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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.

Sub-Series 1: General

Allied Sales Committee—Record of Sales, 1942-1943

Box 35
Folder 27
American Field Service, 1941-1942
Box 35
Folder 28
American Friends Service Committee—Correspondence & Printed Matter,
1946
Box 35
Folder 29
American Women's Voluntary Services, 1941-1942
Box 35
Folder 30
Annual Appeal, 1941-1942
Box 35
Folder 31
Annual Meeting, 1942-1945
Box 35
Folder 32
Annual Meeting, Final—Minutes & Reports,
1946

Box 36
Folder 1
C.U. Appointments Office—Information Bulletins, 1941-1942
Box 36
Folder 2
Bank Statements, 1943-1946
(4 Folders)
Box 36
Folder 3-6
Barnard College, 1941-1944
Box 36
Folder 7
Belgian War Relief,
1943
1946
Box 36
Folder 8
Benefit Events—General, 1941-1943
Box 36
Folder 9
Blood Donor Service, 1942-1943
undated
Box 36
Folder 10
Book (Victory) Campaign, 1941-1942
Box 36
Folder 11
British War Relief Committee—Minutes, 1941-1943
Box 36
Folder 12
British War Relief Organizations,
1942
Box 36
Folder 13

(Other than BWRS)

British War Relief Society—Columbia Committee
1941-1942
Box 36
Folder 14
1942-1943
1945

Box 37
Folder 1
British War Relief Society
General, 1940-1942 1944-1945
Box 37
Folder 2
General Publications, 1942-1946
Box 37
Folder 3
The British War Relief Society, Inc.—Invoices, 1942-1943
Box 37
Folder 4
Bulletins & Misc. Publications,
1942
Box 37
Folder 5
Bundles for America,
1943
Box 37
Folder 6
Casa Italiana, 1942-1946
Box 37
Folder 7
Clippings, 1941-1943
Box 37
Folder 8
Check Register, 1942-1946
(2 Folders)
Box 37
Folder 9-10
China—C.U. Committee for China Relief, 1941-1946
Box 37
Folder 11
Christmas Bazaar, 1943-1945
Box 37
Folder 12
Christmas Cards,
1942
Box 37
Folder 13
Civilian Defense Volunteer Office, 1941-1943

Box 38
Folder 1
Columbia Dames, 1942-1944
Box 38
Folder 2
Constituent Committees, 1940-1944
Box 38
Folder 3
Contributions, 1942-1943
Box 38
Folder 4
Cook Book,
1942
Box 38
Folder 5
Corn Exchange Bank Trust Co. Account Book, 1941-1946
Box 38
Folder 6
Courses, 1941-1944
Box 38
Folder 7
Doll Dressing Contest,
1942
Box 38
Folder 8
Donation Record Book, 1941 December-1943 August
Box 38
Folder 9
Enemy Alien Legislation,
1942
Box 38
Folder 10
Excise Taxes, 1942-1946
Box 38
Folder 11
Executive Committee
Agenda & Correspondence, 1940-1945
Box 38
Folder 12
Minutes, 1942-1946
Box 38
Folder 13
Reports Made to, 1942-1945

Box 39
Folder 1
Financial Ledger, 1942-1946
(4 Folders)
Box 39
Folder 2-5
Findlay (Hugh) Lecture, 1942-1943
Box 39
Folder 6
Fingerprinting,
1942
Box 39
Folder 7
Flower Sale, 1942-1946

Box 40
Folder 1
Form Letters, Notices, Newsletters, 1940-1946
Box 40
Folder 2
Forum Series,
1942
Box 40
Folder 3
Fourth War Loan Drive,
1944
Box 40
Folder 4
French Folklore Society Concert—May 14,
1943
1942-1943
Box 40
Folder 5
French Relief, 1942-1946
Box 40
Folder 6
Fur Vest Project, 1942-1943
Box 40
Folder 7
Gift Shop, 1942-1944
Box 40
Folder 8
Mrs. Gioseffi, ca.
1940s
Box 40
Folder 9
Greek War Relief Committee, 1940-1946
Box 40
Folder 10
Greek War Relief Association Newsletter, 1942-1946
Box 40
Folder 11
Hawkes, Mrs. Herbert E., 1942-1943
Box 40
Folder 12
Hobbies for Victory, 1942-1943
Box 40
Folder 13
Holland, American Relief for, 1945-1946
Box 40
Folder 14
Household Economy Course,
1943
Box 40
Folder 15
Institute of Arts & Sciences, 1942-1943
Box 40
Folder 16
International Fair & Folk Festival, 1942-1943
Box 40
Folder 17
International House,
1942
Box 40
Folder 18
Italian War Relief, 1945-1946

Box 41
Folder 1
Joint Films Program—
April 3, 1943
1943
Box 41
Folder 2
Joint Income Tax Returns,
1942
Box 41
Folder 3
Knitting Bureau, 1940-1944
Box 41
Folder 4
Letterhead, ca. 1942-1944
Box 41
Folder 5
Linguists (Translators),
1942
Box 41
Folder 6
Minutes, Reports & Financial Statements, 1941-1944
Box 41
Folder 7
Miscellaneous,
1942
Box 41
Folder 8
Music for the Armed Forces, 1942-1944
Box 41
Folder 9
National Defense, 1941-1942
Box 41
Folder 10
National Service Guidance Bureau, ca.
1940s
Box 41
Folder 11
National War Fund, 1943-1945
Box 41
Folder 12
Navy League of the U.S.,
1942
Box 41
Folder 13
Navy Wives, 1942-1943
Box 41
Folder 14
Nemo Benefit,
1942
Box 41
Folder 15
New York War Fund, 1944-1945
Box 41
Folder 16
News Notes, 1942-1943
Box 41
Folder 17
Norway, The American Friends of,
1943
Box 41
Folder 18
Nurse's Aides,
1942
Box 41
Folder 19
Nutrition,
1942
Box 41
Folder 20
Office of Information & Registration, 1942-1943
Box 41
Folder 21
Office of Price Administration (O.P.A.), 1942-1944
Box 41
Folder 22
Opportunities to Work, 1942-1943
Box 41
Folder 23
Organizations—Miscellaneous, 1942-1943
1946

Box 42
Folder 1
Payroll Allotment Plan,
1942
Box 42
Folder 2
Personnel—Clerical and Typing,
1942
Box 42
Folder 3
Philippine War Relief,
1946
Box 42
Folder 4
Position in University,
1942
Box 42
Folder 5
Posters,
1942
Box 42
Folder 6
Procedures,
1942
1945
Box 42
Folder 7
Production Chart, 1943-1944
Box 42
Folder 8
Projects & Publicity Committee,
1942
1944
Box 42
Folder 9
Publicity, 1942-1943
Box 42
Folder 10
Ration Book Registration, 1942-1943
Box 42
Folder 11
Receipts, 1942-1944
Box 42
Folder 12
Receipts & Invoices
1942-1944 May
(6 Folders)
Box 42
Folder 13-18
1944
June-1946
(3 Folders)

Box 43
Folder 1-3
Reclamation Committee,
1942
Box 43
Folder 4
Red Cross, 1941-1946
Box 43
Folder 5
Registrations, 1942-1943
Box 43
Folder 6
Rummage Sale,
1942
Box 43
Folder 7
Russian War Relief Committee, 1942-1945
Box 43
Folder 8
Seeds for Britain Project, 1943-1944
Box 43
Folder 9
Selective Registration,
1942
Box 43
Folder 10
Sewing, 1941-1943
Box 43
Folder 11
Sponsors, 1942-1943
Box 43
Folder 12
Student War Relief Committee, 1941-1945
Box 43
Folder 13
Suggestions,
1942
Box 43
Folder 14
Summer Opening,
1942
Box 43
Folder 15
Surgical Dressings, 1942-1946
Box 43
Folder 16
Surgical Dressings Book
1942 October-1943 May
Folder 17
Box 43
1943 May-1945 May
(4 Folders)

Box 44
Folder 1-4
Tax Exemption, 1942-1943
Box 44
Folder 5
Teas Committee, 1942-1945
Box 44
Folder 6
Telephone, 1942-1944
Box 44
Folder 7
Thrift Shop, 1942-1943
Box 44
Folder 8
Treasurer's Financial Statements & Reports, 1942-1946
Box 44
Folder 9
Treasurer's Reports, 1942-1943
Box 44
Folder 10
Tureck Concerts, 1943-1944
Box 44
Folder 11
United National Clothing Collection,
1945
Box 44
Folder 12
United Service Organizations, Inc. (U.S.O.), 1941-1942
1946
Box 44
Folder 13
Veterans Housing,
1946

Box 45
Folder 1
Volunteer Workers, Placement of,
1942
Box 45
Folder 2
War Courses, 1941-1943
undated
Box 45
Folder 3
War Information Center,
1942
Box 45
Folder 4
War Loan Drive,
1943
Box 45
Folder 5
World Student Service Fund, 1941-1946
Box 45
Folder 6
The Women's Faculty Club Committee for War Relief—Bulletins, 1940-1941
Box 45
Folder 7
Young Men's Christian Association,
1942
Box 45
Folder 8
Young Women's Christian Association, 1941-1942
Box 45
Folder 9
Yugoslav Relief, 1945-1946
Box 45
Folder 10

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.

A-H (index card )

Box 58
I-S (index card )

Box 59
T-Z (index card )

Box 60

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