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Richard B. Harwell collection

Richard B. Harwell collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Richard B. Harwell collection
Creator: Harwell, Richard Barksdale
Inclusive Dates: 1935-1984
Bulk Dates: 1940-1970
Language: English
Extent: 13 Linear Feet (19 boxes)
Collection Number: UA0084
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Richard (Barksdale) Harwell (1915-88) was Bowdoin College's librarian from 1961-68. Before coming to Bowdoin, Harwell was educated in Atlanta Public schools. Born on June 6, 1915 in Washington, Ga., the son of Davis Gray and Helen (Barksdale) Harwell furthered his education at Emory University, where he received his Library of Science degree (1938). For the next two years (1938-40), he was assistant to the director of the George Washington Flowers Memorial Collection of Southern Americana at the Duke University Library. He worked at Emory as cataloger of special collections (1940-43), only leaving to serve his country as lieutenant for the U.S. Navy during World War II (1943-46). He returned to his alma mater and was named assistant librarian in 1948, a position he held until 1954. From 1954-56, he was the director of the Southeastern Interlibrary Research Facility; from 1956-57, he was the director of publications for the Virginia State Library, and from 1957-61, he was the executive secretary of the Association of College and Research Libraries. At Bowdoin (1961-68), he was instrumental in the planning and development of the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library. A noted Civil War historian, Harwell was also author of several books, numerous articles and hundreds of reviews. Among his notable books are: Confederate Belles-Lettres (1941), Cornerstones of Confederate Collecting (1952), More Confederate Imprints (1957), The Union Reader (1958), and Gone With the Wind as Book and Film (1983). He died on March 9, 1988.

Scope and Content

Processed materials include printed and manuscript materials that document Richard Harwell's interest in Southern history and the Confederacy. Included are Harwell's notes and revisions for his condensations of Freeman's "George Washington" and "R. E. Lee". Also included are manuscripts, proofs, and correspondence (1960-64) of, and relating to, "The Confederate Hundred", "John Esten Cooke", "Kate", "Outlines from the Outpost", and "Two Views of Gettysburg" (edited by Harwell). Also includes correspondence from Harwell's tenure as assistant librarian at Emory University and librarian at Bowdoin College.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Richard Harwell collection, UA0084, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Richard Harwell, 1968 and 1984.

Processing Information note

Series 1-6 processed.

All of series 2.2 (Writings, Library Surveys) and 2.5 (Writings, Exhibits) retained by Bowdoin as materials were created entirely during Harwell's tenure as Bowdoin Librarian; these series have been removed from finding aid, therefore there are gaps in series numbers.

Other Bowdoin related materials separated and retained by Bowdoin are from 2.1 (Writings, Articles) and M84.4 (Speeches and Coursework) plus some correspondence and biographical clippings. Original folder numbering has not been changed after removing folders, therefore there are some gaps in folder numbers


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Authors -- Correspondence.
Correspondence.
Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Research notes.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Writing.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Correspondence

11 Linear Feet
Correspondence (1935-1969, bulk 1950-1968) includes primarily incoming correspondence documenting Harwell's publishing endeavors. Also contains correspondence from Harwell's tenure as the Bowdoin College librarian and his prior employment as assistant librarian at Emory University in Georgia.



1.1 Correspondence (Original collection), 1935-1969

( 3 Linear Feet )
boxfolder
111935-1942
121943-1947
131948
141949
151950 Jan - Feb
161950 March - April
171950 May - June
181950 July - Aug
191950 Sept
1101950 Oct - Dec
1111951 Jan - Feb
1121951 March
1131951 April
1141951 May
1151951 June - Aug
1161951 Sept - Dec
1171952 Jan - March
1181952 April - July
1191952 Aug
1201952 Sept - Dec
1211953 Jan - Feb
1221953 March - June
1231953 July
1241953 Aug - Dec
1251954 Jan
1261954 Feb
1271954 March - April
1281954 May - Dec
1291955 Jan - March
1301955 April - May
1311955 June - Aug
1321955 Sept - Dec
1331956 Jan - March
1341956 April
1351956 May - June
1361956 July
1371956 Aug
1381956 Sept - Oct
1391956 Nov - Dec
1401957 Jan - March
1411957 April - May
1421957 June -July
1431957 Aug - Oct
1441957 Nov - Dec
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211958 Jan - March
221958 April - June
231958 July - Sept
241958 Oct - Nov
251958 Dec
261959 Jan - Feb
271959 March - May
281959 June - Aug
291959 Sept
2101959 Oct - Dec
2111960 Jan - Feb
2121960 March - May
2131960 June - July
2141960 Aug - Oct
2151960 Nov - Dec
2161961 Jan - Feb
2171961 March - April
2181961 May - August
2191961 Sept - Oct
2201961 Nov - Dec
2211962 Jan - Feb
2221962 March - May
2231962 June - Oct
2241962 Nov - Dec
2251963 Jan - Feb
2261963 March - April
2271963 May - June
2281963 July - Aug
2291963 Sept - Oct
2301963 Nov - Dec
2311964 Jan - Feb
2321964 March
2331964 April
2341964 May
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311964 June
321964 July
331964 Aug
341964 Sept - Oct
351964 Nov- Dec
361965 Jan - Feb
371965 March - April
381965 May - June
391965 July
3101965 Aug
3111965 Sept - Oct
3121965 Nov - Dec
3131966 Jan
3141966 Feb
3151966 March
3161966 April
3171966 May
3181966 June
3191966 July
3201966 Aug - Sept
3211966 Oct - Dec
3221967 Jan - July
3231967 Aug
3241967 Sept
3251967 Oct
3261967 Nov - Dec
3271968 Jan
3281968 Feb
3291968 March
3301968 April
3311968 May
3321968 June
3331968 July - Aug
3341968 Sept - Oct
3351968 Nov - Dec
3361969 1 of 2
3371969 2 of 2
338undated 1 of 2
339undated 2 of 2
340Collections of the Georgia Historical Society
341Concerning Sale of Confederate Imprints
342In Tall Cotton
343Georgia Scenes
344Mills Lane/ Beehive Press



1.2 Correspondence (Addition)

( 8 Linear Feet )
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911931-1936
921941
931942
941943
951944 Jan.- Mar.
961944 Apr. - May
971944 Jun. - Jul.
981944 Aug. - Sept.
991944 Oct.
9101944 Nov.
9111944 Dec.
912Censored, 1944 Jan. - Apr.
913Censored, 1944 May - Jun.
914Censored, 1944 Jul. - 1945 Jul.
9151945 Jan.
9161945 Feb.
9171945 Mar.
9181945 Apr.
9191945 May
9201945 Jun.
9211945 Jul.
9221945 Aug.
9231945 Oct. - Dec.
9241946 Jan.
9251946 Feb.
9261946 Mar.
9271946 Apr.
9281946 May
9291946 Jun. - Aug.
9301947-1949
931Bob Russell, Jr. 1946 - 1953
932Undated War Years, Part 1 1941 - 1945
933Undated War Years, Part 2 1941 - 1945
934War Years Postcards
935War Years- News clippings
9361950 - 1956
9371957 - 1959
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1011960 Jan. - Feb.
1021960 Mar. - May
1031960 Jun. - Dec.
1041961 Jan. - Jun.
1051961 Jul. - Dec.
1061962 Jan. - Jun.
1071962 Jul. - Dec.
1081963 Jan. - Jun.
1091963 Jul. - Dec.
10101964 Jan. - Jun.
10111964 Jul. - Dec.
10121965 Jan. - May
10131965 Jun. - Aug.
10141965 Sep. - Dec.
10151966 Jan. - May
10161966 Jul. - Sep.
10171966 Oct. - Dec.
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1111967 Jan. - Feb.
1121967 Mar.
1131967 Apr.
1141967 May
1151967 Jun.
1161967 Jul. - Aug.
1171967 Sep. - Dec.
1181968 Jan. - Feb.
1191968 Mar. - Apr.
11101968 May - Jun.
11111968 Jul.
11121968 Aug. - Sep.
11131968 Oct.
11141968 Nov.
11151968 Dec.
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1211969 Jan.
1221969 Feb. - Mar.
1231969 Apr.
1241969 May
1251969 Jun.
1261969 Jul.
1271969 Aug. - Sep.
1281969 Oct.
1291969 Nov.
12101969 Dec.
12111970 Jan.
12121970 Feb.
12131970 Mar. - Apr.
12141970 May
12151970 Jun. - Jul.
12161970 Aug. - Sep.
12171970 Oct. - Nov.
12181970 Dec.
boxfolder
1311971 Jan.
1321971 Feb. - Mar.
1331971 Apr.
1341971 May
1351971 Jun.
1361971 Jul. - Aug.
1371971 Sep.
1381971 Oct.
1391971 Nov.
13101971 Dec.
13111972 Jan.
13121972 Feb.
13131972 Mar. - Apr.
13141972 May - June
13151972 Jul. - Aug.
13161972 Sep. - Oct.
13171972 Nov. - Dec.
13181973 Jan.
13191973 Feb. - Mar.
13201973 Apr. - Jun.
13211973 Jul. - Aug.
13221973 Sep. - Oct.
13231973 Nov. - Dec.
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1411974 Jan. - Feb.
1421974 Mar. - Apr.
1431974 May - Jun.
1441974 Jul. - Aug.
1451974 Sep. - Oct.
1461974 Nov. - Dec.
1471975 Jan.
1481975 Feb.
1491975 Mar. - Apr.
14101975 May - Jun.
14111975 Jul. - Sep.
14121975 Oct. - Dec.
14131976 Jan.
14141976 Feb. - Mar.
14151976 Apr. - May
14161976 Jun. - Jul.
14171976 Aug. - Dec.
boxfolder
1511977 Jan. - Feb.
1521977 Mar. - Apr.
1531977 May - Jun.
1541977 Jul. - Aug.
1551977 Sep. - Oct.
1561977 Nov. - Dec.
1571978 Jan.
1581978 Feb.
1591978 Mar. - Apr.
15101978 May - Jun.
15111978 Jul. - Aug.
15121978 Sep. - Oct.
15131978 Nov. - Dec.
15141979 Jan. - Feb.
15151979 Mar. - May
15161979 Jun. - Aug.
15171979 Sep. - Dec.
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1611980 Jan. - Apr.
1621980 May - Aug.
1631980 Sep. - Dec.
1641981 Jan. - May
1651981 Jun. - Sep.
1661981 Oct. - Dec.
1671982 Jan. - May
1681982 Jun. - Sep.
1691982 Oct. - Dec.
16101983 Jan. - Jun.
16111983 Aug. - Dec.
16121984
1613Daniel McGrath
1614Ernie Harwell
1615Undated
 

2. Writings

1.5 Linear Feet
Processed materials include typescripts, manuscripts, notes, and correspondence, that document Harwell's interest in Southern history and the Confederacy. Included are Harwell's notes and revisions for his condensations of Freeman's "George Washington" and "R. E. Lee". Also included are manuscripts, proofs, and correspondence(1960-64) of "The Confederate Hundred", "John Esten Cooke", "Kate", "Outlines from the Outpost", and "Two Views of Gettysburg" (edite).



2.1 Writings (Original collection)

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41"Books, Opera, Chess and the Gout"
42"The Cause that Refreshes"
43"Civil War Collecting"
44"The Civil War"
45"Closing the Ability Gap"
46"Coca - Cola Index"
47"College and University Libraries 1994"
48 "A Confederate Hell-Box"
49"Confederate Publishing"
410"Divided They Sang"
411"End of Measured Mile"
412"Gone with Miss Ravenel's Courage"
413"Gone with the Wind: Twenty Years After"
414"Hardtack and Candy"
415"How to Find a 'Lost' Cause"
416"I Shall Tell you a Story"
417"The Indelible War"
418"John Hill Hewitt"
419"Kate Cummings"
420"Lee"
421"Lincoln and the South"
422"The Literary Climate of the South"
423"The Magic Triad: Books, People, and Ideas"
424Miscellaneous
425"The One - Hundred Dollar Understanding"
426"The One - Hundred Dollar Understanding Revisited"
427"Paperback Revolution Spreads to Colleges"
428"Passage to Burma"
429"A Place of Inquiry"
430"Seven League Boots"
431Smith College Almanac Bulletin, 1988 Sept 23
432"The Stream of Self-Consciousness"
433"Twenty - Five Years After: A Note on GWTW"
434"A Civil War Bookshelf, 1953 - 1958"
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51The Confederate Hundred
52Collections of the Georgia Historical Society
53In Tall Cotton
54Report of the Georgia Southern College Library
55Confederate Hundred
56The Confederate Reader
57Georgia Scenes
58In Tall Cotton
59The Journal of Kate Cumming
510Lee
511Outlines from the Outpost
512The Private War of Lizzie Hardin
513The Southern Collegian: The Death of Lee
514Tiger - Lillies
515The Uniform and Dress of the Army and Navy of the Confederate States
516Two Views of Gettysburg
517The War They Fought
518The War of 1861 - 1863 as Depicted in the Prints of Currier and Ives
519Washington
520Contract Agreements for "Confederate Music," "The Confederate Reader," "Destruction and Reconstruction" and "Kate Cummming's Journal of Hospital Life in the Confederate Army of the Tennessee"



2.2 Writings (Addition)

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171A Calendar of Performances at the Richmond Theatre
172"A Pictoral History", Photograph- attack on Charleston
173"As Public as the Town Pump" by Richard Harwell
174Brief Candle: The Confederate Theatre
175Brief Candle: The Confederate Theatre, Page Proofs
176Brief Candle: The Confederate Theatre- Draft Type Script
177College Libraries- Notes
178Comment on 'The Hick and the Gentry' - Manuscript
179Confederate Imprints Collection
1710Confederate Music by Richard Harwell
1711Confederate Theatre Correspondence
1712Confederate Theatre- Notes
1713Constitution of the State of Georgia
1714C.S.S. Alabama - Typescript
1715Dinner at Libby's- Manuscript
1716Documentary History of Georgia Outline
1717George Washington's Birthday by Richard Harwell
1718Going Back, Going Back - Typescript
1719Lee Manuscript
1720Manuscript (untitled)
1721Mint Julep- Typescript
1722Miscellaneous Annoucements of Publications, Honors
1723Newsclippings by Richard Harwell
1724Origin of "Dixie" Manuscript
1725Program Notes: Confederate Music- Performances by Emory University Civil War Singers
1726Research Materials- Confederate Theatre
1727Seven League Books by Richard Harwell
1728Research Materials- Theatre
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181The Alexander Letters
182The Confederate Heritage: Two Hundred Books, Manuscript Pt. 1
183The Confederate Heritage: Two Hundred Books - Manuscript Pt. 2
184The Confederate Hundred- Preface to the Second Edition
185The Lost Cause - Manuscript
186The One Hundred Dollar Understanding Revisited
187The Short and Merry Life of the Confederate Theatre - Manuscript
188The Seige of Charleston, 1861-1865 by Milby Burton
189The Touchstone Whereby All Men are Proved - Manuscript
1810William Aikew Walker: Sounthern Genre Painter by August Trovaioli - Review
1811Zeta Psi Ferternity
 

3. Biographical, 1950-1968

5 folder(s)
Biographical material concerning Harwell mostly in the form of newspaper clippings. The clippings track the period of Harwell's life from circa 1950, his start at Emory University in Atlanta as assistant librarian, and his research and interest in Civil War history.
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5211909 - 1949
5221950 - 1956
5231957 - 1958
5241959 - 1960
5251961 - 1968
526Newspaper Clippings
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1812Biography
1813Interview- The Researcher Researched by Charlotte Folk
1814Newsclippings about Ernie Harwell (R.H.'s brother), Baseball
1815Newsclippings about Richard Harwell
 

4. Speeches

3 folder(s)
Speeches given by Harwell at Colby College, Emory University, and New Georgia Southern College.
boxfolder
527"A Gallery of Witnesses," Speech before Emory University's Friends of the Library
528Speech at Colby, 1968 Sept
529Speech at the Opening of the New Georgia Southern College Library
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1816Closing the Ability Gap, New England College Library dedication
 

5. Book Reviews

1 Linear Feet
Scores of book reviews done by Harwell on many works dealing almost exclusively with the topic of the Civil War. Reviews vary as some are the published works while still others are actually Harwell's drafts in manuscript form.
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61A
62B-Bo
63Br - Bu
64C - Cl
65Co - Cu
66Cities and Camps of the Confederate States
67Colorado Volunteers in New Mexico
68The Committees of Safety of Westmorland and Fincastle
69Confederate Belles Lettres
610A Confederate Diary of Retreat from Petersburg
611The Confederate Hundred
612Confederate Imprints
613Confederate Imprints in the University of Georgia Libraries
614Confederate Music
615The Confederate Reader, 1 of 2
616The Confederate Reader, 2 of 2
617Cornerstones of Confederate Collecting
618D - De
619Do - Du
620Destruction and Reconstruction
621E
622F
623G
624H
625J
626K
627Kate, the Diary of a Confederate Nurse
628King Linkum the First
629L
630Lee
631M
632Miscellaneous
633More Confederate Imprints
634N
635O
636P
637Q
638R
639Recollections of Poe
640S
641The Song of the Rebel
642Songs of the Confederacy
643The Southern Collegian: The Death of Lee
644Stonewall Jackson and the Old Stonewall Brigade
645T
646Three Months in the Confederate Army
647The Uniform and Dress of the Army and Navy of the Confederate States
648The Union Reader
649Unpublished
650V
651W
652The War They Fought
653Washington
654Y
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1817Book Reviews
1818Annual Report of the John Carter Brown Library
1819Bates College University
1820Newsclippings about UGA Special Collections Damage
1821Franklin and Marshall College Library, 1965
1822Smith College Library
1823Special Collections Department Annual Report, 1978, 1979
 

6. Research Materials

1.25 Linear Feet



6.1 General Research Materials

Miscellaneous research material on a wide variety of subjects. The material is all Civil War related but varies greatly in the subject matter that it covers. Material includes, newspaper proofs, pictures, songsheets and various manuscript material.
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71Army Valentines
72Chapman Paintings
73Civil War Scenes from The Illustrated London News
74Confederate Philately
75Confederate Uniforms
76Copies of Civil War Letters
77Miscellaneous, 1 of 4
78Miscellaneous, 2 of 4
79Miscellaneous, 3 of 4
710Miscellaneous, 4 of 4
711Miscellaneous, Historical
712Pictures
713Research Materials
714Southern Music
715Southern Music, Dixie
716The War of 1861- 1863 as Depicted in the Prints of Currier and Ives
717William L. Shepard Paintings
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1824Miscellaneous Photocopies Pt. 1
1825Miscellaneous Photocopies Pt. 2
1826Resources: Georgia Factory and Whitehall, Georgia: A Jade Mecum by Lourie Pannell
1827Resources: John Hill Hewitt's Jephtha by Thurston Dox
1828Resources: Publishing in the Confederacy: Prospectus by Ellen Gay Detlefsen
1829Resources: Thrill All the Madern Kinds by John H. Jenkins
1830Anti-Bellum Success by John Anthony Gibbons
1831Eve of Decision 77 by Robert W. West
1832Miscellaneous Newsclippings
1833Unidentified Photo



6.2 Research Materials for Confederate Reader

Research material that deals exclusively with the work "Confederate Reader." Mostly manuscript materials in preperation for the work listing contents, biographical material and introductory notes.
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718Biographical
719Contents
720Introductory Notes
721Literary Photostats
722Research Materials 1 of 2
723Research Materials 2 of 2
724Source Material
725Theatrical



6.3 Microfilm

Several rolls of microfilm from the American Library Association and the Huntington Library in San Marino, California. Microfilm is almost exclusively research material for various works that Harwell undertook himself.
boxreel
81Research Material from the Huntington Library
82American Library Association # 7776
83American Library Association # 7826
84Research Material in Small Blue Container
 

Books

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191Freeman, Douglas Southall, R.E. Lee: A Biography. Volume 1.
192Freeman, Douglas Southall, R.E. Lee: A Biography. Volume 2.
193Freeman, Douglas Southall, R.E. Lee: A Biography. Volume 3.
194Freeman, Douglas Southall, R.E. Lee: A Biography. Volume 4.
195Freeman, Douglas Southall, George Washington: A Biography. Volume 1.
196Freeman, Douglas Southall, George Washington: A Biography. Volume 2.
197Freeman, Douglas Southall, George Washington: A Biography. Volume 3
198Freeman, Douglas Southall, George Washington: A Biography. Volume 4.
199Freeman, Douglas Southall, George Washington: A Biography. Volume 5.
1910Freeman, Douglas Southall, George Washington: A Biography. Volume 6.
1911Freeman, Douglas Southall, George Washington: A Biography. Volume 7.