Geographic Connection to Pennsylvania: Palmerton, Carbon County
The playwright and training-materials author Charlotte Kraft was born in Palmerton in 1922.
Charlotte Kraft was born in Palmerton, Pennsylvania. She received her BA from the University of Michigan and worked as a reporter and editor for newspapers. She had a successful career as a high school English teacher and writer of plays and books. She died in 1985.
Charlotte Kraft was born in Palmerton, Pennsylvania on July 8, 1922. Her parents were Charles B. Conover, an engineer, and Ruth Fitch Conover, a music teacher. In 1944, she married Reynold R. Kraft, with whom she had four children. The couple divorced in 1969.
Kraft attended Colby Junior College and received her AA in 1941. She then went on to earn her BA from the University of Michigan in 1943. Just out of college, Kraft worked as the editor of the weekly employee newspaper at Consolidated Vultee Aircraft in Allentown, Pennsylvania, then as a reporter at the Charleston Evening Post in Charleston, South Carolina.
Between 1969 and 1975, Kraft was a High School English Teacher in Morristown, New Jersey. In 1975, she worked as an editor, writing consultant, and staff assistant at the Human Resources Institute in Morristown, New Jersey, which she held until her death in 1985.
Kraft belonged to the Author’s League of America and to the Dramatist’s Guild. She wrote many plays and several books.
Kraft died in January of 1985 in Groton, Massachusetts.
Beat the System: A Way to Create More Human Environments. (with Robert F. Allen) New York: McGraw-Hill, 1980.
A Cultural Approach to Organization Development. (with Allen) Morristown, NJ: Human Resources Institute Press, 1980.
Organizational Unconscious: How to Create the Corporate Culture You Want and Need. (with Allen) Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1982.
“Snooks Goes to Colby” (revue). First produced in New London, New Hampshire, at Colby Junior College, 1941.
“Geneva Crossroads” (one-act). First produced in Morristown, New Jersey, at Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 1968.
“Trappings” (three-act). First produced in Morristown at Wit’s End Theatre Experience, 1975.
“Red Riding Hood and the Nuclear Power Wolf” (one-act). First produced in New York City at Tompkin’s Square Park, 1980.
Charlotte Kraft. The Gale Literary Database: Contemporary AuthorsOnline. 3 July 2001. 4 Mar. 2001. <http://www.galenet.com>.