White Glove Wednesday – IBM Plaque

“WE ARE AT WAR – TALK NET” is a plaque given to George C. Marshall from International Business Machines (I.B.M.). The saying is referenced in a 1943 speech by Frederick Nichol, Vice-President and General Manager of I.B.M. in which Nichol states: We have in our business, all through our factories and offices, a sign which […]

White Glove Wednesday – Marshall’s Graduation Gift

This is a gold Waltham brand pocket watch given to George C. Marshall by his mother as a graduation gift. Marshall’s initials are engraved on the back cover and inscribed inside is his Virginia Military Institute graduation date: June 26, 1901. This watch is currently on display in the VMI lobby case at the Marshall […]

White Glove Wednesday – Marshall’s Mother’s Dress

In July of 1962 a trunk of clothing donated by the estate of George C. Marshall’s sister Marie Singer (1876-1962) was picked up in Uniontown, Pa. by Foundation librarian Eugenia Lejeune and brought back for accessioning. One of the items inside was this chartreuse, tan, and lavender dress belonging to George C. Marshall’s mother Laura […]

White Glove Wednesday – Pogue’s Typewriter

Forrest C. Pogue used this Remington Deluxe Noiseless typewriter to write the four-volume biography of George C. Marshall, working from over 40 hours of interviews with Marshall himself. Pogue began work on the biography in 1958 and finished the final volume in 1987. In his obituary, the New York Times called him a “pioneer of […]

White Glove Wednesday – Marshall House Model

Our feature today is a scale model (6” x 10” x 6”) of the Marshall House, also known as Federal Hill, located in Mason County, Kentucky. It was donated to the George C. Marshall Foundation in 1966 by George C. Marshall’s widow, Katherine Tupper Marshall. Federal Hill was built in 1801 and belonged to Colonel […]

White Glove Wednesday – Metropolitan Club Card

George C. Marshall’s bronzed lifetime membership plaque to the Metropolitan Club. The engraved inscription reads: METROPOLITAN CLUB FIFTH AVE. & 60TH STREET/ NEW YORK , N.Y./FOR HIS SUCCESSFUL LEADERSHIP IN WAR AND HIS GREAT LABORS FOR WORLD PEACE THE METROPOLITAN CLUB OF NEW YORK AWARDS TO GEORGE C. MARSHALL HONORARY LIFE MEMBERSHIP, SEPTEMBER 16, 1947. […]

White Glove Wednesday – Graphite Moderator Block

This block is from the University of Chicago reactor used in the Manhattan Project. Nobel Prize-winning Italian physicist Enrico Fermi managed the University of Chicago reactor. On the afternoon of December 2, 1942 under the abandoned west stands of Stagg Field, the first controlled nuclear reaction occurred. Humankind had controlled energy released from the nucleus […]

White Glove Wednesday – Pilgrim Flag

This flag is a recent 100th Infantry Division donation sent to us by James E. Pilgrim, Jr. “My father was a member of the 100th Infantry Division – 3rd Battalion – 397th Infantry Regiment – Headquarters Company – A&P (Ammunition & Pioneering) Platoon. Unfortunately my father passed away in April. The funeral included three soldiers […]