|Creator:||Laurel Falls Camp for Girls (Ga.).|
|Title:||Laurel Falls Camp papers|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 1283b and 1283c are housed together in 1 half box)|
Laurel Falls Camp for girls in Clayton, Georgia was owned and directed by Lillian Smith. The camp was established in 1920 by C. W. Smith, father of Lillian Smith.
"Lillian Smith was one of the first prominent white southerners to denounce racial segregation openly and to work actively against the entrenched and often brutally enforced world of Jim Crow. From as early as the 1930s, she argued that Jim Crow was evil ("Segregation is spiritual lynching," she said) and that it leads to social moral retardation."--"Lillian Smith (1897-1966)," New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved February 18, 2008: http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org.
The collection consists of photocopies of papers concerning Laurel Falls Camp. These items include a letter to Mary Marbut, a letter to counselors, a receipt to Mary Marbut for money given to Lillian Smith to back the play Strange Fruit, printed material describing the camp, a play entitled I Am America, and Laurel Leaf newsletters to counselors, parents and campers.
Arranged in chronological order.
Laurel Falls Camp papers, 1944-1947. MS 1283b. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Lillian Eugenia Smith papers, circa 1920-1980; Laurel Falls Camp papers, 1930-1937; Lillian Smith letters, early 1960s; Lillian Eugenia Smith letters to Ashley Montagu, 1956-1966; Lillian Eugenia Smith letters to and from Paula Snelling, 1943-1955.