Finding Aid of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration Records

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Finding Aid of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration Records

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

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Descriptive Summary

Title: United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration Records,
Date (inclusive): 1945-1948
Collection number: 1041
Creator: United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration
Extent: 17 boxes (8.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration Records (Collection 1041). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of research materials, pamphlets, newspapers, press releases, books, news bulletins, art prints, and ephemera distributed by the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Agency (UNRRA) and collected by David N. Leff while on assignment with the UNRRA Mission in Yugoslavia. Many of the pamphlets and periodicals are in Russian, Serbo-Croation, French, and other languages.

Expanded Scope and Content Note

This collection consists largely of research materials collected by David Leff while on assignment with the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Agency (UNRRA) in Yugoslavia. The bulk of the collection is composed of pamphlets, newspapers, press releases, and news bulletins distributed by UNRRA, covering the years 1945-1948. Though much of the material is in English, many of the pamphlets and periodicals are in Russian, Serbo-Croatian, and various other languages.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.

Subjects

United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Authority--Archives.
Yugoslavia--History, 1945-1980--Archival resources.

Items Removed from Collection

  • London, Jack. Iron heel (Penguin, paperback copy).
  • The Communist: Organ of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia (1 copy of each issue in collection). Placed in the Extremist Collection (Collection 50). Available in the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.
  • Fast, Howard. The Incredible Tito (1 copy).
  • Borba. Organ Komunisticke Partije Jugoslavije (incomplete). Belgrade, May 1, 1947-February 2, 1948 (A complete bound copy of Borba, 1945-1962, is available in the University Research Library, newspaper stacks).

Container List

 

Book Materials

Box 1

Research materials for a book, arranged in folders by planned chapter.

Scope and Content Note

Materials include newspapers, excerpts from the Jugoslavia Basic Handbook, photographs, pamphlets, bulletins, some manuscript material, letters, periodicals, clippings, excerpts from articles and reports, and news bulletins.
Chapter headings are:
  • 1) “Old Jugoslavia”
  • 2) “Axis Onslaught”
  • 3) “Occupation”
  • 4) “Partisan Resistance”
  • 5) “Mihailovic -- Hoax or Hero?”
  • 6) “Chronicle of War”
  • 7) “People's Authority”
  • 8) “Old Order Changeth”
  • 9) “Federated People's Republic”
  • 10) “Gentle Revolution”
  • 11) “New Democracy”
  • 12) “Lifeboat of State”
  • 13) “UNRRA”
  • 14) “New Deal, South Slav Style”
  • 15) “Plan and People”
  • 16) “Russian Question”
  • 17) “Neighbors”
  • 18) “Clouds in the West”
Box 2

Notes on index cards -- probably arranged for the book.

Physical Description: (3 bundles)
Box 2

Notebook, March 10-23, 1945.

Box 2

Bibliography of The Gentle Revolution, by David N. Leff. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 13 leaves)

Scope and Content Note

Also a carbon copy.
Box 2

Key to bibliography, n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: (Typescript, 1 leaf)

Scope and Content Note

Also 3 carbon copies.
Box 2

Letter from Thomas A. Bailey to David N. Leff. Stanford, January 3, 1941.

Physical Description: (Holograph, 1 leaf)

Scope and Content Note

Including enclosure.
Box 2

Orders and passes, 1944-1945.

Physical Description: (8 items)
Box 2

Miscellaneous ephemera.

Physical Description: (8 items)
Box 2

Metal signs, saying “Dangerous to lean out” in various languages.

Physical Description: (5 items)
 

Documents and Reports

Box 2

The Progress of Reconstruction in Jugoslavia. UNRRA Jugoslav Mission, Economic Reporting Division, January-June 1946.

Scope and Content Note

Press releases on Economic Subjects issued by the Ministry of Information, F.P.R. of Jugoslavia:
  • Report no.1, January 1946.
  • Report no.2, February 1946.
  • Report no.3, March/April 1946.
  • Report no.4, May/June 1946.
Box 3

Monthly Mission Report. UNRRA Jugoslav Mission, Belgrade. Office of Public Information, May 1945-June 1946; August-November 1946.

Physical Description: (18 items)
Box 4

Monthly Mission Report. UNRRA Jugoslav Mission, Belgrade. Office of Public Information, December 1946-March 1947.

Physical Description: (4 items)
Box 4

“Survey of Distribution of UNRRA supplies, January-May 1946.” UNRRA Jugoslav Mission: Division of field operations and distribution.

Box 4

“Distribution and rationing of supplies in Jugoslavia: Report of the distribution control unit” (n.d., postdates December 26, 1946).

Box 4

“UNRRA Jugoslav Mission: Historical monograph on UNRRA regional office for Bosnia and Hercegovina at Sarajevo.” By Barratt-Brown, Michael. Belgrade, April 1947.

Physical Description: (132 leaves)
Box 4

“60,000 Young Jugoslavs build a railway line.” By Leff, David N. UNRRA Jugoslav Mission: Office of Public Information, Belgrade, September 1946.

 

Confidential Material (English)

Box 4

The Cetniks, a survey of cetnik activity in Yugoslavia, April 1941-June 1944. G-2 (Pb), A.F.H.Q., September 1944.

Physical Description: (2 vol.)
Box 4

The National Liberation Movement of Yugoslavia: a survey of the Partisan movement, April 1941-March 1944. P.I.C.M.E., June 1944.

Physical Description: (2 copies)
 

Secret Material - Jugoslavia Basic Handbook

Box 4

Supplement..., January 1944.

Box 4

Population of Jugoslavia, (based on data available June 1946.

Box 4

Part 1 - Pre-Invasion, August 1943.

Box 4

Part 2 - Post-Invasion, August 1943.

Box 4

Map section, August 1943.

 

Division of Operational Analysis, UNRRA European Regional Office

Box 4

Transport rehabilitation in Jugoslavia (Operational Analysis papers, no.27), February 1947.

Box 4

Distribution of UNRRA supplies in Jugoslavia (Operational Analysis papers, no.29), March 1947.

 

Miscellaneous Documents (Dittoed)

Box 4

II. Food, n.d

Physical Description: (13 leaves)
Box 4

The problem of nationalities in Yugoslavia in the light of the national Liberation struggle, December 1942.

Physical Description: (7 leaves)
Box 4

Yugoslavia from Versailles to Paris. By Vladimir Dedijer, n.d.

Physical Description: (5 leaves)
Box 4

An interview with General McLean. Translated from “Nova Jugoslavia” (p.13), n.f.

Physical Description: (7 leaves)
Box 4

Declaration of Dr. Subasic's Government (p.98), August 7, 1944.

Physical Description: (6 leaves)
Box 4

Jugoslav commercial agreements with other countries. UNRRA-Jugoslav Mission: Statistics branch. July 8, 1946.

Physical Description: (1 leaf, carbon copy)
Box 5

Jugoslav War Crimes Commission. Report to the International Tribunal, Nuernberg.

Physical Description: (87 leaves)
Box 5

Jugoslav War Crimes Commission. Report to the International Tribunal, Nuernberg.

Physical Description: ([33] leaves)
Box 5

Jugoslav Document Book (miscellaneous documents - translated into English).

Box 5

Explanatory Notes on Jugoslav Documents.

Physical Description: ([6] leaves)
Box 5

“Report on Italian crimes against Yugoslavia and its Peoples.” State Commission for the investigation of war crimes. Belgrade, 1946.

Physical Description: (199pp.)
Box 5

“Les sacrifices de la Yougoslavie en vies humaines et en beins dans l' effort de guerre de 1941-1945.” Commission des Réparations de la République Fédérative Populaire de Yougoslavie.

Physical Description: (57pp.)
Box 5

“The debate on the budget for 1946.” Speeches made by the ministers of the government of the F.P.R.J. Ministry of Information. Belgrade, April 1946.

Physical Description: (92pp.)
Box 5

“The war effort of Yugoslavia, 1941-1945.” The Military-Historical Institute of the Federated People's Republic of Yugoslavia.

Physical Description: (41pp. and 5 fold-out maps)
Box 5

“People's youth of Yugoslavia” (in 3 languages).

Physical Description:
Box 5

Yugoslavia (vol.1, no.1). Belgrade, October 1947.

Box 5

Memorandum of the regional national liberation committee for the Slovene littoral and Trieste.

Physical Description: (23 leaves)
Box 5

Memorandum of the government of the Federative People's Republic of Yugoslavia on the economic problem of Trieste.

Physical Description: (16 leaves)
Box 5

Annex to the memorandum of the government of the Federative People's Republic of Yugoslavia on the economic problem of Trieste.

 

Daily News Bulletins

Physical Description: (Carbon copies)
Box 6

June-December 1945.

Physical Description: (6 folders)
Box 7

January-June 1946.

Box 8

July-November 1946.

Physical Description: (Ditto copies)
Box 9

December 1946-January 1947.

Box 10

January-February 1947.

Box 11

February-April 1947.

Box 12

April-May 1497.

Box 12

News bulletins (no.7-9), April 26, 28, & May 1, 1949. Published by TANJUG (Telegraphic Agency New Yugoslavia).

Physical Description: (3 items)
Box 12

News clippings (Various papers and periodicals), v.d.

Physical Description: (11 folders)

Scope and Content Note

re Communism, Eastern Europe, Yugoslavia, and related subjects.
Box 12

“Budget speeches,” 1947.

Scope and Content Note

Also 5-year plan. Included are Jugoslav newspapers, (scattered issues), and dittoed material.
 

United Nations Materials

Box 12

Charter of the United Nations, together with the Statute of the International Court of Justice. San Francisco, 1945.

Box 12

Tomasevich, Jozo. “Postwar Economic Relations.” In Yugoslavia: Foreign Economic Relations, 1918-1941. University of California Press, 1949.

Note

(Reprint from United Nations Series)
 

UNRRA Materials

Box 12

First session of the Council of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. Selected documents: Atlantic City, New Jersey, November 10-December 1, 1943.

Box 12

United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration: Resolutions adopted by the Council at its second session, held at Montreal, September 16-26, 1944. London, 1944.

Box 12

UNRRA at work (no.1-6). London, June 1946.

Scope and Content Note

  • “UNRRA: Structure and operations”
  • “UNRRA in Greece”
  • “UNRRA in Jugoslavia”
  • “UNRRA in Albania”
  • “UNRRA in Poland”
  • “UNRRA in Czechoslovakia”
Box 12

A compilation of the resolutions on policy: Fifth session of the UNRRA Council. Geneva, 1946.

Box 12

The story of UNRRA. Washington, February 15, 1948.

 

Pamphlets and Books, in English and French

Box 13

The British-Yugoslav association, London

Box 13

Wallace, Betty. The trial of Dr. Aloysius Stepinac, 1947.

Box 13

Youth builds a railway, April 1947.

Box 13

Yugoslavia faces the future: The story of the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia, 1947.

Box 13

Yugoslavia today and tomorrow, Summer 1948.

Box 13

Kardelj, Edvard. The march of Yugoslavia. United Committee of Yugoslavs, London, 1945.

Box 13

Marshal Tito speaks. United South Slav Committee, London, 1944.

Box 13

Yugoslav youth fights back. By Captain Slavko Kumar.United South Slav Committee, London, 1944.

Box 13

The epic of Yugoslavia. Described by Marshal Tito and his Generals. United South Slav Committee, London.

Physical Description: (96pp.)
Box 13

Adamic, Louis, ed. Liberation. United Committee of South-Slavic Americans.

Box 13

Kardelj, Edvard. Jugoslavia's Claim to Trieste. United Committee of South-Slavic Americans.

Box 13

Pirinsky, George. For a free Macedonia. United Committee of South-Slavic Americans.

Box 13

Report on New Yugoslavia. By eleven members of the British Parliament. United Committee of South-Slavic Americans.

Box 13

Taylor, A.J.P. Trieste. United Committee of South-Slavic Americans.

Box 13

Tito, Josip Broz. The Yugoslav People's fight to live. United Committee of South-Slavic Americans.

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 13

Tito, Josip Broz. Yugoslavia's Foreign Policy. United Committee of South-Slavic Americans.

Box 13

The Bulletin (incomplete), October 1943-December 1946. United Committee of South-Slavic Americans.

Box 13

These are the people.... American Committee for Yugoslav Relief.

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 13

6 untitled flyers. American Committee for Yugoslav Relief.

Box 13

Extracts from field trip report of Philip E. Nelbach, 1948. United Yugoslav Relief Fund of America.

Box 13

The Slavic American; a quarterly, Summer 1948 and Fall 1948. United Yugoslav Relief Fund of America.

Box 13

Crimea Conference Report, March 1945. Woodrow Wilson Foundation.

Box 13

How will the United Nations Work?July 1945. Woodrow Wilson Foundation.

Box 13

Official documents issued during the two world wars, May 1945. Woodrow Wilson Foundation.

Box 13

Pamphlets on Tito

Box 13

Fast, Howard. The incredible Tito; man of the hour, 1944.

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 13

Fast, Howard. Tito and his people, 1944.

Box 13

Pamphlets on Yugoslavia

Box 13

Cok, Ivan M. The first to resist; story of the first underground movement in this war. London, 1945.

Box 13

Constitution of the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia. Washington, D.C., 1946.

Box 13

Religion in Yugoslavia.... By seven American Protestant clergymen and editors of religious journals who visited Yugoslavia in the summer of 1947 .

Box 13

Statuts de la jeunesse populaire Yougoslavie, 1946.

Box 13

Trieste. Embassy of the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia, Washington D.C., 1946.

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 13

Trivanovitch, Vaso. Mihailovich's treason: documentary evidence. Acorn: Ridgefield, Connecticut, 1946.

Box 13

Yugoslavia: the people's revolution and education (N.E.F. Monograph no.8). London: New Education Fellowship, 1947.

 

Miscellaneous Pamphlets - Various Subjects

Box 13

Brown, Harold Chapman. What is philosophy? Published by California Labor school.

Box 13

Constitution (fundamental law) of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Moscow, 1944.

Box 13

Statement of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia. Beograd, 1948.

Box 13

United Nations Charter - with explanatory notes.... (International Conciliation, no.413). New York: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1945.

Box 13

Weatherwax, John M. Peace key. Los Angeles, 1946.

 

Books

Box 13

Ilin, M. New Russia's primer: the story of the 5-Year Plan. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1931.

Box 13

La ligne des jeunes; oeuvre de la Jeunesse Populaire de Yougoslavie.

 

Periodicals

Box 14

Trideset Dana, November 1945-May 1947.

Physical Description: (14 items)
Box 14

The Modern Quarterly. London, 1947-1948.

Scope and Content Note

  • vol.2, no.3 (Summer 1947)
  • vol.3, no.1 (Winter 1947-1948)
  • vol.3, no.2 (Spring 1948)
Box 14

Changing Epoch Series (no.1-4). London.

Scope and Content Note

“Studies on the new economic, social, and cultural developments that are taking place in the world today.”
Box 14

The Communist: organ of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia.

Scope and Content Note

no.1, October 1946(2 copies, 1 bound).
no.2, January 1947 (2 copies, 1 bound).
Box 14

“How should we meet the threat of the New Comintern?” In Town Meeting, vol.13, no.28 (November 4, 1947). [Bulletin of America's Town Meeting of the Air, broadcast by stations of the American Broadcasting Company].

Box 14

Viesnik Rada: le messager du travail, November 1946-May 1947.

Box 15

Jež (weekly periodical, incomplete), October 13, 1945-April 24, 1948.

Box 14

Kerempuh. Zagreb, 1947.

Physical Description: (2 issues)
 

Miscellaneous Books and Pamphlets

Box 16

Miscellaneous books and pamphlets in Serbo-Croatian and Russian.

Scope and Content Note

Includes Dnevnik, by Vladimir Dedijer, with copious notes in English.
Box 17

Miscellaneous books and pamphlets in various languages -- not English or French.

 

Oversize Materials

Box 18

Group of loose-leaf art prints, apparently in Russian, 1947.

Physical Description: (25 leaves, accompanied by 2 leaves of text)
Box 18

For a lasting peace, for a People's Democracy! Organ of the Information Bureau of the Communist Parties. Belgrade, March 1, 1948-April 1, 1949.

Physical Description: (9 issues)