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Marel Brown papers

Marel Brown papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Marel Brown papers
Creator: Brown, Marel, 1899-
Inclusive Dates: 1900-1991
Language: English
Extent: 20 Linear Feet 34 document boxes, 3 half boxes, 1 card file box, 1 oversized box
Collection Number: ms2542
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Margaret Elizabeth Snow "Marel" Brown (1899-1991) was a writer of inspirational poetry, short stories, three juvenile stories and several magazine articles as well as four books containing poetry and essays. 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.

Scope and Content

This collection contains biographical information, correspondence, writings, book manuscripts, notebooks, club and society publications, teaching, and business materials, photographs, and awards.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Marel Brown papers, ms2542, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2010 March 22.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

American literature.
Atlanta Writers' Club
Brown, Alex Booth
Pen Women
Poetry Society of Georgia
Women authors, American -- Georgia.
Women poets, American -- Georgia.

Related Collections in this Repository

Other collections relating to this are Marel Brown papers, ms272 and ms2346.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Biographical Information

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11Biographical Information
12Personal and Family Matters
13School Items
14Programs Attended
15Church Activities
16Notes
17Clippings, 1940-1959
18Clippings, 1960-1979
19Clippings, 1980-1991
110Clippings: Warren Memorial Boys' Club
111Clippings: Celestine Sibley Columns
112Clippings: Family
113Clippings: Ladies Burns Club
114Clippings: National League of American Pen Women
115Clippings: Woman's Club
116Clippings
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21Appointment Calendars
22Bible
23Scrapbooks
24Wedding Book
 

2. Correspondence

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311900-1929
321930-1939
331940-1949
341950-1959
351960-1968
361969
371970
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41971-1979 August
411971-1972
421973-1974
431975-1976
441977
451978
461979 January-August
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511979 September-December
521980 January-February
531980 March-June
541980 July-August
551980 September-October
561980 November-December
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611981 January-June
621981 July-November
631981 December
641982 January-March
651982 April-June
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711982 July-September
721982 October-December
731983 January-March
741983 April-June
751983 July-September
761983 October-December
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811984 January-March
821984 April-June
831984 July-September
841984 October-November
851984 December
861985 January-March
871985 April-July
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911985 August-October
921985 November-December
931986 January-March
941986 April-September
951986 October
961986 November
971986 December
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1011987 January-March
1021987 April-July
1031987 August-October
1041987 November-December
1051988 January-March
1061988 April-June
1071988 July-September
1081988 October-December
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1111989 January-March
1121989 April-July
1131989 August-November
1141989 December
1151990 January-March
1161990 April-July
1171990 August-November
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1211990 December
1221991 January-February
1231991 March-September
124Invitations, 1933-1979
125Invitations, 1980-1983
126Invitations, 1984-1987
127Invitations, 1988-1991
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131Undated Letters
132Undated Letters
133Undated Get Well Cards
134Undated Christmas Cards
135Undated Cards
136Empty Envelopes
 

3. Writings



3.1 Poems and Articles

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141A
142B
143C
144D
145E
146F
147G
148H
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151I, J, K
152"If You Write a Poem"
153L
154M
155N
156O
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161P, Q
162R
163Sa-Sn
164So-Sw
165Ta-The
166Thi-Thr
167Ti-To
168Tr-Tw
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171U, V
172Wa-We
173Wh
174Wi-Wr
175X, Y, Z
176Untitled, Multititled
177Laramore Poetry Course
178Ladies Burns Club
179Meditations



3.2 Book Manuscripts

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181"At Last the Rain"
182"Creek Between" pp. 1-150
183"Creek Between" pp. 151-339
184"Creek Between" pp. 1-52, Outline
185"Cross Roads"
186"Fence Corners" (re)
187"Full Dare"
188"Guided by the Star"
189"July Noon"
1810"The Land Was Here"
1811"The Legacy of Georgia Poets"
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191"The Little House With Wide Doors"
192"The Little House With Wide Doors"
193"The Little Road"
194"Pebbles and Grass"
195"Poets of DeKalb County"-Notes
196"Presenting Georgia Poets"-Book, Typed Copy, 1979
197"Presenting Georgia Poets"-Corrections
198"Presenting Georgia Poets"-Research, Notes
199"Presenting Georgia Poets"-Original Notes, 1964
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201"Seasonal Punctuation"
202"The Shape of a Song"-Unbound Copy
203"Sharings"
204"Springs After War"
205"Suppose I Hadn't"-Outline
206"Things I Like"
207"Three Bare Branches"
208"Three Wise Women of the East"-Printed Copy, Play, Japanese Version
209"Up a Sturdy Ladder"
2010"You Never Know"-Typed Copies
2011"You Never Know"-Typed Copy, Notes



3.3 Writings-Calendars, Notebooks, Radio Script, Plays Reviews Lists

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211Door Calendars
212Notebooks, 1987-1990
213Notebooks, 1990-1991
214Radio Script, Plays
215Reviews, Criticisms
216Lists-Published Material, Prizes
217Lists-Contest Poems, 1954-1986



3.4 Index and Tapes

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22Index Cards-Published and Unpublished Writings
22Cassette Tapes-Tennessee Workshop, 1980
22Cassette Tapes-Poetry Day, 1985
22Cassette Tapes-IBC Evening of Poetry, 1980 1984
22Cassette Tapes-"Process Your Poetry in a Blender"
 

4. Literary Organizations



4.1 National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) Conventions, Atlanta Branch, General Papers, 1976-1988

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231NLAPW Convention, Washington, D.C., 1976
232NLAPW Convention, Sacramento, 1978
233NLAPW Convention, Washington, D.C., 1980
234NLAPW Convention, Atlanta, 1982
235NLAPW Mid-Ad Congress, Grenada, Mississippi, 1983
236NLAPW Convention, Washington, D.C., 1984
237NLAPW Mid-Ad Congress, San Francisco, 1985
238NLAPW Convention, Boston, 1986
239NLAPW Mid-Ad Congress, Salt Lake City (Did Not Attend), 1987
2310NLAPW Convention, Washington, D.C. (Did Not Attend), 1988
2311NLAPW-Atlanta Branch
2312NLAPW-General Papers



4.2 National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) Membership Rosters, Pen Woman, Pen-Graphs

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241Membership Rosters, 1964-1974
242 Pen Woman
243 Pen-Graphs



4.3 Atlanta Writers Club, Village Writers, Ladies Burns Club, Laramore Poetry Group, Dixie Council

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251Atlanta Writers Club
252Atlanta Writers Club Newsletters-Quill
253Village Writers Group
254Ladies Burns Club
255Laramore Rader Poetry Group
256Dixie Council of Authors and Journalists, 1964-1982
257Dixie Council of Authors and Journalists, 1983-1990



4.4 Poetry Society of America, Georgia State Poetry Society, Poetry Society of Georgia

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261Poetry Society of America-Membership, Programs
262Poetry Society of America-Bulletins, Newsletters
263Georgia State Poetry Society-Papers
264Georgia State Poetry Society-Newsletters
265Poetry Society of Georgia, 1968-1976
266Poetry Society of Georgia, 1977-1990



4.5 World Congress of Poets International Biographical Centre (IBC) and other organizations, 1977-1987

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271World Congress of Poets, 1969, 1981
272World Congress of Poets, 1985
273IBC-London, 1977
274IBC-Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1979
275IBC-Amsterdam, 1980
276IBC-Beverly Hills, 1981
277IBC-Cambridge, England, 1982
278IBC-New York, 1983
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281IBC-Vancouver, 1984
282IBC-Budapest, 1985
283IBC-New Orleans, 1986
284IBC-Madrid (Did Not Attend), 1987
285Other Organizations
 

5. Literary Activities-Conferences, Workshops, Church Activities, Woman's Club

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291Southern Writers Conference, 1957
292Writers' Conference-Baptist Sunday School Board, 1959
293Blue Ridge Christian Writers' Conference, 1982
294Georgia Library/Media Department Conference, 1983
295Blue Ridge Christian Writers' Conference, 1983
296Fannin County High School Workshop, 1983
297Workshops, Conferences, 1984
298Church Activities
299Class-Writing For Fun, 1988-1989
2910Woman's Club
2911Woman's Club-Poetry Day
2912Workshop Notebooks
2913Workshop Notes
2914Other Conferences, Workshops
 

6. Travel

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301Scotland, 1977
302New England, Quebec, 1977
303Scandanavia (See also box 38), 1980
304London, Egypt, Israel, 1981
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311London, Scotland, 1982
312Europe, 1984
313Other Travel
 

7. Business

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321Account Book, 1938-1943
322Brown Estate
323Donations
324Membership Dues
325Receipts, Business Items
326Warren Memorial Boys' Club-Board of Directors
327Warren Memorial Boys' Club-Meeting Minutes
328Warren Memorial Boys' Club-Alex B. Brown Library (See also box 38)
329Warren Memorial Boys' Club-Poetry Programs
3210Warren Memorial Boys' Club-Notes, Printed Material
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331Contracts, Copyrights
332Payments
333Payments, Royalties
334Prize Money
 

8. Alex B. Brown Materials

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341Biographical and Personal Items
342Business Items
343Correspondence, 1912-1949
344Correspondence, 1950-1975
345School Items
346Retirement
347Death, Memorials, 1975 December 13
348Letters Concerning Alex Brown's Death
 

9. Photographs

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351Marel Brown
352Marel Brown-Family and Friends
353Alex B. Brown
354Alex B. Brown-Family and Friends
355Alex B. Brown-Peaslee Gaulbert Company
356Labelled Photographs
357Unidentified Photographs
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36Photograph Albums (6)-Marel Brown
36Photograph Album (1)-Alex B. Brown
36Negatives
 

10. Other Authors and Miscellaneous

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371Writings
372Music, Art
373Scrapbook-Gone With the Wind 50th Anniversary
374Books
 

11. Awards and Certificates, Travel, Business-Warren Memorial Boys' Club

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381Awards, Certificates
382Travel-Denmark, 1980
383Business-Warren Memorial Boys' Club, Alex B. Brown Library
381-2Award Plaques (2)