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Letter written by Glenn Cunningham, 1909-1988, on Olympic Village stationery during the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany, to Leslie M. Heath, Emporia, Kansas. Cunningham, a well known Kansas runner who specialized in the mile, wrote about his defeat in the 1500 meter race. Mr. Heath, a postmaster and stamp collector, had asked Cunningham, whom he knew through sporting events, to send him some German stamps. The envelope indicated that Cunningham was living in Peabody, Kansas at this time and contains a postmark from the Olympic Village. The "over" directive at the bottom of the letter was added in pencil probably at a later date. The signatures on the back of the letter have not been authenticated.
Creator: Cunningham, Glenn, 1909-1988
Date: August 9, 1936
Item Number: 207958
Call Number: Misc. Heath, Leslie M.
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 207958
Collections - Manuscript
Community Life - Recreation and Sports - Sports - Track and Field
Date - 1930s - 1936
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Letter
People - Notable Kansans - Cunningham, Glenn, 1910-
Places - Cities and towns - Emporia
Places - Cities and towns - Peabody
Places - Counties - Lyon
Places - Counties - Marion
Places - International - Germany
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters