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Lonnie Coleman papers

Lonnie Coleman papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Lonnie Coleman papers
Creator: Coleman, Lonnie, 1920-1982
Inclusive Dates: 1948-1979
Language(s): English
Extent: 4 Linear Feet 8 document boxes
Collection Number: ms2019
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

William Laurence (Lonnie) Coleman (1920-1982) was an American novelist and playwright, born in Bartow, Georgia, well known for writing the bestselling Beulah Land trilogy.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of business and personal correspondence, notebooks, and manuscripts of short stories, plays, and novels written by Coleman. The notebooks contain diary entries which reveal the author's feelings about events affecting his life and notes on his works in progress.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lonnie Coleman papers, ms2019, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

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.
Authors -- Correspondence.
Authors, American -- Georgia.
Manuscripts (documents)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing



11Business Correspondence with James Brown, 1975-1979
12Business Correspondence with James Brown, 1975-1979
13Business Correspondence-Doubleday- Mike Ossias, 1976-1978
14Business Correspondence-Doubleday-other, 1974-1978
15Business Correspondence with Murray Pollinger, 1974-1977
16Personal Correspondene A-Bq
17Personal Correspondence Br-Bz
18Personal Correspondence C-M
19Personal Correspondence N-R
110Personal Correspondence S-Z

Notebooks and notes

21-7Notebooks, 1948-1959
31-6Notebooks, 1960-1974
42Notebook and Notes


43Brother Mars - play
44The Carnival Woman - short story
45Chill of Morning, Chill of Evening - short story
46A Choice of Weapons - play
47Dark Song on a Harp - short story
48Friend of the Family - play for television
49Frugal is the Chariot - short story
410Hot Spell - in Spanish
411Jolly's Progress - play
51---l Cat Hattie and Kingdom Come - burlesque melodrama in three acts
52-6The Making Mark - novel
57The Merry Wives of Massachusetts - musical comedy
58Nail's Creek - novel
59A Party for Strangers - short story
510The Perfumes of Arabia - short story
511A Place for Polly - play
513The Red Slayer - short story
514Roomates - script
61-4Savannah Man - novel
65-6Savannah Man - Rough Draft
67A Sketch of Murders - short story
68The Smile on the Face of the Tiger - play about murder
69Oh, Susannah - musical book
71A Warm Body - play
72The Way to Fiddler's Green - short story
73-5The Wings of an Angel - novel
76The Woman Who Pays - musical comedy
77Wreath Without Laurel - play

Galley proofs

81Beulah Land-Galley Proofs