Collection Title: Mary Owings Miller (MOM)
Inclusive Dates: 1918-1972
Bulk Dates: 1937-1972
Size: 2.7 linear feet
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, financial records, newspaper clippings, manuscripts, and photographs. The material in the collection deals primarily with Mary Owings Miller's activities as a poet, editor, and publisher. Personal correspondence is limited.
Mary Owings Miller was born in Columbia, South Carolina on September 26, 1900. She earned her B.A. from Withrop College and her M.A. from the University of South Carolina. On March 5, 1927, she married Raymond B. Miller. Her four volumes of poetry include: Sand Dunes and Other Poems (1935), Only Brown Stubble (1937), Wheel of Paper (1948), and High Sun Over Yram (1961). Miller was also the founder, editor, and publisher of Contemporary Poetry, which was produced quarterly from 1941-1949 and annually from 1950-1970. From 1944-1961, Miller also produced two other poetry publications: Contemporary Poetry Library Series and the Distinguished Poets Series.
The collection was donated to the University of Baltimore by Mary Owings Miller on October 12, 1977.
Non-circulating copies of all of Miller's publications can be found in Langsdale Library's Pullen Collection by searching the online catalog.