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Erskine Caldwell papers

Erskine Caldwell papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Erskine Caldwell papers
Creator: Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987
Inclusive Dates: 1965
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.6 Linear Feet 1 document box, 2 oversized folders
Collection Number: ms2358
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Erskine Caldwell (1903-1987) was born in White Oak, Georgia, and died in Paradise Valley, Arizona. He was an American author, most famous for his books about the South that centered on issues of poverty, racism, and social issues. He wrote God's Little Acre and Tobacco Road. He lived throughout the country, but mainly focused on the South in his writings. For more information see the article Erskine Caldwell in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of photographs, posters, certificates, a copy of the page proof of "In search of Bisco" (1965), article and newspaper clippings, and varied correspondence.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Erskine Caldwell papers, ms2358, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Authors, American -- Georgia.
Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987 -- Correspondence
Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987 -- In search of Bisco
Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987 -- Photographs
Clippings (information artifacts)
Page proofs.
Proofs (Printing)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Photographs trip to Sophia, Bulgaria, 1973
12Photograph Mrs. Ira Caldwell, N.D.
13Typed Manuscript from EC's mother to Erskine and Ginny, 1963, December
14Copy of page proof of In Search of Bisco, by Erskine Caldwell Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 1965, 1965
15Photographs Birthday Party for Eddie Lewis , 1974
16Photographs trip to Japan, 1971
17Photographs Conference in Guatemala, 1978 June
18Photograph [Paris], 1979 March
19Caricatures, orginal by Edmund Manczak, S. Kobylinski, 1981
110Photographs trip to Warsaw, Poland to receive Declaration of the Republic of Poland for The Order of Cultural Merite, 1981 September
111Photographs Erskine and Ginny [at their home?] , 1982
112Printed materials, certificates , 1983
113Clippings about Caldwell and his writings , 1957
114Clippings about Caldwell and his writings , 1958-1959
115Clippings about Caldwell and his writings , 1960-1962
116Clippings about Caldwell and his writings , 1976-1982
117Miscellaneous , 1958-1981
Includes printed ephemera relating to Caldwell and his writing. 1 item located with Charles Sinks Pictorial Portraits.
118Plaque Pan Am Clipper Club , 1980
119Promotional Paper on Charles Sinks, photographer , 1979
120Correspondence , 1931-1961
Includes letter from Erskine to his mother and father, and from Erskine's mother to her grandson "Pix."
2CPosters (6)
2CPosters (2)
1ACharles Sinks' Pictorial Portraiture One, and his grandfather certificate