Bettie Sellers papers

Bettie Sellers papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Sellers, Bettie M.
Title: Bettie Sellers papers
Dates: 1970-2004
Quantity: 11.5 Linear feet (20 boxes)
Coll. Number: ms3263

Biographical/Historical Note

"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.


Arrangement

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.


Index Terms

Books.
Correspondence
Notebooks.
Papers (document genre)
Poetry--Georgia.
Poets--Georgia--Correspondence.
Proofs (printed matter)
Scrapbooks.
Sellers, Bettie M. -- Correspondence
Sellers, Bettie M. -- Photographs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Bettie Sellers papers, ms 3263. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Material

Published materials from this collection have been cataloged individually and are available through the GIL catalog.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Writings, 1972-1985, undated



Poetry Notebooks

BoxItem
111972-1985
11972-1973
21973
21973-1974
31974
31976
41977
41978
51978-1980
51981
61982-1985
7undated
BoxFolder
21undated
2undated
3undated
1undated
2undated
3undated
4undated
5undated
6undated



Poetry

BoxFolder
31A
2B
3C
4D
5E
6F
7G
8H
9I
10J
11K
12L
13M
14N
150
BoxFolder
41P,Q
2R
3S
4T
5U,V
6W-Z
7untitled
1index cards



Poetry Collections

BoxFolder
51Appalachian Carol
2Bitter Berry
3Carousel for Catherine
4Complaint to Betelgeuse
5Journey Proud
6The Minotaur's Meal
7Morning of the Red-tailed Hawk
BoxFolder
61Nor Things to Come
2Out of the Hills of Habersham
3The Search
4Spring Onions and Cornbread
OS Folder
1Spring Onions and Corn Bread [print layout and proof] [oversize]
BoxFolder
65These Battlements are Ours
6Wild Ginger
7Westward from Bald Mountain



Miscellaneous Writings

BoxFolder
71Prose
1Thesis manuscript
2Thesis - Beyond Uncle Remus: A Study of Some of Joel Chandler Harris' Negro Characters
3Liza's Monday and Other Poems
4Satan's Playhouse
5Satan's Playhouse
6Satan's Playhouse
7Satan's Playhouse
8Satan's Playhouse
9Satan's Playhouse
10Satan's Playhouse
11Satan's Playhouse
12Satan's Playhouse
2Satan's Playhouse manuscripts
3Satan's Playhouse correspondence
4Satan's Playhouse cover art
BoxFolder
81Annabel Alderman
2Gunther Kleeman
1A Heart for Any Fate by Sally Russell
3Shatter Me with Dawn by Sally Russell
4Poems by Molly Sellers
5A Part of Myself by Teresa Thomas
6The Poetry of Bettie Sellers by Robin Warren
7Through Georgia Eyes
 

2. Workshops, Conferences, and Classes

Box
91972-1975
Box
101975-1979
Box
111979-1987
Box
121991-2001
Box
132002-2003,undated
Box
14Miscellaneous, undated
 

3. Personal

BoxFolder
151Photographs
2University of Georgia and LaGrange records
3Awards and Achievements
4Interview with Bettie Sellesr by William Walsh
5Miscellaneous
1Calendar 1979
2Calendar 1979-1980
3Calendar 1980
4Calendar 1980-1981
5Calendar 1981-1982
6Calendar 1982-1983
7Calendar 1983
8Calendar 1983-1984
9Calendar 1984
10Calendar 1984-1985
11Calendar 1985
12Calendar 1985-1986
13Calendar 1986-1987
14Calendar 1987
15Calendar 1987-1988
16Calendar 1988-1989
17Calendar 1989-1990
18Calendar 1990
19Calendar 1990-1991
20Calendar 1991
21Calendar 1991-1992
22Calendar 1992-1993
23Calendar 1993-1994
24Calendar 1994
25Calendar 1994-1995
26Calendar 1995
27Calendar 1997
28Calendar 1998
29Calendar 1999
30Calendar 2000
31Calendar 2001
33Calendar 2004
BoxFolder
161Byron Ashley Parker correspondence
2Byron Herbert Reece correspondence
3Sarah Anne Shope correspondence
4Publication correspondence, 1972-1982
5Publication correspondence, 1985-2000
6Book reviews
7Birthday cards and tribute
CartonItem
11Scrapbook - Newspaper articles, 1970-1976
2Scrapbook - Newspaper articles and photographs, 1974-1979
3Scrapbook - Newspaper articles and photographs, 1979
4Scrapbook - Newspaper articles and photographs, 1981
5Scrapbook - Newspaper articles and photographs, 1981
6Scrapbook - Letters and book covers, 1982
7Scrapbook - Letters and newspaper articles, 1982-1983
8Scrapbook - Newspaper articles, 1983
9Scrapbook - Letters and newspaper articles, 1984
10Scrapbook - Newspaper articles and photographs, 1984-1985
Oversize_BoxItem
11Scrapbook - Newspaper articles, 1987-1989
12Scrapbook - Letters, photographs, and programs, 1989-1991
13Posters
14Poetry award
15Collage picture frame
11Poems, newspaper articles, sheet music
 

4. Printed Materials and Videos

BoxFolder
1711971-1979
21980-1987
31990-1991
4undated
5Byron Herbert Reece clippings
6Miscellaneous
Box
18Videos and CD