Register of the Frank Angell papers

Finding aid prepared by Loralee Sepsey
Hoover Institution Archives
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Title: Frank Angell papers
Date (inclusive): 1901-1918
Collection Number: 80142
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: In English, French and Flemish.
Physical Description: 3 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, memorabilia (1.6 linear feet)
Abstract: Writings, correspondence, notes, statistics, printed matter, personal documents, photographs, and memorabilia, relating to the work of the Commission for Relief in Belgium, the Comité National de Secours et d'Alimentation, and Frank Angell's involvement with both organizations. Materials document the relief work done in Belgium during World War I and its German occupation, and to Belgian unemployment relief before and during the war. Used as research material for the study by Angell, "The Belgians under the German Occupation," and the collection includes the typescript of the study.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Angell, Frank, 1857-1939.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Frank Angell papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1980.

Accruals

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Biographical/Historical Note

1857 Born in Scituate, Rhode Island
1878 Graduated from the University of Vermont
1878-1880 Worked as English teacher to Chinese legation in Washington, DC
1880-1887 Worked as a physics teacher in a Washington, DC high school
1887 Went to Germany to do graduate work in physics, met psychologist Wilhelm Wundt, and switched field to psychology
1891 Graduated from Wundt's laboratory at the University of Leipzig with Ph.D. in psychology
1891-1892 Worked as Assistant Professor of Psychology at Cornell University
1892 Became Professor and Executive Head of the Department of Psychology at Stanford
1895-1925 Associate editor of the American Journal of Psychology
1915-1916 Worked for the Commission for Relief in Belgium and did relief work in Belgium
1919 Awarded the honor of Chevalier de l'Ordre de la Couronne by the King of Belgium
1922 Retired from Stanford as Professor Emeritus
1928-1939 Associate editor of the Journal of General Psychology
1939 Died of a brief illness in Palo Alto, California

Scope and Content of Collection

Writings, correspondence, notes, statistics, printed matter, personal documents, photographs, and memorabilia, relating to the work of the Commission for Relief in Belgium, the Comité National de Secours et d'Alimentation, and Frank Angell's involvement with both organizations. Materials document the relief work done in Belgium during World War I and its German occupation, and to Belgian unemployment relief before and during the war. Used as research material for the study by Angell, "The Belgians under the German Occupation," and the collection includes the typescript of the study.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Comité national de secours et d'alimentation (Brussels)
Commission for Relief in Belgium (1914-1930)
International relief.
Unemployed--Belgium.
World War, 1914-1918--Belgium.
World War, 1914-1918--Civilian relief.

Box/Folder 1 : 1

Photo Album 1915

Box/Folder 2 : 1

Biographical file 1915-1916

Scope and Contents note

Includes travel documents such as a passport, identification letter from Herbert Hoover, a travel permit from the German government, and a miscellaneous napkin.
Box/Folder 2 : 2

Biographical file 1916-1918

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes, letters from provincial relief committees and the Commission for Relief in Belgium, and other personal correspondence to Frank Angell
Box/Folder 2 : 3

Commission for Relief in Belgium, file 1916-1918

Scope and Contents note

Membership lists, circulars, a blank donation card, and letters of appreciation from the Pope and Archbishop, from the Commission for Relief in Belgium headed by Herbert Hoover.
Box/Folder 2 : 4

Subject file: Marie Louise Marcy 1918

Scope and Contents note

Personal correspondence and a life certificate for Marie Louise Marcy
 

Speeches and Writings 1915-1916

Box/Folder 2 : 5

Reports and Essays, file 1916

Scope and Contents note

Personal notes, reports, drafts, and other writings made by Frank Angell on unemployment, conditions, statistics, relief distributions, and other relief related issues during his time in Belgium that are unrelated to his study "Belgians Under German Occupation."
Box/Folder 2 : 6

Belgians Under German Occupation Part 1, file circa 1916

Scope and Contents note

Appendices, reports, essays, and other writings containing information on clothing relief, discreet assistance, shelter, unemployment, and other forms of aid that is used in "Belgians Under German Occupation."
Box/Folder 2 : 7

Belgians Under German Occupation Part 2, file c. 1916

Scope and Contents note

Drafts, reports, and other writings related to clothing relief, workhouses, relief categories, and other topics relating to aid that were used in "Belgians Under German Occupation."
Box/Folder 2 : 8

Belgians Under German Occupation Part 3, file circa 1916

Scope and Contents note

Table of Contents and pages 1 through 90 of "Belgians Under German Occupation"
Box/Folder 2 : 9

Belgians Under German Occupation Part 4, file circa 1916

Scope and Contents note

A third appendix and pages 91-183 of "Belgians Under German Occupation
 

Comité National de Secours et d'Alimentation 1914-1916

Scope and Contents note

Worksheets and forms used to construct a family profile, determine amount of goods and level of unemployment, and to determine amount of relief received. Specific to each Belgian province or large municipality.
Box/Folder 2 : 10

Circulars and Correspondence, file 1914-1916

Scope and Contents note

Circulars to provincial and local committees on changes in policy and relief guidelines, correspondence between chairmen, pamphlets, reports, and specific instructions and dispatches from Comité de Secours et d'Alimentation and its national, provincial, and local branches. Topics include unemployment, disability, wage and rent prices, military families, pay periods, and public utility relief.
Box/Folder 2 : 11

Reports on Unemployment, file 1915-1916

Scope and Contents note

Reports dealing with unemployment, issued by the subcomittees Aide et Protection aux Chomeurs and Aide et Protection aux Sans-Travail Necessiteux.
Box/Folder 2 : 12

Partial employment forms and claims, file 1915-1916

Scope and Contents note

Certificates, forms, and worksheets used by the committee to determine eligibility for relief, partial employment, relief amounts, and steady employment.
Box/Folder 2 : 13

Family profiles and declaration of goods, file 1915-1916

 

Relief Resources for Committee 1900-1916

Box/Folder 3 : 1

Reports and Circulars, file 1900-1916

Scope and Contents note

Booklets, pamphlets, reports, circulars, and informational materials from certain local/provincial committees and interest groups, such as Federation Socialiste Societes de Secours Mutuels du Bassin de Charleroi, and Metalworkers, . Topics include new relief guidelines and distribution, record keeping, alcoholic drink tender, unemployment, and finances.
Box/Folder 3 : 2

Worksheets and Reference, file 1915-1916

Scope and Contents note

Lists of relief recipients, charts to determine amounts of relief, expense reports, record keeping logs for relief recipients and unemployement, and other forms of reference and record keeping.
Box/Folder 3 : 3

Relief Resources for Citizens, file 1915-1916

Scope and Contents note

Includes relief resources used by Belgian citizens, such as identification cards, identification books, relief tickets, certificates to receive aid, and statements of merchandise. All tend to belong to one city or province.
 

Comité National de Secours et Alimentation/Assistance Discrète 1915-1916

Box/Folder 3 : 6

Letters from Petitioners, file 1915-1916

Scope and Contents note

Letters from petitioners seeking private aid from a benefactor to the Director/President; senders' names blacked out.
Box/Folder 3 : 7

Photographs and Reports, file circa 1915-1916

Scope and Contents note

Report describing "secours A" and photographs of women returning from/going to market.
 

Statistics 1913-1916

Box/Folder 3 : 4

Maps, Graphs, and Calculations, file 1914-1916

Scope and Contents note

Maps, graphs, and calculations of wholly unemployed/partially unemployed statistics for specific provinces.
Box/Folder 3 : 5

Charts, file 1913-1916

Scope and Contents note

Charts of unemployment statistics for each province, numbers of children of unemployed, amounts of aid distributed by each province, and statistics for the Consultations de Nourrissons
Box/Folder 3 : 8

Medical Relief, file 1915-1916

Scope and Contents note

Reports on various medical issues concerning Belgium, mainly on tuberculosis and the distribution of aid and relief to combat the disease.
Box/Folder 3 : 9

Food Relief, file 1906-1916

Scope and Contents note

Contains photographs, rations calculations based on calories and costs, expense reports for weekly provisions/consumption of a certain family, and menus of meals provided to a certain family.
 

Clothing Relief 1915-1916

Box/Folder 3 : 10

Workhouses (Ouvroirs), file 1915-1916

Scope and Contents note

Reports and photographs on/of clothing workshouses, a label for workhouse shipments, and a program of lectures given to their employees.
Box/Folder 3 : 11

Expense reports and order forms, file 1915-1916

Scope and Contents note

Expense reports, order forms, inventory logs, distribution forms, and price listings for materials and already produced clothes.
 

Housing Relief 1915-1916

Box/Folder 4 : 1

Photographs, Maps, and Reports, file 1915-1916

Scope and Contents note

Photographs of homes, floor plans, general reports, maps of destroyed homes, expense reports, construction reports, lists of subsidies by province, construction budgets by province, and order forms as relating to housing relief and the rebuilding of destroyed homes in Belgium.
Box/Folder 4 : 1

Book- "Habitations provisoires dans la Province d'Anvers 1915" 1915

Box/Folder 4 : 3

Disability and War Relief, file 1915-1916

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, worksheets, certificates, receipts, and statements for those who were disabled in the war or lost their main source of income due to the war.
 

Children and Orphans, Reports 1914-1916

Box/Folder 4 : 4

Reports, Part 1, file 1915-1916

Scope and Contents note

Reports and statistics on bread lines, soup distribution, and other issues as pertaining to children and orphans in various provinces.
Box/Folder 4 : 5

Reports, Part 2, file 1914-1916

Scope and Contents note

Reports on medical services and the general status on children and orphans in Antwerp.
Box/Folder 4 : 6

Reports, Part 3, file 1915-1916

Scope and Contents note

Questionnaires, order forms, and worksheets for child relief and orphans, reports on orphanages, and reports on the activities of committees to aid children and orphans.
Box/Folder 4 : 7

Subject file: Cantines Maternelles and Consultation de Nourrissons circa 1916

Scope and Contents note

Reports, flyers, and photographs that deal with the relief organizations Cantines Maternelles and Consultations de Nourrissons, which both dealt with feeding and taking care of children/mothers/families.