Letter from Barbara Maier to Daniel Ellsberg, September 6, 1972

Barbara Maier wrote this letter of appreciation to Daniel Ellsberg after his appearance on the Phil Donohue Show. She describes her own political evolution, from a frustrated independent voter to her disenchantment with the Nixon administration and its actions in the Vietnam War. This letter provides insight to the minds of Ellsberg’s supporters, who resided in every pocket of America and came from diverse backgrounds. Mrs. Maier, who dreads the possibility of her current president’s reelection and places her hope in young people, is a voice that could be at home in the political debates of today’s world.

Isabelle Eastman