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

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

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
Processed by:
Hoover Institution Archives staff
Encoded by:
James Lake
© 1998 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Thomas James Orbison Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1919-1922
Collection number: XX107
Creator: Orbison, Thomas J. (Thomas James), 1866-1938
Collection Size: 3 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 1 slide box, 1 oversize folder ((3.3 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Diaries, writings, photographs, and memorabilia, relating to relief work in Latvia at the end of World War I.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Thomas James Orbison papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives.

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

American Relief Administration. European Children's Fund.
International relief.
World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1914-1918--Civilian relief.
World War, 1914-1918--Latvia.
Latvia.
Slides (Photography)


Container List

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 :

Incremental materials

Scope and Content Note

This addition to the collection has not yet been described. Please let the Hoover Institution Archvies know if you would like to see this material described.