[Letter, 1953 June 24, from President Eisenhower to Dr. R. B. Downs] [manuscript], 1953 | University of Illinois Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Answers a letter of R.B. Downs, president of the American Library Association, meeting in annual Conference. Commends the "spirit of conscientious citizenship ruling its deliberations," and praises the service of the country?s librarians in the cause of freedom of inquiry, of the spoken and written word, and of exchange of ideas.
Author?s name from signature at the end. -- Title supplied by cataloger.
Typescript letter with autograph on White House letterhead.
Accompanying materials: Envelope from the White House addressed to R.B. Downs.
Origin: Location from letterhead. -- Date from head of first leaf recto.
Former shelfmark: MS 323.44 Ei83l (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library).
Shelfmark: Urbana, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Post-1650 MS 242.