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Headquarters at 2306 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington 8, D. C. HUdson 3-3381

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April 10, 1965

Mr. & Mrs. Germain Seligman
875 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Seligman:

A most exciting exhibition, entitled ART ACROSS AMERICA, is presently being collected in Atlanta, Boston, San Francisco and Columbus, Ohio. The exhibition will open at Knoedler & Co. in New York City on September 15, prior to a 16-month tour of major United States museums. The enclosed current article from [[underlined]] Museum News [[/underlined]] explains the program in some detail.

Mr. George Pringle, President of The Mead Corporation, which is sponsoring the exhibition, has proposed a gala evening preview of the exhibition to be held as a benefit for the American Association of Museums. Mr. Pringle's proposal has been enthusiastically accepted by the Executive Committee of the Association.

We are asking the Presidents of the Boards of selected museums and a number of prominent individuals and museum directors who are friends of the Association to serve as Patrons of the benefit. Your kind cooperation in the Art Dealers benefit year before last was greatly appreciated, and we would be most grateful if you would once again be willing to lend your name as a Patron for this benefit.

As soon as we hear from you, we will proceed with the printing of programs and invitations.

Yours sincerely,

[[signed]] Joseph Allen Patterson [[/signed]]
Joseph A. Patterson

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