Creator

Date Original

undated

Description

This collection contains a poem, "Boy with Book," by Arkansas poet, Edsel Ford that was previously published in the "Christian Science Monitor."

Biographical/Historical Note

Edsel Ford (1828-1970) was born on a farm in Eva, Alabama December 30, 1928. When he was 11, his family moved to Avoca, Arkansas. Ford's first poem was published when he was 14 in the Kansas City Star. In 1948 he won an Arkansas Poets' Roundtable Award. Ford received a degree in journalism from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. In 1952, Ford was drafted, serving overseas in Germany and published many poems in "Stars and Stripes." After leaving service, he worked as a clerk for Phillips Petroleum. By 1957, Ford was writing full time and his poems appeared in a wide variety of publications including the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, and Ladies Home Journal. He died of a brain tumor, February 19, 1970.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.053.013

Resource Type

Text

Collection

"Boy with Book," by Edsel Ford, SMC.053.013

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

"Boy with Book," by Edsel Ford, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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