A letter typed on US Senate stationery, dated June 3, 1966, hand signed in brown ink by Ted Kennedy (1932-2009) when he was on the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. The senator was responding to correspondence from a George McCullough of New York City, which evidently dealt with McCullough's concerns about sharply increased LSD use in the United States. This letter was written about three years before the infamy of Chappaquiddick, when Kennedy would have been a senator for only about four years. He of course remained a well-known senator and national political figure until his death from a brain tumor in 2009. Kennedy was the youngest of the three famous brothers, John, Robert and Edward (Ted). A very interesting letter about a topic that was of great interest during the 1960's, when figures such as Timothy Leary were urging the young to "tune in, turn on, and drop out". The sheet measures 10 1/4" by 7 1/2". It shows a slight rippling. Framed in a metal frame with no mat currently. An interesting document when seen in the context of the ramping-up Vietnam War, and the counterculture hippie movement in late 1960's America.
TED KENNEDY signed 1966 typed letter regarding LSD use in America