Citizens' Permanent Relief Committee records
Held at: Historical Society of Pennsylvania [Contact Us]1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19107
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Overview and metadata sections
- Armenian massacres, 1894-1896
- Charitable Organizations--Philadelphia
- Disaster Relief--National and International
- Johnstown Flood
- Poverty, Alleviation of--19th and 20th Century
- Russian Famine
- Spanish-American War, 1898--Campaigns--Cuba
- Spanish-American War, 1898--Campaigns--Puerto Rico
- Spanish-American War, 1898--Pennsylvania
- Spanish-American War, 1898
- Historical Society of Pennsylvania
- Finding Aid Author
- Finding aid prepared by Willhem Echevarria.
- This collection was processed as part of the Civic Engagement Collections Project. Funding for this project was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
This series contains general administrative information about the committee and their plans of operation. Files consist of correspondence, minutes, reports, and a deed.
This series features correspondence, lists of members, minutes, newspaper clippings, printed matter, and reports about the attacks (also known as the Hamidian Massacres) perpetrated on Armenian by the Ottoman Empire during the years 1894-1896.
This portion of the collection includes correspondences, minutes, a letterpress copybook, a scrap book, and miscellaneous items pertaining to relief efforts in Cuba after the Spanish American War in 1898.
This series is comprised of correspondence, financial papers, newspaper clippings, records of offers of aid and relief contributions, printed matter, reports, and telegrams about the CPRC involvement in the relief efforts of the victims of the 1889 flood that affected the Johnstown, Pennsylvania after the failure of the South Fork Dam.
This series features auxiliary committees’ files, correspondence, financial reports, lists of goods provided to soldiers, member lists, minutes, photographs, and reports of the work done by the National Relief Committee which was the name adopted by the CPRC during the time United States was involved in the Spanish American War.
This portion of the collection contains correspondence, financial records, minutes, newspaper clippings, journals, magazines, and pamphlets about the disastrous famine that affected the Volga River area of Russia after 1891.
This series contains correspondence, financial documents, lists of applicants, minutes, printed matter, reports, and vouchers and records of money given to unemployed citizens in different Philadelphia wards. Documents about a benefit concert and dinner featuring long-time New York Symphony conductor Walter Damrosch are also part of this series.
This series covers the committee’s efforts in providing help for other disasters. This portion of the collection includes papers and newspaper clippings about catastrophes in Charleston, Delaware, Greece, Iowa, Lock Haven, New Orleans, and Titusville, among others.