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Arthur Howe, Jr. Collection

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Arthur Howe, Jr. Collection, 1914-2014 | Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs

By Nicole Milano

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Title: Arthur Howe, Jr. Collection, 1914-2014Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1940-2013

ID: RG2/006

Creator: Howe, Arthur, Jr. (1921-2014)

Extent: 6.92 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: This collection is organized into the following three series, based on the date and type of the materials: Series 1: World War II, circa 1940-2009 (bulk 1940-1945); Series 2: AFS Intercultural Programs, 1914-2014 (bulk 1952-2013); and Series 3: Media and Memorabilia, circa 1914- 2014 (bulk 1941-1944).

Date Acquired: 00/00/2011

Languages: English

Abstract

Arthur Howe, Jr. was an American Field Service (AFS) ambulance driver during World War II (1942-1943), and a director (1947-1981), a vice president (1948-1964), president (1965-1971), and a life trustee (1967-1990; 2007-2014) of the AFS student exchange programs created in 1946. The Arthur Howe, Jr. Collection consists of photographs, negatives, correspondence, administrative files, media, memorabilia, and other papers related to Howe’s long association with AFS from his service as a volunteer AFS ambulance driver in World War II to his experience as a director, vice president, and life trustee for the AFS student exchange programs. This collection does not include official administrative files created during Arthur Howe, Jr.’s tenure as president of AFS.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Arthur Howe, Jr. Collection consists of photographs, negatives, correspondence, administrative files, media, memorabilia, and other papers related to Howe’s long association with AFS from his service as a volunteer AFS ambulance driver in World War II (1942-1943), to his experience as a director (1947-1981), vice president (1948-1964), and life trustee (1967-1990; 2007-2014). This collection does not include official administrative files created during Arthur Howe, Jr.’s tenure as president of AFS (1965-1971).

See the individual series descriptions for more information.

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: 13 boxes, 1 rolled tube

Access Restrictions: Series 1 and 3 of this collection are open for research. Series 2 requires advance permission to access; additionally, there are a number of restricted folders in Series 2 that are temporarily restricted to internal access. Cotton gloves are required for the handling of all photographic material.

Use Restrictions: With the exception of restricted materials, single photocopies may be made for research purposes.  Permission to publish materials from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs.  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.  Any copyright vested in Arthur Howe, Jr. has passed to AFS Intercultural Programs, Inc. Researchers must determine any other copyright questions.

Acquisition Method: This collection was donated to the Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs in several accruals between 2011-2017 by Arthur Howe, Jr. and his children.

Appraisal Information: Six books related to the history of AFS were removed from this collection and added to the AFS Library in 2011.  For a list of the books or questions about accessing them, please contact the AFS Archives.

Related Materials: Arthur Howe, Jr.’s presidential records are in Series 1 of RG4/001, AFS International Records (which are currently restricted from public access.) Additional documents related to the AFS Veterans Benefits Project are inSubseries 3B, the Board of Trustees in Subseries 2C, and the AFS driver reunions are in Subseries 3A of RG4/001, AFS International Records (which are currently restricted from public access.)To view official administrative records related to the American Field Service in World War II, view RG2/001, American Field Service World War II Records. To view additional photographs related to the American Field Service in World War II, view RG2/002, American Field Service World War II Photographic Collection.

Processing Information: This collection was partially processed by Nicole Milano in 2011. New accruals were processed by Elena Abou Mrad and Nicole Milano in 2016-2017 and again in 2018. Finding aid written by Nicole Milano and encoded in EAD in March 2011 under the scope of the 2010-2011 Basic Processing Grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, and updated by Nicole Milano and Elena Abou Mrad in May 2017.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: World War II, 1940-2009 (bulk 1940-1945)],
[Series 2: AFS Intercultural Programs, 1914-2014 (bulk 1952-2013)],
[Series 3: Media and Memorabilia, circa 1914-2014],
[All]

Series 3: Media and Memorabilia, circa 1914-2014Add to your cart.

Series 3 includes media and memorabilia that belonged to or are related to Arthur Howe, Jr. and his connection to AFS. The memorabilia includes Howe’s uniform jacket and duffel bag from World War II, as well as two shoulder patches that may have been from his uniform. The shoulder patches are likely the ones mentioned in Howe’s letter to Margaret “Peggy” Burke on June 20, 1943 (located in Subseries 1A). In addition to the World War II items, there are eight AFS pins, and a framed needlepoint of a World War I insignia for the American Ambulance Field Service, created during World War I (circa 1914-1918) but donated in 1998 to Howe by AFS volunteer Florence Leon. There are no items related to Howe’s AFS presidency (1965-1971).

 

The media includes a DVD of Howe’s speech at an AFS luncheon in New York City in 2006, as well as four DVDs about Howe, narrated by him and produced by Thomas Benton. There are also two audiocassettes, one containing Howe’s sermon “The Prodigal Son” given in Lyme, Connecticut, in 1989; the other contains clips from World War II speeches and poems related to the British Eighth Army in North Africa, but does not mention AFS.

Box 12Add to your cart.
Audiocassette 1: Arthur Howe, Jr.'s Sermon "Prodigal Son" in Lyme, Connecticut, January 1989Add to your cart.
Audiocassette 2: Clips about the British Eighth Army's action in North Africa in World War II, UndatedAdd to your cart.
These clips are not related to AFS. Clips include: General Montgomery's speech before El Alamein; General Montgormery's battle plan; Godfrey Talbot's "Tanks"; Bruce Belfrage's "News"; Winston Churchill's speech; the poem "Alamein"; veterans memories of General Montgomery; poem "Lament of a desert rat" by N. J. Trapnell; Enoch Powell's speech
DVD 1: Arthur Howe, Jr.: Youth, circa 2000sAdd to your cart.
This video contains photograph slides with commentary by Arthur Howe, Jr., compiled by Thomas Benton.
DVD 2: Arthur Howe, Jr.: War, circa 2000sAdd to your cart.
This video contains photograph slides with commentary by Arthur Howe, Jr., compiled by Thomas Benton.
DVD 3: Arthur Howe, Jr.: Professional Years, circa 2000sAdd to your cart.
This video contains photograph slides with commentary by Arthur Howe, Jr., compiled by Thomas Benton.
DVD 4: Arthur Howe, Jr.: Senior Years, circa 2000sAdd to your cart.
This video contains photograph slides with commentary by Arthur Howe, Jr., compiled by Thomas Benton.
DVD 5: Arthur Howe, Jr.'s Speech at Luncheon Celebration in New York, September 29, 2006Add to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Item 1: Needlepoint with AFS World War I Eagle, circa 1914-1917Add to your cart.
This was donated to Arthur Howe, Jr.  by Florence Leon, who ran a Northern Jersey branch of AFS, in 1998. The needlepont was made during World War I, and belonged to a family in Northern New Jersey who had a family member in AFS during World War I.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Item 1: AFS World War II Shoulder Patch and British Eighth Army Patch, circa 1941-1944Add to your cart.
The two patches may be the ones mentioned in Arthur Howe’s letter to Margaret Burke dated 20 June 1943 (postmarked June 23, 1943), which is located in Subseries 1A.
Item 2: Pin: AFS Mexico, circa 1997-2014Add to your cart.
Item 3: Pins: AFS Logo, circa 1948-2014Add to your cart.
Five pins with four different designs.
Item 4: Pins: 50th Anniversary of AFS New Zealand, 1997Add to your cart.
Includes two different designs.
Item 5: Arthur Howe, Jr.'s AFS World War II Uniform Jacket, circa 1941-1944Add to your cart.
Item 6: Arthur Howe, Jr.'s AFS World War II Duffel Bag, circa 1941-1944Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: World War II, 1940-2009 (bulk 1940-1945)],
[Series 2: AFS Intercultural Programs, 1914-2014 (bulk 1952-2013)],
[Series 3: Media and Memorabilia, circa 1914-2014],
[All]


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