In 2001, Senator Orrin Hatch (Utah) introduced a resolution to Congress that designated October as Family History Month. He stated “by searching for our roots, we come closer together as a human family.” The Foundation holds quite a few collections that relate to the Marshall family and its history. A few are highlighted below:
Stuart B. Marshall Collection
Stuart was the older brother of George C. Marshall and the family historian. This collection reflects his interests and contains correspondence, postcards, clippings, and publications he authored about famous historical figures. It also includes histories for the following families: Bradford, Catlett, Marshall, Stuart and Taliaferro.
Marie Marshall Singer Collection
Marie was the older sister of George C. Marshall. Her collection contains information on the Marshall family and George C. Marshall. Included are clippings, reports, itineraries, menus, correspondence, promissory notes, postcards, tax receipts, and a Marshall family genealogy.
George Catlett Marshall and Katherine Tupper Marshall Collection
The collection consists of three distinct series of records: the George Catlett Marshall Collection, the Marshall Correspondence Collection, and the Katherine T. Marshall Collection.. The types of documents that appear in this collection include correspondence, official documents, textual records, bound volumes, subject files, photographs and newspaper clippings. The personal correspondence in the Marshall Correspondence Collection contains letters that Marshall exchanged with his step-children Allen, Clifton, and Molly, as well as his second wife Katherine. These letters reveal that Marshall was no different from any other father and husband in offering advice to his children when they had questions and missing his wife when frequently traveling for work. Photographs and newspaper clippings relating to family members and family activities appear throughout the collection.
George C. Marshall: Interviews and Reminiscences for Forrest C. Pogue
George C. Marshall provides an amusing and insightful glimpse into his childhood and family life in the first recorded interview that he completed for his authorized biographer Dr. Forrest C. Pogue.
Genealogy enthusiasts will enjoy the online family tree for George C. Marshall on Ancestry.com. (Sign up for a free guest account to access if not already a member.) It was created using information from these collections as well as other resources from the Foundation’s archives.