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Atlanta Chapter Report, American Red Cross

Atlanta Chapter Report, American Red Cross

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Atlanta Chapter Report, American Red Cross
Identification: MF005
Date: 1947
Size/Quantity: 0.05 linear feet (one archival folder)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Georgia Institute of Technology. Library and Information Center.
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:The Atlanta Chapter Report, American Red Cross is a single issue of the Atlanta Chapter's newsletter, dated March 1947. It contains an article concerning a flu epidemic on the Georgia Tech campus.

Biographical/Historical Note

In 1947, the Atlanta Chapter, American Red Cross reached over 2,000 servicemen, veterans, and their families monthly through its Home Service division. Other major divisions of the Atlanta Chapter included First Aid, Water Safety, Accident Prevention, Home Nursing, Nutrition Service, and Junior Red Cross, but the Chapter offered eighteen continuous services. The March 1947 newsletter, distributed as a fundraising tool, highlighted the Chapter's activities. At that time, Oby T. Brewer served as chairman of the Atlanta Chapter.


Scope and Content Note

The Atlanta Chapter Report, American Red Cross is a single issue of the Atlanta Chapter's newsletter, dated March 1947 (volume 1, number 6). It contains a front-page article on the assistance provided by the Chapter's Nurses Aides during a flu epidemic on the Georgia Tech campus in late February 1947. The nurses aides, listed in the article, worked three shifts a day to care for the ill students.


Index Terms

Epidemics--Georgia--Atlanta.
Georgia Institute of Technology. History.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite the American Red Cross, Atlanta Chapter Report (MF005), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Provenance

The Library and Information Center purchased this item in 2000 (Accession #2001.009).

Processing Information

Susan J. Illis processed this item in 2001.

Revisions to Finding Aid

2005:
  • Finding aid converted from Encoded Archival Description Version 1.0 to Version 2002 by Christine de Catanzaro. September 2010: Finding aid imported into Archivists' Toolkit.

  • Restrictions

    Restrictions: Access

    None.

    Restrictions: Use

    Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.


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