ARCHIBALD MacLEISH - AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION SIGNED - HFSID 287825
Sale Price $288.00
He sends a teacher and students a quotation from President Truman.
Autograph Quotation signed: "A MacLeish", 4¾x7¾. No place, no date. On personal note paper to "Jakie Pruitt & classes". In full: "A quotation from the man on the stamp on the envelope: Said Mr. Truman: 'There is nothing new but the history you haven't read.' Think that over." In the 1930s, Archibald MacLeish (1892-1982) began writing verse concerned with social issues: Conquistador (1933 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry), Frescoes for Mr. Rockefeller's City (1933), Public Speech (1936) and America Was Promises (1939). Librarian of Congress (1939-1944) and FDR's Assistant Secretary of State (1944-1945), MacLeish was Chairman of the U.S. delegation to the London Conference that drew up the UNESCO charter (1945). He was later awarded the 1953 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry (Collected Poems 1917-1952) and the 1959 Pulitzer Prize in Drama (J.B.) and a Tony Award that same year for Best Play (J.B.). He won an Academy Award for Documentary Feature (The Eleanor Roosevelt Story) in 1965 and was presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977. Professor at Harvard from 1949-1962, MacLeish was a lecturer at Amherst from 1963-1967. One vertical fold crease. Ink note (unknown hand) on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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