Lillian Smith letters

Lillian Smith letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Brockway, George P.
Creator: Lunt, Storer B.
Creator: Smith, Lillian Eugenia, 1897-1966
Creator: W.W. Norton & Company.
Title: Lillian Smith letters
Dates: 1949-1966
Quantity: 0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)
Abstract:The collection mainly consists of correspondence between Lillian Smith and her publisher, W.W. Norton & Company, particularly with George P. Brockway and Storer B. Lunt from 1949-1966. The letters discuss distribution of her works, publicity to sell her books, and reviews of her works. Also includes letters from others relating to the distribution of or reaction to her works.
Coll. Number: ms2126

Biographical/Historical Note

Lillian Smith was born in 1897 and died in 1966. She was an author, lecturer, and human rights advocate. She was born in Jasper, Florida and resided in Rabun County, Georgia. She is well known for her novels "Killers of the Dream" and "Strange Fruit." She criticized racial segregation in the South and attempted to dismantle many Jim Crow laws.

Index Terms

American literature--20th century
Women authors, American--Georgia.

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

Lillian Smith letters, MS 2126. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related collections in this repository: Other Lillian Smith papers.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

111949 January-September ( 80.0 items )
21949 October-December ( 82.0 items )
31950 January-June ( 39.0 items )
41950 July-December ( 13.0 items )
51951 ( 11.0 items )
61960 ( 34.0 items )
71961 ( 1.0 item )
81962 ( 91.0 items )
91963 ( 42.0 items )
101964 ( 75.0 items )
111965 ( 47.0 items )
121966 ( 38.0 items )