Miss Avis Bishop 1306 North 10th Street Beatrice, Nebraska 68310
Dear Miss Bishop:

Dr. Charles Dalrymple, Director of Libraries, has seen your portrait of Neihardt and has accepted it for hanging in the McKelvie Room at the Bennett Martin Library. The following paragraph is taken from a letter we have just received from Dr. Dl aly rymple:

"I feel that we can create a focal area in our Nebraska room and the portrait will be eminently suitable and will enhance the significance of the room. Sometime perhaps we might even have a fairly complete collection of Neihardt writings and certainly they will have a central position in the room. I think we will have a brass plate made identifying the portait and then a special brochure printed from the several sources."

With kind thoughts,

John G. Neihardt