Ira S. and Caroline Bell Caldwell papers

Ira S. and Caroline Bell Caldwell papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Bourke-White, Margaret, 1904-1971
Creator: Caldwell, Caroline Bell
Creator: Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987
Creator: Caldwell, Helen Lannigan
Creator: Caldwell, Ira S.
Creator: Caldwell, June Johnson
Title: Ira S. and Caroline Bell Caldwell papers
Dates: 1920-1949
Quantity: 0.8 Linear feet (2 document boxes)
Abstract:The collection consists of correspondence to Ira S. and Caroline Bell Caldwell from 1920-1949. Mainly contains correspondence from their son, Erskine Caldwell; with some from his wives, Helen Lannigan Caldwell, Margaret Bourke-White, and June Johnson Caldwell; and his children Janet, Pixy, and Dabney Caldwell. Erskine's letters chronicle his personal life and professional career: beginning as a college student; then while living in Mt. Vernon, Maine; traveling in Europe (1938); living in Darien, Connecticut; working in Russia (1941); and working in Hollywood, California. The collection also contains some correspondence relating to Ira S. Caldwell's work with the Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church.
Coll. Number: ms1557

Biographical/Historical Note

Ira S. Caldwell, Presbyterian minister, married Caroline Bell, parents of Erskine Caldwell, resided in Wrens, Georgia.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

American literature--20th century
Authors, American--Georgia.
Darien (Conn.)
Europe--Description and travel.
Mount Vernon (Me.)
Soviet Union--Description and travel.
World War, 1939-1945.

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

Ira S. and Caroline Bell Caldwell papers. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related collections in this repository: Erskine Caldwell papers.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1920
2Correspondence, 1921
3Correspondence, 1922
4Correspondence, 1924
5Correspondence, 1927
6Correspondence, 1928
7Correspondence, 1929
8Correspondence, 1930
9Correspondence, 1934
10Correspondence, 1935
11Correspondence, 1936
12Correspondence, 1937
13Correspondence, 1938
14Correspondence, 1939
15Correspondence, 1940
16Correspondence, 1941
17Correspondence, 1942
18Correspondence, 1943
21Correspondence, 1944 January-July
2Correspondence, 1944 August 1-19
3Correspondence, 1944 August 20-23
4Correspondence, 1944 August 24-26
5Correspondence, 1944 August 27-31
6Correspondence, 1944 September-December
7Correspondence, 1946
8Correspondence, 1947
9Correspondence, 1948
10Correspondence, 1949
12Clippings - Erskine Caldwell
13Clippings - Ira S. Caldwell
14Clippings - General
16Printed Material