Oscar Handlin. American Historian and Professor. B/w,5½”x8½”,Typed letter signed For Sale
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Oscar Handlin. American Historian and Professor. B/w,5½”x8½”,Typed letter signed:
Oscar Handlin (September 29, 1915 – September 20, 2011) was an American historian and professor. He was professor of history at Harvard University for over 50 years. He directed Eighty PhD dissertations and helped promote social and ethnic history. His specialty was in the field of immigration history in the 1950s. For his work “The Uprooted” Handlin won the 1952 Pulitzer Prize for History in 1951). In 1965 he testified before the U.S. Congress and was said to "have played an important role" in passage of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 that abolished the discriminatory immigration quota system in the United States. He died at age 95 on September 20, 2011, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
About the item: Original typed letter, 5½”x8½”, on official buff-colored Harvard University Library letterhead dated December 1, 1980, part of the text of which reads: “Dear Mr. Rxxxxe:/Many thanks for your very interesting, of November 11. It was good to hear from you and I wish to extend my best wishes to you and to your country. /Yours truly, /(signed) Oscar Handlin”. For privacy reasons, the name and address details have been temporarily masked but will be restored when sold. Only one owner and well-preserved over the years. In very fine condition.