Souvenir Edition. U.S.N. “General M. L. Hersey.” Bremerhaven-New-York 1–11 Sept. 1950.
Produced on board USN General M. L. Hersey,
Gift of Jon Lindseth.
This booklet was written and duplicated via mimeograph on board a transport ship by displaced persons (DPs) en route to North America from Europe after World War II. Mimeograph machines, which duplicate typescript texts via stencil, allowed for the quick and cheap reproduction of texts. “Mimeos” were also used by individuals living in DP camps in Europe after the war to print camp newspapers and educational materials. The ship was carrying 1,368 passengers of a variety of religious faiths (Christian, Jewish, Muslim) from many different countries in Europe.
From the collection of Rare Book School