Marel Brown papers

Marel Brown papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Brown, Marel, 1899-
Title: Marel Brown papers
Dates: 1900-1991
Quantity: 20.0 Linear feet 34 document boxes, 3 half boxes, 1 card file box, 1 oversized box
Coll. Number: ms2542

Biographical/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 Note

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


Index Terms

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

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

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


Related Material

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


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Biographical Information

BoxFolder
11Biographical Information
2Personal and Family Matters
3School Items
4Programs Attended
5Church Activities
6Notes
7Clippings, 1940-1959
8Clippings, 1960-1979
9Clippings, 1980-1991
10Clippings: Warren Memorial Boys' Club
11Clippings: Celestine Sibley Columns
12Clippings: Family
13Clippings: Ladies Burns Club
14Clippings: National League of American Pen Women
15Clippings: Woman's Club
16Clippings
BoxFolder
21Appointment Calendars
2Bible
3Scrapbooks
4Wedding Book
 

2. Correspondence

BoxFolder
311900-1929
21930-1939
31940-1949
41950-1959
51960-1968
61969
71970
Box
41971-1979 August
11971-1972
21973-1974
31975-1976
41977
51978
61979 January-August
BoxFolder
511979 September-December
21980 January-February
31980 March-June
41980 July-August
51980 September-October
61980 November-December
BoxFolder
611981 January-June
21981 July-November
31981 December
41982 January-March
51982 April-June
BoxFolder
711982 July-September
21982 October-December
31983 January-March
41983 April-June
51983 July-September
61983 October-December
BoxFolder
811984 January-March
21984 April-June
31984 July-September
41984 October-November
51984 December
61985 January-March
71985 April-July
BoxFolder
911985 August-October
21985 November-December
31986 January-March
41986 April-September
51986 October
61986 November
71986 December
BoxFolder
1011987 January-March
21987 April-July
31987 August-October
41987 November-December
51988 January-March
61988 April-June
71988 July-September
81988 October-December
BoxFolder
1111989 January-March
21989 April-July
31989 August-November
41989 December
51990 January-March
61990 April-July
71990 August-November
BoxFolder
1211990 December
21991 January-February
31991 March-September
4Invitations, 1933-1979
5Invitations, 1980-1983
6Invitations, 1984-1987
7Invitations, 1988-1991
BoxFolder
131Undated Letters
2Undated Letters
3Undated Get Well Cards
4Undated Christmas Cards
5Undated Cards
6Empty Envelopes
 

3. Writings



3.1 Poems and Articles

BoxFolder
141A
2B
3C
4D
5E
6F
7G
8H
BoxFolder
151I, J, K
2"If You Write a Poem"
3L
4M
5N
6O
BoxFolder
161P, Q
2R
3Sa-Sn
4So-Sw
5Ta-The
6Thi-Thr
7Ti-To
8Tr-Tw
BoxFolder
171U, V
2Wa-We
3Wh
4Wi-Wr
5X, Y, Z
6Untitled, Multititled
7Laramore Poetry Course
8Ladies Burns Club
9Meditations



3.2 Book Manuscripts

BoxFolder
181"At Last the Rain"
2"Creek Between" pp. 1-150
3"Creek Between" pp. 151-339
4"Creek Between" pp. 1-52, Outline
5"Cross Roads"
6"Fence Corners" (re)
7"Full Dare"
8"Guided by the Star"
9"July Noon"
10"The Land Was Here"
11"The Legacy of Georgia Poets"
BoxFolder
191"The Little House With Wide Doors"
2"The Little House With Wide Doors"
3"The Little Road"
4"Pebbles and Grass"
5"Poets of DeKalb County"-Notes
6"Presenting Georgia Poets"-Book, Typed Copy, 1979
7"Presenting Georgia Poets"-Corrections
8"Presenting Georgia Poets"-Research, Notes
9"Presenting Georgia Poets"-Original Notes, 1964
BoxFolder
201"Seasonal Punctuation"
2"The Shape of a Song"-Unbound Copy
3"Sharings"
4"Springs After War"
5"Suppose I Hadn't"-Outline
6"Things I Like"
7"Three Bare Branches"
8"Three Wise Women of the East"-Printed Copy, Play, Japanese Version
9"Up a Sturdy Ladder"
10"You Never Know"-Typed Copies
11"You Never Know"-Typed Copy, Notes



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

BoxFolder
211Door Calendars
2Notebooks, 1987-1990
3Notebooks, 1990-1991
4Radio Script, Plays
5Reviews, Criticisms
6Lists-Published Material, Prizes
7Lists-Contest Poems, 1954-1986



3.4 Index and Tapes

Box
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

BoxFolder
231NLAPW Convention, Washington, D.C., 1976
2NLAPW Convention, Sacramento, 1978
3NLAPW Convention, Washington, D.C., 1980
4NLAPW Convention, Atlanta, 1982
5NLAPW Mid-Ad Congress, Grenada, Mississippi, 1983
6NLAPW Convention, Washington, D.C., 1984
7NLAPW Mid-Ad Congress, San Francisco, 1985
8NLAPW Convention, Boston, 1986
9NLAPW Mid-Ad Congress, Salt Lake City (Did Not Attend), 1987
10NLAPW Convention, Washington, D.C. (Did Not Attend), 1988
11NLAPW-Atlanta Branch
12NLAPW-General Papers



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

BoxFolder
241Membership Rosters, 1964-1974
2 Pen Woman
3 Pen-Graphs



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

BoxFolder
251Atlanta Writers Club
2Atlanta Writers Club Newsletters- Quill
3Village Writers Group
4Ladies Burns Club
5Laramore Rader Poetry Group
6Dixie Council of Authors and Journalists, 1964-1982
7Dixie Council of Authors and Journalists, 1983-1990



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

BoxFolder
261Poetry Society of America-Membership, Programs
2Poetry Society of America-Bulletins, Newsletters
3Georgia State Poetry Society-Papers
4Georgia State Poetry Society-Newsletters
5Poetry Society of Georgia, 1968-1976
6Poetry Society of Georgia, 1977-1990



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

BoxFolder
271World Congress of Poets, 1969, 1981
2World Congress of Poets, 1985
3IBC-London, 1977
4IBC-Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1979
5IBC-Amsterdam, 1980
6IBC-Beverly Hills, 1981
7IBC-Cambridge, England, 1982
8IBC-New York, 1983
BoxFolder
281IBC-Vancouver, 1984
2IBC-Budapest, 1985
3IBC-New Orleans, 1986
4IBC-Madrid (Did Not Attend), 1987
5Other Organizations
 

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

BoxFolder
291Southern Writers Conference, 1957
2Writers' Conference-Baptist Sunday School Board, 1959
3Blue Ridge Christian Writers' Conference, 1982
4Georgia Library/Media Department Conference, 1983
5Blue Ridge Christian Writers' Conference, 1983
6Fannin County High School Workshop, 1983
7Workshops, Conferences, 1984
8Church Activities
9Class-Writing For Fun, 1988-1989
10Woman's Club
11Woman's Club-Poetry Day
12Workshop Notebooks
13Workshop Notes
14Other Conferences, Workshops
 

6. Travel

BoxFolder
301Scotland, 1977
2New England, Quebec, 1977
3Scandanavia (See also box 38), 1980
4London, Egypt, Israel, 1981
BoxFolder
311London, Scotland, 1982
2Europe, 1984
3Other Travel
 

7. Business

BoxFolder
321Account Book, 1938-1943
2Brown Estate
3Donations
4Membership Dues
5Receipts, Business Items
6Warren Memorial Boys' Club-Board of Directors
7Warren Memorial Boys' Club-Meeting Minutes
8Warren Memorial Boys' Club-Alex B. Brown Library (See also box 38)
9Warren Memorial Boys' Club-Poetry Programs
10Warren Memorial Boys' Club-Notes, Printed Material
BoxFolder
331Contracts, Copyrights
2Payments
3Payments, Royalties
4Prize Money
 

8. Alex B. Brown Materials

BoxFolder
341Biographical and Personal Items
2Business Items
3Correspondence, 1912-1949
4Correspondence, 1950-1975
5School Items
6Retirement
7Death, Memorials, 1975 December 13
8Letters Concerning Alex Brown's Death
 

9. Photographs

BoxFolder
351Marel Brown
2Marel Brown-Family and Friends
3Alex B. Brown
4Alex B. Brown-Family and Friends
5Alex B. Brown-Peaslee Gaulbert Company
6Labelled Photographs
7Unidentified Photographs
Box
36Photograph Albums (6)-Marel Brown
Photograph Album (1)-Alex B. Brown
Negatives
 

10. Other Authors and Miscellaneous

BoxFolder
371Writings
2Music, Art
3Scrapbook- Gone With the Wind 50th Anniversary
4Books
 

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

OS BoxFolder
381Awards, Certificates
2Travel-Denmark, 1980
3Business-Warren Memorial Boys' Club, Alex B. Brown Library
1-2Award Plaques (2)