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Inventory of the Robert Arrowsmith papers
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Description
Correspondence, clippings, printed matter, memorabilia, and photographs, relating to conditions in German-occupied Belgium during World War I, relief activities of the Commission for Relief in Belgium, and war loan and relief publicity in the United States.
Background
Robert Arrowsmith (1860-1928) was an engineer from New Jersey and served as a member of Commission for Relief in Belgium (CRB) in World War I, working in Belgium and campaigning for funds in the United States. Arrowsmith was in charge of the transportation and distribution of food supplies in the province of Liège during the War and in 1918 took up the clothing campaign of the CRB.
Extent
4 oversized boxes, 4 envelopes (6.7 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research.