Papers, 1907-1981 (bulk 1925-1970).

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MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982. Papers, 1907-1981 (bulk 1925-1970).

Papers, 1907-1981 (bulk 1925-1970).

Correspondence reflecting MacLeish's relations with friends, literary colleagues, and government associates; notebooks (1919-1940s) containing drafts of poetry and prose, notes on travels and readings, and reflections on other writers and literature; notes, worksheets, and ms. drafts of plays, speeches and radio broadcasts, and speeches written for Franklin D. Roosevelt, Edward R. Stettinius, and Harry S. Truman; notes and ms. for classroom lectures on modern poetry given by MacLeish as Harvard University professor (1949-1962); and other papers. Includes mss. for the verse play, The Pot of Earth (1925), poems contained in Streets in the Moon (1926), the play titled, J.B. (1958), and numerous other writings. The papers also document MacLeish's experiences as a literary expatriate in Europe between the wars, the politicization of his writings in the 1930s, his work (1929-1938) as a writer and editor for Fortune magazine, and his service as Librarian of Congress (1939-1944) and in several other government positions in the 1940s. Correspondents include Dean Acheson, Francis Biddle, Bruce Bliven, Julian P. Boyd, Kay Boyle, McGeorge Bundy, James Francis Byrnes, Cass Canfield, John Ciardi, Benjamin Cohen, Mary Colum, Padraic Colum, James Bryant Conant, Malcolm Cowley, Russell Wheeler Davenport, William J. Donovan, John Dos Passos, Charles H. Duell, J.C. Dunn, Stephen T. Early, Luther Harris Evans, Clifton Fadiman, John Farrar, A.H. Feller, Felix Frankfurter, Joseph C. Grew, Haldore E. Hanson, Roy Harris, Ernest Hemingway, Harry Lloyd Hopkins, Cordell Hull, Harold L. Ickes, Ralph Ingersoll, R. Keith Kane, Robert E. Kintner, Freda Kirchwey, Muna Lee, Robert Newton Linscott, Robert A. Lovett, Henry Robinson Luce, Thomas Mann, John Jay McCloy, David C. Mearns, Eugene Meyer, Henry Morgenthau, Lewis Mumford, Gerald Murphy, Sara Murphy, Harold George Nicolson, Charles A. Pearce, Ezra Pound, Selden Rodman, Eleanor Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Samuel Irving Rosenman, Saint-John Perse, Carl Sandburg, Robert E. Sherwood, Stephen Spender, John Steinbeck, Edward R. Stettinius, Adlai E. Stevenson, Henry Lewis Stimson, Arthur Sweetser, Allen Tate, Charles A. Thomson, Harry S. Truman, Louis Untermeyer, Mark Van Doren, Charles Rumford Walker, Henry Agard Wallace, James P. Warburg, Edward Weeks, Sumner Welles, and Alexander Woollcott. Family correspondents include MacLeish's father, Andrew MacLeish, and his brother, Kenneth MacLeish.

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Spender, Stephen, 1909-1995

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Stephen Spender was a British essayist, literary critic, playwright, poet, and translator. From the description of Stephen Spender collection of papers, [1931]-1993 bulk ([1931]-1967). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122430876 From the guide to the Stephen Spender collection of papers, 1928]-1993, 1931-1967, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) Stephen Spender was an English poet and...

Sweetser, Arthur, 1888-1968

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Arthur Sweetser was born on July 16, 1888, in Boston, Mass., to M. Foster Sweetser and Edith Ashton Balch. Prepared at the Boston Latin School, he received his Harvard AB in 1911 and his AM in 1912. After graduation, Sweetser worked as a newspaper reporter. He married Ruth Gregory on Jun 19, 1915; together they had five children. During World War I, he served in the American Air Force. After the war, Sweetser began working for the League of Nations in Geneva. Resigned after the beginning of Worl...

Bliven, Bruce, 1889-1977

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Author, editor, and journalist. From the description of Papers of Bruce Bliven, 1953-1968. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 148793561 Editor of the New Republic, writer, and lecturer. From the description of Bruce Bliven papers, 1906-1985. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122571477 Editor of the New Republic, writer, and lecturer. Bliven, born 27 July 1889, received his b.a. in English from Stanford University in 1911. He died 6 May 1977...

Canfield, Cass 1897-

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Chairman of the Board, Harper & Brothers. From the description of Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1951. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122526747 American author. From the description of Letter to Lola L. Kovener, 1939 November 20. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 54022734 ...

Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968

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Margaret Gemmell, later van Judah, was a friend of Steinbeck's during their stay at Stanford University, 1925-26. Included with the papers is a manuscript in her own hand describing her friendship with Steinbeck. From the description of John Steinbeck papers, 1925-1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754866392 This is the producer's copy, property of Oscar Serlin; the play ran from 7 Apr. to 6 June, 1942. From the description of The moon is down, a play in 3 acts...

Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York. He was the son of James (lawyer, financier) and Sara (Delano) Roosevelt. He married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on March 17, 1905, and had six children: Anna, James, Franklin, Elliott, Franklin Jr., John. He received his B.A. from Harvard in 1904 and later attended Columbia University Law School. Roosevelt was admitted to the Bar in 1907 and worked for the Carter, Ledyard, and Milburn firm in New York City from 1907 to 19...

Evans, Luther Harris, 1902-1981

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BIOGHIST REQUIRED Educator & librarian. He was Director of the Historical Records Survey, Director of the Legislative Reference Service at the Library of Congress, Librarian of Congress from 1945 to 1953, Director General of UNESCO, and Director of the international and legal collections at the Columbia University Libraries, 1962-1971. From the guide to the Luther Evans Papers, 1952-1970, (Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Librarian of Congress. ...

Sherwood, Robert E. (Robert Emmet), 1896-1955

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American playwright. From the description of Letter, Surrey, England, to Malcolm Wells, New York City [manuscript], 1948 August 30. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647817235 Sherwood was a noted American dramatist. He was born in New Rochelle, N.Y., graduated from Harvard in 1918, and served in World War I. He wrote for Vanity Fair and Life magazines, serving as editor of the latter from 1924 to 1928. His first play, written in 1927, was an immediate success. H...

Early, Stephen T. (Stephen Tyree), 1889-1951

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Stephen Tyree Early (1889-1951) met Franklin D. Roosevelt while covering the 1912 Democratic Convention as a reporter for the United Press. From 1913 to 1917, Early was the Associated Press correspondent covering the Navy Department, during which time his acquaintance with Roosevelt and Louis Howe grew. After serving in World War I with an Infantry Regiment and the Stars and Stripes newspaper, he returned to the United States and was asked by Roosevelt to be the advance man for the 1920 Vice Pre...

Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970

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American novelist. From the description of One Man's Initiation, 1917, 1968-1969. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63937079 American author, From the description of State of the nation [manuscript], 1944. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647807708 American author. From the description of Screenplay by John Dos Passos [manuscript], 1934 October 15. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647830975 F...

Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972

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Harry S. Truman was born in Lamar, Missouri, on May 8, 1884, the son of John Anderson Truman and Martha Ellen (Young) Truman. The family, which soon included another boy, Vivian, and a girl, Mary Jane moved several times during Truman''s childhood and youth - first, in 1887, to a farm near Grandview, then, in 1890, to Independence, and finally, in 1902, to Kansas City. He attended public schools in Independence, graduating from high school in 1901. After leaving school, he worked briefly as a ti...

Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972

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Padraic Colum was a noted playwright, essayist, novelist, poet, and author of books for children. Born on December 8, 1881, in Longford, Ireland, Colum came to the United States in 1914 and died on January 12, 1972, in Enfield, Connecticut. Though Colum worked briefly for a railroad, he became a full-time writer in Dublin, Ireland, in 1901. He was a founder of the Irish National Theatre (later known as the Abbey Theatre), and co-founder and editor for a time of the Irish Review. From...

Mearns, David C.

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Pearce, Charles A., 1906-1970

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Correspondence to Lewis and Sophia Mumford from Charles A. Pearce and his wife, Clara Kent Pearce. From the description of Letters, 1930-1969, n.d., to Lewis and Sophia Mumford. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155874328 ...

Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955

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Epithet: novelist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001085.0x000173 German author. From the description of Land of good will : typewritten article signed, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270609625 From the description of Autograph letter signed with initials : Bad Tölz, to Herr Fischer, his publisher, 1909 Aug. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270607913 From the description...

Feller, A. H. (Abraham Howard), 1904-1952

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Cohen, Benjamin V.

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Lawyer and statesman. Full name: Benjamin Victor Cohen. Born 1894; died 1983. From the description of Benjamin V. Cohen papers, 1902-1983 (bulk 1918-1983). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71071317 Benjamin V. Cohen, a Muncie-born attorney, practiced corporate law in New York City. He was active in the Jewish Zionist movement, and engaged in foreign services including overseeing the writing of the League of Nations Mandate and formulating the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, t...

MacLeish, Kenneth, 1894-1918

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Nicolson, Harold, 1886-1968

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Epithet: writer and diplomatist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001083.0x00010c Sir Harold George Nicolson was born in Teheran and he spent his life in the diplomatic corps at posts in Berlin, Teheran, Constantinople, and Madrid. At the end of his diplomatic career Nicolson pursued a career in journalism and politics, during which time he served as a member of the National Liberal Party in Parliment. ...

Boyd, Julian P. (Julian Parks), 1903-1980

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Librarian, Princeton University. From the description of Correspondence : to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1942-1943. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122619632 Boyd was Princeton University Librarian, 1940-1952, and a professor of history, and he began the Papers of Thomas Jefferson publishing project. From the description of Julian P. Boyd papers, 1935-1980. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 86126836 ...

Conant, James Bryant, 1893-1978

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James Bryant Conant (1893-1978) was a chemist, educator and public servant. Conant taught chemistry at Harvard from 1917-1933; he served as Harvard's president from 1933-1953. He was the national director of defense research from 1941-1945, and was instrumental in the creation of the atomic bomb. He continued as President of Harvard until 1953, at which time he was made United States High Commissioner for Germany. When allied military occupation of Germany ended in 1955, Conant became the U.S. A...