Letter to Althea Gibson from Sheila Ann Hessler

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Written by
Hessler, Sheila Ann, American
Received by
Gibson, Althea, American, 1927 - 2003
Medium
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions
H x W: 10 1/2 x 8 in. (26.7 x 20.3 cm)
Type
letters (correspondence)
Place depicted
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Central Park West, Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
April 13, 1959
Description
An original 2-page typed letter dated 1959 to Althea Gibson from the Chairman of the Women's Tennis Committee, part of the U.S. Department of State. The letter is wirtten on Department of State letterhead.
Topic
African American
Correspondence
Local and regional
Tennis
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2009.27.1.8ab
Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture