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Register of the United States President's Famine Emergency Committee Records, 1946-1947
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Description
Correspondence, reports, notes, and clippings, relating to food conservation in the United States and to famine conditions throughout the world. Includes memoranda and diaries of Herbert Hoover, honorary chairman of the committee.
Background
The Famine Emergency Committee was established on March 1, 1946, by President Harry S. Truman for the purpose of aiding the fight against world famine. Herbert Hoover was named Honorary Chairman and Chester Davis, a St. Louis banker, was named Chairman. Together with the Department of Agriculture, the Committee sponsored world-wide food missions that sent Herbert Hoover to the governments of all important nations to enlist and coordinate them in a world front against famine.
Extent
31 manuscript boxes, 2 card file boxes, 2 envelopes (13 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives
Availability
Boxes 1-33 closed. Microfilm use copy available. Reels 29-31 and Boxes 31-33 may not be used without written permission of the trustees of the Hoover Foundation.