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Marguerite Beth Merizon Collection

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Biographical Note

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High School and College Material

Biographical/Autobiographical Material

Personal Notebooks

Personal Notebooks

Correspondence

Poems

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Essays and Other Work

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Marguerite Beth Merizon Collection, 1904-2003 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Collection Overview

Title: Marguerite Beth Merizon Collection, 1904-2003Add to your cart.

ID: COLL/514

Primary Creator: Merizon, Marguerite Beth (1908-2003)

Extent: 4.0 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

Poet, writer, and editor for National Union of Christian Schools, Christian Home and School, and other publications. The collection includes poems, papers, class notes, compositions, diary, correspondence, essays, articles, book draft, newspaper clippings, Armand Merizon sketches, photographs, personal notebooks, and reflections.

Biographical Note

Marguerite Beth Merizon, known and published as Beth Merizon. She went to Calvin College as an undergraduate, and then enrolled at the University of Michigan to pursue graduate work. While at the University of Michigan, she received the Hopwood Award for Poetry. She privately published her first book of poems in 1947, entitled April Trees. Merizon taught for two years and went on to journalism and editing. She became the associate editor and eventually the senior editor at the National Union of Christian Schools (now known as Christian Schools International). She worked on the organization's magazine, Christian Home and School. Merizon also did editorial work on several major textbooks as well as other publications.

In 1973, Merizon retired, but continued to write and edit as a freelancer.  Throughout her career and into her retirement, Merizon has written a great number of essays, poems, and book reviews. Merizon was a faithful member of the Neland Avenue Christian Reformed Church. Marguerite Beth Merizon passed away on February 23, 2003.

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 8 Boxes

Acquisition Source: Amié Merizon


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: High School and College Material],
[Series 2: Biographical/Autobiographical Material],
[Series 3: Personal Notebooks],
[Series 4: Personal Notebooks],
[Series 5: Correspondence],
[Series 6: Poems],
[Series 7: Essays and Other Work],
[Series 8: Essays and Other Work],
[Series 9: Photographs],
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Series 1: High School and College MaterialAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Music notebook (early years) --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: High school tests and papers --- 1925-1926Add to your cart.
Folder 3: The Memoir (Grand Rapids Christian High School) --- 1925Add to your cart.
Folder 4: The Memoir (Grand Rapids Christian High School) --- 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 5: High school graduation program and related material --- 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 6: English composition --- 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Prism (Calvin College) --- 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Prism (Calvin College) --- 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 9: College class notes (psychology) --- 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 10: College class notes (Roman Culture and Practice Teaching) --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Calvin College report cards --- 1931-1935Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Chimes (Calvin College) --- 1933Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Shadows Over Beauty-Trail" (term paper) --- 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "The Fact and Purpose of Miracles" (term paper) --- 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Papers written for English 304 class --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Papers written for English 202 class --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Prism (Calvin College) --- 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Prism (Calvin College) --- 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 7: "Paul Elmer More in the Presence of Books" (term paper) --- 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Michigan State Teaching Certificate --- 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Notes for English 301 course --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Calvin class notes (French, Reformed Doctrine, Philosophy, and Literature) --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Calvin class notes (Physiology, Education, and Victorian Poets) --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Calvin class notes (Principles of Literature and American Literature) --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Calvin College "blue books" --- 1932-1935Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Calvin College diploma --- 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 15: University of Michigan and Aquinas College grade reports --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Oversized OS 16:Add to your cart.
Item 1: Kalamazoo Public School diploma --- 1922Add to your cart.
Item 2: Grand Rapids Christian High School --- 1926Add to your cart.
Series 2: Biographical/Autobiographical MaterialAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Memories of Merizon family life --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Retirement tribute from (editor of) Christian Home and School --- 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Memorial photograph album of Marguerite's life --- 1908-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Obituary --- 2003Add to your cart.
Series 3: Personal NotebooksAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Daily reminder book --- 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Notebooks (diaries) --- 1938, 1941, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Notebooks (diaries) --- 1945, 1958-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Notebooks (diaries) --- 1947, 1953-1954, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Notebook (diary) --- 1966Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Notebooks (diaries) --- 1969, 1971-1972, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Notebooks (diaries) --- 1975, 1979, unknown dateAdd to your cart.
Series 4: Personal NotebooksAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Notebooks (diaries) --- 1975-1980, 1980-1982, 1985-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Notebooks (diaries) --- 1982, 1985, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Notebook (diary) --- 1988Add to your cart.
Series 5: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence --- 1930-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence --- 1940-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence --- 1950-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence --- 1960-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence --- 1970-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence --- 1980-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence --- 1990-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence re: copyrights --- 1939-1941Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence with Armond Merizon (brother) --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Series 6: PoemsAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Book of poems: Along the Way --- 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Incomplete poems --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Christmas poems --- 1982-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Christmas card poems --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Book of poems: The Risk of Birth (some by Merizon) --- 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Collection of poems given to her mother --- May 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Collection of poems under heading April Trees --- 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Poems published in Michigan Natural Resources magazine --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Poem "Cornucopia" published in Torch and Trumpet --- 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Poem "By Your Flight, O Dove" published in Christianity Today --- 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Poems published in The Banner --- 1937, 1967, 1975, 1980, 1981, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Poems published in Christian Home and School magazine --- 1970-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Miscellaneous poems --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Miscellaneous poems --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Magazine Union Life (poem on verso cover) --- 1991Add to your cart.
Series 7: Essays and Other WorkAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Essays: The Lay of the Land; The Puritan Radiance; The Trees Around Us; Out In Back; In the Time of Lilac; and I Saw the Wide and Boundless World --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Essays: The Half-Built House and Cato and the Camel --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Essays: A Shoe Could Be a Ship; The Kermis; Round Loaves and Crusts; and The New England Primer --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Essay in Calvin Forum --- 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Miscellaneous essays --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Articles from Christian Home and School --- 1959-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Article for Michigan Natural Resources --- 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Article for Inland magazine "The Black Walnut Tree" --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Article "The Black Walnut Tree" (publication unknown) --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Series 8: Essays and Other WorkAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Essay "The Puritan Radiance in Edward Taylor" for Calvin Theological Journal --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Short stories: "The Gingersnap," "The Birdhouse," "The Straw Shoes," "The Ogress and The Lamb," and "A Summer Afternoon" --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Syllabi: "Calvinism and Society," "Calvinism and Politics," and "Spread of Calvinism" --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Early draft of book An Island Village --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Writer's Digest Creative Writing Award --- 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Unidentified notebook --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Calvin appointment book with written reflections on weather --- 1977Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Personal reflections, various datesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Book reviews in Christian Home and School magazine --- 1965-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 3: News clippings --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Armand Merizon sketches --- 1930-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Illustration by Armand Merizon for The Pilot Series --- 1952-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 6: News clippings re: Armond Merizon --- 1952-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Minutes of Women's National Book Association --- 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Christian School Pension Trust Fund certificate --- 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Certificate of Gratitude from National Union of Christian Schools --- 1973Add to your cart.
Series 9: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Marguerite Beth Merizon photographs --- 1922-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Elizabeth Merizon photographs --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Jasper Adrian Merizon photographs --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Wedding photographs of Jasper and Josephine (DeYoung) Merizon --- 1904Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Jasper Adrian and Josephine (De Young) Merizon photographs --- 1940sAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Photograph of Jennie Merizon Longstreet (aunt) --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Photograph of Marinus and Marguerite Merizon --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Photograph of Nelson Longstreet and sisters --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Photographs of Carl Adrian Merizon and William Verizon --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Photographs of Lena Merizon and Audrey Verizon --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Photograph of Ted and Fred Boshoven --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: De Young family photographs --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Photograph of Marguerite and Brother Franklin --- undatedAdd to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: High School and College Material],
[Series 2: Biographical/Autobiographical Material],
[Series 3: Personal Notebooks],
[Series 4: Personal Notebooks],
[Series 5: Correspondence],
[Series 6: Poems],
[Series 7: Essays and Other Work],
[Series 8: Essays and Other Work],
[Series 9: Photographs],
[All]


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