Erskine Caldwell collection

Erskine Caldwell collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987
Title: Erskine Caldwell collection
Dates: 1930s-1940s
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)
Coll. Number: ms3570.TEMP

Biographical/Historical Note

Erskine Caldwell (1903 – 1987) was an author who grew up in the American South. He is most famous for his novels Tobacco Road and God's Little Acre, which won him critical acclaim because of his writings about poverty, racism and social problems in the South. He became controversial among his fellow Southerners, however, because they felt like he was was deprecating the people and culture of the region.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of typescripts, photographs, and publicity from author Erskine Caldwell.


Arranged by record type; typescripts in alphabetical order by title.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Erskine Caldwell collection, MS 3570. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

The Hargrett Library holds over a dozen collections of Erskine Caldwell materials. Those most related to this collection include the Erskine Caldwell papers and collections of typescripts under collection numbers MS 1156, MS 2330, and MS 2673. Please contact a reference archivist for a full listing of the Erskine Caldwell collections at the Hargrett Library.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Typescript- Blueboy
2Typescript- Carnival
3Typescript- The Cold Winter
4Typescript- Evelyn and the Rest of Us
5Typescript- The Fly in the Coffin
6Typescript- The Girl Ellen
7Typescript- Memorandum
8Typescript- Saturday Afternoon
9Typescript- Snacker
10Typescript- The Strawberry Season
11Typescript- A Swell-looking Girl
12Typescript- When the Girls Were Different
13Typescript- Uncle Henry's Love Nest