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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement Statement

  • Title: F. Marguerite Jacobs-Pauwels papers
    Date (inclusive): 1899-1965
    Collection Number: 65027
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: French
    Physical Description: 12 manuscript boxes (4.8 linear feet)
    Abstract: The F. Marguerite Jacobs-Pauwels papers provide a record of the life and career of a Belgian woman active in public service and charitable work in her native country over a period of 50 years. These activities included caring for orphaned children and wounded soldiers during and after World War I, and heading a campaign after World War II for the recognition of Belgian army veterans and resistance fighters.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Jacobs-Pauwels, F. Marguerite.

    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], F. Marguerite Jacobs-Pauwels papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1965.

    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 library catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical/Historical Note

    1915-1923 Director, Foyer des Orphelins, Charleroi, Belgium
    1924 Secretary, Ligue Nationale Belge contre le Péril Vénérien
    1944-1952 President, L'Oeuvre des Médailles de la Libération et du Triomphe

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The F. Marguerite Jacobs-Pauwels papers provide a record of the life and career of a Belgian woman active in public service and charitable work in her native country over a period of 50 years. These activities included caring for orphaned children and wounded soldiers during and after World War I, and heading a campaign after World War II for the recognition of Belgian army veterans and resistance fighters. The majority of the collection is organized into files corresponding to the various institutions and organizations Jacobs-Pauwels was associated with. The largest of these files relates to her directorship of an orphanage in Charleroi, Belgium in the years 1915-1923. The materials in this file include correspondence, administrative records, and reports concerning the operations of the institution. These documents give information on the needs of the children in the orphanage, the care that they received, as well as the various sources of funding and materials that the orphanage received. They also detail the role of the American Red Cross and the Commission for Relief in Belgium (C.R.B.) in providing aid to the orphanage. Another important file in the papers pertains to an organization headed by Jacobs-Pauwels after World War II, l'Oeuvre des Médailles de la Libération et du Triomphe. This organization raised money to provide medals to combatants in the war, including veterans of the Belgian army and resistance movement. The file is largely comprised of correspondence and reports, with details on medal recipients and the activities of provincial committees of the organization. Personal correspondence in the papers includes letters exchanged over many years between Jacobs-Pauwels and Charlotte Kellogg, who participated in the aid efforts of the C.R.B.. There are letters to other correspondents in which Jacobs-Pauwels expresses her views on Belgian politics. The papers also contain a small number of lectures and articles by Jacobs-Pauwels, as well as some writings by other individuals.

    Arrangement Statement

    The collection is arranged into 11 series: Biographical file; Correspondence; Speeches and writings; Subject file; Photographs; Hospices Civils file; Foyer des Orphelins file; Ligue Nationale Belge contre le Péril Vénérien file; L'Oeuvre des Médailles de la Libération et du Triomphe file; Speeches and writings by others; Memorabilia

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Foyer des Orphelins (Charleroi, Belgium).
    Orphans and orphan-asylums--Belgium--Charleroi.
    World War, 1914-1918--Belgium.
    World War, 1914-1918--Children.
    World War, 1914-1918--Civilian relief.