officers 380th Infantry 95th Division

Box 3

1st Lieutenant 380th Infantry

Box 3

The Town Hall (Paris)

Box 3

The Square and the Church (Paris)

Box 3

The Basilic (Paris)

Box 3

151st Depot Brigade Officers 1918

Box 3

Army appointment certificate 1917

 

Newspapers, 1919

Box/Folder 4:1

The Amaroc News, June 29, 1919

Box/Folder 4:2

The New York Herald, July 15, 1919

Box/Folder 4:3

The Alpine American, May 2, 1919

Box/Folder 4:4

The Circulator Sixth Division, April 9, 1919

Box/Folder 4:5

New York Times, August 3, 1919 - August 31, 1919

Box/Folder 4:6

The Stars and Stripes, June 13, 1919

Box/Folder 4:7

Stray Shot, April 11, 1919

Box/Folder 4:8

Le Matin, July 14, 1919

Box/Folder 4:9

Excelsior, March 15, 1919

Box/Folder 4:10

The Alpine American, June 6, 1919

Box/Folder 4:11

Le Pays de France, February 6, 1919

Box/Folder 4:12

The Flash, April 10, 1919