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Register of the Chinese National Relief and Rehabilitation Administration Photographs
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Description
Depicts scenes of daily life in China and activities of the Chinese National Relief and Rehabilitation Administration.
Background
The Chinese Nationalist Government created the Chinese National Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (CNRRA) in January 1945. CNRRA was a temporary organization charged with administering and coordinating the China-based operations of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA), which had been established at a 44-nation conference in 1943 to carry out global reconstruction in the wake of the Second World War. Dr. T. F. Tsiang, CNRRA's Director-General, and T. V. Soong, who chaired the Special Cabinet Committee on Relief and Rehabilitation, oversaw the organization. Its functions included administering emergency relief, returning refugees to their homes, rehabilitating China's agricultural and industrial sectors and establishing a public health program. Initially, CNRRA was headquartered in Chongqing (Chunking), China's wartime capital. In December 1945, however, it relocated its operations center to Shanghai and created a headquarters in Nanjing (Nanking). The agency distributed UNRRA supplies through free relief and direct sales at regional offices in Guangzhou (Canton), Changsha, Zhenjiang (Chinkiang), Hangzhou (Hangchow), Wuhan (Hankow), Kaifeng, Guilin (Kweilin), Shenyang (Mukden), Nanchang, Shanghai, Taipei, Taiyuan, Tianjin (Tientsin), Qingdao (Tsingtao), Wuhu.
Extent
7 manuscript boxes (2.9 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research.