02 March 2009

March is American Red Cross Month

President Obama signed a proclamation making March American Red Cross Month today as has each president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt established the special commemoration in 1943.

Given that Clara Barton was the founder of the American Red Cross and that she worked in our area during the Civil War and again after the Great Sea Island Hurricane of 1893, here are a few links to additional information about Barton and the Red Cross that the Library has posted to the web:

Our Information Services Coordinator and "Answer Man" newspaper columnist, Dennis Adams, MA, MLS, wrote a fictional interview with Ms. Barton, about her service after the destruction caused in late August 1893.

The BDC staff prepared a short list of materials about Clara Barton found within our Library's holdings.

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