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Ira S. and Caroline Bell Caldwell papers

Ira S. and Caroline Bell Caldwell papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Ira S. and Caroline Bell Caldwell papers
Creator: Caldwell family
Creator: Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987
Inclusive Dates: 1917-1949
Language: English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet 2 boxes
Collection Number: ms1557
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Ira S. Caldwell, Presbyterian minister, married Caroline Bell, parents of Erskine Caldwell, resided in Wrens, Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence to Ira S. and Caroline Bell Caldwell from 1917-1949. Mainly contains correspondence from their son, Erskine Caldwell; with some from his wives, Helen Lannigan Caldwell, Margaret Bourke-White, and June Johnson Caldwell; and his children Janet, Pixy, and Dabney Caldwell. Erskine's letters chronicle his personal life and professional career: beginning as a college student; then while living in Mt. Vernon, Maine; traveling in Europe; living in Darien, Connecticut; working in Russia; and working in Hollywood, California. The collection also contains some correspondence relating to Ira S. Caldwell's work with the Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church, a typewritten manuscript by I.S. Caldwell, clippings, and a few photographs.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged roughly in chronological order.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ira S. and Caroline Bell Caldwell papers, ms 1557, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2020.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

American literature.
Authors, American -- Georgia.
Clergy -- Georgia.
Europe -- Description and travel.
Families -- Georgia -- Correspondence.
Presbyterians -- Georgia.
World War, 1939-1945.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
boxfolder
11Correspondence, 1920
 
12Correspondence, 1921
 
13Correspondence, 1922
 
14Correspondence, 1924
 
15Correspondence, 1927
 
16Correspondence, 1928
 
17Correspondence, 1929
 
18Correspondence, 1930
 
19Correspondence, 1934
 
110Correspondence, 1935
 
111Correspondence, 1936
 
112Correspondence, 1937
 
113Correspondence, 1938
 
114Correspondence, 1939
 
115Correspondence, 1940
 
116Correspondence, 1941
 
117Correspondence, 1942
 
118Correspondence, 1943
 
boxfolder
21Correspondence, 1944 January-July
 
22Correspondence, 1944 August 1-20
 
23Correspondence, 1944 August 20-23
 
24Correspondence, 1944 August 24-26
 
25Correspondence, 1944 August 27-31
 
26Correspondence, 1944 September-December
 
27Correspondence, 1946 October 7
 
28Correspondence, 1947
 
29Correspondence, 1948 June 6
 
210Correspondence, 1949
 
211Correspondence, undated
 
212Newspaper articles regarding Erskine Caldwell, 1937-1946
 
213Newspaper articles regarding Ira S. Caldwell, undated
 
214General newspaper clippings, 1921, 1939, undated
 
215Photographs, 1941-1942, undated
 
216Printed Material, 1948, undated
A short catechism for young children by John Brown; The Westminster shorter catechism ratified by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States at Augusta, Ga., December 4, 1861; University of Arizona Bulletin
 
217Envelopes, 1917-1944
 
218Manuscript (typewritten), circa 1941
 
219Miscellaneous, 1932-1947