Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

American Constantinople Relief Committee records, 1912 -- 1914

American Constantinople Relief Committee records, 1912 -- 1914

This series is open for research.

0.25 linear feet; 0.25 linear feet; 1 box

This series contains correspondence, committee minutes, reports sent to missionaries in the field, news clippings, photographs, and publicity materials. Correspondence, which comprises the bulk of the collection, shows the frequent sums of money being sent in small increments for relief work and acknowledgment of donations. Other details describe the experience of those in places such as Albania, Thrace, Bulgaria, and Turkey who were subject to severe disease; overcrowded hospitals from civilians and soldiers; official numbers of refugees; and the number of buildings destroyed. Telegrams asking for aid; information on other missionaries in the area; and information about Ambassador Henry Morgenthau, United States Ambassador in Constantinople, are also included. Other correspondence deals with people looking for information on the legitimacy of the Relief Committee and William W. Howard, who wrote many letters asking organizations for donations to the Committee. Howard's letters discuss his own findings when traveling across Albania.

This series is arranged by format.

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Box 1 Folder 1 Correspondence of W. W. Peet, August 1913 -- January 1914

Box 1 Folder 2 Correspondence of W. W. Peet, January 1914 -- June 1914

Box 1 Folder 3 Correspondence of William W. Howard, May 1913 -- April 1914

Box 1 Folder 4 Correspondence of Oscar S. Strauss, 1913

Box 1 Folder 5 Correspondence of Oscar S. Strauss, 1914

Box 1 Folder 6 General correspondence, 1912 -- 1913

Box 1 Folder 7 General correspondence, 1914

Box 1 Folder 8 Minutes and reports, 1912 -- 1914

Box 1 Folder 9 News clippings, 1913

Box 1 Folder 10 Photographs , circa 1912 -- 1914

Box 1 Folder 11 Publicity materials, 1913 -- 1914