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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

Essays and Other Work

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.

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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