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Joseph Campbell Letter to Harry F. Byrd

Identifier: SC 01428

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Scope and Contents

One page letter in response to an inquiry by the Senator (Byrd) of a Department of Justice car used by Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. After investigation, it was found that Rev. King did not pay for the car, nor did the Justice agent who secured it. Byrd was informed that the agent was separated from his position with the Justice Department and that the funds for the car rental were secured from his account.


  • Creation: 1964 February 3


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of William R. Emmons, 1975.

Guide to the Joseph Campbell Letter to Harry F. Byrd
Christina R. Luers, CA
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