Register of the Charlotte Hoffman Kellogg papers

Finding aid prepared by Beth Goder
Hoover Institution Library and Archives
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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

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Use

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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

 

Speeches and writings 1917-1956

Scope and Contents note

Includes typescripts, clippings, reprints, and correspondence. Arranged chronologically.
box 1, folder 1

"Address by Mrs. Charlotte Kellogg." Speech before the Canadian Club of Ottawa 1917

box 1, folder 2

Bobbins of Belgium, James Healy correspondence 1917-1920

box 1, folder 3

Articles by Charlotte Kellogg, clippings and reprints 1917-1926

box 1, folder 4

"A and E." Speech circa 1919

box 1, folder 5

Jadwiga, Poland's Great Queen, typescript 1931

box 1, folder 6

Bibliography 1956

 

Relief work file 1916-1948

Scope and Contents note

Includes clippings, reports, scrapbooks, and awards. Arranged alphabetically by subject or format, with oversize materials at the end of the series.
box 1, folder 7

Belgium 1916-1917, undated

box 1, folder 8

Belgian lace clippings circa 1917-1920

box 1, folder 9

Passports and travel documents 1916

Scope and Contents note

Includes certificate for Commission for Relief in Belgium
box 1, folder 10

Poland, report of relief work 1948

 

Oversize materials

map_case case

Médaille Commémorative du Comité National, Belgium certificate 1919

 

Scrapbooks

box 2

To Charlotte Kellogg from orphans in Charleroi, Belgium 1920

Scope and Contents note

Includes clippings at end of bound volume
box 2

To the California Committee from orphans in Charleroi, Belgium 1920