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Columbia University in World War II collection, 1933-1956

Series III: Committee for War Relief

This series is comprised of alphabetical subject files kept by the Committee and Committee materials found originally in other boxes of WWII materials. The two sets of files were combined into one alphabetically arranged series. The contents of the files have been arranged as chronologically as possible with undated items at the backs of folders. Files contain correspondence, minutes, financial information, bank statements (1943-1946, their account was closed on October, 1946), financial ledgers, publications from related organizations, newsletters, memos, receipts and invoices (sometimes attached to relevant correspondence), photographs, reports, lists, sign-in sheets, statistics, donation record books, and other printed matter (flyers, postcard announcements, etc.). These files document the varied activities of this group during the war years, though some materials are duplicated elsewhere in the collection (e.g. course flyers can also be found in the Civilian Defense files). The "Seeds for Britain Project" folder contains communication with Professor Hugh Findlay, who gave lectures on gardening in 1943 and 1944.

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Sub-Series 1: General



Box 35 Folder 27 Allied Sales Committee—Record of Sales, 1942-1943


Box 35 Folder 28 American Field Service, 1941-1942


Box 35 Folder 29 American Friends Service Committee—Correspondence & Printed Matter,, 1946


Box 35 Folder 30 American Women's Voluntary Services, 1941-1942


Box 35 Folder 31 Annual Appeal, 1941-1942


Box 35 Folder 32 Annual Meeting, 1942-1945



Box 36 Folder 1 Annual Meeting, Final—Minutes & Reports, 1946


Box 36 Folder 2 C.U. Appointments Office—Information Bulletins, 1941-1942


Box 36 Folder 3-6 Bank Statements, 1943-1946, (4 Folders)


Box 36 Folder 7 Barnard College, 1941-1944


Box 36 Folder 8 Belgian War Relief, 1943 1946, 1943, 1946


Box 36 Folder 9 Benefit Events—General, 1941-1943


Box 36 Folder 10 Blood Donor Service, 1942-1943 undated, 1942-1943, undated


Box 36 Folder 11 Book (Victory) Campaign, 1941-1942


Box 36 Folder 12 British War Relief Committee—Minutes, 1941-1943


Box 36 Folder 13 British War Relief Organizations, 1942

(Other than BWRS)


British War Relief Society—Columbia Committee


Box 36 Folder 14 1941-1942



Box 37 Folder 1 1942-1943 1945, 1942-1943, 1945


British War Relief Society


Box 37 Folder 2 General, 1940-1942 1944-1945, 1940-1942, 1944-1945


Box 37 Folder 3 General Publications, 1942-1946


Box 37 Folder 4 The British War Relief Society, Inc.—Invoices, 1942-1943


Box 37 Folder 5 Bulletins & Misc. Publications, 1942


Box 37 Folder 6 Bundles for America, 1943


Box 37 Folder 7 Casa Italiana, 1942-1946


Box 37 Folder 8 Clippings, 1941-1943


Box 37 Folder 9-10 Check Register, 1942-1946, (2 Folders)


Box 37 Folder 11 China—C.U. Committee for China Relief, 1941-1946


Box 37 Folder 12 Christmas Bazaar, 1943-1945


Box 37 Folder 13 Christmas Cards, 1942



Box 38 Folder 1 Civilian Defense Volunteer Office, 1941-1943


Box 38 Folder 2 Columbia Dames, 1942-1944


Box 38 Folder 3 Constituent Committees, 1940-1944


Box 38 Folder 4 Contributions, 1942-1943


Box 38 Folder 5 Cook Book, 1942


Box 38 Folder 6 Corn Exchange Bank Trust Co. Account Book, 1941-1946


Box 38 Folder 7 Courses, 1941-1944


Box 38 Folder 8 Doll Dressing Contest, 1942


Box 38 Folder 9 Donation Record Book, 1941 December-1943 August


Box 38 Folder 10 Enemy Alien Legislation, 1942


Box 38 Folder 11 Excise Taxes, 1942-1946


Executive Committee


Box 38 Folder 12 Agenda & Correspondence, 1940-1945


Box 38 Folder 13 Minutes, 1942-1946



Box 39 Folder 1 Reports Made to, 1942-1945


Box 39 Folder 2-5 Financial Ledger, 1942-1946, (4 Folders)


Box 39 Folder 6 Findlay (Hugh) Lecture, 1942-1943


Box 39 Folder 7 Fingerprinting, 1942



Box 40 Folder 1 Flower Sale, 1942-1946


Box 40 Folder 2 Form Letters, Notices, Newsletters, 1940-1946


Box 40 Folder 3 Forum Series, 1942


Box 40 Folder 4 Fourth War Loan Drive, 1944


Box 40 Folder 5 French Folklore Society Concert—May 14, 1943 1942-1943, 1943, 1942-1943


Box 40 Folder 6 French Relief, 1942-1946


Box 40 Folder 7 Fur Vest Project, 1942-1943


Box 40 Folder 8 Gift Shop, 1942-1944


Box 40 Folder 9 Mrs. Gioseffi, ca., 1940s


Box 40 Folder 10 Greek War Relief Committee, 1940-1946


Box 40 Folder 11 Greek War Relief Association Newsletter, 1942-1946


Box 40 Folder 12 Hawkes, Anna Rose (Mrs. Herbert E.), 1942-1943


Box 40 Folder 13 Hobbies for Victory, 1942-1943


Box 40 Folder 14 Holland, American Relief for, 1945-1946


Box 40 Folder 15 Household Economy Course, 1943


Box 40 Folder 16 Institute of Arts & Sciences, 1942-1943


Box 40 Folder 17 International Fair & Folk Festival, 1942-1943


Box 40 Folder 18 International House, 1942



Box 41 Folder 1 Italian War Relief, 1945-1946


Box 41 Folder 2 Joint Films Program— April 3, 1943 1943, April 3, 1943, 1943


Box 41 Folder 3 Joint Income Tax Returns, 1942


Box 41 Folder 4 Knitting Bureau, 1940-1944


Box 41 Folder 5 Letterhead, ca., 1942-1944


Box 41 Folder 6 Linguists (Translators), 1942


Box 41 Folder 7 Minutes, Reports & Financial Statements, 1941-1944


Box 41 Folder 8 Miscellaneous, 1942


Box 41 Folder 9 Music for the Armed Forces, 1942-1944


Box 41 Folder 10 National Defense, 1941-1942


Box 41 Folder 11 National Service Guidance Bureau, ca., 1940s


Box 41 Folder 12 National War Fund, 1943-1945


Box 41 Folder 13 Navy League of the U.S., 1942


Box 41 Folder 14 Navy Wives, 1942-1943


Box 41 Folder 15 Nemo Benefit, 1942


Box 41 Folder 16 New York War Fund, 1944-1945


Box 41 Folder 17 News Notes, 1942-1943


Box 41 Folder 18 Norway, The American Friends of, 1943


Box 41 Folder 19 Nurse's Aides, 1942


Box 41 Folder 20 Nutrition, 1942


Box 41 Folder 21 Office of Information & Registration, 1942-1943


Box 41 Folder 22 Office of Price Administration (O.P.A.), 1942-1944


Box 41 Folder 23 Opportunities to Work, 1942-1943



Box 42 Folder 1 Organizations—Miscellaneous, 1942-1943 1946, 1942-1943, 1946


Box 42 Folder 2 Payroll Allotment Plan, 1942


Box 42 Folder 3 Personnel—Clerical and Typing, 1942


Box 42 Folder 4 Philippine War Relief, 1946


Box 42 Folder 5 Position in University, 1942


Box 42 Folder 6 Posters, 1942


Box 42 Folder 7 Procedures, 1942 1945, 1942, 1945


Box 42 Folder 8 Production Chart, 1943-1944


Box 42 Folder 9 Projects & Publicity Committee, 1942 1944, 1942, 1944


Box 42 Folder 10 Publicity, 1942-1943


Box 42 Folder 11 Ration Book Registration, 1942-1943


Box 42 Folder 12 Receipts, 1942-1944


Receipts & Invoices


Box 42 Folder 13-18 1942-1944 May, (6 Folders)



Box 43 Folder 1-3 1944 June-1946, 1944, (3 Folders)


Box 43 Folder 4 Reclamation Committee, 1942


Box 43 Folder 5 Red Cross, 1941-1946


Box 43 Folder 6 Registrations, 1942-1943


Box 43 Folder 7 Rummage Sale, 1942


Box 43 Folder 8 Russian War Relief Committee, 1942-1945


Box 43 Folder 9 Seeds for Britain Project, 1943-1944


Box 43 Folder 10 Selective Registration, 1942


Box 43 Folder 11 Sewing, 1941-1943


Box 43 Folder 12 Sponsors, 1942-1943


Box 43 Folder 13 Student War Relief Committee, 1941-1945


Box 43 Folder 14 Suggestions, 1942


Box 43 Folder 15 Summer Opening, 1942


Box 43 Folder 16 Surgical Dressings, 1942-1946


Surgical Dressings Book



Folder 17 Box 43 1942 October-1943 May



Box 44 Folder 1-4 1943 May-1945 May, (4 Folders)


Box 44 Folder 5 Tax Exemption, 1942-1943


Box 44 Folder 6 Teas Committee, 1942-1945


Box 44 Folder 7 Telephone, 1942-1944


Box 44 Folder 8 Thrift Shop, 1942-1943


Box 44 Folder 9 Treasurer's Financial Statements & Reports, 1942-1946


Box 44 Folder 10 Treasurer's Reports, 1942-1943


Box 44 Folder 11 Tureck Concerts, 1943-1944


Box 44 Folder 12 United National Clothing Collection, 1945


Box 44 Folder 13 United Service Organizations, Inc. (U.S.O.), 1941-1942 1946, 1941-1942, 1946



Box 45 Folder 1 Veterans Housing, 1946


Box 45 Folder 2 Volunteer Workers, Placement of, 1942


Box 45 Folder 3 War Courses, 1941-1943 undated, 1941-1943, undated


Box 45 Folder 4 War Information Center, 1942


Box 45 Folder 5 War Loan Drive, 1943


Box 45 Folder 6 World Student Service Fund, 1941-1946


Box 45 Folder 7 The Women's Faculty Club Committee for War Relief—Bulletins, 1940-1941


Box 45 Folder 8 Young Men's Christian Association, 1942


Box 45 Folder 9 Young Women's Christian Association, 1941-1942


Box 45 Folder 10 Yugoslav Relief, 1945-1946


Sub-Series 2: Volunteer Records Card File

This series is an alphabetical card file listing names and contact information for CU Committee for War Relief Volunteers. Each card includes name, address, connection with University, list of activities (the person checks off those activities he/she is interested in or willing to work), time available, remarks, notations about contributions and the date. The cards date from 1942-1945. There are also colored sticky tabs at the tops of the cards. Their meaning is not known and many are falling off due to disintegration of the glue.



Box 58 A-H (index card )



Box 59 I-S (index card )



Box 60 T-Z (index card )