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Collection Number: 05459-z

Collection Title: Between George Keys' Bookends by Virginia Stanard Forbes Maner and Charlotte Revercomb Stephenson Oresman Papers, 1942

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Abstract Virginia Stanard Forbes Maner, born in 1921 in Atlanta, Ga., and Charlotte Revercomb Stephenson Oresman, born in 1920 in New York, were 1942 graduates of the University of North Carolina. Both women attended the Randolph Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Va., before transferring to UNC. Upon graduation, Oresman lived in New York City, N.Y., where she died in 1978. Maner wrote and edited for a number of newspapers, including The New York Times. She died in 2000 in Williamsburg, Va. The collection consists of a book of verse entitled "Between George Keys' Book Ends" that Virginia Stanard Forbes Maner and Charlotte Revercomb Stephenson Oresman created in July 1942, a small notecard announcing the completion of the book, and a mock list of critics' reviews. The cardboard-bound book consists of 20 typed verses, each accompanied by hand-drawn and colored illustrations. Each five-line verse is a limerick that addresses the book's first line: "What ever became of the platoon?" "The platoon" refers to Maner and Oresman's group of friends and acquaintances at the University of North Carolina, including professors, landlords, and classmates. While at UNC, Maner and Oresman were still known by their maiden names, Forbes and Stephenson, and they scrambled their first, middle, and last names to create author and publisher aliases.
Creator Maner, Virginia Stanard Forbes, 1921-2000.



Oresman, Charlotte Revercomb Stephenson, 1920-1978.
Language English
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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
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[Identification of item], in the "Between George Keys' Bookends" by Virginia Stanard Forbes Maner and Charlotte Revercomb Stephenson Oresman Papers #5459-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Forbes Maner in March 2010 (Acc. 101267).
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Virginia Stanard Forbes Maner, born on 1 April 1921 in Atlanta, Ga., and Charlotte Revercomb Stephenson Oresman, born on 24 October 1920 in New York, were 1942 graduates of the University of North Carolina. Both women attended the Randolph Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Va., before transferring to UNC. Upon graduation, Oresman lived in New York City, N.Y., where she died in June 1978. Maner wrote and edited for a number of newspapers, including The New York Times, The Atlanta Constitution, The Richmond-Times Dispach, and The News Leader. She died on 14 November 2000 in Williamsburg, Va.

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The collection consists of a book of verse entitled "Between George Keys' Book Ends" that Virginia Stanard Forbes Maner and Charlotte Revercomb Stephenson Oresman created in July 1942, a small notecard announcing the completion of the book, and a mock list of critics' reviews. The cardboard-bound book consists of 20 typed verses, each accompanied by hand-drawn and colored illustrations. Each five-line verse is a limerick that addresses the book's first line: "What ever became of the platoon?" "The platoon" refers to Maner and Oresman's group of friends and acquaintances at the University of North Carolina, including professors, landlords, and classmates. While at UNC, Maner and Oresman were still known by their maiden names, Forbes and Stephenson, and they scrambled their first, middle, and last names to create author and publisher aliases.

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Processed by: Matt Dailey, November 2010

Encoded by: Matt Dailey, November 2010

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