Many of the Belgian collections concern US relief activities in German-occupied Belgium during World War I, especially those headed by Herbert Hoover. Other collections relate to Belgium under German occupation in World War II, politics, and the labor movement in Belgium during the twentieth century.

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Commission for Relief in Belgium (1914–30) Records

Private organization for provision of relief to Belgium during World War I

Edward Eyre Hunt Papers

Member, Commission for Relief in Belgium, 1914–16

Walther Schevenels Papers

Belgian trade union official

Brand Whitlock Papers

US ambassador to Belgium, 1913–22


Miscellaneous materials

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Hoover Institution Tapestry Unveiled in Belgium

Thursday, March 20, 2014

A work of art by Belgian artist Floris Jespers was unveiled today at the Leuven Museum as part of its exhibition Ravaged: Art and Culture in Times of Conflict, commemorating the centenary of the beginning of World War I and the devastation it brought to Leuven.



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Belgium Tapestry
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M - Museum Leuven

"Picture at an Exhibition"
by Clifton B. Parker via Hoover Digest
A vivid tapestry tucked away for decades, emerges from the archives.