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Inventory of the American National Red Cross records
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Description
Correspondence, memoranda, reports, financial records, lists, and photographs, relating to relief work in Europe and the Middle East, Russia and China during and immediately after World War I. Also available on microfilm (339 reels).
Background
The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principals of the International Red Cross Movement. The Federal Charter states it is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, charitable organization. The organization's seven fundamental principles are: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality. This mission guides the organization to provide relief to victims of disasters and to help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
Extent
219 manuscript boxes, 1 card file box, 4 oversize boxes, and 2 video tapes (95.5 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives
Availability
Microfilm use only.