William Alfred Sutton papers

William Alfred Sutton papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Sutton, William Alfred, 1915-
Title: William Alfred Sutton papers
Dates: Bulk, 1970-1971
Dates: 1930-1974
Quantity: 1.75 Linear feet 3 boxes, 1 half box
Coll. Number: ms2383

Biographical/Historical Note

William Alfred Sutton (1915- ), professor of English at Ball State University (Muncie, Ind.).

Erskine Caldwell 1903-19870 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 papers of William A. Sutton documenting his relationship with Erskine and Virginia Caldwell. Included is correspondence to and from Erskine and Virginia Caldwell as Sutton prepares to write a biography on Caldwell. The collection also contains both personal and professional information about Caldwell, a few copies of Caldwell manuscripts, and some newspaper clippings.

Index Terms

American literature.
Authors, American.
Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987
Caldwell, Virginia
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

William Alfred Sutton papers, ms2383, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1930-1970
2Correspondence, 1968-1969
3-12Correspondence, 1970
21-10Correspondence, 1971-1974
31Typescript; If Only to Remember the Flatlands
2Typescript; The Bogus Ones
3Typescript; Southern Tenant Farmers
4Typescript; "A Recollection" by C. Bell Caldwell
5Typescript; "Three...E.C. Manuscripts" by W. Sutton
3Church Report