Wambaugh, Sarah, 1882-1956. Collection of documents related to plebiscites, 1919-1942:
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Call No.: HOLLIS 13107833
Repository: Harvard Law School Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Wambaugh, Sarah, 1882-1955.
Title: Collection of documents related to plebiscites, 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).
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- Papers of SarahWambaugh, 1919-1948 (inclusive), Schlesinger Library, RadcliffeInstitute
(Hollis 1663428 )
- Sarah Wambaugh Papers,1902-1949, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute (Hollis
- "Frontier between Denmark and Germany as defined by thePlebiscite Commission after
the Slesvig plebiscite", Pusey MapCollection (Hollis 12816630 )
- "Map of South Americashowing the extensive coastlines of Chili and Peru and their
manyports and harbours, and The need by Bolivia (which has no seaboard)of the small
provinces of Tacna & Arica as a natural outlet tothe sea", Pusey Map Collection (Hollis
- Tacna-Arica question: newspaper clippings, Widener HarvardDepository (Hollis 9605196)
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.
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.
- Wambaugh, Sarah,1882-1955
- Radcliffe College -- Alumni andalumnae
- Plebiscite -- History
- Self-determination, National
- Schleswig (Germany andDenmark) -- Boundaries -- Maps
- Sopron (Hungary) --History -- 20th century
- World War, 1914-1918 --Territorial questions -- Eupen and Málmédy
- Eupen Region(Belgium) -- Annexation to Belgium
- Malmedy Region(Belgium) -- Annexation to Belgium
- Comisión Plebiscitaria de Tacna y Arica
- Self-determination, National -- Silesia, Upper (Poland andCzech Republic)
- Plebiscite -- Germany -- Saarland
- Plebiscite --Germany -- Saarland -- History -- 20th century
- Saarland (Germany) -- Politics and government -- 20thcentury
- Democracy -- History
- Political participation -- History
- 1-1. Schleswig plebiscite
Notes and correspondence,
- 1-2. Schleswig plebiscite
- 1-3. English translation of Der Kampf ( von?) Schleswig by Adolf Kosler,
- 1-4. "Special remarks"
Annotated manuscript on the Schlewsig plebiscite,
- 1-5. "The Plebiscite in Schleswig"
Annotated manuscript, with corrections most likely of Johannes Tiedje.
- 1-6. "The Plebiscite in Schleswig"
Annotated manuscript, with corrections of Anderson Brudwell Bruce.
- 1-7. Sopron plebiscite (1 of 2),
- 1-8. Sopron plebiscite (2 of 2),
- 1-9. Eupen & Malmedy plebiscite (1 of 2),
- 1-10. Eupen & Malmedy plebiscite (2 of 2),
- 2-1 to 2-7. Tacna-Arica plebiscite,
- 3-1. Campagne plebiscitaire
Includes a document on plebiscite regulations for the Upper Silesia plebiscite of
1921, and orders and annotated memoranda pertaining to the Saar plebiscite,
- 3-2. Saar plebiscite
Date: 1934, 1935
Documents of the Volksabstimmungskommision (Plebiscite Commission), Saarbruken-Stadt,
concerning identity cards; examples of identity cards,
- 3-3. Saar plebiscite
Official documents and notes.
- 3-4. Saar plebiscite
League of Nations Council documents, notes of the Secretary-General, and other material
(1 of 2),
- 3-5. Saar plebiscite: petitions to the Committee, part I
- 3-6. Saar plebiscite: petitions to the Committee, part II
Petitions to the Saar governing commission and Plebiscite commission,
- 3-7. Saar plebiscite
Supplementary ordinances, 1934
- 3-8. Saar plebiscite
Date: 1934 - 1935
- 3-9. Saar plebiscite
Correspondence and reports,
- 3-10. "The Saar Basin"
Partial draft, with annotations.
- 3-11. "Plebiscites and the conditions of their success"
Typed copy of "a study of the plebiscites held in Germany and Austria-Hungary in 1920/1921
considered as an experiment in international politics".
- 3-12. "America and world disarmament"
The Independent, Vol. 112, No. 3872,
- 3-13. Annotated draft of "The Price of world disarmament",
- 3-14. "Remarks by Miss Sarah Wambaugh"
Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Thirty-fifth Annual Meeting of the American
Society of International Law, Washington, D.C., April 24-26,
- 3-15. "Regional versus universal solutions of the problems of the problems of security and
From the Institute on World Organization Summary of Lectures, September 8-14,
- 3-16. "At work on the world's business"
Annotated draft, Parts I-III.
- 3-17. "Does the League of Nations Covenant outlaw war?"
Quotations from Senator Borah's resolution "Outlawing War", with underlining and notes
- 3-18. Paper on the Dodecanese Islands
Missing first page.