The Hoover War Collection at Stanford University, California, 1921 by Ephraim Douglass Adams
A Report and an Analysis (Classic Reprint)

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The California forty-miner, en route by sea to the gold fields, had leisure to write down the day-to-day incidents of his journey, and has bequeathed to history a vivid picture of the great American exodus. Arrived in California, digging feverishly for the precious metal, he kept few records and history gropes for sources descriptive of his first years in a new environment. This was my experience in organizing the Hoover War Collection. On starting for Europe in May, 1919, the firm resolve was made to keep a diary as a record of work and of contacts in Paris; and en route, even unto the end of the seventh day after arrival, that resolve was fulfilled. There the diary ended. The contacts were too many and too interest ing to suffer interruption by recording them. The work of collecting was too engrossing to permit a day-to-day résumé of its results. Yet a history of the work itself should somehow be preserved in the collection and the task which I here attempt is to combine such a sketch of Operations with a general analysis of the present content of the collection. This, as will be seen, is not so illogical as might at first glance appear, for problems of collection, here discussed as they then arose, coincide largely with the main groups of materials actually secured.

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Published February 8, 2018 by Forgotten Books. 92 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, War, History, Political & Social Sciences.