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European Technical Advisers records
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Correspondence, reports, statistics, and financial records, relating to railway operation, fuel production, and other aspects of economic reconstruction in Austria, Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia.
The European Technical Advisers was a private American advisory organization created in the spring and summer of 1919 by Herbert Hoover, head of the American Relief Administration, in response to concerns that post-peace treaty demobilization of the Central European network of military advisers would leave a serious vacuum in the coordination of highly-complicated economic and technical functions. Technological novelty, governmental disorganization and international antagonisms, as well as wartime disruption of industrial infrastructures, were major problems threatening the rapid re-establishment of economic stability in the area.
69 manuscript boxes (28.7 Linear Feet)
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