Kathleen F. Leary

Kathleen F. Leary, also known as Kit, was born into a family of journalists and writers who traveled the world and wrote about it, but loved returning to the old home town. She learned early on about history in her native Wisconsin when her father stopped the car at every historical marker along the way. She has degrees in History, Library Science, and Media Technology, and has worked in Wisconsin, Algeria, Ohio and Oregon in educational institutions, historical societies, and public libraries. She is a former archivist of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and has been living in Ashland since 1985.

Author's Entries

  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival

    The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF), under the leadership of Angus L. Bowmer (1904-1979), had its beginnings as a two-play festival in Ashland on July 2, 1935, with performances of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and The Merchant of Venice. Since then, the festival—a membership organization incorporated in 1937 as the …

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