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The collection consists of items relevant to all aspects of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s life and career. Most prevalent are Ike’s years as president with numerous artifacts from his 1952 and 1956 presidential campaigns as well as commemorative pieces. These artifacts include a significant collection of campaign buttons, jewelry, and postcards along with other miscellaneous campaign artifacts. There is also a series of photographs mostly relating to his Army career in World War II with others from his two terms as president. Of particular interest are the 1915 and 1945 Howitzers, the United States Military Academy at West Point’s yearbook and the tropical worsted wool summer uniform coat of Brigadier General Robert Ludwig Schulz, Eisenhower’s military aide who continued to work with the retired general and president until Ike’s death in 1969. Also included is a small box of Donald Brett’s personal papers that reflect his own research interests.

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Collection Size

9 cubic feet

Publication Date

Spring 2014


World War II, WWII, Second World War, War Photography, Dwight D. Eisenhower, West Point, Presidential Campaign, Campaign Memorabilia, President Eisenhower, Howitzers


Cultural History | European History | History | Military History | Photography | Political History | United States History

Document Type

Finding Aid

MS-157: Donald Brett Collection of Eisenhower Memorabilia