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Joseph Auslander: Online Resources

Compiled by Peter Armenti, Digital Reference Specialist

Joseph Auslander, Consultant in Poetry, 1937-41
Joseph Auslander

Consultant in Poetry, 1937-41

On July 1, 1937, Joseph Auslander began his term as the first Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. Auslander was noted for his war poems; his best-known work, The Unconquerables (1943), is a collection of poems addressed to the German-occupied countries of Europe.

Auslander was selected for the position, which originally had no fixed term, by Librarian of Congress Herbert Putnam. Auslander served as consultant until December 8, 1941, by which time subsequent Librarian of Congress Archibald MacLeish had decided to rotate the consultantship among American poets.

This guide compiles links to resources on Joseph Auslander throughout the Library of Congress Web site, as well as links to external Web sites that include features on his life or selections of his work. To suggest additions to this guide, please contact the Digital Reference Section.


Library of Congress Web Site
   •Articles, Notices
   •Features, Documents, and Photographs
   •Print Resources
External Web Sites
   •Biographical Information, Poetry
   •Joseph Auslander in the News

Library of Congress Web Site

Articles, Notices

"Poetry at the Library of Congress: Consultants, Laureates, and Programs Over the Years"
Library of Congress Information Bulletin, November, 2004

Features, Documents, and Photographs

Freedom's Fortress: The Library of Congress, 1939-1953
Includes a biography of Auslander as well as correspondence and photographs.

Prints & Photographs Online Catalog
Photograph of Auslander from 1938

Print Resources

Works by Joseph Auslander in the Library of Congress online catalog can be found under the following author heading:

Auslander, Joseph, 1897-1965

Works about Joseph Auslander can be found in the Library of Congress online catalog under the following subject headings:

Auslander, Joseph, 1897-1965
Auslander, Joseph, 1897-1965--Correspondence.

Link disclaimerExternal Web Sites

Biographical Information, Poetry

Google Book Search
Results list for full-text books and periodicals that include the name Joseph Auslander. Many publications include poems by Auslander.

Pennsylvania Center for the Book
Biography of Auslander and bibliography of his writings.

Poetry Mountain
Biography of Auslander and full-text of three poems.


No Traveller Returns (1935)

Time (see also the letter to the editor in response to this review)

Joseph Auslander in the News

Google News search on Joseph Auslander

Blog entries about Joseph Auslander, via Google Blog Search


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