|Title:||Laura McManus collection|
|Quantity:||0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)|
Laura McManus was a camper at Laurel Falls Camp for Girls in Clayton, Georgia in the late 1920s and early 1930s.
Laurel Falls Camp for girls in Clayton, Georgia was owned and directed by Lillian Smith. The camp was established in 1920 by C. M. Smith, father of Lillian Smith.
"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 albums, photographs, clippings, printed material and writings that belonged to Laura McManus. Most of the materials pertain to Laurel Falls Camp and its director, Lillian Smith. The albums contain many photographs of campers and counselors during the 1920s and 1930s. Of particular interest is a 1925 album which includes a written memoir that accompanies the photographs.
Arranged by record type.
Laura McManus collection, MS 3142. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Lillian Eugenia Smith papers, circa 1920-1980; Laurel Falls Camp papers, 1944-1947; Lillian Smith letters, early 1960s; Lillian Eugenia Smith letters to Ashley Montagu, 1956-1966; Lillian Eugenia Smith letters to and from Paula Snelling, 1943-1955; Laurel Falls Camp papers, 1930-1937.