Courtesy of National Archives, Haskell, William N., "Colonel Haskell Reports on Russian Relief," 27 August 1923
This review letter, dated Aug. 27, 1923, was from Colonel William N. Haskell to Herbert Hoover. Hoover, who oversaw the American Relief Administration, was contacted by Haskell about the completion of the Russian relief effort after World War I.
Transcript of Colonel Haskell's Reports to Herbert Hoover about Russian Relief
- What was the general purpose of this letter written to Herbert Hoover? How do you think Colonel William Haskell felt about Hoover and his leadership and efforts? Support your answer with evidence from the text.
- What textual evidence supports the success of the relief effort in Russia?
- Compare this document to the letter Herbert Hoover wrote about the relief effort in Belgium. What is similar about the relief efforts? What is different? Why were both relief efforts needed?
Haskell, William N., "Colonel Haskell Reports on Russian Relief," 27 August 1923. Courtesy of National Archives