UNRRA: The History of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration - Vol. 1

UNRRA: The History of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration - Vol. 1

UNRRA: The History of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration - Vol. 1

UNRRA: The History of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration - Vol. 1

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THE HISTORY of UNRRA was prepared jointly by all members of the history staff. Ascription of specific chapters to specific individuals would, therefore, be incorrect.

Under the direction of Dr. Grace E. Fox, the work of preparation started practically with the start of UNRRA. From the formal creation of an "Office of the Chief Historian," the staff fell into two groups: the secretaries, and the senior staff. The secretaries were all good. They were not only, mechanically, good secretaries; they were interested in the work, and all have made a most valuable contribution. I should like to take this opportunity to express my very great appreciation of their work, devotion, and good humor. They were Mrs. William ( Dorothy Clark) Gibbs ( United States); before her deserved promotion to the research staff, Emily E. Jack ( United States); Mary Orringe ( United Kingdom); Sonia Cohen ( United States); Audrey McLean ( Canada); and Mrs. Frank ( Cecilia Walker) Dwyer ( Canada).

The senior staff, as is the way of large organizations, were assigned to positions with different names (purely fictional) and different grades. These positions are not worth recording. The members were as follows: . . .

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