Sellers, Bettie M.
|Title: ||Bettie Sellers papers|
11.5 Linear feet
|Coll. Number: ||ms3263|
"Bettie Sellers lives and writes poetry in Young Harris, a small college town in the mountains of north Georgia. She is best known for her poems about life in southern Appalachia. Although Sellers was reared in the Piedmont region, near Griffin, her grandmother grew up in north Georgia's Nacoochee Valley. This heritage stimulated Sellers's interest in Appalachia. After earning a B.A. from LaGrange College in 1958 and an M.A. from the University of Georgia in 1966, she accepted a position as professor of English at Young Harris College. After thirty-two years of service to the college, Sellers retired in 1997."
For additional information see, Bettie Sellers (b. 1926), New Georgia Encyclopedia. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-475
Scope and Content Note
This collection of materials from the Georgia poet Bettie Sellers. The writings consist mainly of her poetry, as well as writings by those influenced by Bettie Sellers. Also included are materials from workshops and conferences she taught and attended. These also contain teaching materials which appear to be for younger students. The personal materials consist of photographs, calendars, correspondence about publications, scrapbooks, and awards. The printed materials include journals and magazines that published her writings. There are four videos and one CD.
Arranged in four series: writings; workshops, conferences, and classes; personal; and printed material and videos. Poetry is arranged in alphabetical order by the name of the poem or collection of poetry.
Bettie Sellers papers, ms 3263. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Published materials from this collection have been cataloged individually and are available through the GIL catalog.