Yale University Libraries and Collections

RELIEF EFFORTS

EXAMPLES OF SECONDARY SOURCES

  • Sharon Ouditt, Fighting Forces, Writing Women: Identity and Ideology in the First World War (1994)
  • Peter Gatell, A Whole Empire Walking: Refugees in Russia During World War I (1999)

AREAS TO EXPLORE

  • Children and the war
  • Food supply
  • Refugees
  • Personal narratives of relief workers
  • Religious organizations
  • Responses to the Armenian genocide
  • Women and relief work

EXAMPLES OF MATERIALS RELATED TO RELIEF EFFORTS

  • Elizabeth Hudson collection of E. Somerville & personal papers, 1879-1970. GEN MSS 28
  • Alliance Francaise Groups de New Haven records, 1907-1944 (inclusive). MS 1268
  • Kellog-Dickie papers, 1862-1995 (inclusive). MS 626.
  • Relief of Armenians: hearings before the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs. CIS Hrgs MF Gp 1-H146-11
  • Relief of European Populations: hearings before the United States House Committee on Ways and Means. CIS Hrgs MF Gp 1-H250-Pt. 4-1
  • Letters from a French Hospital. WB 36549
  • Letters from a Canadian stretch bearer. Film B9083:1
  • Organization of American relief in Europe, 1918-1919, including negotiations leading up to the establishment of the Office of Director General of Relief at Paris by the Allied and associated powers. Bi66 850br
  • Report of the Red Cross commission to France, July-December, 1918. Bi66 0830
  • Bulletin. American Relief Clearing House. Y Bi66 855r
  • Britain's civilian volunteers; authorized story of the British Voluntary Aid Detachment work in the great war. Bi66860f
  • Transportation of Relief Supplies in Naval Colliers (1916). Mudd, Government Documents Center. CIS Hrgs Gp 2-HN 64-A 16.

Hold up your end! Poster

"Hold up your end!" World War I era poster. War Poster Collection, Manuscripts & Archives, Yale University Library. MSSA.MS.0671. Box 17. Folder 067. File name 006995.tif.

USE ORBIS TO FIND BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, ARCHIVAL MATERIAL

  • World War, 1914-1918—American Red Cross
  • World War, 1914-1918—Atrocities
  • World War, 1914-1918—Chaplains
  • World War, 1914-1918—Civilian Relief
  • World War, 1914-1918—Economic aspects
  • World War, 1914-1918—Equipment and supplies
  • World War, 1914-1918—Evacuation of civilians
  • World War, 1914-1918—Food Supply
  • World War, 1914-1918—Health aspects
  • World War, 1914-1918—Hospitals, charities, etc
  • World War, 1914-1918—Hospitals
  • World War, 1914-1918—Medical care
  • World War, 1914-1918—Personal narratives