Anna Freud knew the importance of her father's book and article drafts to history, but she couldn't bring herself to part with them. The manuscripts remained in her home for decades, until a visit by a Library of Congress staff member in 1975 helped persuade her to begin to let go.
Join the Manuscript Division for a discussion of 1920s America with Nathan Masters at noon, August 23, as he discusses his new book: Crooked: The Roaring Twenties Tales of a Corrupt Attorney General, a Crusading Senator, and the Birth of the American Political Scandal.
The Manuscript Division recently acquired more than twenty Barack Obama letters, postcards, notes, photographs, and campaign ephemera, most dating from the 1980s. The letters confirm historian Meg McAleer’s fascination with materials emanating from a person’s early professional life.