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Lillian Smith letters

Lillian Smith letters

Descriptive Summary

Title: Lillian Smith letters
Creator: Smith, Lillian Eugenia, 1897-1966
Inclusive Dates: 1949-1966
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet 1 document box
Collection Number: ms2126
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Lillian Smith (1897-1966) was an author, lecturer, and human rights advocate. She was born in Jasper, Florida and resided in Rabun County, Georgia. She is well known for her novels Killers of the Dream and Strange Fruit. She criticized racial segregation in the South and attempted to dismantle many Jim Crow laws.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence between Lillian Smith and her publisher, W.W. Norton & Company, particularly with George P. Brockway and Storer B. Lunt. The letters discuss distribution of her works, publicity to sell her books, and reviews of her works. Also includes letters from others relating to the distribution of or reaction to her works.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lillian Smith letters, ms2126, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

American literature.
Brockway, George P.
Lunt, Storer B.
Smith, Lillian Eugenia, 1897-1966
W.W. Norton & Company
Women authors, American -- Georgia.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in this repository are Lillian Smith papers, ms1283, Lillian Smith photographs, ms2356, Lillian Smith letters, ms2126, and many other individual Lillian Smith correspondence collections.

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