University of Minnesota

American Committee for Resettlement of Polish Displaced Persons, Records

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Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: American Committee for Resettlement of Polish Displaced Persons.
Dates: 1949-1968
Abstract: Records (1948-1968) of the American Committee for Resettlement of Polish Displaced Persons include correspondence, financial records, information on fund drives, reports, and organizational papers including bylaws and articles of incorporation. Correspondents include the Travelers Aid Society of Chicago (Ill.), the Displaced Persons Commission, the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid, the American Council of Voluntary Agencies for Foreign Services, Inc., the Attorney General of the State of Illinois, and many Polish American organizations.
Quantity: 2 linear ft.
Language: In English and Polish.
Collection ID: IHRC158

HISTORICAL SKETCH

The Committee (ACRPDP) was formed in 1948 in affiliation with the Polish American Congress to aid in resettlement of Polish people then in European displaced persons camps. It represented several larger Polish American organizations. The ACRPDP had twenty-six state divison committees, many local committees, and representatives in England and Germany. It continued to function after expiration in 1951 of the Displaced Persons Act (Public Law 774, June 1948), in cooperation with the National Catholic Welfare Conference. Its operations ceased in 1968.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The American Committee for Resettlement of Polish Displaced Persons collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The American Committee for Resettlement of Polish Displaced Persons collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The American Committee for Resettlement of Polish Displaced Persons Records, Polish American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

RELATED COLLECTIONS

Related collections at IHRC are Records of Polish American Congress and Records of American Relief for Poland, District 33.


Index Terms

World War, 1939-1945--Refugees--Poland.
World War, 1939-1945--Refugees--Germany.
World War, 1939-1945--Refugees--England.
International relief.
Refugees--Services for.

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