Ira S. and Caroline Bell Caldwell papers

Ira S. and Caroline Bell Caldwell papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Caldwell family
Creator: Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987
Title: Ira S. and Caroline Bell Caldwell papers
Dates: 1917-1949
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feet 2 boxes
Coll. Number: ms1557

Biographical/Historical Note

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

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence to Ira S. and Caroline Bell Caldwell from 1917-1949. 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; living in Darien, Connecticut; working in Russia; and working in Hollywood, California. The collection also contains some correspondence relating to Ira S. Caldwell's work with the Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church, a typewritten manuscript by I.S. Caldwell, clippings, and a few photographs.


Arranged roughly in chronological order.

Index Terms

American literature.
Authors, American--Georgia.
Europe--Description and travel.
World War, 1939-1945.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Ira S. and Caroline Bell Caldwell papers, ms 1557, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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 1-20
3Correspondence, 1944 August 20-23
4Correspondence, 1944 August 24-26
5Correspondence, 1944 August 27-31
6Correspondence, 1944 September-December
7Correspondence, 1946 October 7
8Correspondence, 1947
9Correspondence, 1948 June 6
10Correspondence, 1949
11Correspondence, undated
12Newspaper articles regarding Erskine Caldwell, 1937-1946
13Newspaper articles regarding Ira S. Caldwell, undated
14General newspaper clippings, 1921, 1939, undated
15Photographs, 1941-1942, undated
16Printed Material, 1948, undated
A short catechism for young children by John Brown; The Westminster shorter catechism ratified by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States at Augusta, Ga., December 4, 1861; University of Arizona Bulletin
17Envelopes, 1917-1944
18Manuscript (typewritten), circa 1941
19Miscellaneous, 1932-1947