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Clara Barton Papers: Red Cross File, 1863-1957; American National Red Cross, 1878-1957; Relief operations; Spanish-American War; Field operations; Camp Alger and Fort Myer, Va.; Correspondence, 1898-1899, undated

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Clara Barton Papers: Red Cross File, 1863-1957; American National Red Cross, 1878-1957; Relief operations; Spanish-American War; Field operations; Camp Alger and Fort Myer, Va.; Correspondence, 1898-1899, undated

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Clara Barton is best known for founding and leading the American National Red Cross, a humanitarian organization dedicated to providing emergency assistance, disaster relief, and education in the United States.

As the first president of the American Red Cross, Barton oversaw the organization's early years and played a key role in shaping its mission and operations. Under her leadership, the Red Cross provided aid to victims of natural disasters, such as floods and hurricanes, as well as to soldiers and civilians affected by war.

Barton emphasized the importance of providing medical care and relief supplies to those in need and worked to establish a network of trained volunteers who could respond to emergencies quickly and effectively.

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01/01/1898
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