Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter from Aaron Copland to Israel Citkowitz, July 18, 1934.
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July 18 
Dear Israo -----
Meant to write before, and looking over some old papers, suddenly realized I had to write you because I came across: Is (PdeR): which reminded me that I had completely forgotten that Prix de Rome letter in the rush of leaving town. Question is: is there still time. Let me know and I'll dispatch one immediately.
Minnesota is very nice. I'm extremely well settled (except for a tin pan piano), and have been working well. Five of the 'Statements' are orchestrated in ink. When I'm not working, there are the usual summer things to do -- which makes it very pleasant. As I wrote Roger -- all the advantages and none of the disadvantages of an artists colony.
The surrounding country is just exotic enough to be stimulating, and not enough to be distracting. Benidji itself is an amusing town -- lots of big Swedes, Germans, C.C.C. boys, radical farmenrs, tourists, Indians, lumberjacks. On a Sat. night it's a regular Medinah.
How has your summer been going. Lets hear.
Victor sends his best.