Lillian Smith letters to Ashley Montagu

Lillian Smith letters to Ashley Montagu

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Smith, Lillian Eugenia, 1897-1966
Title: Lillian Smith letters to Ashley Montagu
Dates: 1956-1966
Quantity: 0.025 Linear feet (1 folder housed with minor collections MS 2066-MS 2156)
Abstract:The collection consists of correspondence from Lillian Smith to Ashley Montagu from 1956-1966. The letters discuss their involvement on the Anisfield-Wolf Award Committee, which was founded to encourage the publishing of books on race relations. The letters contain Smith's critique of the books that have been nominated for the award and some personal matters including her health and her writing.
Coll. Number: ms2129(m)

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
Anisfield-Wolf Award.
Authors, American--United States.
Literary prizes--United States.
Montagu, Ashley, 1905-1999
Women authors, American--Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lillian Smith letters to Ashley Montagu. MS 2129. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

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