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Leonore Marshall » Education & Community

Education and Training:
Ethnical Culture Schools, New York, New York
Barnard College, B.A., New York, New York, 1919
Teachers and Influences:
Marshall worked as an activist with James J. Wadsworth for the limited test-ban treaty. John W. Gofman and Senator Charles Goodell, and Muriel Rukeyser.
Marshall came from a Jewish background and later (probably in the 40s) joined the Quakers.

Connection to Bucks County:
Lenore Marshall and her husband James Marshall lived in Solebury, Bucks County. He served on the Board of Education in New York City for seventeen years and as president of the board for several years. James Marshall was one of the first people to call for the creation of UNESCO during World World II, and also wrote about law, psychology and education.
The Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize was created by the New Hope Foundation after she died. The foundation was established by the Marshalls some years before her death to support the arts and the cause of world peace. The poetry prize is still being awarded.
Colleagues and Affiliations:
John and Ruth Folinsbee, Harry Leith-Ross, the George
Kaufmans, Charles Child, Selma Burke, B.J.O. Nordfeldt, among others.
Poet and Pulitzer prize winner, Stanley Kunitz, first came to the New Hope area as a guest of the Marshalls.