Paula Snelling papers

Paula Snelling papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Snelling, Paula
Title: Paula Snelling papers
Dates: 1918-1984
Quantity: 0.9 Linear feet (2 document boxes, 1 oversized folder A)
Coll. Number: ms2589

Biographical/Historical Note

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:

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Clippings (information artifacts)
McCown, J. H. -- Correspondence
Smith, Lillian Eugenia, 1897-1966 -- Autographs
Smith, Lillian Eugenia, 1897-1966 -- Correspondence
Snelling family -- Correspondence
Snelling, Paula -- Correspondence
Teachers' writings.
Writings (document genre)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Paula Snelling papers, 1918-1984. MS 2589. 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 and from Paula Snelling, 1943-1955.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence Clayton Elementary School
2Correspondence McCown, J.H. (to Lillian Smith)
3Correspondence Mainzer, Sara & Bob
4Correspondence Menard, Laura
5Correspondence Oliver, Mrs. Arthur S.
6Correspondence Rustin, John
7Correspondence Simmons, James D. (to Sidney Offit)
8Correspondence Skinner, Frances
9Correspondence Snelling, James P.
10Correspondence Snelling, Paula (to her mother)
11Correspondence Snelling, Richard
12Correspondence Stuart, Frances B.
13Correspondence Wakeford, Mary K.
14Correspondence Ward, Jane
15Correspondence Will, Mary?
16Correspondence Williams, Eulalie A.
17Correspondence Winders, Mary J.
18Correspondence Unidentified
21Letters of Recommendation
OS Folder
1APlaybill for Strange Fruit
25School Papers
21 Killers of the Dream
2 Memory of a Large Christmas
3 Strange Fruit
4 Veterropt, 1919
5 The Journey, 1919
6 One Hour, 1919
7 Our Faces Our Words, 1919