|Title:||Paula Snelling papers|
|Quantity:||0.9 Linear feet (2 document boxes, 1 oversized folder A)|
Paula Snelling was the lifelong partner of Georgia writer Lillian Smith and collaborated with her on the literary magazine South today and the running of Laurel Falls Camp.
"Lillian Smith was one of the first prominent white southerners to denounce racial segregation openly and to work actively against the entrenched and often brutally enforced world of Jim Crow. From as early as the 1930s, she argued that Jim Crow was evil ("Segregation is spiritual lynching," she said) and that it leads to social moral retardation."--"Lillian Smith (1897-1966)," New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved February 18, 2008: http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org.
The collection consists of correspondence, several of Lillian Smith's autographed books to Paula Snelling, clippings, school papers, writings, and other items. Some of the correspondence is from people she and Lillian knew from Laurel Falls Camp in Clayton Georgia. There are also a few Snelling family letters, as well as one letter from a J.H. McCown to Lillian Smith. There is one oversized folder that contains a plabybill for "Strange Fruit."
Arranged in chronological order.
Paula Snelling papers, 1918-1984. MS 2589. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
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 and from Paula Snelling, 1943-1955.