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Harold Willard Gleason Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Gleason, Harold Willard.
Title: Harold Willard Gleason Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1909-1966
Quantity: 2.0 linear ft.
Abstract: Papers of the American poet (1895-1975).
Abstract: Correspondence (1916-1964); holograph, typescript, and published poems; articles and photographs.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Harold Willard Gleason (1895-??) was an American poet and teacher.

Born July 31, 1895, he was educated in Boston Latin School, Harvard, and Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut. From 1917-1946 he taught in the English Department at Kingswood School in West Hartford, Connecticut, and served as head of the department from 1923-1946.

Gleason was an instructor in verse, Maine Writers' Conference in 1953-1957. He was a member of the Classical Association of New England, Poetry Society of America, Poetry Fellowship of Maine, and the Sons of the American Revolution.

A variety of his works have appeared in the Anthology of Kingswood Verse. At least ninety national magazines and newspapers have published his works, among them The New Yorker, Poetry, New York Times, American Mercury, Coronet, Good Housekeeping, and the Saturday Evening Post.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Harold Gleason Papers consists of correspondence, subject files, and manuscripts of poems. The latter spans more than forty years.

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Arrangement of the Collection

Outgoing correspondence is arranged chronologically, incoming alphabetically. Subject files are arranged alphabetically. Manuscripts are in chronological order by year.

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Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Gleason, Harold Willard -- Archives.


American poetry -- 20th century.
Poets, American.

Genres and Forms




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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Harold Willard Gleason Papers
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Finding Aid Information

Created by: [Summit record]
Date: Apr 1966
Revision history: 29 May 2009 - converted to EAD (MRC)

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Box 1 Outgoing 1947-1963, undated
Box 1 Allen - Harding 1926-1964, undated
Box 1 Harvard - Keyes, F.P. 1916-1962, undated
Box 1 Knauss - Shipman 1923-1959
Subject file
Box 1 Singer Co. - Youth's Companion and miscellaneous 1915-1962, undated
Box 1 Biographical Material
Box 1 Photographs
Box 1 Magazine and Newspaper Articles
Box 1 Gleason, H.W. (ed.) An Anthology of Kingswood Verse (West Hartford, Conn. 1946) and a typescript note from M r. Gleason
Box 1 Holograph poems (original drafts) undated
Box 1 "Children's poems" before 1923-1938, undated
Box 1 "Sea Verse" 1922-1950
Box 1 "Shaggerty Blue Saga poems" 1928-1930, undated
Box 1 "'Western Verse" poems 1924-1953, undated
Box 1 "World War I" poems 1918
Box 1 Typescript poems 1936-1964
Box 1 Published Copies of poems 1916-1953, undated
Box 1 Typescript poem
Box 1 Poems 1909
Box 1 Typescript poem 1913
Box 1 "Nostalgic Notes" (Boston Latin School 1913)
Box 1 Typescript poems 1915-1916 (2 folders)
Box 1 Typescript poems 1918
Box 1 Poems 1919
Box 1 Typescript poems 1920-1922 (3 folders)
Box 1 Poems 1923-1924 (2 folders)
Box 1 Typescript poems 1924-1927 (6 folders)
Box 1 Poems 1928
Box 1 Typescript poems 1929 (2 folders)
Box 1 Poems Published 1949
Box 1 Poems Published 1964
Box 1 Poems Published 1965
Box 2 Poems 1931
Box 2 Typescript poems 1932-1934 (3 folders)
Box 2 Poems 1935
Box 2 Typescript poems 1936
Box 2 Poems 1937
Box 2 "To the Class of 1937" Kingswood School undated
Box 2 Typescript poems 1938-1943 (8 folders)
Box 2 Poems 1944
Box 2 Typescript poems 1945-1947 (4 folders)
Box 2 Poems 1948
Box 2 Typescript poems 1949-1964 (15 folders)
Box 2 Poems 1963
Box 2 Typescript poems 1965
Box 2 Poems 1966
Box 2 Typescript poems undated
Box 2 Typescript poems Before 1930
Box 2 Typescript poems 193?
Box 2 Poems 1930

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