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|American Eugenics Society, membership drive materials (cover letter to Albert Blakeslee, prospect list, and form letter)|
|Cold Spring Harbor, ERO, American Eugenics Society|
American Eugenics Society
RCA Building, 50 West 50th Street, New York City, N. Y.
Tel. Circle 5-8000
[left side letterhead]
Samuel J. Holmes
Mrs. Shepard Krech
Guy Irving Burch
Robert C. Cook
George V. Denny, Jr.
Henry P. Fairchild
Joseph K. Folsom
Frank H. Hankins
Eduard C. Lindeman
Henry F. Perkins
William F. Snow
Warren S. Thompson
Mrs. Frank A. Vanderlip
Albert Edward Wiggam
Rudolf C. Bertheau
50 West 50th Street
New York, N.Y.
May 1, 1940
Dr. Albert F. Blakeslee
Cold Spring Harbor
Long Island, New York
Dear Dr. Blakeslee:
In accordance with the announcement by the Board of Directors in EUGENICAL NEWS the Society is now starting a determined effort to enlarge its membership in 1940 by asking all present members to send out over their signature a number of letters to individuals who are likely to join.
[underscored text]If you will[end underscore] -
(1) Please add on the enclosed prospect list, the names and addresses of those you will address
(2) Approve (or remove) the names with which we have started your prospect list
(3) Approve or modify the enclosed draft of the membership letter which is to be sent by you to those on your list: -
[underscored]We will[end underscore] - as soon as you have returned your list and letter - send you individual letters, addressed, typed, pre-dated and stamped, ready to be mailed by you after you have signed them. "People - What Else Matters" - will be enclosed in every letter to prospective new members.
If you prefer to send personal letters on your own stationary, or have them typed yourself, we should, of course, be glad to have you do so. Our main reason for asking you to return the enclosed prospect list is to save you from all details. Moreover, it is important that we be advised whom you address so that there will be no duplication of letters to prospective new members from our members. An early reply will be appreciated.
[signed] Rudolf Bertheau
Enclosures: PEOPLE - WHAT ELSE MATTERS - to be sent with your letter. Draft of your letter. Form for your prospect list.
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