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Richard Harwell collection

Richard Harwell collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Richard Harwell collection
Creator: Harwell, Richard Barksdale
Inclusive Dates: 1972-1986
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet 1 document box
Collection Number: ms2803
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Richard Barksdale Harwell (1915-1988) was a librarian, bibliographer. He graduated from Emory University and received an honorary doctorate from New England College, and worked in several university libraries including the University of Georgia. Harwell was also active in several professional associations, including the Association of College Research Libraries, Southeastern Library Association, and the American Library Association.

Erskine Caldwell (1903-1987) was an American author, most famous for his books about the South that centered on issues of poverty, racism, and other 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 correspondence between Richard Harwell and the Caldwells, as well as various clippings.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Richard Harwell collection, ms2803, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Authors, American.
Caldwell family -- Correspondence
Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987
Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987 -- Correspondence
Clippings (information artifacts)
Harwell, Richard Barksdale -- Correspondence

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1972-1977
12Correspondence, 1978-1979
13Correspondence, 1980-1981
14Correspondence, 1982-1986
15Correspondence - undated
17Writings by Richard Harwell
18Writings - Volcano motion picture, English dialogue by Erskine Caldwell
19Book lists and catalogs
110Printed Material