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Clara Barton Papers

Clara Barton, who lived from 1821-1912, is well-known as the pioneering nurse and humanitarian who founded the American Red Cross, but she was also a teacher, philanthropist, women's suffrage advocate, and one of the first female federal employees. Those interested in learning more about this remarkable woman and her legacy would do well to visit this extensive collection of Barton's papers, made available by the Library of Congress. Here, readers can peruse the collection's approximately 62,000 items, which include Barton's personal papers (diaries and journals), official papers (financial and organizational records), and assorted other media (including scrapbooks of contemporary newspaper articles). The majority of this collection dates from 1861 to 1912, though the full collection spans the years 1805-1958. It is organized into eleven series, and the Library of Congress has helpfully provided a finding aid in both PDF and HTML format containing links to the collection's digital content. In addition to this trove of primary resources, educators may also want to check out the related teaching resources, as well as the expert resources, linked in the left sidebar.
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Date of Scout Publication
March 8th, 2019
Date Of Record Creation
March 5th, 2019 at 1:06pm
Date Of Record Release
March 6th, 2019 at 8:02am
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