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The following items are included in this Collection, Words and Deeds In American History, with permission:

"Autumn," poem by Helen Keller, 27 October 1893; Reproduced with permission from the American Foundation for the Blind, 11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300, New York, NY 10001.

Letter, James McNeill Whistler to David Croal Thomson containing the artist's famed butterfly signature and discussing his hope that no painting of his remain in England, July 1895; courtesy of Nigel Thorpe, Centre for Whistler Studies, Glasgow University, Glasgow G12 8QE Scotland.

Prescription written by Sigmund Freud for the wife of Sergius Pankejeff, the patient known as the "Wolf-Man," 22 November 1919; courtesy of Mark Paterson & Associates, Literary & Copyright Agents, Sigmund Freud Copyrights, 10 Brook Street, Wivenhoe, Colchester CO7 9DS England.

Letter, Margaret Mead to her grandmother Martha Ramsay Mead discussing her decision to retain her maiden name, 7 December 1923; courtesy of Mary Catherine Bateson.

Letter, Billy Gobitas to Minersville, Pennsylvania, school directors, explaining why the young Jehovah's Witness refused to salute the American flag, 5 November 1935; courtesy of Mrs. Lillian Gobitas Klose.

Letter, Edward R. Murrow to Eric Sevareid offering Sevareid a job with Columbia Broadcasting System's (CBS) European office on the eve of World War II, 16 August 1939; courtesy of Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; Medford, MA 02115.

Drafts of Langston Hughes's poem "Ballad of Booker T.," 30 May-1 June 1941; courtesy of Harold Ober & Associates, 425 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017 (Literary agent for Estate of Langston Hughes).

Letter, Ernest Hemingway to Archibald MacLeish discussing Ezra Pound's mental health and other literary matters, 10 August [1943]; reproduced with permission from (for domestic rights) The Ernest Hemingway Foundation, c/o Professor Allen Josephs, University of West Florida, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514-5751 and (for foreign rights) from John and Patrick Hemingway c/o Michael Katakis.

Branch Rickey's scouting report on Don Drysdale, 15 June 1954; courtesy of Branch B. Rickey for the Estate of Branch Rickey.

"Dedication," Robert Frost's presidential inaugural poem, 20 January 1961. Typescript with Frost's holograph script corrections in ink and Stewart Udall's holograph clarifications in pencil on the last page; courtesy of Henry Holt & Company, Inc.

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