Medora Field Perkerson papers

Medora Field Perkerson papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Perkerson, Medora Field
Title: Medora Field Perkerson papers
Dates: 1914-1960
Quantity: 9.05 Linear feet (19 document boxes, 2 half boxes, 1 flat box, 1 oversize folder)
Coll. Number: ms303

Biographical/Historical Note

Medora Field Perkerson (1892-1960) was a Georgia author and journalist. She married Angus Perkerson.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of Medora Field Perkerson from 1914-1960. The papers include correspondence, newsclippings, photographs, and some typescripts regarding her works: Blood on Her Shoe, Marie Rose, and White Columns in Georgia. The collection also includes biographical material, photographs, speeches, publications which contain her work, and scrapbooks. Of particular interest are articles, correspondence, newspaper clippings, radio interviews, and photographs relating to her friend, Margaret Mitchell.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

American literature.
Manuscripts (documents)
Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949
Women authors, American--Georgia.

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

Medora Field Perkerson papers, ms303, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials located in this repository: Medora (Field) Perkerson papers (1945-1960), ms1742.

Related materials located in other repositories: Medora Field Perkerson papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Series 1: Genealogical and biographical material

11Genealogy and family records
2Genealogy and family records
3Genealogy and family records, pictures

Series 2: Correspondence

7February-November 1921
8December 1-15, 1921
9December 16-29, 1921
10December (no day) 1921
11January-February 1922
12March-June 1922
13July 1922-1924
3October 1935-April 1936
4July-October 1936
6July 13-31, 1938
7January-June 1938
8July 1-12, 1938
9August-September 1938
10August-November 1939
11August-November 1939
31September 1-15, 1940
2January-August 1940
3September 16-October 21 1940
4September 22-30 1940
5October 1940
6January-May 1941
7June 1941-1946
10January 1950-July 1952
11August 1952-December 1952
2Empty Envelopes
4March-April 1960
9Addresses, Christmas card list
10Address, book and list

Series 3: Articles and Pictures

51Article re. Perkerson Collection at Emory in Journal Magazine
2Article re. Perkerson Collection at Emory in Journal Magazine
3Articles re. mystery and detective stories
4Medora Field Perkerson Memorial Marker
5Clippings and miscellaneous

Series 4: "Lizzies Letter"

OS Folder
1AOriginal and correspondence
63Printed copies

Series 5: Recognition and Stories

64Rick's Awards Committee
"The Christmas Spirit Speaks"
"Along the Rocky Road to Hymen"
"Marcia's Wedding Day"
10Woman of the year
11Woman of the year
"The Miser"
"An Ideal School for Country Boys and Girls"
"Lost in the Clouds with a Flying Person"

Series 6: Writers and Writers Conference

4General information
5Medora Perkerson's notes and talks
6Programs and printed materials

Series 7: Angus Perkerson Division

81Nat'l Headliners Club, WABC, 6/29/1940
A. Perkerson and others aluminum record
2Awards and honors
3Biographical material
9Correspondence, 1921-1949
10Correspondence, 1950-1956
Letters from: Bobby Jones, Ed. Sullivan, Richard B. Russell, Carl Vinson, Harmon W. Caldwell, Howard H. Calloway, and Walter F. George.
11Correspondence: Kane, Harnett
12Pictures (1 negative)
91Scrapbook re. golf
2Atlanta Journal and Constitution Magazine, 50 th Anniversary issue, October 28, 1962
3Atlanta Journal and Constitution Magazine, 50 th Anniversary, October 28, 1962
101"Ether" in Black Mask
2"The 4 Women in the Play" Young's Magazine, December 1921
3"Her Masters Voice" in Live Stories, August 1921
4"The Frightened Child" and other stories
5"Mary" in Young's Magazine", June 1920
6"The Girl who Wore Clothes" Miscellaneous
7"The Thing on the Roof
8Miscellaneous manuscripts
9Miscellaneous manuscripts
10Miscellaneous manuscripts
11Miscellaneous manuscripts

Series 8: "Blood on her Shoe"

111Correspondence re. "Blood on her Shoe" and picture of Medora
2Clippings, 1942
2Clippings, 1942
3Clippings, 1942
4Clippings, 1942
5Clippings, 1943
6Clippings, 1942
7Clippings, 1942
8Clippings, 1942

Series 9: "Marie Rose"

121Correspondence, 1940s
2Correspondence, 1952-1954
3Correspondence, 1955-1957
4Correspondence, 1958 January-April
5Correspondence, 1958 May-December
6Correspondence, 1959 January-July
7Correspondence, 1959 August-December
8Correspondence, 1960 January-February
9Correspondence, undated
10Correspondence, undated
11Correspondence, undated
12Correspondence, undated
incomplete and empty envelops
13Correspondence, undated

Series 10: "Who Killed Aunt Maggie" typescript

131Publicity, etc.
3Negatives re. Dinner etc.
4Correspondence re. book
5Typescript of first chapter
6Speeches re. book
7Autographs of people at premier
8Paperback copy of book

Series 11: Margaret Mitchell and "Gone with the Wind"

141Articles: McCalls' Magazine: "The Real Margaret Mitchell" by Robert Ruark, in 2 parts, December 1949 January 1950
2Correspondence, 1950-1951
3Correspondence, 1937-1938
4Correspondence, 1940-1949
5Correspondence, 1953-1956
6McCalls' Magazine: "The Woman Who Wrote Gone With the Wind"
7Articles re
8Articles: Atlanta Journal Magazine; Margaret Mitchell Memorial Issue, December 18, 1949
9Articles re.
151Radio interview with Margaret Mitchell
2Articles: miscellaneous notes
3Correspondence Margaret Mitchell letters
4Articles: "The Mystery of Margaret Mitchell" with revisions
5Articles: Atlanta Journal Magazine "Why Margaret Mitchell has not Written Another Book" by Medora Field
161Articles: Margaret Mitchells' death
2Newspaper clippings
3Pictures: re. premier of move "Gone With the Wind"
4Pictures: negative of Margaret Mitchell and others
5Pictures: Margaret Mitchell as a reporter on Atlanta Journal
6Pictures: re book, "Gone With the Wind"
7Pictures: re book, "Gone With the Wind", miscellaneous
8Pictures: Margaret Mitchell as a child
9Pictures: Margret Mitchell
10Pictures: Margret Mitchell - Red Cross and WWII

Series 12: "White Columns in Georgia"

171Correspondence re, 1950-1951
2Correspondence re, 1952 May
3Correspondence re, 1952 June
4Correspondence re, 1952 July
5Correspondence re, 1952 August
6Correspondence re, 1952 October-December
7Correspondence re, 1953
8Correspondence re, 1954
9Correspondence re, 1955-1959
10Correspondence re, no date
12Clippings - Journal Magazine
181People and displays
2Pictures: Albany, Iris Court
3Pictures: Albany, Pine Bloom
4Pictures: Athens, Cobb (Howell) House
5Pictures: Athens, Hunnicutt House
6Pictures: Athens, Lumpkin (E.K.) House
7Pictures: Athens, Presidents (UGA) House
8Pictures: Athens, Rutherford (Mildred) House
9Pictures: Athens, Taylor-Grady House
10Pictures: Atlanta, Upson (Stephens) House
11Pictures: Atlanta, Alston (Robert A.) House
12Pictures: Atlanta, House (Samuel) Residence
13Pictures: Atlanta, Log Cabin
14Pictures: Atlanta, Neal-Lyon-Neal House
15Pictures: Atlanta, Samuel House smoke house
16Pictures: Augusta, Augusta National Golf Club House
17Pictures: Augusta, Kilpatrick House
18Pictures: Augusta, Meadow Garden
19Pictures: Augusta, Montarose
20Pictures: Augusta, Sand Hills Cottage
21Pictures: Augusta, White House
22Pictures: Bartow county, Woodlands
23Pictures: Cartersville, Walnut Grove
24Pictures: Carters Quarters
25Pictures: Columbus, Butler (S.F.) House
26Pictures: Columbus, St. Elmo
27Pictures: Bolton (L.D.) Home
28Pictures: Covington, Burge Plantation House
29Pictures: Ketty's Cottage
30Pictures: Covington, Swandscombe
31Pictures: Covington, Tuner, (N.S.) House
32Pictures: Covington, Usher House
33Pictures: Eatonton, Greene (T.G.) House
34Pictures: Eatonton, Panola Hall
35Pictures: Forsyth, Hoffman (John Leon) Residence
36Pictures: Glynn Co. Altama
37Pictures: Haddock, Blount House
38Pictures: Indian Springs, Varner House
39Pictures: Isle of Hope, Barnett (James) House
40Pictures: LaGrange, Bellevue
41Pictures: Calloway (Fuller) Residence
42Pictures: LaGrange, Cloverland
43Pictures: LaGrange, Hill (Mrs. Ethel D.) Residence
44Pictures: LaGrange, Nutwood
45Pictures: LaGrange, The Oaks
46Pictures: LaGrange, Wilcox (John) Residence
47Pictures: Macon, Carmichael (RJ.) Residence
48Pictures: Macon, Hay (P.L.) House
49Pictures: Macon, Lanier (Sydney) House
50Pictures: Macon, O'Neal (B.P.) House
51Pictures: Macon, Sams (Alfred) Residence
52Pictures: Macon, Small (Ralph) House
53Pictures: Madison, Bonar Hall
54Pictures: Madison, Boxwood
55Pictures: Madison, McIntire (C.T.) House
56Pictures: Marietta, Tranquilla (Keiler House)
57Pictures: Marshallville, Lewis Rumph Home
58Pictures: Milledgeville, Beauvoir
59Pictures: Milledgeville, Executive Mansion
60Pictures: Milledgeville, Sallee (J.O.) House
61Pictures: Milledgeville, Westover
62Pictures: Millen, Birdsville
63Pictures: Newman, Buena Viston (Thomas J. Glover House)
64Pictures: Oxford, Means (Alexander) House
65Pictures: Oxford, Presidents (Oxford College) House
66Pictures: Rome, The Chieftains
67Pictures: Rome, Oak Hill
68Pictures: Rome, Tharnwood
69Pictures: Roswell, Bulloch Hall
70Pictures: Roswell, Mimosa Hall
18A1Pictures: St. Mary's, Orange Hall
2Pictures: St. Simons Island, Retreat Plantation
3Pictures: Sandersville, Brown (R.M.) House
4Pictures: Sapelo Island, South End House
5Pictures: Savannah, Green (Charles) House
6Pictures: Savannah, Grove Point
7Pictures: Savannah, Lebanon Plantation
8Pictures: Savannah, Liberty St.
9Pictures: Savannah, Low (Juliette Gordon) House
10Pictures: Savannah, McIntosh (Lachlan) House
11Pictures: Savannah, Map
12Pictures: Thomas (Margaret) House
13Pictures: Savannah, Wild Heron
14Pictures: Savannah, Wormsloe House
15Pictures: Spring Place, Vann House
16Pictures: Thomasville, Bailey (Mrs. Ardminta)
17Pictures: Thomasville, The Columns
18Pictures: Thomasville, Greenwood
19Pictures: Thomasville, Winsted
20Pictures: Thomasville, Wright Cottage
21Pictures: Toccoa, Travelers Rest
22Pictures: Warm Springs, Little White House
23Pictures: Washington, Barnett (M.H.) House
24Pictures: Washington, Colley (A.T.) House
25Pictures: Washington, Pope (Pembroke) House
26Pictures: Washington, Rocheford- Johnson House
27Pictures: Washington, Toombs (Gabriel) Residence
28Pictures: Washington, Toombs (Robert) House
29Pictures: Waynesboro, Bellevue
30Pictures: Waynesboro, The Shadows
191Typescript, table of contents - chapter 4
2Typescript, chapter 5 - chapter 10
3Typescript, chapter 11 - chapter 16
4Typescript, chapter 17 - chapter 22
5Typescript, chapter 23 - chapter 28
6Typescript, chapter 29 - chapter 32
7Typescript, chapter 33 - chapter 37, bibliography

Series 13: Miscellaneous

201Unpublished Manuscript: "Roses From a Murderer"
2Unpublished Manuscript: "Exit by Candlelight"
3Untitled novel typescript
4"Dear Play Boy" sketches
5Photograph: Medora and airplane
211Illustration for "Lizzies Letter"
2Aluminum record - Angus Perkerson: Nat'l Headliners Club
3Bound copies of the Southern Review with writings by Medora Field
4Margaret Mitchell
6"White Columns in Georgia": photographs