Letter: American Red Cross Thank You (1990)

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Title

Letter: American Red Cross Thank You (1990)

Description

A letter addressed to the Coalition of the Gay & Lesbian for Human Rights thanking the organization for their donation to earthquake relief in Iran. In the letter, Carl Franzen assures that the donation will be channeled through the Red Cross League to the Iranian Red Crescent Society and not to the Iranian government.

On June 21, 1990, a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck a region near the Caspian Sea killing 50,000 people and injuring an additional 135,000. The Iranian provinces of Zanjan and Gilan suffered the greatest—in one 80-mile stretch every building was destroyed and every resident was killed. The incident triggered a global relief response, despite protest from the Iranian government.

Creator

Carl Franzen

Source

Blue Photo Album, Saviz Shafaie Collection

Publisher

American Red Cross

Date

1990-06-00

Contributor

Matteson, David

Rights

Images may be used for educational purposes only. Image credit:
Saviz Shafaie Collection. Image courtesy of LGBTQ History Museum of Central Florida.
For all other uses please email: floridalgbtqmuseum@gmail.com.

Format

image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Digital reproduction of typewritten letter

Coverage

Orlando, Florida

Date Available

2019-06-03

Date Created

1990-06-00

References

History.com Editors. 2018. "Earthquake Devastates Iran." History. August 21, 2018.

Rights Holder

LGBTQ History Museum of Central Florida

Files

Album 1- american red cross003.jpg

Collection

Citation

Carl Franzen, “Letter: American Red Cross Thank You (1990),” LGBTQ History Museum of Central Florida - Digital Archive, accessed September 26, 2022, https://floridalgbtqmuseum.omeka.net/items/show/2.

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