Log In

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.


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, 1925. Bachelor, University Colorado, 1928. Bachelor, Oxford University, 1932.

Master of Arts, Oxford University, 1963.


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.


book Red power on the Rio Grande;: The native American revolution of 1680 book Red Power on the Rio Grande The Native American Revolution of 1680 book The Life and Legend of George McJunkin: Black Cowboy book Black Cowboy (Forgotten Pioneers Series) book The Life and Legend of George McJunkin, Black Cowboy book The Great Peace March: An American Odyssey (Peacewatch Edition) (A Peacewatch edition) book Impatient Armies of the Poor: The Story of Collective Action of the Unemployed, 1808-1942 book Days of Anger, Days of Hope: A Memoir of the League of American Writers 1937-1942


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).


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