Ebertha Roelofs papers
Collection consists of photographs, postcards and travel guides pertaining to Ebertha Roelofs' assignment and travels in Europe. Included is also an embroidered cloth.
Language of Materials
Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.
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Ebertha Mary Josephine Roelofs (November 17, 1883, Grand Rapids, Michigan) - December 31, 1970, Pomona, California) graduated from University of Michigan (A.B. in English and Education) in 1908. After serving as school teacher and principal in East Jordan and Grand Rapids, she signed up for war work with the YWCA in 1918. In 1919, she was assigned to war work in Russia, however, permission to enter Russia was not granted. Between July 1919 and November 1920, Ebertha Roelofs traveled to Norway, Sweden and Finland where in Viborg she engaged in YWCA efforts to assist refugees from Russia for six months during the first half of 1920. Before returning to the United States, she also visited Denmark, France, England and Switzerland. After her return, Ebertha Roelofs continued her service as the YWCA National Town Secretary in Atlanta, Georgia, and in Tulsa, Oklahoma, until 1927. Having resumed teaching after that, she founded Country Day School in Dallas, Texas, where she remained until 1958.
1.5 Linear Feet
Collection acquired from Helen Verbrugge in 1995.
- Refugees Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Social services Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War, 1914-1918 Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Young Womens Christian Association of the U.S.A. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Inventory of the Ebertha Roelofs papers.
- IHRC Archives
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding Aid in English
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