John Groth collection of Gone with the Wind illustrations

John Groth collection of Gone with the Wind illustrations

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Groth, John, 1908-1988
Title: John Groth collection of Gone with the Wind illustrations
Dates: 1963-1973
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet 2 oversize folders
Coll. Number: ms1125

Biographical/Historical Note

Native Chicagoan John Groth became the first Art Director for Esquire magazine in 1933. Over the years he became one of the most accomplished and best known American illustrators.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of Gone with the Wind illustrations from the 1960s and 1970s. John Groth was commissioned by the Heritage Press to illustrate a new edition of Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the wind; prints of these drawings are included in this collection.

There is a large mounted ink sketch of protagonist Scarlett from Gone With the Wind and other in a wagon pulled by an ox.

In addition, there is an original sketch of horse and rider dated "Athens 2/20/73" dedicated "To Special Collections Dept. University of Georgia Libraries." Three prints of Eskimos, two exhibition brochures, and two photographs of Groth on his visit to the University of Georgia are also present. Collectively, there are 32 sketches depicting horses, street scenes, and parties.

Index Terms

Eskimos in art.
Groth, John, 1908-1988 -- Photographs
Horses in art.
Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949 -- Gone with the wind--Illustrations
Prints (visual works)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Groth collection of Gone with the Wind illustrations, MS 1125. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials in the following collections of this repository: Margaret Mitchell family papers, 1852-1975 ; Mary Nelson Ream collection, 19uu ; Margaret Mitchell scrapbook, 1949 ; C. Mildred Thompson papers ; Margaret Mitchell photographs, ca. 1920s ; Gone with the wind scrapbook, ca. 1940s ; Gone with the wind screen tests and outtakes, 1939 ; Gone with the wind theatre pressbook.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

OS Folder
1CInk Sketch - Scarlett and others in wagon followed by ox
OS Folder
2AIllustrations and Miscellaneous