Contributed by Maine State Museum
The Maine Legislature issued a proclamation honoring Samantha Smith, 10, of Manchester, calling her "Maine's foreign diplomat."
The proclamation noted that Smith's letter to Soviet Union leader Yuri Andropov had been published in the Communist Party newspaper Pravda and had received national attention. She had asked him his intentions about war and had advocated for peace.
Several months later, Smith and her parents, Arthur and Jane Smith, traveled to the Soviet Union as Andropov's guests.
About This Item
- Title: Proclamation honoring Samantha Smith, 1983
- Creator: Maine. Legislature
- Creation Date: 1983-04-27
- Subject Date: 1983
- State: ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Object Type: Text
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Standardized Subject Headings
- International relations
- Smith, Samantha, 1972-1985--Travel
- Political activity
- Cold War
- Smith, Samantha, 1972-1985--Correspondence
- Andropov, Yuri Vladimirovich, 1914-1984--Correspondence
- Children and peace
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Maine State Museum, 83 state house station, Augusta, ME 04333
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