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.
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.
31 manuscript boxes, 2 card file boxes, 2 envelopes
(13 linear feet)
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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.