Marshall, Lenore, 1897-1971

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Dates:
Birth 1897-09-07
Death 1971-09-23

Biographical notes:

Lenore Guinzburg graduated from Barnard in 1919. While a student, she was editor of Barnard's literary magazine and wrote the Class Day poem for her graduating class. Upon graduation she married James Marshall, a lawyer and civic activist. They had two children. She was the author of three novels, three books of poetry, and a collection of short stories. Her work appeared in such distinguished literary magazines as The New Yorker, The Saturday Review, and Partisan Review. She was on the executive board of the Post World War Council, 1943-1969, a director of the International Association of Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists (P.E.N.) after 1965. In 1956, she co-founded, with Clarence Pickett and Norman Cousins, the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy (SANE), the citizens organization that lobbied successfully for passage of the 1963 partial nuclear test ban treaty. Upon her death in 1971, selections from her notebooks were published under the title "Invented a Person, the Personal Record of a Life." In 1975, the New Hope Foundation established the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, offered each year for the most outstanding book of poetry published. In 1994 the administration of the Prize was taken over by the American Academy of Poets in cooperation with the Nation magazine.

From the description of Lenore Marshall papers, 1917-1979. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 275962544

American literary editor and author; b. Lenore Guinzburg Marshall; d. 1971; some sources show b. date as 1899.

From the description of Lenore G. Marshall collection, 1935-1971. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70967163

Lenore Guinzburg Marshall, 1897-1971 (Barnard College A.B. 1919), American author and peace and anti-nuclear activist.

A member of the Poetry Society of America, Authors League of America, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Pen and Brush Club of N.Y.C.; she was on the executive board of the Post World War Council, 1943-1969, a director of the International Association of Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists (P.E.N.) after 1965, and co-founder with Clarence Pickett and Norman Cousins of the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy (SANE). In 1917, she married James Marshall, 1896-1987, lawyer and educator (Columbia University LL.B. 1920).

From the description of Papers, 1887-1980. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122515137

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Subjects:

  • Pacifism
  • Civil rights
  • American literature
  • Environmental protection
  • Peace--Societies, etc
  • Anti-nuclear movement
  • Women's colleges
  • Women--Societies and clubs
  • Nonviolence
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements
  • Women's rights
  • American literature--Women authors
  • Nuclear energy
  • Peace movements
  • Ethical culture movement
  • World War, 1939-1945--Protest movements
  • American literature--20th century

Occupations:

  • Woman poet
  • Women authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • Pacifists
  • Novelists
  • Poets

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • New York (State)--New York (as recorded)