Madeline Gleason (1913- ) was a poet, playwright, and painter. She founded the San Francisco Poetry Guild, organized the first
poetry festival in America (1947), and taught master workshop in poetry at the Poetry Center, San Francisco State College
(1959-60). The collection consists of Gleason's literary papers, correspondence, clippings, and ephemera.
Gleason was born January 26, 1913; although employed by a brokerage firm (1944-68), she was a poet, playwright, and painter;
founder of San Francisco Poetry Guild; organized the first poetry festival in America (1947); taught master workshop in poetry
at the Poetry Center, San Francisco State College (1959-60); her published works include The metaphysical needle (1949), Concerto for bell and telephone (1957) and contributions to various anthology publications.
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
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