Letter from Martha Berry to Elisabeth Achelis
Berry thanks Achelis for facilitating a conversation with Miss Moore, who has committed to trying to convince Mr. Harkness to support Berry in spite of his conviction not to support Southern mountain schools. Berry summarizes events related to Adolph Ochs and the million dollar campaign, which was ended when the school declined to disclose their full list of donors for fear of losing yearly operating funds. Apparently in response to Achelis' statement that "complications invariably arise when Christians accept financial assistance from Jews," Berry comments that she likes Ochs very much personally and sometimes feels it was a mistake not to give Ochs the list. Berry asks that the information about Ochs be kept confidential and thanks Achelis for her recent contribution.
Martha Berry, “Letter from Martha Berry to Elisabeth Achelis.” Martha Berry Digital Archive. Eds. Schlitz, Stephanie A., Sherre Harrington, et al. Mount Berry: Berry College, 2012. accessed February 27, 2021, https://mbda.berry.edu/items/show/6447.
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