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Coast Tour 1960: Berlin Concerts, September 22 - 23, May 26, 1960 - Sep 20, 1960

Agreement draft for NY Philharmonic's 1959 concert in West Berlin; Letter from Charles F. Moore of the Ford Motor Co. discussing intentions to underwrite the NY Philharmonic 1960 tour to West Berlin, emphasizing the U.S. State Department and USIA enthusiasm for the trip and instructing how to proceed with planning; Letter from USIA to George Judd expresssing support for Berlin tour; Budget and estimated cost for trip to Berlin; Correspondence concerning decision to donate income from concerts to a Berlin charity; Letter from Von Westerman, director of Berliner Festwochen to Ford Motor Co. addressing important points such as description of concert halls, tour costs; possible live transmission of concerts, donation of concert fee to charity; Letter from USIA encouraging to broadcast the performance by radio to both parts of Berlin; Correspondence between NY Philharmonic and Berliner Festwochen about television and radio broadcasts; NY Philharmonic correspondence with Union regarding television and radio broadcastin permissions; Baldwin piano availability in Berlin and piano credit lines for programs; Signed contract with Berliner Festwochen; Request from USIA to offer telecast performance to Eurovision network; Tour personnel rosters; Information about hotel arrangements and rooming lists; Passenger list on Pan American Charter to Berlin and correspondence regarding airline travel and arrival times
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