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Martha and Waitstill Sharp collection

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2010.180 | RG Number: RG-67.017

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    Reports, publications, interviews, obituaries, and photographs pertaining to the careers of Martha and Waitstill Sharp. Documents record the Sharps’ early social work in Meadville, PA, and their humanitarian and rescue work in World War II Prague, Czechoslovakia; Marseille and Pau, France; and Lisbon, Portugal. Materials also document Martha Sharp’s postwar campaign for Congress, activities in Israel, continuing work for the Unitarian Church in Czechoslovakia, family and personal life, and work with the Cogan Foundation and other charitable agencies. The collection includes Martha’s unpublished book manuscript Church Mouse and materials related to the posthumous preparation of a documentary film on both Sharps.The Israel’s National Holocaust Museum, Yad Vashem, named Martha and Waitstill Sharp Righteous Among the Nations.
    inclusive:  1905-2005
    Collection Creator
    Martha Sharp
    Di Figlia, Ghanda. Roots and Visions: The First Fifty Years of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, 1990.

    Physical Details

    25,993 digital images : JPEG ; 21.3 GB.
    29 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
    System of Arrangement
    Arranged in five series: Series 1: Correspondence, Reports, Notes, etc…, bulk ca. 1937-2000 (Boxes 1-14; Folders 1-145). Series 2: Datebooks, ca. 1939-1959 (Boxes 15-25; Envelopes 1-49; 1 diary). Series 3: Case Files, ca. 1938-1940 (Boxes 26-29; Folders 1-27). Series 4: Publications and Related Materials, ca.1922-2005 (Boxes 30-44; Folders 1-109; Box 45, duplicates that were not filmed). Series 5: Photographs, ca.1905-2000 (Boxes 46-62; Photographs, postcards, 5 photographic binders, 5 albums, 6 scrapbooks, and 1 painted textile banner).

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    This material can only be accessed in a Museum reading room or other on-campus viewing stations. No other access restrictions apply to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Fair use only. See “the License”.

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    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    Artemis Joukowsky
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received these papers on loan on April 4, 2007 from the grandson of Martha Sharp, Artemis Joukowsky, for the purpose of processing and reproduction. The Museum also received additional materials from the Martha and Waitstill Sharp collection on January 21, 2009 from Deborah Shaffer, director of the office of Journey to Freedom, LLC in New York. NY. Journey to Freedom had been working on a documentary film about Martha and Waitstill Sharp. In 2009 after digitization of materials, Artemis Joukowsky granted the Museum nonexclusive license to use the digital collection. Original records resided in the Museum on a loan until April 30, 2011, and after were transferred to the Brown University Library, according to Artemis Joukowsky decision.
    Funding Note
    The accessibility of this collection was made possible by the generous donors to our crowdfunded Save Their Stories campaign.
    Special Collection
    Save Their Stories
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    2024-04-11 13:19:07
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