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Harry William Nelson

Harry William Nelson, American poet, author, artist.

Background

  • Nelson, Harry William was born on June 9, 1908 in New York City. Son of Nels William and Alma Constance (Svenson) Nelson.

  • Education

    • Student, Brown University, 1928. Student, Harve Stein, 1959. Student, Beatrice Cuming, 1967.

      Student, Clarence Brodeur, 1970. Student, Art Students League, Lyman Allyn Museum, 1970. Student, Robert A. Cale, 1974.

      Student, Robert A. Cale, 1977. AB cum laude, Yale University, 1933. Postgraduate, University New Hampshire, 1939.

      Postgraduate, Lafayette University, 1951. Postgraduate, University Connecticut, 1951.

    Career

    • Teacher, English R.E. Fitch Senior High School, Groton, Connecticut, 1934—1964, director dramatics, 1942—1952. Innovator National Spokesman Dramatic Choric Odes. Founder, 1st president Indian and Colonial Research Center, Old Mystic, Connecticut, 1965—1970.

      Lecturer, 20th annual address, 1985. Indiana film maker, lecturer Colleges, Schools, Museum Organizations, since 1958. Shakespeare Celebration lecturer Groton Arts Committee, Groton library, 1981, Michelangelo, 1983, Waterford Library., 1984.

      Art consultant Groton Library., 1984—1986.

    Works

    Membership

    Member of Gungywamp Society, International Platform Association, Shelley Society New York, Pennsylvania Poetry Societies, Connecticut Committee (associate editor, Connecticut River Review 1979-1982, publications committee member 1977, 1st and 3d awards, Annual Yellow Pad Competition 1979), Essex Art Association (board directors 1987, E. Gould Chalker award 1985), Mystic Art Association (Wimpfheimer award 1979, Maxwelton award 1981), Poetry Society America (nominee, Governing Board Preservation Society 1978, Indiana 1980), New London Art Students League (president 1965-1968), Living Heritage Guild Groton 1965-1967, Chi Delta Theta.

    Connections

    • father: Nels William Nelson
    • mother: Alma Constance (Svenson) Nelson
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    Born June 9, 1908
    Nationality
    • 1928
      Brown University
    • 1959
      Harve Stein
    • 1967
      Beatrice Cuming
    • 1970
      Clarence Brodeur
    • 1970
      Art Students League
    • 1974
      Robert A. Cale
    • 1977
      Robert A. Cale
    • 1933
      Yale University
    • 1939
      University New Hampshire
    • 1951
      Lafayette University
    • 1951
      University Connecticut
    • 1934 - 1964
      Teacher, High School
      Groton, Connecticut, United States
    • 1934 - 1964
      English R.E. Fitch Senior, High School
      Groton, Connecticut, United States
    • 1985
      lecturer
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