Diaries, 1935-1936

Box 1
4 volumes
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Box 1 contains the original diaries, as well as digitized, bound copies, detailing Henry and Margaret Sprinkle's year abroad (1935-1936) at Cambridge University in England. While living in London, the Sprinkles travelled extensively throughout Europe, visiting France, Belgium, Holland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, USSR Russia, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Switzerland, and Germany. Margaret Sprinkle frequently wrote about their travels in Europe, providing commentary on the differences between American society and various other places, particularly English society, culture, attitudes and perspectives. Throughout the diaries, Margaret's entries provide significant insight relating to political climate of Europe at the time and events leading up to WWII. Many entries mention Soviet Russia; various labor strikes in France and Belgium; the election of a socialist president in France; Adolph Hitler; Benito Mussolini in Abyssinia; Haile Selassie's visit to England; and a number of other observations on international politics.

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