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REES 299: Directed Reading (Autumn 2021)

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American Relief Administration European operational records - Correspondence, memoranda, reports, appeals, financial records, lists, and press summaries relating to American relief in Europe following World War I, and food and public health problems, economic conditions, and political and social developments, in Europe. American Relief Administration abbreviated throughout description as "ARA."

American Relief Administration Russian operational records - Correspondence, telegrams, memoranda, reports, agreements, minutes, histories, financial records, lists, press summaries, and photographs relating to American relief in the Soviet Union following the Russian Civil War, and food and public health problems, agriculture, economic conditions, transportation and communications, and political and social developments, in the Soviet Union.

Axelbank (Herman) motion picture film collection -  Depicts major events in the twentieth-century Russian history, including the Russian Revolution and World Wars I and II, the tsarist family and court, communist political and military leaders, and scenes of economic, social, and cultural activities in the Soviet Union.

Carroll (Philip H.) papers - The Philip H. Carroll papers consist of materials relating to World War I and the American Relief Administration. The World War I materials relate to activities of the 348th Field Artillery Regiment in France. Materials on the American Relief Administration include charts regarding the branch in Hamburg, Germany, and plans regarding the Russian Unit Supply Division in Moscow. Also includes correspondence with Herbert Hoover relating to American politics.

Fisher (Harold H.) papers - Clippings, printed matter, notes, correspondence, pamphlets, articles, microfilm, and photographs, relating to the Soviet Union, the San Francisco Conference organizing the United Nations, the Civil War in Spain, Herbert Hoover and the American Relief Administration, and the history of Finland.

Fleming (Harold M.) papers - Correspondence, writings, maps, and clippings, relating to the American Relief Administration in Russia, economic conditions, and political and social developments in Russia after the revolution.

Galpin (Perrin C.) papers - Correspondence, reports, photographs, clippings, and printed matter, relating to the Commission for Relief in Belgium, the American Relief Administration, Herbert Hoover and American electoral politics, and the 1938 trip to Europe and 1946 food relief activities in Europe of Herbert Hoover.

Gaskill (C.A.) diary - Relates to conditions in Ukraine during the Russian Civil War.

Golder (Frank A.) papers - Correspondence, writings, diaries, memoranda, transcripts of documents from Russian archives, printed matter, and photographs, relating to Russian history in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Russian American Company in Alaska, conditions in Russia during the Russian Revolution and Civil War, and American Relief Administration work in Russia.

Hall (Charles L.) papers - Photographs and memorabilia, relating to famine conditions and American Relief Administration work in Orenburg and Samara, Russia.

Holden (Frank Harvey) miscellaneous papers - Letter written by F. H. Holden in Moscow in 1923, relating to Russian operations of the American Relief Administration; and photographs of the German cruiser Wolf, its crew, and ships encountered and sunk by it during its raiding cruise in World War I, 1916-1917.

Hoover (Herbert) papers - Writings, notes, typed copies of documents, printed matter, and financial records relating to American foreign policy and domestic policies during the presidential administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt, World War II, and the early postwar years. Consists mainly of drafts of and supporting materials for the posthumous book by Herbert Hoover, Freedom Betrayed: Herbert Hoover's Secret History of the Second World War and Its Aftermath (Stanford, 2011).

Inventory of the Henry Cutler Wolfe papers - Contains fictional and journalistic writings, correspondence, printed matter, identification card, medals, and photographs, relating to conditions in the Samara Province of Russia and operations of the American Relief Administration in Russia, and to European politics in the interwar period.

Inventory of the John E. Toole diary - Relates to American Relief Administration work in Russia after the Russian Civil War.

Inventory of the Nancy Babb papers - Correspondence, reports, and memoranda, relating to American Relief Administration and American Friends Service Committee work in Russia.

Inventory of the Thomas H. Dickinson history - Relates to the American Relief Administration. Includes typescript and galley proofs.

Inventory of the William Parmer Fuller papers - Correspondence, reports, memoranda, clippings, telegrams, photographs, and memorabilia, relating to American Relief Administration work in Poland at the end of World War I, and to Herbert Hoover. Includes correspondence with Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover.

Lykes (Gibbes) papers - Reports, dispatches, correspondence, and photographs, relating to relief work in Ukraine and to political conditions in Hungary during the Hungarian Revolution.

Overview of the Donald Grant writings - Notes, diary entries, letter extracts, and a pamphlet, relating to social conditions and relief work in Russia and Eastern and Central Europe, 1920-1922, and to the economic and social policy of the socialist municipal government in Vienna, 1919-1934.

Overview of the Edwin H. Vail letters - Relates to social and economic conditions in Russia, and to Quaker relief work in Russia.

Overview of the J. Rives Childs memoirs - Relates to relief work and social conditions in Russia, American foreign relations with Balkan and Near Eastern countries, diplomacy regarding Morocco in World War II, and the role of Iran in world politics, especially in relation to Russia.

Overview of the Jessica Smith reports - Relates to famine conditions in the Bashkir area of the Soviet Union.

Overview of the John F. de. Jacobs typescript: The American Relief Administration and my crime. 

Overview of the Leon G. Turrou typescript: An unwritten chapter - Relates to a meeting between L. G. Turrou and Feliks Dzerzhinskii, Soviet Cheka director and commissar of transport, in 1922, regarding transport of American Relief Administration supplies.

Overview of the Merle Farmer Murphy typescript : Record of a Russian year, 1921-1922 : daily life in Soviet Russia - Relates to social and economic conditions in Russia.

Overview of the Raymond McKnight Sloan papers, 1920-1926 - Correspondence, reports, financial records, photographs, and miscellany, relating to American Relief Administration operations in Russia.

Overview of the William N. Haskell memoirs - Relates to relief activities of the American Relief Administration in Romania and especially in Russia in the aftermath of World War I and the Russian Civil War, and to political, social and economic conditions in Russia. Includes observations on conditions in the Soviet Union, especially economic conditions, made on return visits to that country in 1925 and 1930.

Preliminary Inventory to the George Barr Baker Papers, 1919-1932 - Correspondence, photographs, and printed matter, relating to the American Relief Administration; Commission for Relief in Belgium; Paris Peace Conference; American presidential politics and the 1924, 1928, and 1932 presidential campaigns; Calvin Coolidge; Herbert Hoover; the Republican Party; and the foreign language press.

Preliminary Inventory to the Thomas C. Barringer Papers, 1922-1925 - Correspondence, reports, memoranda, photographs, and clippings, relating to relief operations of the American Relief Administration in two famine areas in Russia.

Preliminary Inventory to the Alexis V. Lapteff Papers, 1921-1971 - Memoirs, reports, and photographs, relating to relief work in the Ufa-Urals district.

Register of the Ethan Theodore Colton papers - The papers consist of correspondence, reports, writings, translations, and clippings, relating to European Student Relief activities in Russia and other European countries, 1920-1925; and to social conditions, the educational system, and the status of religion in Russia in the 1920s and 1930s. Includes the memoirs of E. T. Colton and 13 anti-religious Soviet posters. All material is from 1917-1935, except for Colton's 1952 memoirs.

Register of the Lincoln Hutchinson papers - Correspondence, writings, and reports, relating to American Relief Administration activities, food conditions in Germany following World War I, and technical assistance provided by American engineers in the Soviet Union.

Richardson (Gardner) papers - Photographs, resolutions, and letters of gratitude, relating to relief work in Styria, Austria, and in Odessa, Russia, and to the University of Vienna Children's Clinic.

Ringland (Arthur C.) papers - Memoranda and printed matter, relating to League of Nations cooperation with American Relief Administration activities in Russia, the attitude of Aleksandr Kerensky in 1921 toward American Relief Administration activities in Russia, and subsequent Soviet attitudes toward American Relief Administration activities in Russia.

Sabine (Edward G) photograph collection - Depicts famine victims and American Relief Administration relief activities in the Samara region of Russia

Stephens (Frederick Dorsey) papers - Correspondence, photographs, printed matter, and miscellany, relating to relief activities of the Commission for Relief in Belgium, the American Relief Administration in Russia, and the Finnish Relief Fund.