Richard B. Harwell collection

Richard B. Harwell collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of Georgia Archives
Creator: Harwell, Richard Barksdale
Title: Richard B. Harwell collection
Dates: Bulk, 1940-1970
Dates: 1935-1984
Quantity: 13.0 Linear feet (19 boxes)
Coll. Number: UA0084

Biographical/Historical Note

Richard (Barksdale) Harwell (1915-88) was Bowdoin College's librarian from 1961-68. Before coming to Bowdoin, Harwell was educated in Atlanta Public schools. Born on June 6, 1915 in Washington, Ga., the son of Davis Gray and Helen (Barksdale) Harwell furthered his education at Emory University, where he received his Library of Science degree (1938). For the next two years (1938-40), he was assistant to the director of the George Washington Flowers Memorial Collection of Southern Americana at the Duke University Library. He worked at Emory as cataloger of special collections (1940-43), only leaving to serve his country as lieutenant for the U.S. Navy during World War II (1943-46). He returned to his alma mater and was named assistant librarian in 1948, a position he held until 1954. From 1954-56, he was the director of the Southeastern Interlibrary Research Facility; from 1956-57, he was the director of publications for the Virginia State Library, and from 1957-61, he was the executive secretary of the Association of College and Research Libraries. At Bowdoin (1961-68), he was instrumental in the planning and development of the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library. A noted Civil War historian, Harwell was also author of several books, numerous articles and hundreds of reviews. Among his notable books are: Confederate Belles-Lettres (1941), Cornerstones of Confederate Collecting (1952), More Confederate Imprints (1957), The Union Reader (1958), and Gone With the Wind as Book and Film (1983). He died on March 9, 1988.


Scope and Content Note

Processed materials include printed and manuscript materials that document Richard Harwell's interest in Southern history and the Confederacy. Included are Harwell's notes and revisions for his condensations of Freeman's "George Washington" and "R. E. Lee". Also included are manuscripts, proofs, and correspondence (1960-64) of, and relating to, "The Confederate Hundred", "John Esten Cooke", "Kate", "Outlines from the Outpost", and "Two Views of Gettysburg" (edited by Harwell). Also includes correspondence from Harwell's tenure as assistant librarian at Emory University and librarian at Bowdoin College.


Index Terms

Authors, American--Correspondence.
Correspondence
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Sources.
Research notes.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Writing.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Richard Harwell collection, UA0084, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Richard Harwell, 1968 and 1984.

Processing Information note

Series 1-6 processed.

All of series 2.2 (Writings, Library Surveys) and 2.5 (Writings, Exhibits) retained by Bowdoin as materials were created entirely during Harwell's tenure as Bowdoin Librarian; these series have been removed from finding aid, therefore there are gaps in series numbers.

Other Bowdoin related materials separated and retained by Bowdoin are from 2.1 (Writings, Articles) and M84.4 (Speeches and Coursework) plus some correspondence and biographical clippings. Original folder numbering has not been changed after removing folders, therefore there are some gaps in folder numbers


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Correspondence, 1935-1973

11.0 Linear feet
Correspondence (1935-1969, bulk 1950-1968) includes primarily incoming correspondence documenting Harwell's publishing endeavors. Also contains correspondence from Harwell's tenure as the Bowdoin College librarian and his prior employment as assistant librarian at Emory University in Georgia.



1.1 Correspondence (Original collection), 1935-1969

( 3.0 Linear feet )
BoxFolder
111935-1942
21943-1947
31948
41949
51950 Jan - Feb
61950 March - April
71950 May - June
81950 July - Aug
91950 Sept
101950 Oct - Dec
111951 Jan - Feb
121951 March
131951 April
141951 May
151951 June - Aug
161951 Sept - Dec
171952 Jan - March
181952 April - July
191952 Aug
201952 Sept - Dec
211953 Jan - Feb
221953 March - June
231953 July
241953 Aug - Dec
251954 Jan
261954 Feb
271954 March - April
281954 May - Dec
291955 Jan - March
301955 April - May
311955 June - Aug
321955 Sept - Dec
331956 Jan - March
341956 April
351956 May - June
361956 July
371956 Aug
381956 Sept - Oct
391956 Nov - Dec
401957 Jan - March
411957 April - May
421957 June -July
431957 Aug - Oct
441957 Nov - Dec
BoxFolder
211958 Jan - March
21958 April - June
31958 July - Sept
41958 Oct - Nov
51958 Dec
61959 Jan - Feb
71959 March - May
81959 June - Aug
91959 Sept
101959 Oct - Dec
111960 Jan - Feb
121960 March - May
131960 June - July
141960 Aug - Oct
151960 Nov - Dec
161961 Jan - Feb
171961 March - April
181961 May - August
191961 Sept - Oct
201961 Nov - Dec
211962 Jan - Feb
221962 March - May
231962 June - Oct
241962 Nov - Dec
251963 Jan - Feb
261963 March - April
271963 May - June
281963 July - Aug
291963 Sept - Oct
301963 Nov - Dec
311964 Jan - Feb
321964 March
331964 April
341964 May
BoxFolder
311964 June
21964 July
31964 Aug
41964 Sept - Oct
51964 Nov- Dec
61965 Jan - Feb
71965 March - April
81965 May - June
91965 July
101965 Aug
111965 Sept - Oct
121965 Nov - Dec
131966 Jan
141966 Feb
151966 March
161966 April
171966 May
181966 June
191966 July
201966 Aug - Sept
211966 Oct - Dec
221967 Jan - July
231967 Aug
241967 Sept
251967 Oct
261967 Nov - Dec
271968 Jan
281968 Feb
291968 March
301968 April
311968 May
321968 June
331968 July - Aug
341968 Sept - Oct
351968 Nov - Dec
361969 1 of 2
371969 2 of 2
38undated 1 of 2
39undated 2 of 2
40Collections of the Georgia Historical Society
41Concerning Sale of Confederate Imprints
42In Tall Cotton
43Georgia Scenes
44Mills Lane/ Beehive Press



1.2 Correspondence (Addition), 1941-1973

( 8.0 Linear feet )
BoxFolder
911931-1936
21941
31942
41943
51944 Jan.- Mar.
61944 Apr. - May
71944 Jun. - Jul.
81944 Aug. - Sept.
91944 Oct.
101944 Nov.
111944 Dec.
12Censored, 1944 Jan. - Apr.
13Censored, 1944 May - Jun.
14Censored, 1944 Jul. - 1945 Jul.
151945 Jan.
161945 Feb.
171945 Mar.
181945 Apr.
191945 May
201945 Jun.
211945 Jul.
221945 Aug.
231945 Oct. - Dec.
241946 Jan.
251946 Feb.
261946 Mar.
271946 Apr.
281946 May
291946 Jun. - Aug.
301947-1949
31Bob Russell, Jr. 1946 - 1953
32Undated War Years, Part 1 1941 - 1945
33Undated War Years, Part 2 1941 - 1945
34War Years Postcards
35War Years- News clippings
361950 - 1956
371957 - 1959
BoxFolder
1011960 Jan. - Feb.
21960 Mar. - May
31960 Jun. - Dec.
41961 Jan. - Jun.
51961 Jul. - Dec.
61962 Jan. - Jun.
71962 Jul. - Dec.
81963 Jan. - Jun.
91963 Jul. - Dec.
101964 Jan. - Jun.
111964 Jul. - Dec.
121965 Jan. - May
131965 Jun. - Aug.
141965 Sep. - Dec.
151966 Jan. - May
161966 Jul. - Sep.
171966 Oct. - Dec.
BoxFolder
1111967 Jan. - Feb.
21967 Mar.
31967 Apr.
41967 May
51967 Jun.
61967 Jul. - Aug.
71967 Sep. - Dec.
81968 Jan. - Feb.
91968 Mar. - Apr.
101968 May - Jun.
111968 Jul.
121968 Aug. - Sep.
131968 Oct.
141968 Nov.
151968 Dec.
BoxFolder
1211969 Jan.
21969 Feb. - Mar.
31969 Apr.
41969 May
51969 Jun.
61969 Jul.
71969 Aug. - Sep.
81969 Oct.
91969 Nov.
101969 Dec.
111970 Jan.
121970 Feb.
131970 Mar. - Apr.
141970 May
151970 Jun. - Jul.
161970 Aug. - Sep.
171970 Oct. - Nov.
181970 Dec.
BoxFolder
1311971 Jan.
21971 Feb. - Mar.
31971 Apr.
41971 May
51971 Jun.
61971 Jul. - Aug.
71971 Sep.
81971 Oct.
91971 Nov.
101971 Dec.
111972 Jan.
121972 Feb.
131972 Mar. - Apr.
141972 May - June
151972 Jul. - Aug.
161972 Sep. - Oct.
171972 Nov. - Dec.
181973 Jan.
191973 Feb. - Mar.
201973 Apr. - Jun.
211973 Jul. - Aug.
221973 Sep. - Oct.
231973 Nov. - Dec.
BoxFolder
1411974 Jan. - Feb.
21974 Mar. - Apr.
31974 May - Jun.
41974 Jul. - Aug.
51974 Sep. - Oct.
61974 Nov. - Dec.
71975 Jan.
81975 Feb.
91975 Mar. - Apr.
101975 May - Jun.
111975 Jul. - Sep.
121975 Oct. - Dec.
131976 Jan.
141976 Feb. - Mar.
151976 Apr. - May
161976 Jun. - Jul.
171976 Aug. - Dec.
BoxFolder
1511977 Jan. - Feb.
21977 Mar. - Apr.
31977 May - Jun.
41977 Jul. - Aug.
51977 Sep. - Oct.
61977 Nov. - Dec.
71978 Jan.
81978 Feb.
91978 Mar. - Apr.
101978 May - Jun.
111978 Jul. - Aug.
121978 Sep. - Oct.
131978 Nov. - Dec.
141979 Jan. - Feb.
151979 Mar. - May
161979 Jun. - Aug.
171979 Sep. - Dec.
BoxFolder
1611980 Jan. - Apr.
21980 May - Aug.
31980 Sep. - Dec.
41981 Jan. - May
51981 Jun. - Sep.
61981 Oct. - Dec.
71982 Jan. - May
81982 Jun. - Sep.
91982 Oct. - Dec.
101983 Jan. - Jun.
111983 Aug. - Dec.
121984
13Daniel McGrath
14Ernie Harwell
15Undated
 

2. Writings

1.5 Linear feet
Processed materials include typescripts, manuscripts, notes, and correspondence, that document Harwell's interest in Southern history and the Confederacy. Included are Harwell's notes and revisions for his condensations of Freeman's "George Washington" and "R. E. Lee". Also included are manuscripts, proofs, and correspondence(1960-64) of "The Confederate Hundred", "John Esten Cooke", "Kate", "Outlines from the Outpost", and "Two Views of Gettysburg" (edite).



2.1 Writings (Original collection)

BoxFolder
41"Books, Opera, Chess and the Gout"
2"The Cause that Refreshes"
3"Civil War Collecting"
4"The Civil War"
5"Closing the Ability Gap"
6"Coca - Cola Index"
7"College and University Libraries 1994"
8"A Confederate Hell-Box"
9"Confederate Publishing"
10"Divided They Sang"
11"End of Measured Mile"
12"Gone with Miss Ravenel's Courage"
13"Gone with the Wind: Twenty Years After"
14"Hardtack and Candy"
15"How to Find a 'Lost' Cause"
16"I Shall Tell you a Story"
17"The Indelible War"
18"John Hill Hewitt"
19"Kate Cummings"
20"Lee"
21"Lincoln and the South"
22"The Literary Climate of the South"
23"The Magic Triad: Books, People, and Ideas"
24Miscellaneous
25"The One - Hundred Dollar Understanding"
26"The One - Hundred Dollar Understanding Revisited"
27"Paperback Revolution Spreads to Colleges"
28"Passage to Burma"
29"A Place of Inquiry"
30"Seven League Boots"
31Smith College Almanac Bulletin, 1988 Sept 23
32"The Stream of Self-Consciousness"
33"Twenty - Five Years After: A Note on GWTW"
34"A Civil War Bookshelf, 1953 - 1958"
BoxFolder
51The Confederate Hundred
2Collections of the Georgia Historical Society
3In Tall Cotton
4Report of the Georgia Southern College Library
5Confederate Hundred
6The Confederate Reader
7Georgia Scenes
8In Tall Cotton
9The Journal of Kate Cumming
10Lee
11Outlines from the Outpost
12The Private War of Lizzie Hardin
13The Southern Collegian: The Death of Lee
14Tiger - Lillies
15The Uniform and Dress of the Army and Navy of the Confederate States
16Two Views of Gettysburg
17The War They Fought
18The War of 1861 - 1863 as Depicted in the Prints of Currier and Ives
19Washington
20Contract Agreements for "Confederate Music," "The Confederate Reader," "Destruction and Reconstruction" and "Kate Cummming's Journal of Hospital Life in the Confederate Army of the Tennessee"



2.2 Writings (Addition)

BoxFolder
171A Calendar of Performances at the Richmond Theatre
2"A Pictoral History", Photograph- attack on Charleston
3"As Public as the Town Pump" by Richard Harwell
4Brief Candle: The Confederate Theatre
5Brief Candle: The Confederate Theatre, Page Proofs
6Brief Candle: The Confederate Theatre- Draft Type Script
7College Libraries- Notes
8Comment on 'The Hick and the Gentry' - Manuscript
9Confederate Imprints Collection
10Confederate Music by Richard Harwell
11Confederate Theatre Correspondence
12Confederate Theatre- Notes
13Constitution of the State of Georgia
14C.S.S. Alabama - Typescript
15Dinner at Libby's- Manuscript
16Documentary History of Georgia Outline
17George Washington's Birthday by Richard Harwell
18Going Back, Going Back - Typescript
19Lee Manuscript
20Manuscript (untitled)
21Mint Julep- Typescript
22Miscellaneous Annoucements of Publications, Honors
23Newsclippings by Richard Harwell
24Origin of "Dixie" Manuscript
25Program Notes: Confederate Music- Performances by Emory University Civil War Singers
26Research Materials- Confederate Theatre
27Seven League Books by Richard Harwell
28Research Materials- Theatre
BoxFolder
181The Alexander Letters
2The Confederate Heritage: Two Hundred Books, Manuscript Pt. 1
3The Confederate Heritage: Two Hundred Books - Manuscript Pt. 2
4The Confederate Hundred- Preface to the Second Edition
5The Lost Cause - Manuscript
6The One Hundred Dollar Understanding Revisited
7The Short and Merry Life of the Confederate Theatre - Manuscript
8The Seige of Charleston, 1861-1865 by Milby Burton
9The Touchstone Whereby All Men are Proved - Manuscript
10William Aikew Walker: Sounthern Genre Painter by August Trovaioli - Review
11Zeta Psi Ferternity
 

3. Biographical, 1950-1968

5.0 folders
Biographical material concerning Harwell mostly in the form of newspaper clippings. The clippings track the period of Harwell's life from circa 1950, his start at Emory University in Atlanta as assistant librarian, and his research and interest in Civil War history.
BoxFolder
5211909 - 1949
221950 - 1956
231957 - 1958
241959 - 1960
251961 - 1968
26Newspaper Clippings
BoxFolder
1812Biography
13Interview- The Researcher Researched by Charlotte Folk
14Newsclippings about Ernie Harwell (R.H.'s brother), Baseball
15Newsclippings about Richard Harwell
 

4. Speeches

3.0 folders
Speeches given by Harwell at Colby College, Emory University, and New Georgia Southern College.
BoxFolder
527"A Gallery of Witnesses," Speech before Emory University's Friends of the Library
28Speech at Colby, 1968 Sept
29Speech at the Opening of the New Georgia Southern College Library
BoxFolder
1816Closing the Ability Gap, New England College Library dedication
 

5. Book Reviews

1.0 Linear Foot
Scores of book reviews done by Harwell on many works dealing almost exclusively with the topic of the Civil War. Reviews vary as some are the published works while still others are actually Harwell's drafts in manuscript form.
BoxFolder
61A
2B-Bo
3Br - Bu
4C - Cl
5Co - Cu
6Cities and Camps of the Confederate States
7Colorado Volunteers in New Mexico
8The Committees of Safety of Westmorland and Fincastle
9Confederate Belles Lettres
10A Confederate Diary of Retreat from Petersburg
11The Confederate Hundred
12Confederate Imprints
13Confederate Imprints in the University of Georgia Libraries
14Confederate Music
15The Confederate Reader, 1 of 2
16The Confederate Reader, 2 of 2
17Cornerstones of Confederate Collecting
18D - De
19Do - Du
20Destruction and Reconstruction
21E
22F
23G
24H
25J
26K
27Kate, the Diary of a Confederate Nurse
28King Linkum the First
29L
30Lee
31M
32Miscellaneous
33More Confederate Imprints
34N
35O
36P
37Q
38R
39Recollections of Poe
40S
41The Song of the Rebel
42Songs of the Confederacy
43The Southern Collegian: The Death of Lee
44Stonewall Jackson and the Old Stonewall Brigade
45T
46Three Months in the Confederate Army
47The Uniform and Dress of the Army and Navy of the Confederate States
48The Union Reader
49Unpublished
50V
51W
52The War They Fought
53Washington
54Y
BoxFolder
1817Book Reviews
18Annual Report of the John Carter Brown Library
19Bates College University
20Newsclippings about UGA Special Collections Damage
21Franklin and Marshall College Library, 1965
22Smith College Library
23Special Collections Department Annual Report, 1978, 1979
 

6. Research Materials

1.25 Linear feet



6.1 General Research Materials

Miscellaneous research material on a wide variety of subjects. The material is all Civil War related but varies greatly in the subject matter that it covers. Material includes, newspaper proofs, pictures, songsheets and various manuscript material.
BoxFolder
71Army Valentines
2Chapman Paintings
3Civil War Scenes from The Illustrated London News
4Confederate Philately
5Confederate Uniforms
6Copies of Civil War Letters
7Miscellaneous, 1 of 4
8Miscellaneous, 2 of 4
9Miscellaneous, 3 of 4
10Miscellaneous, 4 of 4
11Miscellaneous, Historical
12Pictures
13Research Materials
14Southern Music
15Southern Music, Dixie
16The War of 1861- 1863 as Depicted in the Prints of Currier and Ives
17William L. Shepard Paintings
BoxFolder
1824Miscellaneous Photocopies Pt. 1
25Miscellaneous Photocopies Pt. 2
26Resources: Georgia Factory and Whitehall, Georgia: A Jade Mecum by Lourie Pannell
27Resources: John Hill Hewitt's Jephtha by Thurston Dox
28Resources: Publishing in the Confederacy: Prospectus by Ellen Gay Detlefsen
29Resources: Thrill All the Madern Kinds by John H. Jenkins
30Anti-Bellum Success by John Anthony Gibbons
31Eve of Decision 77 by Robert W. West
32Miscellaneous Newsclippings
33Unidentified Photo



6.2 Research Materials for Confederate Reader

Research material that deals exclusively with the work "Confederate Reader." Mostly manuscript materials in preperation for the work listing contents, biographical material and introductory notes.
BoxFolder
718Biographical
19Contents
20Introductory Notes
21Literary Photostats
22Research Materials 1 of 2
23Research Materials 2 of 2
24Source Material
25Theatrical



6.3 Microfilm

Several rolls of microfilm from the American Library Association and the Huntington Library in San Marino, California. Microfilm is almost exclusively research material for various works that Harwell undertook himself.
BoxReel
81Research Material from the Huntington Library
2American Library Association # 7776
3American Library Association # 7826
4Research Material in Small Blue Container
 

Books

BoxItem
191Freeman, Douglas Southall, R.E. Lee: A Biography. Volume 1.
2Freeman, Douglas Southall, R.E. Lee: A Biography. Volume 2.
3Freeman, Douglas Southall, R.E. Lee: A Biography. Volume 3.
4Freeman, Douglas Southall, R.E. Lee: A Biography. Volume 4.
5Freeman, Douglas Southall, George Washington: A Biography. Volume 1.
6Freeman, Douglas Southall, George Washington: A Biography. Volume 2.
7Freeman, Douglas Southall, George Washington: A Biography. Volume 3
8Freeman, Douglas Southall, George Washington: A Biography. Volume 4.
9Freeman, Douglas Southall, George Washington: A Biography. Volume 5.
10Freeman, Douglas Southall, George Washington: A Biography. Volume 6.
11Freeman, Douglas Southall, George Washington: A Biography. Volume 7.