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William Alfred Sutton papers

William Alfred Sutton papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: William Alfred Sutton papers
Creator: Sutton, William Alfred, 1915-
Inclusive Dates: 1930-1974
Bulk Dates: 1970-1971
Language(s): English
Extent: 1.75 Linear Feet 3 boxes, 1 half box
Collection Number: ms2383
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

William Alfred Sutton (1915- ), professor of English at Ball State University (Muncie, Ind.).

Erskine Caldwell 1903-19870 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 papers of William A. Sutton documenting his relationship with Erskine and Virginia Caldwell. Included is correspondence to and from Erskine and Virginia Caldwell as Sutton prepares to write a biography on Caldwell. The collection also contains both personal and professional information about Caldwell, a few copies of Caldwell manuscripts, and some newspaper clippings.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Alfred Sutton papers, ms2383, 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

American literature.
Authors, American.
Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987
Caldwell, Virginia
Manuscripts (documents)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1930-1970
12Correspondence, 1968-1969
13-12Correspondence, 1970
21-10Correspondence, 1971-1974
31Typescript; If Only to Remember the Flatlands
32Typescript;The Bogus Ones
33Typescript; Southern Tenant Farmers
34Typescript; "A Recollection" by C. Bell Caldwell
35Typescript; "Three...E.C. Manuscripts" by W. Sutton
43Church Report