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The membership was primarily female and brought nationally known poets to Denver, Colorado for lecture-recitals. The Fellowship also published a poetry magazine entitled, Timberlines, which featured regional poets and listings of poetry events. The group organized programs for International Poetry Week. The Fellowship disbanded in 1964. Colorado Poetry Fellowship records include correspondence, incorporation papers, committee reports, membership rosters, proclamations, and issues of Timberlines, as well as recital contracts, brochures, announcements, and programs.
She earned a second M.A. from Middlebury College. Hudson wrote poetry and short stories. Personal and published writings of Deatt Hudson include correspondence, diaries, biographical materials, a baby book, class notes, a yearbook, notebooks, scrapbooks, and photographs.
He served as head of English Department (1940-1957), and was the first faculty member elected president of the University Senate. He wrote several books including A guide to American folklore, The Rockies and beyond, and Literature of Colorado.
Lilian White Spencer (1876-1953) was a playwright and poet who lived in Denver, Colorado as a child and again from 1918-1944. Spencer wrote plays, reviews of plays, script revisions, poetry and also translated French literature. (cult.)
She was best known in Denver for pageant writing. She wrote The Pageant of Colorado, an epic drama, which was performed May 1927 with a cast of 1,500 as part of a celebration commemorating the opening of the Moffatt Tunnel. Her papers include pen and ink drawings by Dean Babcock used to illustrate Spencer's book of poetry, Bestiary.
Her most beloved play was Harvey, a fantasy of a convivial tippler and his imaginary six foot white rabbit named Harvey, which won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1945. Harvey was a huge success on Broadway and later as a movie starring James Stewart. The printed version is available in nearly every language.
Suckow graduated from the University of Denver, earning a B.A. degree (English) in 1917 and an M.A. in 1918. She worked as a graduate assistant for Dr. Ida Kruse McFarlane, head of the English Department at the University. Suckow's friend during these years was Amy Carlson (later Amy Buchanan). Suckow married Ferner Nuhn in 1929. She wrote 12 books of fiction, short stories, and non-fiction works between 1924 and 1960. She wrote The Folks, a novel, published in 1934. Suckow's papers include letters, notes and postcards from Suckow to her friend Amy Carlson Buchanan spanning 1918 to 1960, as well as photographs, poetry, and two biographical sketches written by Buchanan.
William E. Barrett (1900-1986) wrote numerous novels, short stories and articles. His novel, The Left Hand of God, was translated into ten different languages and was made into a movie, starring Humphrey Bogart.
The Lilies of the Field was made into a movie starring Sidney Poitier in 1963. Barrett's work reflects the dilemmas of his society through interpersonal relationships and religious and ethical decisions made by his characters. His writings are representative of the needs of the age, and had great impact upon thousands of readers. The collection consists of copies of Barrett's published works, original manuscripts and revisions, research materials, and correspondence relating to his writings. The collection spans the years 1926-1975, and also includes material concerning the movie adaptations of his novels.