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  • Title: Lincoln Hutchinson papers
    Date (inclusive): 1915-1939
    Collection Number: 68047
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: The collection is in English, French, and German.
    Physical Description: 4 manuscript boxes (0.8 linear feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, writings, and reports, relating to American Relief Administration activities, food conditions in Germany following World War I, and technical assistance provided by American engineers in the Soviet Union.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Hutchinson, Lincoln.


    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], Lincoln Hutchinson papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1968.


    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 library catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    Lincoln Hutchinson (1866–1940) was born in San Francisco, California. He graduated from the University of California-Berkeley in 1889 and received in M.A. in economics from Harvard University. He held many positions during his career: professor of economics and commerce at Berkeley; dean of the College of Letters and Science at Berkeley; professor of economics and sociology at Stanford University; consular attaché in South America and Europe; director of relief in the American Relief Administration in Russia, Germany and Czechoslovakia after World War I; and technical advisor in Czechoslovakia under Jan Masaryk.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Lincoln Hutchinson papers consist of correspondence, speeches and writings, travel documents, and American Relief Administration office records. His writings include “American Engineers in Russia,” two different essays in which Hutchinson describes technical assistance provided by American engineers to the Soviet Union. The travel documents series includes his passport from 1920–1922, when he was in Europe working for the A.R.A.. Finally, the American Relief Administration office records series contains a comprehensive report on food conditions in post-World War I Germany (1923). It also contains the constitution of the A.R.A., proposed amendments to the constitution of the A.R.A., Hutchinson’s lobbying to merge the A.R.A. with other relief programs, as well as his personal reminiscences of Herbert Hoover, "The Chief," as an individual and as an administrator.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    American Relief Administration.
    Engineering--Soviet Union.
    World War, 1914-1918--Civilian relief.
    World War, 1914-1918--Germany.