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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace European Center records, 1910-1954

Series I: Activités, 1911-1914, 1918-1938

The Activités series comprises files on particular Centre Européen projects and intiatives, subjects, individuals (including special correspondents), and organizations. It includes material on the Endowment's reconstruction projects in Fargniers, Reims, and Louvain, its Division of Relations with Germany (Allemagne), the Austro-American Institute of Education, conferences and inquires on the Balkans, the American Library in Paris, the British and American Students' Conference, the Fondation des États-Unis, the Dunford House Association, the Institut International de Coopération Intellectuelle, International Mind Alcoves, International Relations Clubs, Florence Wilson, and visits organized by the Endowment.

See also Series XII. Subventions for more material on various activities supported by the Endowment.

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Subseries I.A: Académie de Droit International de la Haye, 1925-1934, 1936-1937

Box 1 Folder 1-5 Académie de Droit International de la Haye, 1925-1934 1936-1937, 1925-1934, 1936-1937

Subseries I.B: Albanie, 1920-1923

In 1920 under the auspices of the Centre, Justin Godart, former vice-president of the Chamber of Deputies and a member of the Centre's Advisory Council, made an unofficial visit to Albania. The resulting report was entitled L'Albanie en 1921.

Box 1 Folder 6-8 1920-1923

Box 1 Folder 9 Banque d'Albanie

Godart, Justin

Box 2 Folder 1-3 L' Albanie en, 1921

Box 2 Folder 4 L' Albanie en, 1922

Subseries I.C: Allemagne, 1921-1927

In February 1922 the Baron d'Estournelles de Constant asked Henri Lichtenberger, professor of German Literature at the Sorbonne, to visit Germany to gauge the state of German public opinion. As a result of his visit, the Centre held a conference of representative Frenchmen and Germans. This conference led to the Centre's establishing a Division of Relations with Germany. Lichtenberger ran the division; he corresponded with individuals in Germany and Central Europe and held regular meetings and discussions in Paris. His collaborators included Hellmut von Gerlach (in Berlin) and F.W. Foerster.

This subseries includes general correspondence on the Endowment's activities in Germany, material regarding lectures on Germany or delivered in Germany (and in some cases the texts of the lectures), clippings, posters, requests for the Endowment's support, meeting minutes and transcripts (proces-verbal) and reports from Endowment correspondents on the situation in Germany.

Divers (See also Series XIII. Oversize Material):

Box 2 Folder 5 1921-1922

Box 3 Folder 1-3 1923-1927

Box 3 Folder 4 Bank Vest Eckel & Cie., 1923-1926

Box 3 Folder 5 Decker, Dr., 1923

Box 3 Folder 6 Deutche Liga für Menschenrechte, 1924

Box 3 Folder 7 Deutsches Friedenkartell (La Fédération des Sociétés Allemandes de la Paix, 1924

Box 3 Folder 8 Eberhard, Raimund, 1922

Box 3 Folder 9 Ecoles, Professeurs, Instituteurs, 1922

Box 3 Folder 10 Eisenman, Louis, 1923-1925

Box 3 Folder 11 Erlich, 1924

Box 3 Folder 12-14 Foerster, F.W. (Special Correspondent. Switzerland), 1922-1927

Box 3 Folder 1 Friedenswarte, 1925-1926

Box 4 Folder 2-4 Gerlach, Hellmut von (Special Correspodent. Germany), 1922-1927

Box 4 Folder 5 Grelling, Richard, 1923

Box 4 Folder 6 Grosch, George, 1922-1923

Box 4 Folder 7 Guidde, L., 1923

Box 4 Folder 8 Haguenin, 1921-1922

Box 4 Folder 9 Hammer, Walter, 1922

Box 4 Folder 10 Kanner, Heinrich, 1922-1923

Box 4 Folder 11 Kautsky, K., 1923

Box 4 Folder 12 Kessler, Comte Henry, 1921-1924

Box 4 Folder 13 Kuczynski, Dr. R., 1923-1925

Box 4 Folder 14 Lauret, René, 1923

Box 4 Folder 15 Lehmann-Rüssbüldt, Otto, 1922-1924

Box 5 Folder 1-5 Lichtenberger, Henri, 1922-1927

Box 5 Folder 6 Liste d'addresses de professeurs allemandes, 1927

Box 5 Folder 7 Manifestations antimilitaristes en Allemagne, 1921

Box 5 Folder 8 Mennschheit (articles Foerster dans), 1922-1923

Box 5 Folder 9 Muehlon-Conférence de 20 décembre 1924 1924, 1924, 1924

Box 5 Folder 10 Müller, Hans, 1924

Box 6 Folder 1 Nippold, Otfried (Special Correspondent. Saarlouis, Territoire de la Saare), 1922-1924

Box 6 Folder 2 Oestreich, Paul, 1922

Box 6 Folder 3 Ombredanne-Discours, 1922

Box 6 Folder 4 Pissot, Suzanne, 1922-1923

Box 6 Folder 5 Publications Allemandes, 1922-1923

Box 6 Folder 6 Rascher, Max, 1922

Box 6 Folder 7 Rehmke, 1923

Box 6 Folder 8 René, Charles (Consul é Stettin), 1923-1924

Box 6 Folder 9 Réunions, 1922

Box 6 Folder 10 Subventions, 1925

Box 6 Folder 11 Syndicats Allemandes, 1921

Box 6 Folder 12 Valyi, 1923

Subseries I.D: Austro-American Institute of Education (Dr. Paul Dengler), 1928-1937

Box 6 Folder 13-15 1928-1931

Box 7 Folder 1-4 1932-1937

Subseries I.E: Les Balkans, 1932-1937

Les Conférences Balkaniques:

Box 7 Folder 5-6 1932-1933

Box 8 Folder 1-4 1933-1937


Box 8 Folder 5 1932-1933

Box 9 Folder 1-3 1933-1935

Box 9 Folder 4 Conférence Economique des Etats Balkaniques (David Mitrany, 1927-1928

Enquête dans les Balkans

Box 9 Folder 5 Texte français

Box 10 Texte français (continué)

Box 11 Folder 1-3 Appendices et Annexes

Box 11 Folder 4-5 Texte anglais

Box 12 Folder 1 Texte anglais (continué)

Box 12 Folder 2-3 Appendices, annexes, cartes, et illustrations

Subseries I.F: Bibliothèque Américaine (American Library in Paris), 1922-1934

Babcock served for several years as the President of the Library's board. These files also Include material regarding École de Bibliothécaires.

See also Florence Wilson (in this series) and Babcock's Correspondance diverse (VII.B.1)

Box 12 Folder 4-5 1922-1925

Box 13 1926-1929 Aug, 1926-1929

Box 14 1929 Sept-1932, 1929

Box 15 Folder 1-2 1933-1934

Subseries I.G: British and American Students' Conference, 1929

Box 15 Folder 3 British and American Students' Conference, 1929

Subseries I.H: Carnegie Visiting Professors, 1928-1929

Box 15 Folder 4 Carnegie Visiting Professors, 1928-1929

Subseries I.I: Chambre de Commerce Américaine (American Chamber of Commerce in Paris), 1925

Box 15 Folder 5 Chambre de Commerce Américaine (American Chamber of Commerce in Paris), 1925

Subseries I.J: Chambre de Commerce Internationale, 1938

See also Series III. Associations diverses-1935-documents (100.2)

Box 15 Folder 6 Chambre de Commerce Internationale, 1938

See also Series III. Associations diverses-1935-documents (100.2)

Subseries I.K: Cité Universitaire. Université de Paris. Fondation des États-Unis (La Maison Américaine), 1921, 1928-1937

Box 16 1921 1928-1936, 1921, 1928-1936

Box 17 Folder 1 1937

Subseries I.L: Conference Économique et Monétaire, 1934-1935

The full title of the conference was "International conference held at Chatham House, London, March5-7, 1935 on steps to be taken to restore confidence by promotion of trade and reduction of unemployment, stabilization of national monetary systems, and better organization of the family of nations to give security and strengthen the foundations on which international peace must rest."

Box 17 Folder 2-4 1934-1935

Box 18 Folder 1 1935

Subseries I.M: Correspondants de la Dotation, 1928-1931

Box 18 Folder 2 Includes correspondence from William Collins, F.W. Foerster, and H. von Gerlach.

See also under individual correspondants name or region, and the Endowment's Washington and New York offices records (CEIP Records), also held in RBML.

Subseries I.N: Dossier Économique, 1931-1932

Box 18 Folder 3 Includes various economic reports and material regarding the travel of groups of economists sponsored by the Endowment.

Subseries I.O: Dunford House (Richard Cobden Memorial) Association, 1925-1937

The Dunford House Association was founded in 1927 to maintain Richard Cobden's birthplace as a memorial and a center for the discussion of international affairs and to promote free trade, peace, and international understanding. The Association also held an annual Richard Cobden Lecture in London and printed and distributed the lecture in pamphlet form. The Endowment's Division of Intercourse and Education collaborated with the Association from its founding.

Includes correspondence with T. Fisher Unwin, H.S. Perris, material regarding conferences held there by Endowment and peer institutions, and photographs of the house.

Box 18 Folder 4-5 1925-1929

Box 19 1930-1934

Box 20 Folder 1-3 1935-1937

Subseries I.P: Efremoff, Jean (Special Correspondent-Russia), 1928-1930

Box 20 Folder 4-5 Efremoff, Jean (Special Correspondent-Russia), 1928-1930

Subseries I.Q: Enquête sur les Livres Scolaires d'Aprés-Guerre, 1922-1931

The Endowment sponsored a study of the teaching of history throughout Europe via an examination of the textboooks being used in primary and secondary schools. The Centre published the results of the study in two volumes under the imprint of the Dotation Carnegie pour la Paix Internationale, 173 Boulevard St.-Germain. Volume I, published in 1923 covered France, Belgium, German, Austria, Great Britain, Italy, and Bulgaria. Volume II, which appeared in 1927 covered Albania, Flemish Belgium, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania, Yougoslavia, Russia, Czechoslovakia, and Turkey.

This subseries includes correspondence with printers, authors, page proofs and typescript reports, and correspondence of the Rapporteur Général, Jules Proudhommeaux.

Box 20 Folder 6-8 1922-1924

Box 21 1925-1926

Box 22 1926-1931

Box 23 Folder 1-3 Épreuves, 1927

Subseries I.R: Exposition de Séville, 1928-1929

Box 23 Folder 4 Exposition de Séville, 1928-1929

Subseries I.S: Fargniers, 1921-1933

After the First World War, the Endowment supported several reconstruction projects, including the rebuilding of libraries in Louvain, Reims, and Belgrade. In 1922 the Trustees devoted $150,000 for the construction of a model public square in the French Commune of Fargniers in Aisne. The Aisne was the most devastated Department in France. Fargniers had been leveled completely. Its population of 3,000 before the war had been reduced to 1,000. The Endowment chose Fargniers as the cite for the model public square, which was known as Place Carnegie, in consultation with M. Loucheur, Minister for the Devastated Regions.

The Place was laid out as an open park. The Endowment erected several public buildings around the park: the Mairie (Town Hall), the Postes et Télégraphes, the Bibliothèque de la Ville, the Lavoir et Bains, an Ecole de Filles, and an Ecole de Garçons. On July 9, 1922 Myron T. Herrick, the American Ambassador to France, laid the corner-stone of the Town Hall. By the end of 1924 after much construction and several more opening ceremonies, construction was complete.

The material in this subseries includes correspondence with government officials, architects, and Endowment staff; financial accounts and correspondence; architectural pplans and drawings; photographs of construction progress and cermonies; clippings; meeting minutes of the Comité Fargniers-Reims; and other material, including posters and invitations that advertised the ceremonies held in Fargniers to celebrate the rebuilding of the commune.

See also Series XIII. Oversize Material

Box 23 Folder 5-6 1921-1924

Box 24 1921-1933

Box 25 Folder 1-4 Cérémonies, 1922-1924

Box 25 Folder 5 Coupures

Box 25 Folder 6 Plans

Box 26 Folder 1-3 Photographies

Box 26 Folder 4-5 Procès-verbaux de réunions du Comité Fargniers-Reims, 1922-1925

Subseries I.T: France-America Society (Société France-Amérique), 1920-1924

This subseries contains correspondence, brochures, menus, programs, invitations, clippings, and other printed material that document receptions, dinners, visits sponsored by the Society.

See also Visites (this series).

Box 27 Folder 1 1920-1924

Box 27 Folder 2-5 Documents

Subseries I.U: Geneva Research Centre, 1938

Box 28 Folder 1 Geneva Research Centre, 1938

Subseries I.V: Institut International de Coopération Intellectuelle (International Institute of Intellectual Cooperation), 1926-1938

The Assembly and Council of of the League of Nations founded the Institute of Intellectual Cooperation (IICI) in 1924 as part of its Organization of Intellectual Cooperation. The initial grant for its founding was made by France. Twenty other countries also provided annual subsidies. The IICI and The International Committee of Intellectual Co-operation (CICI) were the two major organizations merged to form UNESCO in 1946.

This subseries includes correspondence, minutes, agendas, reports, and publications that document the work of the American National Committee on International Intellectual Cooperation, the Institution for the Scientific Study of International Relations, the Liaison Committee of Major International Associations (Comité d'Entente des Grandes Associations Internationales), the International Federation of Teachers Associations, American Coordinating Committee for International Studies, Conférence Permanente des Hautes Études Internationales (International Studies Conference), as well as that of IICI. Individuals with whom there is correspondence include F. Chalmers Wright (IICI), Henri Bonnet (IICI), Leo Gross (IICI), Jiri F. Vranek, James Shotwell (American National Committee), and J.B Condliffe (International Studies Conference).

Box 28 Folder 2-5 1926-1930

Box 29 1931-1932

Box 30 1933-1934

Box 31 1934-1935

Box 32 1936-1937

Box 33 1937

Box 34 1937-1938

Subseries I.W: Institutions Carnegie Diverses, 1928-1932

These files consist mostly of publications (mainly annual reports) issued by various Carnegie organizations including the Endowment, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and the Carnegie Institution of Washington.

Box 35 Folder 1 1928-1932

Box 35 Folder 2 Carnegie Corporaton of New York, 1928-1934

Box 35 Folder 3 Carnegie Dunfermline Trust, 1929-1933

Box 35 Carngie Endowment for International Peace

Box 35 Folder 4 Divers, 1926 1933, 1926, 1933

Box 35 Folder 5 Division of Intercourse and Education, 1927-1933

Box 35 Folder 6 Carnegie Hero Fund Trust, 1929-1933

Box 36 Folder 1 Carnegie Hero Fund for Norway, 1931

Box 36 Folder 2 Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1930-1933

Box 36 Folder 3 Carnegie Reward Fund for Heroism in Denmark, 1932-1933

Box 36 Folder 4-5 Carnegie United Kingdom Trust, 1930-1934

Box 36 Folder 6 Fondation Carnegie, 1929-1933

Subseries I.X: International Auxiliary Language Association in the United States Inc. (IALA) [Association pour las Langue Auxiliaire Internationale]

Box 36 Folder 7-8 1924-1925 1933, 1924-1925, 1933

Box 37 Folder 1 1934

Subseries I.Y: International Conference for International Peace , 1935 March 5-7

Box 37 Folder 2-3 Transcripts, 1935

Subseries I.Z: International Mind Alcoves, 1925-1927

Box 37 Folder 4-5 International Mind Alcoves, 1925-1927

See also International Relations Clubs and Florence Wilson.

Subseries I.AA: International Moral Education Congress (Congrès International d'Éducation Morale) (G. Lane Fox Pitt), 1927-1930

Includes correspondence with La Ligue Française d'Éducation Morale.

Box 37 Folder 6 1927-1928

Box 38 Folder 1 1929-1930

Subseries I.BB: International Relations Clubs, 1930-1937

Includes material regarding International Mind Alcoves.

See also Florence Wilson.

Box 38 Folder 2-5 1930-1932

Box 39 Folder 1-7 1933-1937

Subseries I.CC: International Student Service, 1936-1937

Box 40 Folder 1-3 International Student Service, 1936-1937

Subseries I.DD: Louvain University Library, 1927-1929

Box 40 Folder 4 Louvain University Library, 1927-1929

Subseries I.EE: Miyaoka, Tsunejiro (Special Correspondent-Japan), 1911-1914, 1924-1931

Box 40 Folder 5 1911

Box 41 1912-1913

Box 42 Folder 1-4 1914 1924-1931, 1914, 1924-1931

Subseries I.FF: Reims. Bibliothèque Municipale, 1922-1928

Includes photographs of cornerstone laying (in 1921 folder) and of construction site and finished library (documents folder).

See also Series XIII. Oversized Material

Box 43 Folder 1-5 1922-1928

Box 43 Folder 6 Documents

Box 44 Folder 1-2 Coupures de presse

Subseries I.GG: Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1937-1938

Box 44 Folder 3-4 Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1937-1938

Subseries I.HH: Semaine de Dantzig, 1933

Box 44 Folder 5 Semaine de Dantzig, 1933

Subseries I.II: Société des Nations (League of Nations), 1918-1921

Box 44 Folder 6-7 Société des Nations (League of Nations), 1918-1921

Subseries I.JJ: Traité pour une Paix Permanente entre États-Unis d'Amérique et France, 1927

Box 45 Folder 1 Traité pour une Paix Permanente entre États-Unis d'Amérique et France, 1927

Subseries I.KK: Union Internationale des Associations pour la Société des Nations, 1938

Box 45 Folder 2 Union Internationale des Associations pour la Société des Nations, 1938

Subseries I.LL: Visites, 1921-1930

Box 45 Folder 3 Académie Française aux États-Unis, 1921-1922

Box 45 Folder 4 Briand, Aristide aux États-Unis, 1922

Box 45 Clemenceau, Georges aux États-Unis, 1922 (See Series XIII. Oversized Material), 1922

Box 45 Folder 5 Curie, Marie aux États-Unis, 1921

Box 45 Folder 6 Foch, Ferdinand aux États-Unis, 1921 novembre, 1921


Box 45 Folder 7 American Journalists' visit to Japan, Korea, Manchuria, and China, 1929

Box 45 Folder 8-9 Journalistes Américaines en Europe, 1927

Box 46 Folder 1 Journalistes Américaines en Europe (continued)

Box 46 Folder 2-3 Journalistes Européens aux États-Unis, 1929-1930

Box 46 Folder 4 Journalistes Françaises et Anglaises aux États-Unis, 1928

Box 46 Folder 5 Nevelle, Robert George aux États-Unis, 1921 Janvier, 1921

Box 47 Folder 1-2 Professeurs Américains en Europe, 1926 août-sept, 1926

Box 47 Folder 3 Viviani, René aux États-Unis, 1921

Subseries I.MM: Wilson, Florence, 1927-1929

The former librarian of the League of Nations, Florence Wilson served the Centre European as an administrator and consultant. She was particularly active in organizing the Endowment's International Mind Alcoves and International Relations Clubs. She also advised the Centre's Director, Earle Babcock, on library matters, and traveled to several libraries, including the American Library in Cairo, as an advisor. These files document her activities; they contain correspondence and reports, and include letters and postcards from Wilson to the Centre as she traveled in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and the Balkans. Some of the reports contain photographs.

See also International Mind Alcoves and International Relations Clubs.

Box 47 Folder 4-5 1927

Box 48 Folder 1-4 1928-1929

Box 48 Folder 5 International Relations Clubs in Europe 1927-1930 1931, 1927-1930, 1931

Box 49 Folder 1-2 Near Eastern Colleges

Subseries I.NN: Women's International Organizations. Peace and Disarmament Committee, 1938

Box 49 Folder 3 Women's International Organizations. Peace and Disarmament Committee, 1938