MG 502 - American Red Cross Collection

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Scope and Content

The collection contains the records of the Harrisburg Chapter of the American Red Cross from 1917 to 1984 and three minute books of the Mechanicsburg Chapter from 1917-1963.

The records of the Harrisburg Chapter include the charter granted in October, 1917; correspondence, 1917-19, 1937; correspondence to Elnora Hunsicker, 1940; publications and advertisement brochures from 1918 to 1982 including the First-Aid Textbook, 1940, "Fifty Years of Red Cross in Harrisburg," 1967, the newsletter, "Chapterings," from 1958-73, annual reports, 1956-7 & 1985-86 and other items announcing various programs and services; scrapbooks of the Voice from the Home Program, 1961-68; miscellaneous items such as a paper on the Clinic Program, news articles and advertisements and a meeting program for 1940; certificates, awards, and proclamations, 1920-1984.

Collection, also, contains the minute books of the Mechanicsburg Chapter, 1917-1943, 1943-1954, 1954-1963.

Contains twelve phonograph records (33 1/3 RPM) of Red Cross Programs, Anthology, Spot Radio, and Junior Red Cross Gift Program.

The remainder of the collection consists of scrapbooks of Red Cross programs, activities, campaigns, events, etc. primarily made up of newspaper clippings, but including photographs, correspondence, Red Cross brochures, and more, 1924-1988, but missing the decade of the 1960's.

Date(s): 1917-1988

Extent: N/A