Letter to Arthur J. and June Schmidt from Carol Ann and Terry Parssinen

Written by
Parssinen, Carol Ann, American
Subject of
Parssinen, Terry M., American, born 1941
Schmidt, Arthur J., American
Schmidt, June, American
Dr. King, Martin Luther Jr., American, 1929 - 1968
Grinnell College, American, founded 1846
Medium
ink on paper, metal
Dimensions
H x W: 7 3/16 × 5 1/16 in. (18.3 × 12.8 cm)
Type
letters (correspondence)
Place made
Grinnell, Poweshiek County, Iowa, United States, North and Central America
Date
April 8,1968
Description
Handwritten letter to Arthur J. "Bud" Schmidt and his wife June Schmidt from her sister, Carol Ann Parssinen and her husband Terry Parssinen. The letter was written by Carol Parssinen. The four-page letter is written in blue ink on ruled paper. The pages are stapled together in the top left corner. The content of the letter deals with the aftermath of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. particularly Bud Schmidt's participation in the memorial march in Memphis and the reactions of the community of Grinnell College in Iowa.
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Communities
Education
Families
Race relations
Social reform
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Arthur J. "Bud" Schmidt
Object number
2017.71.1
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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Classification
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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