Subject File, 1861-1952
Clara Barton’s Subject File reflects a variety of persons and organizations from throughout her professional life and from the various causes that she supported. The file includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, notes and working papers, printed matter, and miscellaneous items on a variety of topics including, the Friends of the Missing Men of the U.S. Army, Andersonville Prison, the Grand Army of the Republic Woman’s Relief Corps, relief efforts for civilians during the Franco-Prussian War, women’s suffrage, temperance, the Spanish-American War, and Barton’s brief employment as superintendent of the Woman’s Reformatory Prison in Sherborn, Massachusetts. There is also documentation of the Woman’s National Relief Association, later known as the Blue Anchor, a rival organization of the American Red Cross.
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