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Dr. Anne Carlsen with Vice President Nixon, receiving Handicapped American of 1958 award, Washington, D.C.
Dr. Anne Carlsen with Vice President Nixon, receiving Handicapped American of 1958 award, Washington, D.C.
TitleDr. Anne Carlsen with Vice President Nixon, receiving Handicapped American of 1958 award, Washington, D.C.
Date of Original1958
DescriptionDr. Anne Carlsen receives the Handicapped American of 1958 award from Vice President Richard Nixon. Nixon is presenting the plaque to Carlsen.
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General SubjectAwards and ceremonies
Education
People
Politics & Government
Subject (LCTGM)People with disabilities
Teachers
Plaques
Awards
Vice presidents
Personal NameCarlsen, Anne, 1915-
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
LocationWashington (D.C.)
Decade1950-1959
Item Number11078-3928
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryAnne Carlsen was born in Grantsburg, Wisconsin without forearms or lower legs. Nevertheless, she had an active childhood, and went to college at the University of Minnesota, intending to become a teacher. In 1938, she moved to Fargo for a job at the Good Samaritan School for Crippled Children. Carlsen moved with the school when it relocated to Jamestown. She was named the school's administrator in 1950, and the school was renamed the Anne Carlsen Center in her honor in 1980. She received the Theodore Roosevelt Roughrider Award in 1966.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionDemocratic NPL Party Records Mss 11078
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (11078-3928)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh110783928
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