Grucci, Joseph Leonard, 1908-1982

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Joseph L. Grucci was born in Pittsburgh, May 23, 1908, sometimes reported as 1911. He attended Penn State and the Universities of Alabama and Pittsburgh, where he taught before joining the Penn State faculty. During World War II, he served with the 63rd Infantry Division in Europe. At the end of the war, he was assigned to teach at the American University of Shrievenham, England. One of the first translators of the Chilean Nobel Laureate, Pablo Neruda, he was the author of four volumes of poems, including Time of Hawks, and The Invented Will and one of translations, Three Spanish-American Poets. Joseph L. Grucci was appointed an instructor in English composition at The Pennsylvania State College in 1949 and became an assistant professor in 1950. In 1956 he was promoted to associate professor of English composition. He retired on July 1, 1974, as associate professor English composition, but Pivot, the first poetry journal at Penn State, founded and edited by Grucci since he joined the faculty in 1950, continued after his retirement. He died in October, 1982 .

From the description of Joseph Leonard Grucci papers, 1932-1983 (bulk 1949-1982). (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 32080721

Joseph L. Grucci was born in Pittsburgh, May 23, 1911. He attended Penn State and the Universities of Alabama and Pittsburgh, where he taught before joining the Penn State faculty. During World War II, he served with the 63rd Infantry Division in Europe. At the end of the war, he was assigned to teach at the American University of Shrievenham, England. One of the first translators of the Chilean Nobel Laureate, Pablo Neruda, he was the author of four volumes of poems, including Time of Hawks, and The Invented Will and one of translations, Three Spanish-American Poets. Joseph L. Grucci was appointed an instructor in English composition at The Pennsylvania State College in 1949 and became an assistant professor in 1950. In 1956 he was promoted to associate professor of English composition. He retired on July 1, 1974 as associate professor English composition but Pivot, the poetry magazine he founded when he joined the faculty in 1950 continued after his retirement. He died in November, 1982 at the age of 71.

From the description of Joseph Leonard Grucci papers, circa 1932-circa 1983 (bulk 1949-1982) (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 247534167

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Fantasy Magazine. Fantasy Magazine papers, 1929-1979. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Barsky, Belle. Belle Barsky memory book 1920-1922 [manuscript] Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, Heinz History Center Detre Library and Archives
referencedIn Poetry mss., 1954-2002 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
creatorOf Grucci, Joseph Leonard, 1908-1982. Joseph Leonard Grucci papers, circa 1932-circa 1983 (bulk 1949-1982) Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Fantasy Magazine papers, 1929-1979 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Grucci, Joseph Leonard, 1908-1982. Joseph Leonard Grucci papers, 1932-1983 (bulk 1949-1982). Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Glauco Cambon Papers., undated, 1940-1987. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
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associatedWith Barsky, Belle. person
associatedWith Burke, Kenneth, 1897-1993, person
correspondedWith Cambon, Glauco. person
associatedWith Eisenhower, Milton Stover, 1899-1985, person
associatedWith Fantasy Magazine. corporateBody
associatedWith Fantasy Magazine. corporateBody
associatedWith Maazel, Lorin, 1930- person
associatedWith McCarthy, Eugene J., 1916-2005, person
associatedWith Modern Poetry Association corporateBody
associatedWith Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972, person
associatedWith Paterno, Joe, 1926-2012, person
associatedWith Pennsylvania State University corporateBody
associatedWith Shapp, Milton J., 1912-1994, person
associatedWith Thornburgh, Dick, person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Pennsylvania--University Park
Pennsylvania--University Park
Subject
Poetry--Editing
English teachers--Archives
American poetry--Study and teaching
American poetry
Occupation
Periodical editors
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Birth 1908-05-23

Death 1982

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