Knox College Muralism in Revolutionary Nicaragua-The Henry Houser Collection (Knox College)
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Letter to Padre Miguel D'Escoto
Letter to Padre Miguel D'Escoto
TitleLetter to Padre Miguel D'Escoto
DescriptionLetter from Henry Houser to Padre Miguel D'Escoto. Padre Miguel D'Escoto was the President of a Nicaraguan Community Development Foundation in Managua, Nicaragua and the former Foreign Minister for the Sandinista Government. This foundation helped fund the organization Casa Benjamin Linder (Benjamin Linder House), an organization named after a young American engineer was killed in Nicaragua while helping a village. Murals were painted on the outside of this building as a tribute to Benjamin Linder.
ContributorsHouser, Henry P.
Subject (LCSH)D'Escoto, Miguel, 1933- ; Linder, Benjamin Ernest, 1959-1987; Cerrato, Leonel;
Geographic locationNicaragua -- Managua
Date created (work)1999-04-03
TranscriptPadre Miguel D'Escoto, Presidente
FundaciĆ³n Nicaraguense Pro Desarrollo Comunitario Integral
Casa Benjamin LInder
Managua, Nicaragua

Dear Padre D'Escoto,

You may remember a rather brief conversation you and I had outside your office at Casa Benjamin Linder in late February. We talked mostly about murals and you shared with me your plans for additional murals in the patio of Casa Ben Linder. You also mentioned to me your interest in a detail from the mural along the road in San Benito. I had taken a photograph of that mural just a few days before and promised to send you a print of it. Please find that enclosed.

I also spoke to you about my commitment to raise funds for a group of Nicaraguan artists to restore and execute murals in Managua. Leonel Cerrato is in that group. You gave me assurances that you would be glad to have your name used in connection with that project. I have used your name on several occasions already in making talks and writing letters in support of this project. I hope this continues to be agreeable with you.

I expect to be in Managua again during July or August of this year and will stop by your office to give you an up-to-date report on the project.

You are an inspiration to many people in the United States (of North America) and I know many people would join me in wishing you peace and success in the work you are doing.

Henry P. Houser
IdentifierThe Henry Houser Collection (Part 1, Correspondence)
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CollectionMuralism in Revolutionary Nicaragua-The Henry Houser Collection (Knox College)
Create date (digital)2011-04-11
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