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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.


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


Student, Dartmouth College, 1924-1925;Bachelor of Arts, University Colorado, 1928;Bachelor of Arts, University of Oxford, 1932;Master of Arts, University of Oxford, 1963.


Instructor, Swarthmore College, 1928-1930;editor, Hunger Fighter, 1934-1935;executive secretary, League American Writers, 1937-1942;executive secretary, 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 lectr.U. Colorado, 1987.



Board of 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).


Married Mary Letha Elting, September 1, 1936. Children: Michael Brewster, Rachel Alice Folsom Moll.

Fred Gorham Folsom

Mary Elvira (Elwell) Folsom

Mary Letha Elting

Michael Brewster Folsom

Rachel Alice Folsom Moll Folsom