Letter from Salvador E. Luria to colleagues at the University of California, Berkeley
After joining the faculty of MIT, Luria became increasingly involved in American politics. Much of his involvement consisted
of writing letters to newspaper editors and contributing to "open letter" advertisements. In this letter to members
of the "Berkeley group," Luria requested that the recipients do their part in disseminating copies of an advertisement
that ran in the "New York Times" on 21 August 1962. In the ad, hundreds of members of the Boston-area "Nuclear
Policy Letter Committee" urged President Kennedy to renounce the first use of nuclear arms and to work with the Soviet
Union to substantially reduce the number of nuclear weapons.
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1962-09-21 (September 21, 1962)
Luria, Salvador E.
Stanier, Roger Y.
University of California, Berkeley
Original Repository: American Philosophical Society. Library. Salvador Luria Papers
Reproduced with permission of Daniel D. Luria.
Reproduced with permission of the American Philosophical Society.