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Lillian Smith letters to Ashley Montagu

Lillian Smith letters to Ashley Montagu

Descriptive Summary

Title: Lillian Smith letters to Ashley Montagu
Creator: Smith, Lillian (Lillian Eugenia), 1897-1966
Inclusive Dates: 1956-1966
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms2129
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Lillian Smith (1897-1966), author, lecturer, and human rights advocate, was born in Jasper County, Florida, and resided in Rabun County, Georgia. Her best known fiction piece was the controversial 1944 novel Strange Fruit.

For more information, see the article "Lillian Smith (1897-1966)" in New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence regarding the Anisfield-Wolf Award Committee, books that have been nominated for the award, and personal matters. The collection also includes a carbon from Norman Cousins to Lillian Smith, and a telegram announcing Smith's death.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lillian Smith letters to Ashley Montagu, ms2129, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

General Notes

Digitization of this collection sponsored by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

American literature
Anisfield-Wolf Award.
Literary prizes.
Montagu, Ashley, 1905-1999

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters, 1956-1966 Access Online