Elizabeth Kytle papers

Elizabeth Kytle papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Kytle, Elizabeth
Title: Elizabeth Kytle papers
Dates: 1957-1985
Quantity: 1.7 Linear feet (4 document boxes, 1 oversized portfolio)
Abstract:The collection consists of papers of Elizabeth Kytle from 1957-1985. The papers include the original manuscript and galley proofs of WILLIE MAE, as well as correspondence, clippings, and printed materials pertaining to Kytle's writing career and particularly to the publication of WILLIE MAE. The correspondence contains letters between Kytle and her publisher Alfred Knopf, correspondence between Kytle and Willie Mae Wright, and letters from family, friends, and would-be writers.
Coll. Number: ms1174

Biographical/Historical Note

Elizabeth Larisey Kytle, Georgia author of WILLIE MAE.


Arranged into 5 series: Series 1. Biographical Information, Series 2. Willie Mae Typescripts and Galley Proofs, Series 3. Correspondence, Series 4. Willie Mae, Series 5. Interview Records.

Index Terms

Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
American literature.
Manuscripts (documents)
Women authors, American--Georgia.
Wright, Willie Mae

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Elizabeth Kytle papers, MS1174. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Interview Records (in oversize portfolio containing two 33 1/3 rpm records) of The Lighthouse, Urban League Broadcast on WBNS, interview of Elizabeth Kytle by Andrew Freeman, and an interview of Elizabeth Kytle by Fannie Hurst are available through the Walter J. Brown Media Archives.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Series 1: Biographical Information

11Biographical information

Series 2: Willie Mae Typescripts and Galley Proofs

12Copyright registration- Willie Mae
3Galley proofs- Willie Mae, 1957
4Galley proofs- Willie Mae, 1958
5Typescript- Willie Mae (pp. 1-127)
6Typescript- Willie Mae (pp. 130-268)
7Typescript- Willie Mae (misc. pages)

Series 3: Correspondence

18Correspondence A-K
9Correspondence L-W
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
110Correspondence-Alfred A. Knopf, Inc, 1957
21Correspondence-Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1958 January-April
2Correspondence-Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1958 May-September
3Correspondence-Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1958 October-1979
4Correspondence-Bernstein, David, 1958
5Correspondence-Buchholtz, Fran, 1958
6Correspondence-Byron, Dora, 1958
7Correspondence-Club appearances, 1958-1964
8Correspondence-Cousins, Robert, 1958-1968
9Correspondence-DeGroot, Marion, 1959
10Correspondence-DeWitt, Bill & Veda, 1958
11Correspondence-DuBois, Barbara, 1958 1959
12Correspondence-Efforts to get Willie Mae published, 1948-1958
13Correspondence-Fargis, Paul, 1990
14Correspondence-Fuoss, Robert M., 1969-1970
15Correspondence-Gershon, Rebecca, 1958
16Correspondence-Gulley, Larry, 1990 1991
17Correspondence-Gunther, Betty, 1958 1959
18Correspondence-Hanna, Mary, 1958 1980
19Correspondence- Harper's Magazine, 1958
20Correspondence-Harris, Mrs. L. O. Jr., 1963
21Correspondence-Harwell, Richard B., 1957
22Correspondence-Klenova, Bertha P., 1959
23Correspondence-Koski, J. W., 1958
24Correspondence-LaFarge, Rev. John, 1959
25Correspondence-Lane, Mills IV, 1979 1980
26Correspondence-Laughlin, Patrick, 1958
27Correspondence-Lawrence, Mary, 1958?
28Correspondence-Leather, B. H., 1958
29Correspondence-London, Marie, 1959
30Correspondence-Long, Lilian, 1959
31Correspondence-McDuffie, Lizzie, 1955-1958
32Correspondence-Manfred, Ernest, 1958
33Correspondence-Mann, Mrs. Henry B., 1958
34Correspondence-Marvin, Walter Rumsey, 1958
35Correspondence-Mauck, Evelyn L., 1958
36Correspondence-Mohler, Donna Jean, 1967-1968
37Correspondence-Moody, Minnie Hite, 1958
38Correspondence-Myers, Carol et al, 1973
39Correspondence-NAACP and The Crisis, 1957-1959
40Correspondence-New York publicity trip, 1958
41Correspondence- The New York Times Book Review, 1958-1959
42Correspondence-Newell, Patricia, 1958
43Correspondence-Nunmaker, Frances G., 1960
44Correspondence-Nureck, Sheryl, 1963
31Correspondence-Odum, Gertrude, 1958-1959
2Correspondence-Osoinach, Ruth (Mrs. John A.), 1959
3Correspondence-Pampel, George, 1958
4Correspondence-Perry, Eleanor, 1958
5Correspondence-Richardson, Sally, 1957-1958
6Correspondence-Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1949 1958
7Correspondence-Runyon, Amie C., 1960
8Correspondence-Sawyer, Louise, 1958
9Correspondence-Scarlett, Leah (Mrs. William), 1958-1959
10Correspondence-Sibley, Celestine, 1958
11Correspondence-Sliter, Martha
12Correspondence-Southard, Shelby E., 1958
13Correspondence-Steinmetz, Cloyd S., 1959
14Correspondence-Stoney, George C., 1958 1959
15Correspondence- Time Magazine, 1958
16Correspondence-Tinsley, Emily N., 1958
17Correspondence-WBNS Radio Open Mike program, 1964
18Correspondence-Waites, Wallace L., 1958
19Correspondence-Weiss, Paul, 1962
20Correspondence-Wilensky, Harry, 1958
21Correspondence-Williams, John Kytle/Mary Kytle Tumlin, 1958
22Correspondence-Worley, Henry, 1958 1959
Wright, Willie Mae
323Correspondence-Wright, Willie Mae (the real Willie Mae), 1957-1961
24Correspondence-Wright, Willie Mae (the real Willie Mae), 1964-1969
25Correspondence-Wright, Willie Mae (the real Willie Mae), 1970-1971
26Correspondence-Wright, Willie Mae (the real Willie Mae), 1972-1973 1990-1991
27Correspondence-Yardley, Jonathan, 1984 1990
28Correspondence-Unknown names
29Signet paperback edition- Willie Mae, 1964

Series 3: Willie Mae

EPM editions, Research, Play and Various Editions
330EPM edition- Willie Mae correspondence, 1991 1990
31EPM edition- Willie Mae correspondence, 1991 1991
41EPM edition- Willie Mae uncorrected proof, 1991
2EPM edition- Willie Mae Foreword, 1991
3EPM edition- Willie Mae Author's Introduction, 1991
4EPM edition- Willie Mae financial papers, 1991
5University of Georgia Press edition- Willie Mae correspondence, 1993 1992-1994
6Play- Willie Mae correspondence, 1995-1996
7Play- Willie Mae
8Clippings, 1947-1992
9Interview questions and research notes
10Photograph-Willie Mae Wright
411Reviews- Willie Mae, 1958 1970
12Reviews- Willie Mae, 1990-1991
13Reviews- Willie Mae, 1993-1994
14Speech re: Willie Mae
15Speech-Otterbein College, 1959