From Hiram House to Warsaw: Evelina Belden Paulson’s Internationalist Extension of Social Work

Document 1: 22 August 1921     |     Document 2: 8 September 1921
Document 3: 22 September 1921     |     Document 4: 1 October 1921
Document 5: 4 October 1921     |     Document 6: 2 December 1921

Oberlin College Archives:

Evelina Belden Paulson Papers. RG 30/406. Series II. Box 2. O. C. A.


Evelina Belden Paulson Papers. RG 30/406. Series II. Box 3. O. C. A.


Secondary Sources:

American Relief Administration European Children’s Fund Mission to Poland. Polsko-amerykański Komitet Pomocy Dzieciom. 1919-1922. Warsaw: Printed by Galewski and Dau, 1922.


Irwin, Julia. Making the World Safe: The American Red Cross and a Nation’s Humanitarian Awakening. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.


Siekierski, Maciej, ed. Helena Paderewska: Memoirs, 1910-1920. Stanford University: Hoover Institution Press. 2015.


Ware, Susan. Letter to the World: Seven Women Who Shaped the American Century. New York: W.W. Norton, 1998.



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“The Work of The League.” Catholic Women’s League. Accessed 17 August 2016.



“Poland, 1921, Poles Evacuated in 1915 Returning Home, At the Baranowice Camp, after Getting off the Train from Russia, the Polish Refugees Settle in amongst Their Belongings, Change Clothes or Rest.” Digital image. Getty Images.


“Territorial Evolution of Poland.” Digital image.