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HOLLIS 13107833

Wambaugh, Sarah, 1882-1956. Collection of documents related to plebiscites, 1919-1942: Finding Aid

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: HOLLIS 13107833
Repository: Harvard Law School Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Wambaugh, Sarah, 1882-1955.
Title: Sarah Wambaugh, 1882-1965. collection of documents related to plebiscites
Date(s): 1919-1942
Quantity: 1.25 linear feet (3 boxes)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Sarah Wambaugh was an instructor in history and government and an expert in international affairs. The documents in this collection relate to her work on plebiscites including those for: Schleswig (1919), Eupen & Malmedy (1920), Sopron (1921), Tacna-Arica (1925-26), and Saar Basin (1934).

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Contact Curator of Modern Manuscripts and Archives.

Processing Information:

Processed by Amelia Wilbur, February, 2012.

Conditions Governing Access:

Access to these papers is governed by the rules and regulations of the Harvard Law School Library. This collection is open to the public, but is housed off-site at Harvard Depository and requires 2 business-day advance notice for retrieval. Consult the Historical and Special Collections staff for further information.

Conditions Governing Use:

The Harvard Law School Library holds copyright on some, but not all, of the material in our collections. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be directed to the Historical and Special Collections staff. Researchers who obtain permission to publish from the Harvard Law School Library are also responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations who hold copyright.

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Biographical Information

An instructor in history and government, and an expert in international affairs, Sarah Wambaugh was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Eugene and Betty Wambaugh, and earned two degrees from Radcliffe College (A.B. 1902, A.M. 1917). She was an advisor to the Peruvian government for the Tacna-Arica Plebiscite (1925-1926), to the Saar Plebiscite Commission (1934-35), to the American observers of the Greek national elections (1945-1946) and to the U.N. Plebiscite Commission to Jamma and Kashmir (1949), among others. During WWII, she served as a consultant to the director of the enemy branch of the Foreign Economic Administration (1940-1945). She died in Cambridge, MA, on November 12, 1955.

Scope and Contents

The papers in this collection on the Schleswig (1919), Eupen & Malmedy (1920), Sopron (1921), Tacna-Arica (1925-26), and Saar Basin (1934) plebiscites include official documents, clippings, correspondence, notes, and annotated manuscripts. The collection also includes several drafts and printed copies of articles by Sarah Wambaugh on international law.


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