Inventory of the Philip H. Chadbourn papers

Finding aid prepared by Beth Goder
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305-6010
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Collection Summary

Title: Philip H. Chadbourn papers
Date (inclusive): 1915-1942
Creator: Chadbourn, Philip H.
Collection Number: 63021
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Physical Description: 2 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box (2.2 linear feet)
Abstract: Letters, reports, pamphlets, photographs, clippings, and memorabilia related to the Commission for Relief in Belgium.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of the Material : The collection is in English.

Administrative Information


Collection is open for research.
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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Philip H. Chadbourn papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1963.


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 . 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.

Related Collections

Commission for Relief in Belgium records, Hoover Institution Archives
Vernon Lyman Kellogg papers, Hoover Institution Archives
Charlotte Hoffman Kellogg papers, Hoover Institution Archives
United States Food Administration records, Hoover Institution Archives

Biographical Note

Philip H. Chadbourn was the Charleville-Mézières delegate for the Commission for Relief in Belgium during World War I.

Scope and Content of Collection

The papers document Philip H. Chadbourn's work for the Commission for Relief in Belgium through letters, reports, pamphlets, photographs, drawings, clippings, and memorabilia.
The collection contains clippings concerning the activities of the Commission for Relief in Belgium, including articles written by Chadbourn and a press release describing exhibits he presented to President Wilson at the White House. Many clippings discuss the activities of Vernon Kellogg. The correspondence includes copies of letters from Herbert Hoover to others that were forwarded to Chadbourn.
Illustrated thank you cards made by children can be found in the collection, along with an album of portraits drawn by H. Lemaine and additional drawings. The photographs include an image of a girl wearing a flower sack and a small photo album labeled "souvenir de la fête américaine."
The collection includes several documents of William H. Chadbourn, including correspondence and a certificate.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Chadbourn, William H.
Commission for Relief in Belgium (1914-1930).
International relief.
World War, 1914-1918--Belgium.
World War, 1914-1918--Civilian relief.

Box: 1

Correspondence, writings, photographs, drawings, booklets, clippings, and press releases related to the Commission for Relief in Belgium. Papers of William Chadbourn. Directory of Hoover Overseas and War Service Organizations. Ougree Commune in Belgium volume of charitable organizations.

Box: 2

Food coupons and coupon books, illustrated thank you cards, and miscellaneous artifacts

Box: 3

Album of portraits by H. Lemaine, flyers, cloth artifact, and drawings