Collection Number: 05703

Collection Title: Julia Irene Kauffman Papers, 1917-1950s

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Size .5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 750 items)
Abstract Correspondence, diaries, and other documents Julia Irene Kauffman created and received primarily while serving as a nurse at an American Expeditionary Force hospital in France during World War I.
Creator Kauffman, Julia Irene, 1892-1984.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Julia Irene Kauffman Papers #5703, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Materials were separated from the William K. Scarborough Papers in October 2016 (Acc.102650).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Julia Irene Kauffman Scarborough (1892-1984) was born in Westminster, Md. She served as a nurse in France attached to Base Hospital #42, American Expeditionary Force during World War I. She recieved her nursing diploma (RN) from University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, Md., in June 1916. She embarked for France from Hoboken, N.J., on 13 June 1918 and returned to the U.S. on board R.M.S. Nieuw Amsterdam in March 1919.

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This collection contains Julia Irene Kauffman's correspondence, diaries, and documents created and received while she was stationed in France during World War I as a nurse. Service documents include Kauffman's embarkation card, travel and leave permits, and her Nursing Service Certificate of Immunity. Other materials include books, newspaper clippings, a photograph of Kauffman, and a 1920 panoramic photograph of the Rehabilitation Club for disabled veterans of the First World War convened at the Pennsylvania State College (Penn State).

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750 items.

Folder 1

Correspondence, December 1917 and July 1918 #05703, Series: "Julia Irene Kauffman Papers, 1917-1950s." Folder 1

Folder 2

Correspondence, August 1918 #05703, Series: "Julia Irene Kauffman Papers, 1917-1950s." Folder 2

Folder 3

Correspondence, September 1918 #05703, Series: "Julia Irene Kauffman Papers, 1917-1950s." Folder 3

Folder 4

Correspondence, October 1918 #05703, Series: "Julia Irene Kauffman Papers, 1917-1950s." Folder 4

Folder 5

Correspondence, November 1918 #05703, Series: "Julia Irene Kauffman Papers, 1917-1950s." Folder 5

Folder 6

Correspondence, December 1918 #05703, Series: "Julia Irene Kauffman Papers, 1917-1950s." Folder 6

Folder 7

Correspondence, January-February 1919 #05703, Series: "Julia Irene Kauffman Papers, 1917-1950s." Folder 7

Folder 8

Correspondence, undated #05703, Series: "Julia Irene Kauffman Papers, 1917-1950s." Folder 8

Folder 9

Documents of service, 1917-1918 #05703, Series: "Julia Irene Kauffman Papers, 1917-1950s." Folder 9

Includes Nursing Service Certificate of Immunity, Certificate of Identity, embarkation card, vouchers, and a message from King George V.

Folder 10

Documents of service, 1919 #05703, Series: "Julia Irene Kauffman Papers, 1917-1950s." Folder 10

Includes leave and travel permits.

Folder 11

Diary, 1916-1918 #05703, Series: "Julia Irene Kauffman Papers, 1917-1950s." Folder 11

Folder 12

Diary, 1918-1919 #05703, Series: "Julia Irene Kauffman Papers, 1917-1950s." Folder 12

Written in a "Sailor's Diary" while on board the ship to France.

Folder 13

Books #05703, Series: "Julia Irene Kauffman Papers, 1917-1950s." Folder 13

Copies of The New Testament and The Beauty of Kindness by J. R. Miller gifted to Julia Irene Kauffman.

Folder 14

Clippings, 1950s #05703, Series: "Julia Irene Kauffman Papers, 1917-1950s." Folder 14

Folder 15

Photograph of Julia Irene Kauffman, circa 1910s #05703, Series: "Julia Irene Kauffman Papers, 1917-1950s." Folder 15

Oversize Image Folder OP-PF-5703/1

Photograph of "Rehabilitation Club," 1920 #05703, Series: "Julia Irene Kauffman Papers, 1917-1950s." OP-PF-5703/1

Panoramic photograph of a large group, composed primarily of white men in military uniform. Image is labeled "Rehabilitation Club The Pennsylvania State College, Nov 6 1920." Penn State had a rehabilitation program for disabled veterans after the First World War.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Gergana Abernathy, October 2016

Encoded by: Gergana Abernathy, October 2016

Updated by: Laura Hart, December 2017 and July 2018

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