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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers, 1851-1975, bulk 1888-1942

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Series 6: Philanthropy Files , 1902-1923, bulk 1915-1920
2 Linear feet
Boxes 15-17

This series consists of files relating to some of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's philanthropic activities spanning from before to just after the First World War, including her donations to various charities (especially war relief organizations), her sponsorship of the American Ambulance Field Hospital in Juilly, France during the First World War, and her support of the Greenwich House Social Settlement. Files primarily consist of correspondence, minutes, reports, and printed material. Among the Juilly Hospital files can be found a book of patient stories and photographs presented to Whitney as memento or token of appreciation, photographs and snapshots (mostly unidentified), a photograph album, and a certificate of service.
Files are arranged alphabetically.
Series has been scanned in entirety, with the exception of some printed material.
Description Container Select
Charities and War Appeals
A, 1916-1920
15
6-9
B, 1916-1920
15
10
C, 1915-1920
15
11-12
D, 1916-1919
15
13
E, 1918-1921
15
14
F, 1915-1920
15
15-16
G, 1917-1920
15
17
H, 1916-1920
15
18
I, 1916-1920
15
19
J, 1917-1919
15
20
K, 1917-1920
15
21
L, 1915-1920
15
22-23
M, 1915-1920
15
24
N, 1915-1920
15
25-31
O, 1916-1920
15
32
P, 1916-1920
15
33-34
R, 1915-1919
15
35
S, 1915-1920
15
36-37
S, 1915-1920
16
1-2
T, 1917-1919
16
3
U, 1917-1920
16
4
V, 1917-1920
16
5
W, 1915-1920
16
6-8
Y, 1917-1920
16
9
Miscellaneous, 1915-1920
16
10-14
Lists, 1917-1919
16
15
Greenwich House, 1902-1920
16
16-20
Juilly Hospital
Annual Report, 1916
16
21
Book of Patient Stories and Photographs, 1916
16
22
Certificate of Service, circa 1918
16
23
Correspondence
Chronological, 1914
16
24
Chronological, 1915
16
25-27
Chronological, 1916
16
28-31
Chronological, (Copies of Letters to Mother from Alden?), 1916
16
32
Chronological, 1917
16
33-34
Chronological, 1918
16
35
Chronological, 1919
16
36
Chronological, 1920
16
37
Chronological, undated
16
38
Lists, undated
16
39
Photograph Album, undated
17
1
Photographs, undated, 1923
17
2
Photographs, Snapshots, undated
17
3
Postcards, 1916-1917
17
4
Printed Material, 1916-1917
17
5

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