American Red Cross, Napa Chapter Collection
Guide to the American Red Cross, Napa Chapter Collection
Maxine Brown, Intern, Napa, California, June 5, 2015
American Red Cross, Napa Chapter Collection
American Red Cross, Napa Chapter
1 Banker box, 2 tall archival document cases, 2 large flat boxes, and 1 custom box
The collection consists of scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, photographs, and internal records of the Napa Chapter of the American Red Cross. The scrapbooks consist mostly of newspaper clippings in moderate chorological order. The loose newspaper clippings predominately include work by the chapter in response to local disasters, especially floods. The internal records consist of Board of Director minutes, Napa Red Cross Digest, appreciation letters, and papers concerning the response to 9/11.
Administrative & Access Information
Napa County Historical Society
1219 First Street
Napa, California 9455
American Red Cross, Napa Chapter Collection, [Box/Series #, Folder #], Napa County Historical Society.
Donated by American Red Cross, Napa Chapter, 2012
Collection is open for research. Some folders in this collection may be restricted. See container list for more information.
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Maxine Brown, edited by Nikelle Riggs
Biography / History
The Napa Chapter of the American Red Cross was founded in 1917 and was consolidated into the California Northwest chapter of the Northern California Coastal Region in October, 2014. The chapter has been also known as the Napa/Silverado Chapter, the Silverado Chapter, and the St. Helena Chapter at various times in the almost hundred years of its existence. The chapter supplied aid in response to local disasters, floods, earthquakes and fires, as well as national disasters, 9/11, and both world wars. The chapter also taught local residents CPR and swimming.
Scope & Content
The collection consists of scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, photographs, and internal records of the Napa Chapter of the American Red Cross. Many of the scrapbooks are acidic newspaper glued on to acidic paper and are quiet fragile, especially since some of the glue is coming off. The loose newspaper clippings are sorted by major event or date. The photos are sorted by date, extra information, or neither.
Indexing Terms / Controlled Heading Access
American National Red Cross
Flood Damage – California – Napa River
World War, 1939-1945 – War Work – Red Cross
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 – War Work – Red Cross
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
Wildfires – California – Napa County
Series 1: Ephemera, newsclippings
Box 6, Folder 1: 1981 Atlas Peak Fire
Box 6, Folder 2: 1986 Napa River Flood
Box 6, Folder 3: 1995 Napa River Flood
Box 6, Folder 4: 1930-1959 clippings
Box 6, Folder 5: 1960-1989 clippings
Box 6, Folder 6: 1990-2005 clippings
Box 6, Folder 7: undated clippings
Series 2: History
Box 1, Folder 1: Napa Chapter history 1917-1944
Series 3: Internal reports
Box 1, Binder 1: Board of Directors minutes, 1981-1990
Box 1, Binder 2: Board of Directors minutes, 2003-2008
Box 1, Pushpin Folder 1: Napa Red Cross Digest, 1957-1959
Box 1, Folder 3: Appreciation documents
Box 1, Folder 4: 9/11 correspondence
Series 4: Photographs
Box 4, Folder 1: Photos with dates, 1946-1996
Box 4, Folder 2: Assorted flood photos
Box 4, Folder 3: Photos with no context
Box 4, Folder 4: Photos from the San Francisco Red Cross Branch
Box 4, Folder 5: Napa River New Year’s Flood (2005)
Box 4, Folder 6: Undated and unknown newspaper clippings
Box 4, Folder 7: Photos of mass care, undated
Box 4, Folder 8: Photos of volunteers, undated
Series 5: Scrapbooks
Box 1: 5 scrapbooks (1941-46, 1952-53, 1963-68, 1968-73, 1981-83)
Box 1, Folder 2: 4 pages from a deaccessioned scrapbook, 2000
Box 1, Binder 3: scrapbook, 2008-2013
Box 2: 5 scrapbooks (1917-1925, 1964-1968, 1974-1977, 1983-84, 1988)
Box 3: 4 scrapbooks (1932-48, 1947-1983, 1958-64, 1981)
Box 3, Folder 1: 3 pages from deaccessioned scrapbook, 1981-83
Box 4: 2 scrapbooks (1964-66, 1968-73)
Box 5: 1 scrapbook, 1957-1968