|Creator:||Michael, Moina Belle, 1869-1944|
|Title:||Moina Belle Michael papers|
|Quantity:||0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)|
"McCrae's poem had a huge impact on two women, Anna E. Guerin of France and Georgia native Moina Michael. Both worked hard to initiate the sale of artificial poppies to help orphans and others left destitute by the war." -- "The Flower of Remembrance." United States Department of Veterans Affairs. http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/flower.asp (Retrieved October 6, 2009)
"A commemorative stamp honoring Moina B. Michael, a Walton County [Georgia] native and the founder of Poppy Day, was first issued in November 1948. Beginning around 1915, paper poppies were sold and worn on Memorial Day in both the United States and Europe to raise money for the rehabilitation of soldiers wounded in combat." - "Walton County." New Georgia Encyclopedia. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org (Retrieved September 16, 2008)
Mary B. Poppenheim was president of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
The collection consists of correspondence, booklets, and news clippings regarding the establishment of the poppy as a memorial flower. Some correspondents include Mary B. Poppenheim, Mde. E. Guerin of the American & French Child's League, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, and Charles M. Gallienne, Jr. Also included is a page of the 1948 Moina Michael stamp and a typescript of The miracle flower.
Arranged by record type.
Moina Belle Michael papers, MS 3137. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.