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Gilbert Maxwell papers

Gilbert Maxwell papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Gilbert Maxwell papers
Creator: Maxwell, Gilbert, 1910-
Inclusive Dates: 1931-1979
Language(s): English
Extent: 1.25 Linear Feet 2 document boxes, 1 half box
Collection Number: ms2350
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Gilbert Maxwell (1910-1979) was an actor, author, editor, and educator born in Washington, Georgia. Maxwell won a scholarship to Rollins College, worked as an editor of poetry reviews and as an actor with the Federal Theatre project in Atlanta. Maxwell spent most of his professional life in New York City.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of manuscripts including an unpublished biography of Tallulah Bankhead, correspondence, reviews, poetry, literary contracts, and photographs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Gilbert Maxwell papers, ms2350, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 October 16.

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.
Authors, American -- Georgia.
Bankhead, Tallulah, 1902-1968
Federal Theatre Project (U.S.)
Federal Writers' Project
Manuscripts (documents)
Radio -- United States.
Theater -- United States.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

12Personal Correspondence, 1931
13Personal Correspondence, 1933
14Personal Correspondence, 1934
15Personal Correspondence, 1935
16Personal Correspondence, 1936
17Personal Correspondence, 1937
18Personal Correspondence, 1938
19Personal Correspondence, 1939
110Personal Correspondence, 1940
111Personal Correspondence, 1941
112Personal Correspondence, 1942
113Personal Correspondence, 1943
114Personal Correspondence, 1944
115Personal Correspondence, 1945
116Personal Correspondence, 1946
117Personal Correspondence, 1947
118Personal Correspondence, 1961-1964
119Personal Correspondence, 1979
120Personal Correspondence
21Correspondence-The Adolescent Heart - Tallulah Bankhead Biography
22Tallulah Bankhead Research
23The Adolescent Heart - fragmented typescript
24Celestial Star - with coauthor; typescript - Ruth St. Denis Biography
25Correspondence-Great Stone Face - Joan Crawford Biography
26Great Stone Face - typescript, c. 1 - Prologue and Outline
27Great Stone Face - typescript, c. 2 - Prologue and Outline
28Faces in Those Days - Prospectus for Book
211Novel - typescript, p. 1-163 - Untitled; Unnamed Author
212Novel -typescript, p. 164-238 - Untitled; Unnamed Author
213High School Graduation Speech
31Editorial Reports to Sonia
32Sonia's "Toopy" Novel with revisions - typescript, p. 1-124
33Sonia's "Toopy" Novel with revisions - typescript, p. 125-243
34Collected Excerpts From Reviews
36Promotional Flyers, Programs, Announcements
37Interview-Federal Theatre Project, 1977
39Clippings/Printed Material-Tallulah Bankhead
310Clippings/Printed Material-Diana Barrymore
311Clippings/Printed Material-Washington, Ga.
312Clippings/Printed Material-Tennessee Williams
313Clippings/Printed Material-Miscellaneous
314High School Diploma
315Personal Photographs
316Publicity Photographs
317Photographs of Others