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Register of the Perrin C. Galpin Papers, 1914-1957
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Perrin C. Galpin Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1914-1957.
    Collection Number: 57015
    Creator: Galpin, Perrin C., 1889-1973.
    Collection Size: 6 manuscript boxes, 2 envelopes (2.5 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, reports, photographs, clippings, and printed matter, relating to the Commission for Relief in Belgium, the American Relief Administration, Herbert Hoover and American electoral politics, and the 1938 trip to Europe and 1946 food relief activities in Europe of Herbert Hoover.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language: English.

    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], Perrin C. Galpin Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1957.

    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.

    Access Points

    Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.
    Commission for Relief in Belgium (1914-1930)
    American Relief Administration.
    United States. President's Famine Emergency Committee.
    International relief.
    World War, 1914-1918.
    World War, 1914-1918--Civilian relief.
    World War, 1939-1945.
    World War, 1939-1945--Civilian relief.
    Belgium.
    United States--Politics and government.
    United States--Foreign relations.
    United States--Politics and government--20th century.

    Biographical Note

    1889, August 11 Born, New Haven, Connecticut
    1913-1914 Graduate studies, Oxford University, Great Britain
    1914-1915 Secretary, Commission for Relief in Belgium (Brussels)
    1916-1917 Instructor of history and economics, Union College, Schenectady, New York
    1917-1918 Served as a captain of field artillery in the U.S. Army in France
    1918-1919 Secretary, Commission for Relief in Belgium (Lille)
    1919-1923 Secretary, American Relief Administration
    1920 Original incorporator, Belgian-Ameircan Educational Foundation; President until 1963
    1923 Incorporator, American Children's Fund; Vice-President from 1936 to 1950
    1928 Honorary Doctorate, University of Louvain, Belgium
    1930 Honorary Doctorate, University of Brussels, Belgium
    1932- Member, Francqui Foundation of Belgium
    1938 Accompanied Herbert Hoover on his trip to Europe
    1945- Member, Council of Administration, Fondation Universitaire de Belgique
    1945-1955 Director, W. T. Grant Co.
    1946 Member, Herbert Hoover Food Mission to Europe and Asia
    1947-1955 Executive Director, Grant Foundation
    1951 Decorated Grand Officer of Leopold II, Belgium
    1956 Editor: Hugh Gibson, 1883-1954
    1973, August 11 Died, Pelham Manor, New York

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Correspondence, reports, photographs, clippings, and printed matter, relating to the Commission for Relief in Belgium, the American Relief Administration, Herbert Hoover and American electoral politics, and the 1938 trip to Europe and 1946 food relief activities in Europe of Herbert Hoover.