Hazel Braugh Record Center & Archives

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The Hazel Braugh Records Center and Archives houses the corporate memory of the American Red Cross National Headquarters.





American Red Cross, 7401 Lockport Pl., Lorton, VA 22041

Web site



(703) 541-4601


(800) 989-2272


Schedule & hours

By appointment only, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The center is closed on most national holidays and on the Day after Thanksgiving.

Working language(s)

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Directions to the archive


The Hazel Braugh Records Center and Archives houses the corporate memory of the American Red Cross National Headquarters. The center holds organizational records and a library collection as well as still and moving image materials. The Red Cross' compelling history is documented through correspondence, publications, memoirs, oral histories, scrapbooks, photographs, and video.

Subjects in the archives include disaster relief, Blood Donor Program, nursing services, assistance to the military, health and safety, Junior Red Cross, and Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

For additional information on the American Red Cross, researchers should also contact the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the Library of Congress. The National Archives has Red Cross organizational records dating from 1881 to recent decades. The Library of Congress has a collection of still photographs from the early years of the American Red Cross, including the World War I era.

Research procedures


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Permitted and prohibited items

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Document ordering and delivery

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Photocopying, photography, microfilming

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Key individuals

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See also

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