Clara Barton, a pioneer nurse, most known for founding the American Red Cross dedicated her life to helping build careers for others, particularly women. The Wangensteen Historical Library has a few of her diaries which include handwritten accounts of her humanitarian work with the Red Cross, specifically her efforts in Cuba with orphanages and promoting employment for the women. The health and wellbeing of these orphans were of great importance as Barton reveals in her diaries during this time.