Artifact Collection Highlights: Ambassador Dudley’s Passport and Items From a Diplomatic CourierArtifact Collection Highlights: Ambassador Dudley’s Passport and Items From a Diplomatic Courier https://i0.wp.com/diplomacy.state.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Diplomatic-Courier-Items.jpg?fit=1024%2C768&ssl=1 1024 768 https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/77d297fd34b4f1cb20d77ddb5ccfdcde?s=96&d=mm&r=g
The National Museum of American Diplomacy has collected some significant items in recent weeks. These include a diplomatic passport issued to Ambassador Edward R. Dudley, the first African American to hold the rank of ambassador. The passport joins a number of documents, letters, and photographs from Dudley’s trailblazing service collected in 2019.
Also collected were items from Joseph H.L. Garrison, who served as a diplomatic courier in the early 1950s. From a colorful diplomatic courier service patch and “Practical Spanish” language booklet to an ID card and courier commissions, these items tell one person’s interesting story.