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Mary S. Irick Drexel scrapbook


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Mary S. Irick was born in Vincetown, New Jersey. She married George W. Childs Drexel, the youngest son of Anthony J. Drexel, in 1892. She became the Director of the Red Cross Canteen Service in Philadelphia during the First World War and was known for her charity and humanitarian work. She died in 1948, four years after her husband.

This scrapbook contains news clippings describing Mary S. Irick Drexel's work as the Chairman of the Bureau of Canteen Service of the Pennsylvania-Delaware Division of the American Red Cross during World War I. Most of the articles relate to Canteen Services in Philadelphia. All the clippings are from the years 1917-1919, except for one clipping from 1956, which describes the removal of the Red Cross Booth from the City Hall courtyard.

Drexel University: Archives and Special Collections
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Finding aid prepared by Scott Ziegler
Finding Aid Date
October 28, 2008

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