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Franklin Brewster Folsom

Franklin Brewster Folsom, American author. Recipient Harriet Monroe poetry award, 1937, Follett award, 1974, Spur award, 1974, Norlin award Alumni University Colorado, 1974, Eugene M. Kayden award University Press of Colorado, 1990, Colorado Book Author award, 1991; Macdowell Colony fellow; Rhodes scholar, 1930-1933.

Background

  • Folsom, Franklin Brewster was born on July 21, 1907 in Boulder, Colorado, United States. Son of Fred Gorham and Mary Elvira (Elwell) Folsom.

  • Education

    • Student, Dartmouth College, 1925. Bachelor, University Colorado, 1928. Bachelor, Oxford University, 1932.

      Master of Arts, Oxford University, 1963.

    Career

    • Instructor Swarthmore College, 1928-1930. Editor Hunger Fighter, 1934-1935. Executive secretary League American Writers, 1937-1942, New York Council American-Soviet Friendship, 1943.

      Director adult education Downtown Community School, 1945. Staff writer Tass, 1946-1947. Free lance writer, 1948-1995.

      Chairman Council on Interracial Books for Children, 1965-1969. Visiting lecturer University Colorado, 1987.

    Works

    Membership

    Board directors Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament, 1986-1988. Served with United States Merchant Marine, 1945-1946. Member Southern American Archeology, Authors Guild, Society Children's Book Writers, Colorado Archaeol.

    Society, Colorado Authors League (Top Hand award, 1975, 79, 83, 91), Archaeol. Society New Jersey (vice president 1968-1972).

    Connections

    • Married Mary Letha Elting, September 1, 1936. Children: Michael Brewster, Rachel Alice Folsom Moll.
    • father: Fred Gorham Folsom
    • mother: Mary Elvira (Elwell) Folsom
    • spouse: Mary Letha Elting
    • children: Michael Brewster Folsom
    • Rachel Alice Folsom Moll Folsom
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    Died April 30, 1995
    (aged 87)
    Nationality
    • 1925
      Dartmouth College
    • 1928
      University Colorado
    • 1932
      Oxford University
    • 1963
      Oxford University
    • 1928 - 1930
      Instructor, Swarthmore College
    • 1934 - 1935
      editor Hunger Fighter
    • 1937 - 1942
      executive, secretary League American Writers
    • 1943
      executive, secretary League American Writers
    • 1945
      director, adult education Downtown Community School
    • 1946 - 1947
      staff writer, Tass
    • 1948 - 1995
      free lance writer
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