Register of the Sidney Brooks papers

Finding aid prepared by Emilia Schrier
Hoover Institution Archives
434 Galvez Mall
Stanford University
Stanford, CA, 94305-6010
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© 2013

Title: Sidney Brooks papers
Date (inclusive): 1925-1927
Collection Number: 53009
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1 manuscript box (0.4 linear feet)
Abstract: The Sidney Brooks papers contain correspondence, mailing lists, reviews, synopses, and other materials relating to his book on American-German Relations after World War I, America and Germany, 1918-1925 (1925). The collection also includes a photograph of Sidney Brooks.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Brooks, Sidney, 1892-.


Collection is open for research.
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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Sidney Brooks papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1953.


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Biographical/Historical Note

1892 December 20 Born in New York City
1913 Graduated from Interlaken School, Rolling Prairie, Indiana
1917 Enlisted in U.S. Army with 19th Engineers, sailed to France
1919 Joined office of Allied Director of Relief in Paris, in charge of supply and distribution of food to Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and northwestern Russia.
1919 Awarded Varsovia Medal by the government of Poland.
1920-1923 Worked with Herbert Hoover in the American Relief Administration in Europe. Became member of managment and executive committees, chief of the Department of Records, Statistics and History, and founded and edited the American Relief Administration Review.
1924 Returned to United States.
1926-1932 Worked for International Telephone & Telegraph Co. as statistician and head of information bureau.
1933-1935 Served as director of Bureau of Economic Research for the Republican Senatorial and Congressional Committee.
1937 Returned to active duty with Army as assistant executive officer in the Central Records Office of the 2nd Corps Area.
1940 Became news officer for Civilian Conservation Corps.
1942 Appointed assistant vice-chairman of the War Production Board, Washington, D.C.
1944 April 15 Died in Washington, D.C.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Sidney Brooks collection contains correspondence, mailing lists,memoranda, reviews, publicity materials, and other materials relating to his book on American-German Relations after World War I. The book, America and Germany, 1918-1925 (1925), discusses American aid efforts to Germany: why they were made, what purposes they served, and what difficulties were encountered. The book's preface, synposes, and some quotations are also included. This collection also includes a photograph of Sidney Brooks.

Arrangement Statement

The collection is organized into 3 series: America and Germany, 1918-1925 file; Clipping; and Photograph.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

American Relief Administration.
Germany--Economic conditions.
Germany--Foreign relations--United States.
Germany--Politics and government--1918-1933.
International relief.
United States--Foreign relations--Germany.
World War, 1914-1918--Civilian relief.
World War, 1914-1918--Germany.


America and Germany, 1918-1925 file 1924-1927


Correspondence 1924-1927

Box/Folder: 1 : 1

To and from Sidney Brooks 1924-1926

Box/Folder: 1 : 2

To and from other individuals 1927

Box/Folder: 1 : 3

Mailing Lists 1925

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

Memoranda 1924

Box/Folder: 1 : 5

Publicity materials 1925

Box/Folder: 1 : 6

Preface 1925

Box/Folder: 1 : 7

Reviews 1925-1926

Box/Folder: 1 : 8

Quotations 1925

Box/Folder: 1 : 9

Synopses 1925

Box/Folder: 1 : 10

Miscellany 1925

Box/Folder: 1 : 11

Clipping 1926

Box/Folder: 1 : 12

Photograph 1925