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Collection TitleCL 69 Overseas Relief PapersCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:September 2010
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by the New Beginnings United Methodist Church in 2010. 
Terms:Charities; Elmira (N.Y.); Methodist Church; Refugees; World War, 1939-1945 - Refugees
Historical:Methodist Committee for Overseas Relief - The MCOR was founded in 1940 in response to the humanitarian disaster of World War II.  One of the primary objectives of the MCOR following the war was to find homes for the refugees displaced by the war.  In Elmira, Harvey O. Hutchinson, member of the Hedding Methodist Church and retired Superintendent of Elmira City Schools, worked as the local liaison arranging homes and jobs for displaced persons from Eastern Europe resettled in the Twin Tiers. 
Scope:The Overseas Relief Papers include case files for displaced persons placed in the Twin Tiers, and assorted administrative papers and correspondence, 1949-1951. 
Notes:This collection shares a box with CL 58 & CL 73. 
Extent.25 Linear Feet
Date Span1949-1951
AbstractThis collection contains documents relating to the resettlement of displaced persons in the Twin Tiers following World War II. 


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Assurances for Resettlment of Displaced Persons in the USA for Gunans Barens signed by host Harvey Hutchinson, October 26, 1949. Document010101
(8) Letters from the Methodist Committee for Overseas Relief to Harvey Hutchinson regarding the resettlement of Gunans Barens in Elmira, November 1949-January 1951. Correspondence 010102
Biographies of displaced persons Ernest Varpins, Ernest Lauva, Karlis Lauva and Marija & Gunars Terauds. Document010201
Biographies of displaced persons Ernest Varpins, Ernest Lauva, Karlis Lauva and Marija & Gunars Terauds. Document010201
Assurances for Resettlment of Displaced Persons in the USA for Karlis Lauva, Ernest Varpins and Marija & Gunars Terauds signed by host J. Sloate Welles, May 20, 1950. Documents010202
Correspondence between Harvey Hutchinson, J. Sloat Wells, Ernest Lauva and members of the Joint Committee on Resettlment of Displaced Persons regarding the resettlement of Ernest Varpins, Ernest Lauva, Karlis Lauva and Marija & Gunars Terauds, May 1950-March 1951. Correspondence010203
Biographies of displaced persons Dr. Janis Laura, Dr. Leszek Ochota and Dr. Janis Porietis. Documents010301
Corresponence between Harvey Hutchinson, Leszek Ochota and the Methodist Committee for Overseas Relief regarding internship positions at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital for Drs. Leszek Ochota, Janis Porietis and Wladimir Peuchow, August 1950-February 1951.Correspondence010302
Telegram from the Methodist Committee for Overseas Relief to Harvey Hutchinson regarding the resettlement of Wladislaw & Anna Alexandrow, March 7, 1951. Telegram010401
Telegram from the Methodist Committee for Overseas Relief to Harvey Hutchinson regarding the resettlement of Emma Amatnieks and mother, February 19, 1951. Telegram010402
Correspondence between the Methodist Committee for Overseas Relief and Robert Criss of Ithaca regarding the placement of the Antoniewicz family at his farm, November 1950-March 1951.Correspondence010403
Correspondence between Harvey Hutchinson, Roberts Baskis and the Methodist Committee for Overseas Relief regarding the Baskis relocation expenses, March-November 1950. Correpsondence010404
Letter from the Methodist Committee for Overseas Relief to Robert Criss of Ithaca introducing the Danilowicz-Kalinowska family for placement at his farm, October 18, 1950. Letter010405
Letter from the Methodist Committee for Overseas Relief to Rev. L.B. Randall regarding the delay in resettling the Edmanovics family, January 8, 1951. Letter010406
Correspondence between the Methodist Committee for Overseas Relief and Harvey Hutchinson regarding problems with the placement of the Jatschenia family with George Hudson of Snedekerville, PA, November-December 1950. Correspondence010407
Correspondence between Harvey Hutchinson and Dr. Mirdja Jirgens regarding resettlement in America, January-February 1951. Correspondence010408
Telegram from the Methodist Committee for Overseas Relief to Harvey Hutchinson regarding travel expenses for Marija Kampars, December 13, 1950. Telegram010409
Correspondence between the Methodist Committee for Overseas Relief and Ernest Spencer of Millerton, PA, regarding the placement of Alex & Teresa Kelm at his farm, July-November 1950. Correspondence010410
Letter from the Methodist Committee for Overseas Relief to Harvey Hutchinson introducing Iwan Konobryckj with brief biography, March 8, 1951.Letter010411
Letter from Harvey Hutchinson to the Methodist Committee for Overseas Relief regarding the placement of Mr. Kotlubei, February 15, 1951. Letter010412
Correspondence between the Methodist Committee for Overseas Relief Harvey Hutchinson and Iwan Kuwikow regarding his resettlement, February-March 1951. Correspondence010413
Letter from the Join Committee on Resettlement of Displaced Persons to Harvey Hutchinson regarding placement of the Lanva family, March 8, 1950. Letter010414
Correspondence between the Methodist Committee for Overseas Relief and Harvey Hutchinson regarding the resettlement of the Linkaitis family, May 1950-February 1951. Correspondence010415
Letter from Lidija Luidmanis to Harvey Hutchinson regarding her search for employment, September 5, 1950. Letter010416
Letter from the Methodist Committee for Overseas Relief to Harvey Hutchinson regarding Boris Pantelevich, March 5, 1951. Letter010417
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