Marel Brown papers

Marel Brown papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Brown, Alex Booth
Creator: Brown, Marel, 1899-
Title: Marel Brown papers
Dates: Bulk, 1931-1968
Dates: 1919-1991
Quantity: 36.0 Linear feet (35 document boxes, 3 oversized boxes, 1 oversize folder A)
Abstract:The collection consists of papers of Marel Brown from 1919-1991. Includes correspondence, manuscripts and typescripts of stories, clippings, yearbooks, printed material, biographical information, awards and certificates, and photographs. Materials pertain to Brown's literary works and her involvement with the Atlanta Writer's Club, Georgia Writer's Association, Pen Women, Poetry Society of Georgia, and other organizations. Notable correspondents of Brown include Agnes Cochran Bramblett, Minnie Hite Moody, Margaret Mitchell Marsh, Archibald McLeish, Catherine Marshall, Dorothy Parker, Katherine H. Strong, Byron Herbert Reece, and Celestine Sibley. The collection also contains material relating to Brown's husband Alex Booth Brown and works by other authors.
Coll. Number: ms272.TEMP

Biographical/Historical Note

Marel Brown was born in Carroll County, Georgia in December of 1899. She is a writer of inspirational poetry, short stories, three juvenile stories and several magazine articles. 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.

In addition to those writings, she has had published a fiction story titled Three Wise Women of the East as well as four books containing poetry and essays. Of the four poetry and essay books, most noted are Fence Corners, 1952 and The Shape of a Song, 1968 which contains writings from other writers as well.

Marel Brown has 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. She has also had mention in many Who's Who publications about authors and women.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

American literature--20th century
Atlanta (Ga.)
Atlanta Writers' Club.
Bramblett, Agnes Cochran
Georgia Writer's Association.
MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982
Manuscripts (document genre)
Marshall, Catherine, 1914-1983
Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949
Moody, Minnie Hite, 1900-
Parker, Dorothy, 1893-1967
Pen Women.
Photographs.
Poems.
Poetry Society of Georgia.
Reece, Byron Herbert, 1917-1958
Sibley, Celestine
Strong, Katherine
Women authors, American--Georgia.
Women poets, American--Georgia.
Women--Georgia--Societies and clubs.

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

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


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series 1: Biographical Material

Box
1Series 1 Biographical Material
 

Series 2: Correspondence

Box
21930-1942
Box
31943-1949
Box
41950-1955
Box
51956-1962
Box
61963-1969
Box
71970-1972
Box
81973-1975
Box
91976-1977
Box
101978-1979
Box
11Miscellaneous Greeting Cards, Picture Postcards
Box
12Christmas Cards
Box
13Christmas Cards
Box
14Announcements, Invitations, Undated Correspondence, 1969-1979
 

Series 3: Major Publications

Box
15 The Shape of a Song
Proof, Typescript, Correspondence
Box
16 Three Wise Women of the East
Publication, Typescript, Correspondence
Box
17 The Cherry Children, Fence Corners, Greshams of Greenway, Hearth-Fire, Lilly May and Dan, Red Hills
Correspondence, Miscellaneous
 

Series 4: Writings

Box
18Notebooks
Box
19Manuscripts
Box
20Miscellaneous
 

Series 5: Tear Sheets

Box
21 Christian Index
Box
22 Christian Index
Box
23Published Articles
Box
24Miscellaneous
 

Series 6: Literary Organizations

Box
25National League of American Pen Women Correspondence, Newspaper Clippings
Box
26National League of American Pen Women Programs, Reports, etc.
"Pen Woman" 1949, 1960, 1961
Box
27National League of American Pen Women
"Pen Woman" 1963-1967
By-laws, Rosters
Box
28National League of American Pen Women Atlanta Branch-Pen-Graphs, Yearbooks, Miscellaneous
Box
29National League of American Pen Women Material
Box
30National League of American Pen Women Material
Box
31Poetry Society of America Membership List, "The Poetry Society of America"
Box
32Georgia Writers Association
Laramore Rader Poetry Group
Opti-Mrs. Club
Box
33Atlanta Writers Club
Box
34Scribblers' Club
The Emerald Light Sunday School Class
"Versecraft" 1939, 1941, 1942
 

Series 7: Scrapbooks

OS Box
35General
OS Box
36 Red Hills, Fence Corners, Three Wise Women of the East
OS Box
37 Hearth-Fire, The Shape of a Song, General
 

Series 8: Miscellaneous

Box
38Other Authors
Photographs
Alex B. Brown
Marie Rose Letters
Literary Activities
 

Oversize photographs

OS Folder
1AT. E. L. Class Executive Board portrait
Anniversary Luncheon (2 photographs), 1930-1932