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Mary Ann Coleman papers

Mary Ann Coleman papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Mary Ann Coleman papers
Creator: Coleman, Mary Ann
Inclusive Dates: 1938-2003
Language: English
Extent: 13.6 Linear Feet 34 document boxes
Collection Number: ms3196
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Mary Ann (Braunlin) Coleman was born in Marion, Indiana. When she was eight, illness caused her to stay at home for a year, where she was tutored. During this time, she read and wrote poems. In the fourth grade, she started a writing club in a playhouse in her backyard where she, her sister, and a friend each chose a person from Louisa May Alcott's Little Women and wrote their own stories about that character.

After attending Indiana University for three years majoring in Education and minoring in Sociology, she transferred to Auburn University in Alabama, where she earned a BS in Elementary Education. Her first position was as a first grade teacher in Pompano, Florida. The next few years were spent in welfare work and teaching.

She married Oliver M. Coleman, Jr. who later became an associate professor at UGA. They had two sons, Jeffery Boyer and Christopher Braunlin. While they lived in Decatur, Georgia, Mary Ann studied poetry at Emory University. When their sons were in elementary school, she began to teach poetry workshops in the schools. She also taught poetry for many years at The Georgia Center for Continuing Education and The Conference for Children's Literature.

Mary Ann's poems have appeared in English Journal, MS magazine, National Forum, Kansas Quarterly, Commonweal, Chattahoochee Review, The Georgia Review, Negative Capability, The Georgia Journal, Pembroke Magazine, Poets On:, Cats, Cricket, and numerous other magazines.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of journals, correspondence, photographs, poetry, prose, office files, publications, A/V, and artifacts dated from 1938 to 2003. The bulk of the collection is Mrs. Coleman's poetry worksheets, publications and office files related to her career as a poet, writer, and teacher. Also included are items from her personal life such as journals, and correspondence from family and friends.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mary Ann Coleman papers, ms3196, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 April 4.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Auburn University -- Alumni and alumnae
Coleman, Mary Ann -- Correspondence
Coleman, Mary Ann -- Diaries
Coleman, Mary Ann -- Photographs
Poetry.
Poets, American -- Georgia.
Women poets, American.
Women teachers -- Alabama.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Personal

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11Journal
12Revised two year journal printout
13Illuminations, 1981-1987
14Journal
15Journal, 1987-1995
16Dream Journal, 1999-2002
17Journal
18Journal, 2000
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21Journal, 1997
22Journal, 1993-2002
23Journal, 1991-1999
24Journal, 1979
25Dream Journal, 1981-1984
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31Correspondence - Family, 1985-2001
32Correspondence, 1978-1991
33Correspondence - Friends, 1995-2002
34Correspondence, 1986
35Correspondence - Save the Children Sponsorship, 1987
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41(Oliver) "Coleman Personal" (File)
42The Stone Idol by Oliver Coleman
43Oliver Coleman
44Oliver's Witticisms
45Oliver Coleman artwork
46Jeff Coleman writings
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51Photographs
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61Address Book
62Address Book
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71Time Capsule: For Athens, Georgia "Celebrate 2000"
72Framed butterfly display
2Framed Photograph - Wild Horses Cumberland Computer-manipulated Photograph
 

2. Professional



2.1 Poetry

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81Worksheets
82Worksheets
83Worksheets
84Worksheets
85Worksheets
86Children's poems to work
87Poems not on manuscripts (that probably, hopefully never will be)
88Other version - Sean poem - Hidden Rooms
89Dreams of...Galley Sheets
810Laser poems/Unpublished
811Laser poems/Published
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91"Strange/Amazing Creatures"
92Worksheets
93"Burning"-Worksheets
94Old Writing
95Poems to save
96"Lives of Furniture"
97Coastal Arts Reading
98Poems not in books
99Worksheets
9109/11/01
911"Bridges at Bradner V"
912Worksheets
913Uncompleted poems
914A Whitman/Worksheets
915Worksheets
916"Leanings"
917"Cockroach Sky"
918Prayers for Y People Worksheets
919"Secret of the 7"
920"Secret Passageway"
921Robert Kennedy Poem
922"Changes, Exits: R. F. Kennedy"
923"River Walk" - Worksheets, etc.
924Unpublished poems
925Worksheets
926Incomplete and children's poems
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101"Insomnia"
102Various Revisions: Make folders on
103"Overlappings"
104Worksheets
105"Lengths I Go To"
106Incomplete: Old Poems
107Worksheets
108Worksheets
109Poems: Young People
1010Extra copies: Children's poems
1011Poems not in manuscript....and some to forget
1012June 1-1973 Poems (sent out)
1013Worksheets
1014Worksheets
1015Worksheets
1016Worksheets
1017Worksheets
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111Worksheets
112Worksheets
113Worksheets
114Old Poems, First Drafts, Etc.
115"Beloved"
116"Beloved"
117"Pages from History"
118Worksheets
119"Dreams"
1110 Disappearances
1111 Recognizing the Angel
1112 Recognizing the Angel
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121Worksheets
122 Recognizing the Angel
123 Fugue in Earth Tones
124 Fugue in Earth Tones
125 What We Put Away
126 Blood Angel
127 Charging the Landscape
128Worksheets
129Worksheets
1210 Photographs, Lives
1211 Photographs, Lives
1212 Photographs, Lives
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131 Photographs, Lives
132 Photographs, Lives
133 Photographs, Lives
134 Photographs, Lives
135 Photographs, Lives
136 Photographs, Lives
137"In all this Dark: Discoveries and Dreams"
138Work sheets
139"Secret of the 7 Woods Mice"
1310"Secret of the 7"
1311Worksheets
1312"Rain Toward Morning"
1313"After Death"
1314"Father and Rilke"
1315"Tread Water"
1316"On the Beach: A Presence"
1317"Sculptured Girl: Tablepiece"
1318"The Song, The Singer"
1319"Paper Landscape"
1320"Signs"
1321"Ghosts"
1322Light Poems-Including Crow-To Send
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141Work sheets
142First Drafts, etc.
143Completed Poems-Worked 4th and 5th Month of 1986
144Work sheets
145Desire and Other Evidence of Life: Extra copies
146 Desire and Other Evidence of Life
147 Desire and Other Evidence of Life
148 Desire and Other Evidence of Life
149 Desire and Other Evidence of Life
1410 Desire and Other Evidence of Life
1411 Desire and Other Evidence of Life
1412Sunblaze, Moonblaze
1413 Journeys: Sunblaze, Moonblaze
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151Work sheets
152Sunblaze, Moonblaze
153Sunblaze, Moonblaze
154 Journeys: Sunblaze, Moonblaze
155 Journeys: Sunblaze, Moonblaze
156 King of All Tents and Skyscrapers
157 King of All Tents and Skyscrapers
158 Prayers from Nature
159 Prayers from Nature
1510 Prayers from Nature
1511 God of All Tents and Skyscrapers
1512 God of All Tents and Skyscrapers
1513 Majesty of All Tents and Skyscrapers
1514 Cages, Shelters
1515 Cages, Shelters
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161Monsters
162"Monsters Have Problems Too"
163"Monsters Have Problems Too"
164"Have You Ever Seen a Monster Cry..."
165Flyer: Fishing, Broadside
166"Fishing in Sequins"
167"Escapes, Homecomings"
168Poems for Adults
169"Pages from History"
1610Work sheets
1611Work sheets
1612"Beginnings with Harriet"/"Secret Passageway"
1613Poems
1614Poetry Manuscripts and MA Vitas Only
1615"Ancient Houses"
1616"Ancient Houses"
1617"Ancient Houses"
1618"Echos, Whispers"
1619Work sheets
1620Meditations, Prayers
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1"Ancient Houses: Cumberland Island" Framed Poem



2.2 Prose

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171"Loki Papers"
172"Loki Papers"
173"Loki Papers"
174"Seanosaurus"
175"Seanosaurus"
176"Seanosaurus"
177"Seanosaurus"
178Company of Magicians
179Company of Magicians
1710"In the Company of Magicians"
1711"The Blue Planet"
1712"The Blue Planet"
1713"The Blue Planet"
1714"The Blue Planet"
1715"The Welcome Lady of Athens"
1716"A Barbie Adventure"
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181"The Windshield Wiper's Song"
182"The Windshield Wiper's Song"
183"The Windshield Wiper's Song"
184"Moon Magic"
185Children's Stories
186"Dear Girls and Boys"
187Writings
188"Savannah Conversations"
189"A Christmas Sighting"
1810Worksheets: "Christmas Sighting"/"Savannah Conversations"/"The Dead Sea: Hindsight"
1811"Jeff's Hats"
1812"Jeff's Hats"
1813Child Stories
1814"Vegetable Saga"
1815Writings
1816"The Lives of Furniture"
1817"Martha/Mary"



2.3 Teaching

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191Notecards
192Critique-Reece
193Fabian Worsham
194Notes
195Teaching (Part 1)
196Teaching (Part 2)
197Nan's Workshop: Hambidge
198Talk to Tony's Class at UGA
199Meditations of Poems-Quiet Day
1910Notes
1911Notes
1912Notes
1913Notes
1914Georgia Museum and Nature notes
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201Worksheets and Van's Teaching
202Transparencies-RTA , etc.
203Transparencies
204Children's Poems-Teaching
205Lecture-Poetry: The Healing it Often Brings
206Lectures
207Examples, High School and Adult (Bad and Successful Poems)
208Articles/Talks on Poetry
209Similes for Young Children-1st-3rd
2010Creative Process
2011Haiku
2012Verbs
2013Ideas for Children's Work
2014Ideas
2015Ideas
2016Ideas and Markets
2017Ideas, Poems
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211Poems for Children
212Teaching Children
213On Writing
214College English Association Information, 1988
215Society of Children's Book Writers
216Notes
217Notes
218Grant Expenses
219Business Cards



2.4 Biographical

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221Resumes
222Biographical Information
223Biographical Information
224Biographical Information



2.5 Reviews

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231Reviews
232Reviews
233Reviews
234Reviews
235Reviews
236Reviews



2.6 Correspondence

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241Melchoir
242 Georgia Review
243Letters to and from editors
244Letters from editors
245Letters
246Letters
247Larry Rubin
248Larry Rubin
249Sara Baker
2410Episcopal Church Center



: 2.7 Journals

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251-10Journals
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261-6Journals



: 2.8 Publications

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271Albert Whitman and Company catalogs
272Night Owl Press
273 Disappearances
274 Pembroke Magazine 19
275 Poets On
276 Leaves of Life
277 Christian Science Monitor , 1996 March-1997 January
278The Georgia Review - Winter , 1962-1963
279The Georgia Review - Winter , 1963
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281The Georgia Review - Spring , 1965
282 The Georgia Review , 1965, 1967
283The Georgia Review - Winter , 1968
284 Negative Capability
285 Negative Capability
286 Early Childhood Curriculum
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291 Cotton Boll Atlanta Review
292 Poem
293Kansas Quarterly - Fall , 1973
294Kansas Quarterly - Winter , 1977
295 Like a Summer Peach
296 The Diamond Anthology
297 The Chattahoochee Review
298 Lullwater Review , 1990-1991
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301Lullwater Review - Spring/Summer , 1995
302Lullwater Review - Fall/Winter , 1995
303 Mississippi: Poetry Journal , 1970
304Pandora Literary Magazine - Fall , 1982
305 The Hiram Poetry Review , 1971
306 4 Elements: A Poetry Review , 1976
307 Southern Poetry , 1971, 1973
308 The Dekalb Literary Arts Journal , 1969
309 The Reach of Song
3010 Sun Dog
3011 North of Wakula
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311The Panhandler - Fall , 1984
312The Literary Review - Winter , 1977
313 Gold Dust
314 Amelia
315 The Educational Forum , 1971 May
316 Croton Review
317 International Quarterly
318 Georgia Poets' Anthology
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321 Ms. Magazine , 1992 March-April
322 Cats Magazine , 1986 July
323 National Forum , 1980, 1983, 1989
324 Commonweal , 1986 January
325 Calliope , 1971-1972
326 Athens Magazine , 1992 October
327 English Journal , 1990 December
328 This Issue: The Magazine Book for Stories , 1970
329 Cricket , 1990 September
3210 Cricket , 1998 February
3211 Highlights for Children , 2003 February
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331 Spider , 1997 July
332 Georgia Journal , 1986-1991
333 Endangered Wildlife
334Milkweed Chronicle - Spring/Summer , 1986



2.9 Audiovisual

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341Microcassette recorder
342Microcassette tape: Talk to children; Poem testing
343Microcassette tape
344Microcassette tape: Peter
345Microcassette tape: Athens Academy 12th grade presentation and talk
346Microcassette tape: DW Monsters
347Microcassette tape: Carol Lee Lorenzo
348Microcassette tape: Child talk
349Microcassette tape
3410Microcassette tape: Al Thornton, Merrill Lynch; Poem about bumperstickers
3411Microcassette tape: Poems
3412Microcassette tape: Airport reading, child
3413Microcassette tape: Prep for Halloween talk; Academy-Sherry Gibney-follow up on dealing with monsters-problem solving, 1985 October 21
3414Microcassette tape: Reading poems and thinking, talking about them
3415Microcassette tape: Earthscape: Reflections
3416Microcassette tape: Talk to Academy