Harold Norse Collection
Scope and Content
The collection consists of one year's correspondence between Harold Norse and George R. Minkoff. The topic of the correspondence is the publication of the “long poem” entitled Christmas on Earth. A manuscript of the poem is included with the correspondence as is a copy of the contract between the two men detailing the publication of the poem.
The collection is open and available for research.
Restrictions on Use
Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.
Poet and novelist Harold Norse was born 6 July 1916, in New York, N.Y. He attended Brooklyn College (now Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, B.A., 1938) and New York University (M.A., 1951). His career includes employment as a sheet metal worker, ballet dancer, editorial assistant, book reviewer, proofreader, beach boy, ghost writer, and assistant to French publisher in New York (1941-1944). He was an English instructor at Cooper Union (New York, N.Y., 1949-1952), the Lion School of English (Rome, Italy, 1956-1957), and the U.S. Information Service School (Naples, Italy, 1958) before joining the California State University, San Jose staff as a lecturer in creative writing (1973-1975). Norse has given poetry readings at museums and universities in Europe and America, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the San Francisco Art Institute.
Norse has been awarded a poetry grant from Rome-New York Foundation (1962), a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship for poetry (1974) and a De Young Museum grant (San Francisco, 1974), for publication of literary magazine, Bastard Angel.
In 1980, his archives were purchased by the J. K. Lilly Library of Indiana University at Bloomington.
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Poet and novelist Harold Norse was born 6 July 1916, in New York, N.Y. He attended Brooklyn College (now Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, B.A., 1938) and New York University (M.A., 1951).
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