Lillian Smith photographs

Lillian Smith photographs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Smith, Lillian Eugenia, 1897-1966
Title: Lillian Smith photographs
Dates: circa 1930
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)
Coll. Number: ms2356

Biographical/Historical Note

Lillian Smith was born in 1897 and died in 1966. She was an author, lecturer, human rights advocate. She mainly resided in Georgia. She was one of the first prominent white Southerners to stand against segregation. She wrote the novel, Strange Fruit, to much acclaim, as well as Killers of the Dream.

Laurel Falls Camp for girls in Clayton, Georgia was owned and directed by Lillian Smith. The camp was established in 1920 by C. M. Smith, father of Lillian Smith.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of snapshots of Laurel Falls Camp girls. The photos include shots of girls in many sports and leisure activities. Additional materials include an album of photographs, a letter from Lillian Smith to Katherine Ulmer, and printed materials about Laurel Falls Camp.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Laurel Falls Camp for Girls (Ga.). -- Records and correspondence
Laurel Falls Camp for Girls (Ga.). -- Students--Photographs
Laurel Falls Camp for Girls (Ga.). -- Students--Recreation--Photographs
Photograph albums.
Smith, Lillian Eugenia, 1897-1966 -- Correspondence
Ulmer, Katherine -- Correspondence

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lillian Smith photographs. MS 2356. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Lillian Smith letters, early 1960's; Lillian Eugenia Smith papers, 1920-1980; Lillian Smith, Laurel Falls Camp papers, 1944-1947; Lillian Smith, Laurel Falls Camp papers, 1930-1937; Laurel Falls Camp and Lillian Smith collection, circa 1940-1966; Lillian Eugenia Smith letters to Ashley Montagu, 1956-1966; Lillian Eugenia Smith letters to and from Paula Snelling, 1943-1955; Strange fruit by Lillian Smith materials, 1945.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Laurel Falls Camp for Girls, 1929
2The Laurel Leaf (Clipping), September 24, 1925
3Laurel Camp for Girls miscellaneous papers
6Photographs & Negatives