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Charles Kuralt Postcard

 Collection — Box: SFC3 [F09.090.03.01], Folder: 361
Identifier: MS0361

Scope and Contents

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"


  • 1972


Language of Materials

The language of the postcard is English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Charles Kuralt Postcard is the physical property of J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections. Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.


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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

Physical Description

One postcard.

Charles Kuralt postcard
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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

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