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Inventory of the Charles Nelson Leach Papers
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World War I in Europe materials, 1917-1920

Language of the Materials: Some of the materials are in French.
Box 1

Diaries, 1917-1919


Photo albums, 1917, 1920

Box 2

Members of the Commission for Relief in Belgium, 1917

Box 3

American Relief Administration albums, 1920


World War II in Philippines materials, 1942-1945


Correspondence, 1942-1945

Scope and Contents note

Consists of correspondence sent to and from Dr. Leach. The bulk of the correspondence is in regards to Dr. Leach's fellow internees in the Philippines, with people writing to inquire if Dr. Leach knew their relatives or colleagues. As a result, Dr. Leach organized this type of correspondence by the last name of the internee, rather than by the name of the inquiring relatives or friends. Other correspondence includes letters and telegrams welcoming Dr. Leach home after he was repatriated in December 1943, as well as job offers and requests to speak. These latter instances are organized alphabetically by the name of the sender.
Box/Folder 4 : 1

Lists of internee names and contacts

Scope and Contents note

Included with these materials is a list titled "Internees About Whom Dr. C.N. Leach Has Corresponded or Conferred," which is an alphabetical list of said internees, along with the name and address of the person notified. A large portion of the alphabetized correspondence is based on this list of internees.
Box/Folder 4 : 2-3


Scope and Contents note

These two folders contain correspondence that did not fit easily into the alphabetical correspondence files, either because there was no signature or it was illegible, or because it was unclear where the item was placed in Dr. Leach's original organizational scheme.
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Box/Folder 5 : 5

Florence Leach

Scope and Contents note

A few pieces of correspondence sent to Florence Leach by her husband's colleagues and a note from a woman seeking information about someone in an internment camp.

Documentation of internment camps, 1942-1943

Scope and Contents note

Data and reports gathered and prepared by a committee of internees to provide information regarding internment conditions in the Philippine Islands. Committee members were A.K. Aurell, Ray P. Cronin, C.N. Leach, W. Portrude, Hugh L. Robinson, Ewald Selph, O.G. Steen, and M.E. Vitally.
Box/Folder 5 : 6

Los Baños report

Box/Folder 5 : 7

Copies of portions of Los Baños report

Box/Folder 5 : 8

Santo Tomas report

Box/Folder 5 : 9

Copies of portions of Santo Tomas report

Box/Folder 5 : 10

Nutrition data

Box/Folder 5 : 11

Population data

Box/Folder 5 : 12

Cover letters for data/reports

Box/Folder 5 : 13

Outlines of questions to answer about camp conditions

Box/Folder 6 : 1

Internews, 1942

Scope and Contents note

Bound volume of January - June 1942 issues of Internews and Campus Health, newsletters produced by the internees at Santo Tomas Internment Camp, published in 1942 by Relief for Americans in Philippines.
Box/Folder 6 : 2

Collected materials, 1943, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes invitations, articles, clippings, short list of Rockefeller Foundation International Health Division projects in the Philippines in 1941, and a transcription of a statement by Protestant missionaries in the Philippines.
Box/Folder 6 : 3

Relief for Americans in Philippines, 1942-1944

Scope and Contents note

Includes an overview of the organization's objectives and activites and copies of select newsletters.

Belgian-American Educational Foundation and the Belgian Congo materials, 1939, 1949-1959, 1964-1965

Box/Folder 6 : 4

Correspondence, 1952-1955

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence to and from Dr. Leach regarding the trip to the Belgian Congo he took with fellow members of the Belgian-American Education Foundation.
Box/Folder 6 : 5

Writings, 1953, 1955

Scope and Contents note

Includes a draft which provides some background information on the Belgian-American Education Foundation (BAEF) and its involvement in the Belgian Congo and also details the aims of the survey mission to the Belgian Congo by members of the BAEF; Dr. Leach's travel journal from his trip to the Belgian Congo in 1955.
Box/Folder 6 : 6

Personal items, 1955

Scope and Contents note

Includes addresses of Belgian colleagues, a hotel receipt, an invitation to lunch from the governor of Leopoldville, blank picture postcards, and blank hotel stationery.

Printed materials, 1949-1958

Scope and Contents note

Various printed materials about aspects of the Belgian Congo collected by Dr. Leach in the course of preparing for his trip.
Box/Folder 6 : 7

Journals and articles, 1953-1958

Box/Folder 6 : 8

Newspaper clippings, 1952-1958

Box/Folder 6 : 9

Travel brochures, circa 1949-1954

Box/Folder 6 : 10

Copies of travel brochures, 1952-1953


Belgian-American Education Foundation (BAEF) materials, 1939, 1958-1959, 1964-1965

Box/Folder 6 : 11

By-laws and history, 1939, 1964

Box/Folder 6 : 12

Correspondence and events, 1959, 1965

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence between Dr. Leach and his BAEF colleagues, as well as an invitation to, and menus for, BAEF dinner events.
Box/Folder 6 : 13

Herbert Hoover, 1958, 1959, 1965

Scope and Contents note

Consists of the text of speeches Hoover gave (two in Brussels in 1958 and one for the Commission for Relief in Belgium's 45th anniversary dinner in 1959) and a brief biography of Hoover reprinted from the 1965 Year Book of the American Philosophical Society.
Sound recordings Record Cabinet

Sound recordings, 1943, undated

Scope and Contents note

Three sound lacquer discs.

Musical radio broadcast and sound recording of a man talking to his dog, undated

Conditions Governing Access note

Use copy reference number: 2011c40_a_0008504

Scope and Contents note

Parts 1 and 2: Side A of the disc is recordings of music, probably recorded from the radio. Part 3 is a man talking to his dog about a bird outside the window and various tricks he wants the dog to perform.

Musical radio broadcast, undated

Conditions Governing Access note

Use copy reference number: 2011c40_a_0008505

Japan Broadcasting Company radio broadcast, 1943 May 21

Conditions Governing Access note

Use copy reference number: 2011c40_a_0008506

Scope and Contents note

This recording sounds like it was sourced from the radio airwaves. It is a reading of a letter from Charles Nelson Leach, POW, to his family.