Marion Skeen Coleman Peck Papers

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Title: Marion Skeen Coleman Peck Papers

Dates: 1920-1985 (Bulk 1943-1965)

Creator: Marion Skeen Coleman Peck

Repository: Albert Gore Research Center, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, (615) 898-2632

Summary/Abstract: Marion Skeen Coleman Peck (1913-1992) was a newspaper reporter for the Chattanooga Times, a caption writer for the Office of War Information, a public relations officer in the occupancy government of Germany after World War II, a public relations director of the Tennessee Department of Mental Health, and a speech writer for Tennessee governors. The Marion Skeen Coleman Peck Papers include newspaper articles, notes, typescripts, photographs, correspondence, and creative writings. The bulk of the papers cover Peck’s tenure as a “war correspondent” at the Tennessee maneuvers (1943), as a public relations officer in Germany (1946-1953), and as a reporter for the Chattanooga Times (1953-1965).

Quantity/Physical Description: 12 boxes of paper materials, 5 scrapbook boxes, photographs.

Language(s): English (bulk), German, French, Arabic

Repository: Albert Gore Research Center, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, (615) 898-2632

Restrictions on Access: None

Copyright: It is presumed that corporate and individual copyrights in manuscripts, photographs, and other materials have been retained by the copyright owners. Copyright restrictions apply. Users of materials should seek necessary permissions from the copyright holders to comply with U.S. copyright laws. 

Preferred Citation: (Box Number, Folder Number), Marion Skeen Coleman PeckPapers, Albert Gore Research Center, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Acquisition: Laurel Coleman Steinhice donated the Marion Skeen Coleman PeckPapers in 2010.

Processing Note: Processed by Evan Spencer, graduate assistant, Spring 2015.

Arrangement: The Marion Skeen Coleman Peck Papers are arranged into ten series, with three series containing subseries. Each series or subseries is arranged chronologically. The original order of the papers at time of acquisition has been retained where possible.
Photographs included in the collection are as yet unprocessed. Researchers may contact the archivist regarding access.
Physical objects are housed in the Albert Gore Research Center museum collection.

Biographical Note: Zula Marion Skeen Coleman Peck was born in 1913 in Little Rock, Arkansas. After moving around the southeast, she finally settled in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and began working to fulfill her dreams of becoming a journalist. As a secretary at the Cadek Music Conservatory, Peck started a weekly news bulletin. The Chattanooga Times quickly hired her to write for the Evening Times society page. Her knack for writing eventually earned her a spot at the front lines of the U.S. Army maneuvers in Louisiana in 1941. She was the first woman to gain such a role and became known for her ability to report the news with feeling and emotion. Her reputation established in the Louisiana maneuvers, the Associated Press Nashville bureau hired Peck as a staff writer and sent her to cover the Tennessee maneuvers in 1943. Her experience at the frontlines gave her the ability to campaign actively for a more fulfilling position overseas.

In 1944, Marion S. Coleman boarded a ship to London and her new job at the Office of War Information as a caption writer. She left her home in Nashville for an uncertain future in Europe at the height of World War II. In London, Peck selected and wrote captions on photographs for articles disseminated by the Associated Press. She wrote many captions for photographs depicting Nazi “war atrocities,” including images taken during the liberation of concentration camps across Europe.    

After the war, Peck was determined to remain in Europe. She had a particular interest in working in Berlin, so she applied for a position with the Public Relations department of the Office of Military Government, United States (OMGUS). As the Cold War began, OMGUS served as the American government in Berlin, which was in the middle of the new rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union. Peck earned $9,000 a year, roughly the equivalent of a brigadier general in the military, and it was unusual at the time for such a position to be filled by a woman. The job required Peck to interact with German citizens trying to adjust to the aftermath of the war and the following occupation. OMGUS dissolved in 1949, when the Federal Republic of Germany was established. Many of the functions and activities of OMGUS were then assumed by United States High Commissioner for Germany (HICOG), an organization created by executive order in 1949. Marion Skeen Coleman’s role as public relations officer transferred from OMGUS to HICOG. Peck’s experience in newspaper journalism prepared her for the job, where she developed relationships with some of the citizens with whom she had frequent interaction.

In 1953 Peck returned to Tennessee and to the Chattanooga Times. She became a social agency reporter, covering the civil rights movement and court cases with the same style she employed throughout her career. Peck’s journalistic work in the 1950s and 1960s focused on social movements and injustices. Examples include prison reform and the plight of handicapped children. In 1962 she wrote an article on architectural barriers to the handicapped, which earned her a place on the Governor’s Committee on Employment of the Handicapped and the President’s Committee on Employment of the Handicapped. In 1965 Peck became the director of the public relations division for the Tennessee Department of Mental Health. Peck served as a speechwriter for Tennessee governors Ellington, Dunn, and Blanton. She retired in 1979 and enjoyed the company of her family and grandchildren until her death in 1992. Her work can be seen in the context of the ongoing redefinition of gender roles in jobs of high visibility and public service.

Scope and Content: The Marion Skeen Coleman Peck Papers are divided into ten series, three of which are further divided into subseries. At the lowest level of arrangement, folders in each series are arranged chronologically.

The Early Life series consists of four folders of papers pertaining to Marion Skeen’s [Peck] childhood and education in Tarpon Springs, Florida (1920-1931).

The Office of War Information series consists of four folders of papers pertaining to Marion Skeen Coleman’s employment in the OWI’s London office during World War II (1944-1945).

The Germany series consists of five subseries and forty-four folders of papers pertaining to Marion Skeen Coleman’s employment and daily life in Berlin, Germany after World War II (bulk 1946-1953). The Entertainment subseries consists of eight folders of pamphlets, concert programs, and ticket stubs from Berlin, Germany. The Correspondence subseries consists of ten folders of personal correspondence, employment related correspondence, and invitations. The Personal subseries contains ration cards, financial and tax information, and travel documents. The Newsletters subseries consists of two folders and contains copies of “The Bulletin: A Weekly survey of German affairs” (1960-1965) and newsletters from McNair High School, a Berlin High School that Laurel Coleman (Peck’s daughter) attended. The OMGUS/HICOG subseries consists of sixteen folders pertaining to Marion Skeen Coleman’s job as a Public Relations officer in the Office of Military Government, United States (OMGUS) and the United States High Commissioner for Germany (HICOG). The subseries contains correspondence with German citizens about grievances, memos, press releases, travel authorizations, and other related materials.

The Newspaper series consists of three subseries and eighty-six folders pertaining to Marion Skeen Coleman Peck’s employment as a newspaper reporter. The Louisiana Maneuvers subseries consists of two folders and contains notes, typescripts, and articles from Coleman’s newspaper coverage of military maneuvers in Louisiana (1941). The Tennessee Maneuvers subseries consists of thirty-two folders and contains notes, typescripts, articles, and supplementary materials—such as the Second Army Ranger School Subject Schedules—that pertain to Coleman’s time as a “war correspondent” for the Chattanooga Times and the Associated Press’s Nashville Bureau (1942-1943). The Chattanooga Times subseries consists of fifty-two folders and contains notes, typescripts, correspondence, articles, and supplementary materials pertaining to Marion Skeen Coleman Peck’s employment as a feature columnist and reporter for the Chattanooga Times (1953-1965).

The Professional series consists of three subseries and sixteen folders pertaining to Marion Peck’s professions after leaving the Chattanooga Times in 1965. The Mental Health subseries consists of eight folders of notes, memos, typescripts, and correspondence related to Peck’s employment as Public Relations Director for the Tennessee Department of Mental Health (1965-1970s). The Speech Writer subseries consists of six folders of notes, typescripts of speeches, and press releases related to Peck’s employment as a speech writer for several governors of Tennessee (Ellington, Dunn, and Blanton, Ca. 1970-1979). The Awards subseries consists of two folders of awards Peck won for her work.

The Chattanooga series consists of thirteen folders of materials related to Peck’s life in Chattanooga, outside of being a reporter for the Chattanooga Times. The papers include newsletters, programs, and files pertaining to the Hixson Pike Fire Department.

The Correspondence series consists of thirty-four folders of general correspondence not directly related to her work in other areas.

The Writings series consists of thirty-nine folders of typescripts and notes of creative writing, including unpublished manuscripts, poems, short stories, and journals.

The Family series consists of eleven folders of information about Marion Peck’s family members. The series includes correspondence, drawings, notes, and clippings.

The Publications series consists of seven folders of magazines that Peck collected. Some magazines include articles written by Peck or about Peck.

Photographs are stored with the other photographic materials at the Albert Gore Research Center and are presently unprocessed. Please consult with the archivist for access.

Associated Materials: Publications by Marion S. Coleman [Peck] and Laurel Coleman Steinhice

Subject Terms:

Persons
Coleman, Marion S.
Peck, Marion Skeen Coleman, 1913-1992
Blanton, Ray, 1930-1996
Dunn, Winfield, 1927-
Ellington, Buford, 1907-1972
Hull, George F.
McNeill, Warren A. (Warren Albert), 1903-1998
Steinhice, Laurel Coleman

Places
Chattanooga, Tenn.
Berlin (Germany)
London (England)

Subjects (General)
Military maneuvers
Germany (Territory under Allied occupation, 1945-1955: U.S. Zone). Office of Military Government
United States. Office of War Information
Associated Press. Nashville Bureau
Chattanooga Times
Tennessee. Department of Mental Health
Speechwriters
Reporters and Reporting (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
War Correspondents (Tenn.)
War Correspondents (La.)

Material Types:
Letters
Notes
Speeches
Newspaper Clippings
Memos
Typescripts
Photographs
Books
Scrapbooks

Related Materials:
Eugene Holloway Sloan Papers (Tennessee Maneuvers)
Tennessee Maneuvers pillowcases

 

Box Folder Series Subseries Description of Contents
1 1 Early Life   Ca. 1920s; Memory Composition Book
1 2 Early Life   1927; 9th Grade Graduation Certificate
1 3 Early Life   1929; Autograph book
1 4 Early Life   1931; American Legion program, Lions Club program, Tarpon Springs, Florida files
1 5 Office of War Information   1944-1945; Employment information
1 6 Office of War Information   1945; Memos, newsletters
1 7 Office of War Information   Ca. 1945; Correspondence, passenger list, notes
1 8 Office of War Information   Ca. 1940s; Playbills from New York City
1 9 Germany Entertainment 1946-1953; Pamphlets: "Berlin," "An Illustrated Introduction to the City of Berlin," "Bollwerk Berlin"
1 10 Germany Entertainment Ca. 1946-1953; Museum and tourism pamphlets
1 11 Germany Entertainment 1949; Motion Picture Export Association, movie tickets, advertisements
1 12 Germany Entertainment Ca. 1946-1953; Concert Programs
1 13 Germany Entertainment 1949-1951; Concert Programs
1 14 Germany Entertainment Ca. 1949-1952; Concert Programs and invitations
1 15 Germany Entertainment Ca. 1946-1953; Church, concert, and other programs
2 1 Germany Entertainment Ca. 1952; Theater and entertainment programs
2 2 Germany Correspondence Ca. 1946-1952; Invitations and general correspondence
2 3 Germany Correspondence 1948; Berliner Club
2 4 Germany Correspondence 1948; Correspondence about working in the Near East
2 5 Germany Correspondence 1948-1951; Invitations and general correspondence
2 6 Germany Correspondence 18 December 1949; Letter (in French) from "N." to Marion Skeen Coleman (includes translation)
2 7 Germany Correspondence 1949-1954; Personal Correspondence (some in German)
2 8 Germany Correspondence 1951; Invitations and general correspondence
2 9 Germany Correspondence 1951-1953; Resume and employment related correspondence
2 10 Germany Correspondence Ca. 1951-1953; Invitations
2 11 Germany Correspondence 1952-1953; Personal correspondence, mostly in German (some translations)
2 12 Germany Personal 1948-1949; Ration Cards
2 13 Germany Personal Ca. 1948-1953; Financial Records
2 14 Germany Personal 1948-1953; Financial and Tax Records
2 15 Germany Personal 1948-1953; Correspondence about finances
3 1 Germany Personal Ca. 1948-1950; Travel Information, notes
3 2 Germany Personal 1 June 1949; "Allied Cactus Committee"
3 3 Germany Personal 1949-1950; Financial Records
3 4 Germany Personal Ca. 1950s; Airline Tickets
3 5 Germany Newsletters 1951; McNair High School
3 6 Germany Newsletters 1960-1965; The Bulletin, a weekly survey of German affairs, "Germany in Europe" pamphlet
3 7 Germany OMGUS/HICOG 1946-1947; Correspondence with Germans (mostly in German, with some translations) asking for OMGUS assistance
3 8 Germany OMGUS/HICOG 1946-1948; Memos, correspondence
3 9 Germany OMGUS/HICOG 1946-1953; Press Pass, Identification, Dog Tags
3 10 Germany OMGUS/HICOG Ca. 1947; Correspondence and related materials
3 11 Germany OMGUS/HICOG May 1948; Packing list of household goods
3 12 Germany OMGUS/HICOG 1948-1952; Travel authorizations, memos, and press releases
3 13 Germany OMGUS/HICOG Ca. 1948-1953; Correspondence (some in German)
3 14 Germany OMGUS/HICOG October 1949; Quartermaster Commissary Price List
3 15 Germany OMGUS/HICOG 1949; Correspondence with Germans (mostly in German) asking for OMGUS assistance
3 16 Germany OMGUS/HICOG 1949-1950; Travel authorizations
3 17 Germany OMGUS/HICOG 1949-1951; Press Releases
3 18 Germany OMGUS/HICOG 1950-1951; Press Releases, Newsletters
3 19 Germany OMGUS/HICOG Ca. 1950-1953; Correspondence
3 20 Germany OMGUS/HICOG 1951-1952; Correspondence and Memos
3 21 Germany OMGUS/HICOG 1952; Jet Base Tour: Correspondence, photographs, clippings (contains German language)
4 1 Germany OMGUS/HICOG 1952; Travel authorizations
4 2 Germany OMGUS/HICOG 1952-1953; Travel documents
4 3 Germany OMGUS/HICOG 1953; Travel documents
4 4 Newspaper Louisiana Maneuvers 1941; Typescript about being a "Lady Correspondent"
4 5 Newspaper Louisiana Maneuvers 1941; Typescripts, notes
4 6 Newspaper Tennessee Maneuvers Ca. 1940-1943; Articles, typescripts, creative writing
4 7 Newspaper Tennessee Maneuvers 21 June 1942; New York Times Magazine Article on patches and medals of the United States Military
4 8 Newspaper Tennessee Maneuvers 22 July 1942; History of the 80th Division Artillery, typescript and photographs
4 9 Newspaper Tennessee Maneuvers Ca. July 1942; History of the 80th Division Signal Company
4 10 Newspaper Tennessee Maneuvers 1943; Ranger School Demonstration at Camp Forrest
4 11 Newspaper Tennessee Maneuvers 1943; 2nd Army Ranger School Subject Schedules Group 1: Pride, Smartness, Soldierly Attitude, Leadership, and Orientation of Course
4 12 Newspaper Tennessee Maneuvers 1943; 2nd Army Ranger School Subject Schedules Group 2: Physical Conditioning
4 13 Newspaper Tennessee Maneuvers 1943; 2nd Army Ranger School Subject Schedules Group 3: Hand-to-Hand Combat
4 14 Newspaper Tennessee Maneuvers 1943; 2nd Army Ranger School Subject Schedules Group 4: Individual Camouflage
4 15 Newspaper Tennessee Maneuvers 1943; 2nd Army Ranger School Subject Schedules Group 5: Construction and Passing
4 16 Newspaper Tennessee Maneuvers 1943; 2nd Army Ranger School Subject Schedules Group 6: Booby Trap and Demolition
4 17 Newspaper Tennessee Maneuvers 1943; 2nd Army Ranger School Subject Schedules Group 7: Sniping and Infiltration
4 18 Newspaper Tennessee Maneuvers 1943; 2nd Army Ranger School Subject Schedules Group 8: Patrols and Ambush
4 19 Newspaper Tennessee Maneuvers 1943; 2nd Army Ranger School Subject Schedules Group 9: Stalking and Ambushing Tanks
4 20 Newspaper Tennessee Maneuvers 1943; 2nd Army Ranger School Subject Schedules Group 10: Stream Crossing Expedients and Use of Rope
4 21 Newspaper Tennessee Maneuvers 1943; 2nd Army Ranger School Subject Schedules Group 11: Combat Reaction Proficiency Course
4 22 Newspaper Tennessee Maneuvers 19 January 1943; 2nd Army Ranger School article and photographs
4 23 Newspaper Tennessee Maneuvers 15 June 1943; Typescript of article by Marion Skeen Coleman
4 24 Newspaper Tennessee Maneuvers 15 June 1943; Typescript of article by Marion Skeen Coleman
4 25 Newspaper Tennessee Maneuvers 23 July 1943; 317th Inf. Photos and history of 317th Infantry
4 26 Newspaper Tennessee Maneuvers 25 July 1943; 319th Inf. Photos and history of 319th Infantry
4 27 Newspaper Tennessee Maneuvers 27 July 1943; 305th Engrs. Photos and history of the 305th Engineering Battalion
4 28 Newspaper Tennessee Maneuvers 28 July 1943; 405th QM. Photos and history of the 405th Quartermaster Battalion, 80th Division
4 29 Newspaper Tennessee Maneuvers 30 July 1943; Photos and history of 80th Division Renaissance Troop
4 30 Newspaper Tennessee Maneuvers 31 July 1943; Photo and history of 80th Division Military Police Company
4 31 Newspaper Tennessee Maneuvers Ca. 1943; Typescripts, notes
4 32 Newspaper Tennessee Maneuvers Ca. 1943; Typescripts, notes, articles
4 33 Newspaper Tennessee Maneuvers Ca. 1943; Notes
4 34 Newspaper Tennessee Maneuvers Ca. 1943; "For the Army" photographs, typescript
4 35 Newspaper Tennessee Maneuvers Ca. 1943; Associated Press correspondence and typescripts
4 36 Newspaper Tennessee Maneuvers 1943; Press Release 97,279
4 37 Newspaper Tennessee Maneuvers 1944; Rabbit Manual: the handbook of the Oklahoma Military Academy Corps of Cadets, Vol. 3
5 1 Newspaper Chattanooga Times Ca. 1942-1945; Articles by Peck and about Peck
5 2 Newspaper Chattanooga Times Ca. 1950s; Typescripts on alcoholism
5 3 Newspaper Chattanooga Times Ca. 1950s; "Features" typescripts (folder 1 of 3)
5 4 Newspaper Chattanooga Times Ca. 1950s; "Features" typescripts (folder 2 of 3)
5 5 Newspaper Chattanooga Times Ca. 1950s; "Features" typescripts (folder 3 of 3)
5 6 Newspaper Chattanooga Times Ca. 1950s; "Criminal Cases" typescripts
5 7 Newspaper Chattanooga Times Ca. 1950s; Typescripts about trials (folder 1 of 4)
5 8 Newspaper Chattanooga Times Ca. 1950s; Typescripts about trials (folder 2 of 4)
5 9 Newspaper Chattanooga Times Ca. 1950s; Typescripts about trials (folder 3 of 4)
5 10 Newspaper Chattanooga Times Ca. 1950s; Typescripts about trials (folder 4 of 4)
5 11 Newspaper Chattanooga Times 1950s; Articles written by Peck, Congressional Record (25 June 1954, contains article written by Peck)
5 12 Newspaper Chattanooga Times Ca. 1950s-1965; Sunday Column Feature typescripts (folder 1 of 2)
5 13 Newspaper Chattanooga Times Ca. 1950s-1965; Sunday Column Feature typescripts (folder 2 of 2)
5 14 Newspaper Chattanooga Times Ca. 1950s-1965; Typescripts of articles
5 15 Newspaper Chattanooga Times Ca. 1950s-1965; Typescripts of feature columns (folder 1 of 3)
5 16 Newspaper Chattanooga Times Ca. 1950s-1965; Typescripts of feature columns (folder 2 of 3)
5 17 Newspaper Chattanooga Times Ca. 1950s-1965; Typescripts of feature columns (folder 3 of 3)
5 18 Newspaper Chattanooga Times 1950s-1970s; Articles about Marion Peck
6 1 Newspaper Chattanooga Times Ca. 1954; Typescripts of Sunday columns written as Federal Building Reporter (folder 1 of 4)
6 2 Newspaper Chattanooga Times Ca. 1954; Typescripts of Sunday columns written as Federal Building Reporter (folder 2 of 4)
6 3 Newspaper Chattanooga Times Ca. 1954; Typescripts of Sunday columns written as Federal Building Reporter (folder 3 of 4)
6 4 Newspaper Chattanooga Times Ca. 1954; Typescripts of Sunday columns written as Federal Building Reporter (folder 4 of 4)
6 5 Newspaper Chattanooga Times 1955-1960; Articles written by Peck
6 6 Newspaper Chattanooga Times Ca. 1955; Typescript about the opening of the Chattanooga Library
6 7 Newspaper Chattanooga Times 1956; Date book
6 8 Newspaper Chattanooga Times Ca. 1956; "Conley Family- Hixson Fire" typescripts of articles (folder 1 of 3)
6 9 Newspaper Chattanooga Times Ca. 1956; "Conley Family- Hixson Fire" typescripts of articles (folder 2 of 3)
6 10 Newspaper Chattanooga Times Ca. 1956; "Conley Family- Hixson Fire" typescripts of articles (folder 3 of 3)
6 11 Newspaper Chattanooga Times 1957; Articles written by Peck
6 12 Newspaper Chattanooga Times 1957-1962; "Sum of the Times"
        newsletters
6 13 Newspaper Chattanooga Times 2 November 1958; Notes, typescripts, and article, "Here Comes the Rolling Store"
6 14 Newspaper Chattanooga Times Ca. 1959; Cape Canaveral Trip, notes clippings, and press releases
6 15 Newspaper Chattanooga Times Ca. 1959; Typescripts of Cape Canaveral article
6 16 Newspaper Chattanooga Times Ca. 1959; Typescripts, notes, "Sum of the Times" newsletters
7 1 Newspaper Chattanooga Times 1959-1963; Articles written by Peck, American Newspaper Guild Cards
7 2 Newspaper Chattanooga Times 1959-1965; Articles written by Peck
7 3 Newspaper Chattanooga Times 1960; Articles written by Peck
7 4 Newspaper Chattanooga Times Ca. 1963; Governor"s Committee on Employment of the Handicapped notes and correspondence
7 5 Newspaper Chattanooga Times 1960, 1963; Articles written by Peck
7 6 Newspaper Chattanooga Times Ca. 1961; Typescripts of two articles about the University of Chattanooga
7 7 Newspaper Chattanooga Times January-February 1962; Articles written by Peck
7 8 Newspaper Chattanooga Times 1962; Articles about awards Peck won
7 9 Newspaper Chattanooga Times 9 May 1963; Eunice Kennedy Shriver speech before the President"s Committee on Employment of the Handicapped
7 10 Newspaper Chattanooga Times February-March 1964; Atlanta trip to cover Dixie Flower and Garden Show
7 11 Newspaper Chattanooga Times 26 July 1964; Articles written by Peck
7 12 Newspaper Chattanooga Times 1965; "Marion Peck Leaves" article
7 13 Newspaper Chattanooga Times March-June 1965; Articles written by Peck
7 14 Newspaper Chattanooga Times Ca. 1965; Notebook with notes on court cases (folder 1 of 3)
7 15 Newspaper Chattanooga Times Ca. 1965; Notebook with notes on court cases (folder 2 of 3)
7 16 Newspaper Chattanooga Times Ca. 1965; Notebook with notes on court cases (folder 3 of 3)
7 17 Newspaper Chattanooga Times 1969, 1974; Articles by Peck about the deaths of Alfred Mynders and Geo. Hull
7 18 Newspaper Chattanooga Times 1974; Letter to editor by Peck about Geo. F. Hull"s death, typescripts and notes
7 19 Professional Mental Health Ca. 1960s-1970s; Typescript of a manuscript on Mental Health
7 20 Professional Mental Health Ca. 1960s-1980s; Correspondence with John J. Barnes; notes, clippings about mental health facilities (Orange Grove and Annandale)
7 21 Professional Mental Health 1965-1974; Employment information (folder 1 of 3)
7 22 Professional Mental Health 1965-1974; Employment information (folder 2 of 3)
7 23 Professional Mental Health 1965-1974; Employment information (folder 3 of 3)
7 24 Professional Mental Health 12 October 1970; Letter from Governor Ellington to Peck
7 25 Professional Mental Health 1970-1971; Project notes, memos
7 26 Professional Mental Health Ca. 1970s; Notes and "background miscellaneous"
8 1 Professional Speech Writer 1966-1970s; Speeches written by Peck for Tennessee politicians
8 2 Professional Speech Writer 1970s; Speeches written by Peck for Tennessee politicians
8 3 Professional Speech Writer 1971; Speech for the dedication of Moccasin Bend Psychiatric Hospital, "How to live with a Daydream"
8 4 Professional Speech Writer June 1976; United Nations visit to Nashville, speeches and press releases
8 5 Professional Speech Writer 11 June 1976; Governor Blanton speech, University of Tennessee-Knoxville Commencement
8 6 Professional Speech Writer 1977; Press releases from Governor Blanton"s office on 1977 time capsule
8 7 Professional Awards 1963-1964; March of Dimes, National Cystic Fibrosis Research Foundation, newsletter
8 8 Professional Awards 1974-1978; Who"s Who of American Woman, Tennessee Five Years of Service, New York University Public Relations Writing Workshop
8 9 Chattanooga   1951, 1956; Passports and Immunization Documents
8 10 Chattanooga   1955-1958; Organizational newsletters (Jaycees, Lions)
8 11 Chattanooga   1956, 1961; Fire Department newsletters, materials from Fire Department Instructors Conference
8 12 Chattanooga   Ca. 1958-1960; Fire Safety Committee: clippings, minutes, and correspondence
8 13 Chattanooga   1959-1960; Receipts
8 14 Chattanooga   1960; Chattanooga Publishing Company Credit Union report correspondence, typescripts
8 15 Chattanooga   1960; Thirteenth Annual Dinner and Fashion Show
8 16 Chattanooga   1960-1961; Community Relations Conference newsletters, constitution
8 17 Chattanooga   1960, 1962; Hixson Pike Fire Department: clippings, program, card
8 18 Chattanooga   1961; Dedication of Cadek Hall, University of Chattanooga
8 19 Chattanooga   Ca. 1960s-1971; Ephemera, drawings, map
8 20 Chattanooga   1972, 1983; Museum flyer, Oklahoma state art collection, History Imprints (published by the Tennessee Historical Society), Lions Club flyer
8 21 Chattanooga   1981; Cape Canaveral classroom discussion sheet
9 1 Correspondence   1934; Frank Skeen to Marion Skeen
9 2 Correspondence   1940-1954; M.S. Dhupia, Marion Skeen Coleman, Laurel Coleman
9 3 Correspondence   26 June 1944; Warren A. McNeill (AP Nashville Bureau Chief) to Marion Skeen Coleman
9 4 Correspondence   1944-1945; Marion Skeen Coleman, Geo. F. Hull
9 5 Correspondence   1944, 1946; Rejection letters
9 6 Correspondence   1944, 1946; Employment and free-lance writing related letters
9 7 Correspondence   1945; "Henry" to Marion Skeen Coleman
9 8 Correspondence   Ca. 1945; Clint McDade to Marion Skeen Coleman: clipping, magazine article, Christmas card
9 9 Correspondence   1946, 1953; two letters pertaining to Marion Skeen Coleman"s employment
9 10 Correspondence   Ca. 1950s; Laurel Coleman to "folks"
9 11 Correspondence   1950-1960; Dutch Royal Airlines, letters and boarding passes for cruise liners
9 12 Correspondence   Ca. 1950s, 1963; General correspondence and Invitation to the White House
9 13 Correspondence   Ca. 1950s-1970s; General correspondence, Marion Peck, Laurel Coleman, Howard Denby, others
9 14 Correspondence   Ca. 1953-1970; Personal correspondence and ephemera
9 15 Correspondence   Ca. 1940s-1980s (bulk 1950s-1960s); Loose personal correspondence
9 16 Correspondence   7 September 1954; Letter to Marion Skeen Coleman from "Roy"
9 17 Correspondence   1960s; Letters of congratulations for various awards, positions
9 18 Correspondence   Ca. 1960s; Letters between family members
9 19 Correspondence   1961; Letter from Peck to Mr. Hutchinson about a car
9 20 Correspondence   1961; Clipping and letter about Rabies Control Program
9 21 Correspondence   December 1961-June 1962; Personal correspondence pertaining to articles written by Marion Peck
9 22 Correspondence   1961-1965; Employment related correspondence
9 23 Correspondence   1962; Letters and telegrams of congratulations for winning awards
9 24 Correspondence   Ca. 1962; Undated personal correspondence
9 25 Correspondence   1964; Letters between Marion Peck and David McCullough, copy of a letter from 1888
9 26 Correspondence   1968; Types letters from Robert Browning Rau
9 27 Correspondence   1970; Letter of recommendation from Nat T. Winston, Commissioner of the Mental Health for the state of Tennessee
9 28 Correspondence   1970, 1978; Curriculum Vita and letters of recommendation
9 29 Correspondence   1970s; Cards from politicians: Howard Baker, Lamar Baker, Gerald Ford, George Wallace, Winnfield Dunn, Richard Nixon
9 30 Correspondence   Ca. 1970s-1984; Letter from Peter Haas to Laurel Steinhice (1984), About the author about Marion Peck (Ca. 1970s)
9 31 Correspondence   Ca. 1976-1978; Cards from J.J. Barnes
9 32 Correspondence   Ca. 1980s; Letters and cards to and from Marion Peck
9 33 Correspondence   1980s; Letters and cards from J.J. Barnes to Marion Peck
9 34 Correspondence   Ca. 1980s; Birthday poem, card from "Judd"
10 1 Writings   Ca. 1940s; Handwritten notes and typescripts of creative writing (folder 1 of 2)
10 2 Writings   Ca. 1940s; Handwritten notes and typescripts of creative writing (folder 2 of 2)
10 3 Writings   Ca. 1940s; Typescripts of attempted articles for magazines
10 4 Writings   Ca. 1940s; "Automatic Writing" handwritten notes
10 5 Writings   Ca. 1940s; Handwritten notes and typescripts of creative writing
10 6 Writings   Ca. 1940s-1950s; Handwritten notes and typescripts of creative writing. Some may pertain to journalism work as well.
10 7 Writings   1947; Two small notebooks from Marion Skeen Coleman's time in the Middle East
10 8 Writings   Ca. 1950s; Notes on "Most memorable day in Berlin"
10 9 Writings   Ca. 1950s; Handwritten notes and typescripts of creative writing
10 10 Writings   Ca. 1950s; Handwritten notes and typescripts of creative writing
10 11 Writings   Ca. 1960s; Typescripts of poems and creative writing
10 12 Writings   Ca. 1960s-1970s; Typescripts and handwritten notes, includes "Gifts" poem
10 13 Writings   1960s-1980s; Handwritten notes and correspondence
10 14 Writings   1961; Correspondence and notes about Peck"s article in the Saturday Evening Post
10 15 Writings   1961,1963; Magazine articles about Peck: Saturday Evening Post (28 October 1961), Ebony (February 1963)
10 16 Writings   1964; Materials related to Peck"s article in the February 1964 issue of South Illustrated
10 17 Writings   1966; "Gifts" poem
10 18 Writings   Ca. 1968-1980; Handwritten notes and typescripts of creative writings
11 1 Writings   1970s; Typescripts of creative writings
11 2 Writings   Ca. 1970s; Untitled short story
11 3 Writings   Ca. 1970s; Untitled short story
11 4 Writings   Ca. 1970s; Untitled poems and creative writing
11 5 Writings   Ca. 1970s; Untitled poems and creative writing
11 6 Writings   Ca. 1970s; Untitled poems and creative writing
11 7 Writings   Ca. 1970s; Handwritten notes and typescripts of creative writing
11 8 Writings   Ca. 1970s; Handwritten notes
11 9 Writings   Ca. 1970s; Poems
11 10 Writings   Ca. 1970s; Handwritten notes
11 11 Writings   Ca. 1970s; "Poetry Miscellaneous"
11 12 Writings   Ca. 1970s; Short story, "A Grandfather Talks to his Granddaughter" by Marion Peck
11 13 Writings   Ca. 1970s-1980s; Handwritten notes and typescripts of creative writing
11 14 Writings   1970s; Notes on dreams
11 15 Writings   1970s; Correspondence and typescripts of creative writing
11 16 Writings   1972; Short story about D.B. Cooper written by Peck, clippings
11 17 Writings   1974; Notebook with creative writing
11 18 Writings   Ca. 1980s; Small notebooks, creative writing
11 19 Writings   1980; Unpublished manuscript on child abuse in Chattanooga
11 20 Writings   1985; Short story, "Cockfight" by Marion Peck
11 21 Writings   1985; Typescripts, correspondence, about the author pertaining to Marion Peck"s short story, "Cockfight"
12 1 Family   Ca. 1940s; Laurel Coleman: notes, correspondence, and drawings
12 2 Family   Ca. 1945; James Peck: memo about being awarded Bronze Star, Second Armored Division "Order of the Day"
12 3 Family   1945-1954; Laurel Coleman: correspondence and notes
12 4 Family   Ca. 1950s; Laurel Coleman: correspondence and drawings
12 5 Family   Ca. 1960s; Notes from Marion Peck"s grandchildren
12 6 Family   Ca. 1960s; Drawings
12 7 Family   Ca. 1960s-1970s; Drawings and correspondence
12 8 Family   1970s; Notes and clippings pertaining to Peck"s Steinhice grandchildren
12 9 Family   1972; Newsletters and materials pertaining to Red Bank Junior High School
12 10 Family   29 October 1973; "Sing, O My Soul" poem by Jessica Lynne Steinhice
12 11 Family   November 1977; Francis Steinhice obituaries
12 12 Family   1982; Laurel Steinhice for congress
12 13 Publications   Ca. 1947; "Trip Through Southland News Company"
12 14 Publications   August 1947; Soldier: The British Army Magazine
12 15 Publications   February 1948; Military Government Journal
12 16 Publications   1959; Germany: The Magazine of the Federal Republic
12 17 Publications   Autumn 1963; Tartan Magazine
12 18 Publications   March-April 1967; Circle C Chats contains "Gifts" poem
12 19 Publications   1980; The Hank Snow Child Abuse Fundraising Show magazine