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Inventory of the Robert Arrowsmith papers
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  • Accruals
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Related Collection(s)

  • Title: Robert Arrowsmith papers
    Date (inclusive): 1914-1921
    Collection Number: XX135
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of the Material: In English, French, and German.
    Physical Description: 4 oversized boxes, 4 envelopes (8.0 linear feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, clippings, printed matter, memorabilia, and photographs relating to conditions in German-occupied Belgium during World War I, relief activities of the Commission for Relief in Belgium (CRB), and war loan and relief publicity in the United States.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Arrowsmith, Robert, 1860-1928.

    Access

    The collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Robert Arrowsmith papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    Robert Arrowsmith (1860-1928) was an American from New Jersey who served as a member of the Commission for Relief in Belgium (CRB) during World War I, working in Belgium and campaigning for funds in the United States. Arrowsmith was in charge of the transportation and distribution of food supplies in the province of Liège during the war and in 1918 took up the clothing campaign of the CRB.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists of photographs and four scrapbooks that contain correspondence, news clippings, maps, posters, photographs, ephemera, and CRB distribution orders and inventories, all of which relate to Arrowsmith's work with, and the relief activities of, the Commission for Relief in Belgium, the conditions in German-occupied Belgium during World War I, and war loan and relief publicity in the United States.

    Related Collection(s)

    Commission for Relief in Belgium Records, Hoover Institution Archives
    Frederick H. Chatfield papers, Hoover Institution Archives

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Commission for Relief in Belgium (1914-1930)
    Belgium--History--German occupation, 1914-1918.
    International relief.
    World War, 1914-1918--Belgium.
    World War, 1914-1918--Civilian relief.
    World War, 1914-1918--United States.