Inventory of the Polish Grey Samaritans records

Processed by Hoover Institution Archives Staff and Sara Ramsey
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Phone: (650) 723-3563
Fax: (650) 725-3445
Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
© 2008
Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Inventory of the Polish Grey Samaritans records

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Hoover Institution Archives Staff, revised by Sara Ramsey, 2012
Date Completed:
2009, 2012
Encoded by:
Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC record by David Sun and Microsoft Excel file by Elizabeth Phillips.
© 2009 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Title: Polish Grey Samaritans records
Dates: 1918-1965
Collection Number: 57026
Creator: Polish Grey Samaritans.
Collection Size: 3 manuscript boxes (1.2 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives .
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Memoirs, reports, correspondence, printed matter, photographs, and memorabilia, relating to relief activities carried out in Poland at the end of World War I, and to conditions in Poland at that time. Includes memoirs by Martha Gedgowd and Amy Pryor Tapping, members of the Polish Grey Samaritans.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages: English

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.
The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

Publication Rights

For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Polish Grey Samaritans records, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1957.

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/Historical Note

Organization of Polish-American women relief workers.

Scope and Content of Collection

Memoirs, reports, correspondence, printed matter, photographs, and memorabilia, relating to relief activities carried out in Poland at the end of World War I, and to conditions in Poland at that time. Includes memoirs by Martha Gedgowd and Amy Pryor Tapping, members of the Polish Grey Samaritans.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
International relief.
Polish Americans.
World War, 1914-1918--Civilian relief.
World War, 1914-1918--Poland.
Poland--Economic conditions 1918-1945.
Poland--Social conditions.
Gedgowd, Martha.
Tapping, Amy Pryor.


Box/Folder: 1 : 1

"Preparation for Polish Grey's in USA," 1918-1919

Box/Folder: 1 : 2

Amy Tapping documents and photos of Grey Ladies, circa 1919

Box/Folder: 1 : 3

First trip correspondence and pamphlets, circa 1920

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

Background materials and booklist, circa 1920

Scope and Content Note

Includes "The Polish Grey Samaritans - An Adventure in Americanization"
Box/Folder: 1 : 5

"The First American Peace Corps," May, 1920

Scope and Content Note

The Polish Greys Become Acquainted with the American Relief Administration (ARA). The Polish Greys Become Permanent Members of the A.R.A
Box/Folder: 1 : 6

Poland food distribution correspondence, relief work reports, and maps, September 1920

Box/Folder: 1 : 7

Polish G.S. General, circa 1920, 1934, 1944, 1957

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper clippings, personal accounts, letters; From Poland to Africa
Box/Folder: 1 : 8

"How the Polish Grey Samaritains Met the Bolshevik Advance into Poland" manuscript, July, 1922

Box/Folder: 1 : 9

Amy Tapping correspondence, 1963-1964

Box/Folder: 1 : 10

Polish Grey Ladies, Amy Tapping correspondence, 1964-1965

Box/Folder: 1 : 11

Luncheon in Honor of the Polish Grey Samaritans Unit of the Y.W.C.A, invitation and correspondence, 15 August 1921

Box/Folder: 1 : 12

Polish Grey Samaritans, expenses and financial reports, 1923

Box/Folder: 1 : 13

Clothing distributions, December 1919

Box/Folder: 1 : 14

Kopeck's illness payment, circa 1922

Box/Folder: 1 : 15

Cablegrams , circa 1922

Box/Folder: 2 : 1

Amy Tapping, official documents, 1919-1922

Box/Folder: 2 : 2

Bulletins and correspondence providing accounts of individual Grey Samaritans members and their role in Poland, circa 1922

Box/Folder: 2 : 3

Correspondence, travel arrangements, and reports, 1920-1925

Box/Folder: 2 : 4

Martha Gedgowd's account of her experiences in Poland, 1919-1923

Box/Folder: 2 : 5-6

Reports and experiences of Polish Grey Samaritans, circa 1920

Scope and Content Note

Includes Felicia Krotaviez and Mary Andrezsy, among others
Box/Folder: 2 : 7

Correspondence, reports, experiences, circa 1921

Box/Folder: 2 : 8

"The Story of the Polish Grey Samaritans," August 1920 - July 1922

Scope and Content Note

Includes description of their last two years in Poland
Box/Folder: 3 : 1-2

Notebook with personal accounts of the Polish Grey Samaritans, Monitor Polish Daily blank notebook, 11 November 1941

Box/Folder: 3 : 3

"The Problem of Cieszyn Silesia: Facts and Documents," October 1943

Box/Folder: 3 : 4

Accounts notebook, 2 October 1920

Box/Folder: 3 : 5

"American Relief Administration European Children's Fund Mission to Poland," publication including statistics, goals, and accomplishments, 1919-1922

Box/Folder: 3 : 6

Martha Graczyk notebook and reports, undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 1

Martha Graczyk notebook and reports (contd.), undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 2

Emily Graves, photographs and descriptions of Warsaw, 1920-1922

Box/Folder: 4 : 3

Photographs, general, undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 4

Photographs and postcards of soldiers, and the Polish Grey Samaritans Lodge, 1919-1921

Box/Folder: 4 : 5

Photographs of groups, ships, the Statue of Liberty, and reunions, and correspondence from Martha Graczyk, circa 1919, 1933

Box/Folder: 4 : 6

Photographs of a YMCA school room, undated

Box: 5

Photograph albums, undated

Box/Folder: 5 : 1

Album cover, undated

Box/Folder: 5 : 2

Loose photographs from album, undated

Box/Folder: 5 : 3

Daily activities in Germany and France, undated

Box/Folder: 5 : 4

Daily activities in Warsaw, circa 1919

Box/Folder: 5 : 5

A.R.A children's food kitchen and miscellaneous, undated

Box/Folder: 5 : 6

Harvest, prisoners, miscellany, undated

Box/Folder: 5 : 7

Polish villages, undated

Box/Folder: 5 : 8

Anna Kopec, Helen Mielcarrer, and miscellany, undated