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Johnson, Dan. Archibald MacLeish - Archibald MacLeish Biography. March 2011. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 17, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/jmac/item/20/show/19.

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Johnson, Dan. (March 2011). Archibald MacLeish - Archibald MacLeish Biography. Jagdish Mehra Audio Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/jmac/item/20/show/19

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Title Archibald MacLeish
Publisher University of Houston Libraries
Date 1966
Description Recording of lecture given by Archibald MacLeish in 1966 at the third annual humanities series SMTI (Southeastern Massachusetts Technological Institute, now University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth).
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Poetry
  • Lawyers
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • MacLeish, Archibald (1892-1982)
  • Mehra, Jagdish (1924-2001)
  • Southeastern Massachusetts Technological Institute
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Genre (AAT)
  • speeches
Original Item Location Box 125, C.D. 1.1.3
Original Collection Jagdish Mehra Collection, 1924-2001 http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=142&q=mehra
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Title Archibald MacLeish Biography
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Johnson, Dan
Publisher University of Houston Libraries, Digital Services
Date March 2011
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Poetry
  • Lawyers
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • MacLeish, Archibald (1892-1982)
  • Mehra, Jagdish (1924-2001)
  • Southeastern Massachusetts Technological Institute
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Genre (AAT)
  • speeches
Original Item Location Box 125, C.D. 1.1.3
Original Collection Jagdish Mehra Collection, 1924-2001 http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=142&q=mehra
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript Archibald MacLeish was born in Glencoe, Illinois in 1892. He attended the Hotchkiss School and graduate from Yale in 1915. He then attended Yale Law School, where he graduated in 1919 first in his class. He briefly practiced law in Boston, before moving to France to pursue his writing. While in France he befriended other expat writers such as Earnest Hemingway, E.E. Cummings, James Joyce, and Ezra Pound. He returned to the U.S. in 1928 to do research for his epic poem “Conquistador,” which earned him a Pulitzer Prize in 1933. From 1930 to 1938, he worked as an editor at Fortune magazine. In 1939, he accepted to post of Librarian of Congress, a position which he kept for five years. During that period he also directed a propaganda agency called the Office of Facts and Figures, which only lasted roughly a year. He later worked in a similar capacity for the Office of War Information. In 1944, Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed him assistant secretary of state for cultural and public affairs. Shortly afterwards, MacLeish became the first American member of the governing body of UNESCO, and chaired the first UNESCO conference in Paris. In 1949, he retired from state services to take up the Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory at Harvard, a position he held until 1962. He then became Simpson lecturer at Amherst College (1963-1967), a post previously held by Robert Frost. Throughout his life, he was a prolific writer of poetry, plays, and essays. His Collected Poems (1952) earned him a second Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1953; it also won the National Book Award and the Bollinger Prize. His verse play, J.B., earned him a third Pulitzer in 1959, this time for Drama. He also received an Academy Award in 1965 for the screenplay for “The Eleanor Roosevelt Story.” He died in April 1982 in Boston, Massachusetts. In the humanities lecture series of Southeastern Massachusetts Technological Institute, Professor MacLeish reads a selection of his poems. Selected Publications MacLeish, Archibald. The collected poems of Archibald MacLeish: 1917-1952. Boston : Houghton Mifflin , 1962. ---. .J.B. . Best American plays : fifth series, 1957-1963. Ed. John Gassner. New York : Crown Publishers. 1963. ---. The Hamlet of A. MacLeish. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1928 ---. The pot of earth. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1925 ---. The Trojan Horse: a play. Boston : Houghton Mifflin 1952. ---. Riders on the Earth: Essays and Recollections. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1978. Reference Archibal MacLeish. 2011. 9 June 2011. http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/47 Barber, David. “Archibald MacLeish’s Life and Career.” Modern American Poetry. 2011. 9 June 2011. http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/m_r/macleish/life.htm 1933 Winners. 2011. 9 June 2011. http://www.pulitzer.org/awards/1933 1953 Winners. 2011. 9 June 2011. http://www.pulitzer.org/awards/1953 1959 Winners. 2011. 9 June 2011. http://www.pulitzer.org/awards/1959