Martha and Waitstill Sharp Collection

Brown alumna Martha Dickie Sharp (Pembroke 1926) and her husband Rev. Waitstill Sharp were co-founders of the Unitarian Service Committee during World War II. The collection documents their strenuous efforts throughout the course of the war to provide relief and assistance to thousands of refugees in Czechoslovakia and France, under the most dangerous and difficult of circumstances.

Format(s): Manuscripts, Graphics, Letters, Documents
Library: John Hay
NOTE: This collection is housed off-site. Prior notice is needed for retrieval

Access to the collection:

Online Catalog (JOSIAH):
General description of the collection available on JOSIAH
Martha and Waitstill Sharp collection, 1905-2005

Other Online Access:
Non-brown Web Page: Waitstill and Martha Sharp (Yad Vashem)
Non-brown Web Page: Martha Sharp Cogan and Waitstill Hastings Sharp (Notable American Unitarians)
Non-brown Web Page: Two Who Dared: the Sharps' War, a film by Artemis Joukowsky III
Non-brown Web Page: Martha and Waitstill Sharp (USHMM Holocaust Encyclopedia)

In-house Access to the Collection:
Typescript Inventory
Finding aid prepared by the staff of the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is available on site at the John Hay Library.

Related Collections:
Dexter (Robert C. and Elisabeth A.) Papers

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