Eleanor “Bunny” Butler Alexander-Roosevelt (1888-1960), philanthropist and wife of Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
Although wives of US servicemen were forbidden from joining their husbands overseas during World War I, Bunny followed her husband France where she ran a YMCA canteen (1917). She also designed the uniform worn by YMCA canteen workers.
Bunny co-founded the Soldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’, Coast Guard and Airmen’s Club which offers low cost accommodations in New York City for current and former US military personnel (1919).
Bunny organized the first American women’s committee for China Relief (1937) and directed the American Red Cross Club in England during World War II (1942).
A keen photographer, Bunny developed her own prints and after her death, her scrapbooks were donated to the Library of Congress by her daughter.