Establishment of a new Ralph Walde Emerson Fellowship in Poetry, and the appointment of Robert Frost, noted poet, as first incumbent, were announced today by the University.
Mr. Frost will be in residence at Harvard under the fellowship for two years beginning next September. The purpose of the fellowship is to enable distinguished poets to come to Harvard for one or two years, to meet informally with students interested in poetry, and perhaps to give formal courses.
Funds for the new fellowship were raised by a committee composed of Howard Mumford Jones, professor of English; Robert S. Hillyer, Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory; Archibald MacLeish, poet and journalist, Curator of the Nieman Collection of Contemporary Journalism; David M. Little, Secretary to the University, and Master of Adams House; and David McCord, poet, Executive Secretary of the Harvard Fund Council.