Harriette Austin papers

Harriette Austin papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Harriette Austin papers
Creator: Austin, Harriette
Inclusive Dates: 1917-2016
Language(s): English
Extent: 4.5 Linear Feet 4 boxes
Collection Number: UA18-007
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

Harriette Austin was a writer who, starting in 1974 and running through 2009, taught popular Creative Writing classes to Athenians at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. The Harriette Austin Writers Conference was founded in 1994 by one of her students, UGA professor Charles Conner, in her honor. This nationally recognized society brought agents and publishers to aspiring writers. In 2003, the Georgia's Writers' Association presented their Lifetime Achievement Award to her for "helping aspiring writers." Ms. Austin passed away in 2016 at the age of 96.

Scope and Content

The Harriette Austin papers consists of three series: Creative Writing (1970s-2008), Personal Materials (1979-2016) and Photographs (1917-2007). The Creative Writing series consists of Harriette Austin's writings and manuscripts generated over the years by her Creative Writing students. The Personal Materials series includes her Vita, Obituary, correspondence and other materials. The third series holds photographs which date from 1917 through 2007. They mostly feature photographs of her Creative Writing students.

Organization and Arrangement

Organized in three series: 1. Creative Writing; 2. Personal Materials; 3. Photographs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Harriette Austin papers, UA18-007, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Related Collections in this Repository

Related audiovisual materials from this collection are housed in the Walter J. Brown Media Archive: http://purl.libs.uga.edu/brown/har-ua18-007/bmac-coll

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Creative Writing

11"Nobody wear hats nomore" by Harriette Austin (manuscript), No date
12"Blue hair" by Harriette Austin (manuscript), No date
13"The birds of Auschwitz" by Harriette Austin (poem), 2011
14Religious oriented writings by Harriett Austin (?), 1983-1986
15Various writings by Harriette Austin, No date
16"Morpheus rising: a synopsis" by Anderson, 2001
17Writing exercises (includes student biographies), No date
18Various writings , 1970s-1980s
19"Flake" by Segura (manuscript), 2000
110"Flake" by Segura (manuscript with handwritten notations), 2000
111"Bill MacNab's wish" by Wilson (manuscript), No date
112"Man's dead friend" by Vaughn (manuscript), No date
113Bracken's World "Panic" by Hailey (first draft of script), 1969 June 13
114Bracken's World "Panic" by Hailey (final shooting script), 1969 July 2
115"The Honeymoon or a family fairy tale" by Wilson (manuscript), No date
116"Synopsis: the Devil rides a white horse" by Crossley , No date
117"Hartsfield to O'Hare and on" by Antenen (poem), No date
118"Forever" by Green (script), 2001 December
119"Second coming" (manuscript), No date
120"The myth of Gun Control" by Eaves (manuscript), No date
121"The President" by Glen P. (manuscript), No date
122"I want to-But/Fears" by Eubank (poem), No date
123"Rock and Roll Hoochie Coo" by Segura (manuscript), No date
124"If I made lamps" by Segura (includes manuscript evaluations), 2002
125"If I made lamps" by Segura (manuscript), 2002
126Various short manuscripts, 1994
127"World view" by Henneberger (manuscript), No date
128-29"Morpheus Rising" by Betty Anderson, No date
130"Satan's Temple" by Arnett Wayne
21"To play God" by Sanders (manuscript), No date
22"Return of the Prodigal" by Smith (manuscript), No date
23Student autobiographies (possible backgrounds for encouraging notes), 1981, 1984, 2007
24Creative Writing classes/workshops (student rosters), 1983-2009
25Creative Writing/Murder and Mayhem for Money (class rosters), 1996-2001
26Murder and Mayhem for Money (class rosters), 2000
27Evaluations for Creative Writing Workshop, 2002 Fall
28Various essays/poems, 1979
29English Department class evaluation questionnaire, 1979 Fall
210English classes (course materials), 1970s
211Harriette Austin Writers Conference (programs), 1995-2004
212Newclippings/articles about Harriett Austin and her Creative Writing classes, 1984-2008
213-14Notepads, No date
31Notepads, No date

2. Personal Materials

32"Exercises for timing", No date
33"Exercises for loudness", No date
34"Exercises for quality", No date
35-6Correspondence, 1979-1995
37The Paradigm Worksheet, 2000
38The Marquis Who's Who Publication Board certificate for Harriett Austin, 1984-1985
39Chinese Literature Syllabus, 1984 Fall
310Georgia Writer-Georgia Author of the Year Awards (program and tickets), 2003 June 7
311Regent's Test graders, 1980
312Regent's Testing Program-essay scoring, 1979 Fall
313Miscellaneous materials, 1981, 2003
314Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, 1987 Summer
315Harriette Austin's Vita, 1982
316Harriette Austin-Death Notices, 2016
321Theatrical mask, No date
11Scrapbook created for Harriette Austin's 90th birthday, 2009

3. Photographs

317Photographs, 1917-1918
318Photograph, 1960s
319-20Photographs, 2001, 2007

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