McGinley, Phyllis, 1905-1978

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American playwright and memoirist.

From the description of Lillian Hellman Papers, 1904-1984 (bulk 1934-1984). (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 78685575

Lillian Hellman, the author of Little Foxes and Watch on the Rhine, was the executor of the estate of the novelist Dashiell Hammett.

From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1979. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155885924

American poet, essayists, humorist, lyricist, teacher.

From the guide to the Phyllis McGinley Papers, 1897-1978, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

Phyllis McGinley was born March 21, 1905, in Ontario, Ore., and died February 22, 1978, in New York, NY. She was a poet, essayist, and writer of children's stories. She describes her Colorado childhood as wild and wooly. After attending college in Ogden, Utah, she got a teaching job in New Rochelle, NY. When her poetry began selling regularly to magazines, she moved to Manhattan. She married, and was delighted at becoming a housewife-writer. It was McGinley who wrote, at age 6: "Sometimes in the evening When the sky is red and pink I love to lie in the hammock And think and think and think."

Biographical source: Something About the Author, vols. 2, 24, 44

From the guide to the Phyllis McGinley Papers, 1967, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc])

American poet, lyricist, essayist, and childrens' book author Phyllis McGinley (1905-1978) was elected to the National Academy of Arts and Letters in 1955 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 for her light verse collection, Times Three: Selected Verse from Three Decades with Seventy New Poems . McGinley's collections of poetry include Confessions of a Reluctant Optimist (1973); Love Letters (1954); Stones from a Glass House (1946); A Pocketful of Wry (1940); One More Manhattan (1937); and On the Contrary (1934).

Begun in 1930, the Writers' Conference was held during the summers at the University of Colorado, Boulder, as part of the Summer School program. The conference was established to provide professional training by experienced writers. Margaret Robb, who taught English and sponsored Associated Women Students at the University of Colorado, Boulder, directed the summer Writers' Conference. Robb was a recipient of the University of Colorado's Robert L. Stearns Award (awarded yearly for extraordinary achievement or service) in 1967.

From the guide to the Phyllis McGinley and Margaret Robb Letters (MS 212), 1961-1962, (University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.)

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creatorOf Stone, Helen, 1903-. The horse who had his picture in the paper : production material, [1951?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Bay, Howard. Howard Bay designs and technical drawings, 1934-1985. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf McGinley, Phyllis, 1905-1978. Letter to Florence Lipkin. New York, NY. 1970 Apr. 24. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Records, 1946-2000 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Gould, Elizabeth, 1904-1995. Reflections at dawn / Elizabeth Gould ; words by Phyllis McGinley. University of Michigan
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creatorOf Spektor, Mira J., 1928-. Sunday psalm : for baritone and piano / music by Mira J. Spektor ; poem by Phyllis McGinley. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Kronenberger, Louis, 1904-1980. Papers, 1940-1981. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Phyllis McGinley Papers, 1897-1978 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Phyllis McGinley Papers, 1967 University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc]
referencedIn Phyllis McGinley and Margaret Robb Letters (MS 212), 1961-1962 University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library.
creatorOf McGinley, Phyllis, 1905-1978. Letters, 1965-1979, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf New Dramatists. Playwright lecture series [sound recording], 1951-1960. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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creatorOf Blitzstein, Marc. Regina : numbers in progress or completed / [Marc Blitzstein]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Fletcher, Stanley, 1910-. Night song / verses from "The plain princess" by Phyllis McGinley ; [music by] Stanley Fletcher. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
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creatorOf McGinley, Phyllis, 1905-1978. Lillian Hellman Papers, 1904-1984 (bulk 1934-1984). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
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creatorOf Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961. Papers: 1873-1993 (inclusive), 1899-1961 (bulk). John F Kennedy Presidential Library
creatorOf Phyllis McGinley and Margaret Robb Letters (MS 212), 1961-1962 University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf Carpenter, Margaret Haley. Papers of Margaret Haley Carpenter [manuscript], 1898-1985, bulk 1953-1985. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977. Papers, 1845-1988 (bulk 1970-1977). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Walter Slezak papers, 1905-1983 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf McGinley, Phyllis, 1905-1978. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1979. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Hires, Harrison Streeter, 1887-1962,. Letters. : Additions. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Blitzstein, Marc. The little foxes : an opera : based on Lillian Hellman's "The little foxes" : 1946-1949 / Marc Blitzstein. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Goetz, Ruth. Ruth and Augustus Goetz papers, 1930-1966. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn A. M. Sullivan Papers, 1925-1980 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Anne Sexton Papers 122492286., 1912-1996, (bulk 1953-1974) Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Meacham, Harry M. (Harry Monroe), 1901-1975. Harry M. Meacham papers [manuscript] , 1900-75. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Hardwick, Elizabeth. Papers, 1934-1991 (bulk 1960-1990). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Stone, Helen, 1903-. All around the town : production material, [1948?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf McGinley, Phyllis, 1905-1978. Insult is the soul of art [manuscript] : poem. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf McGinley, Phyllis, 1905-1978. Letters, 1951-1963, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Blitzstein, Marc. [Regina (Sketches) / Marc Blitzstein]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf McGinley, Phyllis, 1905-1978. Autograph letter signed Phyllis Hayden to: Mrs. Kleeman March 7, 1952. Wellesley College
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Subject
Women authors
Children's literature
American literature--Irish American authors
American poetry--Women authors
Literature--Children's
Lyricists--United States
Dramatists, American--20th century--Biography
Literature--American Poetry
Women authors, American
Humorists, American
Irish American women
Humorous poetry--United States
Abortion--Law and legislation--New York (State)
Authorship--Congresses
Literature--American Fiction
Poets, American
American poetry--20th century
Novelists, American--20th century--Biography
Irish Americans
Women poets, American
Occupation
Librettists
Educators
Poets
Lyricists
Humorists
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Birth 1905-03-21

Death 1978-02-22

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French,

Italian

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