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Robert Richman draft telegram and list of notable Americans in the arts and sciences for President-elect John F. Kennedy

Catalog Data

Creator:
Richman, Robert  Search this
Subject:
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald)  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
1960 or 1961
Place of publication, production, or execution:
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Physical Description:
Note : 10 p. : handwritten ; 28 x 22 cm.
Summary:
List covers nine handwritten pages of names and telegram draft is one typewritten page. The typewritten page has a heading: Suggested draft of telegram of invitation to be sent by Mr. Kennedy to the attached list of Americans in the arts, letters and sciences. <br>The telegram expresses the new administration's wish to form a "productive relationship with our writers, artists, composers, philosophers, and scientists" and goes on to invite the recipient to Inaugural functions. <br>List includes writers, poets, painters, composers and choreographers, actors, museum directors, educators, librarians, architects and scientists. <br>Date based on Kennedy's inauguration, which occurred on January 20th, 1961. List would have been drafted some time between the election in November of 1960 and inauguration day.
Citation:
Robert Richman draft telegram and list of notable Americans in the arts and sciences for President-elect John F. Kennedy, 1960 or 1961. Institute of Contemporary Arts records, 1927-circa 1985, bulk 1947-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Use Note:
Current copyright status is undetermined
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14880
See more items in:
Institute of Contemporary Arts records, 1927-circa 1985, bulk 1947-1967
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14880