Lateral Files: Earl Bennett Collection Merci Boxcar Photographs & Correspondence

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Lateral Files: Earl Bennett Collection Merci Boxcar Photographs & Correspondence
2010.016

Provenance: These records were donated by Earl Bennett in 2010.

Single photocopies are available for research purposes only for a nominal fee. A list of applicable fees can be found here.

C. Shiva Kooragayala, Daniel Pete, and Norma Young processed these papers in 2005-2010.

Description: This collection consists of books, correspondence, magazines, and photographs documenting the Merci Boxcar, part of the "Gratitude Train" that the people of France sent over upon completion of World War II to thank the United States for the aid provided to their country. It also contains documentation relating to the "Friendship Train", an idea proposed by Washington journalist Drew Pearson prior to the end of WWII.

 

 

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