Mary Ann Coleman papers

Mary Ann Coleman papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Coleman, Mary Ann
Title: Mary Ann Coleman papers
Dates: 1938-2003
Quantity: 13.6 Linear feet 34 document boxes
Coll. Number: ms3196

Biographical/Historical Note

Mary Ann (Braunlin) Coleman was born in Marion, Indiana. When she was eight, illness caused her to stay at home for a year, where she was tutored. During this time, she read and wrote poems. In the fourth grade, she started a writing club in a playhouse in her backyard where she, her sister, and a friend each chose a person from Louisa May Alcott's Little Women and wrote their own stories about that character.

After attending Indiana University for three years majoring in Education and minoring in Sociology, she transferred to Auburn University in Alabama, where she earned a BS in Elementary Education. Her first position was as a first grade teacher in Pompano, Florida. The next few years were spent in welfare work and teaching.

She married Oliver M. Coleman, Jr. who later became an associate professor at UGA. They had two sons, Jeffery Boyer and Christopher Braunlin. While they lived in Decatur, Georgia, Mary Ann studied poetry at Emory University. When their sons were in elementary school, she began to teach poetry workshops in the schools. She also taught poetry for many years at The Georgia Center for Continuing Education and The Conference for Children's Literature.

Mary Ann's poems have appeared in English Journal, MS magazine, National Forum, Kansas Quarterly, Commonweal, Chattahoochee Review, The Georgia Review, Negative Capability, The Georgia Journal, Pembroke Magazine, Poets On:, Cats, Cricket, and numerous other magazines.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of journals, correspondence, photographs, poetry, prose, office files, publications, A/V, and artifacts dated from 1938 to 2003. The bulk of the collection is Mrs. Coleman's poetry worksheets, publications and office files related to her career as a poet, writer, and teacher. Also included are items from her personal life such as journals, and correspondence from family and friends.


Index Terms

Auburn University. -- Alumni and alumnae
Coleman, Mary Ann -- Correspondence
Coleman, Mary Ann -- Diaries
Coleman, Mary Ann -- Photographs
Poetry.
Poets, American--Georgia.
Women poets, American.
Women teachers--Alabama.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Mary Ann Coleman papers, ms3196, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Personal

BoxFolder
11Journal
2Revised two year journal printout
3Illuminations, 1981-1987
4Journal
5Journal, 1987-1995
6Dream Journal, 1999-2002
7Journal
8Journal, 2000
BoxFolder
21Journal, 1997
2Journal, 1993-2002
3Journal, 1991-1999
4Journal, 1979
5Dream Journal, 1981-1984
BoxFolder
31Correspondence - Family, 1985-2001
2Correspondence, 1978-1991
3Correspondence - Friends, 1995-2002
4Correspondence, 1986
5Correspondence - Save the Children Sponsorship, 1987
BoxFolder
41(Oliver) "Coleman Personal" (File)
2 The Stone Idol by Oliver Coleman
3Oliver Coleman
4Oliver's Witticisms
5Oliver Coleman artwork
6Jeff Coleman writings
BoxFolder
51Photographs
BoxFolder
61Address Book
2Address Book
BoxItem
71Time Capsule: For Athens, Georgia "Celebrate 2000"
2Framed butterfly display
2Framed Photograph - Wild Horses Cumberland Computer-manipulated Photograph
 

2. Professional



2.1 Poetry

BoxFolder
81Worksheets
2Worksheets
3Worksheets
4Worksheets
5Worksheets
6Children's poems to work
7Poems not on manuscripts (that probably, hopefully never will be)
8Other version - Sean poem - Hidden Rooms
9Dreams of...Galley Sheets
10Laser poems/Unpublished
11Laser poems/Published
BoxFolder
91"Strange/Amazing Creatures"
2Worksheets
3"Burning"-Worksheets
4Old Writing
5Poems to save
6"Lives of Furniture"
7Coastal Arts Reading
8Poems not in books
9Worksheets
109/11/01
11"Bridges at Bradner V"
12Worksheets
13Uncompleted poems
14A Whitman/Worksheets
15Worksheets
16"Leanings"
17"Cockroach Sky"
18Prayers for Y People Worksheets
19"Secret of the 7"
20"Secret Passageway"
21Robert Kennedy Poem
22"Changes, Exits: R. F. Kennedy" (A bound copy placed with the Kennedy Library)
23"River Walk" - Worksheets, etc.
24Unpublished poems
25Worksheets
26Incomplete and children's poems
BoxFolder
101"Insomnia"
2Various Revisions: Make folders on
3"Overlappings"
4Worksheets
5"Lengths I Go To"
6Incomplete: Old Poems
7Worksheets
8Worksheets
9Poems: Young People
10Extra copies: Children's poems
11Poems not in manuscript....and some to forget
12June 1-1973 Poems (sent out)
13Worksheets
14Worksheets
15Worksheets
16Worksheets
17Worksheets
BoxFolder
111Worksheets
2Worksheets
3Worksheets
4Old Poems, First Drafts, Etc.
5"Beloved"
6"Beloved"
7"Pages from History"
8Worksheets
9"Dreams"
10 Disappearances (Xeroxed)
11 Recognizing the Angel
12 Recognizing the Angel
BoxFolder
121Worksheets
2 Recognizing the Angel
3 Fugue in Earth Tones
4 Fugue in Earth Tones
5 What We Put Away
6 Blood Angel
7 Charging the Landscape
8Worksheets
9Worksheets
10 Photographs, Lives
11 Photographs, Lives
12 Photographs, Lives
BoxFolder
131 Photographs, Lives
2 Photographs, Lives
3 Photographs, Lives
4 Photographs, Lives
5 Photographs, Lives
6 Photographs, Lives
7"In all this Dark: Discoveries and Dreams"
8Work sheets
9"Secret of the 7 Woods Mice"
10"Secret of the 7"
11Worksheets
12"Rain Toward Morning"
13"After Death"
14"Father and Rilke"
15"Tread Water"
16"On the Beach: A Presence"
17"Sculptured Girl: Tablepiece"
18"The Song, The Singer"
19"Paper Landscape"
20"Signs"
21"Ghosts"
22Light Poems-Including Crow-To Send
BoxFolder
141Work sheets
2First Drafts, etc.
3Completed Poems-Worked 4 th and 5 th Month of 1986
4Work sheets
5 Desire and Other Evidence of Life: Extra copies
6 Desire and Other Evidence of Life
7 Desire and Other Evidence of Life
8 Desire and Other Evidence of Life
9 Desire and Other Evidence of Life
10 Desire and Other Evidence of Life
11 Desire and Other Evidence of Life
12Sunblaze, Moonblaze
13 Journeys: Sunblaze, Moonblaze
BoxFolder
151Work sheets
2Sunblaze, Moonblaze
3Sunblaze, Moonblaze
4 Journeys: Sunblaze, Moonblaze
5 Journeys: Sunblaze, Moonblaze
6 King of All Tents and Skyscrapers
7 King of All Tents and Skyscrapers
8 Prayers from Nature
9 Prayers from Nature
10 Prayers from Nature
11 God of All Tents and Skyscrapers
12 God of All Tents and Skyscrapers
13 Majesty of All Tents and Skyscrapers
14 Cages, Shelters
15 Cages, Shelters
BoxFolder
161Monsters
2"Monsters Have Problems Too"
3"Monsters Have Problems Too"
4"Have You Ever Seen a Monster Cry..."
5Flyer: Fishing, Broadside
6"Fishing in Sequins"
7"Escapes, Homecomings"
8Poems for Adults
9"Pages from History"
10Work sheets
11Work sheets
12"Beginnings with Harriet"/"Secret Passageway"
13Poems
14Poetry Manuscripts and MA Vitas Only (floppy disks)
15"Ancient Houses"
16"Ancient Houses"
17"Ancient Houses"
18"Echos, Whispers"
19Work sheets
20Meditations, Prayers
Item
1"Ancient Houses: Cumberland Island" Framed Poem



2.2 Prose

BoxFolder
171"Loki Papers"
2"Loki Papers"
3"Loki Papers"
4"Seanosaurus"
5"Seanosaurus"
6"Seanosaurus"
7"Seanosaurus"
8Company of Magicians
9Company of Magicians
10"In the Company of Magicians"
11"The Blue Planet"
12"The Blue Planet"
13"The Blue Planet"
14"The Blue Planet"
15"The Welcome Lady of Athens"
16"A Barbie Adventure"
BoxFolder
181"The Windshield Wiper's Song"
2"The Windshield Wiper's Song"
3"The Windshield Wiper's Song"
4"Moon Magic"
5Children's Stories
6"Dear Girls and Boys"
7Writings
8"Savannah Conversations"
9"A Christmas Sighting"
10Worksheets: "Christmas Sighting"/"Savannah Conversations"/"The Dead Sea: Hindsight"
11"Jeff's Hats"
12"Jeff's Hats"
13Child Stories
14"Vegetable Saga"
15Writings
16"The Lives of Furniture"
17"Martha/Mary"



2.3 Teaching

BoxFolder
191Notecards
2Critique-Reece
3Fabian Worsham
4Notes
5Teaching (Part 1)
6Teaching (Part 2)
7Nan's Workshop: Hambidge
8Talk to Tony's Class at UGA
9Meditations of Poems-Quiet Day
10Notes
11Notes
12Notes
13Notes
14Georgia Museum and Nature notes
BoxFolder
201Worksheets and Van's Teaching
2Transparencies-RTA , etc.
3Transparencies
4Children's Poems-Teaching
5Lecture-Poetry: The Healing it Often Brings
6Lectures
7Examples, High School and Adult (Bad and Successful Poems)
8Articles/Talks on Poetry
9Similes for Young Children-1 st-3 rd
10Creative Process
11Haiku
12Verbs
13Ideas for Children's Work
14Ideas
15Ideas
16Ideas and Markets
17Ideas, Poems
BoxFolder
211Poems for Children
2Teaching Children
3On Writing
4College English Association Information, 1988
5Society of Children's Book Writers
6Notes
7Notes
8Grant Expenses
9Business Cards



2.4 Biographical

BoxFolder
221Resumes
2Biographical Information
3Biographical Information
4Biographical Information



2.5 Reviews

BoxFolder
231Reviews
2Reviews
3Reviews
4Reviews
5Reviews
6Reviews



2.6 Correspondence

BoxFolder
241Melchoir
2 Georgia Review
3Letters to and from editors
4Letters from editors
5Letters
6Letters
7Larry Rubin
8Larry Rubin
9Sara Baker
10Episcopal Church Center



: 2.7 Journals

BoxFolder
251-10Journals
BoxFolder
261-6Journals



: 2.8 Publications

BoxFolder
271Albert Whitman and Company catalogs
2Night Owl Press
3 Disappearances
4 Pembroke Magazine 19
5 Poets On
6 Leaves of Life
7 Christian Science Monitor, 1996 March-1997 January
8 The Georgia Review - Winter, 1962-1963
9 The Georgia Review - Winter, 1963
BoxFolder
281 The Georgia Review - Spring, 1965
2 The Georgia Review, 1965, 1967
3 The Georgia Review - Winter, 1968
4 Negative Capability
5 Negative Capability
6 Early Childhood Curriculum
BoxFolder
291 Cotton Boll Atlanta Review
2 Poem
3 Kansas Quarterly - Fall, 1973
4 Kansas Quarterly - Winter, 1977
5 Like a Summer Peach
6 The Diamond Anthology
7 The Chattahoochee Review
8 Lullwater Review, 1990-1991
BoxFolder
301 Lullwater Review - Spring/Summer, 1995
2 Lullwater Review - Fall/Winter, 1995
3 Mississippi: Poetry Journal, 1970
4 Pandora Literary Magazine - Fall, 1982
5 The Hiram Poetry Review, 1971
6 4 Elements: A Poetry Review, 1976
7 Southern Poetry, 1971, 1973
8 The Dekalb Literary Arts Journal, 1969
9 The Reach of Song
10 Sun Dog
11 North of Wakula
BoxFolder
311 The Panhandler - Fall, 1984
2 The Literary Review - Winter, 1977
3 Gold Dust
4 Amelia
5 The Educational Forum, 1971 May
6 Croton Review
7 International Quarterly
8 Georgia Poets' Anthology
BoxFolder
321 Ms. Magazine, 1992 March-April
2 Cats Magazine, 1986 July
3 National Forum, 1980, 1983, 1989
4 Commonweal, 1986 January
5 Calliope, 1971-1972
6 Athens Magazine, 1992 October
7 English Journal, 1990 December
8 This Issue: The Magazine Book for Stories, 1970
9 Cricket, 1990 September
10 Cricket, 1998 February
11 Highlights for Children, 2003 February
BoxFolder
331 Spider, 1997 July
2 Georgia Journal, 1986-1991
3 Endangered Wildlife
4 Milkweed Chronicle - Spring/Summer, 1986



2.9 Audiovisual

BoxItem
341Microcassette recorder
2Microcassette tape: Talk to children; Poem testing
3Microcassette tape
4Microcassette tape: Peter
5Microcassette tape: Athens Academy 12 th grade presentation and talk
6Microcassette tape: DW Monsters
7Microcassette tape: Carol Lee Lorenzo
8Microcassette tape: Child talk
9Microcassette tape
10Microcassette tape: Al Thornton, Merrill Lynch; Poem about bumperstickers
11Microcassette tape: Poems
12Microcassette tape: Airport reading, child
13Microcassette tape: Prep for Halloween talk; Academy-Sherry Gibney-follow up on dealing with monsters-problem solving, 1985 October 21
14Microcassette tape: Reading poems and thinking, talking about them
15Microcassette tape: Earthscape: Reflections
16Microcassette tape: Talk to Academy