[Program for ceremony celebrating issuance of Charles R. Drew postage stamp]
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1981-06-03 (June 3, 1981)
[United States Post Office]
Original Repository: Howard University. Moorland-Spingarn Research Center. Charles R. Drew Papers
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First Day of Issue Ceremony
Dr. Charles R. Drew Stamp
June 3, 1981
John R. Cochran
Presentation of Colors
Boy Scout Troop 315
Florida Avenue Baptist Church
Miss Joyce Stovall
College of Fine Arts
Dr. Evans E. Crawford
Dean of the Chapel
Welcome and Introduction of Distinguished Guests
Dr. James E. Cheek
Mrs. Charles R. Drew
Introduction of Assistant Postmaster General
John R. Cochran
Address and Presentation of Albums
Eugene C. Hagburg
Assistant Postmaster General
Designer of Stamp
First Day of Issue
The United States Postal Service is proud to issue this postage stamp in the Great American Series honoring Dr. Charles R.
Drew, the eminent scientist, professor, administrator and surgeon who made so many valuable contributions to medical science.
Dr. Drew's discovery and development of methods to preserve blood plasma in large quantities and the application of his
research and findings helped to save countless lives in World War II. His pioneering in World War II laid the foundation for
today's vast blood program of the American Red Cross.
U.S. postage stamps are powerful communicators and have great educational value. When the Dr. Charles R. Drew stamp is used
on envelopes, millions of people throughout the United States and the world will thus be reminded of the outstanding accomplishments
of this truly Great American.
The stamp was designed by Nathan Jones of Dallas, Texas.