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Ward B. Chamberlin, Jr. Collection

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AFS Student Exchange Programs

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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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Collection Overview

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 3: Personal Papers, circa 1938-2008Add to your cart.

The Personal Papers series includes select documents and photographs related to Ward B. Chamberlin’s life outside of AFS, including his work with PBS and WETA, and his involvement with Exeter and Princeton. The documents include clippings, awards given to Ward B. Chamberlin, Jr., publications, resumes, school ephemera and memorabilia, lists from his wedding, travel documents, and invitations (including to the White House and to meet Queen Elizabeth II at the British Embassy). This series also includes correspondence from as early as 1939, when Chamberlin writes to staff at Exeter, noting his acceptance into Princeton, to some later undated correspondence with friends and family (including his wife, Lydia.) In addition to the documents, the series includes several photographs including headshots of Ward in 1973, an undated passport photograph of his wife, Lydia, an undated photograph of Ward as a baby, a photograph of Ward presumably at his wedding, and several photographs of unidentified individuals.

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

Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Address book, 1942-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Awards to Ward B. Chamberlin, Jr., 1976-2008Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Bookplate, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Clippings, 1949-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1939-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Financial Documents, 1939-1940Add to your cart.
Permission to access this folder is required in advance.
Folder 8: Invitations, 1976-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Letter of Recommendation by Stephen Galatti, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Miscellaneous, 1958-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Passports and Travel Documents, 1939-1952Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Photographs, 1973; undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Publications about Ward Chamberlin, 1988-2008Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Reflections of a World War II Vet by Ward B. Chamberlin, Jr., 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Resumes, 1948-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 16: School Ephemera and Memorabilia, circa 1938-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Speech (Hiroshima), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Trip Ephemera (Monte Cassino and Paris), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Wedding List, 1951Add to your cart.

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