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Bessie L. Cantrell Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0430

Scope and Content

Bessie L. Cantrell, mother of William D. Myers, corresponded with Israeli prime ministers Golda Meir and Menachem Begin and Minister of Defense Moshe Dayan. The letters she received were saved along with newspaper clippings about Golda Meir.

Her son, William D. Myers, donated the letters after watching the Ilene Silverman show on Gainesville local television. Having received the letters from Myers, Ilene Silverman-Budd, forwarded them to the University of Florida’s Smathers Libraries. The collection is donated to honor the memory of Bessie L. Cantrell.

The donor, Ilene Silverman-Budd’s accompanying letter is also enclosed.

Dates

  • 1971 - 1987

Creator

Access

The collection is open for research.

Extent

.21 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Collection of letters Bessie Cantrell had received from Israeli Prime Ministers Golda Meir and Menachem Begin and Minister of Defence Moshe Dayan.

Arrengement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated by William D. Myers and Ilene Silverman-Budd.

Title
A Guide to the Bessie L. Cantrell Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid created by Katalin Franciska Rac.
Date
May 2018
Description rules
Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

Contact:
George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America
352-273-2755