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Guide to the Marjorie Polon Papers ALBA.159

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on March 31, 2015
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Polon, Marjorie, 1924-1977
Title: Marjorie Polon Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1938-1952
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1938
Abstract: The Marjorie Polon Papers consist chiefly of letters from six American Abraham Lincoln Brigade volunteers (Bill "Mike" Bailey, Nathan Gross, Harry Hakam, George Kaye, Sydney Levine and William Van Felix) who fought together in the Spanish Civil War. Although Polon's correspondents were strangers to her, the letters she wrote were clearly important to the men who received them and several of them responded in detail to her. The bulk of the letters were written in 1938 and provide descriptions of battles, bombardments, and the relationship between the international volunteers and the Spanish citizenry as well as commentary on the political situation in the United States.
Quantity: 0.25 linear feet in 1 manuscript box
Language of Materials note: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: ALBA.159