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Reading Room in Adams Building, Library of Congress.
Reading Room in the Adams Building, Library of Congress

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Archibald MacLeish, Ninth Librarian of Congress, Was Born
May 7, 1892

While he was Librarian of Congress, MacLeish reorganized the Library and worked to "increase the use of the Library to its readers." With the start of World War II, he also kept the collection safe by sending important pieces, like the Declaration of Independence, to Fort Knox. He also kept the nation's Library open to U.S. military intelligence 24 hours a day for the war effort.
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