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Marel Brown papers

Marel Brown papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Marel Brown papers
Creator: Brown, Alex Booth
Creator: Brown, Marel
Inclusive Dates: 1968-1983
Language: English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet 2 document boxes, 1 half box
Collection Number: ms2346
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Margaret Snow "Marel" Brown (1899-) was a writer of inspirational poetry, short stories, juvenile stories and several magazine articles. She was born in Carroll County, Georgia and she used "Marel Brown" as her pen name. She married her husband, Alexander Booth Brown in 1919. Among the books she has written are Lily May and Dan, 1946; The Greshams of Greenway, 1950 and a book of three juvenile stories called The Cherry Children published in 1957, as well as four books containing poetry and essays, most noted are Fence Corners, 1952, and The Shape of a Song, 1968, which contained writings from other writers as well. Ms. Brown received numerous awards for her writings including The Dixie Council's Poet of the Year Award, The Atlanta Writers' Club Writer of the Year Award and many more.

Scope and Content

This collection contains many of Marel Brown's manuscripts for poetry, fiction and magazine articles. Along with these published works is a considerable amount of correspondence to publishers. The collection also contains correspondence that Brown received in connection with the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW), a group with which she was extremely involved, as well as personal correspondnce with family and friends.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Marel Brown papers, ms2346, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 September 11.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Atlanta Writers' Club
Bramblett, Agnes Cochran
Brown, Marel -- Correspondence
Correspondence.
Georgia Writers' Project
MacLeish, Archibald
Marshall, Catherine
Mitchell, Margaret
Moody, Minnie Hite
National League of American Pen Women
Parker, Dorothy
Pen Women
Poetry Society of Georgia
Reece, Byron Herbert
Sibley, Celestine
Strong, Katherine
Women authors, American -- Georgia.
Women authors, American -- Societies, etc.
Women poets, American -- Georgia.
Writings (document genre)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Biographical - Who's Who Listings
 
12Clippings - Marel Brown and National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW)
 
13Newsletters from NLAPW with articles about Marel Brown
 
14Correspondence and Printed Materials
 
15Personal Correspondence
 
16Personal Correspondence
 
17Personal Correspondence
 
18Published Library List including Marel Brown
 
19Christmas Cards with Correspondence from Special People, 1982
 
110Christmas and Birthday Cards with Correspondence, 1983
 
boxfolder
21Clippings and Programs
 
22Business Correspondence, Speeches and Newsletters
 
23Business Correspondence - NLAPW
 
24Business Correspondence - NLAPW
 
25Business Correspondence - NLAPW
 
boxfolder
31Writings
 
32Three Barns Later with notes
 
33Published Materials
 
34Published Articles and Poems
 
35Published Articles and Poems
 
36Published Articles, Poems and Stories
 
37Published Articles
 
38Log of Published Works