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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Chronology
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Anna Howell Hayward Lisle Papers
    Dates: 1934-1957
    Dates: circa 2001
    Collection number: 2005C64
    Creator: Lisle, Anna Howell Hayward, 1908-2001.
    Collection Size: 2 manuscript boxes (0.6 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Anna Howell Hayward Lisle worked with the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration and Near East Foundation relief efforts in Greece from 1944-1946. The papers include correspondence, reports, and photographs, relating to social conditions and relief work in Greece at the end of World War II.
    Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Administrative Information

    Access

    The collection is open for research
    Access to audiovisual materials requires at least two weeks advance notice. Audiovisual materials include sound recordings, video recordings, and motion picture film. Hoover staff will determine whether use copies of the materials requested can be made available. Some materials may not be accessible even with advance notice. Please contact the Hoover Institution Archives Audiovisual Specialist for further information.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Anna Howell Hayward Lisle Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2005

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Chronology

    1908 Born, Wayne, Pennsylvania, known to friends and family as "Nancy"
    1930-1943 Teacher, Lower School of the Shipley School, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
    1943 First expressed interest in working with World War II relief organizations
    1944-1945 October Began working on a United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) funded project in rural Greece, and was supported by UNRRA through October 1945 while working for the Congregational Christian Service Committee.
    1945 October - 1946 Began working for the Near East Foundation as Director of Child Welfare for the West Coast
    1946 August Returned to the United States, married Clifton Lisle, and settled in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania for the rest of her life.
    2001 November 3 Died, Chester Springs, Pennsylvania

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Anna Howell Hayward Lisle worked with the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration and Near East Foundation relief efforts in Greece from 1944-1946. The papers include correspondence, reports, and photographs, relating to social conditions and relief work in Greece at the end of World War II.
    The documentation describes Lisle's work in Greece, focusing on the villages of Patras, Yannina, Konitsa, and Agrinion (not far from the boarder of Albania) where she was part of an effort to establish youth hostels that hosted local children and children from nearby mountainous regions for three-month periods. The children were bathed, given clothing, shoes, medicine, and inoculations. They were taught in schoolroom settings and nourished with a healthy diet. Lisle also collaborated with many charitable groups, including the General Federation of Women's Clubs, to obtain donations of clothing and other items for the Greek villagers. In addition, she studied the culture and diet of the region, as evidenced in her reports, notes, and correspondence.

    Arrangement

    The collection is organized into three series, Biographical Document, Photographs, and Greek Relief Work.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in Stanford University's online catalog.

    Subjects

    World War, 1939-1945, Civilian relief.
    World War, 1939-1945, Greece.
    International relief.
    United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration.
    Near East Foundation.