Text of the letter from Solomon Blatt to Thomas F. Jones:
Dear Tom: I have your letter and I am glad to note that you are attempting to establish a school of Social Workers and a school of Library Science. These schools are badly needed.
If you want to get these schools then I suggest that you contact the State Department of Education and the officials of the Teacher's Association and have these groups visit with the members of the House and Senate immediately and also appear with you before the Budget and Control Board and the Ways and Means Committee requesting that this money be appropriated. You should also have Dr. Rivers and a group of his directors visit with the Legislature and appear with you for the purpose of getting this school. They can be of more help than anyone else. I hope you will not fall into the same trouble you were in last year when you failed to ask the Budget and Control Board for money for the libraries for the extension centers of the University. If you fail to do it and other institutions should get money for this purpose, then we will be in trouble and the funds will not be made available for us. With old buildings it is always in line to ask for additional maintenance funds so the necessary repairs to the old buildings can be made and painting be done where needed. Sincerely, Solomon Blatt