McCord, David Thompson Watson, 1897-1997

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David Thompson Watson McCord (1897-1997), noted poet and essayist, was graduated from Harvard College in 1921. He earned a masters degree in 1922, and in 1956 he was awarded Harvard's first honorary doctorate of humane letters. Well-known for his literary and humorous approach to fundraising, McCord served as Executive Director of the Harvard Fund from 1925 until his retirement in 1962 and was editor of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin from 1940 to 1946.

From the description of Papers of David Thompson Watson McCord : Harvard Material, 1917-1921 and ca. 1940-ca. 1959 (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76973108

American poet.

From the description of Letter to Clifton Waller Barrett, New York City, 1960 May 27. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 51846147

McCord was an American poet, Harvard College graduate of the class of 1921, and for 38 years, the executive director of the Harvard College Fund.

From the description of Papers, 1919-1955. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 79973354

From the guide to the Papers, 1919-1955., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

David Thompson Watson McCord, noted poet and essayist, was graduated from Harvard College in 1921. He earned a masters degree in 1922, and in 1956 was awarded Harvard's first honorary doctorate of humane letters.

Well-known for his literary and humorous approach to fundraising, McCord served as Executive Director of the Harvard Fund from 1925 until his retirement in 1962. He was editor of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin from 1940 to 1946. McCord was honorary curator of the Farnsworth Room and the Woodberry Poetry Room in the Harvard College Library and a member of the Overseers' Visiting Committee for Astronomy. He was also associated with Lowell House, Dudley House, and the Signet Society. David McCord died in 1997 at the age of 99.

From the guide to the Papers of David Thompson Watson McCord : Harvard material, 1917-1921 and ca. 1940-ca. 1959, (Harvard University Archives.)

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creatorOf McCord, David Thompson Watson, 1897-1997. Typed letter signed David McCord to: Miss Manwaring December 29, 1944. Wellesley College
creatorOf Sergeant, Elizabeth Shepley, 1881-1965. Papers of Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant [manuscript] 1894-1961. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Carpenter, Margaret Haley. Papers of Margaret Haley Carpenter [manuscript], 1898-1985, bulk 1953-1985. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf McCord, David Thompson Watson, 1897-1997. Letter to Clifton Waller Barrett, New York City, 1960 May 27. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Woolmer, J. Howard,. The Poetry Bookshop Collecton, 1961-1967. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
creatorOf Frost, Robert, 1874-1963. [Robert Frost 100: nine glossy prints with negatives which appeared in the book, n.p., 1974]. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf McCord, David Thompson Watson, 1897-1997. Papers of David Thompson Watson McCord : Harvard Material, 1917-1921 and ca. 1940-ca. 1959 Harvard University, Archives
creatorOf Papers of David Thompson Watson McCord : Harvard material, 1917-1921 and ca. 1940-ca. 1959 Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf Ballantine, Edward, 1886-1971. Tiggady Rue / Edward Ballantine ; [words by] David McCord. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
referencedIn Stedman, Edith Gratia, 1888-1978. Papers, 1833-1978 (inclusive) 1913-1978 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf McCord, David Thompson Watson, 1897-1997. Papers, 1919-1955. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Mark Anthony De Wolfe Howe additional papers, 1880-1959. Houghton Library.
creatorOf McCord, David Thompson Watson, 1897-1997. Autograph letter signed David McCord to: "My dear Miss Manwaring" September 5, 1935. Wellesley College
referencedIn Fine, Irving, 1914-1962. In grato jubilo : an occasional cantata / by Irving Fine, Daniel Pinkham, Gardner Read, Allen Sapp, Herbert Fromm, Lukas Foss ; the text by David McCord. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
referencedIn John Kieran Papers, 1917-1985 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Papers, 1833, 1913-1978 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Thomas W. Lamont John Masefield collection, 1918-1947. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Robert E. Sherwood papers, 1917-1968 (inclusive), 1934-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Ballantine, Edward, 1886-1971. The frost pane / Edward Ballantine ; [words by] David McCord. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
creatorOf Ballantine, Edward, 1886-1971. Moon secret / Edward Ballantine ; [words by] David McCord. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
referencedIn Bernard Augustine De Voto Papers, 1918-1955 (inclusive), 1944-1951 (bulk) Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Friends of Roland Hayes. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1967. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Papers, 1897-1930. Houghton Library.
creatorOf McCord, David Thompson Watson, 1897-1997. Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children collection 1952-[ongoing]. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
referencedIn Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1840-1952 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Carroll, Francis M. Typescript [microform] : Henry Vane, an early Puritan, [193-?]. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
creatorOf McCord, David Thompson Watson, 1897-1997. Autograph letter signed David McCord to: Miss Elizabeth Manwaring October 22, 1935. Wellesley College
referencedIn Daniels, Mabel W. (Mabel Wheeler), 1878-1971. Papers, 1884-1971 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Autograph File, M, 1648-1985. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Archer, Violet. Epigrams : a song cycle for baritone or tenor voice and piano / by Violet Archer. McGill University Library
creatorOf Ballantine, Edward, 1886-1971. The sand / Edward Ballantine ; [words by] David McCord. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
referencedIn E. E. Cummings additional papers, 1870-1969. Houghton Library.
creatorOf McCord, David Thompson Watson, 1897-1997. [Collection of birthday broadsides] Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Ballantine, Edward, 1886-1971. Waltzing mice / Edward Ballantine ; [words by] David McCord. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
referencedIn Additional papers, 1917-1962 and undated. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969. Papers, 1922-1967. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Ballantine, Edward, 1886-1971. The shell / Edward Ballantine ; [words by] David McCord. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
referencedIn E. E. Cummings papers, 1870-1969. Houghton Library.
referencedIn De Voto, Bernard Augustine, 1897-1955. Bernard De Voto papers, 1918-1955 (bulk 1944-1951). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982. Papers [holograph, typescript and print], 1913-1980 / Archibald MacLeish. Greenfield Community College, Nahman-Watson Library
referencedIn Johnson, Grace A., 1871-1952. Papers: Series F-I, 1859-1950 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn John Hall Wheelock Papers, 1910-circa 2000, (bulk 1954-1978) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Papers, 1903-2005 Harvard Art Museum Archives, Harvard University
referencedIn Kieran, John, 1892-1981. Papers of John Kieran, 1917-1981. Library of Congress
referencedIn Aiken, Conrad, 1889-1973. Papers and photographs of Conrad Aiken, 1912-1959. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Autograph File, M, 1648-1985. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Wheelock, John Hall, 1886-1978. John Hall Wheelock papers, 1910-circa 2000 (bulk 1954-1978). Library of Congress
referencedIn Robert Grant papers, 1809-1940. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1918-1993 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Ballantine, Edward, 1886-1971. Waltzing mice / [words by] David McCord ; [music by] Edward Ballantine ; revised version. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
referencedIn William Roscoe Thayer papers, 1762-1927 (inclusive), 1872-1921 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf McCord, David Thompson Watson, 1897-1997. Blue reflections on the Merchants Limited, 1952. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Papers, 1919-1955. Houghton Library.
creatorOf McCord, David Thompson Watson, 1897-1997. Letter, 1939, October 13, Cambridge, Mass., to S. Foster Damon. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Additional papers, 1917-1962 and undated. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Ballantine, Edward, 1886-1971. The starfish / poem by David McCord ; [music by] Edward Ballantine. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
creatorOf Ballantine, Edward, 1886-1971. Waltzing mice : six songs / Edward Ballantine ; poems by David W. McCord. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
referencedIn Harford W.H. Powel collection on T.S. Eliot, (Powel) Harford W. H. collection on T.S. Eliot, 1905-1955 John Hay Library, Special Collections
referencedIn Papers, 1884-1971 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn William Stanley Braithwaite Papers, 1916-1962 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Papers of John Coolidge and Agnes Mongan, 1909-2006 Harvard Art Museum Archives
referencedIn Papers, 1919-1955. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Ballantine, Edward, 1886-1971. The rainbow / Edward Ballantine ; [words by] David McCord. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
referencedIn Aiken, Conrad, 1889-1973. Papers and photographs: 1912-1959. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Ballantine, Edward, 1886-1971. The hunter / [words by] David W. McCord ; [music by] Edward Ballantine. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
referencedIn Correspondence and compositions, 1870-1963. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Aaron Kramer papers, ca. 1940 -1986. Houghton Library.
referencedIn William James Jr. papers, 1857-1960 (inclusive), 1911-1959 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Lewis Gannett papers, 1681-1966 (inclusive) 1900-1960 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Bronk, William. American poetry broadsides collection from the Grolier Poetry Book Shop. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Ballantine, Edward, 1886-1971. This is my rock / music by Edward Ballantine ; words by David McCord. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
referencedIn Papers, 1920-1995. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Ballantine, Edward, 1886-1971. The white ships / Edward Ballantine ; [words by] David McCord. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
referencedIn Woolmer, J. Howard. J. Howard Woolmer Poetry bookshop collection, 1961-1967. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
creatorOf Ballantine, Edward, 1886-1971. To a child / Edward Ballantine ; [words by] David McCord. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
referencedIn Papers, 1906-1979 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Frost, Robert, 1874-1963. On Emerson. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Alexander Woollcott correspondence, ca. 1856-1943 (inclusive), 1920-1943 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard papers, 1872-1949. Houghton Library.
creatorOf McCord, David Thompson Watson, 1897-1997. Typed letter signed David McCord to: "Miss [Elizabeth] Manwaring" July 28, 1944. Wellesley College
referencedIn Woodberry Poetry Room (Harvard College Library) poetry readings, 1931- (ongoing). Woodberry Poetry Room, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf McCord, David Thompson Watson, 1897-1997. Typed letter signed David to: Cecile February 4, 1955. Wellesley College
creatorOf Ballantine, Edward, 1886-1971. This is my rock / Edward Ballantine ; [words by] David W. McCord. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
referencedIn Papers, 1933-1967 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
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associatedWith Aiken, Conrad, 1889-1973. person
associatedWith Archer, Violet. person
associatedWith Ballantine, Edward, 1886-1971. person
associatedWith Barrett, Clifton Waller, 1901- person
associatedWith Boston Public Library. corporateBody
correspondedWith Braithwaite, William Stanley, 1878-1962 person
associatedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969. person
associatedWith Carpenter, Margaret Haley. person
correspondedWith Carroll, Francis M. person
correspondedWith Coolidge, John, 1913-1995 person
correspondedWith Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962 person
associatedWith Damon, S. Foster (Samuel Foster), 1893-1971, person
associatedWith Daniels, Mabel W. (Mabel Wheeler), 1878-1971. person
associatedWith De Banke, Cecile. person
associatedWith De Voto, Bernard Augustine, 1897-1955. person
associatedWith Edith Gratia Stedman, 1888-1978 person
associatedWith Friends of Roland Hayes. corporateBody
associatedWith Frost, Robert, 1874-1963. person
correspondedWith Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966 person
associatedWith Grace Allen (Fitch) Johnson, 1871-1952 person
associatedWith Grace Thayer (Richards) Conant. person
correspondedWith Grant, Robert, 1852-1940 person
associatedWith Griswold, Alfred Whitney, 1906-1963. person
associatedWith Grolier Club. corporateBody
associatedWith Harvard College Fund. corporateBody
associatedWith Harvard Fund corporateBody
associatedWith Harvard Fund Council corporateBody
associatedWith Harvard University corporateBody
correspondedWith Howe, M. A. De Wolfe (Mark Antony De Wolfe), 1864-1960 person
associatedWith Howe, Mark De Wolfe, 1906-1967 person
correspondedWith James, William, 1882-1961 person
associatedWith Johnson, Grace A., 1871-1952. person
correspondedWith Kieran, John, 1892-1981. person
correspondedWith Kramer, Aaron, 1921- person
correspondedWith Lamont, Thomas W. (Thomas William), 1870-1948 person
associatedWith Levin, Harry, 1912-1994 person
associatedWith MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982. person
associatedWith Manwaring, Elizabeth Wheeler, b. 1879. person
associatedWith McCord, David, 1897- person
correspondedWith New Yorker Magazine, Inc corporateBody
associatedWith Paul A. Freund person
correspondedWith Pease, Arthur Stanley, 1881- person
associatedWith Powel, Harford Willing Hare, 1916-1965 person
associatedWith Sachs, Paul J., 1878-1965 person
associatedWith Samuel Chamberlain person
associatedWith Scott, Austin Wakeman, 1884-1981 person
associatedWith Sergeant, Elizabeth Shepley, 1881-1965. person
correspondedWith Sherwood, Robert E. (Robert Emmet), 1896-1955 person
associatedWith Signet Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Stedman, Edith Gratia, 1888-1978. person
associatedWith Sun Hill Press. corporateBody
correspondedWith Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923 person
correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
correspondedWith Wheelock, John Hall, 1886-1978. person
associatedWith Woodberry Poetry Room (Harvard College Library). corporateBody
correspondedWith Woollcott, Alexander, 1887-1943 person
associatedWith Woolmer, J. Howard, person
associatedWith Yale University corporateBody
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Books and reading--Juvenile poetry
Children's poetry, American
Books and reading--Poetry
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Birth 1897-12-15

Death 1997-04-13

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