Erskine Caldwell papers

Erskine Caldwell papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987
Title: Erskine Caldwell papers
Dates: 1965
Quantity: 0.6 Linear feet 1 document box, 2 oversized folders
Coll. Number: ms2358

Biographical/Historical Note

Erskine Caldwell (1903-1987) was born in White Oak, Georgia, and died in Paradise Valley, Arizona. He was an American author, most famous for his books about the South that centered on issues of poverty, racism, and social issues. He wrote God's Little Acre and Tobacco Road. He lived throughout the country, but mainly focused on the South in his writings. For more information see the article Erskine Caldwell in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of photographs, posters, certificates, a copy of the page proof of "In search of Bisco" (1965), article and newspaper clippings, and varied correspondence.


Index Terms

Authors, American--Georgia.
Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987 -- Correspondence
Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987 -- In search of Bisco
Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987 -- Photographs
Clippings (information artifacts)
Correspondence.
Page proofs.
Proofs (Printing)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Erskine Caldwell papers, ms2358, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Photographs trip to Sophia, Bulgaria, 1973
 
2Photograph Mrs. Ira Caldwell, N.D.
 
3Typed Manuscript from EC's mother to Erskine and Ginny, 1963, December
 
4Copy of page proof of In Search of Bisco, by Erskine Caldwell Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 1965, 1965
 
5Photographs Birthday Party for Eddie Lewis, 1974
 
6Photographs trip to Japan, 1971
 
7Photographs Conference in Guatemala, 1978 June
 
8Photograph [Paris], 1979 March
 
9Caricatures, orginal by Edmund Manczak, S. Kobylinski, 1981
 
10Photographs trip to Warsaw, Poland to receive Declaration of the Republic of Poland for The Order of Cultural Merite, 1981 September
 
11Photographs Erskine and Ginny [at their home?], 1982
 
12Printed materials, certificates, 1983
 
13Clippings about Caldwell and his writings, 1957
 
14Clippings about Caldwell and his writings, 1958-1959
 
15Clippings about Caldwell and his writings, 1960-1962
 
16Clippings about Caldwell and his writings, 1976-1982
 
17Miscellaneous, 1958-1981
Includes printed ephemera relating to Caldwell and his writing. 1 item located with Charles Sinks Pictorial Portraits.
 
18Plaque Pan Am Clipper Club, 1980
 
19Promotional Paper on Charles Sinks, photographer, 1979
 
20Correspondence, 1931-1961
Includes letter from Erskine to his mother and father, and from Erskine's mother to her grandson "Pix."
 
OS Folder
2CPosters (6)
 
Posters (2)
 
OS Folder
1ACharles Sinks' Pictorial Portraiture One, and his grandfather certificate