Allied Mission to Observe Greek Elections Collection
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The Allied Mission to Observe Greek Elections--earlier Allied Mission for Observing Greek Elections (AMFOGE)--was established after the Governments of Britain, France, and the United States accepted on September 19, 1945 the Greek Government's invitation to send observers for the general elections and plebiscite to be held in 1946. On February 12, 1945, the signing of the Varkiza Agreement had put an end to the civil strife that ensued after the Axis Forces were driven from the country. The Varkiza Agreement followed the Yalta Declaration on Liberated Europe, in which the United States, Britain, and Russia assumed responsibility for assisting liberated nations "to form interim governmental authorities representative of all democratic elements in the population through free elections... and to facilitate where necessary the holding of such elections." The elections were held on March, 31, 1946.
The collection consists of correspondence, circulars, memos, correspondence, press extracts, and maps, including one annotated map depicting the locations of headquarters among the country.
The collections, which did not arrive in any particular order, was articifially arranged by topic.
This collection was a gift from Col. William B. O'Neill in 1997. It is not clear if he gathered these materials while serving in Greece, or as a collector of manuscripts after he retired, specilising in Greek history.
This collection was processed by Helene van Rossum in September 2019. Finding aid written by Helene van Rossum in September 2019.
No appraisal information was recorded at the time of accessioning. Duplicate circulars were discarded.
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