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Tillie Lerner Olsen, American author. president women's auxiliary California Chief Information Officer, 1941-1943, director war relief, 1944-1945. Member Authors Guild, Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Writers Union.

Background

Olsen, Tillie was born on January 14, 1912 in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. Daughter of Samuel and Ida (Beber) Lerner.

Education

Doctor of Letters (honorary), University Nebraska, 1979. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Knox College, 1982. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Hobart and William Smith College, 1984.

Doctor of Letters (honorary), Clark University, 1985. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Albright College, 1986. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Wooster College, 1991.

Doctor of Letters (honorary), Mills College, 1995. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Amherst College, 1998.

Career

Writer-in-residence, Amherst College, 1969-1970;visiting faculty, Stanford University, 1972;Writer-in-residence, visiting faculty English, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1973-1974;Writer-in-residence, visiting faculty English, U. Massachusetts, Boston, 1974;international visiting scholar, Norway, 1980;Hill professor, University of Minnesota, spring 1986;writer-in-residence, Kenyon College, since 1987. Regents lecturer University of California at San Diego, since 1977, University of California at Los Angeles, 1987. Commencement speaker English department University of California, Berkeley, 1983, Hobart and William Smith College, 1984 Bennington College, 1986.

Works

Membership

President women's auxiliary California Chief Information Officer, 1941-1943, director war relief, 1944-1945. Member Authors Guild, Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Writers Union.

Connections

Married Jack Olsen; children: Karla, Julie, Kathie, Laurie.

father:
Samuel Lerner

mother:
Ida (Beber) Lerner

spouse:
Jack Olsen

children:
Karla Olsen

Julie Olsen

Kathie Olsen

Laurie Olsen