Records of the American National Red Cross. 1881 - 2008. Official Administrative Documents

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Records of the American National Red Cross. 1881 - 2008. Official Administrative Documents

Records of the American National Red Cross. 1881 - 2008. Official Administrative Documents

1863-1991

This series consists of agreements, correspondence, endorsements, press releases, proclamations, statements, and other records maintained by the American Red Cross. Included are records relating to the coordination of blood donations, the supply of aid, and the administration of the functions and duties of the American National Red Cross. Correspondents include R. A. Alger; Clara Barton; Omar Nelson Bradley; Ellsworth Bunker; James F. Collins; Calvin Coolidge; Norman H. Davis; Henry Pomeroy Davison; John Foster Dulles; Henry Dunant; Dwight D. Eisenhower; George M. Elsey; Livingston Farrand; James Forrestal; Cary T. Grayson; Alfred M. Gruenther; E. Roland Harriman; Herbert Hoover; Lyndon B. Johnson; John F. Kennedy; Norman T. Kirk; Henry Cabot Lodge; Breckinridge Long; George C. Marshall; Neil H. McElroy; Ross T. McIntire; Levi P. Morton; Napoleon III; Florence Nightingale; Richard M. Nixon; Basil O'Connor; Robert Porter Patterson; John Barton Payne; Franklin D. Roosevelt; Theodore Roosevelt; DeWitt C. Smith; Frank Stanton; Harold Edward Stassen; Adlai E. Stevenson; Henry L. Stimson; William H. Taft; Harry S. Truman; Charles Wellborn; and Woodrow Wilson. Also included are correspondence and agreements with the American Hospital Association; the American Legion; the American Radio Relay League; the Girl Scouts of the United States of America; J. P. Morgan & Co.; and United Way of America.

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