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Selma Pou Collection (MC 319) - Columbus State University

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Selma Pou Collection (MC 319)

Biographical Note

Mrs. Selma Andersson was born at the Swedish Consulate in Hamburg, Germany on March 31, 1891. She was married to Dr. Robert Edward Pou, a distinguished neurologist in Columbus, Georgia. Selma was an author, a painter and a sculptor, specializing in bas-relief plaques, especially of prominent Columbusites. From reading her stories, she seemed to enjoy traveling immensely. She died on December 18, 1969 and is buried in Linwood Cemetery.

Scope and Content

This small collection consists of 11 folders of the writings of Selma A. Pou. There are 10 short stories written by Mrs. Pou during the 60's and one letter to Loretto Chappell about her stories, or her "vagrant children", as she referred to them. This collection was formerly MC 027 at the public library.

1960s 1 box (.25 l.f.)

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Selma Pou Collection must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives at Columbus State University. Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required:

Selma Pou Collection ( MC 319) Columbus State University Archives Columbus, Georgia


This collection came to the CSU Archives in the fall of 2013 when the Columbus Public Library closed its archival collection and donated them to CSU.

Box and Folder List

Box 1

  • Folder 1: Letter to Miss Loretto Chappell, April 16, 1965
  • Folder 2: "In a Japanese Garden", a newspaper story about losing her heart in a visit to a garden, October 1964
  • Folder 3:"A Short Story about Mr. and Mrs. Sparrow", a letter to a Friend
  • Folder 4: " A Tryst Kept with Hans Christian Anderson", 1805-1875
  • Folder 5: "Peabody-Warner-House, the Story of an Old House", Sept. 1964
  • Folder 6: "Queen Mary's Roundtable, the Linnet of Africa"
  • Folder 7: "Queen Mary's Rountable, Paxtu" (Baden-Powell's home in Kenya)
  • Folder 8: "A Dream in a Crystal Palace", October 1964
  • Folder 9: "The Story of the Littlest Snowman"
  • Folder 10: "Victoria Falls", May 1965
  • Folder 11: "Wings Over Georgia", 1965
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