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Wambaugh, Sarah, 1882-1956. Papers of Sarah Wambaugh, 1902-1949: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University


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Descriptive Summary

Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: A-93
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Sarah Wambaugh, 1882-1955
Title: Papers of Sarah Wambaugh, 1902-1949
Date(s): 1902-1949
Quantity: .42 linear feet (1 file box) plus 1 oversize folder)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Biographical material, diplomas, honorary awards, etc., of Sarah Wambaugh, an instructor in history and government and an expert in international affairs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: 56-138
From the estate of Miss Sarah Wambaugh. Received June 1956.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Sarah Wambaugh as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Sarah Wambaugh Papers, 1902-1949; item description, dates. A-93, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Papers of Sarah Wambaugh, 1919-1948 (89-M64).


An instructor in history and government, and an expert in international affairs, Wambaugh was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Eugene and Betty Wambaugh, and earned 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. She was also a consultant to the director of the enemy branch of the Foreign Economic Administration (1940-1945).


Papers consist of diplomas, honorary awards and medals, ranging from A.B. Radcliffe College, 1902 to medal of Knight in the Royal Order of the Phoenix, Greece, in 1949, with citations in some cases.
Also some biographical material, notes from speeches, and letters with comments re: her book "The Saar Plebescite."

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International relations
Radcliffe College--Alumni and alumnae