Manuscript Collections - Hugh S. Gibson Collection

Oct 18, 2021

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HUGH S. GIBSON COLLECTION, 1910-1956
1 linear foot, 9 linear inches (4 manuscript boxes)
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This was originally a research collection used by Herbert Hoover while writing volume four of An American Epic. The materials were assembled by Perrin Galpin in 1956, who created typescripts of excerpts from letters, diaries and notes in the Hugh Gibson Papers at the Hoover Institution Archives. The period 1910 to 1930 is primarily documented through letters from Gibson to his mother Mary, while the trip with Hoover to survey famine conditions around the world in 1946 and 1947 is documented through Gibson’s diaries. The collection also includes brief notes between Galpin and Hoover regarding the documents, presumably written in 1956.

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS (ONLINE)

The Hoover Institution has scanned the food mission diaries and they are available online at:
http://www.hoover.org/library-archives/collections/food-mission-diaries-hugh-gibson-1946-and-1947

COPYRIGHT NOTE

Copyright is retained by the Gibson family through the Hoover Institution. Please refer all requests to publish excerpts or quotations to the Hoover Institution Archives.

 

FOLDER LIST

Box      Contents

1          Extracts and Notes, 1910‑1917, 1956 (12 folders)
                    
2          Extracts and Notes, 1918-July 1919, 1956 (15 folders)

3          Extracts and Notes, Aug 1919-1929, 1956 (13 folders)

4          Extracts and Notes, 1930, 1934-1947, 1956 (2 folders)
            Diary transcripts, 1946-1947 (5 folders)