Scope and Contents: The Robert M. Applewhite Collection consists of memorabilia, correspondence, photographs, diaries, newspaper clippings, financial documents, and other material that documents his service with AFS as both a volunteer ambulance driver and student exchange program staff member. The bulk of the collection contains records and other documents created during his thirty-two years spent as the Corporate Secretary of AFS, including memoranda and reports. There is also documentation related to his service abroad from 1942 to 1945 such as his certificate of service and immunization card. Some material was collected posthumously by members of the AFS staff, including photographs and negatives, obituaries announcing his death, and speeches from the memorial service held in his honor. The collection also contains memorabilia related to his volunteer service as an ambulance driver, including a French army shoulder insignia and a Czechoslovakian wooden hand grenade box from World War II.