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Marie Adams Papers

Identifier: MDC-MS-058
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.


  • 1937-1976


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Lawrence University does not hold the copyright for all materials in this collection. Uses beyond those allowed for fair use under U. S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) require the researcher to secure permission from the copyright holder.


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Biographical or Historical Information

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.”

Arrangement Note

Materials are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Method of Acquisition

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.

Processing Information

Processed by Erin Dix, 2014.


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Repository Details

Part of the Lawrence University Archives Repository

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