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Guide to the Emergency Shelter Records
1928-1988 (Bulk 1929-1975)
  MS 199

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on October 21, 2011
Description is in English.

Container List

Series 8: Materials Relating to Walter D. Britt, 1927-1950, undated

Scope and Contents note

This series contains biographical information, correspondence, and writings of the first Director of the Emergency Shelter. Britt's writings are mainly religious poetry and include Cinders and Ashes, his book of poems published in 1940. His incoming and outgoing correspondence does not directly relate to the operations of the Emergency Shelter. Some letters address Britt's resignation from a different mission and one outgoing letter to President Roosevelt suggests that the Roosevelt administration create a civilian military force for the aged or disabled. The notes in the series appear to be drafts for speeches or sermons.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 1 Biographical Time Line of Walter D. Britt
[1941]
Box: 11 Folder : 2 Untitled Draft of Biography of Walter D. Britt
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 3 Scrapbook Pages Documenting Life and Work of Walter D. Britt
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 4 Writings
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 5 Incoming correspondence
1927-1941
Box: 11 Folder : 6 Outgoing correspondence
1931-1943
Box: 11 Folder : 7 Notes
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 5 Scrapbook of Writings
[1930-1950]

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