Marita Garin papers

Abstract

The Marita Garin papers (dated 1940s-2016, undated; 0.45 cubic feet; 1 box) consists of autobiographical information, correspondence, manuscripts, publications, awards, contracts, and photographs relating to the education and creative writing career of Appalachian poet Marita Garin.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Marita Garin papers
Date
1940s-2016, undated (inclusive)
Extent
0.45 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Appalachian authors
Authors -- Correspondence.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
2012ms078: [identification of item], Marita Garin papers, 1940s-2016, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Marita Garin (b. 1936, Missoula, Montana) is a poet and teacher of writing. She has spent the majority of her adult life in Appalachia, including Johnson City, Tenn., Henderson, N.C., and Black Mountain, N.C. She received her BA in English Literature from Auburn University (1959), her MA in English from Lamar State College of Technology (1962), and her MFA in creative writing from Goddard College (1979). She was awarded an Arts Fellowship by the Tennessee Arts Commission and a Writers Fellowship by the North Carolina Arts Council. She is the editor of Southern Appalachian Poetry: An Anthology of Works by 27 Poets (McFarland and Co., 2008).
Scope and Content
The Marita Garin papers (dated 1940s-2016, undated; 0.45 cubic feet; 1 box) consists of autobiographical information, correspondence, manuscripts, publications, awards, contracts, and photographs relating to the education and creative writing career of Appalachian poet Marita Garin. The papers primarily consists of correspondence between Marita Garin and various publishers and drafts of poems submitted for publication. Additionally, the papers contain information relating to her Tennessee Arts Commission Fellowship and her North Carolina Arts Arts Council Fellowship; her Masters of Fine Arts at Goddard College; and contain her two theses Dogwood Tree: a Collection of Poems (MFA, Goddard College, Plainfield, Vt., 1979) and Leo Tolstoy and Existentialism (MA, Lamar State College of Technology, Beaumont, Tx., 1962). Also includes photos of Garin and an autobiographical essay.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Collection contains materials redacted due to privacy concerns, such as social security numbers or personal health information. Access to the original documents is restricted.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Biographical information, 1979-1995, undated

Autobiographical information, undated

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Awards and honors, 1979-1995

  • Box 1, folder 2
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List of poems, undated

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Psychic reading, 1985

  • Box 1, folder 25
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Part of a psychic reading of Marita Garin, conducted by Rhiannon Jones, following the end of Garin's marriage. The entire reading was not kept by Garin (originally 8 pages), but Garin kept the pages she found meaningful (4 pages).

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Correspondence, 1976-2012

General correspondence, 1976-1996

  • Box 1, folder 4
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General correspondence, 2006-2011

  • Box 1, folder 5
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The Hang Glider, 2005-2012

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Book II, unpublished manuscript. Contains emails pertaining to acceptance in journals and acknowledgements section of manuscript.

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Love and Solitude, 2008-2009

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Book III unpublished manuscript. Contains emails pertaining to acceptance in journals. The anthology of Transform was never published, but included in the collection is correspondence regarding its acceptence. Also includes acknowledgements (to date) for the manuscript.

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A Tenuous World, 2006-2012

  • Box 1, folder 8
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Manuscript still in progress.

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Education, 1962-1986, 2016

Master's of Arts thesis Leo Tolstoy and Existentialism, 1962

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Goddard College, Masters of Fine Arts program, 1977-1979

  • Box 1, folder 10
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Goddard College, Masters of Fine Arts program, masters project Dogwood Tree, 1979

  • Box 1, folder 11
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Goddard College diploma, 1979

  • Box 1, folder 21
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Articles mentioning Goddard College MFA, 2016

  • Box 1, folder 22
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Tennessee Arts Commission Fellowship, 1981

  • Box 1, folder 12
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North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship, 1986

  • Box 1, folder 13
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Manuscripts and publications, 1975-1987, undated

Articles by or containing poetry by Marita Garin, 1980-1981, undated

  • Box 1, folder 14
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Dry Spell acknowledgements, undated

  • Box 1, folder 15
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"Prowlers Again", undated

  • Box 1, folder 16
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"Solitude", 1987

  • Box 1, folder 17
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"Why We Write" address, 1985

  • Box 1, folder 18
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Sketches of grasses used as inspiration for the poem "Summer Grasses", circa 1975

  • Box 1, folder 23
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Notes and quotations used as inspiration, undated

  • Box 1, folder 24
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Photographs, 1940s-2006

Marita Garin (Schrader), Johnson City, Tennessee, 1978

  • Box 1, folder 19
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The Schrader family (Kevin, Jack, Karla, Marita) Johnson City, Tennessee, 1980s

  • Box 1, folder 19
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Marita Garin, Lake Osceola, Hendersonville, North Carolina, 1986

  • Box 1, folder 19
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Jack Schrader, Lake Osceola, Hendersonville, North Carolina, 1986

  • Box 1, folder 19
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Marita Garin, Black Mountain, North Carolina, 2006

  • Box 1, folder 19
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Canyon de Chelly, 1940s

  • Box 1, folder 19
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Window Rock, Arizona, 1940s

  • Box 1, folder 19
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Biblical verse carved in sandstone at a natural bridge in Arizona, 1940s

  • Box 1, folder 19
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Marita Garin, age 9, in Arizona, 1940s

  • Box 1, folder 19
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Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont graduation, 1979 January

  • Box 1, folder 19
Scope and Contents

From left to right: Stephen Dobyns, Michael Ryan, Donald Hall, Geoffrey Wolff, Raymond Carver Faye Kicknosway, Marita Garin, Toby Wolff, Bob Hass, Barbara Greenburg, Louise Gluck, Linda Foster, Gloria Still, Heather McHugh, Janet Bloom, Jane Shore, Deborah Tall, Anne Blackmer, Lisel Mueller.

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Publishing contracts, 1981-1987

  • Box 1, folder 20
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