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Kilmer Family papers 190919

Identifier: GTM-190919

Content Description

Materials relating to Kenton Kilmer. Includes files relating to his work as Washington Post poetry editor; translations of works by author Andre Chouraqui (1917-2007). Also letters from U.S. Congressmen responding on environmental and health policy issues issues of concern to Kilmer. Includes manuscript and sheet music set to poems by Aline and Joyce Kilmer.


  • 1937-1993

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Researchers are solely responsible for determining the copyright status of the materials being used, establishing who the copyright owner is, locating the copyright owner, and obtaining permission for intended use.

Biographical / Historical

Kenton Kilmer resided in Vienna, Virginia, with his wife, poet Frances Frieseke. They were the parents of 10 children. Mr. Kilmer attended Georgetown University, from 1930 to 1931, although he obtained his A.B. from St. Mary's College in Kansas. He would later acquire his Master's degree from Georgetown University, in 1931. Two of Mr. Kilmer's sons are also Georgetown University alumni, Nicholas J. Kilmer, A.B. 1962, and Hugh Kilmer, a former student of the Georgetown University Graduate School.


3.6 Linear Feet (6 Hollinger boxes (2 Document Cases, 2 Slim Document Cases, 2 specialty boxes))

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Miriam A. Kilmer, September 2019.

Related Materials

See also --

Kilmer Family papers GTM980703 Joyce Kilmer papers GTMGamms83

Kilmer Family papers 190919
Lisette C. Matano, Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Washington, D.C.
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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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