THE THOMAS AND DOROTHY LEAVEY CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF LOS ANGELES RESEARCH COLLECTION
CHARLES LUCKMAN PAPERS, 1908-2000 (CSLA-34)
SERIES 14: Citizens Food Committee
Series Size: 2 archival document boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 scrapbook
At the request of President Harry S. Truman in 1947, Charles Luckman served as chair of the twenty-six member “Citizens’ Food Committee,�? whose charge was to devise strategies to save American grain for shipment to a war-desolated Europe short on foodstuffs. Ineffectual in its effort to develop voluntary rationing in the United States, the committee only lasted two months, but it was the forerunner of Truman’s great foreign policy achievement, the Marshall Plan. This series contains some Charles Luckman correspondence concerning his work as chair; other materials include committee budgets, the final report of the committee, photographs, and newspaper articles. All materials date from 1947.
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Charles Luckman and President Harry S. Truman correspondence; newspaper clippings re Citizens Food Committee
Incoming correspondence re work as chair of Citizens Food Committee
Finance Appropriations: Summary of expenditures and budget; correspondence re funding; stationery
Proceedings: The Citizens’ Food Committee. Transcript of White House meeting
Citizens Food Committee. Statistics of Grain Conservation Programs. Separated from notebook. Loose memoranda re grain and food production
Citizens Food Committee (Meeting with Distillers). Transcript of Proceedings.
Interim Report To The President From Citizens Food Committee
Transcript of Proceedings. Citizens Food Committee. October 14, 1947.
Transcript of Proceedings. Citizens Food Committee. November 14, 1947 (2 copies)
Transcript of Proceedings. Citizens Food Committee Meeting with Distillers Coordinating Committee. October 28, 1947
Transcript of Proceedings. Citizens Food Committee Meeting with Distillers Coordinating Committee. November 5, 1947
Charles Luckman radio broadcasts re Citizens Food Committee; press release and statement from Citizens Food Committee
Transcript of Proceedings. Citizens Food Committee Meeting with Distillers Coordinating Committee and Representatives of Labor, Mr. Austin Fisher Presiding
Transcript of Proceedings. Meeting: Mr. Charles Luckman, Chairman, Citizens Food Committee, meeting with the National Restaurant Industry Advisory Committee
Press Conference of Mr. Charles Luckman, Chairman, The Citizens Food Committee
Transcript of Proceedings. Citizens Food Committee Meeting with Brewers Coordinating Committee. November 25, 1947
Transcript of Proceedings. Citizens Food Committee Meeting with Wet and Dry Millers. November 17, 1947
Transcript of Proceedings. Citizens Food Committee Meeting with Brewers Coordinating Committee. November 12, 1947
Transcript of Proceedings. Brewers Foundation and Small Brewers Committee with Mr. Charles Luckman, Citizens Food Committee Chairman
Citizens Food Committee Meeting with Poultry and Poultry Feed Industries
Rosters, organizational chart re Citizens Food Committee
Citizens for Food Committee letters: Charles Luckman resignation letter; President Harry S. Truman letter of congratulations to Charles Luckman
Final Report. Citizens Food Committee Disposition of Funds Advanced…. (Separated from folder.)
Citizens Food Committee. Final Report
Citizens Food Committee Final Report. 3 copies
Scrapbook with newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and photographs re Citizens Food Committee and Lever Brothers Company. With loose materials in folder.
Photograph album re Citizen’s Food Committee work and staff; scrapbook with newspaper clippings re Citizen’s Food Committee; loose leaves of large scrapbook with with newspaper clippings re Citizen’s Food Committee
Unboxed; stored on shelf with Luckman Papers
Scrapbook with newspaper articles, synopsis of work of Citizens’ Food Committee. Embossed cover title: “Save Wheat. Save Meat. Save the Peace.�?
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