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Leonard Ray Teel:

A Guide to His Erma Collection at Georgia State University Library

Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library
100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia, 30303
404-413-2880
archives@gsu.edu

August 2014



Profile Description

Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2015-07-31T16:06-0400

Collection Summary

Repository: Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library
Creator: Teel, Leonard Ray
Title: Leonard Ray Teel Erma collection
Dates: circa 1981; circa 1993; circa 2006
Quantity: 2.0 Linear feet (in 2 boxes)
Abstract:Correspondence related to and galley proof of Erma: A Black Women Remembers, 1912-1980 (1981), by Erma Calderon and Ray Teel, edited by Toni Morrison, form the collection.
Identification: W126
Language: English

Scope and Contents of the Papers

The Leonard Ray Teel Erma collection consists of a galley proof of the book by Erma Calderon with Teel, circa 1981, and of two brief manuscripts by Teel, one a remembrance of Calderon, circa 2006, and the other about the book's editor, novelist Toni Morrison, circa 1993. The galley proof was the preliminary version of Erma: A Black Women Remembers, 1912-1980 for publication and was reviewed by the author, proofreaders and the editor. The pages are arranged in sequential order.


Historical Note

Leonard Ray Teel worked for the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, CNN, the Washington Evening Star, and the Miami Herald. In the late 1980's he switched from daily journalism to teaching journalism at Georgia State University, where he had earned a Ph.D. in British history. A professor of communication, Teel was the founding director of the Center for International Media Education. His books include a biography of Atlanta Constitution editor Ralph McGill and, with Ron Taylor, Into the Newsroom: An Introduction to Journalism, which has been translated into Chinese, Arabic, and Spanish.

Erma: A Black Women Remembers, 1912-1980 by Erma Calderon with Teel, was his first book (Random House, 1981). Erma Calderon was "a self-taught Southern black woman who struggled from the age of nine years to manage her own life," and Teel helped her put her story into autobiography form. The book was edited at Random House by the novelist Toni Morrison, later a Nobel Prize winner.


Index Terms

Calderon, Erma
Morrison, Toni
African American women authors
African Americans--Biography
Autobiography--Woman authors
galley proofs

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.


Administrative Information

Citation

[item], [folder title], Leonard Ray Teel Erma collection, M126, Archives for Research on Women and Gender. Special Collections and Archives Department, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Leonard Ray Teel, 2014.

Processing Information

Processed by Hilary Morrish, August 18, 2014.


Separated Material

Separated to Special Collections Books
Erma Calderon and Leonard R. Teel. Erma: A Black Women Remembers, 1912-1980. New York: Random House, 1981.


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