Betty Movern Diary, 1947-1948
Scope and Contents
Diary (1947-1948) of Betty Movern detailing her extended tour of post-war Europe. She describes the trips she made with her husband and adult son with hopes of selling the manuscript for eventual publication. She records visiting Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands, France, Luxembourg, and England. She describes a visit to Hitler's country home and meeting a German man who swam from Russian occupied East Germany to West Germany in order to obtain food for his family. Movern included many photos, postcards, pictures clipped from books, and a newspaper clipping.
- Creation: 1947-1948
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0.40 Linear Feet
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchase. Mss. Acc. 2007.89
Processed by SCRC Staff in 2008.
Genre / Form
- England--Description and travel--20th century
- France--Description and travel--20th century
- Germany--Description and travel--20th Century
- Italy--Description and travel--20th century
- Netherlands--Description and travel--20th century
- Switzerland--Description and travel--20th century
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