Harrison, Gilbert A.
- Existence: 1915
Gilbert A. Harrison was born in Detroit on May 18, 1915, one of three children to Samuel and Mabel Wolfe Harrison. He earned a B.A. degree in psychology from UCLA in 1937 and went on to serve in the U.S. Army in World War II. Following the war, in 1948, Harrison became national chairman of the American Veterans Committe. In 1953, with his wife, Anne Blaine, he purchased The New Republic, where he served as publisher and editor until 1974. Harrison was the author of two books, A Timeless Affair: The Life of Anita McCormick Blaine (1979), a biography of his grandmother-in-law, and The Enthusiast: A Life of Thornton Wilder (1983), and editor of several others, including Gertrude Stein's America (1965) and The Critic as Artist (1972).
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
The Robert Bartlett Haas Collection on Gertrude Stein and the Conference Press contains correspondence, drafts of writings, notes, photographs, printed material and papers relating to Getrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, and the production and distribution of Conference Press publications, including Stein's What Are Masterpieces?
- Photographic prints 4
- Authors 3
- Authors, American -- 20th Century -- Archives 3
- Modernism (Literature) 3
- Sound recordings 3
- American drama -- 20th Century 2
- Americans -- France -- History -- 20th Century 2
- Art and literature 2
- Art, Modern -- 20th Century 2
- Audiovisual materials 2
- Cubism and literature 2
- Literature, Experimental 2
- Paintings (visual works) 2
- Paris (France) -- Intellectual life 2
- Women authors, American -- 20th century 2
- American fiction -- 20th Century 1
- American literature -- 20th Century -- Appreciation -- Europe, German-speaking 1
- Atlantic monthly (Boston, Mass. : 1857) 1
- Authors -- United States -- 20th century 1 ∧ less