YMCA Uniform and hat worn by Florence Jennings Burr
World War I
Florence Jennings Burr, a Fairfield librarian, served as part of the YMCA's support operations in Paris in 1919, organizing the voluminous files at the YMCA headquarters with the American Expeditionary Forces. YMCA workers provided key support to American troops in France, organizing "canteens" for soldiers, and providing entertainment, education, and religious services as well as coffee, doughnuts, and writing supplies.
Courtesy of Sandra Altieri