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Rosalie Howell papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS119

Scope and Content

The bulk of the materials in the Rosalie Howell papers document Howell's career as a Red Cross nurse during World War I and her subsequent world travel. Items include a scrapbook; correspondence with former patients; official Red Cross documents; clippings concerning her receipt of the Croix de Guerre from the French government; and travel books, postcards, and ephemera (primarily from the United Kingdom). The collection has material about, or created by, other members of the Howell family; such as two family scrapbooks (mostly concerning Evan P. Howell), and a diary kept by Mary Davis Howell (1873 – 1874). Some of the family materials were created before Rosalie Howell's birth in 1877.


  • 1880-1970, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Rosalie Howell (1877-1970) was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Evan Park Howell (1839-1905) and Julia Adelaide Ervin Howell (1843-1906). Evan Park Howell was Mayor of Atlanta from 1903 to 1905, an early telegraph operator, a Confederate Army officer, and the editor-in-chief of the Atlanta Constitution from 1876-1905. Evan and Julia had six other children: Clark Howell (1863-1936), Albert Howell (1866-1933), Effie Park Howell Foreman (1870-1943), Ida Erwin Howell McAliley (1873-1943), Adelaide Howell (1879-1957) and Evan Howell (1881-1934). Rosalie Howell attended West End Academy, Washington Seminary, and Agnes Scott College, and studied library science at the Carnegie Library in Atlanta. She worked as a Red Cross nurse during World War I, which earned her the Croix de Guerre from the French Government. After the war, Howell worked as a librarian in the 2nd Corps of the U.S. Army on Governor's Island, New York and travelled extensively.


4.71 linear ft. (6 document cases, 1 half document case, 1 oversize box)



Related Archival Materials

Visual materials have been separated from the collection and are unprocessed. Please contact an archivist for access to these materials.

Description Control

This collection was reprosessed in 2016.
Rosalie Howell papers
Leah Lefkowitz
May 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305