Register of the Commission for Polish Relief Records, 1939-1949

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Register of the Commission for Polish Relief Records, 1939-1949

Hoover Institution Archives



Stanford University

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
Processed by:
Natalia A. Porfirenko
Date Completed:
1996
Encoded by:
James Ryan
© 1997 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Commission for Polish Relief Records,
Date (inclusive): 1939-1949
Collection Number: 48000
Creator: Commission for Polish Relief
Collection Size: 70 manuscript boxes (29.2 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, reports, memoranda, financial records, and photographs, relating to efforts to provide relief to Poland during World War II. Also available on microfilm (52 reels).
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1948.

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Also available on microfilm (52 reels).

Access Points

Commission for Polish Relief
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945--Civilian relief
World War, 1939-1945--Poland
Poland
United States--Foreign relations

Historical Note

In response to the appeal of the Polish Government in Exile -including the Prime Minister, General Wladyslaw Sikorski, and the Ambassador in Washington, Count Jerzy Potocki -we organized the Commission for Polish Relief, Inc., on September 25, 1939. The officers of the new organization were: Chauncey McCormick, Chairman; Maurice Pate, President. The Directors were Hugh Gibson, W. Hallam Tuck, Edgar Rickard, Perrin C. Galpin, Lewis L. Strauss, Theodore Abel, Frederic C. Walcott, and Mrs. Vernon Kellogg. They sacrificed important positions to answer this call of suffering. I was made Honorary Chairman of the Commission. It was my responsibility to conduct negotiations with the various governments concerned, to secure financial support, and enlist public support by making speeches and by issuing public statements. My colleagues attended to the major problems of purchase of supplies and transportation. For the Polish operations, a staff was quickly recruited in Europe by cable. Mr. William C. McDonald..., was located in Switzerland, enjoyed high confidence in Poland. He went to Berlin immediately to conduct negotiations with the Germans and then proceeded to Warsaw, where he set up arrangements for the distribution of food and medical-relief supplies. Mr. Gilbert Redfern... was recruited in London and sent promptly to Vilna, where he performed an outstanding task in carring for Polish refugees in the Baltic States. Mr. F. Dorsey Stephens, aided by his wife Zora, did equally devoted and useful work among the fifty thousand Polish refugees in France. In the New York headquarters of the Commission for Polish Relief, McCormick and Pate had the invaluable devotion and experienced work of Columba P. Murray, Jr., Colonel Joseph Krueger, and Bernard Fraser, all veterans of the American Relief Administration. Hugh Gibson and Frederic Walcott voluntarily gave generously of their time on the negotiating and diplomatic side. Mrs. Vernon Kellogg was a zealous raiser of private contributions in the United States... In the initiation of relief to Poland, we concentrated upon two programs: the supply of food and clothing to the underfed children in the congested districts and ghettos in Poland, and care of Polish refugees, now scattered over Europe. Mr. Pate set up canteens, under the care of Polish women, which provided special meals to 200,000 undernourished children and aged persons daily in Poland. The Polish Government in Exile had set up refugee relief, and our organization supplied it with food and clothing. Our route for shipments was from the United States to Sweden and thence to Hamburg or Danzig. When it was cut off because of the German invasion of Norway on April 9, 1940, the Commission was able to ship through Genoa or Lisbon and thence by rail to Poland. To finance the relief, the Commission supported the appeals of the Polish-American organizations in the United States, from whom we received about $400,000. The Polish Government in Exile made an initial donation of $186,225.
It was certain that if the Commission were to be successful in carrying out a substantial program, it would cost more than the combined resources of both charity appeals and the exiled Polish Government. Therefore, on February 29, 1940, I obtained a hearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee and advocated a fifty-million-dollar appropriation to the Red Cross for relief for Poland. I urged Norman Davis, Chairman of the American Red Cross, to undertake this relief. When the Congressional appropriation subsequently became law, the Red Cross undertook medical aid, but our organization received no part of it for the major need: food. To stimulate charitable contributions, the Commission organized a mass meeting at New York City's Madison Square Garden on March 12 at which I spoke. It organized a mass meeting in Chicago at which I also spoke, and another in New York on April 28, where both General Joseph Haller, Minister of State of the Republic of Poland, and I spoke. In the meantime, August Zaleski, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Polish Government in Exile in London, took a hand in the finances of the Relief Commission... Our total resources with these additions amounted to about $6,000,000, including $3,060,704 in Polish gold deposited in the National Bank of Rumania. We sent Dorsey Stephens to Bucharest to bring out the gold. The Bank of Rumania refused to hand it over. After all patience had been exhausted in negotiating with it, we attached its balances in New York and won our case on July 15, 1941, in the lower courts. Although the British blockade was in action against delivery of food to German-occupied territory, we had no difficulty in obtaining permits for relief shipments during the Chamberlain ministry. However, when Churchill succeeded Chamberlain as Prime Minister in May, 1940, he soon stopped all permits of food relief to Poland. At the outset of our Polish relief operations, I conducted negotiations with the Germans through their Embassy officials in Washington. They were most co-operative, and issued certificates of immunity from submarine attack, provided neutral vessels were used. After we were prevented by Mr. Churchill from sending overseas supplies to Poland, the Relief Commission deployed its American staff over Europe to seek food outside British control. They were able to make some purchases in the Baltic nations and in Russia, but in the end, the blockade closed in upon us, and this effort to aid Poland was ended. It was only by the incredible tenacity of Maurice Pate and our men in Europe that a meager stream of food and medical relief continued to trickle to Poland for nearly two more years. Beyond doubt, this saved thousands of lives. The further relief of Poland was now dependent on whether or not the British blockade could be relaxed for relief shipments. We did not abandon our effort to secure relaxation of the blockade, but merged this problem with those of the other small democracies.

Scope and Content of Collection

Correspondence, reports, memoranda, financial records, and photographs, relating to efforts to provide relief to Poland during World War II.

Container List

Box 1.

Chairman's File, 1939-1941.

Scope and Content Note

Speeches, addresses, statements, broadcast, press release, drafts, writings, telegrams, letters, memoranda, reports of meetings, telephone conversations and other records relating to CPR activity and food relief, arranged alphabetically by physical form
Box 1., Folder 1

Cables

Folder 2

Clippings

 

Correspondence. Includes memoranda, reports of meetings and telephone conversations

Folder 3

General

Folder 4

Coulter J. L., Falconer J. I., Hobson A., McCollum E. V.

Folder 5

Davison, Henry, 1918

Scope and Content Note

Relates to the Committee for Relief in Beligum and the Red Cross War Council
Folder 6

Galpin, Perrin

Folder 7

Hartigan, John

Folder 8

Krueger, Colonel

Folder 9

McCormick, Chauncey

Folder 10

Parke, Norman

Folder 11

Pate, Maurice

Folder 12

Richard, Edgar

Folder 13

Richmond, Richard

Folder 14

Sikorski, Wladyslaw

Folder 15

Tuck, Hallam

Folder 16

Tucker, Robert Leonard

 

Speeches and writings

 

General

Folder 17

Correspondence and memoranda regarding CPR activity and food relief. Holograph and typescript

Folder 18

Drafts of by-laws, membership lists

Folder 19

Address, Polish mass meeting in the Chicago stadium, 1940 February 10. Typescript

Folder 20

Address, Polish National Council of New York, New York City, New York, 1940 March 12. Typescript

Folder 21

Speech, Finnish Pavilion, New York World's Fair, New York City, New York, 1940 May 16. Typescript

Folder 22

Speech, Opening of Belgian Pavilion at New York World's Fair, New York City, New York, 1940 May 18. Typescript

Folder 23

"We as Americans...," 1940 September. Statement. Typescript

Folder 24

"America and the Famine in the Five Little Democracies," address, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1940 November 15. Press release

Folder 25

"Feed Hungry Europe!" Collier's, 1940 November 23. Clipping

Folder 26

"When Winter Comes to Europe," 1940 November 23. Typescript

Folder 27

"The March of Hunger in Europe," address, Chicago, Illinois, 1941 February 16. Typescript

Folder 28

"The Question of Peace," broadcast, National Broadcasting Company, New Haven, Connecticut, 1941 March 28. Press release

Folder 29

"The Food Situation in Belgium as of July 1941." Typescript written by E. J. Bigwood with foreword by Herbert Hoover

Box 2.-6.

Office File, 1939-1947.

Scope and Content Note

Reports, correspondence, lists, histories, legal documents, agreements, subscriptions, personnel records, press releases, radio broadcasts, publications, pamphlets and programs, arranged alphabetically by physical form. See also Chairman's File/Speeches and writings/General
Box 2., Folder 1

General. Bound volume of various documents relating to operations of the CPR

Folder 2

By-laws

Folder 3

Certificate of incorporation

Folder 4

Correspondence regarding fund-raising needs

Folder 5

Filing papers

Folder 6-8

History of the organization. Includes some material about chronology of events in Poland

Box 3., Folder 1

Inquiries from Poles abroad regarding aid from CPR, fate of relatives in Poland, etc.

Folder 2

Lease

Folder 3

Letterheads and envelopes of CPR

Folder 4

License

Folder 5

Liquidation papers

 

Lists

Folder 6

Directors and officers

 

Donations

Folder 7

1939-1940

Folder 8

1941

Folder 9

Mailing

Box 4.

Personnel records

 

Applications

 

General

Folder 1

1940

Folder 2

1941

 

Female

Folder 3

Secretary-Steno

Folder 4

Miscellaneous

 

Male

 

Foreign personnel

Folder 5

1940

Folder 6

1941

Folder 7

Fund raising

Folder 8

Miscellaneous

Box 5., Folder 1

Correspondence between members of CPR and officers of various organizations, regarding recommendations

Folder 2

Decorations

Folder 3

Lists

Folder 4

Volunteer files

Folder 5

Policy toward Poland

 

Publicity material

Folder 6

General

Folder 7-10

Clippings

Folder 11

Pamphlets and programs

Box 6., Folder 1

Press releases

 

Publications

Folder 2

General

Folder 3

News Bulletins

Folder 4

Radio broadcasts

 

Reports

Folder 5

1940. Interim report of CPR

Folder 6

1945-1947. "Report on Organization and Operation of Mission in Poland"

Folder 7

Subscriptions

Folder 8

Miscellaneous

Box 7.-11.

Cables, 1940-1941.

Scope and Content Note

Telegrams arranged alphabetically by name of individual working on behalf of the organization
Box 7., Folder 1-2

General

Folder 3

Brown, Lei and Paul Super (Bucharest)

Folder 4-5

Exportkhleb (Soviet Union)

Folder 6

Friar, Millard Shaler and Hallam Tuck (Brussels)

Folder 7

Hansen C. K. (Denmark)

Box 8.

Hartigan, John

 

1940

Folder 1

General

Folder 2

April-May

Folder 3

June

Folder 4

July

Folder 5

August-September

Folder 9.

1941

Folder 6

October-December

Folder 1

January

Folder 2

February

Folder 3

March-April

Folder 4

Heyl, Ernst

Folder 5

Hynes, John

Box 10., Folder 1

Ilmetson (Norway)

Folder 2

MacDonald, William C.

Folder 3

Poni and Paul Super (Budapest)

 

Redfern, Gilbert

 

1940

Folder 4

January-July

Folder 5

August-December

Folder 6

1941

Box 11., Folder 1

Shaler, Millard

 

Stephens, Dorsey [Zora]

Folder 2

1940

 

Stephens, Dorsey [Zora] (Contd.)

 

1941

Folder 3

January-April

Folder 4

May-December

Folder 5

Wilson, Randolph C.

Box 12.-33.

Correspondence, 1939-1947.

Scope and Content Note

Letters sent and received by the Commission for Polish Relief office. Includes correspondence with individuals, Local Committees, Polish societies in United States, organizations, consulates and embassies. Includes some other types of material. Arranged alphabetically by subject
 

General, 1940-1945

Box 12.

A-C

Box 13.

D-G

Box 14.

H-L

Box 15.

M-P

Box 16.

Q-S

Box 17.

T-Z

Box 18.

Individuals, 1940-1943

Folder 1

Adams, Stacy, 1940-1941

Folder 2

Agar, William M.

Folder 3

Allen, Richard F., 1942

Folder 4

Beckelman, M. W., 1941

Folder 5

Biddle, Anthony D., 1940

Folder 6

Brener, Mina, 1942-1943

 

Brown, James W.

Folder 7

1940

Folder 8

1941

Folder 9

Brown, Milton, 1941

Folder 10

Cassel, Barry W., 1941

 

Castle, William R.

Folder 11

1940

Folder 12

1941

Folder 13

Cevey, Paul Ernest, 1941

Folder 14

Ciechanowska, Marie, 1941

Folder 15

Churchill, Winston, 1941

Folder 16

Cudahy, John, 1940

Box 19.

Darnall, John P.

Folder 1

1940

Folder 2

1941

Folder 3

De Stoop, John, 1941-1942

 

Donovan, William J.

Folder 4

1940

Folder 5

1941

Folder 6

DuBois, Arthur Wood, 1940-1941

 

Frese, Herman B.

 

General

Folder 7

1940

Folder 8

1941

Folder 9

Reports

 

Individuals (Contd.)

Folder 10

Frisse, Hans, 1941

Folder 11

Gamble, Arthur, 1940

Box 20., Folder 1

Goldstein, Isidor, 1942-1943, 1947

Folder 2

Goudvis, Theodore L., 1941, 1944

Folder 3

Gregg, John P., 1940-1941

Folder 4

Grove, William R., 1940-1941

 

Hartigan, John

Folder 5

Broadcasts, 1940

 

Correspondence

 

General

 

1940

Folder 6

January-June

Folder 7

July-December

Box 21., Folder 1

1941

Folder 2

Personal

Folder 3

Report on trip to Poland, 1940 October 29-November 3

Folder 4-5

Heyl, Ernst, 1940

Folder 6

Horner, Charles F., 1941

Folder 7

Humphrey, Grace, 1941

Box 22.

Hynes, John, 1940

Folder 1

January

Folder 2

February-March

Folder 3

April-August

Folder 4

September-December

Box 23., Folder 1

Kwapiszewski, Michael, 1941-1942

Folder 2

Lehman, M. C., 1941-1943

Folder 3

MacAlarney, Robert E., 1941

 

MacDonald, William C.

Folder 4

General

Folder 5

1940

Folder 6

1941

Folder 7

Majewski, Tomasz, 1941

Folder 8

Moen, Lara, 1941

Folder 9

Paderewski, Ignacy, 1940-1941

Folder 10

Rajchman, Ludwik, 1940-1941

 

Redfern, Gilbert

 

1940

Folder 11

January-April

Box 24., Folder 1

May-September

Folder 2

October-December

Folder 3

1941

Folder 4

Richmond, Raymond, S., 1941

Folder 5

Rieber, Torkild, Captain, 1940

Folder 6

Ronikier, Adam, Count, 1945

Folder 7

Ropp, Stephan, 1941

 

Individuals (Contd.)

Folder 8

Segal, Simon

Folder 9

Shaler, Millard, 1940-1942

Folder 10

Smith, James V., 1940-1944

Box 25., Folder 1

Shattuck, Edwin P., 1940

Folder 2

Sparrow, Edward, 1941

Folder 3

Spielrein, Jan

 

Stephens, Dorsey

 

Correspondence

Folder 4

1940

Folder 5

1941

Folder 6

1942

Folder 7

Personal papers

 

Super, Paul

Folder 8

Correspondence, 1939-1941

Folder 9

Publications. Pamphlets about history of Poland

 

Reports of the Polish Y.M.C.A. on its activities in Europe, 1941

Folder 10

First report, February

Folder 11

Second report, March

Folder 12

Third report, May

Folder 13

Szoszkies, Henry, 1941

Folder 14

Topping, Tom, 1941

Folder 15

Tresidder, Donald B.

Box 26.

Wilson, Randolph C.

 

Correspondence

Folder 1

1940

Folder 2

1941

Folder 3

Report of relief activities in Europe, 1940 October 31

Folder 4

Zbudowski, Helen

 

Local Committees, 1940

Folder 5

Belmont, Massachusetts

Folder 6

Boston, Massachusetts. Includes Massachusetts mailing list

Folder 7

Chicago, Illinois

Folder 8

Cleveland, Ohio

Folder 9

Hartford, Connecticut

Folder 10

Hollywood, California

Folder 11

Houston, Texas

Folder 12

Idaho State Committee

Box 27., Folder 1

New Haven, Connecticut

Folder 2

New Jersey State Committee

Folder 3

New York Committee. Contains partial list of Committee members

Folder 4

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Folder 5

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Folder 6

Poughkeepsie, New York

Folder 7

Princeton, New Jersey. Includes statement of receipts and disbursements

Folder 8

San Fernandino, California

Folder 9

San Francisco, California

Folder 10

South Amboy, New Jersey

 

Syracuse, New York

Folder 11

List of persons present at meeting on 1940 January 17 for the purpose of forming a Committee for Polish Relief

Folder 12

Report regarding the Formation of a Local Committee in Syracuse, New York, 1940 January 19

Folder 13

Utica, New York. Report regarding the formation of a Local Committee in Utica, New York, 1940 January 19

Folder 14

Washington, D.C.

 

Organizations, consulates, and embassies, 1939-1947

Folder 15

Allied Relief Fund

Folder 16

American Express Company. Foreign Remittance Department

Folder 17

American Friends of Polish Democracy

 

American Friends Service Committee

Folder 18

1939

Folder 19

1940

Box 28.

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

Folder 20

1941

Folder 1

1940

Folder 2

1941

 

American Red Cross

Folder 3

1940

Folder 4

1941-1942

Folder 5

Amtorg Trading Corporation, 1940

Folder 6

Bermuda. Imperial Censor, 1941

Folder 7

Brazilian Committee for Polish Relief

Folder 8

Central Bureau for Registered Addresses

Folder 9

Committee of Mercy

Folder 10

Finnish Relief Fund

Folder 11

German Red Cross

Folder 12

Germany. Auswartiges Amt

Box 29.

Germany. Botschaft (United States)

Folder 1

1940

Folder 2

1941

Folder 3

Germany. Konsulat (New York)

 

Great Britain. Consulate (New York)

Folder 4

1940

Folder 5

1941

 

Great Britain. Embassy (United States)

Folder 6

1940

Folder 7

1941

Folder 8

Huisking and Company, re codliver oil purchases

Folder 9

Industrial Mercantile Corporation

Folder 10

International Red Cross

 

Kosciuszko Foundation

Folder 11

1940

Folder 12

1941

Folder 13

Mennonite Central Committee (American Mennonite Agency for Foreign Relief)

Folder 14

National Catholic Welfare Conference

 

National Committee on Food for Five Democracies

Folder 15

General

Folder 16

Press release, 1941 March

Box 30., Folder 1

National Industrial Conference Board. Reports, 1941

Folder 2

National Information Bureau

Folder 3

Paderewski Fund for Polish Relief

 

Paderewski Testimonial Fund

Folder 4

General

Folder 5

Correspondence re fundraising needs

Folder 6

Polish Central Relief Committee

Folder 7

Polish Relief Fund, London

Folder 8

Polish Women's Relief Committee

 

Rada Polonii Amerykanskiej (Polish-American Council)

 

1940

Folder 9

January-July

Folder 10

August-December

Box 31., Folder 1

1941

Folder 2

Scottish Relief for Polish Prisoners

Folder 3

Shuttuck, Bangs and Davis Corporation Company, 1941-1947

 

United States. Department of Agriculture

Folder 4

General

Folder 5

Reports

 

United States. Department of State

Folder 6

General. List of registrants

Folder 7

1939

Box 32., Folder 1

1940

Folder 2

1941

Folder 3

United States. Department of Treasury

Folder 4

United States. Embassy (Germany)

Box 33.

Polish societies, 1940-1941

Folder 5

Y.M.C.A.

 

American

Folder 1

California

Folder 2

Connecticut

Folder 3

Iowa

Folder 4

Illinois

Folder 5

New Jersey

Folder 6

New York

Folder 7

Massachusetts

Folder 8

Michigan

Folder 9

Minnesota

Folder 10

Ohio

Folder 11

Oregon

Folder 12

Pennsylvania

Folder 13

Rhode Island

Folder 14

Washington

Folder 15

Wisconsin

Folder 16

Foreign

Box 33.-41.

Membership File, 1939-1947.

Scope and Content Note

File relating to directors and officers. Telegrams, letters, lists, memoranda, reports, minutes of meetings, statistical data and other records arranged alphabetically by names of directors and officers
 

General

Folder 17

Correspondence

Folder 18

Form letters

Folder 19

Letters of thanks

Box 34., Folder 1

Membership lists. See OFFICE FILE/Lists/Directors and officers

 

Minutes of meeting

Folder 2

1939

Folder 3

1940

Folder 4

1941

Folder 5

1942-1947

Folder 6

Abel, Theodore, 1940-1941. Correspondence

Folder 7

Cooper, Merian C., 1940. Correspondence

 

Galpin, Perrin. Correspondence

Folder 8

1940

Folder 9

1941

 

Gibson, Hugh

 

Cables

 

1940

Folder 10

April-May

Box 35., Folder 1

June-August

Folder 2

September-December

 

1941

Folder 3

January-February

Folder 4

March-April

Box 36., Folder 1

May-December

 

Correspondence

Folder 2-3

1940

Folder 4-5

1941

Folder 6

Kellogg, Vernon, 1939-1940. Correspondence

Box 37., Folder 1

Krueger, J. W., Colonel, 1941. Correspondence

 

McCormick, Chauncey. Correspondence

 

1940

Folder 2

January-March

Folder 3

April-December

Folder 4

1941

Folder 5

McCracken, Henry Noble, 1940. Correspondence

 

Murray, Columba

Folder 6

Cables, 1941 April - 1942 July

Folder 7

Chronological record of CPR activities

 

Correspondence

Folder 8

1940

Box 38.

1941

Folder 1

January-May

Folder 2

June-August

Folder 3

September-December

Folder 4

1942

Box 39., Folder 1

1943-1947

 

Reports on trips to Poland

Folder 2

1940 August

 

1941

Folder 3

January

Folder 4

September

Folder 5

Miscellaneous

 

Pate, Maurice

Folder 6

Cables, 1939-1941

 

Correspondence

Folder 7

1939-1940

Box 40., Folder 1

1941

Folder 2

1942

Folder 3

1943-1944

Folder 4

Letters against and for relief. Includes letters of thanks

Folder 5

Report to the Polish American Council, 1941

Folder 6

Rickard, Edgar, 1940-1941

Folder 7

Satterlee, Herbert. Correspondence, 1940

Folder 8

Sawtelle, Raymond. Correspondence, 1940-1943

Box 41., Folder 1

Strauss, Lewis. Correspondence, 1940-1941

 

Tuck, Hallam

Folder 2

Cables, 1940

Folder 3

Correspondence, 1941

Folder 4

Walcott, Frederic C. Correspondence, 1940

Box 41.-47.

Shipping Records, 1939-1947.

Scope and Content Note

Records, bulletins, lists, protocols, distribution plans, receipts, financial documents, summaries concerning shipments of food, cloths and medications to Poland, arranged alphabetically by subject and geographic area (primarily countries)
 

General

Folder 5

General

Folder 6

Agents

 

Export control schedule

Folder 7

General

Folder 8

Control bulletins, 1942 (incomplete)

Folder 9

Export license

Folder 10

Export subsidy

 

Food shipments

 

General. Genoa shipments

 

General

Folder 1

SS Guilia

Folder 2

SS Manhattan

Folder 3

SS Washington

 

Protocols

 

Lublin

Folder 4

Distribution plan

Folder 5

Primary receipts

Folder 6

Secondary receipts

 

Radom

Folder 7

Distribution plan

Folder 8

Primary receipts

 

Warsaw

Folder 9

Distribution plan

Folder 10

Primary receipts

Folder 11

Summary of food shipments to Poland

 

Oil

Folder 12

General

Box 43.

Cod liver oil

 

General

Folder 1

SS Canis

Folder 2

SS Jalderen

Folder 3

SS Vesta Herring

 

Receiving warehouses

 

Krakow

 

SS Canis

Folder 4

General

Folder 5

Financial documents

Folder 6

SS Vesta Herring

 

Warsaw

Folder 7

SS Canis

Folder 8

SS Vesta Herring

Box 44., Folder 1

Insurance

Folder 2

International transport

Folder 3

Medical shipments

 

Shipping companies

Folder 4

General

Folder 5

American Bureau of Shipping. Bulletins, 1940-1941

Folder 6

American Export Lines

Folder 7

American Express Company

Folder 8

Italian Lines

Folder 9

Leggett and Company

Folder 10

Moore-McCormack Lines

Folder 11

Trans-Atlantic Associated Freight Conferences

Folder 12

United States Lines

Folder 13

Miscellaneous

 

Bulgaria

Folder 1

General

 

Receiving warehouses

Folder 2

Krakow

Folder 3

Warsaw

 

Lithuania

 

General

Folder 4

Letters

Folder 5

Telegrams

 

First shipment

Folder 6

General

Folder 7

Insurance

 

Receiving warehouses

Folder 8

Krakow

Folder 9

Lublin

Folder 10

Radom

Folder 11

Warsaw

Folder 46.

Second shipment

Folder 1

General

 

Receiving warehouses

Folder 2

Krakow

Folder 3

Warsaw

 

Soviet Union

Folder 4

General

 

Receiving warehouses

 

Krakow

Folder 5

General

Folder 6-7

Receipts. Includes cover letters

Box 47.

Warsaw

Folder 1

General

Folder 2

Protocols

Folder 3

Receipts

 

United States

Folder 4

Car arrivals. List

 

Clothing

Folder 5

General

Folder 6

SS Rex Shipment

Folder 7

SS Vasaholm Shipment

Box 47.-53.

Financial Records, 1939-1949.

Scope and Content Note

Accounts, audits, insurance documents, payments, rates, receipts and disbursements, statements, statistics, bank records, arranged alphabetically by physical form
 

Accounts

 

Poland

Folder 8

1940

Folder 9

1941-1943

Folder 10

Portugal (Lisbon)

 

Audits

 

General

 

Deloitte, Plender, Griffiths and Company

 

General

Folder 11

1940

Folder 12

1941-1942

 

Deloitte, Plender, Griffiths and Company (Contd.)

 

Reports

Folder 13

1941

Folder 14

1942

Folder 15

Miscellaneous

 

Haskins and Sells

Folder 16

Report, 1940

Box 48.

Insurance documents

Folder 1

General, 1939-1943

Folder 2

Johnson and Higgins Marine Insurance, 1940-1943

Folder 3

Marsh and McLennan insurance

Folder 4

Payments

Folder 5

Rates

 

Receipts and disbursements

Folder 6-7

General

Box 49., Folder 1

General

Folder 2

Lisbon

Folder 3

Madrid

 

Statements

 

General

 

General

Folder 4

1940

Folder 5

1941

Folder 6

Audited

Folder 7

Deloitte, Plender, Griffins and Co., 1944

Box 50.

Cities

Folder 1

Budapest

Folder 2

Miscellaneous

 

Local Committees

 

Statistics

Folder 3

1939-1940

Folder 4

1941-1942

Box 51.

Subject file

 

Chase National Bank

Folder 1

General, 1939

 

Correspondence

Folder 2

1940

Folder 3

1941

 

Receipts and statements

Folder 4

1940

Folder 5

1941

Folder 6

Treasury bonds, 1942-1944

Folder 7

Paris Branch

Box 52.

Deutsche Bank

Folder 1

General

Folder 2

Pending

 

Federal Reserve Bank

Folder 3

General, 1940-1942

Folder 4

Regulations

Folder 5

Irving Trust Company, 1940

Folder 6

Public National Bank

 

United States. Department of the Treasury. Internal Revenue Service

Folder 7

General, 1941-1948

Box 53., Folder 1

Coupon interests on Treasury bonds

Folder 2

Tax exemptions, 1939-1949

Box 53.-68.

Subject File, 1939-1945.

Scope and Content Note

Telegrams, letters, lists, minutes of meetings, articles, bulletins, memoranda, statements, press releases, broadcasts, balance sheet of food, estimates of calories, self-sufficiency ratings, food rations, data, maps, reports, agreements, records, summaries, diets, statistics, statements, settlement documents, legal documents, registration forms, protocols, bills, records, mimeograph, printed matter, publications, textbooks, arranged alphabetically by subject
 

Belgian-American Educational Foundation

 

General

Folder 3

1940

Folder 4

1941

Folder 5

Cables

Folder 6

Belgian Relief Survey. Minutes of meetings, 1941 January 19-23

Folder 7

Czechoslovakia. Issues of News Flashes from Czechoslovakia Under Nazi Domination, New York, 1941

 

Food

 

General

Folder 8

Articles, memoranda and statements pertaining to the approaching famine in European countries. Includes press release from the Commission for Relief in Belgium, 1940 July 24

Folder 9

Balance sheet of food in continental Europe, 1941

Box 54., Folder 1

Clippings

Folder 2

Estimates of foreign food supplies needed in Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway and Central Poland (estimates of the proportion of such supplies to German consumption requirements)

Folder 3

Data

Folder 4

European self-sufficiency ratings, 1939-1941

Folder 5

Map of food districts

Folder 6

Question and answer sets

 

Radio broadcasts pertaining to the Hoover's Feeding Plan

Folder 7

1940

Folder 8

1941

Folder 9

Report by Herman Frese, "The European Food Problem and the Hoover Proposals," 1941

Folder 10

Summary of the net trade in food stuffs and feedstuffs of 23 continental European countries (yearly averages for the 1934-1938 period)

Folder 11

Trade agreement between continental European countries

Folder 12

Miscellaneous

 

The Balkans

 

Belgium

Folder 2

General

Folder 3

Chronological record of visit to Belgium of the Commission for Relief in Belgium, 1941 January 19-24

Folder 4

Diet of the Belgian population at the end of 1940 and forecast for 1941 by E. J. Bigwood

 

Food conditions

Folder 5

Articles

Folder 6

Broadcast, 1941 February

Folder 7

Memorandum

Folder 8

Press release, 1941 February 1. Draft

Folder 9

Reports

Folder 10

Food rations

Folder 11

Estimate of calories in the daily food diet that can be offered to Belgian consumers out of Belgian native produce

Folder 12

Printed matter

Folder 13

Bread grain crops of continental Europe, 1941

Folder 14

Condensed milk and cod liver oil

Folder 15

Denmark

Folder 16

Diets

Folder 17

Exports and imports of European countries

Folder 18

Famine

Box 56.

Finland

Folder 1

General

Folder 2

Vitamins and drugs

Folder 3

Flour, Dark rye

Folder 4

Foodstuffs

Folder 5

Food ministry

Folder 6

France

 

Germany

Folder 7

General

Folder 8

Fat resources

 

Food rations

Folder 9

General

Folder 10

Changes

Folder 11

Food reserves

Folder 12

Self-sufficiency

 

Great Britain

Folder 13

General. Bulletins from Britain, 1941 January 22. (Supplement Number 21)

 

Reports

Folder 14

"Britain and the Famine Situation," n.d.

Folder 15

"British Blockade Loopholes," by H. B. Frese, 1941 January 16

Folder 16

Greece

Folder 17

Italy

Folder 18

Netherlands

 

Norway

Folder 19

General

Folder 20

Relief, 1940-1941

 

Occupied countries

Folder 21

Reserves of food

Folder 22

Supplies needed

Folder 23

Packages

Box 57.

Poland

Folder 1

General. Food packages

Folder 2

Central Poland

Folder 3

Western Poland

Folder 4

Rations of food

Folder 5

Romania

 

Soviet Union

Folder 6

General

Folder 7

Report on factors affecting food supplies

Folder 8

Spain

Folder 9

Switzerland

Folder 10

Hoover, Herbert. Report by William Agar, "Why Hoover Is Wrong," 1941

Folder 11

Hungary, 1940-1941

Folder 12

National Committee on Food for the Small Democracies. Statement regarding the continental food problem, 1941 February 28

Box 58., Folder 1

Norway

Folder 2

Orlemanski, Stanislaw, Reverend, 1944

 

Paderewski Fund for Polish Relief

Folder 3

General

 

Bulletins

Folder 4

General, 1941 January-April (#1-3)

Folder 5

Campaign bulletins, 1940 April-August (#1-27)

Folder 6

Clippings

Folder 7

List of members

Folder 8

Mimeograph. Information and instructions for the formation of Committees, n.d.

 

Press releases, 1940

Folder 9

January-May

Folder 10

June-December

Box 59., Folder 1

Printed matter

 

Paderewski Testimonial Fund

Folder 2

Bulletins, 1941 May - 1942 January (#1-5)

Folder 3

List of members

 

Poland

 

General

 

Publications

 

Nowy Swiat

Folder 4

1940

Folder 5

1941

Folder 6

PM

Folder 7

Polish Rewiew

 

Reports

 

General

Folder 8

1940

Folder 9

1941

 

CPR - Trips to Poland

 

First trip, 1940 July 4-15

Folder 10

General

Folder 11

Krakow

Folder 12

Warsaw

Folder 13

Second trip, 1940 October 29-November 3

Folder 14

Third trip, 1941 March 16-22

Folder 15

Statistics

Box 60.

Textbooks

Folder 1

Kurs Jezyka Angielskiego

Folder 2

Kurs Jezyka Francuskiego

Folder 3

Kurs Jezyka Niemieckiego

Folder 4

Kurs Jezyka Wegierskiego

Folder 5

Miscellaneous

 

Consulates, 1939-1942

Folder 6

Chicago

Folder 7

New York

Folder 8

Ottawa

Folder 9

Pittsburg

 

Embassies

Folder 10

Great Britain

 

United States

Folder 11

New York

 

Washington

Folder 12

1940

Box 61., Folder 1

Washington

 

1941

 

Gold. Case against the Romanian National Bank

Folder 2

Account

Folder 3

Audit, Final

Folder 4

Brief of Court of Appeals

 

Correspondence

Folder 5

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Folder 6

Fidelity and Deposit Company

Folder 7

Irving Trust Company

Folder 8

Shattuck, Bangs and Davis Attornies

Folder 9

History

Folder 10

Legal decision

Folder 11

Settlement documents

Folder 12

Statements

Folder 13

Termination papers

Box 62.

Government in exile

Folder 1

General

Folder 2

Relations with CPR

 

History - Occupation, 1939-1945

Folder 3

German invasion of Poland

Folder 4

Russian occupation of Poland

 

Medical aid to Poland

 

General

 

1941

Folder 5

March-September

Folder 6

October-December

Folder 7

1942

Folder 8

1943-1944

Box 63., Folder 1

Insurance claim

Folder 2

Medical supplies. Includes report on distribution

Folder 3

Prisoners of war

 

Refugees

 

General

Folder 4

General

Folder 5

Hungarian Polish Committee for Refugees

Folder 6

Italy

Folder 7

Outside of enemy territories

Folder 8

Romania. Map of refugee relief centers

Folder 9

Children

Folder 10

Relief agencies. Includes registration forms

 

Poland (Territory under German Occupation, 1939-1945)

Folder 11

Private welfare. "The Structure of Private Welfare," 1940. Typescript report

Folder 12

Public welfare. Includes reports on Jewish welfare, 1940

 

Polish Chief Relief Committee

Folder 13

Krakow

Folder 14

Lublin

Folder 15

Warsaw. Includes memorandum entitled "Food in Central Poland" by H. B. Frese, 1941 March 12

Box 64.

Polish Self-Help Committee

Folder 1

General

Folder 2

Forms

Folder 3

List of participants, 1940

Folder 4

Memorandum on the activities of the Committee in Warsaw, n.d.

 

Reports on activities

Folder 5

Radom

 

Warsaw

Folder 6

1940

Folder 7

1941

 

Polish Information Bureau

Folder 8

General

Folder 9

Facts and Figures

Folder 10

A News Bulletin on Eastern European Affairs, 1941 March-December

Folder 11

Polish Institute of Arts and Science in America

 

Polish National Council of New York

 

Correspondence

 

General. Includes some documents relating to the PNC of America

Folder 12

1940

Folder 13

1941

Box 65., Folder 1-7

Clothing

 

Polish Red Cross

Folder 8

General

Folder 9

Protocols

Folder 10

Statistics on stocks in warehouse

 

Polish Relief Council in Warsaw

Folder 11

General

Folder 12

List of members and main officers

 

Rada Polonii Amerykanska (Polish-American Council)

 

Bulletins

Folder 13

1940

Box 66., Folder 1

1941

Folder 2

Reports, 1941

Folder 3

Romania, 1940-1941

Folder 4

Secours d'Hiver

Folder 5

Slavic countries. Issues of Slavonic Bulletin, New York, 1941

Folder 6

Soviet Union

Folder 7

Spat, Emil - Jewelry

 

Stanford Food Research Institute

Folder 8

Memoranda and reports

 

Printed matter

Folder 9

General

 

Publications pertaining to the food situation

Folder 10

General

Folder 11

Wheat Studies, 1939-1941

Box 67.

United States. Congress

Folder 1

Congressional bills regarding financial relief to Poland and other countries

Folder 2

Congressional matters, 1940

Folder 3

Excerpts from Congressional Record on food situation in Europe

 

World War, 1939-1945

 

Foreign Correspondence

Folder 4

1940

Folder 5

1941

 

Jewish Telegraphic Agency Bulletins, 1940

Folder 6

January-February

Folder 7

March

Box 68., Folder 1

April

Folder 2

May

Folder 3

June

Folder 4

July

Folder 5

August

Folder 6

September-December

Folder 7

Overseas News Agency, New York, 1940

Box 69.-70.

Photographs, 1940-1941.

Scope and Content Note

383 prints and 19 negatives taken by CPR representatives, arranged by subject
 

General

Folder A-C

45 prints depicting CPR representatives Arthur Gamble and Columba Murray, Jr., during their first inspection trip to Poland (Garwolin, Krakow, Lublin, Radom, and Warsaw), 1940 July 6-12, accompanied by members of the American Joint Distribution Committee, the Central Relief Committee for Occupied-Poland, Polish Red Cross, Polish Self-Help Committee; local relief committee officials; German Red Cross representatives and other German officials; Catholic priests; Jewish Self-Help Committee, Jewish Senior Committee, Jewish Gemeinde and Judischer Ober Altestenrat representatives. Includes description of photographs

Folder D

3 prints depicting CPR representatives Arthur Gamble, John Hartigan, and Columba Murray giving an interview to the National Broadcasting Company, 1940 August

Folder E-F

25 prints depicting CPR representatives John Hartigan and Columba Murray, Jr., on their second inspection trip to Krakow and Warsaw, 1940 October 29-November 4, accompanied by members of the Polish Chief Committee, Polish Self-Help Committee, Rada Glowna Opiekuncza, St. Vincent de Paul Society; Jewish Gemeinde officials; representatives of the German Red Cross and other German officials. Includes description of photographs

Folder G-H

48 prints depicting Wm. C. McDonald on the third CPR inspection trip to Poland, 1941 March-April. Group includes members of Polish Central Relief Committee, Polish Self-Help Committee, Polish Chief Relief Committee and other Polish and German officials. Includes description of photographs

Folder I

29 prints depicting CPR representative Columba Murray and M. C. Lehman of the American Mennonite Committee, and scenes of relief activity in various places in Warsaw, 1941 September 25-30. Group includes Polish and German officials. Includes description of photographs

Folder J-N

84 prints taken by the Polish Chief Relief Committee and Self-Help Committee, depicting the distribution of relief supplies in Poland received from CPR

Folder O

1 print depicting Colonel William J. Donovan, President of the Paderewski Fund for Polish Relief, and Mrs. Lawrence Tibbett, Assistant General Chairman of the New York Campaign

 

Polish provincial cities

Folder P

Biala Podlaska, 2 prints

Folder Q

Chelm, 1 print

Folder R

Hrubieszow, 1 print

Folder S

Jaroslaw, 6 prints

Folder T

Konskie, 2 prints

Folder U

Lublin, 17 prints

Box 70., Folder V

Okocim Gorny, 3 prints

Folder W

Ostrowiec, 6 prints

Folder X

Ostrow Mazowiecki, 2 prints

Folder Y

Piotrkow, 19 prints

Folder Z

Przeworsk, 1 print

Folder AA

Siedlce, 1 print

Folder AA

Siedlce, 1 print

Folder AB

Skierniewice, 3 prints

Folder AC

Starachowice, 2 prints

Folder AD

Zakopane, 1 print

Folder AE

Zamosc, 3 prints

 

Polish refugees

Folder AF

7 prints depicting Polish soldiers arriving in Budapest

Folder AG

15 prints depicting the Bucharest Branch of the Commission for Polish Relief

Folder AH

1 print depicting the Health Unit in Pernio, Finland

Folder AI

4 prints depicting Polish refugees in Portugal

Folder AJ

5 prints depicting refugees in Vilna

Folder AK

Warsaw Ghetto, 16 prints

Folder AL

Miscellaneous

 

Negatives

Folder AM

12 negatives depicting the Warsaw Ghetto

Folder AN

7 negatives (4 plates) depicting the Jewish Isolation Center in the city of Radom

Folder AO

1 album of 30 prints depicting the city of Lublin