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Title: Marie Adams Papers, 1937-1976

ID: MDC-MS/058

Primary Creator: Adams, Marie

Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Materials are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Subjects: Milwaukee-Downer College -- Alumnae, Santo Tomas Internment Camp (Manila, Philippines), World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons.

Forms of Material: correspondence, essays

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of the papers of Marie Adams, Milwaukee-Downer College graduate of 1914 and a Red Cross worker imprisoned at the Santo Tomas Internment Camp from 1942 to 1945. It primarily includes Adams' correspondence and writings reflecting on her experiences at the camp.

Collection Historical Note

Marie Adams (1891-1976) graduated from Milwaukee-Downer College in 1914. From 1936 to 1941, she was the Executive Secretary at Milwaukee-Downer. She arrived in Manila in 1941 to serve as the Field Director of Hospital Services for the American Red Cross. She was imprisoned at Santo Tomas Internment Camp from 1942 to 1945, during which time she was one of the head nurses for the camp. After her liberation, she was awarded the Bronze Star Medal “for meritorious achievement while in the hands of the enemy in caring for the sick and wounded.”

Subject/Index Terms

Milwaukee-Downer College -- Alumnae
Santo Tomas Internment Camp (Manila, Philippines)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons.

Administrative Information

Repository: Lawrence University Archives

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Property rights reside with Lawrence University.  For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the University Archivist.

Acquisition Method: Seven Christmas letters donated by Henriette Henning (MDC class of 1934) in May, 1985. Additional materials donated by Virginia Adams (wife of Deane Adams, second cousin of Marie) in February, 1987.

Preferred Citation: Marie Adams Papers. MDC-MS-058. Lawrence University Archives, Seeley G. Mudd Library, Appleton, Wisconsin.

Processing Information: Processed by Erin Dix, 2014.

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 1
Folder 1: Articles and photographs, 1942-1947
Folder 2: "Capture in Manila" report, 1945
Folder 3: Christmas letters describing her prison camp experience, 1966-1976
Folder 4: "Ellen Clara Sabin: A Life Sketch", 1937
Folder 5: Lecture, Plymouth Congregational Church, 1945
Folder 6: "Life Without Lipstick", poems from Santo Tomas Internment Camp, 1941-1945
Folder 7: Materials from Santo Tomas Internment Camp, 1942-1943
Folder 8: Report to the Surgeon General, "Conditions at Santo Tomas", 1945
Folder 9: Writings, 1948-1973

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