Register of the Belgian subject collection

Finding aid prepared by Olga Dunlop
Hoover Institution Library and Archives
© 1997
434 Galvez Mall
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-6003

Title: Belgian subject collection
Date (inclusive): 1890-2012
Collection Number: XX754
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: In English, French, and Flemish
Physical Description: 5 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes (3.0 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Clippings, newspaper issues, pamphlets, leaflets, reports, cartoons, and photographs, relating to miscellaneous aspects of twentieth-century Belgian history, and especially to the destruction of the Library of the Universite catholique de Louvain during World War I and its subsequent reconstruction.


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Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Belgian subject collection, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

World War, 1914-1918 -- Belgium
Belgium -- History
Elections -- Belgium
Belgium -- Politics and government
Université catholique de Louvain (1835-1969)


SUBJECT FILE 1890-1973

Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous printed matter related to Belgian political and social history. Also includes material relating to the destruction of the library of the University of Louvain, Belgium, during World War I, and its subsequent reconstruction.

General, University of Louvain

box 1, folder 1-2

General. Miscellaneous printed matter related to the destruction and rebuilding of the library at the University of Louvain 1914-1973

box 1, folder 3

Correspondence from the Rector of University of Louvain to the President of Stanford University 1920

box 1, folder 4-12

History. Pamphlets, leaflets, newspaper issues, reports, and cartoons, l890-l958, relating to Belgium in the two world wars, relief activities there, politics, finance, socialism, labor and social problems, religion, and nationality problems in Belgium. Includes an announcement, l890, issued by the Parti Ouvrier Belge, of the International Workmen's Congress to be held in Brussels in l89l, and a pamphlet, l950, entitled The Surrender of King Leopold, by Joseph P. Kennedy and James M. Landis. Mainly in French and Flemish.

box 2

History. Same as above OVERSIZE FILE, 1914-1974.

box 3

Four scrapbooks of clippings relating to the University of Louvain

box 4

Four scrapbooks of clippings relating to the University of Louvain


OVERSIZE FILE 1914-1973.

Scope and Contents note

Four scrapbooks of clippings relating to the University of Louvain.
box 3

OVERSIZE FILE 1914-1973.

box 4

OVERSIZE FILE 1914-1973.

box 5

Material not yet described

box 6

Material not yet described

box 7

Material not yet described