Letter to Dizzy Gillespie from Edward R. Murrow regarding an African tour

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Created by
Murrow, Edward R., American, 1908 - 1965
Subject of
Gillespie, Dizzy, American, 1917 - 1993
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 8 1/2 x 11 in. (21.6 x 27.9 cm)
Type
letters (correspondence)
Place made
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
February 7, 1961
Description
A typewritten letter on United States Information Agency letterhead. The letter starts, "Dear Mr. Gillespie: / Your letter of congratulations was most welcome, / and I appreciate your good wishes as I begin my work / with USIA." It is signed "Edward R. Murrow" in the bottom right corner.
Topic
African American
Africa
Correspondence
International affairs
Jazz (Music)
Local and regional
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Paxton and Rachel Baker
Object number
2012.172.11
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Documents and Published Materials
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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