Marel Brown papers

Marel Brown papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Brown, Alex Booth
Creator: Brown, Marel, 1899-
Title: Marel Brown papers
Dates: 1968-1983
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feet 2 document boxes, 1 half box
Coll. Number: ms2346

Biographical/Historical Note

Margaret Snow “Marel” Brown (1899-) was a writer of inspirational poetry, short stories, juvenile stories and several magazine articles. She was born in Carroll County, Georgia and she used "Marel Brown" as her pen name. She married her husband, Alexander Booth Brown in 1919. Among the books she has written are Lily May and Dan, 1946; The Greshams of Greenway, 1950 and a book of three juvenile stories called The Cherry Children published in 1957, as well as four books containing poetry and essays, most noted are Fence Corners, 1952, and The Shape of a Song, 1968, which contained writings from other writers as well. 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 and many more.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains many of Marel Brown's manuscripts for poetry, fiction and magazine articles. Along with these published works is a considerable amount of correspondence to publishers. The collection also contains correspondence that Brown received in connection with the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW), a group with which she was extremely involved, as well as personal correspondnce with family and friends.

Index Terms

Atlanta Writers' Club.
Bramblett, Agnes Cochran
Brown, Marel, 1899- -- Correspondence
Georgia Writers' Project.
MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982
Marshall, Catherine, 1914-1983
Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949
Moody, Minnie Hite, 1900-
National League of American Pen Women.
Parker, Dorothy, 1893-1967
Pen Women.
Poetry Society of Georgia.
Reece, Byron Herbert, 1917-1958
Sibley, Celestine
Strong, Katherine
Women authors, American--Georgia.
Women authors, American--Societies, etc.
Women poets, American--Georgia.
Writings (document genre)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Marel Brown papers, ms2346, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Biographical - Who's Who Listings
2Clippings - Marel Brown and National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW)
3Newsletters from NLAPW with articles about Marel Brown
4Correspondence and Printed Materials
5Personal Correspondence
6Personal Correspondence
7Personal Correspondence
8Published Library List including Marel Brown
9Christmas Cards with Correspondence from Special People, 1982
10Christmas and Birthday Cards with Correspondence, 1983
21Clippings and Programs
2Business Correspondence, Speeches and Newsletters
3Business Correspondence - NLAPW
4Business Correspondence - NLAPW
5Business Correspondence - NLAPW
2 Three Barns Later with notes
3Published Materials
4Published Articles and Poems
5Published Articles and Poems
6Published Articles, Poems and Stories
7Published Articles
8Log of Published Works