Lillian Smith letters

Lillian Smith letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Smith, Lillian Eugenia, 1897-1966
Title: Lillian Smith letters
Dates: 1949-1966
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet 1 document box
Coll. Number: ms2126

Biographical/Historical Note

Lillian Smith (1897-1966) 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.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence between Lillian Smith and her publisher, W.W. Norton & Company, particularly with George P. Brockway and Storer B. Lunt. 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.

Index Terms

American literature.
Brockway, George P.
Lunt, Storer B.
Smith, Lillian Eugenia, 1897-1966
W.W. Norton & Company.
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 note

Lillian Smith letters, ms2126, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related collections in this repository are Lillian Smith papers, ms1283, Lillian Smith photographs, ms2356, Lillian Smith letters, ms2126, and many other individual Lillian Smith correspondence collections.

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