Louis Wijnberg

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Title

Louis Wijnberg

Subject

Wijnberg, Louis

Type

Oral History

Creator

Marian Cheek Jackson Center

Source

Wijnberg, Louis

Publisher

Marian Cheek Jackson Center

Contributor

Mia Colloredo-Mansfeld

Rights

Open for research.

Language

English

Identifier

HP_0001

Collection

Citation

Marian Cheek Jackson Center, “Louis Wijnberg,” Marian Cheek Jackson Center Oral History Trust, accessed May 31, 2020, https://archives.jacksoncenter.info/items/show/1222.

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