Register of the Clelia Duel Mosher Papers

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Register of the Clelia Duel Mosher Papers

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
Processed by:
Lisa Miller
Date Completed:
2002
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Clelia Duel Mosher papers,
Date (inclusive): 1898-1937
Collection number: XX249
Creator: Mosher, Clelia Duel, 1863-1940
Collection Size: 7 manuscript boxes (2.4 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, writings, office files, photographs, and postcards, relating to relief work of the Red Cross in France from 1917 to 1919, and to the promotion of health education for women in the United States. Includes correspondence with Lou Henry Hoover.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Clelia Duel Mosher Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired.

Biographical Note

1863 December 16 Born, Albany, New York
1893 A.B, zoology, Stanford University
1894 A.M., physiology, Stanford University
1900 M.D., Johns Hopkins University
1910 Assistant Professor, personal hygiene, and Medical Advisor of Women, Stanford University
1917-1919 Medical Investigator, Children's Bureau, and subsequently Assistant/Associate Medical Adviser, Bureau of Refugees, American Red Cross, Paris
1923 Associate Professor, Stanford University
1928 Professor, Stanford University
1929 Professor emeritus, Stanford University
1940 Died, Palo Alto, California

Scope and Content Note

The Clelia Duel Mosher papers relate to child welfare and other relief work performed by the American Red Cross in France during World War I, women war workers, and conditions in France in 1918. They also provide limited information about medical views of women's physical abilities in the 1910s and 1920s.
Mosher was Medical Investigator for the American Red Cross Children's Bureau, which provided medical care for children whose lives were disrupted by World War I. Mosher helped open a dispensary at Corbeil, establish a hospital at Limoges, and enlarge the Preventorium for Boys at Tumiac; she also took a convoy of sixty children from Paris to Evian during the bombardment of Paris. Much of her work involved inspecting and reporting on conditions at dispensaries, hospitals, schools, and other facilities, as well as some individual families in need. Her reports, in memorandum form in the American Red Cross File, describe conditions and itemize needs. While focused on institutions serving children, some reports also include general information about adults, families, communities, and public health.
The Correspondence series, in particular the letters Mosher regularly wrote to her mother Sarah Burritt Mosher, provides anecdotes about welfare work in France and general information about life in wartime France. The Speeches and Writings series includes a number of war sketches based on Mosher's experiences.
Mosher also served as an official photographer for the American Red Cross. More than 200 prints (including many duplicates) of American Red Cross personnel and activities are included in the Photographs and Postcards series. It is presumed that Mosher took many of these photographs. However, most of the prints are not identified by name of photographer or subject. The bulk of the circa 340 postcards relate to France and depict tourist sites, scenes of war damage, wartime posters, and health messages printed by the American Red Cross.
Some information about Mosher's work on women's athletics and physical education may be found in the Speeches and Writings series. Additional information is available in the Correspondence series, particularly with Lou Henry Hoover, who was Vice President of the National Amateur Athletic Federation of America in the early 1920s. Topics covered include apparel, competitive sports, menstruation, and muscular strength.
Additional papers of Clelia Duel Mosher, including the bulk relating to research work on women's physical education, are housed at the Stanford University Archives (Collection Number SC 011).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.

Subjects

American National Red Cross.
International relief.
Women--Health and hygiene.
World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1914-1918--Civilian relief.
World War, 1914-1918--France.
World War, 1914-1918--War work.
France.
United States--Foreign relations.
Hoover, Lou Henry, 1874-1944.


Series Description

box 1

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, 1910-1931.

Scope and Content Note

Biographical sketches, certificates, commendations, correspondence, passport, receipts, arranged alphabetically by physical form
box 1

DIARIES, 1918-1922.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically
box 1-2

CORRRESPONDENCE, 1907-1940.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent
box 3

SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, 1890-1925.

Scope and Content Note

Notes, clippings, drafts, reprints, reviews, transcript, arranged chronologically by title
box 4-5

AMERICAN RED CROSS FILE, 1917-1919.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, index cards, issuances, memoranda, minutes of meetings, notes, publications, reports, transportation orders, arranged alphabetically by physical form
box 5-6

PRINTED MATTER, 1915-1940.

Scope and Content Note

Booklets, bulletins, clippings, form letters, programs, reports, arranged alphabetically by name of organization or company
box 6

EPHEMERA, 1918?

Scope and Content Note

Alimentation cards, baggage tags, bread tickets, leaflets, opera programs and ticket stubs, poems, ration cards, signs, unarranged
box 6

MEMORABILIA, 1918-1919?

Scope and Content Note

Buttons, place card, ribbon, small steel fork, uniform insignia, unarranged
box 6-7

PHOTOGRAPHS AND POSTCARDS, 1891-1925.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs arranged alphabetically by subject, followed by loose postcards and postcards arranged in an album

Container List

Box/Folder 1

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, 1910-1931

Box/Folder 1 : 1

General, 1912-1922

Box/Folder 1 : 2

Appointment correspondence, American Red Cross, 1917

Box/Folder 1 : 3

Appointment papers, Stanford University, 1910-1929

Box/Folder 1 : 4

Biographical sketches,1919-1931

Box/Folder 1 : 5

Certificate and commendation, American Red Cross, 1919

Box/Folder 1 : 6

Passport, 1917

 

DIARIES, 1918-1922

Box/Folder 1 : 7

Paris, 1918-1919

Box/Folder 1 : 8

European trip, 1922

 

CORRESPONDENCE, 1907-1940

 

General

Box/Folder 1 : 9

A

Box/Folder 1 : 10

B

Box/Folder 1 : 11

C

Box/Folder 1 : 12

D

Box/Folder 1 : 13

E

Box/Folder 1 : 14

F

Box/Folder 1 : 15

H

Box/Folder 1 : 16

I

Box/Folder 1 : 17

J

Box/Folder 1 : 18

K

Box/Folder 1 : 19

M

Box/Folder 1 : 20

N

Box/Folder 1 : 21

P

Box/Folder 1 : 22

R

Box/Folder 1 : 23

S

Box/Folder 1 : 24

T

Box/Folder 1 : 25

W

 

Unidentified

Box/Folder 1 : 26

General

Box/Folder 1 : 27

Elena, 1918-1929

Box/Folder 1 : 28

Phyllis, 1922-1925

Box/Folder 1 : 29

American Red Cross, 1919-1920

Box/Folder 1 : 30

Bassot, Mlle., 1918-1923

Box/Folder 1 : 31

Burrell, Ellen, 1917-1937

Box/Folder 1 : 32

Burrett, Emeline, 1917-1922

Box/Folder 1 : 33

Burrett, Lydia, 1922-1928

Box/Folder 1 : 34

Clayton, H., 1918-1920

Box/Folder 1 : 35

Coolidge, Mary Roberts, 1907-1937

Box/Folder 1 : 36

Farrand, Margaret, 1918-1919

Box/Folder 1 : 37

Faure, Marielouise, 1918-1922

Box/Folder 1 : 38

Haynes, Royal Storrs, Dr., 1919-1922

Box/Folder 1 : 39

Hoover, Lou Henry, 1913-1940

Box/Folder 2 : 1

Johnson, Edith E., Dr., 1917-1919

Box/Folder 2 : 2

Low, Barbara, 1918

Box/Folder 2 : 3

Lucas, June Richardson, 1918

Box/Folder 2 : 4

Mosher, Eliza, Dr., 1915-1928

Box/Folder 2 : 5-12

Mosher, Sarah Burritt (Mrs. Cornelius D.), 1911-1920

Box/Folder 2 : 13

Owen, Ethel Dale, Dr., 1918

Box/Folder 2 : 14

Palmer, Virginia Murray, Dr., 1915-1922

Box/Folder 2 : 15

Perry, Grace, 1908-1936

Box/Folder 2 : 16

Spilman, Ruth Lee, 1922

Box/Folder 2 : 17

Storey, Phyllis Moore, 1918-1923

Box/Folder 2 : 18

Ting, Me-iung, Dr., 1920

Box/Folder 2 : 19

Van Slyke, Dr., 1917

Box/Folder 2 : 20

Vickery, Martha Ellen, 1914-1918

Box/Folder 2 : 21

Walker, May E., Dr., 1918-1920

Box/Folder 2 : 22

Willcox, Mary Alice, Dr., 1915-1934

Box/Folder 2 : 23

Withington, Alfreda, Dr., 1919-1920

Box/Folder 2 : 24

Yost, Mary, 1922

Box/Folder 3

SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, 1890-1925

 

General

Box/Folder 3 : 1

College papers, 1890-1892

Box/Folder 3 : 2

Fragments

Box/Folder 3 : 3

Notes

Box/Folder 3 : 4

"All in a Day's Work," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 3 : 5

"Brittany in War Time," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Notes
Box/Folder 3 : 6

"Health and Efficiency," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 3 : 7

"Medical Examinations and Supervision of Athletics for Women," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Notes
Box/Folder 3 : 8

"Personal Narratives and Letters about The California Earthquake of April 18, 1906," with Corabelle Kimball, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript (incomplete?)
Box/Folder 3 : 9

"War Time Vignettes," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript, printed copy (incomplete)
Box/Folder 3 : 10

"Wayside Inn," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Notes
Box/Folder 3 : 11

Health and the Woman Movement, 1916.

Scope and Content Note

Reviews
Box/Folder 3 : 12

"Somewhere in France, During the War," 1918 February 12.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph, typescript
Box/Folder 3 : 13-14

"The Strength of Women," speech, International Conference of Women Physicians, New York, 1919 September 22.

Scope and Content Note

Mimeograph transcript, clippings
Box/Folder 3 : 15

"A Spring Song," 1920 February 29.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph, typescript
Box/Folder 3 : 16

"Madame," 1921 March 9.

Scope and Content Note

Notes
Box/Folder 3 : 17

"When the Class of 1918 Was Called to the Colors," 1921 March 12.

Scope and Content Note

Notes
Box/Folder 3 : 18

"Amalfi," 1922 September 1.

Scope and Content Note

Notes
Box/Folder 3 : 19

"Mothers," 1922 September 7.

Scope and Content Note

Notes
Box/Folder 3 : 20

"Richard Dairnaut's Wife," 1925 May 28.

Scope and Content Note

Notes
Box/Folder 4

AMERICAN RED CROSS FILE, 1917-1919

Box/Folder 4 : 1

Card catalog of women doctors, 1918

Box/Folder 4 : 2

Diary letters of June Richardson Lucas, France, 1917-1918

Box/Folder 4 : 3

Final report, Clelia Duel Mosher, 1918-1919

Box/Folder 4 : 4

Issuances, American Red Cross, 1918-1919

Box/Folder 4 : 5-9

Memoranda and related materials, 1917-1919

Box/Folder 5 : 2-3

Minutes, staff meeting, Children's Bureau, 1918

Box/Folder 5 : 4

Proposal, Argonne Society, n.d.

Box/Folder 5 : 5

Publications, Croix-Rouge Américaine, n.d.

Box/Folder 5 : 6

Report, work of the Children's Bureau, William Palmer Lucas, n.d.

Box/Folder 5 : 7

Reports, American Red Cross in France, 1918

Box/Folder 5 : 8

Transportation orders and passes, 1918

 

PRINTED MATTER, 1915-1940

 

General - Clippings

Box/Folder 5 : 9

Daughters of the American Revolution, 1930

Box/Folder 5 : 10

War, 1915-1923

Box/Folder 5 : 11

Allied Women on War Service, 1918

Box/Folder 5 : 12

American Fund for French Wounded, n.d.

Box/Folder 5 : 13

American Posture League, 1928

Box/Folder 5 : 14

American Women's Hospitals, 1918

Box/Folder 5 : 15

Angier Chemical Company, 1919

Box/Folder 5 : 16

Argonne Association, 1923

Box/Folder 5 : 17

B. Pasquale Company, n.d.

Box/Folder 5 : 18

British Army and Navy Leave Club, Paris, n.d.

Box/Folder 5 : 19

Butterick Publishing Company, n.d.

Box/Folder 5 : 20

California Civic League, n.d.

Box/Folder 6 : 1

Committee to Defend America by Aiding Allies, 1940

Box/Folder 6 : 2

Cunard Line, n.d.

Box/Folder 6 : 3

L'École pour L'École, 1920

Box/Folder 6 : 4

Internationl Conference of Women Physicians, 1919

Box/Folder 6 : 5

Jean Cussac, Paris, 1918

Box/Folder 6 : 6

League to Enforce Peace, 1919

Box/Folder 6 : 7

Mead Johnson and Company, n.d.

Box/Folder 6 : 8

Medical Women's Federation, 1918

Box/Folder 6 : 9

National Adult School Union, n.d.

Box/Folder 6 : 10

National Amateur Athletic Federation, 1924-1926

Box/Folder 6 : 11

National Association of Manufacturers, 1939

Box/Folder 6 : 12

Paris Chamber of Commerce, 1917-1919

Box/Folder 6 : 13

La Résidence Sociale, 1921-1936

Box/Folder 6 : 14

Société des Gens de Lettres, n.d.

Box/Folder 6 : 15

Stanford University, 1915

Box/Folder 6 : 16

United States. Food Administration, n.d.

Box/Folder 6 : 17

United States. Office of Home Economics, n.d.

Box/Folder 6 : 18

United States. Public Health Service, 1918

Box/Folder 6 : 19

United States. Treasury Department, 1917

Box/Folder 6 : 20-23

EPHEMERA, 1918?

Scope and Content Note

Alimentation cards, baggage tags, bread tickets, leaflets, opera programs and ticket stubs, poems, ration cards, and signs
Box/Folder 6 : 24

MEMORABILIA, 1918-1919?

Scope and Content Note

Buttons, place card, ribbon, small steel fork, and uniform insignia
 

PHOTOGRAPHS AND POSTCARDS, 1891-1925

 

Photographs

 

General

Box/Folder 6 : 25

16 prints depicting friends and family

Box/Folder 6 : 26

11 prints depicting North American scenes?

Box/Folder 6 : 27

2 prints depicting Stanford University

 

American Red Cross

Box/Folder 6 : 28

20 prints depicting buildings and grounds

Box/Folder 6 : 29-30

65 prints depicting children

Box/Folder 6 : 31

4 prints depicting documents

Box/Folder 6 : 32

6 prints depicting hospital treatment

Box/Folder 6 : 33

42 prints depicting landscapes and street scenes

Box/Folder 6 : 34

19 prints depicting officials

Box/Folder 7 : 1

12 prints depicting personnel in uniform

Box/Folder 7 : 2

16 prints depicting refugees and others

Box/Folder 7 : 3-4

62 prints depicting women personnel in uniform

 

Postcards

Box/Folder 7 : 5

55 loose postcards primarily depicting France

Box/Folder 7 : 6

Souvenir album containing 385 postcards primarily depicting France