1media/King_Crane_Commission_1919_100_thumb.jpg2021-06-03T15:59:38+00:00Anne Cuyler Salsich, Oberlin College Archives65340b1e79f9df03d291b8de171f6479ab6abb16357plain2021-06-25T15:34:06+00:00unknown19193 x 5 3/4 in.Oberlin College ArchivesphotographRG 2/6 Henry Churchill King Papers, Oberlin College ArchivesThe photographs and documents relating to the King-Crane Commission are provided by the Oberlin College Archives for research and educational use only. For all other uses of photographs and documents--including downloading of images or reproduction in any media--please seek permission from: Oberlin College Archives https://libraries.oberlin.edu/archives/contactMiddle East (general region)Anne Cuyler Salsich, Oberlin College Archives65340b1e79f9df03d291b8de171f6479ab6abb16
During the summer of 1919, a delegation under the leadership of Oberlin College President Henry Churchill King and Chicago businessman Charles R. Crane travelled to areas of the former Ottoman territories. Their mission was to determine the wishes of the people of the region as their future was being determined by the major powers at the Paris Peace Conference. The King-Crane Commission, as it became known, met delegations and invited written petitions from various religious and political groups. This digital collection unifies the archival records of Commission members for the first time. It also includes resources on conducting research in the collection.