Title

American Friends Service Committee In France During World War II

Presenter Information

Randy Greeves

Department

History and Political Science

Major

History

Research Advisor

Fogg, Shannon Lee

Advisor's Department

History and Political Science

Funding Source

First Year Research Experience (FYRE)

Abstract

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) was a humanitarian organization that had a large role in helping French people in need during World War II. The AFSC’s primary goal was to help children affected by the war, and the AFSC was the most successful aid organization at the time in helping those children. However, few people have heard of this organization. By researching newspaper articles from the early 1940’s the effect of the AFSC can be ascertained and how they interacted with the public understood. This is useful for understanding how to best connect with the public for the goal of humanitarian aid.

Biography

Randy Greeves is a 3rd year student at Missouri S&T. He studies History and Political Science. He is from Oologah, Oklahoma where he first began to read about history and became interested in the lives of people during the 20th century. He works while attending school as a supervisor in the food court on campus, and was a member of the Residential Hall Association his Sophomore year.

Research Category

Arts and Humanities

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Award

Arts and humanities poster session: Second place

Location

Upper Atrium

Presentation Date

17 Apr 2018, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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American Friends Service Committee In France During World War II

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The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) was a humanitarian organization that had a large role in helping French people in need during World War II. The AFSC’s primary goal was to help children affected by the war, and the AFSC was the most successful aid organization at the time in helping those children. However, few people have heard of this organization. By researching newspaper articles from the early 1940’s the effect of the AFSC can be ascertained and how they interacted with the public understood. This is useful for understanding how to best connect with the public for the goal of humanitarian aid.