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Object ID RG0993.AM
Collection RG0993 Fenner, Leonard B., 1870-1960
Object Name Personal papers
Extent of Description 1 folder
Title Leonard B. Fenner collection
Dates of Creation 1919-1942
Year Range from 1919
Year Range to 1942
Scope & Content The manuscript portion of the collection consists of one folder containing newspaper articles and other information about Leonard B. Fenner. The bulk of the materials relates to a German World War I cannon that Fenner received in recognition for distinguished service in Red Cross relief in Europe during the war.

Georges Clemenceau, Prime Minister of France, had the cannon
shipped to Fenner after the war. The cannon was displayed
at the park in Burwell for a number of years before being
sent to Lincoln and stored in the Nebraska National Guard
building on the State Fair grounds. During World War II Fenner donated the canon to the war effort. It was cut into pieces and melted down during a scrap metal drive in 1942.
Finding Aids Leonard B. Fenner finding aid.
Related units of description The photo component [RG0993.PH] consists of five photographs. One photo is of Leonard Fenner in military uniform. The other four photos show various views of the German World War I canon presented to Fenner after the war.
Subjects Cannons
World War I
Artillery (Weaponry)
People Fenner, Leonard B., 1870-1960