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Michelle Cliff papers

Michelle Cliff papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Michelle Cliff papers
Creator: Cliff, Michelle
Inclusive Dates: 1977-1994
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: ms3242
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Lillian Smith (1897-1966) was an author, lecturer, and human rights advocate, 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 of a file kept by Michelle Cliff on Lillian Smith, from 1977-1983. The file consists of correspondence from Cliff, Paula Snelling, George Brockway, and Esther Smith; and papers concerning The Winner Names the Age. The collection also includes a copy of the keynote conference speech "Listening to sounds larger than our own heartbeat: a conference on Lillian Smith," presented by Michelle Cliff at Georgetown University, October 7-9, 1994.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Michelle Cliff papers, ms3242, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2019.

General Notes

The accompanying Uncorrected proof titled The Winner Names the Age: a Collection of Writings by Lillian Smith has been cataloged and can be requested through GIL, call number Hargrett Manuscripts PS3537.M653 W5 1978b.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Smith, Lillian Eugenia, 1897-1966
Women authors -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Lillian Smith file, 1977-1983
12Keynote speech, 1994