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The Great Humanitarian: Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
West Branch, IA

Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

A Conference

Four speakers will examine different aspects of Herbert Hoover's humanitarian efforts - focusing on the American Relief Administration.

George H. Nash, historian and Hoover biographer, will give a general overview of Herbert Hoover's humanitarian efforts.

Mary Elizabeth Cox, from Brasenose Collecte at Oxford University, will speak about Hoover's efforts to feed women and children in Germany.

Bernard M. Patenaude, from the Hoover Institution, will speak about Hoover's efforts during the Russian Famine, 1920-1923.

Hal Wert, Hoover biographer, will speak about Hoover's efforts to feed Poland and Finland at the onset of World War II. 

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