Did you know…

…that after World War II, Memphis “adopted” a Dutch town known for its cotton manufacturing?  School children around Memphis filled cigar boxes with household items to ship to the families in Enschede, Netherlands, while clothes and books were collected to help replace that which was lost in the war.  Read all about it here:

Cover of manuscript

For more information, the Memphis – Enschede Ties collection is available in the Memphis Room. Come take a look!

 

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