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Guide to the Marjorie Polon Papers
||Polon, Marjorie, 1924-1977
||Marjorie Polon Papers
||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.
||0.25 linear feet in 1 manuscript box
|Language of Materials note:
||Materials are in English.