Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Perrin C. Galpin Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1914-1957.
Collection Number: 57015
Galpin, Perrin C., 1889-1973.
Collection Size: 6 manuscript boxes, 2 envelopes (2.5 linear feet)
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
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[Identification of item], Perrin C. Galpin Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1957.
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Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.
Commission for Relief in Belgium (1914-1930)
American Relief Administration.
United States. President's Famine Emergency Committee.
World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1914-1918--Civilian relief.
World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945--Civilian relief.
United States--Politics and government.
United States--Foreign relations.
United States--Politics and government--20th century.
|1889, August 11
||Born, New Haven, Connecticut
||Graduate studies, Oxford University, Great Britain
||Secretary, Commission for Relief in Belgium (Brussels)
||Instructor of history and economics, Union College, Schenectady, New York
||Served as a captain of field artillery in the U.S. Army in France
||Secretary, Commission for Relief in Belgium (Lille)
||Secretary, American Relief Administration
||Original incorporator, Belgian-Ameircan Educational Foundation; President until 1963
||Incorporator, American Children's Fund; Vice-President from 1936 to 1950
||Honorary Doctorate, University of Louvain, Belgium
||Honorary Doctorate, University of Brussels, Belgium
||Member, Francqui Foundation of Belgium
||Accompanied Herbert Hoover on his trip to Europe
||Member, Council of Administration, Fondation Universitaire de Belgique
||Director, W. T. Grant Co.
||Member, Herbert Hoover Food Mission to Europe and Asia
||Executive Director, Grant Foundation
||Decorated Grand Officer of Leopold II, Belgium
||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.