The Dirksen Center has created this Web-based feature to give you an idea of what Dirksen’s trip was like and how it affected his thinking about the state of the world in 1945.
This Web presentation consists of the introduction, a timeline of Dirksen’s trip with links to selective, digitized trip log entries and letters home, and a set of seven “anchor” documents with accompanying study questions. The historical documents are drawn from The Dirksen Congressional Center’s archival holdings.
Our multi-media timeline about Everett Dirksen’s trip abroad has been made possible by a grant from The Fontaine Earle Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Illinois. Additional financial support was received from Pekin Community Bank, Herget Bank, and CEFCU.