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Joel Gardner collection of war memorabilia

 Unprocessed — Folder: 1
Identifier: ViU-2020-0062

Content Description

This collection consists of four pieces of war memorabilia ranging from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century. Items include a certification that Seargeant James Goldsmith served in the Continental Army 1781; a letter dated July 8, 1862 requesting permission to form a "Company of 'Partisan Rangers" from the Confederate States Army; a photograph of Neville Chamberlain and Adolf Hitler following a September 24, 1938 meeting; and a swatch of fabric from a life raft used by Francis Gary Powers after being shot down while on a surveillance mission to the Soviet Union in 1960.

Acquisition Type

Gift

Provenance

Gift of Joel Gardner, 17 August 2020.

Restrictions Apply

No

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Dates

  • 1781 - 1960

Extent

0.03 Cubic Feet (1 letter folder.)

Inventory

Four items.