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 Soviet Union.
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.
557 manuscript boxes, 2 cubic foot boxes, 5 oversize
boxes, 2 oversize folders
(236.2 Linear Feet)
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samples removed from box 454 may not be used without permission of the Archivist.
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audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted
before providing access.