A Register of the Anna Howell Hayward Lisle Papers

Prepared by Elizabeth Konzak
Hoover Institution Archives
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A Register of the Anna Howell Hayward Lisle Papers

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Prepared by:
Elizabeth Konzak
Encoded by:
ByteManagers using OAC finding aid conversion service specifications
© 2007 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

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

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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.


Container List

 

Biographical File, 1953-1957, circa 2001.

Scope and Content Note

Includes a bound document, created circa 2001 with biographical information and photocopies of correspondence from 1934-1957, training documentation, and general personal correspondence.
Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Biographical Document, circa 2001.

Scope and Content Note

Bound document with Biographical Information and photocopies of correspondence from 1934-1957
Box/Folder: 1 : 2

Training and Experience Document, circa 1943

Box/Folder: 1 : 3

Correspondence (photocopies) unrelated to Greece, 1934-1957

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

Relief of the Northern Provinces of Greece calendar, 1953

Box/Folder: 1 : 5

Christmas cards and clippings, circa 1945-1950.

Scope and Content Note

Some cards include photographs of Greece
Box/Folder: 1

Photographs, circa 1945-1946.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white prints and negatives of landscapes, villages, people, children, camps, youth hostels, and aid workers in Greece. Some photographs are labeled with the city Konitsa.
Box/Folder: 1 : 6

"Nancy" Anna Hayward Lisle with other aid workers, circa 1946

Box/Folder: 1 : 7

Near East Foundation photograph album with captions, circa 1946

Box/Folder: 2 : 1

Konitsa, Greece, prints and negatives, circa 1945-1946

Box/Folder: 2 : 2-3

Greece, prints, circa 1945-1946

Box/Folder: 2 : 4-5

Greece, prints and negatives, circa 1945-1946

 

Greek Relief Work, 1945-1950.

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence, reports, notes, and other documentation describing the social and economic conditions in Greece after World War II and the relief work conducted by organizations such as the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) and the Near East Foundation
Box/Folder: 2 : 6-8

Notebook, 1945

Scope and Content Note

(3 folders) Describes visits to villages
 

United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA),

Box/Folder: 2 : 9

General, 1945

Box/Folder: 2 : 10

Field and Headquarters visit reports, 1945

Box/Folder: 2 : 11

Report on the problem of changing food habits, an analysis of the diet of a Macedonian peasant, undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 12

Personnel Information, 1945-1946

Box/Folder: 2 : 13

Report on the General Situation of Zakynthos, circa 1946

 

Near East Foundation

Box/Folder: 2 : 14-16

Reports and Correspondence, 1945-1950

Scope and Content Note

(3 folders)
Box/Folder: 2 : 17

Publicity, 1945

Box/Folder: 2 : 18

Brochures and photographs, circa 1945-1946

Box/Folder: 2 : 19

Packages from USA, 1946

Box/Folder: 2 : 20

Foreign Director's report, Fall 1946