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Preliminary Inventory to the Thomas James Orbison Papers, 1919-1922
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Box 1, Folder 1

Typewritten copy of diary written by Dr. Orbison while serving with the American Relief Administration in Latvia, 1919-1920

Folder 2

Manuscript copy of same diary

Folder 3

"The Bermondt Affair," typescript copy of article by Dr. Orbison

Folder 4

"Review of Latvia and the Activity of the Latvian Children's Relief Association," typescript, 1921 February-1922 June

Folder 5

Children's letters and hand-painted pictures presented to Dr. Orbison by the "American Children Kitchen at No. 4 Dunamunde Str., Hagensberg."

Folder 6

Felt-covered folder, with hand-painted and embroidered design on front cover, containing photographs and scroll thanking Dr. Orbison for the assistance rendered the "poor Russian military families" in Riga. Presented 1920 July 20

Folder 7

Letter of gratitude to Dr. Orbison from Ulmanis, Prime Minister of Latvia, 1920 July 23

Box 2, Folder 1

Album of photographs with metal plate on cover inscribed to Dr. Orbison by people of Dvinsk (Donaburg, Latvia), 1920 July 23

Folder 2

Gray leather album of photographs presented "by the Strand Section composed of very poor fishing communities (near Riga)," 1920 July 11

Folder 3

Red buckram folio containing photographs, letters, and other momentos expressing thanks and gratitude from the people of Latvia

Box 3, Folder 1

"Children, Inc.," manuscript regarding T. J. Orbison's relief work in Latvia

Box 4

Oversize items


Large album of photographs, hand-woven design and heavy metal plaque on front cover, presented to Dr. Orbison by city of Courland (Latvia), where first American Relief Administration feeding station was opened


Suede case with metal plaque, corners, and clasp, containing scroll of thanks and photographs, presented to Dr. Orbison by the people of Riga, 1920 July 24


Leather case with multi-colored, enameled metal corners and plaque on front cover, containing scroll expressing appreciation to Dr. Orbison from members of the dental profession of the Free Clinic for Children, Riga, Latvia

Box: 5, Oversize folder :

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