Erskine Caldwell papers

Erskine Caldwell papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987
Title: Erskine Caldwell papers
Dates: circa 1965
Quantity: 0.6 Linear feet (1 document box, 1 oversized folder A, 1 oversized folder C)
Coll. Number: ms2358

Biographical/Historical Note

Erskine Caldwell was born in White Oak, Georgia in December 1903 and died in April 1987 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 other 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.

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.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987 -- Correspondence
Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987 -- In search of Bisco
Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987 -- Photographs
Clippings (information artifacts)
Page proofs.
Proofs (printed matter)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Erskine Caldwell papers. MS 2358. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Photographs trip to Sophia, Bulgaria, 1973 ( 4.0 items )
2Photograph Mrs. Ira Caldwell, N.D. ( 1.0 item )
3Typed Manuscript from EC's mother to Erskine and Ginny, 1963, December ( 1.0 item )
4Copy of page proof of In Search of Bisco, by Erskine Caldwell Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 1965, 1965 ( 1.0 item )
5Photographs Birthday Party for Eddie Lewis, 1974 ( 9.0 items )
6Photographs trip to Japan, 1971 ( 5.0 items )
7Photographs Conference in Guatemala, 1978 June ( 6.0 items )
8Photograph [Paris], 1979 March ( 1.0 item )
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 ( 21.0 items )
11Photographs Erskine and Ginny [at their home?], 1982 ( 3.0 items )
12Printed materials, certificates, 1983 ( 6.0 items )
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 ( 21.0 items )
Includes printed ephemera relating to Caldwell and his writing. 1 item located with Charles Sinks Pictorial Portraits.
18Plaque Pan Am Clipper Club, 1980 ( 1.0 item )
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
1ACopy of Charles Sinks' Pictorial Portrature ONE (includes bio/portrait of Erskine Caldwell) and his grandfather certificate