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Corona typewriter used by a US clergyman for an anti-Nazi sermon

Object | Accession Number: 2015.33.2 a-f

Typewriter used by Reverend M.E.N. Lindsay to compose the sermon that he delivered on November 21, 1937 to his parishioners at the South Britain Congregational Church, as part of his protest of the planned camp of the German American Bund in Southbury, Connecticut. The Bund, an American Nazi organization, were planning to set up a training camp to indoctrinate Nazi values in young people. The group had established at least 20 training camps in rural areas throughout the country and had 25,000 active members. With a camp already established in nearby Waterbury, the Bund purchased 178 acres in the Kettletown area of Southbury, then a farming community of just 1,200. Lindsay and another local pastor, Rev. Felix Manley, rallied the residents to protest the project. The protest was successful and the town prevented the camp from being built.

Date
1937  (use)
Geography
use : South Britain Congregational Church; South Britain (Southbury, Conn.)
Language
English
Object Type
Typewriters (lcsh)
Genre/Form
Typewriters.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lois Lindsay Brown, Carol Lindsay Hagy, and Joan Lindsay Redford
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Record last modified: 2018-08-20 08:57:38
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