Miriam Davenport Ebel collection
- Collection Summary
- Collection includes a hatbox, which Miriam Davenport Ebel (the donor) took to France with her in June 1938. At one point, she lived for five months using only what was packed in the box. Steamer sticker on box is that of the Companie Generale Transatlantique's SS Champlain. In addition, the collection includes a musical score written by Hans Sahl, 1938, Zurich, Switzerland and purchased by Miriam Davenport circa 1940 in Marseilles, France, as well as a book she purchased, also in Zurich. The collection also includes artwork and papers. The Miriam Davenport Ebel papers consist of correspondence, identification papers, mementos, photographs, and printed materials documenting Davenport's wartime experiences in Marseilles and Ljubljana; her work and friendships with Varian Fry, Mary Jayne Gold, Walter Mehring, Hans Sahl, and others; and relief committees including the Emergency Rescue Committee, the International Relief and Rescue Committee, the Progressive Schools Committee for Refugee Children, and the Refugee Relief Trustees, Inc.
- The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1991 by Miriam Davenport Ebel.
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Object | Accession Number: 1991.158.1 a-b
Object | Accession Number: 1991.158.84
Object | Accession Number: 1991.158.85
Object | Accession Number: 1991.158.86
Object | Accession Number: 1991.158.87
Document | Accession Number: 1991.158.88