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Register of the Henry W. Hamilton papers
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Description
Correspondence, reports, bulletins, and photographs relating to social conditions in Poland and the Soviet Union and to American Friends Service Committee relief work.
Background
Henry W. Hamilton was a Quaker (Society of Friends) from Aux Vasse, Missouri and an American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) relief worker in Poland and the Soviet Union from 1923 to 1924. This was along the old "Eastern Battle Front," where, as chief of an out-post with 32 Russian workers and 160 horses, he directed housing and agricultural reconstruction in an area burned out by the Russians in their "scorched earth" policy. For a time, he was on the Kirgiz Steppes in Russian Siberia, where 60% of the population starved to death in the great famine of 1919 to 1923.
Extent
3 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize folder (1.4 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
The collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.