Inventory of the Rebecca Flint papers

Finding aid prepared by Rachel Waltman and Danielle Lopez
Hoover Institution Archives
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Stanford University
Stanford, CA, 94305-6010
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Title: Rebecca Flint papers
Date (inclusive): 1913-1920
Date (bulk): 1918-1919
Collection Number: 59014
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of the Material: English and French.
Physical Description: 2 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes (1.6 linear feet)
Abstract: Booklets, newspapers, other printed matter, and photographs relating to Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) 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
Creator: Flint, Rebecca.


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.


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Biographical Note

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

Scope and Content of Collection

The Rebecca Flint papers consist of booklets, newspapers, other printed matter, and photographs relating to Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) work with the American Expeditionary Forces in France and, more broadly, World War I and its effects in France. The content of this collection includes both personal items, such as travel documents and a diary, and items that relate to the war experience of Americans in France in general, such as booklets, newspapers, programs, and photographs. The bulk of the collection was collected from 1918 to 1919.

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.


Rebecca Flint's Personal Documents, 1916-1920

Box/Folder 1:1

YMCA paperwork, 1916-1920

Box/Folder 1:2

Travel paperwork, 1919

Box/Folder 1:5

Miscellaneous, 1917-1919

Scope and Contents

Includes a map of the Near East, recipe book, checkbook, and service flags, among other material.
Box/Folder 1:9

"My Little Diary," 1919


Photographs, 1913-1920

Box/Folder 2:5-8

Photographs, 1913-1919

Scope and Contents note

Subjects include World War I soldiers, European scenery, and the destruction of war.
Box 3

Panoramics, 1918-1920

Scope and Contents note

Many of the panoramic photographs have descriptions and soldiers' names on the backs. The photographs taken in Paris highlight the ruins post World War I.

Officers 380th Infantry 95th Division


1st Lieutenant 380th Infantry


The Town Hall (Paris)


The Square and the Church (Paris)


The Basilica (Paris)


151st Depot Brigade Officers, 1918


Army appointment certificate, 1917


Printed Matter, 1913-1919

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.

Booklets, 1918-1919

Box/Folder 1:6

"New Testament," 1919

Box/Folder 1:6

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

Box/Folder 1:7

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

Box/Folder 1:7

"Chateau Thierry," 1919 July 8

Box/Folder 1:7

"106th Regt. Engrs. of Dixie Division: Builders of Camp Pontanezen," 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," 1918 November

Box/Folder 1:7

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

Box/Folder 1:7

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

Box/Folder 1:8

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

Box/Folder 1:8

"Souvenir Booklet of Brest," 1919 May 26

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," 1919 February 14

Box/Folder 1:9

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

Box/Folder 2:3-4

Postcards, 1913-1919

Scope and Contents note

Include locations in the United States, France, Germany, and England.

Newspapers and clippings, 1919

Box/Folder 2:1-2

Newspaper clippings, 1919

Scope and Contents note

Contain articles about the World War I 1919 Armistice and victory celebrations from multiple newspapers.
Box/Folder 4:1

The Amaroc News, 1919 June 29

Box/Folder 4:2

The New York Herald, 1919 July 15

Box/Folder 4:3

The Alpine American, 1919 May 2

Box/Folder 4:4

The Circulator Sixth Division, 1919 April 9

Box/Folder 4:5

New York Times, 1919 August

Box/Folder 4:6

The Stars and Stripes, 1919 June 13

Box/Folder 4:7

Stray Shot, 1919 April 11

Box/Folder 4:8

Le Matin, 1919 July 14

Box/Folder 4:9

Excelsior, 1919 March 15

Box/Folder 4:10

The Alpine American, 1919 June 6

Box/Folder 4:11

Le Pays de France, 1919 February 6

Box/Folder 4:12

The Flash, 1919 April 10