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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

Photographs



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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 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.

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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