Dear President Eisenhower - Please Don't Cut Elvis' Hair!
When Elvis Presley was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1958, three female fans sent a letter to President Dwight Eisenhower asking him to not cut the young rocker’s hair. Whether the President received the letter is unknown, but the future King of Rock-n-Roll did have his locks cut at Camp Chaffee on March 25, 1958. The letters and other National Archives materials related to Elvis’ Army years will be presented to the Chaffee Barbershop Museum at Chaffee Crossing on Thursday, and the 53rd anniversary of the haircut heard ‘round the world will be held Friday at the museum. During a presentation held at 3 p.m. Thursday (Mar. 24), Bryan McGraw from the National Archives’ St. Louis Records Center and U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Rogers, will transfer the letter from the female fans and will transfer the care of digital copies of Presley’s army records, over 100 pages total, for eventual display at the Chaffee Barbershop Museum. “These gifts from the National Archive represent the depth of