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Lillian Smith photographs

Lillian Smith photographs

Descriptive Summary

Title: Lillian Smith photographs
Creator: Smith, Lillian Eugenia, 1897-1966
Inclusive Dates: 1925-1945
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: ms2356
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 mainly of photographs of children, camp counselors, individuals, and scenery at Laurel Falls Camp for Girls, from approximately 1925-1930. Publications include issues of The Laurel Leaf, the camp newsletter, and two summer camp pamphlets. Additional materials include a composition book, and correspondence from Lillian Smith to Katherine Ulmer regarding the play Strange Fruit.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lillian Smith photographs, ms2356, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2018.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Laurel Falls Camp for Girls (Ga.)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Scrapbook, 1925
12Photographs, 1928, 1930
13Photographs, 1928, 1930
14Laurel Falls Camp for Girls publications, 1925-1929
15Miscellanea, 1945