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Gold Medal and Laurel Wreath of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, National Park Service

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, National Park Service

In 1933, Secretary of the Academy of Arts and Letters, Robert Underwood Johnson, protested the nomination of Carl Sandburg into this elite society, calling for the exclusion of "rebel poets and cubist painters." Ironically, Sandburg was later awarded this Gold Medal from The Academy of Arts and Letters, albeit for history and biography, not poetry, in 1952.

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  • Title: Gold Medal and Laurel Wreath of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal
  • Date Created: 1952
  • Contributor: Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, National Park Service, Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, National Park Service
  • Original Source: http://www.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/carl/story/introduction/CARL17528_coin_41079.html
  • Source: Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
  • National Park Service Catalog Number: CARL 17528
  • Measurements: Dia 5.6, H 0.4 cm

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