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Brooks, Gwendolyn E. (Gwendolyn Elizabeth)



  • Existence: 1917 - 2000


Gwendolyn Brooks was an American poet who was the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize in 1950. She appointed Poet Laureate of Illinois in 1968, a position held until her death, and served as a Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1985. Skellings introduced Gwendolyn Brooks at a Miami Book Fair event. He admired her poetry.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Edmund Skellings Papers

Identifier: SC-ES004

This collection includes Edmund Skellings’ materials related to academic (e.g., lecture notes, articles), literary (e.g., manuscript), business (e.g., business contacts), and personal (e.g., letters, photographs) activities from 1932 to 2015.

Dates: 1932-2015