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Barbara Van Doren Klaw

Barbara Van Doren Klaw, American writer, editor.

Background

  • Klaw, Barbara Van Doren was born on September 17, 1920 in New York City. Daughter of Carl and Irita (Bradford) Van Doren.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Vassar College, 1941.

    Career

    • Writer-researcher Office of War Information, Washington, 1942-1943. Reporter New York Post, 1943-1945. Free-lance editor, writer, 1945-1963.

      Editor American Heritage magazine, New York City, 1963-1988.

    Works

    • Author: One Summer, 1936, One Winter, 1938, A Pony Named Nubbin, 1939, Joan and Michael, 1941, all under pseudonym Martin Gale. Under pseudonym Eleanor Benton: The Complete Book of Etiquette, 1956. Camp Follower, 1944.

      Editor folklore anthology, 1960.

    Connections

    • Married Spencer Klaw, July 5, 1941. Children: Joanna Klaw Schultz, Susan Klaw (Del Tredici), Rebecca Klaw (Feldman), Margaret Klaw (Metcalfe).
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    Born September 17, 1920
    Died December 14, 2002
    (aged 82)
    • 1941
      Vassar College
    • 1942 - 1943
      Writer, -researcher Office of War Information
      Washington, United States
    • 1943 - 1945
      reporter New York Post
    • 1963 - 1988
      editor American Heritage magazine