Inventory of the Mrs. J. E. Thane papers

Finding aid prepared by Sara Ramsey.
Hoover Institution Archives
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Stanford University
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Title: Mrs. J. E. Thane papers
Collection Number: 58026
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1 manuscript box 0.4 linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1897-1936
Abstract: Correspondence, printed matter, and miscellanea, relating to food conservation in Alameda County and to European relief work of various organizations during World War I.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Thane, Mrs. J. E.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Mrs. J. E. Thane papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1958.

Accruals

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Biographical/Historical Note

Laura Thane Whipple was born in 1875 and died in 1966. She was the United States Food Administration Woman Director of Food Conservation for Alameda County, California, during World War I.

Scope and Content of Collection

The papers contain correspondence, printed matter, and miscellanea, relating to food conservation in Alameda County and to European relief work of various organizations during World War I. The papers include official guidelines for conservation of food and household items, with an emphasis on relief in Belgium and France. Two main organizations reflected in the papers include the United States Food Administration and Department of Agriculture.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Food Administration.
Alameda County (Calif.)
International relief.
World War, 1914-1918--Civilian relief.
World War, 1914-1918--Food question.
World War, 1914-1918--United States.

Box/Folder: 1 : 1-2

Correspondence, 1917-1936

Scope and Contents note

Contains letters from the Friends of Belgium organization, Alameda County Republican Assembly, and the Republican State Committee.
Box/Folder: 1 : 3

Miscellaneous correspondence and U.S. Food Administration reports and guidelines, 1918-1919

Scope and Contents note

Contains reports and direct correspondence from the United States Food Administration in Washington, D.C. Includes home conservation guidelines for women in charge of purchasing and preparing food for their family.
Box/Folder: 1 : 4

Photographs, 1906, undated

Scope and Contents note

One print of an unidentified woman and one print of an unidentified man and woman in a Red Cross car.
Box/Folder: 1 : 5

Postcards of Henriette, Queen of Belgium, undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 6

Pamphlet on La Loie Fuller, undated

Scope and Contents note

Relates to Red Cross of Romania.
Box/Folder: 1 : 7

Food and relief, 1917-1918

Scope and Contents note

Emphasis on shipment records and logistics for Belgium and France.
Box/Folder: 1 : 8

Sugar permits, 1918

Scope and Contents note

Includes Red Cross signs, memoranda from the U.S. Treasury Department regarding conservation and the war effort, and U.S. Department of Agriculture Weekly Newsletter.
Box/Folder: 1 : 9

Newspapers and clippings, 1911-1924, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes The Call, San Francisco; The Township Register, Alameda County; Oakland Edition of the San Francisco Examiner.
Box/Folder: 1 : 10

Printed materials, 1897, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes The Spirt of the Nation, a pamphlet containing influential American songs and documents. Other items include war time aid booklets, encouraging Americans to do their part.
Box/Folder: 1 : 11

U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Food Administration, and U.S. Treasury printed materials, 1918

Box/Folder: 1 : 12

U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Food Administration official printed reports and news releases, 1917-1918

Box/Folder: 1 : 13

U.S. Food Administration, Official Food Bulletin, 1918

Box/Folder: 1 : 14

U.S. Food Administration reports, Alameda County, 1918

Box/Folder: 1 : 15

Miscellaneous, 1919, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes U.S. Food Administration promotional signs and sugar purchase receipts.
Box/Folder: 1 : 16

Herbert Hoover campaign door sign, circa 1928