John Groth collection of Gone with the Wind illustrations

John Groth collection of Gone with the Wind illustrations

Descriptive Summary

Title: John Groth collection of Gone with the Wind illustrations
Creator: Groth, John, 1908-1988
Inclusive Dates: 1963-1973
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet 2 oversize folders
Collection Number: ms1125
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Native Chicagoan John Groth became the first Art Director for Esquire magazine in 1933. Over the years he became one of the most accomplished and best known American illustrators.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of Gone with the Wind illustrations from the 1960s and 1970s. John Groth was commissioned by the Heritage Press to illustrate a new edition of Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the wind; prints of these drawings are included in this collection.

There is a large mounted ink sketch of protagonist Scarlett from Gone With the Wind and other in a wagon pulled by an ox.

In addition, there is an original sketch of horse and rider dated "Athens 2/20/73" dedicated "To Special Collections Dept. University of Georgia Libraries." Three prints of Eskimos, two exhibition brochures, and two photographs of Groth on his visit to the University of Georgia are also present. Collectively, there are 32 sketches depicting horses, street scenes, and parties.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Groth collection of Gone with the Wind illustrations, MS 1125. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Related Collections in this Repository

Related materials in the following collections of this repository: Margaret Mitchell family papers, 1852-1975 ; Mary Nelson Ream collection, 19uu ; Margaret Mitchell scrapbook, 1949 ; C. Mildred Thompson papers ; Margaret Mitchell photographs, ca. 1920s ; Gone with the wind scrapbook, ca. 1940s ; Gone with the wind screen tests and outtakes, 1939 ; Gone with the wind theatre pressbook.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1CInk Sketch - Scarlett and others in wagon followed by ox
2AIllustrations and Miscellaneous

Special Collections Libraries
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-1641