1971 Library Advocacy – Celebrities’ Handwritten and Typewritten Letters of Support

In 1971, Marguerite Hart, the children’s librarian at Troy, Michigan’s Public Library wrote to dozens of celebrities. She asked them to help celebrate the library with a letter of support to the children of the city.

Below are a few of my favourites from the 97 responses she received. Clicking on them will open larger images that are easier to read and if you go to the library’s history page you can read more of the story and see the rest of the letters as images or PDFs.

Via 22 Words

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2 responses to “1971 Library Advocacy – Celebrities’ Handwritten and Typewritten Letters of Support

  1. What a terrific treat! You find the coolest things! Thanks for sharing!

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