The Clara Barton (1821-1912) papers document the life of Barton, humanitarian and founder of the American Red Cross, specifically Barton's Red Cross efforts and her involvement in the National First Aid Association. Also included are records of the Women's Relief Corps which highlight efforts to urge Congress to pass a bill granting pensions to nurses of the Civil War.
Paul Barton was a European Representative for the AFL-CIO, who served in the Paris Office during the Cold War. He worked for the AFL-CIO International Affairs Department from 1968-1994. His records represent the AFL-CIO’s international relationship with European countries from the 1960s to the 1990s. Materials include his personal writings, published manuscripts, and transcripts of radio broadcasts. Notable topics are the Prague Spring, and labor and Communism in Eastern Europe.
The Berwyn Heights Elemenatry School Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) was a volunteer organization founded to promote good home, community, and school relations. The PTA's records are comprised of the operating records of the association, such as budgets, reports, minutes, and publications.
Helen Bewley donated items associated with the May 3, 1967, Service Awards Ceremony, at which she was recognized for 35 years of service to the University of Maryland Entomology Department. The items include a photograph of her and other major service awardees with President Wilson H. Elkins, an event program, and her award certificate. A preliminary inventory is available and can be found in the "Additional Description" section of this finding aid.