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Agnes Cochran Bramblett papers, 1904-1974

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322



Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8z1ct

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bramblett, Agnes Cochran.
Title: Agnes Cochran Bramblett papers, 1904-1974
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 506
Extent: 1.25 linear feet (3 boxes), 1 oversized bound volume (OBV), and 1 oversized papers box (OP)
Abstract:Papers of Agnes Cochran Bramblett, Georgia's first female poet laureate including correspondence, photographs, drafts of poems and other writings, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Unrestricted access.

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Gift of Agnes Cochran Bramblett, 1966. Additions were donated by Mrs. Hugh Cromer in 1979.


[after identification of item(s)], Agnes Cochran Bramblett papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Appraisal Note

Acquired as part of the Rose Library's holdings in American literature and Georgia history.


Processed by Elizabeth Russey.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Agnes Cochran Bramblett (1886-1979), was a poet and Georgia's first female poet laureate. She was born in Summerville, Georgia, on October 3, 1886 to William David and Mary Elizabeth Goolsby Cochran. She married Augustus Walter Bramblett on June 14, 1908 and moved to Forsyth, Georgia. They had two children: Antoinette and Walter. Her first book of poetry was published in 1927, followed by five more books of poetry and a novel, My Brother, Oh My Brother. Bramblett taught Sunday School at the Forsyth Methodist Church and much of her poetry reflects this interest in religion. Bramblett helped to establish Georgia Poetry Day in 1948, chairing Georgia's first celebration of the annual event. She was appointed Georgia's poet laureate in 1963, a distinction she held until 1973. In 1971 she received an honorary doctorate in literature from Tift College. She was a member of the League of American Penwomen, the Georgia Writers Club, the Georgia Writers Association, the Dixie Council of Authors and Journalists and the Atlanta Writers Club.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains the papers of Agnes Cochran Bramblett from 1904-1974. The papers include correspondence, photographs, handwritten and typed drafts of poems and other writings, awards, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks. The correspondence primarily concerns her appointment as Georgia's poet laureate. The two scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings regarding the publication of her poetry interspersed with invitations, some correspondence, and photographs. Additional newspaper clippings in the papers document her work as poet laureate. There are a number of drafts of poems included in the papers, both handwritten in composition books and typewritten.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 undated
1 2 1950-1961
1 3 1963
1 4 1964
1 5 1966-1971
1 6 Bible lessons
1 7 Essays
1 8 Fragments
1 9 Poetry, A-E
1 10 Poetry, F-I
1 11 Poetry, L-P
1 12 Poetry, R-S
1 13 Poetry, T-Z
1 14 Poetry, early collected
1 15 Poetry, early collected
1 16 Poetry, collected
2 1 Poetry, collected
2 2 Poetry, printed
2 3 Short stories, A-M
2 4 Short stories, N-Z
2 5 Speeches
Scrapbooks and composition notebooks
2 6 Composition book [1]
2 7 Composition book [2]
2 8 Composition book [3]
2 9 Composition book [4]
2 10 Composition book [5]
OBV1 Scrapbook, 1932-1953
2 11 Scrapbook, 1944-1946
Other papers
2 12 Awards and proclamations, 1950-1964
3 1 Biographical material
3 2 Georgia Poetry Day report, 1950
3 3 Newspaper clippings, 1965-1974
OP1 1 Publicity poster, My Brother, Oh, My Brother
3 4 Agnes Cochran Bramblett, [1904?]
3 5 Agnes Cochran Bramblett, 1928 [2]
OP1 2 Agnes Cochran Bramblett, 1933
3 6 Agnes Cochran Bramblett, 1944
3 7 Agnes Cochran Bramblett, 1948
3 8 Agnes Cochran Bramblett appointment as Poet Laureate by Georgia Governor Carl Sanders, September 26, 1963
3 9 Carl E. Sanders, [1963?]
OP1 3 Poetry Day display, Monroe County Library, undated
3 10 Photocopies of photographs