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Paul B. Anderson Papers (Digital Surrogates)

Digital Surrogates from the Paul B. Anderson Papers contain digitized records of YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association) Press (1921-47, 1959), YMCA Press Eastern European Fund (1952-53), POW (Prisoners of War) Service (1916-18), YMCA Prisoner's Aid in Russia (1918), and American Bible Society. Digitized material includes telegrams, letters, correspondence, meeting minutes, handwritten notes, and memorandums involving the International committee office at New York, and other YMCA offices and members in Paris, Prague, Budapest, Geneva, Russia (Petrograd), Shanghai and Berlin. Records concern the American Bible Society Project to translate the bible into Russian, YMCA organization and members' responsibilities, religious books and journals publishing and commercialization, as well as topics related with war prisoners in Russia. Materials are in French, English, Russian and German.

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