Subseries 2J: President's Advisory Committee on Political Refugees

2 boxes (1 partial)

This collection is stored at Mudd Manuscript Library.

Requests will be delivered to Public Policy Papers, MUDD Reading Room .

Collection Creator: Armstrong, Hamilton Fish, 1893-1973..

Dates: 1938-1970.

Extent: 2 boxes (1 partial)

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use.


President Franklin D. Roosevelt formed this Committee prior to the Evian Refugee Conference of 1938, in order to assist European political refugees with diplomatic action and financial assistance. The American Committee advised both the President and the State Department, and acted as an intermediary between the International Committee and the many United States organizations dealing with political refugees. Armstrong accepted membership on the Committee on the understanding that he could bring to the committee knowledge of conditions in Europe. The files contain correspondence, notes, reference materials on the refugee situation, memoranda from the State Department, and minutes documenting the activities of the committee.


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Preferred Citation

Subseries 2J: President's Advisory Committee on Political Refugees; 1938-1970; Hamilton Fish Armstrong Papers, Public Policy Papers, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

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    Title Date Container
    General 1938-1940 Box 77, Folder 1-8
    General 1940-1970 Box 78, Folder 1-5
    Reference Material 1927 April 1935 May 1938 December Box 78, Folder 6

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