Cornel Adam Lengyel (1915- ) was a poet, historian, playright and translator. The collection consists of literary manuscripts
of plays, poems, fiction, and history.
Lengyel was born on January 1, 1915 in Fairfield, Connecticut; was editor, Federal Writers' Project, 1936-37; music critic
for Coast (San Francisco), 1938-41; censor, Office of Censorship, San Francisco, 1942; shipwright and personnel interviewer, Kaiser
Shipyards, Richmond, California, 1943-44; manager, Forty-Niner Theatre, Georgetown, California, 1946-49; editor, W.H. Freeman
Company, 1952-54; founder and executive editor of Dragon's Tooth Press in 1970; visiting professor and lecturer, Sacramento
State College, 1962-63; has been poet, historian, playright and translator; books include: First Poems (1940), The Atom Clock (1951), Four Days in July: the Story Behind the Declaration of Independence (1958), and I, Benedict Arnold (1960).
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