Bronk, William, 1918-1999

Bronk, William, 1918-1999



  • Existence: 1918 - 1999


William Bronk was born on February 17, 1918 in Fort Edward, New York. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1938 after having been admitted at age 16. During World War II, Bronk served in the Army until he was discharged in 1945. After the war, Bronk taught English at Union College, Schenectady, New York, leaving in 1946 to complete his work on his book "The Brother in Elysium." Other publications include "Light and Dark" (1956), "The Empty Hands" (1969) and "Careless Love and Its Apostrophes" (1985). In January 1947 Bronk took over management of the Bronk Coal and Lumber Company, which he had inherited in 1941 when his father died unexpectedly. He ran the business until 1978 when he retired. Bronk died on February 22, 1999.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

William Bronk letters

Identifier: MS-673
Date(s): 1937 to 1951

William Bronk (1918-1999), poet. Dartmouth College Class of 1938. The collection contains correspondence between Bronk and Sidney Cox while Bronk was a student and afterwards as a published poet.