Rose Thompson papers

Rose Thompson papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Thompson, Rose
Title: Rose Thompson papers
Dates: 1940-1984
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet 1 document box
Coll. Number: ms2208

Biographical/Historical Note

Rose Thompson (1930- ), teacher and author, born in Greene County, Georgia. Worked in middle Georgia for the Farm Security Administration as a home supervisor in the 1930s and 1940s. Collected stories told to her by African American families she visited and published some in "Foxfire" magazine. In 1982, a collection of her works were published in Hush child! Can't You Hear the Music?

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence, typescripts of stories of folklore used in Foxfire magazine; typescript of Hush Child! Can't You Hear the Music?, a book containing stories she collected, and photographs, mostly of African Americans in middle Georgia.

Index Terms

African Americans--Folklore.
Manuscripts (documents)

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

Rose Thompson papers, ms2208, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1944-1984
2 Foxfire: Rose Thompson Stories
3 Hush Child! Can't You Hear the Music? Typescript
5Clippings, Printed Material
6Proposals for Film- "Hush Child!..."
7Folklore Classification