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The Michael Heidelberger Papers

Letter from Roger Adams, Committee of the Arts and Sciences for Eisenhower (CASE) to Michael Heidelberger pdf (84,780 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Roger Adams, Committee of the Arts and Sciences for Eisenhower (CASE) to Michael Heidelberger
Heidelberger forcefully declined this invitation to join an organization of scientists, artists, and intellectuals who supported the reelection of Dwight Eisenhower as president in 1956.
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1956-10-04 (October 4, 1956)
Adams, Roger
Committee of the Arts and Sciences for Eisenhower (CASE)
Heidelberger, Michael
Reproduced with permission of Lucile Adams Brink.
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Antigens and Antibodies: Heidelberger and The Rise of Quantitative Immunochemistry, 1928-1954
Metadata Record Letter from Michael Heidelberger to Roger Adams, Committee of the Arts and Sciences for Eisenhower (CASE) (October 8, 1956) pdf (118,611 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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October 4, 1956
Dear Dr. Heidelberger:
Having accepted the invitation of several of your colleagues to join the Committee of the Arts and Sciences for Eisenhower, I am writing to invite you to participate with us. CASE has been organized as a vehicle through which men and women in the arts and sciences can conveniently express their endorsement of the Eisenhower program. The organizers of CASE believe that science and culture flourish best in a world at peace, and that Dwight D. Eisenhower, as President, represents an effective force for attaining and preserving world peace.
Among these organizers are Detlev Bronk and Isidor I. Rabi. Those from other fields include James Phinney Baxter, III, Eugene Ormandy, Howard Hanson, J. Donald Adams, Harry Carman, Admiral Richard E. Byrd and Helen Hayes.
One of the most encouraging aspects of CASE is that the Eisenhower Administration wants it to have a continuing life as an advisory body to the White House staff. I am enclosing a copy of a letter from Sherman Adams, setting forth his views in respect to this.
I am also enclosing our application blank. Membership in CASE costs $1.00, although larger contributions are accepted. Your endorsement through CASE of the Eisenhower program will encourage others to join in open support of his continuing achievements on behalf of better understanding between peoples everywhere.
We hope we can welcome you as a member soon. If you care to, you may send your acceptance by collect telegram.
Roger Adams
Chairman, Science Branch
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