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Miriam Davenport Ebel collection

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.
Provenance
The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1991 by Miriam Davenport Ebel.
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Hatbox

Object | Accession Number: 1991.158.1 a-b

Geography
use: France
Date
use:  1938 June
Hatbox

Portrait

Object | Accession Number: 1991.158.84


Portrait

Object | Accession Number: 1991.158.85


Sketch

Object | Accession Number: 1991.158.86

Date
creation:  1940

Portfolio cover

Object | Accession Number: 1991.158.87


Miriam Davenport Ebel papers

Document | Accession Number: 1991.158.88

Date
inclusive:  1938-1989
bulk:  1938-1945
Miriam Davenport Ebel papers
 
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