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Glenn-Copeland Family papers


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Georgie Willis Glenn (d. 1993) was an educator who served as a representative to the United Nations for the World Organization for Early Childhood Education. She was a member of the boards of Haverford College and the William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia. She was the wife of John David Glenn and the mother of Beverly Glenn-Copeland.

John David Glenn, (d. 1972) was a faculty member and principal of Simon Gratz High School in Philadelphia. He was the husband of Georgie Willis Glenn and the father of Beverly Glenn-Copeland.

Beverly Glenn-Copeland (stage name Phynix) (1944-) is a singer-songwriter. He has appeared on Sesame Street, among other performances. He is transgender, but retained his birth name after his transition.

This is a collection of correspondence and other miscellaneous documents related to the careers of Georgie Willis Glenn (d. 1993), an educator and Haverford College Board Member, and her husband John Glenn (d. 1972), also an educator. The collection also contains articles and reviews related to Beverly Glenn-Copeland (1944-), their child and a performer. In addition, there is a small batch of documents related to a Hanks-Turner family reunion and a Glenn-Carter family tree.

Processed by Jon Sweitzer-Lamme.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Jon Sweitzer-Lamme
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Physical Description

1 boxes

Georgie Willis Glenn material, 1942-1993. 60 items.
Box 1 Folder 1
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence and documents regarding OMEP, the World Organisation (sic) for Early Childhood Education; the history of the Convention on the Rights of the Child; and information on home economics education. Also includes a plaque honoring Willis-Glenn's years of service on the Board of Directors at Foulkeways, a retirement community, at Gwynned, PA, 1990.

Physical Description

60 items

John David Glenn, 1959-1972. 50 items.
Box 1 Folder 2
Scope and Contents

Includes information on his work as a physical education teacher and a principal; on his memorial, 1972; on his doctoral thesis on education (left unfinished by his death); and two copies of the Gratzonian, the Simon Gratz High School yearbook, 1964 and 1972 (1964 was during his tenure there; 1974 has a memorial page for him).

Physical Description

50 items

Physical Description

1 boxes

Beverly Glenn-Copeland, 1963-1972. 15 items.
Box 2 Folder 1
Scope and Contents

Mostly includes information regarding Glenn-Copeland's musical career.

Physical Description

15 items

Photographs, n.d. 30 items.
Box 2 Folder 2
Scope and Contents

Includes photographs of Georgie Willis Glenn, Beverly Glenn-Copeland and John David Glenn, as well as a number of snapshots of a 1991 remembrance of John David Glenn.

Physical Description

30 items

Miscellaneous, n.d. 15 items.
Box 2 Folder 3
Physical Description

15 items

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