|Creator:||Brown, Alex Booth|
|Creator:||Brown, Marel, 1899-|
|Title:||Marel Brown papers|
|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.|
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.
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Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Marel Brown papers. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.