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  • Title: Charlotte Hoffman Kellogg papers
    Date (inclusive): 1916-1956
    Collection Number: 56029
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1 manuscript box, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder (2.8 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: The Charlotte Kellogg papers include speeches and writings, correspondence, printed matter, and scrapbooks relating to relief work in Belgium during World War I and in Poland during and after World War II, and to Queen Jadwiga of Poland.
    Creator: Kellogg, Charlotte
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

    Access

    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.

    Use

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1956.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Charlotte Hoffman Kellogg papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical/Historical Note

    1874 Born, Grand Island, Nebraska
    1900 Ph.B., University of California
    1903-1907 English teacher, Anna Head's School in Berkeley, California
    1910s or 1920s, circa Speaking tour for the U.S. Food Administration
    1915 Organized the California Committee for Relief in Belgium and Northern France
    1916 Worked for the Commission for Relief in Belgium
    1917 Author, Women of Belgium: Turning Tragedy to Triumph
    1918 Returned to Belgium and studied lace-making
    1919 Traveled to Poland and studied the work of Polish women
    1920 Author, Bobbins of Belgium
    1921 Escorted Marie Curie to the United States
    1928-1929, circa Campaigned for Herbert Hoover
    1931 Author, Jadwiga: Poland's Great Queen
    1939-1946, circa Chairman, Paderewski Testimonial Fund
    1939-1948, circa Director, Commission for Polish Relief
    1960 May Died
    1908 Married Vernon Kellogg
    1910 Daughter, Jean Kellogg, born in Berkeley, California
    Sources:
    Irene Alexander. "Carmel Highlands Resident Presents Banquet Cloth to Hoover Library," Peninsula Herald. May 23, 1955.
    Guide to the Kellogg-Dickie Papers. Yale University Library Manuscripts and Archives. http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.0626

    Scope and Content of Collection

    An author and relief worker, Charlotte Kellogg provided aid to the people of Belgium and Poland. In 1916, she traveled to Belgium to work with the Commission for Relief in Belgium (CRB), an organization directed by her husband, Vernon Kellogg. As an assignment for the CRB, Herbert Hoover asked Charlotte Kellogg to study the women of Belgium and publicize her findings. In addition to various articles, Kellogg published Women of Belgium: Turning Tragedy to Triumph, which contains an introduction by Herbert Hoover, and Bobbins of Belgium, which documents the Belgian lace industry. Many of the Speeches and writings in the collection reflect Charlotte's role as a relief worker and advocate, drawing from her experiences in Belgium. This file also includes a typescript of her book on Queen Jadwiga of Poland.
    The Relief work file contains two scrapbooks, identical except for small formatting elements, which were given to Kellogg and the California Committee for Relief in Belgium by an orphanage in Charleroi, Belgium. The scrapbooks contain photographs and descriptions in French of the orphans, scenes from their daily lives, and scenes of destruction from World War I.
    The Charlotte Hoffman Kellogg papers were originally part of the Vernon Lyman Kellogg collection, until documents related specifically to Charlotte were separated.
    Source:
    Irene Alexander. "Carmel Highlands Resident Presents Banquet Cloth to Hoover Library," Peninsula Herald. May 23, 1955.

    Related Materials

    Vernon Lyman Kellogg papers, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
    Paderewski Testimonial Fund records, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
    Commission for Relief in Belgium records, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
    Commission for Polish Relief records, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
    Jean Kellogg Dickie collection, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
    Kellogg-Dickie papers, Yale University Library Manuscripts and Archives

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    World War, 1914-1918 -- Civilian relief
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Poland
    International relief
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Civilian relief
    World War, 1914-1918 -- Belgium
    Commission for Relief in Belgium (1914-1930)
    Jadwiga, Queen of Poland, approximately 1374-1399