Richard Harwell collection

Richard Harwell collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Harwell, Richard Barksdale
Title: Richard Harwell collection
Dates: 1972-1986
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet 1 document box
Coll. Number: ms2803

Biographical/Historical Note

Richard Barksdale Harwell (1915-1988) was a librarian, bibliographer. He graduated from Emory University and received an honorary doctorate from New England College, and worked in several university libraries including the University of Georgia. Harwell was also active in several professional associations, including the Association of College Research Libraries, Southeastern Library Association, and the American Library Association.

Erskine Caldwell (1903-1987) 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. For more information see the article Erskine Caldwell in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence between Richard Harwell and the Caldwells, as well as various clippings.

Index Terms

Authors, American.
Caldwell family -- Correspondence
Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987
Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987 -- Correspondence
Clippings (information artifacts)
Harwell, Richard Barksdale -- Correspondence

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Richard Harwell collection, ms2803, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1972-1977
2Correspondence, 1978-1979
3Correspondence, 1980-1981
4Correspondence, 1982-1986
5Correspondence - undated
7Writings by Richard Harwell
8Writings - Volcano motion picture, English dialogue by Erskine Caldwell
9Book lists and catalogs
10Printed Material