TLS signed "M. Collins," one page, 7 x 9, National Air and Space Museum letterhead, February 23, 1972. Letter of thanks to Congressman Joseph McDade, in full: "Many thanks for taking the time from your busy schedule to meet with me. I was very pleased to learn of your support of our efforts to construct a National Air and Space Museum, and I will keep you informed of its progress. Again, thank you for the courtesies extended to me by you and your staff." Collins also adds a short handwritten postscript which reads, "Enclosed are the Post clippings we discussed." In fine condition, with paperclip impression to top edge. Collins became director of the National Air and Space Museum in 1970, a position he held until 1978 when he was named undersecretary of the Smithsonian Institution. From The Bill Lende Collection.
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