George M. Elsey Collection
George Elsey was director of the White House Map Room during World War II. Most of the collection pertains to the D-Day landings in Normandy in 1944 including dispatch telegrams from Allied commanders. Other items of note contained in the collection are reports and charts regarding Allied and German preparations for the invasion of Western Europe; joint press statements issued by Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill in 1942; photographs taken on the D-Day beachheads; and Minutes from Chiefs of Staff meetings in 1942.
- Using the resources in this collection, the Foundation, in cooperation with the Google Cultural Institute, created an online exhibit on D-Day.
- George Elsey’s Unplanned Life interview with NPR.
- George Elsey’s obituary in New York Times