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Edward Cyrus Cole

Edward Cyrus Cole, American educator. Recipient Treasury citation for war bond sales, 1944; award Theta Alpha Phi, 1958; Founders award United States Institute Theatre Technology, 1971.


  • Cole, Edward Cyrus was born on March 26, 1904 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, United States. Son of Washington Leverett and Fanny Ethel (Nicholson) Cole.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth, 1926. Master of Fine Arts, Yale, 1942.


    • Officer, 1959-1964, acting dean, 1965-1966, sr.


    • Author: (with Harold Burris-Meyer) Scenery for the Theatre, 1938, 2d edition., 1972, Japanese edit., 1975, Theatres and Auditoriums, 1949, 2d edition., 1964, with supplement, 1975. Board Governors American Playwrights Theatre, 1963-1972.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Member faculty Yale, since 1930, associate professor, 1946-1971, emeritus, since 1971. Fellow American Ednl. Theatre Association (president 1958, Merit award 1964), American Council for Arts in Education (director 1972, founding fellow 1973).

    Member American National Theatre and Academy (director, Executive Committee 1953-1969, 2d vice president 1962, secretary 1967-1968), National Council Arts in Education (director 1962-1972, executive secretary 1962-1966), United States Power Squadrons (life), American Association of University Professors, Mystic Seaport Branford history societies, Branford Land Trust, Connecticut Conservation Association, Hutmens Association, New England Theatre Conference (regional citation 1967), New Haven Power Squadron, Zeta Psi. Clubs: Yale (New Haven), Dartmouth (New Haven).


    • Married Alice Sylvia Crawford, September 6, 1930. Children: Ann Frances Cole Berquist, James Washington Leverett.
    • father: Washington Leverett Cole
    • mother: Fanny Ethel (Nicholson) Cole
    • spouse: Alice Sylvia Crawford
    • children: Ann Frances Cole Berquist Cole
    • James Washington Leverett Cole
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