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Glenn-Copeland Family papers

Identifier: HC.MC-1247

Scope and Contents

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.


  • Creation: 1940-1993


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical / Historical

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.


1 linear ft. (2 boxes)

Language of Materials



A small collection of the papers of educators Georgie Willis Glenn (d. 1993); John David Glenn (d. 1972), her husband; and Beverly Glenn-Copeland (1944-), their child and a singer-songwriter.

Processing Information

Processed by Jon Sweitzer-Lamme.

Glenn-Copeland Family papers, 1940-1993
Jon Sweitzer-Lamme
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