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Register of the National Committee on Food for the Small Democracies Records, 1939-1946
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Description
Correspondence, memoranda, reports, statements, pamphlets, serial issues, and photographs, relating to attempts to organize and secure international agreement for a civilian relief program for Norway, Finland, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Poland during World War II.
Background
The presidential election over, we determined that the only way relief could be brought to the women, children, and destitute in the small democracies was to awaken public opinion in the neutral countries to the inconsequential dangers from our proposals. Both the British and Germans were sensitive to neutral opinions. They needed actual support from the neutrals, or at least the continued neutrality of these nations.
Extent
168 manuscript boxes, 1 card file box, 6 envelopes (71.2 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
Collection open for research.