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Press Release
April 27, 2007

Special Document Display Preview May 1 for Press Only

Documents Celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Visit and the Shakespeare in Washington Festival

WHAT: The first opportunity for the media to see and photograph documents celebrating:

  • Queen Elizabeth’s visit to the United States
  • The Shakespeare in Washington Festival

On special display:

  • Rose Kennedy’s 1938 diary account of her encounter with a charming then-Princess Elizabeth, age 11. Mrs. Kennedy and her husband, Joseph Kennedy, (who was serving as U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain) were weekend guests of the King and Queen at Windsor Castle.

  • Set designs from the Federal Theatre Project’s African American production of Macbeth in Los Angeles, 1937. Directed by Max Pollock, this production was an adaptation based on the Harlem Macbeth directed by Orson Welles.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 1, 2007 at 9:30 am.

WHERE: East Rotunda Gallery, National Archives Building, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Media should use Pennsylvania Avenue entrance between 7th and 9th Streets NW.

WHO: Stacey Bredhoff, senior curator, and Jennifer Nichols Johnson, curator, will give a brief overview and history of the documents on display.

Please Note: No Artificial Light May Be Used on the Documents.

The documents will be on display May 1 through May 31. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m.–7 p.m. daily. Admission is free.

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For Press information, contact the National Archives Public Affairs Staff at (202) 357-5300.

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