Elizabeth Greene Gardiner Papers,

Collection Number: 2996

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Elizabeth Greene Gardiner papers, 1847-1968, 1910-1968 (bulk)
Collection Number:
2996
Creator:
Elizabeth Greene Gardiner, 1890-
Quantity:
4 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, photographs, identification papers, essays, pamphlets, poems, prayers, and memorabilia.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Primarily letters written by Elizabeth Gardiner to members of her family and friends concerning her personal life and her professional career as a social worker and professor. Also, photographs, official identification papers, her student essays, pamphlets, poems, prayers and memorabilia; and correspondence of other family members and friends.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Elizabeth Greene Gardiner was a social worker and professor. She served as a nurse's aide with the Italian Red Cross in Imola, Italy (1915-1916) and with the British Expeditionary Force in France (1917-1919). She was involved in medical social work on Ellis Island (1919-1922) and at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital (1926-1928). From 1928 to 1938 she was assistant professor at the University of Minnesota; during 1931 she served as exchange lecturer at the University of Liverpool, England. She also served as a consultant for the National Society for the Prevention of Blindness (1939-1942), an analyst of convalescent homes for the Committee on Convalescent Care Practice, New York City (1942-1943), and as a Welfare Officer for the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration in Egypt, Italy and Germany (1944-1946); also intermittently for the Citizen's Committee on Displaced Persons, New York City, the American Committee for Emigre Scholars, Writers and Artists, New York City, and the Travelers Aid Society, Nashville, Tennessee. Gardiner received her academic training at Simmons College School of Social Work, Columbia University, and the University of Chicago. She was involved in numerous professional organizations, and visited many social, health, and educational agencies in Europe and Asia.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Primarily letters written by Elizabeth Gardiner to members of her family and friends concerning her personal life and her professional career as a social worker and professor. Also, photographs, official identification papers, her student essays, pamphlets, poems, prayers and memorabilia; and correspondence of other family members and friends, including letters written by Elizabeth Gardiner's mother, Eliza Doane Gardiner, to Ellen Parkman Vaughan.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Gardiner, Elizabeth Greene, 1890-
Gardiner, Eliza Doane.
Vaughan, Ellen Parkman, 1873-1912.
American Committee for Emigre Scholars, Writers and Artists (New York, N.Y.)
Citizen's Committee on Displaced Persons (New York, N.Y.)
Committee on Convalescent Care Practice (New York, N.Y.)
Great Britain--Armed Forces--British Expeditionary Force.
National Society for the Prevention of Blindness.
Red Cross. Italy. Italian National Red Cross.
Travelers Aid Society (Nashville, Tenn.)
United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration.
University of Liverpool.
University of Pennsylvania.

Subjects:
Public health.
Social service.
Women--Diaries.
Women college teachers.
Social workers.

Places:
Ellis Island (N.J. and N.Y.)

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographic prints.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Elizabeth Greene Gardiner papers, #2996. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Personal papers and correspondence of Elizabeth G. Gardiner; mostly letters from Eliza Greene Doane Gardiner to Ellen T. Parkman; also early family letters. Beginning 1910, letters from Elizabeth to sisters.
Boxes 1-8
Series II. Subject files dealing with Elizabeth Gardiner's career as social worker in areas such as UNRRA, American Association of Social Workers and Citizens Committee for Displaced Persons. Includes correspondence, reports, news clippings, photographs, pamphlets.
Boxes 9-12
Series III. Photographs and memorabilia, and postal cards mainly from travel.
Boxes 13-14 and Mapcase

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Series I. Personal papers and correspondence
Box 1 Folder 1
Biographical materials
1952, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 2
Correspondence
1847, 1862, 1871-
Box 1 Folder 3
Correspondence
1875-1877
Box 1 Folder 4
Correspondence
1878-1879
Box 1 Folder 5
Correspondence
1880-1885
Box 1 Folder 6
Correspondence
1890, 1893, 1896
Box 1 Folder 7
Correspondence
1900, 1904-1908
Box 1 Folder 8
Correspondence
1910-1911
Box 1 Folder 9
Correspondence
1912-1913
Box 1 Folder 10
Correspondence
1914
Box 1 Folder 11
Correspondence
1915
Box 2 Folder 1
Elizabeth Gardiner scrapbook
June-July 1915
Box 2 Folder 2
Elizabeth Gardiner scrapbook
Aug.-Sept. 1915
Box 2 Folder 3
Elizabeth Gardiner scrapbook
Oct.-Dec. 1915
Box 2 Folder 4
Elizabeth Gardiner scrapbook
Jan.-Mar. 1916
Box 2 Folder 5
Elizabeth Gardiner scrapbook
Apr.-July 1916
Box 2 Folder 6
Elizabeth Gardiner scrapbook
Aug.-Oct. 1916
Box 2 Folder 7
Correspondence
1916
Box 2 Folder 8
Correspondence
Jan.-Mar. 1917
Box 2 Folder 9
Correspondence
Apr.-May 1917
Box 2 Folder 10
Correspondence
June-Aug. 1917
Box 3 Folder 1
Correspondence
Sept.-Nov. 1917
Box 3 Folder 2
Correspondence
Dec. 1917, ca. 1917
Box 3 Folder 3
Correspondence
Jan.-Apr. 1918
Box 3 Folder 4
Correspondence
May-Oct. 1918
Box 3 Folder 5
Correspondence
Nov.-Dec. 1918
Box 3 Folder 6
Correspondence
1919
Box 3 Folder 7
Correspondence
1920-1922
Box 3 Folder 8
Correspondence
1923-1924
Box 3 Folder 9
Correspondence
1925
Box 3 Folder 10
Correspondence
1926-1927
Box 3 Folder 11
Correspondence
1928
Box 3 Folder 12
Correspondence
1929
Box 4 Folder 1
Correspondence
1930-1931
Box 4 Folder 2
Correspondence
1932
Box 4 Folder 3
Correspondence
1933
Box 4 Folder 4
Correspondence
1934-1935
Box 4 Folder 5
Correspondence
1936
Box 4 Folder 6
Correspondence
1937
Box 4 Folder 7
Correspondence
1938
Box 4 Folder 8
Correspondence
1939-1941
Box 4 Folder 9
Correspondence
1942-1943
Box 4 Folder 10
Correspondence
Jan.-June 1944
Box 4 Folder 11
Correspondence
July-Dec. 1944
Box 5 Folder 1
Correspondence
Jan.-May 1945
Box 5 Folder 2
Correspondence
June-Aug. 1945
Box 5 Folder 3
Correspondence
Sept.-Dec. 1945
Box 5 Folder 4
Correspondence
Jan.-Mar. 1946
Box 5 Folder 5
Correspondence
Apr.-June 1946
Box 5 Folder 6
Correspondence
July-Dec. 1946
Box 5 Folder 7
Correspondence
Jan.-Mar. 1947
Box 5 Folder 8
Correspondence
Apr.-Dec. 1947
Box 5 Folder 9
Correspondence
Jan.-June 1948
Box 5 Folder 10
Correspondence
July-Dec. 1948
Box 6 Folder 1
Correspondence
Jan.-Sept. 1949
Box 6 Folder 2
Correspondence
Oct.-Dec. 1949
Box 6 Folder 3
Correspondence
Jan.-Apr. 1950
Box 6 Folder 4
Correspondence
May-Dec. 1950
Box 6 Folder 5
Correspondence
1951
Box 6 Folder 6
Correspondence
1952
Box 6 Folder 7
Correspondence
1953
Box 6 Folder 8
Correspondence
1954
Box 6 Folder 9
Correspondence
1955-1956
Box 6 Folder 10
Correspondence
1957
Box 7 Folder 1
Correspondence
1958-1959
Box 7 Folder 2
Correspondence
1961
Box 7 Folder 3
Correspondence
1962
Box 7 Folder 4
Correspondence
1964
Box 7 Folder 5
Correspondence
1965-1968
Box 7 Folder 6
Correspondence
n.d. (pre-1910?)
Box 7 Folder 7
Correspondence
n.d. (post-1910?)
Box 7 Folder 8
Doane-Gardiner Furniture Inventory
Box 7 Folder 9
Gardiner Estate, Northeast Harbor, Maine (blueprint)
1920
Box 7 Folder 10
Doane-Gardiner Family Newsclippings
1879, 1912-1958
Box 7 Folder 11
Elizabeth Gardiner Identification Papers
1917, 1925, 1945, 1952, 1959
Box 7 Folder 12
Miscellaneous Papers and Memorabilia
1878, 1913-1969
Box 7 Folder 13
Miscellaneous Poems and Prayers
1944-1945, n.d.
Box 7 Folder 14
Early family photographs
Box 8
Elizabeth Gardiner Diaries (some travel accounts, engagements, addresses) 1916, 1919, 1921-1922, 1939-1944, 1946-1968
Box 8
Elizabeth Gardiner Passports and Visas 1916, 1922, 1925, 1931, 1938, 1944-1945, 1951, 1961
Series II. Subject files
Box 9 Folder 1
"AASW - 1949-1950"
1948-1953
Box 9 Folder 2
American Association of Social Workers
1953-1954
Box 9 Folder 3
"AASW - International Social Work Committee - Middle Tennessee Chapter up to Jan. 1955"
1949-1955
Box 9 Folder 4
AASW Stamp Project
1949-1954
Box 9 Folder 5
American Indian Missions
1902, 1914, 1926
Box 9 Folder 6
"Demonstrations of Medical Social Work in Eye Clinics"
1942
Box 9 Folder 7
Displaced Persons
1947
Box 9 Folder 8
Ellis Island
1921-1923
Box 9 Folder 9
"Fight for Freedom, Inc."
1941
Box 9 Folder 10
Harvard Surgical Unit - newsclippings"
1919
Box 9 Folder 11
"International Organization for Social Welfare"
1946-1952
Box 10 Folder 1-3
The Junior League Crippled Children's Home
1948
Box 10 Folder 4
KEEP (Kiyosato Educations Experiments Project)
1960-1963
Box 10 Folder 5
Leprosy
1965, 1968-1969
Box 10 Folder 6
Medical Social Service
1919
Box 10 Folder 7
Newspaper Clippings - Miscellaneous
1877, 1928, 1941-1961
Box 10 Folder 8
Miscellaneous notes - 1947, 1962, 1965, 1968-1969
Box 10 Folder 9
Notes
n.d.
Box 11 Folder 1
Pamphlets - Buchenwald Camp, Hong Kong
1944-1946, 1957-1958
Box 11 Folder 2
"Personal Clippings" of Elizabeth Gardiner
1947-1948
Box 11 Folder 3
St. Michael's House
1961
Box 11 Folder 4-5
"Seventh International Conference of Social Work," Toronto
1954
Box 11 Folder 6
Social Service Study
n.d.
Box 11 Folder 7
"Survey of the Surgical Discharges"
1913, 1927, 1930
Box 11 Folder 8
Unitarian Service Committee
1944-1946
Box 11 Folder 9
UNRRA Mission in Germany: Photographs
1946-1947
Box 11 Folder 10
UNRRA
1944-1945
Box 12 Folder 1
UNRRA and other: news clippings
1944-1946
Box 12 Folder 2
Certificates - 1914, 1917, 1927, 1935, 1946, 1950, 1953, 1955
Box 12 Folder 3
Miscellaneous papers - 1922, 1946, 1953, 1961-1962
Box 12
Autographs (notebook)
1918
Printed material
Box 12
Convalescence & Rehabilitation
1944
Box 12
Convalescent Care
1940
Box 12
Convalescent Care in Great Britain
1935
Box 12
The Road to Recovery from Illness
1945
Series III. Photographs and memorabilia
Box 13
Photographs and memorabilia, and postal cards mainly from travel
Box 14
World War I sourvenirs including regiment badges (i.e. RoyalHighlander Black Watch), dog tags, and medals (i.e. Italian Red Cross); currency - foreign and American (1 dated 1750 ); commemorative coins (i.e. Booker T. Washington, 1946 ); tax tokens. Also UNRRA epaulets, insignias and tie.
Mapcase Folder 1
5 items: diplomas, letters 1908-1909, 1918-1919, 1927