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Price, Leo collection, 1932-1936 | University of Miami Special Collections

By Rudo Kemper

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Predominant Dates:1932-1936

ID: ASM0396

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Formats/Genres: Scrapbooks

Languages: English

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The Leo Price Collection contains a single scrapbook compiled by Leo Price which chronicles the story of the Bonus Expeditionary Forces, an assemblage of approximately 43,000 protesters - some 17,000 of which were World War I veterans and their families - who marched on Washington in 1932 under the encouragement of retired U.S.M.C. Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler. The veterans, many of whom had been out of work since the beginning of the Great Depression, demanded immediate cash payment of Service Certificates granted to them eight years earlier via the Adjusted Service Certificate Law of 1924. The march was suppressed by the U.S. army under the leadership of Douglas MacArthur and George S. Patton.

The scrapbook tells the story by means of newspaper clippings, photographs, and a piece of fabric.

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Bonus Expeditionary Forces
Butler, Smedley D. (Smedley Darlington), 1881-1940
Depressions - 1929 - United States
World War, 1914-1918 - Veterans

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Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Leo Price Collection Finding Aid © 2009 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to

Preferred Citation: Leo Price Collection, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

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