A Fond Farewell

Thank you for your support over the past two years. It has been an honor to share the history of Near East Relief with you.


The Near East Relief Historical Society is changing. The Digital Museum is becoming part of the Near East Foundation’s excellent Communications department. The Digital Museum will still be available online in its current form.

The digital Exhibit will always be available. You can still download our Teacher’s Guide and request They Shall Not Perish: The Story of Near East Relief, our panel exhibition. You are always welcome to visit our physical archives at the Rockefeller Archive Center.  You can read all 66 past Dispatches here.

Today, your loyal curator bids you a fond farewell. I have spent the last two years immersed in the history of Near East Relief. It has been a great joy to uncover forgotten stories in the Near East Foundation archives and beyond. It has been a privilege to meet all of you at events, via email, and on Facebook. I have enjoyed learning about your personal connections to this important historical era. I hope that in a small way, the Near East Relief Historical Society has helped people to learn and to teach others.

For the last few months I have been working on an interactive map of Near East Relief orphanages from 1915 – 1930. I was unable to find specific addresses for most of the facilities, but many of the map entries do include photographs from the general areas. The stations are color coded by region. This map represents the culmination of many long hours of research. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.

Thank you so much for your support over the last two years.

Best wishes,
Molly Sullivan