Susan Myrick papers

Susan Myrick papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Myrick, Susan
Title: Susan Myrick papers
Dates: 1916-2010
Quantity: 5.75 Linear feet 8 boxes, 1 half Hollinger, 1 oversized box
Coll. Number: ms3700

Biographical/Historical Note

Susan Dowdell Myrick (1893-1978) was born on Dovedale Plantation in Baldwin Country, Georgia, the daughter of Thulia and James Dowdell Myrick. She was a physical education teacher, journalist, artist, and technical advisor for the movie Gone with the Wind. A friendship with author Margaret Mitchell that began at Georgia Press Association meetings led to Mitchell recommending Myrick to be an advisor to filmmakers on accents, dress and customs for the movie.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence, writings, photographs, printed material and media. Most of the material in the collections concerns Myrick's work as a consultant on the movie Gone with the Wind. The correspondence includes memos to and from Myrick regarding her suggestions on the movie set; the writings include a typescript of the diary Myrick wrote in Hollywood while an advisor for the movie. From her diary Myrick sent back material for her columns in the Macon Telegraph and these columns were edited by Richard Harwell and published in 1982 as White Columns in Hollywood. Also included are examples of the columns and articles Myrick wrote for the Macon Telegraph from 1928 until her retirement in 1967. Photographs are both personal and professional in nature, depicting Myrick and her travels as well as Margaret Mitchell and Gone with the Wind.

Index Terms

Gone with the wind (Motion picture)
Macon telegraph (Macon, Ga. : Newspaper)
Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949
Women journalists--Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Susan Myrick papers, ms3700, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Biographical

11Biographical information
71Biographical file
2-3Georgia Women of Achievement Award
4Address book
91-2Scrapbook - unbound, 1937-1939
6Miss Susan Myrick Day proclaimation, 2008 April 15

2. Correspondence

12Family, 1919, 1978
3Names B-L
4Names M-W and unknown
5Margaret A. Boyd, 1977-1978
6Diane Cleaver, 1978
7Thomas Cripps, 1977-1978
8Anne Edwards, 1982
9Berry Fleming, 1952
10re: Gone with the Wind, 1939
11Richard Barksdale Harwell, 1975-1978
12Harry Hervey, 1941
13re: Honor and Awards, 1939-2009
14Will Johnson, 1946
15Letters of recommendation, 1919, 1922
16Margaret Mitchell (copies only), 1936-1937
17Stephens Mitchell, 1977
18Ada Lois Resseau, 1976-1977
19Eugenia Rawls Seawell, 1970, 1977
20Bernard L. Solari, 1978
21Phinizy Spalding, 1977-1978
22Billy Watson, 1978
23Tommy Day Wilcox, 1978
24re: World War I service, 1918-1919
25"Daf", 1919-1920
75"Daf", 1919-1921
126Sympathy letters, 1978-1979
76with Susan Lindsley
93Movie consultation memos - Gone With the Wind, 1939

3. Writings

21General writings
2Diary (typescript only), 1939
3Diary and notes- Spain/Italy trip, 1952
4Diaries- Europe trip, 1966
77Reflection on childhood
25Teaching techniques
6Harvard University Summer School notes, 1917, 1920
7"Aunt Neely's First Love" (short story typescript)
8"Cherokee Rose" (short story typescript)
9"Lizzie Good" (short story typescript)
10(restricted until 2022)
11"Southern Talk" (short story typescript)
12"Uncle Joe's Revelations" (unpublished manuscript)
13"Willie brings home the second hand clothes boiler" (typescript)
79re: Sherwood Anderson
10Essay re: Gone with the Wind
11Hold Your Hats Girls, 1939
12re: Flannery O'Conner
13Who Shall Gather Them
14Profile: Lamar Tigner
15Notes, 1977-1978
16Calendar notes, 1978
17Speech in Dublin, Georgia, 1976
18Speech at Georgia Press Institute, 1978
19Writings by others
20Writings by Leslie Howard, 1939
715Susan Lindsley - Mitchell: Scarlett or Melanie
16Susan Lindsley - notes
221Humor by others
22Writings by unknown authors

4. Printed Material

31Susan Myrick, 1916-1982
2Susan Myrick, 1984-2013
3-5Writings by Susan Myrick, 1984-2011
6Collected by Susan Myrick for column ideas
717Macon Telegraph clippings
37Susan Myrick obituaries
8-9Gone with the Wind/Margaret Mitchell
10Plays, 1917-1978
11Schools- Georgia Normal and Industrial College (Milledgeville, Georgia), 1903-1926
12Schools- Normal School of Physical Education (Battle Creek, MI), 1916
13Schools- Exercises in Chemistry textbook
41"Our Daily Bread" by Susan Myrick, 1950
2-3"White Columns in Hollywood" by Susan Myrick, 1982
4"Myrick Memories" edited by Susan Lindsley, 2010
6Scripts and call sheets for Gone with the Wind movie, 1939
7Script- "Gone with the Wind (A Travesty on the Book of the Same Name)" by Alan MacDonell and Sam Orr, Two People Who Have Never Read the Book
8Art- sketches by Susan Myrick
OS Box
94Call sheets - Gone With the Wind movie, 1939
5Production script pages - Gone With the Wind movie

5. Financial

49Financial papers, 1919-1941
10Gone with the Wind costs

6. Photographs, Media

51Susan Myrick
OS Box
1Susan Myrick
52Paintings by Susan Myrick
3Margaret Mitchell
4Travel-Italy, Spain
5Travel- New Hampshire
6Miscellaneous photos
61-2VHS- Susan Myrick interview on Gone with the Wind
3VHS- Allie Bowden, 1991 February
4VHS, 1981 September 18
5VHS- Allie Bowden, 1987 September 16
5Videocassette- Susan Myrick - Gone with the Wind
6-10CDs-Susan Myrick photographs and papers
11-13Cassette tapes-Allie Bowden on Susan Myrick
14Cassette tape- City Hall Susan Myrick presentation, 2008 April 15
15Lady's fan