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Collection Freedom's Fortress: The Library of Congress, 1939 to 1953

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Freedom’s Fortress: The Library of Congress, 1939-1953, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


The Library of Congress has researched the contents of this collection to ascertain any possible legal rights embodied in the materials. Many of these items are in the public domain, that is, not subject to copyright protection under the laws of the United States. Items included in this collection with the permission of rights holders are listed below. For further use or reproduction of those items contact the rightsholders listed.

Photograph, Alice in Wonderland Manuscript Presented to British Museum by Luther Harris Evans, undated, made available here with permission from ZUMA Press. Suite 308, 1100 S. PCH, Laguna Beach, California 92651

Photograph of Joseph Auslander, undated, made available here with permission from Bachrach Studio. 321 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Letter from W. Somerset Maugham to Archibald McLeish, July 6, 1945, made available here with permission from A.P. Watt Ltd. 20 John Street, London, WC1N2DR, United Kingdom

Letter from Marianne Moore to Archibald MacLeish, March 13, 1944, made available here with permission from Marianne Craig Moore, Literary Executor for the Estate of Marianne Moore.

Photograph, Opening of the Lincoln Papers, undated, made available here with permission from WTOP. 3400 Idaho Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20016

Letter from Allen Tate to Archibald MacLeish, April 23, 1943, made available here with permission from Helen H. Tate. 3922 Dorcas Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37215

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