Grace Hill Papers
Collection — Box: WSU Small Processed Collections: Box 4, Folder: 1
Medals and a program reflecting Grace Hill's involvement with the orphans in France are contained in this collection. The program concerns a dinnerhonoring one of France's war heroes, Marshal Ferdinand Foch.
- circa 1930s
- Hill, Grace (Person)
Language of Materials
Material entirely in English.
Collection is open for research.
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.25 Linear Feet (1 folder)
Grace Hill was the first head of the French Department at Detroit Junior College, the College of the City of Detroit, and ultimately Wayne State University until her retirement in 1944. She was intimately involved with creating an awareness in the Detroit area for the plight of French children in World War I. Her papers reflect her involvement with the orphans in France.
Grace Hill, Professor of French, was the first head of the French Department beginning with Detroit Junior College, and was head of the French Departments at the College of the City of Detroit and Wayne University until her retirement in 1944. She traveled from the United States to France often, and was instrumental in creating an awareness in the Detroit area of the plight of thousands of French children orphaned in World War I. In 1936, the French gave her the cross of Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur for her efforts in behalf of the French citizens.
Arranged in one folder.
Medals and a program of Grace Hill were donated to the University Archives by Arthur Turgeon in April, 1958.
A case containing Medaille of Frer Reconnaissance and other French medals of honor have been transferred to the Audiovisual Collection.
Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library.
- Guide to the Grace Hill Papers
- Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
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