Appointment of Librarian of Congress Committee Correspondence and Clippings, 1937-1939 | The American Library Association Archives
Series Number: 93/13/5
Volume: 0.3 Cubic Feet
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Description: Correspondence (November 15, 1937 to November 8, 1939) and clippings (1938-39) of the Committee on Appointment of Librarian of Congress, to suggest persons for appointment as Librarian of Congress, contains chronologies and reports, includes ALA actions to secure the appointment of a librarian, contacts with Congress, the June 6, 1939 nomination of Archibald MacLeish by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, ALA protests of MacLeish's lack of library training and experience in library administration, political attacks on MacLeish and the propriety of the ALA position, and correspondence with George F. Bowerman, Charles H. Compton, Harrison W. Craver, Milton J. Ferguson, Harry M. Lydenberg, Carl H. Milam, Ralph Munn, Forrest B. Spaulding, and Carl Vitz.