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Leo J. Kasun Papers

Identifier: GTM-110118

Scope and Contents Note

The Leo J. Kasun Papers contain materials by and about Ned O'Gorman, a noted Catholic author and educator. The collection includes invitations from O'Gorman for various benefits, a drawing of O'Gorman, art work by O'Gorman, and photographs. Some of the photographs depict O'Gorman, students, and teachers at the Ricardo O'Gorman Garden and School.


  • 1977 - 2010

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Biographical Notes

Leo J. Kasun is Head of the Department of Education Resources at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. He is co-author of the book "American Art from the National Gallery of Art" (Washington, D.C.: The Gallery, 1993).

Ned O'Gorman, a noteworthy American Catholic poet and educator, is the founder and longtime director of the Children's Storefront, a school for youth in Harlem in New York City. O'Gorman was born on September 26, 1929 in New York City. He earned a B.A. from St. Michael's College in Vermont and an M.A. from Columbia University. He is an accomplished poet. Some of his books include "The Night of the Hammer (1959)," "Adam Before the Mirror (1961)," "The Buzzard and the Peacock (1964)," "The Harvester's Vase: Poems (1968)," "Prophetic Voices: Ideas and Words on Revolution (1969)," " The Storefront: A Community of Children (1970)," " The Blue Butterfly (1971)," "The Flag and the Hawk Flies (1972)," and "The Children Are Dying (1978)."


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Leo J. Kasun Papers
Scott S. Taylor. Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections.
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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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