A Guide to the Margaret Ethel Kelley Kern Papers, 1895-1949 Kern, Margaret Ethel Kelley, Papers, 1895-1949 23481

A Guide to the Margaret Ethel Kelley Kern Papers, 1895-1949

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Accession Number 23481


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Accession Number
23481
Title
Margaret Ethel Kelley Kern Papers, 1895-1949
Physical Description
9.5 cubic feet (20 boxes)
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Margaret Ethel Kelley Kern Papers, 1895-1949. Accession 23481. Personal papers collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Margaret Ethel Kelley Kern, Richmond.


Biographical Information

Margaret Ethel Kelley Kern was born 13 February 1874. She did volunteer work during World War I, serving with various organizations, including the National League for Women's Service, Godmothers' League, War Camp Community Service Woman's Auxiliary, and the Service Legion. She also wrote articles for numerous periodicals, and is the author of The Trail of the Three Notched Road. She was also served as information officer for the Virginia State Chamber of Commerce. She married Dr. George Thomas Walker Kern (1873-1948), and they had one daughter. Kern died 10 July 1975 in Richmond, Virginia, and is buried in Hollywood Cemetery.

Scope and Content

Papers, 1895-1949, of Margaret Ethel Kelley Kern (1874-1975) of Richmond, Virginia, relating to her work with various patriotic and relief organizations during World War I, including the National League for Women's Service, Godmother's League, War Camp Community Service, and the Service Legion, focusing especially on her work at the hospitals at Camp Lee and the U.S. Army Debarkation Hospital No. 52 at Richmond College. There is also information regarding her involvement in the Powhatan Hill Memorial Association, Thomas Jefferson National Memorial Association, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. The collection contains articles, constitutions and by-laws, commissions, correspondence, greeting cards, guidebooks, invitations, lists, magazines, newsletters, notebooks, pamphlets, photographs, postcards, posters, publications, reports, and scrapbooks. There is a good deal of correspondence with Major General Adelbert Cronkhite (1861-1937), and also information concerning her efforts to preserve portions of Camp Lee, and the establishment of a war memorial in Richmond. Of particular note are drafts and chapters of a book Kern intended to publish on her war activities, and Richmond during World War I (Box 16). There is also material relating to her book The Trail of the Three Notched Road.

Contents List

Box 1
Folder 1
Correspondence, 1895.
Box 1
Folder 2
Correspondence, 1903.
Box 1
Folder 3
Correspondence, 1907.
Box 1
Folder 4
Correspondence, 1908.
Box 1
Folder 5
Correspondence, 1909.
Box 1
Folder 6
Correspondence, 1910.
Box 1
Folder 7
Correspondence, 1911.
Box 1
Folder 8
Correspondence, 1912.
Box 1
Folder 9
Correspondence, 1913.
Box 1
Folder 10
Correspondence, 1914.
Box 1
Folder 11
Correspondence, 1915.
Box 1
Folder 12
Correspondence, 1916.
Box 1
Folder 13
Correspondence, 1917.
Box 1
Folder 14
Correspondence, 1918 (January-June).
Box 1
Folder 15
Correspondence, 1918 (July-December).
Box 1
Folder 16
Correspondence, 1919 (January-June).
Box 1
Folder 17
Correspondence, 1919 (July-December).
Box 1
Folder 18
Correspondence, 1920.
Box 2
Folder 1
Correspondence, 1921.
Box 2
Folder 2
Correspondence, 1922 (January-June).
Box 2
Folder 3
Correspondence, 1922 (July-December).
Box 2
Folder 4
Correspondence, 1923 (January-February).
Box 2
Folder 5
Correspondence, 1923 (March).
Box 2
Folder 6
Correspondence, 1923 (April-September).
Box 2
Folder 7
Correspondence, 1923 (October-December).
Box 2
Folder 8
Correspondence, 1924 (January-February).
Box 2
Folder 9
Correspondence, 1924 (March).
Box 2
Folder 10
Correspondence, 1924 (April-June).
Box 2
Folder 11
Correspondence, 1924 (July-December).
Box 2
Folder 12
Correspondence, 1925.
Box 2
Folder 13
Correspondence, 1926.
Box 3
Folder 1
Correspondence, 1927.
Box 3
Folder 2
Correspondence, 1928.
Box 3
Folder 3
Correspondence, 1929.
Box 3
Folder 4
Correspondence, 1930.
Box 3
Folder 5
Correspondence, 1931.
Box 3
Folder 6
Correspondence, 1932 (January-August).
Box 3
Folder 7
Correspondence, 1932 (September-December).
Box 3
Folder 8
Correspondence, 1933 (January-June).
Box 3
Folder 9
Correspondence, 1933 (July-December).
Box 3
Folder 10
Correspondence, 1934.
Box 3
Folder 11
Correspondence, 1935.
Box 3
Folder 12
Correspondence, 1936 (January-May).
Box 3
Folder 13
Correspondence, 1936 (June-December).
Box 3
Folder 14
Correspondence, 1937.
Box 4
Folder 1
Correspondence, 1938.
Box 4
Folder 2
Correspondence, 1939.
Box 4
Folder 3
Correspondence, 1940.
Box 4
Folder 4
Correspondence, 1941.
Box 4
Folder 5
Correspondence, 1942.
Box 4
Folder 6
Correspondence, 1943.
Box 4
Folder 7
Correspondence, 1944.
Box 4
Folder 8
Correspondence, 1945.
Box 4
Folder 9
Correspondence, 1948.
Box 4
Folder 10-11
Correspondence, n.d..
Box 4
Folder 12
Agriculture School .
Box 4
Folder 13-14
"America First" .
Box 4
Folder 15
American Commission for Relief in Belgium .
Box 4
Folder 16
American Committee for Devastated France .
Box 4
Folder 17
American Committee for Relief in the Near East .
Box 4
Folder 18
American Legion .
Box 4
Folder 19
American Relief Clearing House .
Box 4
Folder 20
American Women's Hospitals .
Box 4
Folder 21
Anderson Gallery of Art, 1931-1932.
Box 4
Folder 22
Are You Dedicated?.
Box 5
Folder 1-2
Articles Written by M. Ethel Kelley Kern .
Box 20
Bail Bond of Jefferson Davis (Facsimile) .
Box 20
The Bayonet (Camp Lee) .
Box 5
Folder 3
The Beckoning Land by E. Alexander Powell .
Box 20
Belgravia War Hospital Supply Depot Monthly Record, September 1918.
Box 5
Folder 4
Bell Tavern Memorial Tablet .
Box 5
Folder 5
Biltmore House and Gardens .
Box 5
Folder 6
Biographical .
Box 5
Folder 7
Bonus Expeditionary Force, 1932.
Box 5
Folder 8
Boy Scouts .
Box 5
Folder 9
Byrd, Harry F. .
Box 5
Folder 10
Camp Lee - Described and Photographed by Richard Batchelder, 1918.
Box 5
Folder 11
Camp Lee Hospital Visit with Mrs. Westmoreland Davis .
Box 5
Folder 12
Camp Lee Remembrance Book .
Box 5
Folder 13
Capitol Square Memorial Tree, 1930.
Box 5
Folder 14
Carillon Dedication Program, 1932.
Box 5
Folder 15
Cartoons - Peter Arno .
Box 5
Folder 16
The Case of Major-General Adelbert Cronkhite .
Box 5
Folder 17
Chemical Exhibit, Smithsonian .
Box 5
Folder 18
Clark, Allan N. .
Box 5
Folder 19-20
Clippings .
Box 6
Folder 1-2
Clippings .
Box 6
Folder 3
College of William and Mary - Historical Notes .
Box 20
The Come-Back,11 January 1919.
Box 20
Commissions .
Box 6
Folder 4
Committee on Public Information .
Box 6
Folder 5
The Common Cause: Britain's Part in the Great War.
Box 18
The Commonwealth,1937-1939.
Box 6
Folder 6
Community Songs.
Box 6
Folder 7
Confederate Memorial Institute .
Box 6
Folder 8
Council of National Defense, Virginia Division .
Box 6
Folder 9
Daughters of the American Revolution .
Box 6
Folder 10
D.W. Griffith Presents America.
Box 6
Folder 11
Deportation of Alien Criminals, etc. - Hearings, 1926.
Box 6
Folder 12
Eightieth Division Veterans Association .
Box 19
Ephemera .
Box 6
Folder 13
Fatherless Children of France .
Box 6
Folder 14
Ferdinand Foch Visit, 1921.
Box 6
Folder 15
Ferdinand Foch Memorial Service, 1929.
Box 6
Folder 16
Flag .
Box 6
Folder 17
Food Conservation Registration, July 1917.
Box 20
Food Conservation Registration Poster .
Box 6
Folder 18
Food for France Fund .
Box 6
Folder 19
Forty Years with the Virginia Division United Daughters of the Confederacy by Mrs. Cabell Smith .
Box 6
Folder 20
41 Places and Subjects in Alexandria, Virginia.
Box 6
Folder 21
The Founding of a Nation, 1607-1919.
Box 6
Folder 22
Freeman, Douglas Southall .
Box 7
Folder 1
Garden Week, 1932-1938.
Box 7
Folder 2
The Game of Life As We Are Playing it in Our Archaic Industrial System by John J. Lanier, 1934.
Box 7
Folder 3
Genealogy .
Box 7
Folder 4
General Federation of Women's Clubs .
Box 7
Folder 5
A General Survey of the Virginia Peninsula,1938.
Box 7
Folder 6
Girl Scouts .
Box 7
Folder 7
Goddin's Tavern .
Box 7
Folder 8
Godmothers' League - Minutes .
Box 7
Folder 9
Godmothers' League - Miscellaneous .
Box 7
Folder 10-12
Godmothers' League - Scrapbook .
Box 7
Folder 13
Greeting Cards .
Box 7
Folder 14
Guidebook - St. Petersburg, Florida .
Box 7
Folder 15
Guidebook - State of Washington .
Box 7
Folder 16
Heads Up, 1918 (December).
Box 7
Folder 17
Heads Up, 1919 (January).
Box 7
Folder 18
Heads Up, 1919 (February).
Box 7
Folder 19
Heads Up, 1919 (March).
Box 7
Folder 20
Heads Up, 1919 (April).
Box 20
Heads Up - Original Cartoons .
Box 7
Folder 21
Historical Information for Signs at County Lines .
Box 7
Folder 22
History of the Fire and Police Departments of Richmond, Virginia.
Box 7
Folder 23
Homecoming Celebration - 29th and 80th Divisions .
Box 7
Folder 24
Housewives League .
Box 8
Folder 1
Inaugural Program - Gov. H.C. Stuart, 1914.
Box 8
Folder 2-4
Interiors of Virginia Houses of Colonial Times by Edith Tunis Sale .
Box 8
Folder 5-6
Invitations .
Box 8
Folder 7
Jackson Memorial Wildflower Preserve, Chancellorsville .
Box 8
Folder 8
Jubilee Week, 1919.
Box 8
Folder 9
Kern County, California .
Box 8
Folder 10
Knitting .
Box 20
La Petite Gironde,23 January 1918.
Box 8
Folder 11
League of Nations Non-Partisan Association .
Box 8
Folder 12
League of Women Voters .
Box 8
Folder 13
Liberty Loans/Liberty Bonds .
Box 8
Folder 14
Library War Council .
Box 8
Folder 15
Lincoln, Abraham .
Box 8
Folder 16
The Literary Digest,15 April 1933.
Box 8
Folder 17
MacNeill, Rev. Allan .
Box 8
Folder 18-19
Martinet, Jeanne .
Box 9
Folder 1-2
Martinet, Jeanne .
Box 20
Medical College of Virginia Base Hospital No. 45 - Newsletter, 5 November 1917.
Box 9
Folder 3
Membership Cards and Dues .
Box 9
Folder 4
Memorial Wreaths .
Box 9
Folder 5
Military Order of the World War .
Box 9
Folder 6
Miller & Rhoades Golden Jubilee, 1935.
Box 9
Folder 7-8
Miscellaneous .
Box 9
Folder 9
National Americanization Committee .
Box 9
Folder 10
National Civic Federation .
Box 9
Folder 11
National Committee of Patriotic Societies .
Box 9
Folder 12
National League of American Pen Women .
Box 9
Folder 13
National League for Woman's Service .
Box 9
Folder 14
National League for Woman's Service, Capital City Division .
Box 9
Folder 15
National Pledge Card Campaign, 21-27 October 1917.
Box 20
National Pledge Card Campaign, 21-27 October 1917.
Box 9
Folder 16
National Recovery Administration .
Box 20
National Star Spangled Banner Centennial, 1914.
Box 9
Folder 17
National Surgical Dressings Committee .
Box 9
Folder 18
National Tobacco Festival - South Boston, 2-3 September 1937.
Box 9
Folder 19
National Victory Memorial Building, Washington .
Box 10
Folder 1
National War Garden Commission .
Box 10
Folder 2
National Woman's Liberty Loan Committee .
Box 10
Folder 3
National Women's Trade Union League .
Box 10
Folder 4
Natural Bridge .
Box 10
Folder 5
Notebook - Godmothers' League .
Box 10
Folder 6-7
Notebooks .
Box 10
Folder 8
Occidental Restaurant .
Box 10
Folder 9
One Hundred Years of Peace .
Box 20
Our War President (Woodrow Wilson) .
Box 10
Folder 10
Pensions and National Health in Canada, 1936.
Box 10
Folder 11
Permanent Blind Relief War Fund .
Box 19
Photograph (Rolled) - Army Nurse Corps, Debarkation Hospital No. 52 .
Box 10
Folder 12
Photographs .
Box 10
Folder 13
Pointed Paragraphs on War of 1812.
Box 10
Folder 14
Portrait Exhibition, Virginia House, 1929.
Box 10
Folder 15
Postcards .
Box 10
Folder 16-17
Powhatan's Hill Marker Dedication .
Box 10
Folder 18
Presidential Stamp Album .
Box 10
Folder 19
Programs .
Box 10
Folder 20
Reclamation Service .
Box 11
Folder 1-2
Red Cross .
Box 11
Folder 3
Report of War Activities (Richmond Public Schools), 1917-1918.
Box 11
Folder 4
Report of War Activities, 1918-1919.
Box 11
Folder 5
Reserve City Bankers Association Meeting, 1931.
Box 11
Folder 6
Richmond Bicentennial, 1936-1937.
Box 20
Richmond Bicentennial - Richmond News-LeaderSupplement .
Box 11
Folder 7
Richmond Chamber of Commerce .
Box 11
Folder 8
Richmond Department of Public Utitlities - Annual Report, 1936.
Box 11
Folder 9
Richmond Light Infantry Blues .
Box 11
Folder 10
Richmond Magazine.
Box 11
Folder 11
Richmond War History Commission Honor Roll .
Box 11
Folder 12
Richmond War History Commission - Reports of Volunteer Organizations .
Box 11
Folder 13
Richmond War Library Committee .
Box 20
Richmond Water Supply .
Box 11
Folder 14
Road Maps .
Box 11
Folder 15
Roadside Development .
Box 11
Folder 16
The Roanoke of Colonial Days by F.B. Kegley .
Box 11
Folder 17
The Romance and Renaissance of the College of William and Mary in Virginia.
Box 11
Folder 18
Romanian Relief Committee of America .
Box 11
Folder 19
Sale, Mrs. William Wilson .
Box 11
Folder 20
Scuffletown Tavern .
Box 11
Folder 21
Scrapbook - "Laugh and Learn" .
Box 12
Folder 1-2
Scrapbook - National Industrial Recovery Act .
Box 18
Selective Service Regulations,1918.
Box 12
Folder 3
Serbian Relief Committee of America .
Box 12
Folder 4
Service Legion - Accounts and Receipts .
Box 12
Folder 5
Service Legion - Annual Reports .
Box 12
Folder 6
Service Legion - Certificate of Incorporation .
Box 12
Folder 7
Service Legion - Constitution and By-Laws .
Box 12
Folder 8
Service Legion - 80th Division Reunion Punch Fund .
Box 12
Folder 9
Service Legion - Fifth Annual Luncheon, 7 April 1924.
Box 12
Folder 10
Service Legion - Gold Star Flag .
Box 12
Folder 11
Service Legion - History .
Box 12
Folder 12
Service Legion - Memorial Boulder Fund .
Box 12
Folder 13
Service Legion - Memorial Cross .
Box 12
Folder 14
Service Legion - Memorial Flower Fund .
Box 12
Folder 15
Service Legion - Minutes .
Box 12
Folder 16
Service Legion - Miscellaneous .
Box 12
Folder 17
Service Legion - Monroe Parade .
Box 12
Folder 18
Service Legion - Resolutions .
Box 12
Folder 19
Service Legion - Three Days for the Blind .
Box 12
Folder 20
Service Legion - War Memorial (Riverview Cemetery) .
Box 12
Folder 21
Service Legion - Wilson, Woodrow .
Box 18
The Service Magazine.
Box 12
Folder 22
Sievers, F. William .
Box 13
Folder 1
The Sixteen Immortals.
Box 20
The Song of the Seventy Five by Grantland Rice .
Box 13
Folder 2
Southern Literary Messenger .
Box 13
Folder 3
Spring Street Home .
Box 13
Folder 4
The Story of Virginia Products That Excel.
Box 13
Folder 5
Suffrage .
Box 13
Folder 6
Sympathy Letters and Notes .
Box 13
Folder 7
Superintendent of Public Instruction - Annual Report, 1935-1936.
Box 13
Folder 8-12
Thomas Jefferson National Memorial Association .
Box 13
Folder 13
Thomas Jefferson National Memorial Association - Minute Book .
Box 13
Folder 14
Three Chopt Road Name Change .
Box 20
Thrift Stamp/War Savings Stamp Poster .
Box 13
Folder 15
Tickets .
Box 13
Folder 16
To the Homeward-Bound Americans by B. Van Vorst .
Box 13
Folder 17
Tobacco Growing in Virginia.
Box 13
Folder 18
Treat'em Square,December 1921.
Box 13
Folder 19
Treatment of Burns .
Box 13
Folder 20
The Trail of the Three Notched Road,1927.
Box 13
Folder 21
The Trail of the Three Notched Road,1928 (January-September).
Box 13
Folder 22
The Trail of the Three Notched Road,1928 (October-December).
Box 13
Folder 23
The Trail of the Three Notched Road,1929 (January-July).
Box 14
Folder 1
The Trail of the Three Notched Road,1929 (August-December).
Box 14
Folder 2
The Trail of the Three Notched Road,1930-1931.
Box 14
Folder 3
The Trail of the Three Notched Road - Clippings and Reviews .
Box 14
Folder 4
The Trail of the Three Notched Road - Draft .
Box 20
The Trail of the Three Notched Road - Poster .
Box 14
Folder 5
The Trail of the Three Notched Road - Sales and Orders .
Box 14
Folder 6
The Trail of the Three Notched Road - William Byrd Press .
Box 14
Folder 7
Trinity Parish, Staunton .
Box 14
Folder 8
Turman, Dr. John .
Box 14
Folder 9
Tyler, Lyon G. .
Box 14
Folder 10
The Union Herald.
Box 14
Folder 11
United Daughters of the Confederacy .
Box 14
Folder 12-14
United Daughters of the Confederacy - Scrapbook .
Box 14
Folder 15
United States Chamber of Commerce .
Box 14
Folder 16
United States Department of Agriculture .
Box 14
Folder 17
United States Employment Service .
Box 14
Folder 18
United States Food Administration .
Box 14
Folder 19
United States Good Roads Association .
Box 14
Folder 20
United States School Garden Army .
Box 15
Folder 1
Vacation Savings Fund Stamps .
Box 15
Folder 2
Vacation War Relief Committee .
Box 15
Folder 3
Valentine, Edward V. .
Box 15
Folder 4
Veterans of Foreign Wars .
Box 15
Folder 5
Virgnia's Armistice Celebration .
Box 15
Folder 6
Virginia Democrats/Byrd Luncheon .
Box 15
Folder 7
Virginia First by Lyon G. Tyler .
Box 18
Virginia: First in the Heart of the Nation.
Box 15
Folder 8
Virginia Flag and Seal .
Box 20
Virginia Gazette.
Box 15
Folder 9
The Virginia Guardsman.
Box 15
Folder 10
Virginia Good Roads Association .
Box 15
Folder 11-13
Virginia Guidebooks .
Box 15
Folder 14
Virginia Historical Society .
Box 15
Folder 15
Virginia League of Fine Arts and Handicrafts .
Box 15
Folder 16-17
Virginia State Chamber of Commerce .
Box 15
Folder 18-19
Virginia State Chamber of Commerce - Newsletters .
Box 15
Folder 20
Virginia State Chamber of Commerce - Reports of the Information Secretary .
Box 15
Folder 21
Virginia Tobacco by Roy C. Flannagan .
Box 15
Folder 22
Virginia War History Commission .
Box 20
Virginia War History Commission - Newsletters .
Box 15
Folder 23
Vocal Lessons .
Box 15
Folder 24
Wakefield National Memorial Association .
Box 16
Folder 1-12
War Book .
Box 17
Folder 1
War Kitchen .
Box 17
Folder 2
War Loan Organization .
Box 17
Folder 3-5
War Memorial .
Box 17
Folder 6
War Relief Association of Virginia .
Box 17
Folder 7
Watering the City of Richmond,1930.
Box 17
Folder 8
Westmoreland Club Officers' Dances .
Box 17
Folder 9
Woman's Constitutional League of Virginia .
Box 17
Folder 10
Woman's Auxiliary, American Legion .
Box 17
Folder 11
Woman's Auxiliary, American Legion - Constitution and By-Laws .
Box 17
Folder 12
Woman's Auxiliary, War Camp Community Service - Minutes .
Box 17
Folder 13
Woman's Auxiliary, War Camp Community Service - Miscellaneous .
Box 17
Woman's Auxiliary, War Camp Community Service - Register .
Box 17
Folder 14
Woman's Homecoming Committee .
Box 17
Folder 15
Woman's Land Army of America .
Box 17
Folder 16
Woman's Naval Service .
Box 17
Folder 17
Women and Preparedness .
Box 17
Folder 18
Women as Munitions Makers .
Box 17
Folder 19
Wood, Gov. James - Biography .
Box 17
Folder 20
Woodrow Wilson Memorial Service, 6 February 1924.
Box 17
Folder 21
A Word-Picturelogue Thru Beautiful Historic Charlottesville,1928.
Box 17
Folder 22
YMCA .
Box 17
Folder 23
YWCA .
Box 17
Folder 24
Yorktown Sesquicentennial Association/Commission .