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Contacts & Resources Page for WWI's  Commission for Relief in Belgium (CRB) 
and Herbert Hoover 
Welcome: This is a contacts and resources page created to facilitate beneficial interactions between people interested in the CRB and/or Herbert Hoover. People listed have given their permission to do so and, in most cases, have written their own details. Simply click on one of the categories below and it will take you to the contacts within that group. Because the more contacts on this list the better for everyone, please forward this page to others who might want to use it or be on it. If you'd like to be added to the list, or want to suggest changes, please contact me, Jeff Miller, at jbmwriter@aol.com  Thanks.

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    Academic Authors                  Research Institutions/Libraries
   Independent Authors            Relatives of CRB Delegates
   Researchers for Hire             Website/Videos of Interest
Academic 
Authors


Name: Mr. Branden Little, Ph.D.
Title: Assistant Professor of History
Institution: Webser State University
Location: Utah
Websites: 
Preferred contact: Email, jblittle@weber.edu
Pub. Articles (limit 3): ​to come
Pub. Books (limit 3): to come 
Areas of Interest/Expertise: to come
What are you looking for?: to come 

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Name: Ms. Margaret Hunt
Title: Professor of History 
Institution: Amherst College
Location: Currently living in Sweden 
Websites: 
Preferred contact:  Email,   
Margaret.hunt@hist.uu.se
Pub. Articles (max. 3): To come
Pub. Books (max. 3): To come
Areas of Interest/Expertise: To come
What are you looking for?:  To come

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Research   Institutions/Libraries 


​Name:  Hoover Institution, Library & Archives 
Primary Contact: Ms. Carol Leadenham, Assistant Archivist for Reference, carol.leadenham@stanford.edu
Location: Stanford University, California 
Area of Expertise: THE major repository of CRB and Hoover related materials, including personal papers of many of the CRB delegates.  
Website: http://www.hoover.org/library-and-archives

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Name: Herbert Hoover Presidential Library  
Primary Contact: Mr. Matt Schaefer, Archivist, matthew.schaefer@nara.gov  
Location: West Branch, Iowa 
Area of Expertise: THE second largest repository of CRB and Hoover related materials, including a selection of CRB delegates (both originals and copies from other libraries)  
Website: http://www.ecommcode2.com/hoover/
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Name: Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library  
Primary Contact: To come  
Location: Princeton University, New Jersey
Area of Expertise: 14 Princeton grads served in the CRB and Princeton's Mudd has the collections of important delegates, Maurice Pate and Joseph Green
Website: http://www.princeton.edu/~mudd/

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Name: Firestone Library 
Primary Contact: To come  
Location: Princeton University, New Jersey
Area of Expertise: 14 Princeton grads served in the CRB and Princeton's Firestone library has material from some of the CRB delegates, including R. Ridlgley Lytle and Earl Osborn. 
Website:http://firestone.princeton.edu/ 

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Name: The Belgian American Educational Foundation
Primary Contact: To come
Location: New Haven, Conn. 
Area of Expertise: Founded with CRB funds after relief efforts were completed. It is the leading independent philanthropy in the support of exchanging university students, scientists and scholars between the United States and Belgium.  
Website: http://www.baef.be/documents/home.
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Independent Authors



Name: Jeff Miller
Location: Denver, Colorado 
Preferred contact: Email,  jbmwriter@aol.com  
Websites: www.jbmwriter.com; www.worldwaroneandthecrb.blogspot.com
Pub. Articles (max. 3): Hundreds of consumer travel magazine articles, but no history articles. 
Pub. Books (max. 3): Stapleton International Airport: The First Fifty Years (Pruett, 1983); Facing Your Fifties: Every Man's Reference to Mid-life Health (M. Evans, 2002)
Areas of Interest/Expertise: I'm currently working on a historical narrative (history book in the style of a novel) that focuses on CRB delegates and Belgians. I hope to complete it by early 2014. 
What are you looking for?: Any material relating to CRB delegates, Milton Brown, Joe Green, Maurice Pate, Earl Osborn, E.E. Hunt, Fred Eckstein (a.k.a Fred Exton) and Perrin Galpin, and the Belgian family of Edouard Bunge (daughters Erica, Eva and Hilda).  

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Name: Mariette Wickes
Location: Eugene, OR
Preferred contact:: Email, manewickes@yahoo.com
Websites: 
Pub. Articles (max 3):
Pub. Books (max 3): Love in the Time of War
Areas of Interest/Expertise:
What are you looking for?: Anything material on her parents, Francis C. Wickes, CRB delegate, and Germaine Attout, Belgian woman from Namur. 
Relatives of CRB Delegates 


Name: Dr. Erskine Carmichael
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Relationship to: Oliver C. Carmichael (Uncle), CRB Delegate, Dec. 1914 thru March 1915. 
Preferred Contact: Email, carmichaelerskine@bellsouth.net
Statement: I'm writing a family biography and am interested in any information regarding the activities of OIiver C. Carmichael, who served in the Antwerp area with his colleague, B. Harvie Branscomb. At the request of Cardinal Mercier of Malines, they took his Christmas Pastoral Letter of December 1914, shortly after its printing, through the German lines and mailed it to London. A copy of the letter appeared in the London Times. I would also like to know any details about the provision of automobiles for transportation of the CRB delegates. 

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Name: Jeff Miller 
Location: Denver, Colorado 
Relationship to: grandson of Milton M. Brown AND great grandnephew of William Hallam Tuck AND related to the Belgian family of Edouard Bunge (daughters Erica, Eva and Hilda)
Preferred contact:: Email, jbmwriter@aol.com  
Statement: I have all the correspondence and journals of Milton Brown and am willing to share them as best I can. I do NOT have any Tuck material. I would be most interested in hearing of any material or information relating to Milton Brown. 

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Name: John P. Nelson
Location: Decorah, Iowa
Relationship to: Son of David T. Nelson, CRB Delegate - December 1914 thru September 1915.
Preferred contact: Email, jpnelson606@gmail.com 
Statement: In 1996 I compiled, edited and published letters and diary entries of my father which covered the years 1914-1919. He entered Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar in September 1914, left and joined the CRB in December 1914. He returned to Oxford in October 1915, left again in December 1915 and served in the American Ambulance Field Service thru April 1916. He returned to Oxford and in April 1917 left again, this time to enter the U.S. Army where he served in Military Intelligence in Washington, D.C. In November 1918 he was sent to Paris with the American Commission to Negotiate Peace. He served through May 1919, received his degree from Oxford in July and returned to the United States. 
If you have an interest in his letters and diary entries I have made a PDF file of the publication which I am willing to forward to those interested. If you should have any information about David T. Nelson I would also appreciate hearing from you. 

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Name: Margret R. Hunt
Location: Currently Sweden
Relationship to: Granddaughter of E.E. Hunt, CRB Delegate, Dec. 1914-Oct. 1915; author of War Bread
Preferred contact: Email, Margaret.hunt@hist.uu.se
Statement: To come 


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Name: Mariette Wickes
Location: Eugene, OR
Relationship to: Daughter of Francis C. Wickes, CRB Delegate, Oct. 1915 to June 1917. 
Preferred contact: Email, manewickes@yahoo.com
Statement: Mariette edited and self-published Love in the Time of War, which is based on letters and diaries of Germaine Attout and Francis Wickes, beginning in Belgium during World War One, 1914-1918.  
Websites/Videos of Interest 


Name: The Belgian American Educational Foundation (BAEF)
Description: Founded with CRB funds after relief efforts were completed. It is the leading independent philanthropy in the support of exchanging university students, scientists and scholars between the United States and Belgium.  
Address:  http://www.baef.be/documents/about-us/history/the-commission-for-relief-in-belgium-1914-.xml?lang=en

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Name: Video: CRB, A New Standard in International Relief, by Hanl Park
Description: Good overview video entered in the 2013 National History Day contest; successfully made it through the regional and state competitions to the national finals 
Address: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLf7vYJjQfc&feature=youtu.be

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Name: The Western Front Association
Description: "Dedicated to the Study of the Great War"
Address: www.westernfrontassociation.com

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Name: The World War I Document Archive 
Description: as the title explains
Address: http://www.gwpda.org/

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Researchers for Hire



Name: Wesley Beck 
Title: Professional Researcher
Institution associated with (if relevant):  
Location: Iowa
Website: To come
Preferred contact: Email, wesbeck1865@gmail.com
Credentials: ​To come
Previous clients/work: To come
Areas of Interest/Expertise: To come
Availability: To come
Rates: Upon request. 

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