CARE records

Collection Data

Description
Records of CARE document the organization's early years as a temporary relief agency in post-World War II Europe, and the evolution of its scope into international relief and development work.
Names
CARE (Firm) (Creator)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1945 - 1997
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 470
Topics
International relief
Genres
Motion pictures (visual works)
Photographs
Posters
Sound recordings
Notes
Biographical/historical: CARE, the international relief organization, was formally organized in November 1945. Originally, the acronym CARE stood for the Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe. In 1953, as CARE expanded its services to other continents, it became the Cooperative for American Remittances to Everywhere, and in 1959, after CARE had shifted into other types of relief work besides food distribution, it changed to its present name, the Cooperative for American Relief Everywhere.
Physical Description
Extent: 1494 linear feet (1492 cartons, 2 boxes)
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11756704
MSS Unit ID: 470
Archives collections id: archives_collections_470
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 92851620-60ae-0134-50b9-00505686d14e
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