Correspondence, telegrams, memoranda, reports, agreements, minutes, histories, financial records, lists, press summaries,
and photographs relating to American relief in the Soviet Union following the Russian Civil War, and food and public health
problems, agriculture, economic conditions, transportation and communications, and political and social developments, in the
The American Relief Administration was established in February 1919 as the agency designated by President Woodrow Wilson to
administer the relief measures authorized by the Congressional appropriation of $100,000,000 approved February 25, 1919. During
the period of its activity, 1919-1923, offices of the A.R.A. were established in New York, Washington, and major cities of
Europe, the Near East, and Soviet Russia. Russian relief was initiated in August 1921 under an agreement with the Soviet government,
and by 1923 district missions were established in the capitals of most of the provinces of the Russian Socialist Federated
Soviet Republic, the Ukraine, the Crimea, and the North Caucasus.
555 manuscript boxes, 2 cubic foot boxes, 5 oversize boxes, 1 oversize folder
(236.4 linear feet)
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