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Elizabeth Kytle papers

Elizabeth Kytle papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Elizabeth Kytle papers
Creator: Kytle, Elizabeth
Inclusive Dates: 1957-1985
Language(s): English
Extent: 1.7 Linear Feet (4 document boxes, 1 oversized portfolio)
Collection Number: ms1174
Repository: Hargrett Library
Abstract: The collection consists of papers of Elizabeth Kytle from 1957-1985. The papers include the original manuscript and galley proofs of WILLIE MAE, as well as correspondence, clippings, and printed materials pertaining to Kytle's writing career and particularly to the publication of WILLIE MAE. The correspondence contains letters between Kytle and her publisher Alfred Knopf, correspondence between Kytle and Willie Mae Wright, and letters from family, friends, and would-be writers.

Collection Description

Historical Note

Elizabeth Larisey Kytle, Georgia author of WILLIE MAE.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged into 4 series: Series 1. Biographical Information, Series 2. Willie Mae Typescripts and Galley Proofs, Series 3. Correspondence, Series 4. Willie Mae

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Though the collection is open for research, the audiovisual recordings do not have reference copies; however, reference copies are available upon request. Audiovisual research requests are dependent upon the format and condition of the recordings.

Preferred Citation

Elizabeth Kytle papers, MS1174. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2010 March 2.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Alfred A. Knopf, Inc
American literature.
Manuscripts (documents)
Women authors, American -- Georgia.
Wright, Willie Mae

Related Collections in Other Repositories

Interview Records of The Lighthouse, Urban League Broadcast on WBNS, interview of Elizabeth Kytle by Andrew Freeman, and an interview of Elizabeth Kytle by Fannie Hurst are available through the Walter J. Brown Media Archives:

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Biographical Information

11Biographical information

2. Willie Mae Typescripts and Galley Proofs

12Copyright registration-Willie Mae
13Galley proofs-Willie Mae, 1957
14Galley proofs-Willie Mae, 1958
15Typescript-Willie Mae (pp. 1-127)
16Typescript-Willie Mae (pp. 130-268)
17Typescript-Willie Mae (misc. pages)

3. Correspondence

18Correspondence A-K
19Correspondence L-W
110Correspondence-Alfred A. Knopf, Inc, 1957
21Correspondence-Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1958 January-April
22Correspondence-Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1958 May-September
23Correspondence-Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1958 October-1979
24Correspondence-Bernstein, David, 1958
25Correspondence-Buchholtz, Fran, 1958
26Correspondence-Byron, Dora, 1958
27Correspondence-Club appearances, 1958-1964
28Correspondence-Cousins, Robert, 1958-1968
29Correspondence-DeGroot, Marion, 1959
210Correspondence-DeWitt, Bill & Veda, 1958
211Correspondence-DuBois, Barbara, 1958 1959
212Correspondence-Efforts to get Willie Mae published, 1948-1958
213Correspondence-Fargis, Paul, 1990
214Correspondence-Fuoss, Robert M., 1969-1970
215Correspondence-Gershon, Rebecca, 1958
216Correspondence-Gulley, Larry, 1990 1991
217Correspondence-Gunther, Betty, 1958 1959
218Correspondence-Hanna, Mary, 1958 1980
219Correspondence-Harper's Magazine, 1958
220Correspondence-Harris, Mrs. L. O. Jr., 1963
221Correspondence-Harwell, Richard B., 1957
222Correspondence-Klenova, Bertha P., 1959
223Correspondence-Koski, J. W., 1958
224Correspondence-LaFarge, Rev. John, 1959
225Correspondence-Lane, Mills IV, 1979 1980
226Correspondence-Laughlin, Patrick, 1958
227Correspondence-Lawrence, Mary, 1958?
228Correspondence-Leather, B. H., 1958
229Correspondence-London, Marie, 1959
230Correspondence-Long, Lilian, 1959
231Correspondence-McDuffie, Lizzie, 1955-1958
232Correspondence-Manfred, Ernest, 1958
233Correspondence-Mann, Mrs. Henry B., 1958
234Correspondence-Marvin, Walter Rumsey, 1958
235Correspondence-Mauck, Evelyn L., 1958
236Correspondence-Mohler, Donna Jean, 1967-1968
237Correspondence-Moody, Minnie Hite, 1958
238Correspondence-Myers, Carol et al, 1973
239Correspondence-NAACP and The Crisis, 1957-1959
240Correspondence-New York publicity trip, 1958
241Correspondence-The New York Times Book Review, 1958-1959
242Correspondence-Newell, Patricia, 1958
243Correspondence-Nunmaker, Frances G., 1960
244Correspondence-Nureck, Sheryl, 1963
31Correspondence-Odum, Gertrude, 1958-1959
32Correspondence-Osoinach, Ruth (Mrs. John A.), 1959
33Correspondence-Pampel, George, 1958
34Correspondence-Perry, Eleanor, 1958
35Correspondence-Richardson, Sally, 1957-1958
36Correspondence-Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1949 1958
37Correspondence-Runyon, Amie C., 1960
38Correspondence-Sawyer, Louise, 1958
39Correspondence-Scarlett, Leah (Mrs. William), 1958-1959
310Correspondence-Sibley, Celestine, 1958
311Correspondence-Sliter, Martha
312Correspondence-Southard, Shelby E., 1958
313Correspondence-Steinmetz, Cloyd S., 1959
314Correspondence-Stoney, George C., 1958 1959
315Correspondence-Time Magazine, 1958
316Correspondence-Tinsley, Emily N., 1958
317Correspondence-WBNS Radio Open Mike program, 1964
318Correspondence-Waites, Wallace L., 1958
319Correspondence-Weiss, Paul, 1962
320Correspondence-Wilensky, Harry, 1958
321Correspondence-Williams, John Kytle/Mary Kytle Tumlin, 1958
322Correspondence-Worley, Henry, 1958 1959
323Correspondence-Wright, Willie Mae (the real Willie Mae), 1957-1961
324Correspondence-Wright, Willie Mae (the real Willie Mae), 1964-1969
325Correspondence-Wright, Willie Mae (the real Willie Mae), 1970-1971
326Correspondence-Wright, Willie Mae (the real Willie Mae), 1972-1973 1990-1991
327Correspondence-Yardley, Jonathan, 1984 1990
328Correspondence-Unknown names
329Signet paperback edition-Willie Mae, 1964

4. Willie Mae

330EPM edition-Willie Mae correspondence, 1991 1990
331EPM edition-Willie Mae correspondence, 1991 1991
41EPM edition-Willie Mae uncorrected proof, 1991
42EPM edition-Willie Mae Foreword, 1991
43EPM edition-Willie Mae Author's Introduction, 1991
44EPM edition-Willie Mae financial papers, 1991
45University of Georgia Press edition-Willie Mae correspondence, 1993 1992-1994
46Play-Willie Mae correspondence, 1995-1996
47Play-Willie Mae
48Clippings, 1947-1992
49Interview questions and research notes
410Photograph-Willie Mae Wright
411Reviews-Willie Mae, 1958 1970
412Reviews-Willie Mae, 1990-1991
413Reviews-Willie Mae, 1993-1994
414Speech re: Willie Mae
415Speech-Otterbein College, 1959