Medora Field Perkerson papers

Medora Field Perkerson papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Medora Field Perkerson papers
Creator: Perkerson, Medora Field
Inclusive Dates: 1914-1960
Language(s): English
Extent: 9.05 Linear Feet (19 document boxes, 2 half boxes, 1 flat box, 1 oversize folder)
Collection Number: ms303
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Medora Field Perkerson (1892-1960) was a Georgia author and journalist. She married Angus Perkerson.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers of Medora Field Perkerson from 1914-1960. The papers include correspondence, newsclippings, photographs, and some typescripts regarding her works: Blood on Her Shoe, Marie Rose, and White Columns in Georgia. The collection also includes biographical material, photographs, speeches, publications which contain her work, and scrapbooks. Of particular interest are articles, correspondence, newspaper clippings, radio interviews, and photographs relating to her friend, Margaret Mitchell.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged by record type.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Medora Field Perkerson papers, ms303, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 June 29.

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

Related Collections in this Repository

Related materials located in this repository: Medora (Field) Perkerson papers (1945-1960), ms1742.

Related materials located in other repositories: Medora Field Perkerson papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Genealogical and biographical material

11Genealogy and family records
12Genealogy and family records
13Genealogy and family records, pictures


17February-November 1921
18December 1-15, 1921
19December 16-29, 1921
110December (no day) 1921
111January-February 1922
112March-June 1922
113July 1922-1924
23October 1935-April 1936
24July-October 1936
26July 13-31, 1938
27January-June 1938
28July 1-12, 1938
29August-September 1938
210August-November 1939
211August-November 1939
31September 1-15, 1940
32January-August 1940
33September 16-October 21 1940
34September 22-30 1940
35October 1940
36January-May 1941
37June 1941-1946
310January 1950-July 1952
311August 1952-December 1952
42Empty Envelopes
44March-April 1960
49Addresses, Christmas card list
410Address, book and list

Articles and Pictures

51Article re. Perkerson Collection at Emory in Journal Magazine
52Article re. Perkerson Collection at Emory in Journal Magazine
53Articles re. mystery and detective stories
54Medora Field Perkerson Memorial Marker
55Clippings and miscellaneous

"Lizzies Letter"

1AOriginal and correspondence
63Printed copies

Recognition and Stories

64Rick's Awards Committee
"The Christmas Spirit Speaks"
"Along the Rocky Road to Hymen"
"Marcia's Wedding Day"
610Woman of the year
611Woman of the year
"The Miser"
"An Ideal School for Country Boys and Girls"
"Lost in the Clouds with a Flying Person"

Writers and Writers Conference

74General information
75Medora Perkerson's notes and talks
76Programs and printed materials

Angus Perkerson Division

81Nat'l Headliners Club, WABC, 6/29/1940
A. Perkerson and others aluminum record
82Awards and honors
83Biographical material
89Correspondence, 1921-1949
810Correspondence, 1950-1956
Letters from: Bobby Jones, Ed. Sullivan, Richard B. Russell, Carl Vinson, Harmon W. Caldwell, Howard H. Calloway, and Walter F. George.
811Correspondence: Kane, Harnett
812Pictures (1 negative)
91Scrapbook re. golf
92Atlanta Journal and Constitution Magazine, 50th Anniversary issue, October 28, 1962
93Atlanta Journal and Constitution Magazine, 50th Anniversary, October 28, 1962
101"Ether" in Black Mask
102"The 4 Women in the Play" Young's Magazine, December 1921
103"Her Masters Voice" in Live Stories, August 1921
104"The Frightened Child" and other stories
105"Mary" in Young's Magazine", June 1920
106"The Girl who Wore Clothes" Miscellaneous
107"The Thing on the Roof
108Miscellaneous manuscripts
109Miscellaneous manuscripts
1010Miscellaneous manuscripts
1011Miscellaneous manuscripts

"Blood on her Shoe"

111Correspondence re. "Blood on her Shoe" and picture of Medora
112Clippings, 1942
112Clippings, 1942
113Clippings, 1942
114Clippings, 1942
115Clippings, 1943
116Clippings, 1942
117Clippings, 1942
118Clippings, 1942

"Marie Rose"

121Correspondence, 1940s
122Correspondence, 1952-1954
123Correspondence, 1955-1957
124Correspondence, 1958 January-April
125Correspondence, 1958 May-December
126Correspondence, 1959 January-July
127Correspondence, 1959 August-December
128Correspondence, 1960 January-February
129Correspondence, undated
1210Correspondence, undated
1211Correspondence, undated
1212Correspondence, undated
incomplete and empty envelops
1213Correspondence, undated

"Who Killed Aunt Maggie" typescript

131Publicity, etc.
133Negatives re. Dinner etc.
134Correspondence re. book
135Typescript of first chapter
136Speeches re. book
137Autographs of people at premier
138Paperback copy of book

Margaret Mitchell and "Gone with the Wind"

141Articles: McCalls' Magazine: "The Real Margaret Mitchell" by Robert Ruark, in 2 parts, December 1949 January 1950
142Correspondence, 1950-1951
143Correspondence, 1937-1938
144Correspondence, 1940-1949
145Correspondence, 1953-1956
146McCalls' Magazine: "The Woman Who Wrote Gone With the Wind"
147Articles re
148Articles: Atlanta Journal Magazine; Margaret Mitchell Memorial Issue, December 18, 1949
149Articles re.
151Radio interview with Margaret Mitchell
152Articles: miscellaneous notes
153Correspondence Margaret Mitchell letters
154Articles: "The Mystery of Margaret Mitchell" with revisions
155Articles: Atlanta Journal Magazine "Why Margaret Mitchell has not Written Another Book" by Medora Field
161Articles: Margaret Mitchells' death
162Newspaper clippings
163Pictures: re. premier of move "Gone With the Wind"
164Pictures: negative of Margaret Mitchell and others
165Pictures: Margaret Mitchell as a reporter on Atlanta Journal
166Pictures: re book, "Gone With the Wind"
167Pictures: re book, "Gone With the Wind", miscellaneous
168Pictures: Margaret Mitchell as a child
169Pictures: Margret Mitchell
1610Pictures: Margret Mitchell - Red Cross and WWII

"White Columns in Georgia"

171Correspondence re, 1950-1951
172Correspondence re, 1952 May
173Correspondence re, 1952 June
174Correspondence re, 1952 July
175Correspondence re, 1952 August
176Correspondence re, 1952 October-December
177Correspondence re, 1953
178Correspondence re, 1954
179Correspondence re, 1955-1959
1710Correspondence re, no date
1712Clippings - Journal Magazine
181People and displays
182Pictures: Albany, Iris Court
183Pictures: Albany, Pine Bloom
184Pictures: Athens, Cobb (Howell) House
185Pictures: Athens, Hunnicutt House
186Pictures: Athens, Lumpkin (E.K.) House
187Pictures: Athens, Presidents (UGA) House
188Pictures: Athens, Rutherford (Mildred) House
189Pictures: Athens, Taylor-Grady House
1810Pictures: Atlanta, Upson (Stephens) House
1811Pictures: Atlanta, Alston (Robert A.) House
1812Pictures: Atlanta, House (Samuel) Residence
1813Pictures: Atlanta, Log Cabin
1814Pictures: Atlanta, Neal-Lyon-Neal House
1815Pictures: Atlanta, Samuel House smoke house
1816Pictures: Augusta, Augusta National Golf Club House
1817Pictures: Augusta, Kilpatrick House
1818Pictures: Augusta, Meadow Garden
1819Pictures: Augusta, Montarose
1820Pictures: Augusta, Sand Hills Cottage
1821Pictures: Augusta, White House
1822Pictures: Bartow county, Woodlands
1823Pictures: Cartersville, Walnut Grove
1824Pictures: Carters Quarters
1825Pictures: Columbus, Butler (S.F.) House
1826Pictures: Columbus, St. Elmo
1827Pictures: Bolton (L.D.) Home
1828Pictures: Covington, Burge Plantation House
1829Pictures: Ketty's Cottage
1830Pictures: Covington, Swandscombe
1831Pictures: Covington, Tuner, (N.S.) House
1832Pictures: Covington, Usher House
1833Pictures: Eatonton, Greene (T.G.) House
1834Pictures: Eatonton, Panola Hall
1835Pictures: Forsyth, Hoffman (John Leon) Residence
1836Pictures: Glynn Co. Altama
1837Pictures: Haddock, Blount House
1838Pictures: Indian Springs, Varner House
1839Pictures: Isle of Hope, Barnett (James) House
1840Pictures: LaGrange, Bellevue
1841Pictures: Calloway (Fuller) Residence
1842Pictures: LaGrange, Cloverland
1843Pictures: LaGrange, Hill (Mrs. Ethel D.) Residence
1844Pictures: LaGrange, Nutwood
1845Pictures: LaGrange, The Oaks
1846Pictures: LaGrange, Wilcox (John) Residence
1847Pictures: Macon, Carmichael (RJ.) Residence
1848Pictures: Macon, Hay (P.L.) House
1849Pictures: Macon, Lanier (Sydney) House
1850Pictures: Macon, O'Neal (B.P.) House
1851Pictures: Macon, Sams (Alfred) Residence
1852Pictures: Macon, Small (Ralph) House
1853Pictures: Madison, Bonar Hall
1854Pictures: Madison, Boxwood
1855Pictures: Madison, McIntire (C.T.) House
1856Pictures: Marietta, Tranquilla (Keiler House)
1857Pictures: Marshallville, Lewis Rumph Home
1858Pictures: Milledgeville, Beauvoir
1859Pictures: Milledgeville, Executive Mansion
1860Pictures: Milledgeville, Sallee (J.O.) House
1861Pictures: Milledgeville, Westover
1862Pictures: Millen, Birdsville
1863Pictures: Newman, Buena Viston (Thomas J. Glover House)
1864Pictures: Oxford, Means (Alexander) House
1865Pictures: Oxford, Presidents (Oxford College) House
1866Pictures: Rome, The Chieftains
1867Pictures: Rome, Oak Hill
1868Pictures: Rome, Tharnwood
1869Pictures: Roswell, Bulloch Hall
1870Pictures: Roswell, Mimosa Hall
18A1Pictures: St. Mary's, Orange Hall
18A2Pictures: St. Simons Island, Retreat Plantation
18A3Pictures: Sandersville, Brown (R.M.) House
18A4Pictures: Sapelo Island, South End House
18A5Pictures: Savannah, Green (Charles) House
18A6Pictures: Savannah, Grove Point
18A7Pictures: Savannah, Lebanon Plantation
18A8Pictures: Savannah, Liberty St.
18A9Pictures: Savannah, Low (Juliette Gordon) House
18A10Pictures: Savannah, McIntosh (Lachlan) House
18A11Pictures: Savannah, Map
18A12Pictures: Thomas (Margaret) House
18A13Pictures: Savannah, Wild Heron
18A14Pictures: Savannah, Wormsloe House
18A15Pictures: Spring Place, Vann House
18A16Pictures: Thomasville, Bailey (Mrs. Ardminta)
18A17Pictures: Thomasville, The Columns
18A18Pictures: Thomasville, Greenwood
18A19Pictures: Thomasville, Winsted
18A20Pictures: Thomasville, Wright Cottage
18A21Pictures: Toccoa, Travelers Rest
18A22Pictures: Warm Springs, Little White House
18A23Pictures: Washington, Barnett (M.H.) House
18A24Pictures: Washington, Colley (A.T.) House
18A25Pictures: Washington, Pope (Pembroke) House
18A26Pictures: Washington, Rocheford- Johnson House
18A27Pictures: Washington, Toombs (Gabriel) Residence
18A28Pictures: Washington, Toombs (Robert) House
18A29Pictures: Waynesboro, Bellevue
18A30Pictures: Waynesboro, The Shadows
191Typescript, table of contents - chapter 4
192Typescript, chapter 5 - chapter 10
193Typescript, chapter 11 - chapter 16
194Typescript, chapter 17 - chapter 22
195Typescript, chapter 23 - chapter 28
196Typescript, chapter 29 - chapter 32
197Typescript, chapter 33 - chapter 37, bibliography


201Unpublished Manuscript: "Roses From a Murderer"
202Unpublished Manuscript: "Exit by Candlelight"
203Untitled novel typescript
204"Dear Play Boy" sketches
205Photograph: Medora and airplane
211Illustration for "Lizzies Letter"
212Aluminum record - Angus Perkerson: Nat'l Headliners Club
213Bound copies of the Southern Review with writings by Medora Field
214Margaret Mitchell
216"White Columns in Georgia": photographs

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