Charles H. Johnson
American Relief Administration Papers, 1917-1923


Quantity: 2 boxes (0.50 cubic ft.)
Access: Collection is open to research
Acquisition: Accessioned, January 1929.


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Biographical Note:

Charles H. Johnson was a secretary of the New York State Board of Charities and was active in the Russian famine relief efforts of the American Relief Administration.

Scope and Content Note:

These papers are divided into two components. The first component consists of pamphlets and publications of the American Relief Administration (A.R.A.) including newsletters, information leaflets, reports, blank forms, and a membership list. This component also contains a large number of memoranda dealing with Russian famine relief efforts of the A.R.A.

The second component of the collection consists exclusively of newspaper clippings and articles on the famine, the Bolshevik Revolution, Marxism, communism, Russian literature and a large number of reviews of books on Russia from the New York Times Book Review section.

Box and Folder List:

Box Folder Contents
    Pamphlets & Booklets
1 1 1) American Relief Administration. “Clothing Remittances to Russia” (New York, 1922) (2 copies)
1 1 2) American Relief Administration. A Review of the Work of the American Relief Administration in Austria (Vienna, 1921)
1 1 3) Bedford, A.C. Problems Confronting the Petroleum Industry ([St. Louis, Mo.?], 1922)
1 1 4) Toynbee, A.J. The German Terror in France (London, New York: Hodder & Stoughton, 1917)
1 1 5) National Information Bureau (U.S.). Commission on Russian Relief. The Russian Famines, 1921-22, 1922-23: Summary Report of the Commission on Russian Relief of the National Information Bureau, Inc. (New York, 1923?).
1 2 American Relief Association Bulletin “Who’s Where in the A.R.A.”
December 1923
1 3 Food remittance forms
1 4 American Relief Administration - blank forms
1 5 American Relief Administration Bulletins, Newsletters, etc.
1 6 Great Britain. Committee to Collect Information on Russia. Report (Political & Economic) of the Committee to Collect Information on Russia. (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1920)
1 7 American Relief Administration - Russian unit
Information leaflets, instruction guides, news briefs and releases, inspection memoranda and reports.
2   Newspaper clippings, magazine articles (1920s) re: Russia, post-war Europe, A.R.A. work
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