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Dominick J. Lepore Papers

 Collection — Box: SC091-LEPO-001
Identifier: SC091-LEPO

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the writings of Dominick J. Lepore dating from the early 1940s to the late 1980s. The bulk of the collection is correspondence written to Lepore. Most pertains to his poetry but there is also correspondence related to his teaching career. Additionally, there are copies of his poetry and other writings, such as essays. This is mostly photocopies of his work, which was published in periodicals but there are some typewritten copies. Finally, the collection holds ephemera including certifcates and teaching materials.


  • circa 1940 - 1989

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Conditions Governing Use

Materials believed to be under copyright or other restrictions are available for limited noncommercial, educational and personal use only, or for fair use as defined by United States copyright law and with proper citation. Please note that the College of the Holy Cross may not hold the rights to all items in this collection. Users assume responsibility for identifying all copyright holders and for determining whether permission is needed to make any use of the content. For permission under rights held by the College, please contact

Biographical Note

Dominick J. Lepore was born on July 1, 1911 and graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in 1933. After graduation, he moved to Washington, D.C. and worked for various government agencies including the Works Progress Administration, General Accounting Office and the Internal Revenue Service. In the 1950s, he joined the IRS office in Hartford, Connecticut but left in 1955 to joing the Enfield, Connecticut school system as a teacher. He taught for 20 year and during his tenure, he served as chairman of the Englis Department for 10 years. He retired in 1975 and moved to Boston.

Lepore was a poet and published two books Wihtin His Walls and The Praise and the Praised in his lifetime. He won several awards for his poetry, which was widely publsiehd in literary journals. Many of his poems were religious in nature and in 1981, he was awarded Second Prize in the 13th International Contest of Religious Poetry. He died on August 13, 1992.


.46 Cubic Feet (1 document box)

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Acquisition Note

The source of acquisition is unknown.

Related Materials

Copies of Within his Walls (PS3523 E65w) and The Praise and the Praised (PS3523 .E65p 1955) may be found in the Archives Books Collections

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Repository Details

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