American Fund for French Wounded.
Manuscripts and Archives Division
- .83 linear feet (2 boxes)
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
The collection consists of correspondence, administrative records, reports, circular letters, pamphlets, bulletins, and a few clippings and photographs. Much of the correspondence is between Mrs. Schuyler van Rensselaer, the New York president of the AFFW, and Anna Vail, the treasurer of the Paris Depot. There is additional correspondence of other members and volunteers. Most of these documents, along with circular letters, report on the delivery of supplies to French hospitals, often describing in detail the physical conditions of hospitals and other locations and the individual conditions of the wounded, and including lists of needed materials. There are some letters, mostly in French, from hospitals and other organizations thanking the AFFW for its services.
The American Fund for French Wounded was founded by American women living abroad to provide relief to wounded soldiers in France during World War I.
Controlled Access Terms
- American Fund for French Wounded.
- War relief -- France.
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Hospitals -- France.
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Civilian relief.
- Photographic prints.
Additional Creator Names
- Vail, Anna Murray.
- Van Rensselaer, Schuyler, Mrs., 1851-1934.