Approaching the Woolworth Corporation


In 1993 when the Greensboro Woolworth's store closed, Spencer Crew, the Acting Director of the National Museum of American History asked the Vice-President for Public Affairs at Woolworth to donate a portion of the lunch counter for display in the museum. Note that the Crew assures the Woolworth Corporation the museum will fairly and accurately interpret the history of the events in 1960 and that by only taking a portion of the counter, the remainder would be available for the creation of a museum on site or for display in other civil rights museums.


Letter from Spencer Crew to Frances Trachter, Woolworth Corporation, Woolworth Lunch Counter (Accession No. 1994.0156) October 21, 1993, Office of the Registrar, National Museum of American History.