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Register of the United States President's Famine Emergency Committee Records, 1946-1947
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
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  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Historical Note

  • Title: United States President's Famine Emergency Committee Records
    Date (inclusive): 1946-1947
    Collection Number: XX177
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 31 manuscript boxes, 2 card file boxes, 2 envelopes (13 linear feet)
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: United States. President's Famine Emergency Committee.

    Access

    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.
    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

    Alternative Form Available

    Also available on microfilm (31 reels).

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], United States President's Famine Emergency Committee Records, [Box no.], 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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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.

    Historical Note

    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.
    Thirty-eight countries and states were visited: Great Britain, France, Italy, the Vatican, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Greece, Egypt, Iraq, India, Thailand, the Philippines, China, Korea, Japan, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Venezuela, and Cuba.
    Besides Hoover, members of the mission included Hugh Gibson, Dennis A. Fitzgerald, Perrin C. Galpin, Frank E. Mason, Maurice Pate, John B. Masdon, Charles F. Delzell, Hugo Meier, and Captain Hallam Tuck (USN).
    (from Herbert Hoover, An American Epic, Volume IV, pp. 113-127)

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Famines.
    Food conservation.
    Food supply.
    International relief.
    United States--Foreign relations.
    World War, 1939-1945--Civilian relief.
    World War, 1939-1945.