Clara Barton, 1821 – 1912: A Selective List of Links & Materials

Clara Barton first came to our area  to nurse the wounded and ill Union soldiers during the Civil War. She returned to lead disaster recovery efforts in the aftermath of the Great Sea Island Hurricane of 18Barton(Clara)93.

Prepared by Grace Morris Cordial, MLS, SL, CA, Manager of the Beaufort District Collection, Beaufort County Library, a division of Beaufort County Government, South Carolina.  Creation date: 6 November 2008;  Latest revision: 14 June 2017. All links active 14 June 2017.

Suggested Online Resources:   

Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office Museum has over 2500 artifacts to explore online, a scholarly bibliography, and a student’s research guide as well as a biographical sketch of her life and career in “Clara’s Story.”

Founder Clara Barton” of the Red Cross

Clara Barton Papers at the Library of Congress

Primary Source Documents and Research Resources by the National Parks Service

Clara Barton wrote a poem “The Women Who Went to the Field“.

The Civil War Trust has a short biography of Clara Barton.

Clara Barton National Historic Site has a photo gallery of images.

The National Parks Service has an interactive tour of her home.  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.

A Story of the Red Cross:  Glimpse of Field Work by Clara Barton. D. Appleton and Company, 1904.

The Red Cross: A History of this remarkable international movement in the interest of humanity by Clara Barton. American Red Cross, 1898.

The Red Cross in Peace and War by Clara Barton, American Historical Press, 1906.
Images of Clara Barton in the Archives of Maryland Biographical Series
Things You may not Know about Clara Barton” Chronicles of Nursing, 2008.
History Detectives investigates the authenticity of a Clara Barton letter about missing soldier.
Check out these materials  one of the many SCLENDS Libraries:   
  
A Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War by Stephen B. Oates. Free Press, 1994.
The Great Sea Island Storm of 1893 by Bill and Fran Marscher. Author’s Choice Press, 2001.
100 Americans who shaped American history by Samuel Willard Crompton. Bluewood Books, 1999.
Legendary locals of Hilton Head by Barbara Muller. Legendary Locals, c2013.
The Civil War 100: A ranking of the most influential people in the War Between the States by Robert Wooster. Carol Publishing Group, c1998.
 Herstory: Women who changed the world edited by Ruth Ashby and Deborah Gore Ohrn; introduction by Gloria Steinem. Viking, 1995.
Beaufort Tricentennial Lecture Series [videorecording]: Part 3, February 20, 2009: The Civil War in the Sea Islands [and] The Port Royal Experiment [with Dr. Stephen Wise], Beaufort Three-Century Project & USCB, c2009.
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Visit the Beaufort District Collection Research Room to view these materials: 
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 B BARTON A story of the Red Cross: Glimpses of Field Work by Clara Barton. D. Appleton and Company, 1928.  1904 edition available as an online book through the link.
SC 551.5 MAR The Great Sea Island Storm of 1893 by Bill and Fran Marscher. Author’s Choice Press, 2001.
SC 975.7992 BEA PT3 Beaufort Tricentennial Lecture Series [videorecording]: Part 3, February 20, 2009: The Civil War in the Sea Islands [and] The Port Royal Experiment [with Dr. Stephen Wise], Beaufort Three-Century Project & USCB, c2009.
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