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Archive Collection description: DEA

DEA

Deacon Collection (1919-1920)

Olive Marjorie Deacon (1891-1950) was born in Scotland. During the First World War she went to work at the Scottish Womens' Hospital in Belgrade, Serbia. After the hospital was closed Olive Deacon and three other aid workers under the auspices of the American Relief Administration Childrens' Fund went to Petch (Pec), Montenegro to establish two orphanages. They left in 1920 after this had been accomplished.

Contents

Papers and photographs relating to Olive Deacon's child welfare work in Pec, Montenegro 1919-1920 including:

DEA/1 Correspondence and other papers relating to the Scottish Women's Hospital and orphanages in Pec

DEA/2 Olive Deacon's typescript memoir "Some Montenegrin experiences" and two diaries kept during her time at Pec between 1919 and 1920

DEA/3 Photographs and postcards

Condition: some fragile material

(Language) English, German and Serbian

Unrestricted access

See also: SEW which contains further material on the Scottish Women's Hospitals' work in Serbia and on orphanages in the region

The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.



A record for this collection is also available on the UCL Archives web site. To see it, please type DEA into the search field.

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