Appointment of Librarian of Congress Committee Correspondence and Clippings, 1937-1939
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Brief 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.
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Record Series Number: 93/13/5
Created by: Ad Hoc Committees
Volume: 0.3 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 01/17/1974.
Arrangement: Arranged by media type (correspondence & clippings) and chronologically by date thereunder
Subject Index
Bowerman, George F.
Compton, Charles H.
Craver, Harrison W.
Ferguson, Milton J.
Librarian of Congress
Lydenberg, Harry M.
Macleish, Archibald
Milam, Carl H.
Munn, Ralph
Spaulding, forrest B.
Vitz, Carl
Languages of Materials
English [eng]