Open letter written by Charles F. Heartman of The Book Farm in Hattiesburg, Miss. and dated circa June 1939. Heartman's letter states that he is against President Roosevelt's choice for Librarian of Congress, Archibald MacLeish. Rather than provide direct, specific reasons as to why Heartman feels MacLeish is an inappropriate choice, he instead provides his opinion as to what characteristics and experience constitute an effective Librarian of Congress. Heartman also offers the names of men who, in his opinion, would be better suited for the job. He further states, "I am not so sure if not some booksellers should also be considered. Some very splendid departments of the Library of Congress owe their completeness to some bookseller."
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