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Marguerite Beth Merizon Collection

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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


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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 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.

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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