University of Michigan Library: “Letters to Orson Welles Draw an (online) Crowd”
From the U. of Michigan Library:
In just three days, a group of volunteers from around the world transcribed more than 1300 letters (almost 2000 pages), mostly handwritten, sent to Orson Welles and his network CBS in the wake of the infamous 1938 War of Worlds radio broadcast.
The digitized letters and their transcriptions will soon be available to the public along with lesson plans created in collaboration with teachers and schools in southeast Michigan, aimed at instructors and students in middle school, high school, and community college.
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