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Oliver Family papers, 1914-1950.

Oliver Family. (Author). Oliver, Reese A. (Added Author). Oliver, Kenneth A. (Added Author).
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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1032 (Text) 00000106161300 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 4 folders

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General Note:
Processing information: Collection processing completed 2006/11 by Barbara Hilderbrand. Finding aid updated 2015/11/14 by Laura Eliason.
Summary, etc.:
The collection consists primarily of Reese A. Oliver's letters from the Philippines and China to his brother Kenneth A. Oliver and other family members. The letters include information regarding the Philippine schools, the effect of World War I on the Philippines, his work in China and conditions in the Philippines before and after World War II. Also included are Kenneth Oliver's expense (1914-1924)and account books (1917-1925); brochures, clippings, and other printed materials relating to the Philippines; and a pamphlet, Drill Manual for Philippine Cadets by Reece A. Oliver. The collection mentions Gov. Paul V. McNutt as being well liked in the Philippines and mentions Reese A. Oliver's desire for him to become president (6-29-1939 and 11-1-1939).
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Oliver Family Papers, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Indiana State Library.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library. Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.
Biographical or Historical Data:
Reese A. Oliver was born in Akron, Indiana on August 1, 1889. Oliver worked as a teacher in the Philippines from 1914 to the1930s, was a field manager for the American Red Cross's China Famine Relief Operation, and worked for the Philippine Board of Education. He was also an officer in the Philippines during World War II, and fought with the Philippine guerrillas and served as a U.S. official in the Philippines (1946-1950). Reese A. Oliver died on March 20, 1966 in Akron, Indiana.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Oliver, Reese A.
Oliver, Kenneth A.
McNutt, Paul V. (Paul Vories), 1891-1955.
Red Cross and Red Crescent.
World War, 1914-1918.
Famines > China.
World War, 1939-1945.
Philippines > Teachers.

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