Anne Hazlewood-Brady papers, 1958–2001
Collection Scope and Content
The collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, articles, playbills and personal papers. The first series consists of unpublished poetry, college plays, speeches, notes, and manuscripts of published works. The second series includes correspondence with family, friends, fellow artists, publishers, and political figures, documenting Hazlewood-Brady’s involvement in women’s activities, personal relationships, and literary pursuits. The third series relates to Hazlewood-Brady’s artistic and political activities, including information on organizations. The fourth series is composed 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.
Born in Sloatsburg, New York 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. She lived in Arundel, Maine, and remained active in the women’s movement from the 1960s onward. A mother of 5 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).
Hazlewood-Brady published her first book of poetry, Unfinished Conversations, in 1970. Her other books are titled: 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). She supported and promoted the arts in the state of Maine. Hazlewood-Brady passed away in 2012 in Port Orange, Florida.