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Archibald MacLeish, Librarian of Congress, 1939-44.
Archibald MacLeish, Librarian of Congress from 1939-1944

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Archibald MacLeish, Ninth Librarian of Congress, Was Born
May 7, 1892

Through this Web site, you have access to all kinds of materials in the Library of Congress, America's library. It's huge! You can learn about moments and people in history and actually see documents like Thomas Jefferson's rough draft of the Declaration of Independence. One man to thank for this is Archibald MacLeish, born on May 7, 1892, in Glencoe, Illinois. Poet, playwright, lawyer, public servant, and lover of books, he served as Librarian of Congress from 1939 to 1944.
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