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Marel Brown papers

Marel Brown papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Marel Brown papers
Creator: Brown, Marel
Creator: Brown, Alex Booth
Inclusive Dates: 1919-1991
Bulk Dates: 1931-1968
Language: English
Extent: 36 Linear Feet (35 document boxes, 3 oversized boxes, 1 oversize folder A)
Collection Number: ms272
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Marel Brown was born in Carroll County, Georgia in December of 1899. She is a writer of inspirational poetry, short stories, three juvenile stories and several magazine articles. 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.

Marel Brown has 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. She has also had mention in many Who's Who publications about authors and women.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers of Marel Brown from 1919-1991. Includes correspondence, manuscripts and typescripts of stories, clippings, yearbooks, printed material, biographical information, awards and certificates, and photographs. Materials pertain to Brown's literary works and her involvement with the Atlanta Writer's Club, Georgia Writer's Association, Pen Women, Poetry Society of Georgia, and other organizations. Notable correspondents of Brown include Agnes Cochran Bramblett, Minnie Hite Moody, Margaret Mitchell Marsh, Archibald McLeish, Catherine Marshall, Dorothy Parker, Katherine H. Strong, Byron Herbert Reece, and Celestine Sibley. The collection also contains material relating to Brown's husband Alex Booth Brown and works by other authors.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Marel Brown papers, ms272.TEMP, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 July 6.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

American literature.
Atlanta (Ga.)
Atlanta Writers' Club
Bramblett, Agnes Cochran
Georgia Writer's Association
MacLeish, Archibald
Manuscripts (documents)
Marshall, Catherine
Mitchell, Margaret
Moody, Minnie Hite
Parker, Dorothy
Pen Women
Poetry Society of Georgia
Poetry.
Reece, Byron Herbert
Sibley, Celestine
Strong, Katherine
Women -- Georgia -- Societies and clubs.
Women authors, American -- Georgia.
Women poets, American -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Biographical Material

box
11. Biographical Material
 

2. Correspondence

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21930-1942
box
31943-1949
box
41950-1955
box
51956-1962
box
61963-1969
box
71970-1972
box
81973-1975
box
91976-1977
box
101978-1979
box
11Miscellaneous Greeting Cards, Picture Postcards
box
12Christmas Cards
box
13Christmas Cards
box
14Announcements, Invitations, Undated Correspondence, 1969-1979
 

3. Major Publications

box
15 The Shape of a Song
Proof, Typescript, Correspondence
box
16 Three Wise Women of the East
Publication, Typescript, Correspondence
box
17 The Cherry Children, Fence Corners, Greshams of Greenway, Hearth-Fire, Lilly May and Dan, Red Hills
Correspondence, Miscellaneous
 

4. Writings

box
18Notebooks
box
19Manuscripts
box
20Miscellaneous
 

5. Tear Sheets

box
21 Christian Index
box
22 Christian Index
box
23Published Articles
box
24Miscellaneous
 

6. Literary Organizations

box
25National League of American Pen Women Correspondence, Newspaper Clippings
box
26National League of American Pen Women Programs, Reports, etc.
26"Pen Woman" 1949, 1960, 1961
box
27National League of American Pen Women
27"Pen Woman" 1963-1967
27By-laws, Rosters
box
28National League of American Pen Women Atlanta Branch-Pen-Graphs, Yearbooks, Miscellaneous
box
29National League of American Pen Women Material
box
30National League of American Pen Women Material
box
31Poetry Society of America Membership List, "The Poetry Society of America"
box
32Georgia Writers Association
32Laramore Rader Poetry Group
32Opti-Mrs. Club
box
33Atlanta Writers Club
box
34Scribblers' Club
34The Emerald Light Sunday School Class
34"Versecraft" 1939, 1941, 1942
 

7. Scrapbooks

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35General
oversized_box
36 Red Hills, Fence Corners, Three Wise Women of the East
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37Hearth-Fire, The Shape of a Song, General
 

8. Miscellaneous

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38Other Authors
38Photographs
38Alex B. Brown
38Marie Rose Letters
38Literary Activities
 

9. Oversize photographs

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1AT. E. L. Class Executive Board portrait
1AAnniversary Luncheon (2 photographs), 1930-1932