University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Ida Scott Papers, 1943-1946



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Scott, Ida
Title: Scott, Ida, Papers
Dates: 1943-1946
Abstract: Correspondence, photographs, bound volumes, and background articles relating to University of Texas student Ida Scott's correspondence with Dutch citizens during and after World War II.
OCLC No.: 965261511
Extent: 3 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

An architecture student at the University of Texas at Austin, Ida Scott took part in a program of correspondence with young people in Holland during World War II. The program was initiated by C.P. DeRidder, a teacher in Amsterdam, who wrote to the University of Texas in a letter published by the Daily Texan in 1945:

"...in order to give expression to their gratitude for our liberation, a group of intellectual young ladies and gentlemen have joined the Pan American Club of Amsterdam, for the purpose of bringing about a better understanding between the people of Holland and America, to promote sincere and lasting friendship...."

The Texas students exchanged letters, photos, books, pamphlets, etc. with their counterparts in Holland. At the end of the war, Ida Scott's mother visited many of the correspondents in Holland, and also sent them clothes, food, sewing supplies, and other sundries that were in short supply in Europe during the war and immediately after.

Source:

The Daily Texan, University of Texas at Austin student newspaper, p. 3, August 23, 1945.


Scope and Contents

Correspondence, photographs, bound volumes, and background articles relating to Scott's correspondence with Dutch citizens.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Scott, Ida.
Subjects
University of Texas at Austin.
World War II.
Places
Netherlands--History--German occupation, 1940-1945.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ida Scott Papers, 1943-1946, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
2.325/K53 Correspondence
Correspondence and greeting cards
Christmas in Holland
Jules H. Marckmann
Clippings, miscellany
Book: Orange on Top: Dutch Post-War Recovery, by A. Royalton-Kisch, 1946
Book: Holland, with an introduction by J. Kroner, Het Hollandsche Uitgevershuis, Amsterdam, 1947
Book: Nederland in Beeld: Pictorial Holland, undated
box
2.325/N35c Photographs and scrapbook pages