Lillian Smith letter to Kelsey Guilfoil

Lillian Smith letter to Kelsey Guilfoil

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Smith, Lillian Eugenia, 1897-1966
Title: Lillian Smith letter to Kelsey Guilfoil
Dates: 1949 November 11
Quantity: 0.05 Linear feet (1 folder housed with minor collections MS 3461 to MS 3466)
Coll. Number: ms3462(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

Lillian Smith was born in 1897 and died in 1966. She was an author, lecturer, human rights advocate. She mainly resided in Georgia. She was one of the first prominent white Southerners to stand against segregation. She wrote the novel, Strange Fruit, to much acclaim, as well as Killers of the Dream.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of one letter from author Lillian Eugenia Smith to Kelsey Guilfoil, a book critic from the Chicago Tribune. The letter is typed on Smith's personal stationery with her Old Screamer Mountain, Clayton, Gerogia letterhead. In it, Smith thanks Guilfoil for the wonderful review of her book, Killers of the Dream.

Index Terms

Authors, American--Georgia--Correspondence.
Guilfoil, Kelsey -- Correspondence
Smith, Lillian Eugenia, 1897-1966 -- Correspondence
Smith, Lillian Eugenia, 1897-1966 -- Killers of the dream
Women authors, American--Georgia--Correspondence.
Women critics--Illinois--Chicago--Correspondence.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lillian Smith letter to Kelsey Guilfoil. MS 3462. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letter, 1949 November 11