Charles Kuralt Postcard
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Side one is a color rendering of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. The verso has a one-cent stamp featuring George Washington. Addressed to Miss Anne Batten, the note is typewritten and reads: "Dear Miss B., Don't let the picture on the outside fool ya. I still ain't interested in higher learning. I did go in there Sunday, though, and met Dickie Spangler there, of all people. I met the president yesterday and most of his cabinet today. This may sound hopeful, but I seem to be making an impression on some big radio men up here... and I'm meeting 'em by the dozen, guys I'd only read about. Coming home Saturday morn. Charlie"
- Kuralt, Charles (Person)
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The language of the postcard is English.
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Post card (2/23/1949) from Kuralt, then a student at Charlotte's Central High School, to his journalism teacher Anne Batten, describing his visit to Washington, DC as one of the four winners of a Voice of Democracy speech writing contest sponsored by the National Association of Broadcasters. He met President Truman and Edward R. Murrow read his speech on his radio program.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Sally Robinson
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