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Register of the Commission for Relief in Belgium Records, 1914-1930

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Register of the Commission for Relief in Belgium Records, 1914-1930

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

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  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
Processed by:
The Hoover Institution staff
Date Completed:
1996
Encoded by:
James Lake
© 1998 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Commission for Relief in Belgium Records,
Date (inclusive): 1914-1930
Collection number: 22003
Creator: Commission for Relief in Belgium (1914-1930)
Collection Size: 591 manuscript boxes, 49 oversize boxes, 17 card file boxes (274 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, reports, memoranda, accounts, pamphlets, bulletins, and photographs, relating to procurement of food and other supplies in the U.S. and their distribution in German-occupied Belgium and northern France during and immediately after World War I.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Language: English.

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Access Points

World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1914-1918--Belgium.
World War, 1914-1918--Civilian relief.
World War, 1914-1918--Food question.
World War, 1914-1918--France.
Belgium.
France.
United States--Foreign relations.
International relief.
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.

Historical Note

(Article on the Commission for Relief in Belgium by Elena S. Danielson, published in The United States in the First World War: An Encyclopedia, edited by Anne Cipriano Venzon)
Herbert Hoover founded the Commission for Relief in Belgium (CRB) in London in October 1914 as a private organization to provide food for German-occupied Belgium. Belgium's attempts at resistance to German military demands at the outbreak of the Great War had aroused much popular sympathy in England and the United States. A densely populated, industrialized country, Belgium depended on imports for three-quarters of its normal food supply. When the German Army began to requisition local foodstuffs and the British blockade cut off imported sources, 7 million Belgians faced severe hunger as the winter of 1914-1915 approached. When the American ambassador in London, Walter Hines Page, met with Belgian representatives, they concluded that Herbert Hoover was the best choice to administer some emergency relief action. The comprehensiveness of the program, however, was the result of Hoover's personal determination to feed the entire nation.
The CRB conducted its humanitarian work on an unprecedented scale and with a unique administrative organization. The official CRB documentary history cites a British characterization of the commission as a "piratical state organized for benevolence." Like a pirate state, the CRB flew its own flag, negotiated its own treaties, secured special passports, fixed prices, issued currency, and exercised a great deal of fiscal independence. Its bold acts of benevolence were accomplished with an efficiency and integrity that later became a model for modern foreign aid.
The basic facts hint at the scope and complexity of the undertaking. Between 1914 and 1919, the CRB dispensed nearly $1 billion in order to feed 9 million Belgian and French citizens behind German lines. Strictly maintained accounting records, provided pro bono by a prestigious accounting firm, present a clear picture of the CRB's finances. Funding was secured through a complex combination of guaranteed loans and subsidies from the Belgian, French, and United States governments combined with an outpouring of charitable contributions, as well as considerable donated transportation and services. About 78 percent of the money came from direct governmental subsidiaries. Initially, most funds came from the Allied governments, and then after 1917 primarily from United States congressional appropriations. In the final accounting report, administrative overhead came to less than 1 percent.
About sixty full-time American administrators, most unpaid, supervised over 130,000 Belgian, French, and American volunteers. The CRB purchased about 5 million tons of food in the United States, Canada, and Argentina and then shipped it through the war zone to Belgium and northern France. The Americans, who as neutrals were allowed to travel freely in Belgium, coordinated distribution with thousands of local Belgian volunteers and members of the Comité National de Secours et d'Alimentation (known as the CN).
Political obstacles were far more daunting than the logistical problems. CRB ships loaded with grain were repeatedly threatened by both German submarines and hostile British admirals. Hoover tirelessly negotiated with such wartime leaders as British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith, David Lloyd George, Winston Churchill, German Chancellor Theobald Bethmann Hollweg, President Wilson, Col. Edward House, and Senator Henry Cabot Lodge to keep the CRB operating.
Hoover's motivation for initiating the CRB was very complex and grew out of his experiences as a successful international mining engineer based in London. In 1914 at the age of forty, Hoover was at the peak of his business career. He served as a director of eighteen financial and mining companies with total capital in the range of $55 million. He controlled investments in major Australian, Burmese, South African, and Russian mines. In terms of sheer size, his Russian mining and forestry holdings had a combined area larger than Belgium. He had amassed a substantial fortune, although much of it was not in liquid assets. More importantly, he had acquired formidable experience in the use of money and power, deploying men and equipment, and in negotiating with foreign governments. He was anxious to put his restless energy and managerial skills to use for the public good. Already he was exploring possibilities such as the purchase of a newspaper or perhaps even serving as the president of his alma mater, Stanford University.
While the outbreak of war threatened to throw his far-flung mining operations into disarray, he used the crisis as an opportunity for service. Hoover appointed several close business associates, including his trusted brother Theodore, to oversee his business ventures and then devoted himself with intense and almost ruthless concentration to the emergencies created by the international crisis. Transportation was disrupted, banks closed, normal financial transactions across borders were abruptly halted. As a result, tens of thousands of American travelers and tourists were stranded at the outbreak of the war. Just as fourteen years earlier as a young mining engineer in China, he and his wife, Lou Henry Hoover, had set up a field hospital for victims of the Boxer Rebellion, now in wartime London he and Lou used their private means and considerable initiative to create a self-help organization, the Committee of American Residents in London for Assistance of American Travellers. The committee, already in full operation by Aug. 6, 1914, coordinated scores of volunteers to assist thousands of American tourists and travelers fleeing the Continent, many of whom were cut off from their normal source of funds. During the first two months of the war, Hoover, with the support of the American ambassador, distributed $400,000 in loans and gifts, including some $150,000 in U.S. government funds. This experience shaped Hoover's views about the best means of organizing an effective humanitarian response to political crisis. He was highly critical of bureaucratic waste, especially the teams of governmental officials traveling in luxury at public expense to inspect a situation that Hoover had already reported on in depth.
The characteristics of the committee were shaped by Hoover's improvisation during the chaos of impending war. He was forced to pull together funding from all available sources, including private and public sectors, loans, and charitable donations. He established the authority of his committee by working with high-level government officials but preserved the charitable nature of the work by keeping it officially private. Working without compensation, Hoover made the disinterested humanitarian nature of the work clear. He built a team of pragmatic volunteer administrators, many engineers. The charity was based on hard-headed logic rather than traditional appeals to sentiment. Above all, he insisted on personal administrative control. Two months later these same traits were codified on a larger scale for the working arrangements of the CRB.
The plight of the hungry Belgian children in particular took his attention. Hoover felt the need for quick action since he was very aware that malnutrition in growing children can cause lasting physical and mental damage. He founded the CRB in October 1914 with a group of trusted friends from his circle of mining engineers and businessmen. Like the London-based committee, it was an essentially private enterprise. A private volunteer organization was free of the corruption of expense accounts, maintained low administrative overhead, and enjoyed the prestige of a charitable institution. Also like the London American committee, the CRB secured high-level governmental support. Both Walter Hines Page and Brand Whitlock, American minister in Brussels, supported the CRB and gave it the legitimacy to negotiate with the German authorities. Technically, President Wilson considered the ambassadors to be acting as private citizens in this matter. This ambiguous mix of private prestige and governmental legitimacy came to be the hallmark of a long series of organizations established by Hoover. The pattern was set by the circumstances of the American Committee, expanded to serve the CRB, and later replicated many times in the U.S. Food Administration, American Relief Administration, and presidential conferences.
A third feature of the CRB, which also set the tone for later Hoover organizations, was its monopoly on relief. This can be traced to the hectic days of the London American Committee when Hoover competed with other committees for control over travelers' aid. Hoover used a number of mechanisms from well-timed newspaper articles to connections with high-level diplomats to assert his control over relief in Belgium. He insisted that all donations from whatever sources be administered through his organization in order to eliminate waste, competition, and redundancy. Competitors would be rapidly dispatched, including the independent and well-funded Belgian Relief Committee which had been established in New York some weeks prior to the founding of the CRB. Hoover was also able to persuade the prestigious Rockefeller Foundation that his organization should take precedence in receiving fund allocations. His organizational genius was acknowledged by the Allied authorities and the still neutral United States.
Hoover played the role of the pivot in an intricate diplomatic balancing act that required constant adjustments. For each of the countries involved, the CRB posed serious problems while it provided handsome benefits. Hoover fought for the preservation of the CRB on many fronts simultaneously. In each country he had to keep his opponents in check in order to ensure a continuous flow of food supplies to the German-occupied territory, whose welfare he essentially adopted as his own.
The CRB posed difficult public relations problems for Britain. Clearly, Britain had a vested interest in the continued strength and resolve of its occupied ally. The British population, like the American public, was very sympathetic to the plight of the Belgians and contributed large sums for their relief. The government certainly wanted to prevent the Belgian workforce from serving the German military in exchange for daily rations. As citizens of a neutral country, American administrators, given Hoover's ability to secure guarantees from the Germans, were able to distribute British funds in Belgium. Despite these natural sympathies for the Belgians, Hoover never received unqualified support from the British. Sharp divisions in the cabinet over theutility of the CRB resulted in rapidly shifting policies toward what Hoover viewed as a human response to an emergency.
When the CRB was founded in October 1914, Prime Minister Herbert Asquith and Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey initially approved the concept of food shipments from neutral ports on neutral ships to land in Rotterdam for overland transport to Belgium, provided the Germans did not seize the food. Asquith immediately faced a rebellion from his cabinet, including Lord Kitchener, Lloyd George, Churchill, and Reginald McKenna, all of whom objected to humanitarian aid. Their reasoning followed traditional military thinking, which was totally alien to Hoover. In this view, as the invading force, the German army had the complete responsibility for provisioning the population in occupied territory. This situation would force Germany either to divert funds to feed the country or face food riots and world condemnation. Food relief would only be diverted to feed German troops. By maintaining a tight blockade of the Continent, Britain could use the hunger in Belgium to undermine the German military machine. In an effort to sound less cynical,the British cabinet maintained that relief in Belgium would prolong the war and lead to more suffering in the long run.
Hoover was well aware that public opinion did not accept this cold logic and that the British cabinet, unlike the German high command, was very sensitive to public pressure. While he succeeded in securing official British approval of the CRB, he never overcame the resistance of the British military, which presented a continuing series of obstacles from bureaucratic inertia to a formal investigation of Hoover on trumped-up charges of espionage, at Churchill's instigation. Each time the Germans evaded their agreements and profited from Hoover's shipments, the British responded with new demands and conditions for permitting food through the blockade. Hoover, caught in the middle, played each side against the other. Over the long run, British support for the CRB strengthened as the moral idealism of the CRB proved to have unexpected advantages in modern warfare. Hoover won over a major ally in the Foreign Office, Lord Eustace Percy, who facilitated the interests of the CRB with increasing finesse throughout the war.
The most problematic country in Hoover's geopolitical balancing act was Germany. For the Germans, outside food subsidies presented the strong advantage of relieving the occupation authorities of any financial responsibilities toward feeding the population of 7 million Belgians and later 2 million Frenchmen. Without that subsidy the German occupation army faced food riots and civil disturbance, perhaps outright rebellion, that would divert energy from the front lines. In addition, the Germans exploited any loopholes in their agreements and weaknesses in security to divert Belgian-produced food to the German army. The scale of thefts was kept very small by Hoover's consistent efforts to plug any holes in security as they appeared. Despite assurances to the British to the contrary, Hoover was well aware of the benefits of his program to the German occupation forces under the command of Governor-General von Bissing, and he freely used this card in negotiations with him.
Von Bissing for his part played a very cautious game. For the strong strategic advantage of incoming food relief, he was keenly aware of the dangers involved in the programs. Not least of these was the effect of fifty energetic American administrators freely touring the Belgian country-side, in new imported cars-greeted with cheers and applause. Several were accused of subverting their neutral role and spying for the British, a charge later revealed to be fictitious. Nonetheless, from the German military's point of view the potential was alarming. There were other disadvantages for the Germans. By feeding unemployed Belgians, the CRB indirectly cut off a source of cheap labor for the German Army as well as supporting the passive resistance of the population. As the war dragged on, a domestic liability bacame apparent when the German population began to complain that the Belgians were better fed than the citizens of Imperial Germany.
In a steady succession of crises in negotiations with von Bissing and his deputy, Oscar von der Lancken, Hoover fought to maintain hard-won agreements for the safe passage of the CRB ships, passports for his administrators, security from requisition for his food supplies. Several well-marked CRB ships were torpedoed with the loss of crew members. Some American administrators were expelled. Food shipments were occasionally diverted for German use. Hoover met each threat to his program with aggressive threats and deals of his own.
At one point in 1915 he stabilized the CRB's guarantees by negotiating directly with Chancellor Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg in Berlin. Later Hoover rescued the CRB from an apparent attempt to cancel its guarantees by negotiating with General von Sauberzweig, the officer responsible for the execution of British nurse Edith Cavell. With a certain audacity, Hoover initially attempted to secure partial funding for the relief from the German government itself, a bold initiative that eventually failed but one that served Hoover well as a lever to secure funding from the Allies. Hoover did succeed in maintaining German tolerance for the American supervised relief, from October 1914 to 1919. At several points the Germans made it clear that relief efforts would only be permitted if supervised by neutral Americans under Hoover. Even Hoover's adversaries conceded that only his bold tactics could accomplish such a feat.
For the Belgian people caught between the German occupation and the British blockade, Hoover's personal determination to provide for them in the time of need came as a totally unexpected boon. Thousands of spontaneous letters of thanks poured in to the Brussels office of the CRB each week. Expressions of gratitude were often creative, taking the form of children's artwork. Hundreds of emptied flour sacks from American mills were covered with Belgian embroidery and fine lace and given to relief workers or sold to raise funds.
Even while the benefits to Belgium were self-evident, relief politics inside Belgium were far from straightforward. The logical person to coordinate distribution of food inside Belgium was Emile Francqui, a director of the main bank, one of the wealthiest men in the country, a veteran of establishing the Belgian Congo, and a participant in other international ventures. Hoover and Francqui had met thirteen years before in China, where they clashed over conflicting business interests. In fact, Hoover had once testified against Francqui in court. When they met again on Oct. 19, 1914, they had to overcome deep personal animosity in order to found their joint enterprise of the CRB and the Comité National, which oversaw the Belgian side of the operation. Francqui returned to Belgium and spoke to Brand Whitlock, the American minister in Brussels, of Hoover's managerial genius.
The old animosity between the two resurfaced later in the course of the relief work as Hoover pressured Francqui's organization to keep better records, provide better security, and enforce sanctions against cooperation with the Germans. Hoover held the Comité National responsible for the illegal diversion of food to the German Army and for the difficulties those leaks caused with the British cabinet. Francqui, for his part, countered in kind. In fact, at one point in February 1916, Francqui went to London with letters of assurances from the Germans in an attempt to eliminate the role of the Americans altogether and place the Comité National in complete control. The British rejected this proposal given the CN's vulnerability to pressure from the occupation army. Both Francqui and Hoover became concerned that their disputes threatened to overshadow the historic significance of their joint undertaking. Eventually, a more cordial relationship evolved.
Compared with Britain, Germany, and Belgium, the French government posed relatively few problems for Hoover and the CRB. Once the German Army secured northern France, appeals came to Hoover for aid. He considered the expansion of the CRB into northern France to be inevitable, the only obstacle was funding. Obtaining German cooperation for supplying northern France was one of the main purposes of his trip to Berlin in January 1915. The French government was at first reluctant to finance the relief directly, thinking the work of the CRB might lend legitimacy to the German occupation. Hoover engaged the assistance of a French mining engineer, an old acquaintance, Louis Chevrillon, to expedite negotiations. To save face, the French subsidies were initially funneled through the Belgian government in exile in Le Havre. This arrangement maintained the flow of food into occupied France until funding ran short in 1917, and the American government took over the primary financial responsibility.
There was both a positive and a negative side to the American response to the CRB. Hoover's friends in the press, such as Ben S. Allen of the Associated Press office in London, interpreted the mission of the CRB to the American public and served as a conduit for Hoover's carefully timed press releases. The spontaneous response in the United States was enthusiastic. At the outset of the war, Mrs. Hoover returned to California with instructions from her husband to send a shipload of supplies to Belgium. With a capacity for organization very similar to her husband's, she easily succeeded in raising funds in California and organized a boatload of food, one of the first to reach Rotterdam, en route to Brussels. A letter to the governor of Kansas was all it took to secure another shipload. Charity for Belgium was a very prestigious activity for American society women and occupied the time of Edith Wharton as well as Alma Spreckels. It soon became apparent, however, that charity would not be sufficient.
Engaging American administrative talent proved to be one of the easiest aspects of the effort. Hoover drew on former classmates, old business associates like Edgar Rickard, and American diplomats such as Hugh Gibson. This core of devoted supporters helped the Chief, as he was known, develop a series of charitable international institutions. Hoover's popularity in the United States seemed assured.
It was an unexpected blow to the organization when a former mining associate and once loyal friend of Hoover's named Lindon Bates, the man in charge of the New York CRB office, accused Hoover of violating the Logan Act of 1793. The Logan Act prohibits private citizens from negotiating treaties with foreign governments in controversial matters. Senator Henry Cabot Lodge was prepared to investigate the allegations. In October 1915, Hoover traveled to New York to deal with this challenge. Both Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt assisted Hoover in reestablishing the solid reputation of the CRB. Hoover personally met with Senator Lodge to calm his fears, and the investigation was dropped. Bates had lost his son when the Germans sank the Lusitania, and Hoover attributed the trouble Bates caused the CRB to the emotional turmoil resulting from this family tragedy.
The need for a larger financial base became obvious by the end of 1916. In January 1917, Hoover, with Wilson's support, began to lobby for U.S. congressional appropriations. The entry of the United States into the war altered the fundamental nature of the organization. No longer neutral, the United States substituted massive financial support for its former admin-istrative assistance. As the Americans were forced to withdraw from Belgium, they arranged for neutral Dutch and Spanish administrators to assume the direct supervision of relief.
Until the spring of 1917, Hoover had been directly involved in the European arena. He had observed the front lines, sailed through mine-infested waters on some forty voyages, was subjected to body searches by hostile military officers, witnessed zeppelin raids and aerial bombardment. He had fought political battles at the highest levels on all fronts. With the U.S. entry into the war, Hoover was under consideration for several possible roles. Ultimately, he was tapped by Wilson for the position of U.S. food administrator. In that capacity he was able to continue oversight of the relief in Belgium from his Washington office. The Food Administration permitted him to expand on his recent experiences in creative ways within the United States. Then at the end of the war he used this base to build the American Relief Administration, eventually providing for Soviet relief in 1921.
From all accounts, Hoover thrived on the challenges posed to the CRB and welcomed the openings they provided into postwar politics. The moral justification of the relief work coincided completely with his drive for public influence. His contentious personality was an asset in overcoming opposition in England, Germany, Belgium, and the United States. His basic objectives were clear to himself and the American public. From the outset, the CRB was an "absolutely new thing in History," according to Professor E. D. Adams. The ultimate dimensions became clear only with the conclusion of the war as events played themselves out. In a very real sense the CRB fundamentally changed American assumptions about its role in the world and its obligations to Europe.

Series Description

Boxes 1-8

CHAIRMAN'S FILE, 1914-1924

Additional Note

Cables, chronological index, Congressional records, copies of files, correspondence, decree and deposition, documents relating to the registration and organization of the C.R.B.*, financial records, interviews, memoranda, minutes of meetings, press releases, records of daily events, remarks made by the British Foreign Minister, reports, statements, statistical records, travel records, and telegrams relating to the activities of the office of Herbert Hoover, Chairman of the C.R.B., arranged alphabetically by physical form
Boxes 9-46

EXECUTIVE ALPHABETICAL FILE, 1912-1942

Additional Note

Cables, correspondence, dossiers, inter-office communication, list of supplies, memoranda, minutes of meetings, telegrams, and travel records relating mainly to the activities of the London and New York Offices of the C.R.B., arranged alphabetically by name of author
Boxes 47-62

EXECUTIVE CHRONOLOGICAL FILE, 1914-1919

Additional Note

Booklets, cables, charts, clippings, correspondence, deposition, notes, inter-office communication, loading schedule, memoranda, minutes of meetings, newsletter, outline of plan, printed matter, programs of monthly imports, reports, statistical records, speeches, statements, and telegrams relating to the activities of the C.R.B. offices in London and New York, arranged chronologically
Boxes 63-83

EXECUTIVE GEOGRAPHICAL FILE, 1914-1922

Additional Note

Bulletins, cables, clippings, correspondence, memoranda, messages, minutes of meetings and conferences, notes, printed matter, reports, speeches, statements, telegrams, and testimony relating to various countries and the relation of governmental officials of those countries with the Commission for Relief in Belgium, arranged alphabetically by country
Boxes 84-92

BRUSSELS OFFICE FILE, 1914-1919

Additional Note

Allotting schedule, clippings, correspondence, inter-office communication, lists of merchandise, memoranda, notes, printed matter, reports, shipping agreements, statements, and telegrams relating to the activities of the C.R.B. Brussels Office, which was the center for relief distribution in Belgium, arranged alphabetically by subject. It also includes the records of the Department of Inspection and Control, an entity jointly shared by the C.R.B. and the Comité National de Secours et d'Alimentation, the Belgian organization affiliated with the C.R.B., for purposes of carrying out the responsibilities of relief distribution
Box 93

LILLE OFFICE FILE, 1919

Additional Note

Charts, clippings, correspondence, invoices, lists of supplies, memoranda, minutes of meetings, notes, personnel records, and reports relating to nurses on loan from the American Red Cross to the C.R.B. Office in Northern France, and to the activities of the Department of the Child Welfare on issues of children's health, arranged alphabetically by physical form
Boxes 94-113

LONDON OFFICE ACCOUNTS FILE, 1915-1920

Additional Note

Automobile expense records, bank books, clippings, correspondence, invoices, ledgers, lists, minutes of meetings, orders and delivery schedule, reconciliation statements, reports, and telegrams relating to the activities of the London Office, which was the head office of the Commission of Relief in Belgium, and was particularly concerned with the financial aspect, arranged alphabetically by physical form
Boxes 114-128

LONDON OFFICE GENERAL FILE, 1914-1920

Additional Note

Booklets, bulletins, cables, checks, clippings, correspondence, deposition, directory, inter-office communication, invoices, lists, memoranda, minutes of meetings, notes, outline of plan, petitions, price lists, printed matter, reports, shipping records, statistical records and statements, and telegrams relating to the activities of the London Office, arranged alphabetically by physical form. It also includes some papers from the Rotterdam Office
Boxes 129-136

LONDON OFFICE LACE DEPARTMENT FILE, 1915-1920

Additional Note

Cables, correspondence, financial records including bank and check books, insurance papers, inventory, invoices, journal, ledger, lists, memoranda, printed matter, receipts, sales in transit figures, and trial balance relating to the activities of the Lace Department, which acted as a middleman for Belgian lacemakers in exporting lace, arranged alphabetically by physical form
Boxes 137-167

NEW YORK OFFICE ACCOUNTS, 1914-1922

Additional Note

Canceled checks, claim records, commercial exchange records, correspondence, financial statements, receipts of monetary donations, remittances of Belgian and French governments, and voucher register index, arranged alphabetically by physical form
Boxes 168-174

NEW YORK OFFICE ALLIED BAZAAR FILE, 1916-1917

Additional Note

Bulletin of awards, circulars, correspondence, floor plan of the Grand Central Palace, form letters, letterheads of the Allied Bazaar, lists, mailing lists, notification of award, payment of services and other miscellaneous expenses, payroll records, program of events of the Allied Bazaar at the Grand Central Palace, and statement of earnings from the bazaar, arranged alphabetically by physical form. These records relate to an exhibition held in New York City in 1916 co-sponsored by the C.R.B. to raise funds for relief work in Allied countries
Boxes 175-178

NEW YORK OFFICE BELGIAN KIDDIES FILE, 1916-1917

Additional Note

Bank statements, letters of acknowledgment for donations, lists of contributors and delinquents, master forms, notices to contributors of overdue monthly payments, shares sold to mining engineers, and unclaimed certificates and returned mail, arranged alphabetically by physical form. These are records of Belgian Kiddies Ltd., a fundraising program headed by Herbert Hoover to sell mock stock shares to mining engineers. The proceeds were turned over to the C.R.B.
Boxes 179-194

NEW YORK OFFICE BELGIAN TAG DAY FILE, 1916-1917

Additional Note

Circulars of the Belgian "Flag Day" in support of the C.R.B., copies of cables and telegrams, correspondence, data of total number of chapters in each state and total membership in each state, file of Daisy Allen Story, instructions for bookeeping, lists, official pledge and receipt forms for individual and agency donation, press releases, proclamations and some correspondence from state governors, officials and mayors, and receipts, arranged alphabetically by physical form. These are records of a project co-sponsored by the C.R.B. in 1916 to sell miniature Belgian flags to raise funds for relief work
Boxes 195-202

NEW YORK OFFICE CABLES AND TELEGRAMS, 1914-1921

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically
Boxes 203-228

NEW YORK OFFICE CORRESPONDENCE, 1914-1919

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by category of correspondent and thereunder by name
Boxes 229-294

NEW YORK OFFICE STATE CORRESPONDENCE, 1914-1919

Additional Note

This file consists of New York Office correspondence with the general public in the United States. Arranged alphabetically by state of residence of the correspondent
Boxes 295-301

NEW YORK OFFICE GENERAL FILES, 1914-1918

Additional Note

Miscellany records consisting of activity reports of the Organization Department, correspondence, estimated costs of relief programs, form letters and letterheads, guidelines and suggestions for individual state organization representing the C.R.B., interoffice memoranda, instructions for processing incoming and outgoing mail and cables, lists, minutes of meeting in Mr. Davis' office, payment statements, personnel records, purchasing records, shipping records, and status reports (in metric tons), arranged alphabetically by physical form
Box 302

NEW YORK OFFICE HISTORY FILE, 1915-1922

Additional Note

Drafts, typescripts, and working materials for an official history of the Commission for Relief in Belgium, arranged by physical form
Boxes 303-309

NEW YORK OFFICE LACE DEPARTMENT FILE, 1915-1919

Additional Note

Correspondence, consignment books and memoranda relating to the Lace Department, which acted as a middleman for Belgian lacemakers in exporting lace, arranged by physical form
Boxes 310-311

NEW YORK OFFICE MINUTES, 1915-1918

Additional Note

Includes agenda, and financial and other reports received by the New York Office, arranged in chronological order
Boxes 312-322

NEW YORK OFFICE PERSONNEL FILES, 1914-1919

Additional Note

Consists mainly of biographical data and correspondence arranged by individual member and candidate files and thereunder by name
Boxes 323-324

NEW YORK OFFICE PUBLIC RELATIONS FILE, 1914-1919

Additional Note

Clippings, drafts of and working materials for press releases, arranged in chronological order
Boxes 325-346

NEW YORK OFFICE SHIPPING RECORDS, 1914-1921

Additional Note

Cargo reports, cash statements, charts, general and intra-agency correspondence, individual ship worksheets, individual ship approvals, intra-office memoranda, shipping control sheets, logs, maps, reports, and statistical data, arranged by physical form
Boxes 347-351

NEW YORK OFFICE WAREHOUSE RECORDS, 1914-1920

Additional Note

Bills of lading, correspondence, financial records and records of dealings with American warehouses used to store material awaiting shipment, arranged by physical form and thereunder alphabetically by name of state
Box 352

NEW YORK OFFICE WOMAN'S SECTION RECORDS, 1914-1915

Additional Note

Correspondence and memoranda, mainly between the Woman's Section and the central New York Office of the Commission for Relief in Belgium, financial records, publicity materials and publications, arranged by physical form
Boxes 353-364

ROTTERDAM OFFICE ACCOUNTS FILE, 1914-1919

Additional Note

Article, bank books, balance sheets, cash books, comparative cost sheets, correspondence, daily arrival records, delivery schedule, financial statements, insurance records, inventory, journal, ledger, lists, memoranda, notes, payroll register, purchase orders, reports, requisition records, statements, statistical records, wage books and weekly pay books relating to the activities of the Rotterdam Office, arranged alphabetically by physical form
Boxes 365-427

ROTTERDAM OFFICE GENERAL FILE, 1914-1919

Additional Note

Articles, clippings, correspondence, executive orders, memoranda, minutes of meetings, passes, printed matter, reports and telegrams relating to the activities of the Rotterdam Office, arranged alphabetically by physical form
Boxes 428-445

ROTTERDAM OFFICE SHIPPING RECORDS, 1914-1920

Additional Note

Articles and clippings, correspondence, insurance records, interviews, invoices, lists, memoranda, minutes of meetings, notes, particulars of shipments, purchase orders, reports, and telegrams relating to the activities of the Rotterdam Office, arranged alphabetically by physical form
Boxes 446-459

WASHINGTON OFFICE FILES, 1917-1919

Additional Note

Clothing-campaign records, general and intra-agency correspondence, intra-office memoranda, maps, minutes, personnel records, publicity materials, purchasing records, shipping records, statistical data and miscellany, arranged by physical form. These records are primarily from files of Edgar Rickard and Prentiss N. Gray, successive Assistant Directors for the Washington Office, and also from files of Herbert Hoover and J. D. Fletcher
Box 460

AMERICAN COMMITTEE FILE, 1911-1917

Scope and Content Note

Bulletins, clippings, correspondence, drafts, printed matter, reports, speeches, and telegrams relating to the work of the American Committee, with headquarters in London, which was formed in 1914 to help in evacuating the Americans caught in the war zone at the outbreak of World War I. It was the beginning of Herbert Hoover's wartime emergency work in Belgium. It also includes the records relating to the work of the American Committee Women's Division under Lou Henry Hoover
Boxes 461-466

GREATER NEW YORK COMMITTEE FILES, 1916-1917

Additional Note

General and internal correspondence, publicity materials and miscellaneous records of the New York state committee of the Commission for Relief in Belgium, arranged by physical form
Boxes 467-468

INDIANA COMMITTEE FILES, 1915-1916

Additional Note

Financial records, general and internal correspondence and miscellaneous records relating to the Indiana state committee of the Commission for Relief in Belgium, arranged by physical form
Boxes 469-474

PENNSYLVANIA COMMITTEE FILES, 1915-1917

Additional Note

Belgian Children's Fund records, general and internal correspondence, donations file, financial records, minutes, printed matter, publicity materials, shipping records, and Woman's Section records relating to the Pennsylvania state committee of the Commission for Relief in Belgium, arranged by physical form
Boxes 475-480

STANFORD/PALO ALTO BELGIAN RELIEF COMMITTEE FILES, 1914-1919

Additional Note

Clippings, correspondence, financial records, history, journal of organization activities, membership list, minutes, printing blocks, printed matter, publicity materials, and rubber stamps relating to the Stanford University and Palo Alto, California local branch of the Commission for Relief in Belgium, arranged by physical form
Boxes 481-488

STANFORD COMMITTEE FOR FRENCH RELIEF FILES, 1919-1920

Additional Note

Address card file for orphans and sponsors, adoption files, financial records of Stanford and Paris Offices, general and internal correspondence, and publicity materials relating to the Stanford University branch of the Commission for Relief in Belgium, arranged by physical form
Boxes 489-494

UNITED STATES. FOOD ADMINISTRATION. MARINE TRANSPORTATION DIVISION FILES, 1918-1919

Additional Note

Daily shipping reports, general and intra-agency and intra-office correspondence, port position sheets, shipping control sheets and shipping letters relating to the New York City Office of the Marine Transportation Division pertaining to the shipment of food relief for the Commission for Relief in Belgium, arranged by physical form. These records are primarily from files of Wallace H. Foster and Golden W. Bell, successive officials of the New York City Office in charge of arranging shipments for the Commission for Relief in Belgium
Boxes 495-496

NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR RELIEF IN BELGIUM FILES, 1915-1919

Additional Note

Chronological file, financial records, minutes of meetings, publications and shipping records relating to the activities of the British National Committee for Belgian Relief, arranged by physical form
Boxes 497-503

COMITE NATIONAL DE SECOURS ET D'ALIMENTATION FILES, 1914-1920

Additional Note

Correspondence, financial records, memoranda, provincial committee meeting minutes and reports, publications and sample forms relating to the Belgian National Committee for Relief, arranged by physical form
Boxes 504-507

COMITE D'ALIMENTATION DU NORD DE LA FRANCE FILES, 1915-1920

Additional Note

Correspondence, conference proceedings, district reports, map of reconquered territory, memoranda, publications, and reports relating to activities of the French National Committee for Relief, arranged by physical form
Boxes 508-509

COMITE D'ASSISTANCE DES REGIONS LIBEREES FILES, 1919-1924

Additional Note

Correspondence, financial records, memoranda, monthly statistical reports, and press releases relating to activities of the French National Committee for Relief, arranged by physical form
Boxes 510-514

COMITE HISPANO-NEERLANDAIS POUR LA PROTECTION DU RAVITAILLEMENT FILES, 1917-1919

Additional Note

Correspondence, general and statistical reports, memoranda, and minutes relating to activities of the Hispano-Neerlandais, or Spanish-Dutch Committee, arranged by physical form
Box 515

COMITATO NAZIONALE ITALIANO PER I SOCCORSI ALLE VITTIME DELLA GUERRA NEL BELGIO FILES, 1914-1916

Additional Note

Chronological file and reports relating to activities of the Italian national committee for Belgian relief, arranged by physical form
Boxes 516-529

BELGIAN GRATITUDE FILE, 1914-1918

Additional Note

Artworks, books, business cards, calendars, correspondence, embroidery, letters, portfolios, postcards, and stamps received by the C.R.B. from the Belgian population, arranged alphabetically by physical form
Boxes 530-541

PRINTED MATTER COLLECTED BY THE COMMISSION FOR RELIEF IN BELGIUM, 1911-1921

Additional Note

Atlases, books, brochures, bulletins, clippings, journals, maps, newspapers, and reports, arranged alphabetically by country from which the material originated and thereunder by physical form
Boxes 542-558

PRINTED MATTER ISSUED BY THE COMMISSION FOR RELIEF IN BELGIUM, 1914-1925

Additional Note

Accounts and balance sheets, bonds, brochures, bulletins, certificates of appreciation, circulars, correspondence, directories, newsletters, press releases, and reports issued by the C.R.B., arranged alphabetically by physical form
Boxes 559-574

LIQUIDATION FILES, 1915-1930

Additional Note

Accounting files, claims, correspondence, financial reports and statements, ledgers, minutes of meetings, personnel and refund files, and shipping records issued by the commission responsible for closing of the European operations, arranged chronologically and thereunder by physical form
Boxes 575-580

RATION CARDS, 1915-1919

Additional Note

Ration cards, coupons, forms, and samples of foreign currency issued by the Belgian authorities for aid recipients, arranged alphabetically by physical form
Boxes 581-616

OVERSIZE FILE, 1914-1920

Additional Note

Artifacts, maps, shipping records, printed matter, proclamations, and oversize ledgers from various offices of the Commission for Relief in Belgium and related organizations, arranged by name of office or organization
Boxes 617-647

AUDIOVISUAL FILE, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs and lantern slides of personnel and operations of the Commission for Relief in Belgium
Boxes 648-657

INDEX CARD FILE, n.d.

Additional Note

Index cards created at the Hoover Library in the 1920s during an early attempt to organize the collection, mostly obsolete but retained for historical reasons. Arranged in two sequences, one alphabetical and the other chronological
 

MEMORABILIA, n.d.

Additional Note

See Herbert Hoover Collection register

Container List

 

CHAIRMAN'S FILE, 1914-1924

Box 1, Folder 1

General

Folder 2

Cables

Folder 3

Chronological index to the guarantees and undertakings from the German authorities in Belgium

Folder 4

Congressional record relating to national loans to Belgium

 

Copies of files prepared for Herbert Hoover. Includes articles, cables, clippings, correspondence, memoranda, minutes of meetings, notes, reports, statements, survey, and telegrams

Folder 5

General. Letters of gratitude and thanks

Folder 6

Australian Committee

Folder 7-34

Banquets

Box 2, Folder 1-2

Belgium

Folder 3

Canada

 

Commission for Relief in Belgium

Folder 4

Correspondence relating to registration of the C.R.B. under the War Charities Act, 1916

Folder 5

Files on the reorganization of the C.R.B. in relation to the Comité National de Secours et d'Alimentation

Folder 6

Report on operations of the Commerce Exchange Department

Folder 7

Comité National de Secours et d'Alimentation

Folder 8

Committee of Mercy

Folder 9-10

Department of Inspection and Control

Box 3, Folder 1

Department of Inspection and Control

Folder 2-4

Germany

Folder 5

Great Britain

Box 4, Folder 1

Great Britain

Folder 2-3

Herrick, Myron T. Includes dossiers of others

Folder 4

Hoover Foundation, Belgium

Folder 5

Industrial Section - Volume II, relating to the position to be taken by the C.R.B. in the revival of industrial activity in Belgium

Folder 6

"Little outrages" - Evacuation of a portion of the population of Little, Roubaix and Tourcoing

Folder 7

Moresnet Neutre

Folder 8

Negotiations. Includes files regarding the Industrial Committee; the harvest of 1917; negotiations to secure guarantees of non interference with C.R.B. ships and to secure a war indemnity from the British and German governments. Also includes a file on Vernon Kellogg's negotiations

Folder 9

Northern France

Folder 10

Pratten. Report

Box 5, Folder 1

Poland

Folder 2-3

Robert W. DeFrost and Belgian Relief Fund

Folder 4

Rockefeller Foundation

Folder 5

Serbia

Folder 6

United States

Folder 7

Villalobar, Marquis

Box 6, Folder 1

Miscellany

 

Correspondence

Folder 2

General

Folder 3

Unidentified

Folder 4

Adams, E. D., Mrs., 1915

Folder 5

Adams, Jane, 1918

Folder 6

American Club, 1919

Folder 7

American Society in London, 1918

Folder 8

Anderson, L., 1914

Folder 9

Auchincloss, Gordon, 1917-1918

Folder 10

Baker, Newton D., 1917

Folder 11

Bates, Lindon W., 1915

Folder 12

Baumann, Johan, 1917

Folder 13

Benson, W. S., 1918-1919

Folder 14

Bissing, Freiherr von, 1915

Folder 15

Blaisdell, James, 1915

Folder 16

Branner, J. C., Mrs., 1914

Folder 17

Broqueville, Baron, 1917

Folder 18

Brown, Walter Lyman, 1919

Folder 19

Bryn, H. H., 1917

Folder 20

Carlsmith, Carle S., 1914-1916

Folder 21

Cartier, Baron E. de, 1918

Folder 22

Chevrillon, L., 1915-1916

Folder 23

Clark, G. A., 1915

Folder 24

Commission For Relief in Belgium, 1914-1920

Folder 25

Crocker, William H., Mrs., 1915

Folder 26

Crosby, Oscar T., 1917

Folder 27

Cruls, Isidore, 1914

Folder 28

Cutts, Chas F., 1914

Folder 29

Davis, Norman H., 1919-1920

Folder 30

Delacroix, M., 1919

Folder 31

Denning, E. M., 1914

Folder 32

Dernham, Miss., 1914

Folder 33

Desadeleur, L., 1915

Folder 34

Dickson, Alice M., n.d.

Folder 35

Drion, F., 1915

Folder 36

Edwards, Paul L., 1918

Folder 37

Ekengren, W. A. F., 1917

Folder 38

Elliott, Ellen C., 1915

Folder 39

Farill, John, 1917

Folder 40

Fowler, Elsie, 1914

Folder 41

Francqui, Emile, 1918-1919

Folder 42

Friar? 1917-1918

Folder 43

Galpin, Perrin C., 1914-1916

Folder 44

Gay, Edwin F., 1918

Folder 45

Gerard, James W., 1915

Folder 46

Gibson, Hugh S., 1915-1918

Folder 47

Goltz, Von der, 1914

Folder 48

Goode, William, 1914-1919

Folder 49

Gray, Prentiss, 1917-1921

Folder 50

Honnold, W. L., 1917

Folder 51

Hoover, Herbert C., 1916-1918

Folder 52

Hoover, Lou Henry, 1923

Folder 53

House, E. M., 1917

Folder 54

Hurley, Edward J., 1917

Folder 55

Jagow, Von Herr, 1915

Folder 56

Jusserand, Jean Jules, 1917

Folder 57

Kelley, N., 1920

Folder 58

Kellogg, Mrs., 1915-1924

Folder 59

Kessler, Von, 1916

Folder 60

Kneass, Edward D., 1919

Folder 61

Lancken, Von der, 1916

Folder 62

Level, M. E., 1917

Folder 63

Lindley, Josephine, 1914

Folder 64

Listoe, S., 1918

Folder 65

McGowan, J. J., 1917

Folder 66

Mey, C. F. De, 1914

Folder 67

Michaels, C. F., 1915

Folder 68

Moreira, Alberto de Ipanema, 1917

Box 7, Folder 1

Murdock, Donald, Mrs., 1915

Folder 2

Nansen, Fridjof, 1917

Folder 3

Osborne, D. G., 1917

Folder 4

Page, W. H., 1914

Folder 5

Percy, Eustace, 1916-1917

Folder 6

Phillips, William, 1917

Folder 7

Poland, William B., 1916-1917

Folder 8

Polk, Frank L., 1917

Folder 9

Rappard, W. L. F. C. Van, 1917

Folder 10

Reading? 1919

Folder 11

Rickard, Edgar, 1917-1919

Folder 12

Royce, Ruth, 1914

Folder 13

Ruddock, A. B., 1915

Folder 14

Ryan, Harris J., Mr. and Mrs., 1915

Folder 15

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, 1914

Folder 16

Shepardson, Whitney, 1917

Folder 17

Sherman, Roger, 1918-1920

Folder 18

Simpson, John L., 1918

Folder 19

Smith, W. H., 1914

Folder 20

Tumulty, J. P., 1917

Folder 21

United States. Food Administration, 1918

Folder 22

United States. Purchasing Commission, n.d.

Folder 23

United States. Secretary of the Treasury

Folder 24

United States. Shipping Board, 1917

Folder 25

Van Duzer, Frederick C., 1918

Folder 26

Vyver, A. van der, 1917

Folder 27

Waele, L. De, 1917

Folder 28

Wiart, Edmond Carton de, 1918

Folder 29

Wiggins, Frank, 1914

Folder 30

Wilbur, Mrs.? 1915

Folder 31

Williams, Edward J., Mrs., 1921

Folder 32

Wilson, J. E. Mrs., 1914

Folder 33

Wilson, Woodrow, 1917-1918

Folder 34

Windslow, L. Lanier, 1915

Folder 35

Woodward, F. C., 1915

Folder 36

World's Work, 1914

Folder 37

Wythbeoeck, Marguerite, 1914

Folder 38

Decree for the occupied territory of Belgium

Folder 39

Deposition, American Consulate, Liverpool, Great Britain

Folder 40

Financial records. Includes letters and memoranda by Herbert Hoover on the financial co-operation between the United States and Europe

Folder 41

Interviews with Ambassador Page, Colonel House and Eustace Percy

Folder 42

Memoranda

Folder 43

Minutes of meetings

Folder 44

Notes

Folder 45

Outline. Includes the duties and activities of a provincial representative of the C.R.B.

Folder 46

Passes and passport file of Herbert Hoover

Folder 47

Press release issued by the United States Food Administration on matters of general policy

Folder 48

Printed matter

Box 8, Folder 1

Record of daily events

Folder 2

Remarks. Includes remarks made by Edward Grey, British Foreign Minister, in the House of Commons on the C.R.B. and the Belgian question; David F. Houston, American Secretary of Agriculture, and others

Folder 3-4

Reports

Folder 5-6

Statements. Includes miscellaneous statements and drafts made by Herbert Hoover during his visit to the United States in early 1917

Folder 7

Statistical records

Folder 8

Telegrams

Folder 9

Miscellany

 

EXECUTIVE ALPHABETICAL FILE, 1912-1942

Additional Note

Includes cables, correspondence, dossiers, inter-office communication, list of supplies, memoranda, minutes of meetings, telegrams, and travel records
Box 9, Folder 1

Balbour, A. J.

Folder 2

Baetens, Fernand

Folder 3-9

Bates, Lindon W.

Box 10, Folder 1-18

Bates, Lindon W.

Folder 19

Bliss, Taskar, W.?

Folder 20-23

Brown, Walter Lyman

Box 11, Folder 1-12

Brown, Walter Lyman

Folder 13

Cambon, Paul

Folder 14

Carlin, Gaston M.

Folder 15-18

Chalmers, William J,

Folder 19-22

Chevrillon, L.

Box 12, Folder 1-15

Chevrillon, L.

Folder 16-17

Crosby, Oscar T.

Box 13-14

Francqui, Emile

Box 15, Folder 1

Galpin, Perrin C.

Folder 2-9

Gay, G. I.

Box 16, Folder 1-3

Gay, G. I.

Folder 4

Gerard, James W.

Folder 5-15

Gibson, Hugh

Folder 16-17

Goode, William

Box 17, Folder 1-3

Goode, William

Folder 4-10

Gray, Prentiss N.

Box 18, Folder 1

Grey, Edward

Folder 2

Herter, Christian A.

Folder 3-9

Honnold, William H.

Box 19-30

Hoover, Herbert C. Includes documents concerning the formation of the C.R.B. in Box 19 and correspondence between Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States, and King Albert of Belgium, in Box 26

Box 31, Folder 1-3

Hoover, Herbert C.

Folder 4

House, E. M.

Folder 5-7

Hunsiker, Millard

Folder 8-9

Kellogg, Vernon

Box 32, Folder 1-4

Kellogg, Vernon

Folder 5

Lalaing, Count de

Folder 6

Lansing, Robert

Folder 7

Lloyd George, David

Folder 8-9

Lucey, J. F.

Folder 10

McAdoo, W. G.

Folder 11

Moncheur, Baron

Folder 12

Page, Walter Hines

Folder 13

Percy, Eustace

Folder 14

Pinchot, Gifford

Folder 15-16

Poland, W. B.

Box 33-39

Poland, W. B.

Box 40, Folder 1

Ramaix, G. de

Folder 2-7

Richards, Lewis

Box 41, Folder 1-4

Richards, Lewis

Folder 5-7

Rickard, Edgar

Box 42, Folder 1-8

Rickard, Edgar

Box 43, Folder 1-2

Rickard, Edgar

Folder 3

Rockefeller Foundation

Folder 4-6

Shaler, Millard K.

Box 44, Folder 1-7

Shaler, Millard K.

Folder 8

Sharp, William G.

Folder 9

Strauss, Lewis

Folder 10

Tuck, William Hallam

Box 45, Folder 1

Val, Merry del

Folder 2

Van Dyke, Henry

Folder 3

Villalobar, Marquis de

Folder 4

War Refugee Committee

Folder 5

War Victims Relief Committee of the Society of Friends

Folder 6-9

White, John Beaver

Folder 10

Whitlock, Brand, Mrs.

Box 46, Folder 1-4

Wiart, Carton de

Folder 5

Wilbur, Ray Lyman

 

EXECUTIVE CHRONOLOGICAL FILE, 1914-1919

Additional Note

Booklets, cables, charts, clippings, correspondence, deposition, notes, inter-office communication, loading schedule, memoranda, minutes of meetings, newsletter, outline of plan, printed matter, programs of monthly imports, reports, statistical records, speeches, statements, and telegrams
Box 47, Folder 1-5

1914 October-December

Box 48

1915

Folder 1-4

January-March 15

Box 49, Folder 1-7

March 16-June

Box 50, Folder 1-8

July-December 20

Box 51, Folder 1

December 22-31

 

1916

Folder 2

General

Folder 3-9

January-June 19

Box 52, Folder 1-8

June 20-October 20

Box 53, Folder 1-6

October 21-December 20

Box 54, Folder 1

December 21-31

 

1917

Folder 2-4

January-February 14

Box 55, Folder 1-5

February 15-April

Box 56, Folder 1-5

May-August

Box 57, Folder 1-3

September-November

Box 58, Folder 1-2

December

 

1918

Folder 3-4

January-February

Box 59, Folder 1-5

March-July

Box 60, Folder 1-4

August-November

Box 61, Folder 1-2

December

 

1919

Folder 3-7

January-May

Box 62, Folder 1-7

June-December

 

EXECUTIVE GEOGRAPHICAL FILE, 1914-1922.

Additional Note

Bulletins, cables, clippings, correspondence, memoranda, messages, minutes of meetings and conferences, notes, printed matter, reports, speeches, statements, telegrams, and testimony
Box 63

Belgium

 

External affairs

Folder 1

Argentina

Folder 2

France

Folder 3-5

Great Britain

Box 64, Folder 1-6

Great Britain

Folder 7-8

Netherlands

Folder 9-12

United States

Folder 13

Miscellaneous

Box 65

Internal affairs

Folder 1

King Albert. Includes the cable sent by the President of the United States, Woodrow Wilson, to King Albert of Belgium

Folder 2-5

Ministry of Finance

Folder 6

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Folder 7

Ministry of Industry

Folder 8

Ministry of Interior

Folder 9-10

Ministry of Marine, Post, Telegraph

Box 66, Folder 1-4

Ministry of Marine, Post, Telegraph

Folder 5

Ministry 0f Transport - Marines

Folder 6

Ministry of Reconstruction

Folder 7

Ministry of War Defense

Folder 8

Prime Minister

Folder 9

Miscellaneous

 

France

 

External affairs

Folder 10-12

Great Britain

Box 67, Folder 1-2

Great Britain

Folder 3

Netherlands

Folder 4-5

United States

 

Internal affairs

Folder 6

Liaison Offices

Folder 7

Ministry of Blockade of Liberated Regions

Folder 8

Ministry of Commerce

Folder 9

Ministry of Finance

Folder 10-11

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Folder 12

Ministry of Interior

Folder 13

Ministry of Public Works

Folder 14

Ministry of Ravitaillement

Folder 15

Ministry of War

Folder 16

President

 

Germany

Folder 17

External affairs - Consular offices and Legations

Folder 18

Internal affairs relating to Foreign Office

Folder 19-21

Occupation of Belgium and Northern France

Box 68, Folder 1-4

Occupation of Belgium and Northern France

Box 69, Folder 1-3

Occupation of Belgium and Northern France

 

Great Britain

 

External affairs

Folder 4

General

Folder 5

France

Folder 6

Netherlands

Box 70, Folder 1

Netherlands

Folder 2

United States

 

Internal affairs

Folder 3

General - Chronology

Folder 4-9

Foreign Office

Box 71, Folder 1-7

Foreign Office

Box 72, Folder 1-8

Foreign Office

Box 73, Folder 1-10

Foreign Office

Folder 11

Ministry of Food

Folder 12

Prime Minister

Folder 13-14

Secretary of State

Box 74, Folder 1-3

Secretary of State

Folder 4

Treasury

 

Spain

 

External Affairs

Folder 5

Belgium

Folder 6

Germany

Folder 7-10

Great Britain

Box 75, Folder 1

Great Britain

Folder 2

Netherlands

Folder 3

Internal affairs

 

Switzerland

 

External affairs

Folder 4-5

Great Britain

Folder 6

United States

Folder 7

Internal affairs relating to Foreign Office

 

United States

 

External affairs

Folder 8

General - Consular affairs

Folder 9

Argentina

Folder 10-11

Belgium

Box 76, Folder 1-4

Belgium

Box 77, Folder 1-4

Belgium

Folder 5

Bulgaria

Folder 6

Denmark

Folder 7-8

France

Folder 9

Germany

Box 78, Folder 1-2

Germany

Folder 3-8

Great Britain

Box 79, Folder 1-8

Great Britain

Box 80, Folder 1-8

Great Britain

Box 81, Folder 1-2

Great Britain

Folder 3

Italy

Folder 4-10

Netherlands

Folder 11

Norway

Folder 12

Poland

Folder 13

Russia

Folder 14

Serbia

Folder 15

Spain

Folder 16

Sweden

Folder 17

Switzerland

Box 82

Internal affairs

Folder 1

General - Departments and commissions

Folder 2

Department of Interior

Folder 3

Department of Navy

Folder 4-8

Department of State

Folder 9

Department of Treasury

Folder 10

Department of War

Folder 11

President

 

Miscellaneous countries

Folder 12

Argentina

Folder 13

Armenia

Folder 14

Austria

Folder 15

Bulgaria

Folder 16

Chile

Folder 17

Cuba

Folder 18

Czechoslovakia

Folder 19

Greece

Folder 20

Holland

Folder 21

Italy

Folder 22

Luxemburg

Folder 23

Netherlands

Box 83, Folder 1

Netherlands

Folder 2-3

Norway

Folder 4-6

Poland

Folder 7

Romania

Folder 8

Russia

Folder 9-10

Serbia

Folder 11-12

Sweden

 

BRUSSELS OFFICE FILE, 1914-1919

Additional Note

Allotting schedule, clippings, correspondence, inter-office communication, lists of merchandise, memoranda, note, printed matter, reports, shipping agreements, statements, and telegrams
Box 84

General

Folder 1-4

General. Includes records relating to conditions in Belgium, guarantees and undertakings from German authorities, misuse of food by the Germans, and to the supply and distribution of sugar

Folder 5

1914

Folder 6-7

1915 January-December

 

1916

Folder 8-9

January-September

Box 85, Folder 1

October-December

Folder 2-3

1917 January-December

 

1918

Folder 4

January-June

Box 86, Folder 1

July-December

Folder 2

1919 January-October

Folder 3-4

1918-1919

 

Department of Inspection and Control

Folder 5-7

General. Includes records relating to the needs for, and composition and distribution of, soups, and to foodstuff in general

Box 87, Folder 1

Commercial exchange lists

Folder 2-3

Dossier of Joseph C. Green, Chief of the Department. Includes letters sent out mostly to American Provincial representatives regarding matters of procedure and infraction of guarantees

Folder 4

Infraction of guarantees records

Folder 5

List of questionnaires

Folder 6-7

Organizational structure and description of duties

Box 88, Folder 1

Record of the investigation into the condition of the people of Belgium

 

Reports. Includes records relating to the abuses prior to the organization of the Department and to the activities of the clothing department of the National Committee

Folder 2-4

General

 

1916

Folder 5

February

Folder 6-7

March

Folder 8-10

April-May

Box 89, Folder 1

June

Folder 2

July

Folder 3

August

Folder 4-5

September

Box 90, Folder 1

September-October

Folder 2-4

October

Folder 5-6

November

Folder 7

December

Folder 8

1916-1917

Box 91

1917

Folder 1

January

Folder 2

January-March

Folder 3

March-April

Folder 4

Export of fertilisers

Folder 5-8

Internal transport system in Belgium

 

Provincial Committee of the Department

Folder 9

General

Box 92, Folder 1

Brabant

Folder 2-3

Hainaut

Folder 4

Liege

Folder 5

Limburg

Folder 6

Luxemburg

Folder 7

Mamur

Folder 8

Telegrams

 

LILLE OFFICE FILE, 1919

Box 93

General

Folder 1

Correspondence, March-July

 

Lists

Folder 2

Communes

Folder 3

Medicines

Folder 4

Memoranda

 

Department of Child Welfare

Folder 5

General

Folder 6

Chart

Folder 7

Clipping

Folder 8

Correspondence, April-June

Folder 9

List of medical supplies

Folder 10

Medical invoices

Folder 11

Memoranda

Folder 12

Minutes of meetings

Folder 13

Notes

Folder 14

Personnel records

Folder 15

Records authorizing the loan of nurses from the American Red Cross to the C.R.B.

Folder 16

Reports. Includes reports on conditions in Belgium for children and on increased food rations necessary for them in Belgium and Northern France

 

LONDON OFFICE ACCOUNTS FILE, 1915-1920

Box 94, Folder 1

Automobile expense record

Folder 2-4

Balance sheets, reports, sundry statements, and trial balances

Box 95, Folder 1-3

Balance sheets. Includes trial balances and statements and balance sheets from Rotterdam Office

Folder 4

Bank balance statements

Box 96

Bankbooks

Box 97-102

Commercial exchange account logs

Box 103, Folder 1-2

Commercial exchange account logs

Folder 3-4

Correspondence

Folder 5

List of donations

Folder 6

List of goods despatched and received

Box 104, Folder 1-2

List of goods despatched and received

Folder 3

Minutes of meetings. Includes records of subscriptions received

 

Orders and delivery schedule. Includes correspondence, invoices and telegrams

Folder 4

Argentina

 

Belgium. Includes material relating to the amount of rations to be delivered to the Belgians for the relief of civilians in evacuated territory, and the offers and invoices for the supply of hospital cloth

Folder 5-7

General

Box 105, Folder 1

General

Folder 2-10

1917-1919

Box 106, Folder 1-4

1918-1919

 

Great Britain. Includes list of miscellaneous shipments from various ports in Great Britain and invoices for wheat supply and others

Folder 5-6

General

Folder 7

1917

Box 107, Folder 1-2

1917-1918

Folder 3-6

1918-1919

Box 108, Folder 1

1918-1920

Folder 2-3

1919

 

Northern France

 

General

Folder 4-8

1917

Box 109, Folder 1-5

1917-1918

Folder 6

1918

Folder 7

1918-1919

Folder 8

Financial reports

Box 110, Folder 1-2

Reconciliation statements

Folder 3-5

Record of sales and foodstuff supplied to Germany

Folder 6-7

Statements of claims received from the Ministry of Food, London

Box 111, Folder 1

Summary of shipments to Belgium, Northern France and other destinations

 

Miscellaneous

Folder 2

Booklet

Folder 3

Clippings

 

Financial records

Folder 4-7

General

Box 112, Folder 1-7

General

Box 113, Folder 1-2

General

Folder 3

Duplicate invoices from the Rotterdam Office

Folder 4

Records from the New York Office

Folder 5

Printed matter

Folder 6

Receipes

 

LONDON OFFICE GENERAL FILE, 1914-1920

Box 114

Cables and telegrams

 

New York Office

Folder 1

1914 October-1915 January

 

1915

Folder 2

February-March

Folder 3

April-July

Box 115, Folder 1

July-November

Folder 2

1915 December-1916 March

 

1916

Folder 3

April-July

Box 116, Folder 1

August-October

Folder 2

1916 November-1917 January

 

1917

Folder 3-4

February-April

Box 117, Folder 1

May-July

Folder 2

August-October

Folder 3

1917 November-1918 January

 

1918

Folder 4

February-April

Box 118, Folder 1

May-July

Folder 2

August-November

Folder 3

1918 November-1919 March

Folder 4

1919 April-August

Box 119, Folder 1

Clippings

 

Correspondence. Includes charts and tables, invoices, memoranda, minutes of meetings, notes, statements, statistical bulletins and telegrams

 

General

Folder 2

1914 October-December

 

1915

Folder 3

May

Folder 4

June-July

Folder 5

August-October

Folder 6

November-December

Box 120

1916

Folder 1

January

Folder 2

February-March

Folder 3

April-May

Folder 4-5

June-July

Box 121, Folder 1-5

August-December

Box 122

1917

Folder 1-2

January-February

Folder 3-6

March-June

Box 123, Folder 1-6

July-December

Box 124, Folder 1-12

1918 January-December

Box 125, Folder 1-5

1919 January-December

Folder 6

Raymond, Pynchon and Company

Folder 7

Spyer, Edmund

Folder 8

Wylie, F. J.

Folder 9-10

Directory of Belgian supervisors

 

Financial records

 

Banque Belge

Folder 11

1914-1915

Folder 12

1916

Folder 13

1917-1918

Folder 14

1919-1920

Folder 15

C.R.B. Accounts Department, 1919

Folder 16

German coal claim records

Box 126

Lists

Folder 1

C.R.B. recipients of Comité National de Secours et d'Alimentation medal

Folder 2

Duties of American representatives in the provinces

Folder 3

Memoranda

Folder 4

Population records for various provinces in Belgium and Northern France

 

Reports. Includes correspondence, notes, statements

Folder 5

Undated

Folder 6

1914

Folder 7

1914-1917

Folder 8

1915. Includes reports by representatives in various provinces

Folder 9-12

1916. Includes Philip S. Pratt's report on a social, economic and dietetic study of twenty-seven working class families in the Province of Liège; and a report by William Palmer Lucas

Folder 13

1916-1918. The Fleskens Committee report

Folder 14

1917-1918

Folder 15-16

Shipping records

Box 127, Folder 1-4

Shipping records

 

Subject file. Includes articles, cables, clippings, correspondence, notes, outlines of plan, petitions, printed matter, reports, statements, and telegrams

Folder 5

American Red Cross

Folder 6-7

American Relief Clearing House

Folder 8

Belgian Orphan Fund

Box 128, Folder 1

Belgian Orphan Fund

Folder 2

Central Prisoners of War Committee

Folder 3

Commission Hispano- Americaine

Folder 4

Commission Internationale de Ravitaillement

Folder 5-15

Poland. Includes notes and a report prepared by Vernon Kellogg

Folder 16

Wheat. Memorandum on the world situation

Folder 17-18

Miscellaneous

 

LONDON OFFICE LACE DEPARTMENT FILE, 1915-1920

Box 129, Folder 1

Booklet

 

Correspondence. Includes some financial records

 

General

Folder 2

1915-1919

Folder 3

1917

Folder 4

1917-1919

Folder 5

1918

Folder 6

1918-1919

Folder 7

1919

Folder 8

Richards, Lewis

Folder 9

Whitlock, Brand, Mrs.

 

Financial records. Includes some correspondence

 

General. Includes C.R.B. records relating to the work in progress, audit schedule for wholesale and retail dealers, vouchers for payment, records of the Comité National de Secours et d'Alimentation, and some miscellaneous papers

Folder 10-11

General

Box 130, Folder 1-3

General

Folder 4-5

1915-1920

Folder 6-7

1916-1918

Folder 8

1917-1918

Folder 9

1918-1919

Box 131, Folder 1

1919-1920

Folder 2

Bank books

Folder 3

Cables relating to purchase of ships

Folder 4

Cash books

Box 132, Folder 1

Cash books

Folder 2

Check books

Folder 3

Insurance

Folder 4

Inventory

Box 133, Folder 1-2

Invoices

Folder 3-5

Journal

Box 134, Folder 1-2

Journal

Folder 3-4

Ledger

Box 135

Lists

Folder 1

Cargoes afloat and value of stocks

Folder 2

Deliveries

Folder 3-6

Ships and steamers

Folder 7

Memoranda on handling account of the retail lace shop

Folder 8

Receipts for various purchases, rent, repairs, and settlement of claims

Box 136, Folder 1-4

Receipts for various purchases, rent, repairs, and settlement of claims

Folder 5

Sales in transit

 

Statements

Folder 6-7

Claims received from the British Ministry of Shipping

Folder 8

Salvage charges

Folder 9-10

Trial balance

 

NEW YORK OFFICE ACCOUNTS, 1914-1922

Box 137

Canceled checks

 

Guaranty Trust Company of New York (expenses include food supplies, freights, clothing, etc.)

Folder 1

1914 November-December (#1-#219)

 

1915

Folder 2

January (#220-#545)

Folder 3

February (#546-#735)

Box 138, Folder 1

March (#736-#920, #A1-#A97)

Folder 2

April (#A98-#A278)

Folder 3

May (#A279-#A547)

Box 139, Folder 1

June (#A548-#A735)

Folder 2

July (#A736-#A862)

Folder 3

August (#A866-#A993)

Folder 4

September (#A996-#A1141)

Box 140

1916

Folder 1

March (#A2420-#A2672)

Folder 2

April (#A2673-#A2917)

Folder 3

May (#A2919-#A3197)

Box 141, Folder 1-2

June (#A3199-#A3566)

Folder 3-4

July (#A3567-A#3925)

Box 142, Folder 1-2

December (#A5088-#A5448)

 

1917

Folder 3-4

January (#A5449-#A5855)

Box 143, Folder 1-2

February (#A5856-#A6158

Folder 3-4

March (#A6159-#A6514)

Box 144, Folder 1

April (#A6515-#A6733)

Folder 2

May (#A6734-#A6965)

Folder 3

June (#A6966-#A7175)

Box 145, Folder 1

July (#A7176-#A7403)

Folder 2

August (#A7404-#A7659)

Folder 3

September (#A7660-#A7849)

Box 146, Folder 1-3

October (#A7850-#A8465)

 

November

Folder 4

(#A8466-#A8736)

Box 147, Folder 1

(#A8737-#A8970)

Folder 2-3

December (#A8971-#A9311)

Box 148

1919

Folder 1

January (#A14112-#A14285)

Folder 2

February (#A14286-#A14433)

Folder 3-4

March (#A14434-#A14649)

Box 149, Folder 1-2

April (#A14650-#A14852)

Folder 3

May (#A14853-#A15031

Folder 4

June (#A15032-#A15235)

Box 150, Folder 1

July (#A15236-#A15396)

Folder 2

August (#A15397-#A15585)

Folder 3

September (#A15586-#A15746)

Box 151, Folder 1

October (#A15747-#A15900)

Folder 2

November (#A15901-#A16039)

Folder 3-4

December (#A16040-16329)

Box 152

National City Bank of New York (payroll)

 

1915

Folder 1

February (No. 1-121)

Folder 2

August (#B1116-#B1218)

Folder 3

September (#B1219-#B1318)

Folder 4

October (#B1319-#B1429)

Folder 5

November (#B1430-#B1566)

Folder 6

December (#B1567-#B1717)

Box 153

1916

Folder 1

January (#B1718-#B1887)

Folder 2

February (#B1888-#B2060)

Folder 3

March (#B2061-#B2217)

Folder 4

April (#B2218-#B2359)

Folder 5

May (#B2360-#B2487)

Box 154, Folder 1

June (#B2489-#B2615)

Folder 2

July (#B2616-#B2746)

Folder 3

August (#B2747-#B2880)

Folder 4

September (#B2881-#B2991)

Folder 5

October (#B2992-#B3092)

Folder 6

November (#B3093-#B3198)

Box 155, Folder 1

December (#B3199-#B3307)

 

1917

Folder 2

January (#B3308-#B3468)

Folder 3

February (#B3469-#B3585)

Folder 4

March (#B3586-#B3698)

Folder 5

April (#B3699-#B3807)

Folder 6

Miscellany financial institutions, 1914-1915

Box 156, Folder 1

Claim records - Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Company, Chesapeake Export Company (claim no. 322). Correspondence, legal documents, lists of freights, goods, and damages

 

Commercial exchange records

 

General

Folder 2

1915-1916 (#1-#1295)

Folder 3

1917-1918 (#2663-#3774)

Folder 4

1918 (#3775-#4970)

Box 157, Folder 1-4

London Special Accounts Department, 1915-1919 (bound volumes)

Box 158

Correspondence

 

New York - Brussels

Folder 1

General, 1919-1920

Folder 2

Accounting, 1920 October 20, November 24

 

New York - London

 

Incoming (London to New York)

Folder 3

General, 1918-1922

 

Accounting

Folder 4

1915 May-July

Folder 5

1916 January-December

Folder 6

1917 January-November

Folder 7

1918 January-December

Folder 8

1919 January-December

Folder 9

1920 January-December

Folder 10

1921-1922

Folder 11

Commercial exchanges, 1919 March-September

Folder 12

Executives (nos. 124-210 with some missing), 1920-1921

Box 159

Outgoing (New York to London)

 

Accounting

 

1915

Folder 1

January-June

Folder 2

June-October

Folder 3

October-December

 

1916

Folder 4

January-March

Folder 5

March-June

Folder 6

June-August

Folder 7

August-September

Folder 8

November-December

 

1917

Folder 9

January-March

Folder 10

March-June

Folder 11

June-September

Folder 12

September-November

Folder 13

November-December

Folder 14

December

Box 160

1918

Folder 1

January-March

Folder 2

March-May

Folder 3

May-August

Folder 4

August-September

Folder 5

September-December

Folder 6

1919 January-December

Folder 7

1920 January-December

Folder 8

1921-1922

Box 161

Commercial exchanges

Folder 1

1916 October-December

Folder 2

1917 January-December

Folder 3

1918 January-December

Folder 4

1919 January-March

Folder 5

New York - Rotterdam (Rotterdam to New York)

Folder 6

Accounting, 1916-1918

 

Executives (no. 96), 1919 January

 

Washington - London

Folder 7

Accounting, 1918 November-December

Folder 8

Commercial exchanges (nos. 2/282-22/302 with some missing), 1919 January-February

Folder 9

Miscellany accounting offices

Box 162

Financial statements ("journal entries"). Includes accounts, balance sheets, bills, correspondence, invoices, notes, payments, receipts and disbursements, shipping records, etc.

Folder 1-2

1917 November-December

 

1918

Folder 3-9

January-July

Folder 10-12

August-October

Box 163, Folder 1-5

October

Box 164, Folder 1-2

November-December

 

1919

Folder 3-9

January-July

Box 165, Folder 1-5

August-December

Folder 6-14

1920 January-September

Box 166, Folder 1-5

Receipts of monetary donations, 1918-1919

Folder 6

Remittances of Belgian and French governments. Includes other figures relating to the Belgian Relief Food Program

Box 167, Folder 1-3

Voucher register index (accounts #105-107)

 

NEW YORK OFFICE ALLIED BAZAAR FILE, 1916-1917

Box 168, Folder 1

Bulletin of awards, 1916 June-July

Folder 2

Circulars. Includes some draft letters, list of names, and miscellaneous printed matter

 

Correspondence. Includes notes, cross references, brochures, interoffice memoranda, receipts of donation, telegrams, and cables, 1916-1917

Folder 3

General

Folder 4-7

A-CO

Box 169, Folder 1-4

CO-F

Box 170, Folder 1-5

G-K

Box 171, Folder 1-6

L-P

Box 172, Folder 1-7

Q-V

Box 173, Folder 1-2

W-Z

Folder 3

Floor plan of the Grand Central Palace, 1916 June 3-14

Folder 4

Form letters

Folder 5

Letterheads of the Allied Bazaar

 

Lists

Folder 6

Articles hard to sell

 

Awards

Folder 7

Articles awarded but not found

 

Manhattan Storage & Warehouse Co., 1916 August 15, 18

Folder 8

Articles and pictures received from

Folder 9

Items in storage and awarded articles

Folder 10

Untagged articles received from

Folder 11

Donors

Folder 12

Participating and cooperating societies, organizations, and booths

Folder 13

Unsold pictures

 

Mailing lists

Folder 14

General

Folder 15

Prospective participants

Folder 16

Reception Committee

Box 174, Folder 1

Notifications of award. Includes returned mail

Folder 2

Payment of services and other miscellaneous expenses

Folder 3

Payroll records, 1916

Folder 4

Program of events of the Allied Bazaar at the Grand Central Palace, New York City, 1916 June 3-14

Folder 5

Statement of earnings from the bazaar

Folder 6

Miscellaneous

 

NEW YORK OFFICE BELGIAN KIDDIES FILE, 1916-1917

Box 175, Folder 1

Bank statements - Guaranty Trust Company of New York, 1916-1918. Includes some receipts and a bank book, 1916

 

Letters of acknowledgment for donations

Folder 2

Belgian Kiddies, Ltd.

Folder 3-23

Individual donors. Includes some cables, notes, and miscellaneous interoffice memoranda

Box 176, Folder 1

Lists of contributors and delinquents

Folder 2

Master forms (blank form letters, cables, and sample certificates of the Belgian Kiddies, Ltd.)

Folder 3

Notices to contributors of overdue monthly payments

 

Shares sold to mining engineers. Includes some correspondence, notes, etc.

Folder 4

#1-100

Folder 5

#101-200

Folder 6

#201-300

Folder 7

#301-400

Folder 8

#401-500

Folder 9

#501-600

Folder 10

#601-700

Box 177, Folder 1

#701-800

Folder 2

#801-900

Folder 3

#901-1000

Folder 4

#1001-1101

Folder 5

#1102-1200

Folder 6

#1201-1300

Folder 7

#1301-1400

Folder 8

#1401-1500

Box 178, Folder 1

#1501-1600

Folder 2

#1601-1800

Folder 3

#1801-1900

Folder 4

#1901-2000

Folder 5

#2001-2104

Folder 6

#2105-2200

Folder 7

#2201-2330

Folder 8

Unclaimed certificates and returned mail

Folder 9

Miscellaneous

 

NEW YORK OFFICE BELGIAN TAG DAY FILE, 1916-1917

Box 179, Folder 1

Circulars of the Belgian "Flag Day" in support of the C.R.B.

Folder 2

Copies of cables and telegrams

 

Correspondence

 

General

Folder 3

General. Includes some correspondence to D.A.R., cables, telegrams and legal documents concerning the proper use of the United States emblem in collecting relief for Belgium

Folder 4-13

A-K

Box 180, Folder 1-11

L-Z

 

Letters

Folder 12

Between state officials and D.A.R. officials

Folder 13

For special donations. Includes campaign letters for D.A.R.

Folder 14

From governors, mayors and organizations

Folder 15

Data of total number of chapters in each state and total membership in each state

Folder 16

File of Daisy Allen Story, President General of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution

Folder 17

Instructions for bookkeeping

 

Lists

Folder 18

Individuals who received extra flags

Folder 19

Local chapters that received extra flags

Folder 20

Names of prospective contributors

Folder 21

State chapters of the D.A.R.

Folder 22

State officials receiving telegram on March 18. Also includes names of state regent

Folder 23

Treasurers of state committees

Folder 24

Official pledge and receipt forms for individual and agency donation

Folder 25

Press releases

Folder 26

Proclamations and some correspondence from state governors, officials, and mayors

Box 181-194

Receipts

 

NEW YORK OFFICE CABLES AND TELEGRAMS, 1914-1921

Box 195, Folder 1

General

 

1914

Folder 2

November

Folder 3-4

December

Box 196

1915

Folder 1-2

January

Folder 3-4

February

Box 197, Folder 1

March-July

Folder 2

August-December

 

1916, New York-London

 

Incoming (London to New York)

Folder 3

January

Folder 4

March-May

Folder 5

June-August

Box 198, Folder 1

September-December

 

Outgoing (New York to various offices)

Folder 2

February

Folder 3

May

Folder 4

August

Box 199

1917

 

New York-London

 

Incoming (London to New York)

Folder 1

January-February

Folder 2

March-April

Folder 3

May-August

Folder 4

September-December

Folder 5

Outgoing (New York to London), December

Folder 6

Washington-London - Outgoing (Washington to London), October-November

Box 200

1918

Folder 1

General - Confirmation of copies (Washington, D.C.), November-December

 

New York-London

Folder 2

General

 

Incoming (London to New York)

Folder 3

January-May

Folder 4

June-December

Box 201

Outgoing (New York to London)

Folder 1

January-June

Folder 2

July-December

Folder 3

New York-Washington, D.C., (London to Washington, D.C. via New York office), February-November

Folder 4

Washington, D.C.-London, (London to Washington, D.C.), January-November

 

1919

Folder 5

General - Confirmation of copies (Washington, D.C.)

Folder 6

New York-Brussels - Incoming (Brussels to New York), April December

Folder 7

New York-London

 

Incoming (London to New York), March December

Box 202, Folder 1

Outgoing (New York to London), January-November

 

1920

Folder 2

General - Incoming (various offices to New York)

 

New York-Brussels

Folder 3

Incoming (Brussels to New York), February-July

Folder 4

Outgoing (New York to Brussels), March-December

 

1921

 

New York - Paris

Folder 5

Incoming (Paris to New York)

Folder 6

Outgoing (New York to Paris)

 

NEW YORK OFFICE CORRESPONDENCE, 1914-1919

Box 203

General

 

General

Folder 1-2

General. Includes correspondence with various service companies such as telephone and printing companies for bidding of their services and some notes and clippings

Folder 3

Accounting. Letters regarding bank deposits, statement of accounts, and payments

Folder 4

Advertising. Letters from various advertising agencies and departments of major newspaper agencies, magazines, alumni bulletins from universities and colleges. Also contains some clippings, notes, and other materials

 

Transportation and shipping. Letters concerning shipping and cargo schedules, costs, and payments

Folder 5

New York - Antwerp (New York to Antwerp), 1919

Folder 6

New York - London (New York to London), 1919, January-December

Folder 7

New York - Rotterdam (New York to Rotterdam), 1915-1918

 

Alphabetical files

Folder 8-9

A-B

Box 204, Folder 1-9

C-K

Box 205, Folder 1-8

L-S

Box 206, Folder 1-5

T-Z

Box 207

Chronological files, 1914-1915. Outgoing letters, cables, and telegrams

 

1914

Folder 1-16

November 15-30

 

December

Folder 17-20

1-4

Box 208, Folder 1-11

5-15

Box 209, Folder 1-13

16-28

Box 210, Folder 1-3

29-31

 

1915

 

January

Folder 4-11

1-8

Box 211, Folder 1-11

9-19

Box 212, Folder 1-12

20-31

Box 213

February

Folder 1-9

1-9

Box 214, Folder 1-9

10-18

Box 215, Folder 1-10

19-28

 

March

Folder 11-12

1-2

Box 216, Folder 1-10

3-12

Box 217, Folder 1-18

13-31 (missing 28th)

Folder 19

April 21

 

June

Folder 20

2

Folder 21-24

7-10

Folder 25

1916 February 28

Folder 26

Miscellaneous

Box 218

C.R.B committees, divisions, and miscellany entities, 1916-1920

 

General

Folder 1

General. Includes some telegrams

 

Incoming

Folder 2

Antwerp, 1919

Folder 3

Brussels, 1916-1918

Folder 4

London, 1919

Folder 5

Paris, 1919

 

Outgoing

Folder 6

Brussels, 1916-1918

Folder 7

Buenos Ayres, 1917

Folder 8

London, 1919-1920

Folder 9

Paris, 1916-1918

Folder 10

Belgian Lace Cooperative (re: Thomas E. Dawber)

Folder 11

Benevolent Fund Committee

 

Branch offices and state committees

Folder 12

Little Rock, AR

Folder 13

Los Angeles, CA

Folder 14

Denver, CO

Folder 15

Seattle, WA

 

Clothing Campaign

Folder 16

General. Incluces some interoffice memoranda, payrolls, and shipment schedules

 

Daily reports, 1919

Folder 17

Boston, MA

Folder 18

Newark, NJ

 

Clothing Division

Folder 19

General. Includes requisition and shipment records

Folder 20

Boston Office

 

London Office

Folder 21

Incoming

Folder 22

Outgoing

Box 219, Folder 1

New York Office

 

Newark Office

Folder 2

General. Includes some newspaper issues

Folder 3

Kellogg, Douglas

Folder 4

Miscellaneous

Folder 5

Commercial Exchanges - London Office - Outgoing

Folder 6

Executive Committees. Includes New York State Executive Committee and minutes of meeting

 

Executive Department

Folder 7

Incoming (Rotterdam to New York), 1915-1918

Folder 8

Outgoing (New York to Rotterdam), 1915-1918

Folder 9

Joint Distribution Committee

Folder 10

Lace Department - London Office - Outgoing

Folder 11

Purchasing Department, Shoe Department, and Textile - Outgoing (New York to Rotterdam), 1916-1918

Box 220

Countries, 1914-1918. Includes some clippings, telegrams, notes, and other miscellaneous materials

Folder 1

Argentina

Folder 2

Belgium

Folder 3

Brazil

 

Canada

 

Cities

Folder 4

Carleton Place (Ont.)

Folder 5

Montreal (Quebec)

Folder 6

Toronto (Ont.)

 

Provinces

Folder 7

Alberta

Folder 8

British Columbia

Folder 9

Manitoba

Folder 10

Nova Scotia

Folder 11

Ottawa

Folder 12

Quebec

Folder 13

Saskatchewan

Folder 14

Chile

Folder 15

China

Folder 16

Cuba

Folder 17

Denmark

Folder 18

France

Folder 19

Germany

Folder 20

Great Britain

Folder 21

Guatemala

Folder 22

Italy

Folder 23

Japan

Folder 24

Mexico

Folder 25

Netherlands

Folder 26

Nicaragua

Folder 27

Norway

Folder 28

Panama

Folder 29

Peru

Folder 30

Philippines

Folder 31

Puerto Rico

Folder 32

South Africa

Folder 33

Switzerland

 

United States

Folder 34

Alabama

Folder 35

California

Folder 36

Colorado

Box 221, Folder 1

Connecticut

Folder 2

Delaware

Folder 3

District of Columbia

Folder 4

Floria

Folder 5

Georgia

Folder 6

Idaho

Folder 7

Illinois

Folder 8

Indiana

Folder 9

Iowa

Folder 10

Kansas

Folder 11

Kentucky

Folder 12

Louisiana

Folder 13

Maine (commodity donations)

Folder 14

Maryland

Folder 15

Massachusetts

Box 222, Folder 1

Michigan

Folder 2

Minnesota

Folder 3

Mississippi

Folder 4

Missouri

Folder 5

Montana

Folder 6

Nebraska

Folder 7

New Hampshire

Folder 8

New Jersey

Folder 9

New Mexico

Folder 10-11

New York

Box 223, Folder 1-2

New York

Folder 3

North Carolina

Folder 4

North Dakota

Folder 5

Ohio

Folder 6

Oklahoma

Folder 7

Oregon

Folder 8

Pennsylvania

Folder 9

Rhode Island

Box 224, Folder 1

South Carolina

Folder 2

South Dakota

Folder 3

Tennessee

Folder 4

Texas

Folder 5

Utah

Folder 6

Vermont

Folder 7

Virginia

Folder 8

Washington

Folder 9

West Virginia

Folder 10

Wisconsin

Folder 11

Wyoming

Folder 12

Venezuela

 

Individuals, 1917-1919. Includes some memoranda, telegrams, and clippings

Box 225, Folder 1

Allen, Ben S., 1919

Folder 2

Archer, Mary, 1918-1919

Folder 3

Arrowsmith, Robert, 1918-1919

Folder 4

Barrez, G. Joseph, 1918-1919

Folder 5

Burke, Thomas, 1918-1919

Folder 6

Carle, Robert W., 1917

Folder 7

Denegre, George, 1919 (re: Aloysius Laigneil)

Folder 8

Finch, Edgar V., 1917

Folder 9

Gade, John A., 1919

Folder 10

Goor, Maurice, 1915-1918

Folder 11

Henry, Bayard Mrs., 1918-1919

Folder 12

Hoover, Herbert, 1919

Folder 13

Hoover, Lou Henry, 1919

Folder 14

Ide, George E., 1917

Folder 15

Kassman, Samuel B., 1919

Folder 16

Kellogg, Vernon, 1919

Folder 17

Lawrence, George W., 1919 (re: purchases of coffee)

Folder 18

Mapes, Lester D., 1919

Folder 19

Paderewski, Ignan, 1915-1916

Folder 20

Wardwell, Allen, 1917

Folder 21

Wardwell, Florence, 1917

Folder 22

Whitmarsh, Theodore F. Includes some personal papers

Box 226

Organizations and groups, 1917-1919

 

American National Red Cross

Folder 1

1918

Folder 2

1919

Folder 3

American Railway Express Company

Folder 4

American Security and Trust Company

Folder 5

American Yugo-Slav Relief Committee

Folder 6

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company

Folder 7

Belgian Military Mission, U.S.A.

Folder 8

Belgian Relief Fund (Ontario Branch, Canada)

Folder 9

Boston and Maine Railroad

Folder 10

British Ministry of Food in U.S.A.

Folder 11

California Committee for Relief in Belgium and

Folder 12

California Committee for Relief of Serbia and Northern France

Folder 13

Canadian Mining Institute

Folder 14

Central Railroad of New Jersey

Folder 15

Comite de Guatemala de Socorros a Belgica

Folder 16

Comite Franco-Americain Pour La Protection Des Enfants De La Frontiere

Folder 17

Committee for Christian Relief in France and Belgium

Folder 18

Dollar Christmas Fund for Destitute Belgian Children

Folder 19

France. High Commissioner in the United States

Folder 20

Guaranty Trust Company of New York (re: Alexander J. Hemphill)

Folder 21

Johnson and Higgine Average Adjusters and Insurance Brokers

Folder 22

Lehigh Valley Railroad Company

Folder 23

McFadden and Brother

Folder 24

National Committee for Relief in Belgium (London, Great Britain)

Folder 25

National Investigation Bureau

Folder 26

National Surety Company

Folder 27

Netherlands. Consulate General (New York City)

Folder 28

New England Belgian Relief Fund

Folder 29

P. N. Gray and Company, Inc.

Box 227

Relief Work for the Victims of the War in Belgium

Folder 1

Montreal (Quebec)

Folder 2

Winnipeg

Folder 3

Textile Alliances, Inc.

Folder 4

United States. Department of Commerce

Folder 5

United States. Department of State

Folder 6

United States. Food Administration. Includes letters of recommendation for employment with the C.R.B. and some interoffice memoranda

Folder 7

United States. Navy Department

 

United States. Shipping Board (re: Emergency Fleet Corporation). Includes some freight bills, telegrams, and interoffice memoranda

Folder 8

General

Folder 9

Rossiter, J. H.

Folder 10

Miscellaneous

Folder 11

United States. War Industries Board

Folder 12

United States. War Trade Board

 

United States Grain Corporation

Folder 13

General

Folder 14

Barnes, Julius H.

Folder 15

Beam, Wallace I.

Folder 16

Becker, Frederick P.

Folder 17

Bradley, John

Folder 18

Crowell, Frank

Box 228, Folder 1

Davis, H. C.

 

Foster, W. H., 1919

 

January

Folder 2

Incoming

Folder 3

Outgoing

Folder 4

February-May

Folder 5

Gerks, Ben

Folder 6

Ryan, Arthur

Folder 7

Sherman, Roger. Consists mainly of his desk file. Includes some cargo invoices and telegrams

 

United States Railroad Administration. Includes shipment schedules, claims, bills and payments, and interoffice memoranda

Folder 8

Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company

Folder 9

Erie Railroad Company

Folder 10

Pennsylvania Railroad

Folder 11

W. R. Grace and Company

Folder 12

War Relief Clearing House for France and Her Allies. Includes some notes, cables, and interoffice memoranda

Folder 13

Wheat Export Company

Folder 14

Miscellaneous

 

NEW YORK OFFICE STATE CORRESPONDENCE, 1914-1919

Box 229

Alabama

Folder 1

General, 1914-1919

 

Cities

 

Birmingham

Folder 2

General, 1914-1919

Folder 3

Alabama State Committee, 1914-1918

Folder 4

Mobile, 1914-1919

Folder 5

Montgomery, 1914-1919

Folder 6

Alaska, 1914-1919

Folder 7

Arizona, 1914-1919

 

Arkansas

 

General

Folder 8

General, 1914-1919

Folder 9

Reports, 1914-1919

Folder 10

Committees - Little Rock Committee, 1914-1919 (re: J. S. Pollock)

 

California

Folder 11

General, 1914-1918

 

Cities

Folder 12

Berkeley

Folder 13

Burlingame

Folder 14

Los Angeles, 1914-1918

Box 230, Folder 1

Oakland

Folder 2

Palo Alto

Folder 3

Pasadena, 1914-1919

Folder 4

Pomona, 1914-1919

Folder 5

Sacramento, 1914-1919

Folder 6

San Francisco, 1914-1919. See also Committees and organizations

Folder 7

Santa Barbara

Box 231

Committees and organizations. See also Cities/San Francisco

Folder 1

General - Reports, 1914-1919

 

California Central Committee

Folder 2

1915-1916

Folder 3

1917

Folder 4

1918

Folder 5

L. Fuller Fund, 1916

Folder 6

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, 1914-1915

Folder 7

Stanford-Palo Alto Committee

Folder 8

Stanford University, 1914-1919

Box 232

Individuals

Folder 1

Anderson, Laurie, 1914-1915

Folder 2

Hoover, Lou Henry, 1917-1918

Folder 3

Kellogg, Vernon, Dr., 1915-1918

Folder 4

Kellogg, Vernon, Mrs., 1916-1918

Folder 5

Kittredge, Tracy B., 1914-1919

Box 233

Colorado

Folder 1

General, 1914-1916

 

Cities

Folder 2

Boulder, 1917-1918

 

Colorado Springs

Folder 3

General, 1917

Folder 4

Penrose, Spencer, Mrs., 1917-1918

Folder 5

War Sufferers Relief Committee, 1916-1918

Folder 6

Denver, 1914-1917

 

Connecticut

 

General

Folder 7

1914-1915

Folder 8

1916-1918

 

Cities

Folder 9

Bridgeport, 1916-1918

Folder 10

Greenwich, 1915-1918

Folder 11

Hartford, 1917-1918

Folder 12

Lakeville, 1917

Folder 13

Middletown, 1915-1917

Folder 14

New Canaan, 1917

Folder 15

New Haven, 1914-1918

Box 234, Folder 1

New London, 1917-1918

Folder 2

Norwich, 1917-1918

Folder 3

Waterbury, 1914-1918

 

Committees and organizations

Folder 4

General - Reports, 1914-1915

 

Connecticut State Committee

Folder 5

1914-1915

Folder 6

1916-191

 

Delaware

 

General

Folder 7

General, 1915-1918

Folder 8

Reports, 1914-1915

 

Cities

Folder 9

Milford, 1917

 

Wilmington

Folder 10

General, 1914-1917

Folder 11

Marvel, David T., 1914-1918

Box 235

District of Columbia

 

General

Folder 1

1914-1916

Folder 2

1917-1918

 

Committees and organizations

Folder 3

American Federation of Labor, 1915-1917 (re: Samuel Gompers)

 

American National Red Cross, 1915-1918

Folder 4

General. Includes literature on clothing campaign

Folder 5

Bureau of Purchases, 1917-1918

Folder 6

Belgian Official Information Service, 1917-1918

Folder 7

Belgian Relief Committee, 1914-1918

 

Belgium. Ambassade (United States)

Folder 8

1914-1916

Box 236, Folder 1

1917-1918

Folder 2

Clothing Campaign, 1917

Folder 3

Committee on Public Information (United States)

Folder 4

Daughters of the American Revolution, 1916

Folder 5

France. Haut Commissariat de la Republique Francaise aux Etats-Unis

Folder 6

Germany. Botschaft (United States)

Folder 7

Great Britain. Embassy (United States)

Folder 8

Great Britain. Ministry of Shipping

Folder 9

Library of Congress

Folder 10

Marwick, Mitchell, Peat and Company

Folder 11

National Canners Association

Folder 12

National Geographic Society (United States)

Folder 13

Switzerland. Botschaft (United States)

Folder 14

United States. Congress. House

Folder 15

United States. Congress. Senate

Folder 16

United States. Council of National Defense

Folder 17

United States. Department of Agriculture

 

United States. Department of State

Folder 18

1914-1915

Box 237, Folder 1

1916-1918

Folder 2

United States. Department of State. Bureau of Citizenship

Folder 3

United States. Department of the Interior

Folder 4

United States. Department of the Treasury

 

United States. Food Administration

 

General

 

Chronological file

Folder 5

1917

Folder 6

1918

 

Numerical file, 1918

 

Incoming

Folder 7

#1-100

Folder 8

#101-182

Box 238, Folder 1

Outgoing, #1-189

 

Gray, Prentiss N., 1918

Folder 2

Incoming

Folder 3

Outgoing

Folder 4

Hoover, Herbert, 1917-1918

 

Rickard, Edgar

Folder 5

1916-1917

 

1918

Folder 6

Incoming

Box 239, Folder 1

Outgoing

Folder 2

United States. Fuel Administration

Folder 3

United States. Navy Department

Folder 4

United States. Shipping Board

Folder 5

United States. Supreme Court

Folder 6

United States. War Department

Folder 7

United States. War Trade Board

Folder 8

United States Postal Service

Folder 9

United States Railroad Administration

Folder 10

Washington Committee for Relief in Belgium and France, 1917-1918

Box 240

Individuals

Folder 1

Darling, J. R., Mrs., 1914-1915

Folder 2

Dodge, Horace (Dodge & Sons), 1914-1915

Folder 3

Gibson, Hugh, 1917-1918

Folder 4

Hoover, Herbert C. (his personal file), 1915-1916

Folder 5

Jennings, Hennen, 1916-1918

Folder 6

Phillips

Folder 7

Rickard, Edgar (his personal file)

Folder 8

Wilson, Woodrow (his personal file in office as President of the United States)

 

Florida

Folder 9

General, 1914-1918

 

Cities

Folder 10

Jacksonville, 1914-1918

Folder 11

St. Petersburg, 1915-1918

Folder 12

Tampa, 1915-1917

Folder 13

Titusville, 1915-1917

 

Georgia

Folder 14

General, 1914-1918

 

Cities

 

Atlanta

Folder 15

General, 1914-1918

Folder 16

Belgian Relief Fund of Geogia (re: F. E. May), 1914-1916

Folder 17

State Committee, 1915-1916

Box 241

Savannah

Folder 1

General, 1914-1917

Folder 2

Netherlands. Consulate (Savannah)

 

Hawaii

Folder 3

General, 1916

Folder 4

War Relief Committee, 1914-1916

 

Idaho

Folder 5

General, 1914-1918

 

Cities

Folder 6

Boise, 1914-1917

Folder 7

Kellogg, 1915-1917

 

Illinois

 

General

 

General

Folder 8

1914-1916

Folder 9

1917-1918

Folder 10

Reports, 1914-1915

 

Cities

Folder 11

Bloomington, 1918

 

Champaigne

Folder 12

General

Folder 13

Urbana Committee

 

Chicago

 

General

Folder 14

1914-1915

Box 242, Folder 1

1916-1917

Folder 2

1918

Folder 3

Allied Bazaar

Folder 4

Armour and Company, 1914-1918

 

Belgian Food Relief Committee of Chicago

Folder 5

1914-1915

Folder 6

1916

Box 243, Folder 1

1917-1918

Folder 2

C. H. Canby and Company

Folder 3

Cudahy Packing Company

Folder 4

Hall, Janet

Folder 5

Hamlin, Walter J.

Folder 6

Hately Brothers

Folder 7

Hedger, Caroline

Folder 8

Independent Packing Company

Folder 9

Libby, McNeil and Libby

Folder 10

Morris and Company

Folder 11

Polish Relief Fund (re: John Smulski)

Folder 12

Signode System Inc.

Folder 13

Swiff and Company

Folder 14

Wilson and Company

Folder 15

Danville

Folder 16

De Kalb

Folder 17

Dundee

Folder 18

Evanston

Folder 19

Galesburg

Folder 20

Highland

Folder 21

Huntley

Folder 22

Monline

Folder 23

Peoria

Folder 24

Rock Island

Folder 25

Rockford

Folder 26

Springfield

Box 244

Indiana

 

General

 

General

Folder 1

1914-1915

Folder 2

1916-1918

Folder 3

Reports, 1914-1915

 

Cities

Folder 4

Bloomington

 

Evansville

Folder 5

Evansville Packing Company

Folder 6

Indiana Committee of C.R.B., 1915-1916

Folder 7

Frankford

 

Indianapolis

Folder 8

General, 1914-1918

 

Indiana Committee of C.R.B.

 

1915

Folder 9

January-May

Box 245, Folder 1

June-July

Folder 2

August-December

Folder 3

1916

Folder 4

La Fontaine

Folder 5

La Gro

Folder 6

Logansport

Folder 7

Mount Vernon

Folder 8

Peru

Folder 9

Princeton

Folder 10

Roann

Folder 11

Rockport

Folder 12

South Bend

Folder 13

Urbana

Folder 14

Vincennes

Folder 15

Wabash

 

Iowa

 

General

Folder 16

General, 1914-1918

Folder 17

Reports, 1914-1915

Box 246, Folder 1

Associations - Belgian Relief Association of Iowa, 1914-1915

 

Cities

Folder 2

Aimes

Folder 3

Cedar Rapids

Folder 4

Clinton

Folder 5

Conrad

 

Des Moines

Folder 6

General

Folder 7

Chamberlain, D. S., 1916-1917

Folder 8

McNeal, E. G. (re: Clothing Campaign)

Folder 9

Keekuk

Folder 10

Mason City

Folder 11

Sac City

 

Kansas

 

General

Folder 12

General, 1914-1918

Folder 13

Reports, 1914-1915

 

Associations - Kansas Belgian Relief Fund

Folder 14

1914-1915

Folder 15

1916-1918

Box 247

Cities

Folder 1

Iola - Scott, Charles F., 1915-1917

Folder 2

Lawrence

Folder 3

Norton

Folder 4

Topeka

 

Kentucky

 

General

Folder 5

General, 1914-1918

Folder 6

Reports, 1914-1915

 

Cities

 

Lexington

Folder 7

General

Folder 8

Bogaert, Victor

 

Louisville

Folder 9

General

Folder 10

Belgian Relief Fund

 

Louisiana

Folder 11

General, 1914-1918

Folder 12

Cities - New Orleans, 1915-1919

 

Committees and organizations

Folder 13

Louisiana Committee of C.R.B., 1914-1916

Folder 14

Norton, Lilly and Company, 1915-1918

Box 248

Maine

 

General

Folder 1

General, 1914-1918

Folder 2

Press clippings, 1915

 

Cities

Folder 3

Augusta

Folder 4

Bangor

Folder 5

Bar Harbour

Folder 6

Bethel

Folder 7

Lewiston

 

Portland

Folder 8

General, 1915-1917

Folder 9

Collector of Customs

 

Reford, Robert

Folder 10

1915-1916

Folder 11

1917-1918

Folder 12

Waterville

Folder 13

Committees - Maine Committee of C.R.B. (re: Charles S. Hichborn), 1914-1916

Box 249

Maryland

Folder 1

General, 1914-1918

 

Cities - Baltimore

Folder 2

General, 1914-1918

Folder 3

Canton Company

Folder 4

Gibbons, James, Cardinal

Folder 5

Terminal Shipping Company, 1915-1918

Folder 6

Committees - Central Committee of the Belgian Relief Fund, 1914-1918

 

Massachusetts

 

General

Folder 7

1914-1916

Folder 8

1917-1918

Box 250

Cities

Folder 1

Amherst, 1914-1917

 

Boston

 

General

Folder 2

1914-1915

Folder 3

1916

Folder 4

1917

Folder 5

1918

Folder 6

A. C. Lombard and Sons

Folder 7

Collector of Customs

Folder 8

Netherlands. General Consul (Boston)

Folder 9

Tanners Cut Sole Company

Folder 10

Cambridge, 1915-1918

Box 251, Folder 1

Chelsea

 

Holyoke

Folder 2

General

Folder 3

Holyoke Committee

Folder 4

Lenox

Folder 5

Lowell

Folder 6

Medford

Folder 7

Mount Hermon (re: Mount Hermon School)

Folder 8

New Bedford

Folder 9

Newtonville

 

Northampton

Folder 10

General

Folder 11

Northampton Committee

Folder 12

Northfield

Folder 13

Pittsfield

Folder 14

South Boston

 

Springfield

Folder 15

General

Folder 16

Springfield Committee

Folder 17

Watertown

Folder 18

Westfield

Folder 19

Worcester

 

Committees

 

New England Belgian Relief Fund

 

General

Folder 20

1914-1915

Box 252, Folder 1

1916

Folder 2

1917

Folder 3

1918

Folder 4

Reports on New England Belgian Relief Fund

Folder 5

Supplementary Rations Committee

 

Michigan

 

General

Folder 6

1914-1916

Box 253, Folder 1

1917-1918

 

Cities

 

Ann Arbor

Folder 2

General

Folder 3

Dollar-A-Month-Club

Folder 4

Battle Creek

 

Detroit

 

General

Folder 5

1914-1915

Folder 6

1916-1918

Folder 7

American Boy (re: Mr. J. Cotner)

Folder 8

State Committee, 1915-1916

Folder 9

Grand Rapids

Folder 10

Jackson

Box 254, Folder 1

Kalamazoo

Folder 2

Lansing

Folder 3

Manistee

Folder 4

Petoskey

Folder 5

Saginaw

Folder 6

Traverse City

 

Committees - Michigan Committee of C.R.B.

Folder 7

1914-1915 April

Folder 8

1915 May-December

Folder 9

1916-1917

 

Minnesota

 

General

Folder 10

General, 1915-1918

Box 255, Folder 1

Reports, 1914-1915

 

Cities

Folder 2

Duluth

Folder 3

Minneapolis

 

St. Paul

Folder 4

General, 1915-1918

Folder 5

Cotton, D. R. (re: St. Paul Committee)

Folder 6

Women's Committee, 1914-1918

Folder 7

Virginia

 

Committees and organizations

 

General

Folder 8

1914

 

1915

Folder 9

January-March

Folder 10

April-December

Box 256

Northwestern Miller (re: William C. Edgar)

 

General

Folder 1-2

1914-1915

Folder 3

1916-1918

Folder 4

Miscellaneous. Includes duplicates and some pamphlets

 

Mississippi

 

General

Folder 5

General, 1915-1918

Folder 6

Reports, 1914-1915

Folder 7

Cities - Jackson

Folder 8

Committees - Mississippi Commission for Relief in Belgium

Box 257

Missouri

 

General

Folder 1

General, 1914-1918

Folder 2

Reports, 1914-1915

 

Cities

Folder 3

Joplin

 

Kansas City

Folder 4

1914-1916

Folder 5

1917-1918

 

St. Louis

Folder 6

General, 1915-1918

Folder 7

Belgian Relief Fund, 1915-1918

 

Committees

Folder 8

Children's Campaign (re: P. N. Moore)

Folder 9

Special Clothing Appeal Committee

Box 258, Folder 1

State Committee (re: Dr. Alexander N. DeMenil), 1915

 

Montana

Folder 2

General, 1914-1918

 

Cities - Helena

Folder 3

General

Folder 4

Belgian Relief Fund (re: Dr. L. M. Rheem), 1915-1917

 

Nebraska

 

General

Folder 5

General, 1914-1918

Folder 6

Reports, 1914-1915

 

Cities

Folder 7

Freemont (re: Eugene F. Van Voorhies)

Folder 8

Grand Island

Folder 9

Henry

 

Lincoln

Folder 10

General

Folder 11

Van Voorhies, Eugene F.

 

Omaha

 

General

Folder 11

1914-1915

Folder 12

1916-1918

Folder 13

Van Voorhies, Eugene F.

Folder 14

Seward

Folder 15

South Omaha

Folder 16

Committees - Nebraska State Committee

Box 259

Nevada

Folder 1

General, 1915-1918

Folder 2

Nevada Committee

 

New Hampshire

Folder 3

General, 1914-1918

 

Cities

Folder 4

Manchester

Folder 5

Moultonboro

Folder 6

Portsmouth

 

Committees

Folder 7

New Hampshire Committee

Folder 8

Reports on New Hampshire Committee

 

New Jersey

 

General

Folder 9

1914-1916

Folder 10

1917-1918

 

Cities

Folder 11

Atlantic City

Folder 12

Bloomfield

Folder 13

Caldwell

Folder 14

East Orange

Folder 15

Hoboken

Folder 16

Jersey City

Box 260, Folder 1

Montclair

Folder 2

Morristown

 

Newark

 

General

Folder 3

1915-1916

Folder 4

1917-1918

Folder 5

Newark Committee

 

Orange

Folder 6

General

Folder 7

Orange Committee

Folder 8

Passaic

Folder 9

Paterson

 

Plainfield

Folder 10

General

Folder 11

Plainfield Committee

Folder 12

Princeton

Folder 13

South Orange

 

Summit

Folder 14

General

Folder 15

Summit Committee

Folder 16

Trenton

Folder 17

Weehauken

Folder 18

West Orange

Box 261

Committees

Folder 1

General - Reports, 1914-1915

Folder 2

New Jersey Committee of C.R.B.

 

New Mexico

Folder 3

General, 1914-1918

Folder 4

Santa Fe, 1914-1918

 

New York

 

General

Folder 5

1914

 

1915

Folder 6

January-February

Folder 7

March-May

Folder 8

June-December

Folder 9

1916

Box 262, Folder 1

1917

Folder 2

1918

 

Cities

 

Albany

Folder 3

General, 1914-1918

Folder 4

Albany Committee (re: Emma Justine Farnsworth), 1915-1916

Folder 5

Rice, William Gorham Mrs.

Folder 6

Roche, Josephine

Folder 7

Binghamton

Box 263, Folder 1

Bronxville

 

Brooklyn

 

General

Folder 2

1915-1916

Folder 3

1917-1918

Folder 4

Rockwood and Company

Folder 5

Zevie, S., Mrs.

 

Buffalo

Folder 6

General, 1914-1918

Folder 7

Buffalo Committee (re: George P. Sawyer)

Folder 8

Canton

Folder 9

Cooperstown

Folder 10

Flushing

 

Garden City

Folder 11

General

Folder 12

Doubleday Page and Company (re: "Pierrot: Dog of Belgium")

Folder 13

Huntington

Folder 14

Irving-on Hudson

 

Ithaca

Folder 15

General

Box 264, Folder 1

Ithaca Committee (re: Charles E. Bennett)

Folder 2

Long Island

Folder 3

Manlius

Folder 4

Middletown

Folder 5

Mount Kisco - Westchester County Committee (re: Arthur Scribner)

Folder 6

New Rochelle

 

New York City

 

General

 

A

Folder 7

1914-1916

Folder 8

1917-1918

 

B

Folder 9

1914-1915

Folder 10

1916

Box 265, Folder 1

1917

Folder 2

1918

 

C

Folder 3

1914-1915

Folder 4

1916

Folder 5

1917

Folder 6

1918

 

D

Box 266, Folder 1

1915-1916

Folder 2

1917-1918

Folder 3

E, 1915-1918

Folder 4

F, 1915-1918

 

G

Folder 5

1914-1916

Box 267, Folder 1

1917-1918

 

H

Folder 2

1915-1916

Folder 3

1917

Folder 4

1918

Folder 5

I, 1914-1918

Box 268, Folder 1

J, 1914-1918

Folder 2

K, 1914-1916

 

L

Folder 3

1914-1916

Folder 4

1917-1918

 

M

Folder 5

1914-1915

Box 269, Folder 1

1916-1917

Folder 2

1917-1918

Folder 3

Mc, 1915-1918

 

N

Folder 4

1914-1916

Box 270, Folder 1

1917-1918

Folder 2

O, 1915-1918

 

P

Folder 3

1914-1916

Folder 4

1917-1918

Folder 5

Q, 1914-1918

Box 271

R

Folder 1

1915-1916

Folder 2

1917-1918

 

S

Folder 3

1914

Folder 4

1915

Folder 5

1916

Box 272, Folder 1

1917

Folder 2

1918

 

T

Folder 3

1914-1916

Folder 4

1917-1918

Folder 5

U, 1915-1918

Box 273, Folder 1

V, 1915-1918

 

W

Folder 2

1914-1915

Folder 3

1916

Folder 4

1917-1918

Folder 5

Y, 1915-1918

Folder 6

Z, 1916-1918

Box 274

Adams Express Company

Folder 1

1914

Folder 2

1915-1918

Folder 3

American Bank Note Company

Folder 4

American Committee for Armenian and Syrian Relief

Folder 5

American District Telegraph Company

Folder 6

American Express Company

Folder 7

American Institute of Mining Engineers

Folder 8

American Jewish Relief Committee

Folder 9

American Magazine

Folder 10

American Steamship Association

Folder 11

American Lead Pencil Company

Folder 12

American Line

Folder 13

American Lithographic Company

Folder 14

American National Red Cross

Folder 15

American Press Association

Folder 16

Andrew Mills and Sons

Folder 17

Appleton, Katherine Todd

Folder 18

Armour and Company

Folder 19

Associated Press

 

Austin Nichols and Company

Folder 20

1914-1916

Box 275, Folder 1

1917-1918

Folder 2

Barber and Company

Folder 3

Belgian Bureau

Folder 4

Belgian Kiddies Limited

Folder 5

Belgian Relief Committee (re: in cooperation with the Rockefeller Foundation)

 

Belgian Relief Fund

Folder 6

1914-1915

Folder 7

1916-1918

Folder 8

Chamber of Commerce

Folder 9

Children of American's Army of Relief

Folder 10

Christian Herald Relief Fund

Folder 11

Coffin, C. A.

Folder 12

Colliers Weekly

Folder 13

Columbia University

Folder 14

Committee of Mercy

Folder 15

Cudahy Packing Company

Folder 16

Cuddihy, R. J. (re: Literary Digest)

Folder 17

Cutting, R. Fulton

Box 276, Folder 1

Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Rail Road Company

Folder 2

Deloitte, Plender, Griffiths and Company

Folder 3

Dollar Christmas Fund for Belgian Children

Folder 4

Dyer, Arthur

Folder 5

Equitable Office Building Corporation

Folder 6

Erie Railroad (re: Freight Claim)

Folder 7

Federal Composition and Paint Company, Ltd.

Folder 8

Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America

Folder 9

Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland

Box 277, Folder 1

Finley, John H.

Folder 2

Fitzhenry, J. J.

Folder 3

France. Haut Commissariat de la Republique Francaise aux Etats-Unis

Folder 4

Furness, Withy and Company, Ltd.

 

Guaranty Trust and Company

 

General

Folder 5

1914-1915

Folder 6

1916-1918

Folder 7

Norwegian Kroners Account

Folder 8

Swedish Kroners Account

Folder 9

Hemphill, Alexander

Box 278, Folder 1

Henry Liska and Company

Folder 2

Hermann, A. S.

Folder 3

Hero Land Bazaar

Folder 4

Hudson Auto Lamp Works

Folder 5

J. D. McCarthy Company

Folder 6

J. H. Bertine and Company, Inc.

Folder 7

Knickerbocker Ice Company

Folder 8

Libby, McNeill and Libby

Folder 9

Literary Digest

Folder 10

Lucey, John F.

Folder 11

Mail and Express Job Print

 

Mali, Pierre

Folder 12

1914-1915

Folder 13

1917-1918

Folder 14

National Allied Relief Committee

Box 279, Folder 1

National City Bank

Folder 2

National Surety Company

 

Norton and Lilly Company

Folder 3

1914-1915

Folder 4-6

1915

Folder 7

1916

Box 280, Folder 1

1917-1918

Folder 2

Patriotic Service League

Folder 3

Phoenix Ribbon and Carbon Company

Folder 4

Polish Victim Relief Fund

Folder 5

Postal Telegraph Cable Company

Folder 6

Prest-O-Lite Company

Folder 7

Remington Typewriter Company

Folder 8

Rockefeller Foundation

Folder 9

Rocky Mountain Club

Folder 10

Roosevelt, Theodore

Folder 11

Sadeleer, Louis de

Folder 12

Signode System, Inc.

Folder 13

Thomas Cook and Son

Box 281, Folder 1

United States. Food Administration

Folder 2

United States. Shipping Board

Folder 3

Vacation War Relief Committee

 

Western Union Telegraph Company

Folder 4

1915-1916

Folder 5

1917-1918

Folder 6

Wheat Export Company

 

Whittaker, L. R.

Folder 7

Wilcox, Peck and Hughes

Folder 8

Wilson and Company

Folder 9

Wisconsin Condensed Milk Company

Box 282, Folder 1

Newburgh

Folder 2

Oneida

Folder 3

Oyster Bay

Folder 4

Plattsburg

Folder 5

Poughkeepsie

Folder 6

Purdy Station

 

Rochester

Folder 7

General, 1915-1918

Folder 8

Rochester Chamber of Commerce

Folder 9

Rochester Committee

Folder 10

Rome

Folder 11

Schenectady

Folder 12

Spuyten Duyvil

 

Syracuse

Folder 13

General, 1914-1918

Folder 14

Syracuse Committee

Folder 15

Troy

 

Utica

Folder 16

General

Folder 17

Utica Committee

Folder 18

White Plains

Folder 19

Zonkers

 

North Carolina

Folder 20

General, 1915-1918

 

Cities

Folder 21

Asheville

Folder 22

Greensboro

Folder 23

Greensville

Folder 24

Raleigh

Box 283, Folder 1-2

Committees - North Carolina Committee of the Commission for Relief of Belgium

 

North Dakota

Folder 3

General, 1915-1918

Folder 4

North Dakota State Committee

 

Ohio

 

General

 

General

Folder 5

1914-1915

Folder 6

1916-1918

Folder 7

Reports, 1914-1915

 

Cities

Folder 8

Canton

 

Cincinnati

Folder 9

General

Box 284, Folder 1

Cincinnati Committee

 

Cleveland

Folder 2

General

Folder 3

Garfield, James R., Mrs.

Folder 4

Columbus

Folder 5

Dayton

Folder 6

Springfield

 

Toledo

Folder 7

General

Folder 8

Libbey, Edward Drummond

Folder 9

Sheppy, Marshall

Folder 10-11

Committees - Ohio State Committee

Box 285

Oklahoma

Folder 1

General, 1914-1918

 

Cities

Folder 2

Oklahoma City

Folder 3

Okmulgee

 

Tulsa

Folder 4

General

Folder 5

Tulsa Committee (re: Mary Jane Bennett)

Folder 6

Committees - Oklahoma State Committee

 

Oregon

 

General

Folder 7

General, 1914-1918

Folder 8

Reports, 1914-1915

 

Cities - Portland

Folder 9

General

Folder 10

Belgian Children's Food Fund (re: S. L. Eddy)

Folder 11

Portland Committee (re: W. B. Ayer)

Folder 12

Committees - Oregon State Committee

 

Pennsylvania

 

General

Folder 13

1914-1916

Box 286, Folder 1

1917-1918

 

Cities

Folder 2

Bryn Mawr

Folder 3

Butler

Folder 4

Chambersburg

Folder 5

Germantown

Folder 6

Greensburg

Folder 7

Harrisburg

Folder 8

Lancaster

Folder 9

Mill Hall

Folder 10

Oil City

 

Philadelphia

Folder 11

1914-1916

Folder 12

1917-1918

Box 287

Pittsburgh

Folder 1

General

Folder 2

American Physicians for Aid of Belgian Physicians

Folder 3

Pittsburgh Committee

Folder 4

Point Marion

Folder 5

Pottsville

Folder 6

Punxsutawney

Folder 7

Reading

Folder 8

Scranton

Folder 9

Titusville

Folder 10

Wilkinsburg

Folder 11

Wilks-Barre

Folder 12

Williamsport

 

Committees and organizations

Folder 13

Belgian Children's Relief Committee of Pennsylvania

Box 288, Folder 1

Belgian Relief Committee of the Emergency Aid (re: Mrs. Bayard Henry)

Folder 2-3

Berks County Committee (re: Mary Archer)

 

Pennsylvania Committee for C.R.B. (re: Albert Cross)

Folder 4

1914

Folder 5

1915-1916

Box 289, Folder 1

1917-1918

Folder 2

Pennsylvania Committee of Women (re: Mrs. Bayard Henry)

Folder 3

Queen of the Belgians Fund. Clippings from The Ladies' Home Journal about the Queen of the Belgians Fund

 

Rhode Island

Folder 4

General, 1914-1918

 

Cities

Folder 5

East Greenwich

 

Newport

Folder 6

General

Folder 7

Webster, Hamilton, Mrs.

Folder 8

Wetmore, George Peabody

Folder 9

Pawtucket

Folder 10

Providence

 

Committees and organizations

Folder 11

Children's Tin Box Fund

Folder 12

Rhode Island State Committee

Box 290

South Carolina

Folder 1

General, 1914-1918

 

Cities

Folder 2

Aiken

 

Charleston

Folder 3

General

Folder 4

Carolina Company. Compilation of donations received by the Carolina Company from various towns and cities in South Carolina. Arranged according to towns and showing articles shipped out per S/S St. Helena

Folder 5

Columbia

Folder 6

Committees - South Carolina State Committee

 

South Dakota

 

General

Folder 7

General, 1914-1918

Folder 8

Reports, 1916-1917

Folder 9

Cities - Yankton

Folder 10

Committees - South Dakota State Committee (re: George R. Douthit)

Box 291

Tennessee

Folder 1

General, 1915-1918

 

Cities

Folder 2

Chattanooga (re: H. Clay Evans)

Folder 3

Knoxville

Folder 4

Memphis

Folder 5

Nashville

Folder 6

Committees - Tennessee Committee of Belgian Relief (re: Della Dortch)

 

Texas

Folder 7

General, 1914-1918

 

Cities

 

Austin

Folder 8

General

Folder 9

Colquitt, O. B.

Folder 10

Dallas

Folder 11

Galveston

Folder 12

Houston

Folder 13

San Antonio

 

Committees and organizations

Folder 14

Texas Cantonments Clothing Campaign (re: Curtis Hill)

Folder 15

Texas State Committee for C.R.B. (re: Mrs. Fred Fleming)

 

Utah

Folder 16

General, 1918

Folder 17

Salt Lake City

Box 292

Vermont

 

General

Folder 1

General, 1915-1918

Folder 2

Reports, 1914-1915

Folder 3

Cities - Burlington

Folder 4

Committees - Vermont Committee of C.R.B.

 

Virginia

Folder 5

General, 1914-1918

 

Cities

Folder 6

Front Royal

Folder 7

Norfolk

 

Richmond

Folder 8

General

Folder 9

Barber and Company

Folder 10

Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company

Folder 11

Dunlop Mills

 

Roanoke

Folder 12

General

Folder 13

Bennett, James M.

Box 293, Folder 1

Committees - Virginia Commission on Belgian Relief (re: H. M. Boykin)

 

Washington

Folder 2

General, 1914-1918

 

Cities

 

Seattle

Folder 3

General

Folder 4

Hoover Fund for Washington State

 

Spokane

Folder 5

General

Folder 6

Serruys, M.

 

Tacoma

Folder 7

General

Folder 8

Tacoma Committee

Folder 9

Committees - Washington Committee of C.R.B. (re: Mrs. B. C. Beck and Thomas Burke)

 

West Virginia

Folder 10

General, 1915-1918

Folder 11

Pennsboro

Folder 12

Salem

Box 294, Folder 1

South Charleston

 

Wisconsin

Folder 2

General, 1914-1918

 

Cities

Folder 3

Denmark

Folder 4

Johnson Creek

Folder 5

Madison

 

Milwaukee

Folder 6

General

Folder 7

L. Teweles Seed Company

Folder 8

Milwaukee Committee of C.R.B.

Folder 9

Watertown

Folder 10

Williams Bay (re: Mrs. E. B. Frost)

Folder 11

Committees - Wisconsin Committee of C.R.B. (re: E. P. Arpin)

 

Wyoming

Folder 12

General

Folder 13

Cheyenne

 

NEW YORK OFFICE GENERAL FILES, 1914-1918

Box 295, Folder 1

Activity reports of the Organization Department

 

Correspondence

 

General

Folder 2

Albert I, King of the Belgians, 1875-1934

Folder 4

Bates, Lindon, Jr.

Folder 3

Bates, Lindon W.

Folder 5

Berton, S. Reading

Folder 6

Brinton, Willard C.

Folder 7

British American War Relief Fund

Folder 8

Broenniman, E. G.

Folder 9

Bush Terminal Warehouse (re: Petraeus, P.)

Folder 10

Gray, Prentiss N. (re: his personal file)

Folder 11

John S. Sills and Sons

Folder 12

Hobbs, Henry H.

Folder 13

Honnold, William L. (re: his personal file)

Box 296, Folder 1

Irwin, Will

Folder 2

Lucey, J. F.

Folder 3

Martin, Frederick

Folder 4

Presidential Advisory Committee

Folder 5

Reynolds, John B.

Folder 6

Sherman, Roger (re: S.S. Samland)

Folder 7

Van Voorhies, Eugene F.

Folder 8

White, John Beaver

 

Organization Department

Folder 9

General - Appeal to Governors of States

Folder 10

Bakers, George Barr. Includes letters during his visit to the Pope Archbishop Keane in Rome

Folder 11-12

Cochems, E. B.

Box 297, Folder 1

Davis, Jefferson D.

Folder 2

Sasseen, David E.

Folder 3

Stacy, Harwood T.

Folder 4

Publicity Department - Thompson, C. S.

Folder 5

Textile Department - Megraw, Robert H.

 

Estimated costs of relief programs

 

General

Folder 6

Belgium and Northern France

Folder 7

United States - New York

Folder 8

Dunkirk and Rotterdam programs

Folder 9

Form letters and letter heads

Folder 10

Guidelines and suggestions for individual state organization representing the C.R.B.

Folder 11

Instructions for processing incoming and outgoing mail and cables

 

Interoffice memoranda

Folder 12

General

Folder 13

Cranston, Mr.

Folder 14

Fletcher, John D.

Folder 15

Gray, Prentiss N.

Folder 16

Grosser, Miss

Folder 17

Gutterson, H. L.

Folder 18

Healy, James A.

Folder 19

Lawrence, John S.

Folder 20

Merritt, Ralph P.

Folder 21

Mitchell, Sidney A.

Folder 22

O'Brien, Frederick

Folder 23

Rickard, Edgar

Folder 24

Sherman, Roger

Folder 25

Walcott, F. C.

Folder 26

Whitmarsh, Theodore F.

Box 298

Lists

Folder 1

Delegates in Northern France

Folder 2

Donations

Folder 3

Selected names from the 1917 social register. Compiled by Commercial Dispatch Addressing and Delivery Company

Folder 4

Subscriptions

Folder 5

Minutes of meeting in Mr. Davis' office

 

Payment statements

Folder 6

Benham and Boyesen, Inc.

Folder 7

Bogert and Greenbank

Folder 8

Borden's Condensed Milk Company

Folder 9

Bovie, C.

Folder 10

Burrelle's Press Clipping Bureau

Folder 11

Bush Terminal Company

Folder 12

United States. Shipping Board (re: Emergency Fleet Corporation)

 

Personnel records. See also Lists

Folder 13

General. Includes lists of names of staff in the New York Office with their job titles and job description. Also includes reference letters, information about salary, and other miscellaneous letters of employment with the C.R.B.

Folder 14

Baylis, Charles T.

Box 299

Purchasing records

Folder 1

Approval invoices of purchases

Folder 2

Confirmation statements of purchases

Folder 3

Remittance blanks

Folder 4

Requisition forms for supplies

 

Shipping records

Folder 5

Estimated figures for net cargo shipments from U.S. and Canadian ports in long tons

Folder 6

List of Norwegian Ships in service

 

Shipping instructions

Folder 7

Cooperating committees and organizations. Includes the Women's Section of the C.R.B., other committees collecting foodstuffs and the American Commission for Relief in Belgium

Folder 8

National organization

Folder 9

Steamer schedules

Folder 10

Time charters

Folder 11

Miscellany. Includes lists of steamers at port, cargoes landed at discharged ports, cargoes in transit to discharge, steamers nearing port, steamers chartered to load in America, correspondence, and other miscellaneous materials relating to shipping operations

 

Status reports (in metric tons)

Folder 12

General. Statistics for various commodities. Also includes figures per capita and some shipping schedules

Folder 13

Dunkirk and Rotterdam relief programs

 

Subject file

Folder 14

American Fraternity of the C.R.B. Directory of the American members of the C.R.B.

Folder 15

Barley for brewing. Requesting information about the alleged shipments of barley into Belgium for brewing

Folder 16

Belgian Babies Forget-Me-Not-Day fund raising campaign. Reports, correspondence, lists of names of committees and volunteers, post cards, and some printed matter

Box 300, Folder 1

C.R.B. Bulletin. Correspondence, data and suggestions

Folder 2

Cereals. Study of a plan for shipping and packaging cereals to France during 1917-1918

Folder 3

Customs. Correspondence from various custom offices, the Internal Revenue Office, and shipping companies

Folder 4

Foodstuffs. Correspondence and analysis concerning various methods of shipping vegetables and other foodstuffs to Belgium. Also includes regulations and guidelines for food companies to package food supplies in a safe manner and ensure the foodstuffs stay in good condition during shipment

Folder 5

Germany. Letter from the Imperial German Embassy granting Edgar A. Mowrer free and unhindered travel from Germany to Belgium. Also includes reports from two English Rhodes scholars on the present situation in Germany

Folder 6

Rice. Cross references

Folder 7

Rotten foodstuffs. Consists mainly of correspondence regarding Mr. Alfred W. McCann, a reporter or writer for the Globe accusing the C.R.B. and many grain manufactures of shipping rotten wheat and flour to Belgium. Also includes some legal documents regarding the investigation of Mr. McCann's charges

Box 301, Folder 1

Rotten foodstuffs. Consists mainly of correspondence regarding Mr. Alfred W. McCann, a reporter or writer for the Globe accusing the C.R.B. and many grain manufactures of shipping rotten wheat and flour to Belgium. Also includes some legal documents regarding the investigation of Mr. McCann's charges

Folder 2

War chests. Correspondence regarding disbursement of funds from various war chests. Includes list of cities that have war chests

Folder 3

Miscellany

 

NEW YORK OFFICE HISTORY FILE, 1915-1922.

Additional Note

Typescripts, drafts and working materials for an official history of the Commission for Relief in Belgium
Box 302

Typescripts, 1915-1919

Folder 1

"The Commission for Relief in Belgium: A Record of the Founding and Establishment of the Commission, and of Its Operations from October 1914 to July 1915," 1915

Folder 2

"Commission for Relief in Belgium Benevolence, 1914-1919," 1919 (revised 1927)

 

Drafts and working materials, 1915-1922

Folder 3-4

General

Folder 5

Donations and contributions

Folder 6

Organization Department

Folder 7

Press and Publicity Department

Folder 8

Purchasing Department

Folder 9

State committees. Includes correspondence with former officials of state committees

 

NEW YORK OFFICE LACE DEPARTMENT FILE, 1915-1919

Box 303, Folder 1

General. Correspondence and memoranda, 1915-1917

 

Invoice books, 1915-1919

Folder 2

No. 1. 1915 May-July

Folder 3

No. 2. 1915 July-December

Folder 4

No. 3. 1915 December-1916 February

Folder 5

No. 4. 1916 February-June

Folder 6

No. 5. 1916 June-October

Folder 7

No. 6. 1916 October-December

Folder 8

No. 7. 1916 December-1917 February

Box 304, Folder 1

No. 8. 1917 February-May

Folder 2

No. 9. 1917 May-August

Folder 3

No. 10. 1917 September-December

Folder 4

No. 11. 1917 December

Folder 5

No. 12. 1917 December-1918 January

Folder 6

No. 13. 1918 January-March

Folder 7

No. 14. 1918 April-June

Box 305, Folder 1

No. 15. 1918 July-September

Folder 2

No. 16. 1918 September

Folder 3

No. 17. 1918 September

Folder 4

No. 18. 1918 September-December

Folder 5

No. 19. 1918 December-1919 January

Folder 6

No. 20. 1919 January-March

Folder 7

No. 21. 1919 March-April

Box 306

Consignment books, 1915-1919

Folder 1

No. 1. 1915 June-August

Folder 2

No. 2. 1915 August-October

Folder 3

No. 3. 1915 October-November

Folder 4

No. 4. 1915 November

Folder 5

No. 5. 1915 November-December

Folder 6

No. 6. 1915 December-1916 January

Folder 7

No. 7. 1916 January-February

Folder 8

No. 8. 1916 March

Box 307, Folder 1

No. 9. 1916 March-May

Folder 2

No. 10. 1916 May-1917 January

Folder 3

No. 11. 1917 January-April

Folder 4

No. 12. 1917 April-September

Folder 5

No. 13. 1917 September-November

Folder 6

No. 14. 1917 November-December

Folder 7

No. 14½. 1917 November-December

Box 308, Folder 1

No. 15. 1917 November-1918 February

Folder 2

No. 16. 1918 February-July

Folder 3

No. 17. 1918 June

Folder 4

No. 18. 1918 June-July

Folder 5

No. 19. 1918 July

Folder 6

No. 20. 1918 July-October

Folder 7

No. 21. 1918 October-1919 February

Box 309, Folder 1

No. 22. 1919 February-April

 

Consignment books for Allied Bazaar, 1916-1917

Folder 2

No. 1. 1916 June

Folder 3

No. 2. 1916 June-December

Folder 4

No. 3. 1916 December-1917 January

Folder 5

No. 4. 1917 January

 

NEW YORK OFFICE MINUTES, 1915-1918.

Additional Note

Includes agenda, and financial and other reports received
Box 310

1915

Folder 1

November

Folder 2

December

 

1916

Folder 3

January

Folder 4

February

Folder 5

March

Folder 6

April

Folder 7

May

Folder 8

June

Folder 9

July

Folder 10

August

Folder 11

September

Box 311, Folder 1

October

Folder 2

November

Folder 3

December

 

1917

Folder 4

January

Folder 5

February

Folder 6

March

Folder 7

April

Folder 8

May

Folder 9

June

Folder 10

July

Folder 11

August

Folder 12

September

Folder 13

October

Folder 14

November

Folder 15

December

 

1918

Folder 16

January

Folder 17

February

Folder 18

March

Folder 19

April

Folder 20

May

Folder 21

June

Folder 22

July

Folder 23

August

Folder 24

September

Folder 25

October

Folder 26

November

 

NEW YORK OFFICE PERSONNEL FILES, 1914-1919

Box 312

General, 1914-1918

Folder 1

Correspondence, 1915-1918

Folder 2

Membership rosters and lists, 1916-1918

Folder 3

Member data sheets, 1916-1917

Folder 4

Candidate lists, n.d.

 

Candidate data sheets, 1914-1917

Folder 5

A-D

Folder 6

E-H

Folder 7

I-W

Folder 8

Miscellany. Lists and notes, 1916-1917

 

Individual member files. Correspondence and biographical data, 1914-1919

Folder 9

Allen, Ben S., 1918

Folder 10

Ames, William C., 1916-1918

Folder 11

Angell, Frank, 1915-1918

Box 313

Arrowsmith, Robert. Includes reports, proclamations, clippings and miscellany collected by Arrowsmith

Folder 1

1914-1917

Folder 2

1918-1919

Folder 3

Bain, H. Foster, 1918

Folder 4

Barrows, David P., 1915-1917

Folder 5

Barry, Griffin R., 1916-1918

Folder 6

Bates, Lindon W., 1918

Folder 7

Belrose, Louis, 1915-1918

Folder 8

Bertron, S. Reading, n.d.

Folder 9

Bowden, Carlton G., 1916-1918

Folder 10

Brackett, Frank P., 1916-1918

Folder 11

Bradford, Henry Percy, 1916

Folder 12

Branscomb, Bennett H., 1918

Folder 13

Brodrick, Carlton T., 1918

Folder 14

Brown, Milton M., 1915-1918

Folder 15

Brown, Walter Lyman, 1917

Folder 16

Bryant, Floyd S., 1917-1918

Folder 17

Carmichael, Oliver C., 1917-1918

Folder 18

Carstairs, Charles H., 1917

Folder 19

Chadbourn, Philip H. and William H., 1915-1917

Folder 20

Chasseaud, H. Gordon, 1915-1918

 

Chatfield, Frederick H.

Folder 21

1915-1916

Folder 22

1917-1918

Box 314, Folder 1

Chew, Oswald, 1916-1918

Folder 2

Clark, A. W., 1915-1917

Folder 3

Clarke, Archibald D. and R. Stanley, 1916-1918

Folder 4

Clason, Charles R., 1918

Folder 5

Connett, A. N., 1915-1917

Folder 6

Croll, Morris W., 1915-1918

Folder 7

Crosby, Oscar T., 1915-1917

Folder 8

Curtis, Edward D., 1915-1917

Folder 9

Cutler, Henry F., 1916-1917

Folder 10

Dana, Paul, 1917-1918

Folder 11

Dangerfield, James, Jr., 1915-1918

Folder 12

Dawson, Thomas B., 1915-1918

Folder 13

De Gruchy, Oliver W., 1916-1918

Folder 14

Dickson, J. W., 1917

Folder 15

Dunn, Harry L., 1916-1918

Folder 16

Dunn, William McKee, 1915-1918

Folder 17

Dutton, Robert M., 1915-1918

Folder 18

Dyer, Richard T., 1916-1918

Folder 19

Eckstein, Frederick, 1915-1918

Folder 20

Fleming, John H., 1918

Folder 21

Fletcher, Alfred C. B., 1915-1917

Folder 22

Fletcher, Horace, 1915-1918

Folder 23

Flint, William W., Jr., 1918

Folder 24

Gade, John A., 1916-1918

Folder 25

Gailor, Frank H., 1918

Folder 26

Galpin, Perrin C., 1915-1918

Folder 27

Gay, George I., 1916-1918

Box 315, Folder 1

Gibson, Carleton B., 1914-1917

Folder 2

Gibson, Hugh, 1918

Folder 3

Glenn, J. L., Jr., 1916-1918

Folder 4

Gray, Prentiss N., 1915-1917

Folder 5

Green, Joseph C., 1915-1917

Folder 6

Gregory, Donald M. and Warren, 1916-1919

Folder 7

Gunn, Dudley B., 1915-1916

Folder 8

Gwynn, William M., 1916-1918

Folder 9

Hall, Guillermo, 1915-1918

Folder 10

Hall, William Chapman, 1916-1918

Folder 11

Hamilton, Herbert F., 1915-1918

Folder 12

Harper, George McLean, 1917

Folder 13

Hawkins, Charles, 1918

Folder 14

Heineman, Dannie N., 1918

Folder 15

Holman, Emil, 1918

Folder 16

Honnold, William L., 1917

Folder 17

House, R. T., 1916-1918

Folder 18

Hulse, William, n.d.

Folder 19

Humbert, Pierre, n.d.

Folder 20

Hunt, Edward Eyre, 1915-1918

Folder 21

Iliff, John G., 1915-1918

Folder 22

Irwin, W. W., 1916

Folder 23

Irwin, Will, 1915-1918

Folder 24

Jackson, George S., 1915-1917

Folder 25

Jackson, Robert A., 1916-1917

Folder 26

Jackson, William B., 1916-1917

Folder 27

Johnson, Amos D., Jr., 1915-1918

Folder 28

Jones, Thomas H., 1918

Box 316, Folder 1

Kellogg, Vernon L., 1915-1918

Folder 2

Kite, St. Alban, 1915

Folder 3

Kittredge, Tracy B., 1915-1919

Folder 4

Langhorne, Marshall, 1918

Folder 5

Lathrop, Charles N., 1915-1918

Folder 6

Leach, Charles N., 1916-1917

Folder 7

Liefeld, E. T., 1915-1917

Folder 8

Lowdermilk, Walter C., 1917-1918

Folder 9

Lucas, William Palmer, 1916-1918

Folder 10

Lucey, John F., 1916-1918

Folder 11

Lytle, Ridgely, Jr., 1915-1918

Folder 12

McCarter, Robert D., 1918

Folder 13

McKenzie, Alexander, 1914-1915

Folder 14

Malabre, Alfred L., 1916-1918

Folder 15

Mapes, Lester D., 1918

Folder 16

Maurice, Arthur B., 1916-1917

Folder 17

Maverick, Robert, 1916-1917

Folder 18

Meert, Frederick W., 1918

Folder 19

Morgan, Dudley S., 1916-1917

Folder 20

Nelson, David T., 1918

Folder 21

Neville, Francis D., 1916-1918

Folder 22

Oliver, Thomas E., 1915-1918

Folder 23

Osborn, Earl D., 1916-1917

Folder 24

Paradise, Scott H., 1915

Folder 25

Pate, Maurice, 1916-1918

Folder 26

Percy, William A., 1916-1918

Folder 27

Pinchot, Gifford, 1917

Folder 28

Platt, Philip S., 1916-1917

Folder 29

Poland, William Babcock, 1915-1918

Box 317, Folder 1

Potter, Francis H. and Philip B. K., 1915-1917

Folder 2

Pratt, Henry S., 1916-1918

Folder 3

Richards, Lewis, 1917

Folder 4

Richardson, Gardner, 1915-1918

Folder 5

Rickard, Edgar, 1916-1917

Folder 6

St. Amour, James A., 1916-1917

Folder 7

Seward, S. S., Jr., 1916-1918

Folder 8

Shaler, Millard K., 1918

Folder 9

Simpson, John L., 1915-1917

Folder 10

Simpson, Richard H., 1917-1918

Folder 11

Smith, Robinson, 1915-1917

Folder 12

Spaulding, George F., 1918

Folder 13

Sperry, William H., 1915-1917

Folder 14

Stacy, T. Harwood, 1916-1918

Folder 15

Stephens, F. Dorsey, 1917

Folder 16

Stevenson, William C., 1916-1917

Folder 17

Stockton, Gilchrist B., 1915-1917

Folder 18

Stone, Carlos H., 1916-1918

Folder 19

Stratton, William W., 1915-1918

Folder 20

Straus, Oscar S., 1919

Folder 21

Stubbs, G., 1916

Folder 22

Sullivan, William M., 1917-1918

Folder 23

Thurston, E. Coppée, 1915-1917

Folder 24

Thwaits, Frederick C., 1916-1919

Folder 25

Tileston, Robert, 1916-1917

Folder 26

Torrey, Clare M., 1915-1918

Folder 27

Tuck, William Hallam, 1916

Folder 28

Van Hee, Julius A., 1917

Folder 29

Van Schaick, John Brodhead, 1915-1917

Folder 30

Warren, Robert H., 1915-1918

Folder 31

Wellington, Laurence C., 1915-1917

Folder 32

White, John Beaver, 1915-1918

Folder 33

Whiting, Almon C., 1915-1918

Box 318, Folder 1

Whitney, Caspar, 1915-1918

Folder 2

Wickes, Francis C., 1915-1917

Folder 3

Williams, Edgar, 1915-1919

Folder 4

Williams, Percy H., 1914-1918

 

Withington, Robert

Folder 5

1915-1916

Folder 6

1917-1918

Folder 7

Young, Carl A., n.d.

 

Individual candidate files (candidates who did not serve in the Commission for Relief in Belgium). Correspondence and biographical data, 1914-1917

Folder 8

A. Includes Hamilton Fish Armstrong

Folder 9

B-Ba

Folder 10

Be-Bo

Folder 11

Bra-Bri

Box 319, Folder 1

Bro-Bu

Folder 2

C-Cl

Folder 3

Co-Cu

Folder 4

D-Di

Folder 5

Do-Dy. Includes John Dos Passos

Folder 6

E

Folder 7

F

Folder 8

G-Gi

Folder 9

Go-Gw

Folder 10

H-Ha

Box 320, Folder 1

He-Hi

Folder 2

Ho

Folder 3

Hu

Folder 4

I

Folder 5

J

Folder 6

K

Folder 7

L. Includes Paul M. W. Linebarger

Folder 8

M-Mac

Folder 9

Mah-Me

Folder 10

Mi-Mo

Box 321, Folder 1

Mu-My

Folder 2

N

Folder 3

O

Folder 4

P-Ph

Folder 5

Pi-Pu

Folder 6

Q

Folder 7

R-Ri

Folder 8

Ro-Ru

Folder 9

S-Sc

Folder 10

Se-Sh

Folder 11

Si-Sn

Folder 12

Sp-Sw

Box 322, Folder 1

T

Folder 2

V

Folder 3

W-Wa

Folder 4

We-Wh

Folder 5

Wi-Wr. Includes Edmund Wilson

Folder 6

Y

 

NEW YORK OFFICE PUBLIC RELATIONS FILE, 1914-1919.

Additional Note

Press releases, drafts of press releases, and clippings and other working materials for press releases
Box 323

1914

Folder 1

September-November

Folder 2

December

 

1915

Folder 3

January

Folder 4

February

Box 324, Folder 1

March

Folder 2

April

Folder 3

May

Folder 4

June

Folder 5

July

Folder 6

August

Folder 7

September

Folder 8

November-December

Folder 9

1916

Folder 10

1917

Folder 11

1918

Folder 12

1919

Folder 13

Undated

 

NEW YORK OFFICE SHIPPING RECORDS, 1914-1921

Box 325, Folder 1

Intra-office memoranda, exchanged within the New York office, 1918-1919

 

Intra-agency correspondence. Correspondence between the New York Office and other offices of the Commission for Relief in Belgium, 1914-1921

 

London Office

Folder 2

1914

 

1915

Folder 3

January-June

Folder 4

July-December

 

1916

Folder 5

January-June

Folder 6

July-December

 

1917

Folder 7

January-June

Folder 8