William and Eleanor Bumstead Stevenson papers, 1812-1987 (bulk 1942-1987)

Stevenson, William Edwards, 1900-1985


18.6 linear ft.
Correspondence, scrapbooks, mss. of writings, tape recordings, photos, and other items, relating to Stevenson's legal career in New York, N.Y. (1925-1942); overseas service with American National Red Cross during World War II (1942-1944); presidency at Oberlin (1946-1959); higher education; and his involvement with various committees and organizations, including Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies (1967-1970); together with correspondence, oral history interview (1969), invitations, tape recordings, travel itineraries, clippings, and photos, relating to Stevenson's activities as ambassador to the Philippines (1961-1964). Includes business and personal correspondence, including letters from American and British soldiers serving in Italy; articles from the Saturday Evening Post, which led to Eleanor Bumstead Stevenson's book I Knew Your Soldier (1944); and other materials, relating to Eleanor Bumstead Stevenson, wife of William Edwards Stevenson, and her activities as a Red Cross worker and the relief efforts in North Africa and Italy during World War II. Topics include Red Cross regulations, supply requests, establishment of Red Cross clubs, clubmobile units and hospitals on the Anzio and Salerno beachheads and other fighting fronts of the 5th U.S. Army, and personal feelings of the soldiers. Other correspondents include American generals Mark Clark and George S. Patton and Richard F. Allen.
Lawyer, president of Oberlin College, and U.S. ambassador.
In part, transcripts (typewritten).
Additional William Edwards Stevenson papers (1943-1961) as Oberlin College president are also held by The repository.
Finding aid in the repository.

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