Gone with the Wind papers

Gone with the Wind papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Gone with the Wind papers
Dates: 1936-1967
Quantity: 9.6 Linear feet (22 boxes)
Coll. Number: ms3518

Biographical/Historical Note

Margaret Mitchell (1900-1949) was the author of Gone With the Wind, one of the best-selling books of all time. The novel was published in 1936, and it sold more than a million copies in the first six months. Copyright soon became an issue as demands for foreign translations, plays, musicals, and sequels began. Shortly after the book's publication, the movie rights were sold to David Selznick for $50,000, the highest amount ever paid for a manuscript at the time. In 1937 Margaret Mitchell was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, and in 1939 the movie was released.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of correspondence, lawsuits, publications, reviews, and other writings related to Margaret Mitchell's novel Gone with the Wind. Most of the material focuses on copyright issues in other countries, along with a few in the United States. There are also several requests and correspondences with publishers seeking permission to print short biographies of Margaret Mitchell and reviews of her novel.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged in seven series. I: Foreign contracts/rights/publications; II: Rights and Permissions; III: Movie Agency; IV: Publishers; V: MacMillan Publishing Company; VI: Gone with the Wind reviews/readings/illustrations; VII: Miscellaneous Writing. Restricted material also listed.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Gone with the Wind papers, MS 3518. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Foreign contracts/rights/publications

BoxFolder
11Foreign contracts, 1936-1941
2Foreign contracts, 1945-1947
3Foreign contracts, 1948
4Foreign contracts, 1953-1966
BoxFolder
1115Foreign publishers, 1938-1966
BoxFolder
211Argentina, 1938-June 1940
2Argentina, July-November 1940
3Argentina, 1941-1960
BoxFolder
61Brazil, 1937-1940
2Brazil, 1941-1951
3Brazil, 1952-1953
4Brazil, 1954-1960
5Canada, 1944
6Canada, 1945-1948
7Chile, 1936-January 1938
8Chile, February 1938-1939
BoxFolder
15Chile, 1940-1942
6Chile, 1943-1944
7Chile, 1945-1949
BoxFolder
69Chile, 1949-1959
BoxFolder
18Chile, 1936-1958
9Cuba, 1938-1962
10Czechoslovakia, 1937-1943
11Czechoslovakia, 1945-1946
12Czechoslovakia, 1947
13Czechoslovakia, 1948-1950, 1959
BoxFolder
610Czechoslovakia, 1949-1951
11Czechoslovakia, 1952-1954
12Czechoslovakia, 1955-1961
BoxFolder
114Czechoslovakia-Slovakia, 1945-1949
BoxFolder
21Denmark, 1936-1944
2Denmark, 1945-1948
3Denmark, 1949-1958
BoxFolder
201Hasselbach, Steen (Denmark), 1937-1940
BoxFolder
71East Pakistan, 1959-1960
BoxFolder
24Estonia, 1940-1945
BoxFolder
72Egypt, 1940-1956
BoxFolder
25Finland, 1937-1957
6France, 1945-1956
BoxFolder
73France, 1936-1938
BoxFolder
27France, 1957-1962
BoxFolder
74France, 1939
5France, 1940-1944
6France, 1945
7France, 1946-1947
8France, 1948
9France, 1949-1952
10Germany, 1945-1947
11Germany, 1948-1949
12Germany, 1950
13Germany, 1951-March 1952
BoxFolder
214Germany, 1936-1938
5Germany, 1939-1945
6Germany, 1952-1953
7Germany, 1954-1955
8Germany, 1956-1958
9Germany, 1959-1962
BoxFolder
28Holland, 1939-1945
9Holland, 1946
10Holland, 1948-1951
11Holland, 1952-1953
12Holland, 1954
BoxFolder
31Holland, 1955-1956
2Holland, 1957-1962
BoxFolder
81Holland, 1937-1938
2Holland, 1946-1947
3Holland, 1948-January 1949
4Holland- agreement, law suit, settlement, 1941-1949
5Hungary, 1937-1946
6Hungary, 1947-1954
7Iceland, 1939-1944
BoxFolder
33India, 1947-1959
BoxFolder
88Italy, 1937-1944
9Italy, 1945
10Italy, 1946-1947
11Italy, 1948-1949
12Italy, 1950-1952
13Italy, 1953-1957
BoxFolder
34Japan, 1952-1959
5Japan, 1960-1962
BoxFolder
91Japan, 1938-1946
2Japan, 1947-1948
3Japan, 1949
4Japan, 1950
5Japan, 1951-March 1952
6Japan, Aoril 1952-December 1952
7Japan, 1953-1967
8Japanese newspaper clippings, 1949-1966
BoxFolder
2110Japan, 1953-1954
11Japan, 1955-1958
12Japan, 1959-1961
13Japan, 1962-1964
BoxFolder
99Korea, 1952-1961
10Latvia, 1938-1964
11Lichtenstein, 1945
11Lichtenstein, 1945
12Lithuania, 1945
13Mexico, 1940-1961
BoxFolder
36Norway, 1936-1960
BoxFolder
914Palestine, 1938-1950
15Palestine, 1951-1956
16Palestine, 1958-1962
BoxFolder
37Poland, 1937-1946
8Poland, 1947
9Poland, 1948-1956
10Poland, 1957-1967
11Poland- payments to Fuksiewicz through PEKAO, 1956-1965
BoxFolder
101Poland, 1954-1958
BoxFolder
312Puerto Rico, 1953
BoxFolder
102Romania, 1938-1949, 1964
BoxFolder
41Siam (Thailand), 1939-1957
2Spain, 1945-1946
3Spain, 1947
4Spain, 1948
5Spain, 1949
6Spain, 1950
7Spain, 1951-1952
8Spain, 1953
9Spain, 1954-1957
10Spain, 1958
11Spain, 1959
12Spain, 1960-1961
13Spain, 1962-1965
BoxFolder
103Spain, 1941-1942
4Spain, 1943-1944
5Spain, January-August 1945
6Spain, September 1945-1965
7Spain- power of attorney, 1946, 1959, no date
BoxFolder
51Sweden, 1936-1939
2Sweden, 1940-1942
3Sweden, 1943-1944
4Sweden, 1945
BoxFolder
108Sweden, 1945-1947
9Sweden, 1948-1950
10Sweden, 1951-1952
11Sweden, 1953-1960
BoxFolder
111Switzerland, 1943-1955
2Turkey, 1942-1959
BoxFolder
55Ukraine, 1940-1946
BoxFolder
113Uruguay, 1940-1941
4Vietnam (Indo-China), 1950-October 1951
5Vietnam (Indo-China), November 1951-1952
6Vietnam (Indo-China), 1953-1961
BoxFolder
56Yugoslavia, 1945
7Yugoslavia, 1946
8Yugoslavia, 1947-1948
9Yugoslavia, 1949-1951
10Yugoslavia, 1952
11Yugoslavia, 1953
12Yugoslavia, 1954
13Yugoslavia, 1955-1958
14Yugoslavia, 1959-1962
 

Rights and Permissions

BoxFolder
122Dramatic musicals, operas, operettas A-D
3Dramatic musicals, operas, operettas E-P
4Dramatic musicals, operas, operettas R-W
5Dramatic readings and recitations A-Mc
6Dramatic readings and recitations Me-W
BoxFolder
204Dramatic rights- spoken drama A-C
5Dramatic rights- spoken drama D-G
6Dramatic rights- spoken drama H-K
BoxFolder
127Dramatic rights- spoken drama L-M
8Dramatic rights- spoken drama N-R
9Dramatic rights- spoken drama S
10Dramatic rights- spoken drama T-Z
1Info and rumors on musicals
BoxFolder
1113Michael Todd- drama, 1940-1941
BoxFolder
131Permissions- comic strips and picture editions, 1941-1964
2Permissions- condensations A-K
3Permissions- condensations M-Z
4Permissions- MacMillan, 1960-1962
5Permissions- MacMillan, 1963-1967
6Permissions- (non-commercial) poems, books, magazine articles, etc. A-Ca
7Permissions- (non-commercial) poems, books, magazine articles, etc. Ch-G
8Permissions- (non-commercial) poems, books, magazine articles, etc. H-K
9Permissions- (non-commercial) poems, books, magazine articles, etc. L-R
10Permissions- (non-commercial) poems, books, magazine articles, etc. S-W
BoxFolder
141Permissions- (non-commercial) quotations from Gone with the Wind A-D
2Permissions- (non-commercial) quotations from Gone with the Wind E-J
3Permissions- (non-commercial) quotations from Gone with the Wind K-R
4Permissions- (non-commercial) quotations from Gone with the Wind S-W
5Permissions- Sequels A-C
6Permissions- Sequels D-G
7Permissions- Sequels H-L
8Permissions- Sequels M-O
9Permissions- Sequels P
10Permissions- Sequels S-V
11Permissions- Sequels W-Y
BoxFolder
151Permissions- serial rights A-F
2Permissions- serial rights G-U
7Radio- A
8Radio- B
9Radio- C-E
BoxFolder
161Radio- F-G
2Radio- H
3Radio- I-L
4Radio- M-O
5Radio- P-S
6Radio- T-W
7Television- Utrafox, etc., 1942-1950
8Television- Utrafox, etc., 1952-1963
BoxFolder
203"Lil Abner"- copyright infringement, 1940-1946, 1960
BoxFolder
515Saunders, Marion, 1938-1939, 1948
 

Movie Agency

BoxFolder
171George P. Brett, Jr.- movie agency, July-October 1936
2George P. Brett, Jr., April 1936-February 1937
3George P. Brett, Jr., March-December 1937
4George P. Brett, Jr., 1938
5George P. Brett, Jr., 1939
6George P. Brett, Jr., 1940-1943
7George P. Brett, Jr., 1944-1945
8George P. Brett, Jr., 1946
9George P. Brett, Jr., 1947
10George Brett, Jr., 1948-August 16, 1949
11George Brett, Jr., August 19, 1949-1952
12George Brett, Jr., 1953-1955
13George Brett, Jr., 1956-1961
14Bruce Y. Brett, December 1958-1965
BoxFolder
2210Correspondence- Mitchell/Brett, May 1937
 

Publishers

BoxFolder
153Publishers (book) A-B
4Publishers (book) C-D
5Publishers (book) E-Ha
6Publishers (book) Ho-J
BoxFolder
207Publishers (book) K-M
8Publishers (book) N-P
9Publishers (book) Q-S
10Publishers (book) T-W
BoxFolder
1110David Grunbaum- Bookman Literary Agency, Denmark, 1944-1947
11David Grunbaum- Bookman Literary Agency, Denmark, 1948-1949
12David Grunbaum- Bookman Literary Agency, Denmark, 1950-1959
 

MacMillan Publishing Company

BoxFolder
181Harold S. Latham, 1935-1936
2Harold S. Latham, 1937
3Harold S. Latham, February-November 1938
4Harold S. Latham, December 1938-1939
5Harold S. Latham, 1940
6Harold S. Latham, 1941
7Harold S. Latham, 1942
8Harold S. Latham, 1943
9Harold S. Latham, 1944-1945
10Harold S. Latham, 1946-1948
11Harold S. Latham, 1949-1950
12Harold S. Latham, 1951-1957
13Harold S. Latham, 1958-1966
BoxFolder
191MacMillan Company- miscellaneous permissions, etc., 1936-1951
2MacMillan Company- miscellaneous permissions, etc., 1952-1959
3Blanton, Alec J. (MacMillan Company), 1936-1938
4Doerflinger, William M. (MacMillan Company), 1936-1937
5Flagg, Francis J. (MacMillan Company), 1936-1939
6Grinnell, Leslie (MacMillan Company), 1940-1945
7Henrich, Eileen (MacMillan Company), 1945-1950
8Hutchinson, Rosa E. (MacMillan Company), 1936-1941
9King, Katherine (MacMillan Company), 1936-1959
10Myers, John Norris (MacMillan Company), 1936
11Patterson, Virginia H. (MacMillan Company), 1948-1964
12Phillips, Jack (MacMillan Company), 1936-1937
13Prink, Susan S. (MacMillan Company), 1936-1937
14Putnam, James (MacMillan Company), 1936-1937
15Stone, June E. (MacMillan Company), 1943-1946
16Thompson, Barbette (MacMillan Company), 1937
17Thompson, Mary S. (MacMillan Company), 1945
18Walsh, Cynthia S. (MacMillan Company), 1945-1947
19Woodword, Norma (MacMillan Company), 1938-1939
20MacMillan Company of Canada Limited, 1936-1937
21MacMillan and Company, Limited- London, 1937-1957
22MacMillan- corrections in book, 1936
BoxFolder
221Correspondence- Latham/Mitchell, July 1935
2Correspondence- Latham/Mitchell, July 22, 1935
3Correspondence- Latham/Mitchell, October/November 1935
5Correspondence- MacMillan/Mitchell, March 11, 1936
6Correspondence- Latham/Mitchell, June 1936
7Correspondence- Latham/Mitchell, June 30, 1936
8Correspondence- Mitchell & Marsh/MacMillan, August 5, 1936
9Correspondence- Latham/Mitchell, July-August 1936
BoxFolder
169MacMillan-George P. Brett (except letters affecting contracts), 1937-1938
 

Gone with the Wind reviews/readings/illustrations

BoxFolder
117Bradbury Foote recapitulation- Sidney Howard script vs Bradbury Foote script
8Edwin Granberry review of Gone with the Wind, 1936
9Mansfield Grange readings from Gone with the Wind, 1939
BoxFolder
202Mathiesen, Axel (Denmark), 1937-1946
 

Miscellaneous Writing

BoxFolder
1114Dope on writing, 1945-1955
BoxFolder
224Writings- Atlanta facts