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  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement Statement

  • Title: Bertha June Richardson Lucas papers
    Date: 1901-1945
    Collection Number: 45007
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 4 manuscript boxes (1.6 linear feet)
    Abstract: The Bertha June Richardson Lucas papers consist of the correspondence, writings, and notes of June Richardson Lucas relating to relief work in World War I and politics and international relations in the 1930s. Also included in the collection are numerous pamphlets, newspapers, and clippings from various countries, dating from the 1930s.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Lucas, Bertha June Richardson.


    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Bertha June Richardson Lucas papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1945.


    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

    1878 June 6 Born in Indianapolis, Indiana
    1901 Educated at Smith College, Massachusetts
    1901-1902 Taught Biology at Central High School in Cleveland, Ohio
    1902-1903 Studied Biology and Economy at Barnard College, New York
    1903-1904 Was Barnard's Mary Lowell Stone Fellow
    1904 Published economic book, The Woman Who Spends
    1904-1905 Worked as a writer and lecturer in New York
    1905-1909 Taught History at Brearley School, New York
    1909 November 8 Married Dr. William Palmer Lucas in Deerfield, Massachusetts
      Moved to Boston, Massachusetts
    1914 Moved to San Francisco, California
    1917 July 14 Sailed to Europe to work for the Red Cross in Switzerland and France
    1917-1919 Served as the Director of Foreign Publicity for the American Red Cross
    1918 Published <title render="italic">The Children of France and The Red Cross</title>
      Returned to the United States and worked for the Red Cross in Washington, D.C.
    1928 Worked for Herbert Hoover's Presidential Campaign
    1929 Served as Chairmen of the Budget Committee for character-building organizations in San Francisco, California
    1936 November Served on the Executive Committee of the Round Table Leaders and Lecturers for the Institute of International Relations at Mills College, California
    1937 May Served as Chairman of the San Francisco Emergency Peace Campaign Committee
    1937 June Was Hostess in charge of the Round Table at the Friends' International Institution at Mills College
    1937 September- 1938 June Travelled abroad to Geneva, Switzerland; London, England; and Dublin, Ireland
    1938-1940 Gave lectures on international affairs in Europe and the United States
    1939 Was a lecturer for the San Francisco Classroom Teacher's Association
      Served as a member of the Research and Budget Committee of the San Francisco Community Chest
    1939 November Served as Chairman of the Program for Peace Projects at the San Francisco Fair, and as Chairman of preparations for the West Coast Conference of Pan-Pacific Women's Association
    1940 January-March Taught "International Life" course to San Francisco's League of Women
    1940 February Served as Vice President of Peace Projects, Inc.
    1940 June Presided over informal forums after opening lectures at the History of International Relations at Mills College
    1942 June Received honorary M.A. from Mills College
      Organized General Noble Center for men in service
    1943 Served as Regional Chairman of National Group of Pan Pacific Woman's Assembly
    1944 Served as Chairman of the Commission for Ministry to US Forces Service Personnel

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Bertha June Richardson Lucas papers consist of the correspondence, writings, lectures and notes of June Richardson Lucas, and pamphlets, newspapers, and clippings from the 1930s. Most of the material relates to relief work in World War I, international relations and peace efforts in the 1930s, British and Irish politics and relations, and community and women’s groups in the United States.

    Arrangement Statement

    The collection is organized into 14 series: Biographical File; Correspondence; Speeches and Writings; Memoranda; Minutes; Notes; Course and Reading Lists; American Association of University Women; Lectures; Printed Matter; Maps; Photographs; Poems; and Miscellany.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Great Britain--Politics and government--20th century.
    International relief.
    Ireland--Politics and government--20th century.
    United States--Foreign relations--1933-1945.
    World politics.
    World War, 1914-1918--Civilian relief.