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Ward B. Chamberlin, Jr. Collection

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Ward B. Chamberlin, Jr. Collection, circa 1938-2008 | Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs

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Title: Ward B. Chamberlin, Jr. Collection, circa 1938-2008Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1942-1945

ID: RG2/085

Creator: Chamberlin, Ward B., Jr. (Ward Bryan) (1921-2017)

Extent: 2.06 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement:

This collection is organized topically into the following three series: Series 1, World War II, 1942-2008 (bulk 1942-1945); Series 2, AFS Student Exchange Programs, circa 1949-2009; and Series 3, Personal Papers, circa 1938-2008.

Please see the individual series descriptions for more information.

Date Acquired: 01/01/2009

Languages: English

Abstract

Ward B. Chamberlin, Jr. was an ambulance driver with the American Field Service during World War II and later a board member and life trustee of the AFS secondary school exchange programs. The bulk of the Ward B. Chamberlin, Jr. Collection includes correspondence, photographs, documents, booklets, maps, and memorabilia primarily pertaining to his experience with the American Field Service during World War II. The collection also includes select personal papers from before and after the war, as well as select files and photographs pertaining to his involvement with the AFS student exchange programs established after World War II.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The bulk of the Ward B. Chamberlin, Jr. Collection includes correspondence, photographs, documents, booklets, maps, and memorabilia primarily pertaining to his experience with the American Field Service during World War II. The collection also includes select personal papers from before and after the war, as well as select files and photographs pertaining to his involvement with the AFS student exchange programs established after World War II.

See the individual series descriptions for more information.

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: 4 boxes

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research. Permission to access restricted folders (indicated in the folder list) is required in advance.

Use Restrictions: Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the AFS Archives.  In the event that this research becomes a source for publication, a credit line indicating the Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs is required.  Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions.

Acquisition Method: This collection was donated to the Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs in 2009 by Ward B. Chamberlin, Jr.

Appraisal Information: AFS publications containing no specific annotations by or reference to Ward B. Chamberlin that exist elsewhere in the AFS Archives were removed from the collection. Additionally, books or VHS copies of documentaries that contain no specific reference to Ward B. Chamberlin were removed from the collection to the AFS Memorial Library. Contact the AFS Archives for more information.

Related Materials: For more information on the American Field Service activities during World War II, view RG2/001, the American Field Service World War II Records. Ward B. Chamberlin, Jr. is also mentioned in the correspondence files of George R. Collins, a fellow ambulance driver in Series 1 of RG2/010, George R. Collins Collection. For records outside the AFS Archives, information about Ward B. Chamberlin can be found in the Princeton University Class Records in the Princeton University Archives.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], [Date]; Ward B. Chamberlin, Jr. Collection; Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs, New York, NY.

Processing Information: This collection was processed by Nicole Milano, Katie Sorresso, Aaron Sorscher, and Harriet Williams, between 2017- 2018.  Finding aid written by Nicole Milano, Katie Sorresso, Aaron Sorscher, and Harriet Williams in 2018.


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Series 2: AFS Student Exchange Programs, circa 1949-2009Add to your cart.

The AFS Student Exchange Programs series contains limited papers and photographs related to Ward B. Chamberlin, Jr.’s involvement with the AFS exchange programs created after World War II. The papers include correspondence (including letters to Ken Burns, AFS Director General Stephen Galatti, and others), select AFS publications mentioning Chamberlin, select speeches by Chamberlin at AFS events, programs and files related to AFS events, limited AFS Board of Directors and Trustees files, and other related documents. In addition to the documents, there are also two photographs: one a headshot of Galatti, and another showing Chamberlin with three other men, likely at an AFS board meeting. Both photographs are undated. The series is not fully representative of his long involvement with AFS after World War II; it does not include most administrative files created during his tenure as an AFS board member and trustee, nor does it include any documentation related to his direct assistance in the founding of the exchange programs in 1946.

The folders are arranged alphabetically by title. The documents within the folders are arranged chronologically.

Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: AFS 50th Anniversary Celebration, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 2: AFS 50th Anniversary Crossing, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 3: AFS Board of Directors and Trustees Files, 1961-2009Add to your cart.
Permission to access this folder is required in advance.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1949-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Fundraiser for Robert Applewhite, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Photographs, PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Publications (Select) including Ward B. Chamberlin, Jr., 1964-2008Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Reflections on Stephen Galatti by Robert Applewhite, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Speeches by Ward B. Chamberlin, Jr., 1991-2002; undatedAdd to your cart.

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