Manuscript Group 989, New Jersey Commitee For The French Gratitude Train, Memorial Album, 1949
Archives Documents, Manuscripts, Maps, & Photographs
989. (NEW JERSEY) COMMITEE
FOR THE FRENCH GRATITUDE TRAIN
Memorial Album, 1949. 1 vol.
Contains photographs and
copies of eighteen letters, all pertaining to the ”
“Train de la reconnaissance franc,aise.” This copy of the
album was presented to New
Jersey Governor Alfred E. Driscoll.
The Gratitude Train,
containing historical and other gifts to the
American people, was sent to
the United States by the French
government. The shipment
represented an expression of gratitude
for food and clothing sent
abroad in 1948 on the American Friend-
ship Train. The Gratitude
Train consisted of forty-nine cars, one
for each state and the
District of Columbia. The contents of the
NewJersey car, after being
displayed in Trenton and Newark, were
g1.ven to various museums
and school districts to be ” “permanently
exhibited.” The chairman of
the Committee for the French
Gratitude Train in NewJersey
was Leonard Dreyfuss.
Gift of Mrs. Alfred E.