Anne Hazlewood-Brady Papers, 1958-2001

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Volume: 6 linear feet

Organization/Arrangement: Organized into the following series:
I. Poetry, essays, plays, papers
II. Correspondence, 1958-2001
III. Activities
IV. Biographical material and photographs
V. Newsletters and poetry journals

Biographical Note: Born in Sloatsburg, NY, in 1925, poet Anne Hazlewood-Brady graduated from Vassar College in 1946 and completed graduate work in literature at NYU, Columbia, and the University of Maine. A mother of five sons, she became increasingly active in the Women's Movement upon moving to New York City in 1969. Her activities there included the founding of the Women's Interart Center and involvement in the organization of the Women's Strike for Equality (1970).

Hazelwood-Brady continued her political activities after settling in Arundel, Maine, in 1971, registering as a lobbyist for the ERA and serving as a delegate to the National Women’s Conference in Houston in 1977. She is a founder of Maine Women in the Arts and served as poetry editor of Maine Life from 1979 to 1985. She died in Port Orange, Florida, in 2012.

Hazlewood-Brady published her first book of poetry, Unfinished Conversations, in 1970. Her other books are entitled: Steeps and Views, 1972; Unwritten Testament, 1972; The Cross, The Anchor, & The Heart, 1974; One To The Many, 1979; A Year of Sundays, 1981; Out From Doors, 1993; and a book for children, Painting With Words - Nature As Metaphor, 1981.

Description: The collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, articles, playbills and personal papers. Manuscripts include unpublished poetry, college plays, speeches, notes, and manuscripts of published works. Correspondence with family, friends, fellow artists, publishers, and political colleagues documents Hazlewood-Brady's personal relationships, literary pursuits and involvement in the women's movement. The third series relates to Hazlewood-Brady's artistic and political activities, including information on organizations. The fourth series is comprised mostly of biographical-related material, such as resumes and family history, and includes a number of photographs of Hazlewood-Brady, taken by Lida Moser. The last series is made up of Maine publications collected by Hazlewood-Brady which relate either to poetry or feminism.

Access Restrictions: None

Please cite as: Anne Hazlewood-Brady Papers, Maine Women Writers Collection, University of New England, Portland, Maine
Container List:

I. Poetry, essays, plays, papers

001.  [Philosophical notes]
002.  “The Puritan Strain in American Literature,” 1946
003.  [Notebook contents], 1947-
004.  [The blue eyed tiger]
005.  Down to Earth
006.  Down to Earth
007-7a.  Leaves, stone, and glass by Marjorie DeFazio and Anne Brady
008.  Pipe Dream by Anne Brady and Marjorie DeFazio, 1971
008a.  Pipe Dream by Anne Hazlewood-Brady and Marjorie DeFazio, 1970
009.  Pipe Dream (2nd rev.) by Anne Brady and Marjorie DeFazio
010.  Unwritten Testament, first edition, ca.1972
011.  The Cross, The Anchor, & The Heart
012.  The Cross, The Anchor, & The Heart, first edition, ca.1974
013.  Steeps and Views
014.  Unfinished Conversations
015.  Raising Our Voices, compiled by Anne Brady and Marjorie DeFazio
015a.  Raising Our Voices
016.  A Year of Sundays, c.1981
017.  Origins of My Poetry - Cherry Leaves, Poems for Grandmother [1/2]
018.  Origins of My Poetry - Cherry Leaves, Poems for Grandmother [2/2]
019.  Poems about mercy and lyrics to songs
020-021.  Some unpublished poems
022.  Round robins [Poetry Fellowship of Maine, 1/3], 1972-1980
023.  Round robins [Poetry Fellowship of Maine, 2/3], 1972-1980
024.  Round robins [Poetry Fellowship of Maine, 3/3], 1972-1980
025.  [Poems 1/2]
026.  [Poems 2/2]
027.  [Poems], 1959-69
028.  Poems
029.  [Poems]
030.  Postscript [poems]
031.  Amer. Poetry Association
032.  [Essays / letter of recommendation]
033.  [By compass and surprise]
034.  [Papers and poems]
035.  Poetry '82 and '83 [and other years]
036.  [Poems]
037.  “Metaphors Are Everywhere,” an interview with Constance Hunting, 1990
038.  The long lost voice I hear calling [notes]
039.  10 things learned
040.  [Music]
041.  Coloring book [written by A.H.B., illus.by Carol Thorndike]
042.  [Coloring book]
043.  [Coloring book]

II. Correspondence 1958-2001

044-045.  [Letters to Carroll Davis], 1958-68
046.  [Letters from Carroll Davis]
047.  [Letters to Carroll Davis], 1958-67
048.  [Letters to Carroll Davis], 1960-68
049-051.  Letters from Carroll
052-053.  Carol Thorndike etc.
054.  Carol's letters [etc.]
055-056.  Marjorie
057-064.  Maryline
065.  [Letters from Maryline]
066-071.  Joyce
072-074.  Letters - Sons - Erik
075.  [Phebe Conley]
076.  [Jim]
077.  “Letters On Being a Woman Writer” talk, 1969-79 and 1971
078-079.  [Misc.], 1966-75
080-081.  [Correspondence - including essays], 1969-72
082-085.  [Misc 1972]
086-087.  Camp correspondence, 1973
088-91.  1973
092-096.  1974
097-100.  1975
101.  Correspondence, 1976-1976
102.  1976-77
103.  1976-77
104.  1976-77
105.  1976-77
106-108.  1977
109-113.  1978
114-116.  Nov 1979-80
117-120.  1981 (1971-82)
121-124.  1982
125-128.  1983
129-132.  Correspondence, 1984
132-135.  Correspondence, 1985
136-138.  1986
139-142.  1987
143-146.  1988
147-150.  1989
151.  1990
152.  1990 [Helen & Al]
153-155.  1990
156-158.  1991
159-161.  1992
162-164.  1993
165--167.  1994
168-169.  1995
170-172.  1996
173-176.  1997
177-179.  1998
180-182.  1999
183-186.  2000
187-190.  2001

III. Activities

191.  Village Players Inc., 1960s
192.  Village Players Present: 1964-65
193.  Village Players Present: 1965-66
194.  [Women's Interart Center]
195.  [Appearances/Vassar letter]
196.  Family of Man letter
197-198.  Strike [Planning and publicity, Women's Strike for Equality], 1970
199.  Bills and receipts [Women's Strike for Equality], 8/26/70
200.  Bail Fund, [1970]
201.  "Legal Challenges to Sex Discrimination in the Media" by Nancy Stanley, 1970
202.  "What's Wrong With Women's Pages?"
203.  [Maine State Commission on the Arts and Humanities], 1970s
204-205.  NEMLA [Annual meeting preparation and speech], 1971
206.  [NEMLA speech], 1971
207.  “God Bless God, She Needs It!” musical, 1971
208.  Ti Grace Atkinson, ca.1971
209.  James Lewisohn Grant, ca.1974
210-211.  Theater by the Sea, ca.1976
212.  Theater Groups
213.  Brick Store Museum
214.  A Workshop on Poetry as Therapy, 1976
215-216.  Survey of Maine Women in the Arts, 1977 [completed questionnaires]
216a.  MWA membership - December1997
217.  National Endowment for the Arts Guide to Programs, 1976-77
218.  “A Guide to Poets in the Schools,” 1977
219.  [Poetry by children]
220.  “Booklists for Young Readers”
221.  The New England Touring Program, 1977
222.  International Women's Year / National Women's Conference: publications, ca.1975
223.  International Women's Year publications, 1975
224.  "Improving the Status of Women in the Arts and Humanities: Workshop guidelines [for International Women's Year]
225.  National Women's Conference [conference packet], 1977
226.  International Women's Year [delegate correspondence], 1977
227.  International Women's Year/National Women's Conference [resolutions, etc.], 1977
228.  SPECTRA I Remarks, Westbrook College, 8/10/78
229.  “Painting with Words” [lecture], 5/5/83
230.  “Elemental Nerve of Emily Dickinson” [appearance], 9/24/83
231.  Remarks at River Tree Arts Literary Luncheon, 1985?
232.  Journal Extrapolations and Seacoast Writers Conference, 1985
233.  “Nature as Metaphor” [lecture], 9/24/86
234.  Nature as Metaphor [draft]
235.  Dyer Library reading, 3/9/89
236.  Ogunquit Public Library [appearances], 3/29/92 and 3/7/93
237.  Ogunquit Library [appearance], 9/10/94
238.  Ogunquit - Labor Day; Capriccio, 1995
239.  Brickstore Museum, 1/25/95
240.  Adult Ed. Class, “The Elemental Nerve of Emily Dickinson,” March 8, 1995
241.  Westbrook College: Pat Milligan, March 18, 10:00 am.
241a.  U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing, Sept. 1995
242.  [Poetry reading, Brick Store Museum], 1/30/97
243.  [Poems/talk]
244.  “Kidz to the River!”
245.  Westbrook Talk, 5/17/01

IV. Biographical material and photographs

246.  Biographical material; The Making of a Poet, 1971
247.  Biographical material and photos
248.  Biographical material
249.  Family information
250.  [Alice H. Hazlewood – story], 5/1922
251.  Articles on A.H.B.
252.  Photos - unidentified
253.  [Lida Moser - articles and correspondence]
254.  Lida Moser photographs
254a.  4 oversized photos of AHB by Lida Moser

V. Newsletters

255.  Mainely NOW, no. 1-7, 1973-74
256.  Maine Freewoman's Herald 3(3), Dec.1975-Jan. 1976
257.  Daily Breakthrough, Nov. 1977 [3 issues]
258.  New Directions Citizen Force, Nov./Dec.1977
259.  National NOW Times - Dec.1977
260.  Veterans of Feminist Wars, 1(1) Winter 1992
261.  Writers' Resources #5, Feb/Mar 1977