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Rose Thompson papers

Rose Thompson papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Rose Thompson papers
Creator: Thompson, Rose
Inclusive Dates: 1940-1984
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet 1 document box
Collection Number: ms2208
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Rose Thompson (1930- ), teacher and author, born in Greene County, Georgia. Worked in middle Georgia for the Farm Security Administration as a home supervisor in the 1930s and 1940s. Collected stories told to her by African American families she visited and published some in "Foxfire" magazine. In 1982, a collection of her works were published in Hush child! Can't You Hear the Music?

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence, typescripts of stories of folklore used in Foxfire magazine; typescript of Hush Child! Can't You Hear the Music?, a book containing stories she collected, and photographs, mostly of African Americans in middle Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rose Thompson papers, ms2208, 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

African Americans -- Folklore.
Folklorists -- Georgia.
Manuscripts (documents)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1944-1984
12Foxfire: Rose Thompson Stories
13Hush Child! Can't You Hear the Music? Typescript
15Clippings, Printed Material
16Proposals for Film- "Hush Child!..."
17Folklore Classification