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Coleman, Mary Jane, 1923-2010


Biographical Note

Mary Jane Coleman was born November 25, 1923, in Portsmouth, Virginia, the second daughter of Caroline Leckie Hatton Nash Riddick and Alfred Thomas Riddick. She married Nathaniel Ragsdale Coleman Jr. in 1944 and they moved to Greenville, Tennessee in 1948.

She was a founder of the Greeneville Arts Council in 1967, was instrumental in establishing the Tennessee Arts Commission and founded the Sinking Creek Film Festival (later the Nashville Independent Film Festival) in 1969.

Coleman died in Greeneville on June 19, 2010.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Jack Schrader Photographs and Films

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-0456
Scope and Contents The Jack Schrader Photographs consist of black & white and color negatives, slides, contact sheets, proofs, and prints. Schrader's work encompasses a variety of subjects and ranges from portraits to candids to landscapes. Images from Schrader's exhibit "Portrait of a Community" and the Sinking Creek Film Festival are included in the collection. Several negatives and prints experiment with different photographic materials and techniques. The collection also includes minimal correspondence...
Dates: 1967-1986, Undated