Mary Ann Coleman papers

Mary Ann Coleman papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
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, AV, 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.


Arrangement

The papers are organized into two series: I. Personal and II. Professional. Series I. Personal materials is further divided into six sub-series: 1.1 Journals, 1.2 Correspondence, 1.3 Family, 1.4 Photographs, 1.5 Address Books, 1.6 Artifacts. Series II. Professional materials is divided into nine sub-series: 2.1. Poetry, 2.2 Prose, 2.3 Teaching, 2.4 Biographical Information, 2.5 Reviews, 2.6 Correspondence, 2.7 Journals, 2.8 Publications, and 2.9 Audiovisual materials.


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. MS 3196. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series 1.: Personal materials



Subseries 1.1: Journals

BoxFolder
11N.d.
2Revised two year journal printout
3Illuminations, 1981-1987
4N.d.
51987-1995
6Dream Journal, 1999-2002
7N.d.
82000
BoxFolder
211997
21993-2002
31991-1999
41979
5Dreams, 1981-1984



Subseries 1.2: Correspondence

BoxFolder
31Family Letters, 1985-2001
21978-1991
3Friends's Letters, 1995-2002
41986
5Save the Children Sponsorship, 1987



Subseries 1.3: Family

BoxFolder
41(Oliver) "Coleman Personal" (File)
2 The Stone Idol by Oliver Coleman
3Oliver Coleman
4Oliver's Witticisms
5Oliver Coleman artwork
6Jeff Coleman writings



Subseries 1.4: Photographs

BoxFolder
51Photographs



Subseries 1.5: Address Books

BoxFolder
61Address Book
2Address Book



Subseries 1.6: Artifacts

BoxItem
71Time Capsule: For Athens, Georgia "Celebrate 2000"
2Framed butterfly display
 

Series II.: Professional materials



Subseries 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



Subseries 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"



Subseries 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



Subseries 2.4: Biographical Information

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



Subseries 2.5: Reviews

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



Subseries 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



Subseries 2.7: Journals

BoxFolder
251Journal, n.d
2Journal, n.d
3Journal, n.d
4Journal, n.d
5Journal, n.d
6Journal, n.d
7Journal, n.d
8Journal, n.d
9Journal, n.d
10Journal, n.d
BoxFolder
261Journal, n.d
2Journal, n.d
3Journal, n.d
4Journal, n.d
5Journal, n.d
6Journal, n.d



Subseries 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, March 1996 January 1997
8 The Georgia Review, Winter 1962 1963
9 The Georgia Review, Winter 1963
BoxFolder
281 The Georgia Review, Spring 1965
2 The Georgia Review, Spring 1965 Summer 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, Winter 1990 Spring 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, May 1971
6 Croton Review
7 International Quarterly
8 Georgia Poets' Anthology
BoxFolder
321 Ms. Magazine, March/April 1992
2 Cats Magazine, July 1986
3 National Forum, Fall 1980 Winter 1983 Spring 1989
4 Commonweal, January 1986
5 Calliope, Summer 1971 Fall 1971 Spring 1972
6 Athens Magazine, October 1992
7 English Journal, December 1990
8 This Issue: The Magazine Book for Stories, 1970
9 Cricket, September 1990
10 Cricket, February 1998
11 Highlights for Children, February 2003
BoxFolder
331 Spider, July 1997
2 Georgia Journal, April/May 1986 December/January 1986-87 Fall 1989 Fall 1991
3 Endangered Wildlife
4 Milkweed Chronicle, Spring/Summer 1986



Subseries 2.9: Audiovisual materials

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, October 21, 1985
14Microcassette tape: Reading poems and thinking, talking about them
15Microcassette tape: Earthscape: Reflections
16Microcassette tape: Talk to Academy