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Call No.: 89-M64
Repository: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
Creator: Sarah Wambaugh, 1882-1955
Title: Papers of Sarah Wambaugh, 1919-1948
Quantity: 2.92 linear feet (7 file boxes)
Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Language of materials: The bulk of the collection is in English, with other materials in Spanish, German, French, Czech, and Italian.
Abstract: Papers of Sarah Wambaugh, instructor in history and government, and an expert in international affairs.
There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Papers of Sarah Wambaugh, 1902-1949 (A-93).
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). She received the Order of the Sun (Peru) and the Knight Cross, First Class, of the Austrian Order of Merit as well as honorary degrees from Columbia University, Ohio State University, Case Western Reserve, and Tufts University.
- Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, daughter of Eugene and Betty Wambaugh
- A.B. Radcliffe College
- A.M. Radcliffe College in International Law and Political Science
- Joined membership of the secretariat of the League of Nations
- Advisor to the Peruvian government for the Tacna-Arica Plebiscite
- Technical advisor and deputy member of the Saar Plebiscite Commission, appointed by the League of Nations
- Consultant to the director of the enemy branch of the Foreign Economic Administration
- Technical advisor to the 600 American observers of the Greek national elections
- Served as an advisor with theUnited Nations Plebiscite Commission of Jammu and Kashmir
- Died, November 12 in Cambridge, Massachusetts
The Sarah Wambaugh Papers consists of manuscripts, memoranda, notes, clippings, correspondence, photographs, maps, and memorabilia. The bulk of the material dates from 1920 to 1930 and concerns Wambaugh's work with plebiscites in Tacna-Arica, the Saar, and Silesia. There are virtually no materials touching on personal matters.Some of the collection appears to be in drafts of monographs or lectures, many concerning voting issues and administrative matters. There are also some case studies of residents of Tacna-Arica and the Saar, including reports on League of Nations policies. One file includes a draft of "On las Siete Partidas."Typescripts, most of which are on carbons, are generally in good condition, although several have pages missing. There are also many clippings covering the topics of her work. Handwritten notes appear in both complete notebooks and on scraps of paper.