Clara Barton, 1821 – 1912

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The purpose of the Beaufort District Collection is to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history of our area. This bibliography was prepared by Staff in the Beaufort District Collection, Beaufort County Library. Creation date: 6 November 2008; Latest update 9 November 2011

Barton, Clara, 1821 – 1912
A Bibliography 

Prepared by the Beaufort District Collection of the Beaufort County Library a division of Beaufort County Government, Beaufort, South Carolina. 

                                                       Online Resources:

History Reference Center database (EBSCO password required for access from home)  

Biography Resource Center database (DISCUS password required for access from home)  Magazine and journal articles about Clara Barton are available inside DISCUS (DISCUS password required for access from home)  

“Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office,” posted at

“Profiles in Caring:  Clara Barton, 1821 – 1912” posted at 
“Clara Barton, Founder of the Red Cross” posted at

The Civil War Preservation Trust has posted a Gifted and Talented curriculum packet on Clara Barton at 

Clara Barton National Historic Site, by the National Parks Service Media online


An interactive tour of her home is available through the National Parks Service at  (Her house was built to also be the Red Cross Headquarters so every space is used up and she makes very unusual building material choices.  Way cool!) 

     Teachers, please note:  Activity 7 for Grades 5 – up has a good example of the difference between primary and secondary sources
“Nurturing a Nation: A Salute to Red Cross Founder Clara Barton,” Common Ground: Preserving our Nation’s Heritage, National Parks Service, Summer 2010, pp. 12 – 17.  Download a PDF of the Summer issue at


Check out these materials from the Beaufort County Library: 

B BARTON A Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War by Stephen B. Oates, 1994 (BEA, BLU)      

920.7 GRE Great Women in American History, vol.1 [VHS] by Devin Stead, 1996 (BLU, HHI)

Please visit your local Beaufort County Library branch or the Beaufort District Collection to view or borrow these materials.  Please note that materials available only through the Beaufort District Collection (BDC) are not available for checkout. 

                          Come to the Beaufort District Collection to see these items: 

  • BDC PRINT COLLECTION #20A, 20B, & 20C “The relief work among South Carolina Sea-Islanders,” by B. F. Tillinghast, Harper’s Weekly, [1894]
  • Barton, Clara (1821-1912) [BDC Vertical File]
  • SC 361.7 BAR The Red Cross : a history of this remarkable international movement in the interest of humanity by Clara Barton, 1898
  • SC B BARTON A story of the Red Cross by Clara Barton, 1928
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