Medora (Field) Perkerson papers

Medora (Field) Perkerson papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Perkerson, Medora Field
Title: Medora (Field) Perkerson papers
Dates: 1945-1960
Quantity: 0.05 Linear feet (1 folder; housed with minor collections MS 1741 to MS 1747)
Coll. Number: ms1742(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

Medora Field Perkerson was born nearby on the site of the present Lindale Baptist Church. In her early twenties she became a member of the The Atlana Journal-Constitution Magazine staff, and later was married to Angus Perkerson, its editor. For may years, troubled people sought the sympathetic and sound counsel she gave in her weekly column as 'Marie Rose'. She was the friend of the friendless. Through offices held in her church, in the Child Service Association of Atlanta and in organizations of writers, she became an influence for good throughout Georgia and beyond its borders. Mrs. Perkerson's most notable book, White Columns in Georgia, tells the store of her state through its historic houses. Her two other books, Who Killed Aunt Maggie? and Blood on Her Shoe, have Georgia settings.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a small group of papers that forms an addition to the primary Perkerson Collection, MS 303, with letters, clippings, and notes.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

American literature--20th century.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Perkerson, Medora Field -- Records and correspondence
Women authors, American--Georgia--Correspondence.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Medora (Field) Perkerson papers, MS 1742. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: MS 303 Melora Field Perkerson papers, 1914-1960

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing