Guide to the Anne George Papers, RG 030

Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: June 2003

Date Span:

4.25 cubic feet

Number of Boxes:
3 RC Boxes, 2 Letter Doc Boxes & 1 box 8 x 12 inches.

Historical or Biographical Sketch:
Anne Bell George was born in Montgomery, Alabama on December 4, 1929 and raised in nearby Lowndes County. Ms. Bell attended Judson College where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Spanish in 1949. For 23 years she taught English to both junior high and high school students in Birmingham and Jefferson County. In 1971, she received a Master of Arts degree in Education from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. After retiring from teaching she founded the Druid Press in 1982. In 1984, she became associated with the Artist in Education Program and later became writer-in-residence for the Alabama State Council on the Arts. During the early 1990's, she attended the University of Alabama in an effort to attain her doctorate in English and Education. Before her death on March 14, 2001, Ms. George published over a dozen books and close to one hundred poems.

Scope and Content:
The majority of the items contained in this accession are original and working papers created by Anne George, consisting of handwritten and typed drafts, notes, annotations, and some printer's proofs. Many are early versions of poems and prose works, both complete and incomplete. There is considerable correspondence, much of a personal nature, and some relates to awards, contests, and publication of her works. It also contains correspondence with book companies, literary agents, individuals and organizations, along with some draft poetry, and personal materials. Much of the correspondence is from readers who have enjoyed reading the author's books. Also contains draft copies, page proofs, and manuscript copies of George's books Murder Gets a Life, Murder Shoots the Bull, and This One and Magic Life.

Item list:
Accession No.: 96-73

Accession No.: 98-038
Accession No.: 99-132

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