May 26, 2019

Today in History: Archibald MacLeish

Scroll, "To Archibald MacLeish," 1944
Today in History–May 7–the Library of Congress features Archibald MacLeish, born on this day in 1892 in Glencoe, Illinois. MacLeish’s interest ranged from literature to law. He won a Pulitzer Prize for poetry and drama and served as the Librarian of Congress and Assistant Secretary of State. Find out more about the “poet librarian” by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access more related resources.

The Warrior Poet (a.k.a. Fellow Traveler No. 1) From the Catbird Seat blog December 3, 2014

Archibald MacLeish primary source set (mainly correspondence & memorandum)

Archibald MacLeish image set

Archibald MacLeish historical newspaper coverage

Primary Source Spotlight: Poetry

Primary Source Learning: Poets & Poetry

Library of Congress resource sets

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