Elizabeth Gray Vining papers, 1897-1989 (bulk: 1928-1985).
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General of the Army Douglas MacArthur (26 January 1880 – 5 April 1964) was an American five-star general and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army. He was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the Pacific theater during World War II. He received the Medal of Honor for his service in the Philippines campaign, which made him and his father Arthur MacArthur Jr. the first father and son to be awarded the medal. He was one of only five to rise to the ...
By Source, Fair use, Link May Sarton (May 3, 1912-July 16, 1995), poet and novelist, was born Elanore Marie Sarton in Wondelgem, Belgium, the daughter of George Sarton, a noted historian of science, and Eleanor Mabel Elwes, an English portrait painter and designer. Sarton moved with her parents to England, and in 1916 the family immigrated to the United States. All three became naturalized Americans in 1924, by which time Sarton's name had been Americanized to Eleanor May. Sart...
Vining was born in Philadelphia and educated at Bryn Mawr and Drexel. Vining's first book, "Meredith's Ann," was published in 1929 and over the years she published over 18 children's and religious books. Vining also served on the Board of Trustees at Bryn Mawr between 1952 and 1971. From the description of Letter, 1954. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122489969 ...
Clarence Pickett (1884-1965) was a prominent Friend. The executive secretary of the American Friends Service Committee from 1929 to 1950, he was influential in governmental and international circles as well. He served as an advisor to Presidents Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman and Kennedy. Eleanor Roosevelt once said that she would "always try to do the things Clarence asks because I have great trust in his judgment." From the guide to the Clarence Pickett journals, 1933-1965, (Haverford C...