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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Collection Summary

    Title: Vernon Lyman Kellogg papers
    Dates: circa 1902-1932
    Collection Number: 56004
    Creator: Kellogg, Vernon L. (Vernon Lyman), 1867-1937.
    Collection Size: 2 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 1 album box, 1 oversize folder (4.7 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives .
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: The papers include writings, correspondence, printed matter, photographs, drawings, and certificates relating to relief work in Belgium during World War I, the relief activities of Herbert Hoover, and the world food problem.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: The collection is in English, with some documents in French, German, and Polish .

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Vernon Lyman Kellogg papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1956.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Related Materials

    Charlotte Hoffman Kellogg papers, Hoover Institution Archives
    Commission for Relief in Belgium records, Hoover Institution Archives
    United States Food Administration records, Hoover Institution Archives
    Jean Kellogg Dickie collection, Hoover Institution Archives
    Kellogg-Dickie papers, Yale University Library Manuscripts and Archives

    Separated Materials

    Materials related to Charlotte Kellogg have been moved to the Charlotte Hoffman Kellogg papers.

    Biographical/Historical Note

    1867 December 1 Born, Emporia, Kansas
    1889 Bachelor of Science, University of Kansas
    1890-1893 Assistant professor of entomology, University of Kansas
    1892 Master of Science, University of Kansas
    1893-1894 Associate professor of entomology, University of Kansas
    1894-1895 Assistant and associate professor of entomology, Stanford University
    1896-1920 Professor of entomology, and of entomology and bionomics, Stanford University
    1908 Married Charlotte Hoffman
    1910 Daughter, Jean Kellogg, born in Berkeley, California
    1915-1916 Director, Brussels, American Commission for Relief in Belgium
    1917-1919 Assistant to U.S. food administrator; Chief of mission to Poland, American Relief Administration
    1918 Chairman, Division of Agriculture, National Research Council
    1918-1921 Special investigator in Russia, American Relief Administration
    1919-1934 Various positions for the National Research Council, including permanent secretary
    1920-1931 Director and member, Executive Committee of Commission for Relief in Belgium Educational Foundation
    1921-1933 Member, board of trustees, Science Service
    1922-1932 Member, Executive Committee of the Rockefeller Foundation
    1925-1931 Member, Executive Committee of International Research Council
    1931 Secretary emeritus, National Research Council
    1937 August 8 Died in Hartford, Connecticut

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Vernon Lyman Kellogg papers include writings, correspondence, printed matter, photographs, and certificates relating to relief work in Belgium and Poland during World War I, the relief activities of Herbert Hoover, and the world food problem.
    In addition to his scientific work, Vernon Kellogg was involved in various relief efforts, including the Commission for Relief in Belgium as the director in Brussels, where he was later joined by his wife Charlotte Hoffman Kellogg. The Biographical file contains a biographical sketch listing positions he held throughout his career, as well as a bibliography of his numerous published works. Some of those works can be found in the Speeches and writings file, which contains writings by Kellogg concerning relief efforts, Herbert Hoover, and the world food problem.
    The Relief work file relates to Kellogg's involvement in the Commission for Relief in Belgium and the United States Food Administration, including Kellogg's travel documentation. The correspondence includes a letter from Herbert Hoover.
    The Oversize material includes materials related to Kellogg's relief work, such as a photo album with pictures of members of the Commission for Relief in Belgium, as well as various awards that Kellogg received for his aid efforts. In addition, the file includes Kellogg's diplomas, a children's book written in French, and a tracing of a Colorado River map used on a trip that took place from December 1901 to January 1902.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.
    American Relief Administration.
    United States. Food Administration.
    Food supply.
    International relief.
    World War, 1914-1918--Belgium.
    World War, 1914-1918--Civilian relief.
    World War, 1914-1918--Food question.
    World War, 1914-1918--United States.
    Drawings.