Lonnie Coleman papers

Lonnie Coleman papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Coleman, Lonnie, 1920-1982
Title: Lonnie Coleman papers
Dates: 1948-1979
Quantity: 4.0 Linear feet 8 document boxes
Coll. Number: ms2019

Biographical/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 Note

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.

Index Terms

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

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.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing



11Business Correspondence with James Brown, 1975-1979
2Business Correspondence with James Brown, 1975-1979
3Business Correspondence-Doubleday- Mike Ossias, 1976-1978
4Business Correspondence-Doubleday-other, 1974-1978
5Business Correspondence with Murray Pollinger, 1974-1977
6Personal Correspondene A-Bq
7Personal Correspondence Br-Bz
8Personal Correspondence C-M
9Personal Correspondence N-R
10Personal Correspondence S-Z

Notebooks and notes

21-7Notebooks, 1948-1959
31-6Notebooks, 1960-1974
2Notebook and Notes


43 Brother Mars - play
4 The Carnival Woman - short story
5 Chill of Morning, Chill of Evening - short story
6 A Choice of Weapons - play
7 Dark Song on a Harp - short story
8 Friend of the Family - play for television
9Frugal is the Chariot - short story
10 Hot Spell - in Spanish
11 Jolly's Progress - play
51 ---l Cat Hattie and Kingdom Come - burlesque melodrama in three acts
2-6 The Making Mark - novel
7 The Merry Wives of Massachusetts - musical comedy
8 Nail's Creek - novel
9 A Party for Strangers - short story
10 The Perfumes of Arabia - short story
11 A Place for Polly - play
13 The Red Slayer - short story
14 Roomates - script
61-4 Savannah Man - novel
5-6 Savannah Man - Rough Draft
7 A Sketch of Murders - short story
8 The Smile on the Face of the Tiger - play about murder
9 Oh, Susannah - musical book
71 A Warm Body - play
2 The Way to Fiddler's Green - short story
3-5 The Wings of an Angel - novel
6 The Woman Who Pays - musical comedy
7 Wreath Without Laurel - play

Galley proofs

81Beulah Land-Galley Proofs