|Collection||American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee|
This scrap book consists of forty pages of thick card stock paper. The book is bound front and back with thick black material and two silver screws hold the bindings together. The scrap book is composed of solely news paper clippings.
The theme of the book is the American Red Cross and their work in Chattanooga during World War II, as well as their work overseas (especially Japan). This book focuses on 1942 and 1943. The clippings presented in this book indicate a strong push for homefront nurses. Erlanger hospital is reframed several times, and one articles details the nurses joining the Redcross Reserve. Additionally, a push for better understanding of nutrition and education is apparent through the articles.
There are several foldout, full page, pages in this scrap book. Most of these fold outs show nurses in various uniforms. A few pages have small amounts of colored ink.
Several key events are highlighted throughout the scrap book. McClure was a prominent Red Cross nurse in Chattanooga and she is referenced multiple times. A march and parade honoring the red cross took place in Chattanooga towards the end of 1943 and both are detailed here. A dispute over solider's wages made headlines repeatedly, and deaths and MIA solders are listed for several pages near the end of the scrapbook.
Towards the end of the book a photo from 1943 shows Market street as it looked over 50 years ago.
Also of note, in 1942, a Hollywood cooperation donated half a million dollars to the Red Cross. This amount in 1942 would have the same buying power as 7.1 million dollars in 2014 according to The United States Department of Labor's CBI calculator.
a-fffff) 110 pieces of newspaper have fallen from the pages and 5 negatives accompany the scrap book (see 2013.032.073.a-e).
|Extent of Description||18.00" x 16.50"|