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Susan Myrick papers

Susan Myrick papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Susan Myrick papers
Creator: Myrick, Susan
Inclusive Dates: 1916-2010
Language(s): English
Extent: 5.75 Linear Feet 8 boxes, 1 half Hollinger, 1 oversized box, 1 oversized folder
Collection Number: ms3700
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Susan Dowdell Myrick (1893-1978) was born on Dovedale Plantation in Baldwin Country, Georgia, the daughter of Thulia and James Dowdell Myrick. She was a physical education teacher, journalist, artist, and technical advisor for the movie Gone with the Wind. A friendship with author Margaret Mitchell that began at Georgia Press Association meetings led to Mitchell recommending Myrick to be an advisor to filmmakers on accents, dress and customs for the movie.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence, writings, photographs, printed material and media. Most of the material in the collections concerns Myrick's work as a consultant on the movie Gone with the Wind. The correspondence includes memos to and from Myrick regarding her suggestions on the movie set; the writings include a typescript of the diary Myrick wrote in Hollywood while an advisor for the movie. From her diary Myrick sent back material for her columns in the Macon Telegraph and these columns were edited by Richard Harwell and published in 1982 as White Columns in Hollywood. Also included are examples of the columns and articles Myrick wrote for the Macon Telegraph from 1928 until her retirement in 1967. Photographs are both personal and professional in nature, depicting Myrick and her travels as well as Margaret Mitchell and Gone with the Wind.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Susan Myrick papers, ms3700, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Gone with the wind (Motion picture)
Journalists -- Georgia.
Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949
Women journalists -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Biographical

11Biographical information
71Biographical file
72-3Georgia Women of Achievement Award
719Georgia Women of Achievement induction ceremony booklet, 2008
74Address book
91-2Scrapbook - unbound, 1937-1939
96Miss Susan Myrick Day proclaimation, 2008 April 15

2. Correspondence

12Family, 1919, 1978
13Names B-L
14Names M-W and unknown
15Margaret A. Boyd , 1977-1978
16Diane Cleaver, 1978
17Thomas Cripps, 1977-1978
18Anne Edwards, 1982
19Berry Fleming, 1952
110re: Gone with the Wind, 1939
111Richard Barksdale Harwell, 1975-1978
112Harry Hervey, 1941
113re: Honor and Awards, 1939-2009
114Will Johnson, 1946
115Letters of recommendation, 1919, 1922
116Margaret Mitchell (copies only), 1936-1937
117Stephens Mitchell , 1977
118Ada Lois Resseau, 1976-1977
119Eugenia Rawls Seawell, 1970, 1977
120Bernard L. Solari, 1978
121Phinizy Spalding, 1977-1978
122Billy Watson, 1978
123Tommy Day Wilcox, 1978
124re: World War I service, 1918-1919
125"Daf", 1919-1920
75"Daf", 1919-1921
126Sympathy letters, 1978-1979
127Sandy Keeling Wainwright
76with Susan Lindsley
93Movie consultation memos - Gone With the Wind, 1939

3. Writings

21General writings
22Diary (typescript only), 1939
23Diary and notes- Spain/Italy trip, 1952
24Diaries- Europe trip, 1966
77Reflection on childhood
25Teaching techniques
26Harvard University Summer School notes, 1917, 1920
27"Aunt Neely's First Love" (short story typescript)
28"Cherokee Rose" (short story typescript)
29"Lizzie Good" (short story typescript)
210(restricted until 2022)
211"Southern Talk" (short story typescript)
212"Uncle Joe's Revelations" (unpublished manuscript)
213"Willie brings home the second hand clothes boiler" (typescript)
79re: Sherwood Anderson
710Essay re: Gone with the Wind
711Hold Your Hats Girls, 1939
712re: Flannery O'Conner
713Who Shall Gather Them
714Profile: Lamar Tigner
215Notes, 1977-1978
216Calendar notes, 1978
217Speech in Dublin, Georgia, 1976
218Speech at Georgia Press Institute, 1978
219Writings by others
220Writings by Leslie Howard, 1939
715Susan Lindsley - Mitchell: Scarlett or Melanie
716Susan Lindsley - notes
221Humor by others
222Writings by unknown authors
720Book promotionals

4. Printed Material

31Susan Myrick, 1916-1982
32Susan Myrick, 1984-2013
33-5Writings by Susan Myrick, 1984-2011
36Collected by Susan Myrick for column ideas
717Macon Telegraph clippings
37Susan Myrick obituaries
38-9Gone with the Wind/Margaret Mitchell
310Plays, 1917-1978
311Schools- Georgia Normal and Industrial College (Milledgeville, Georgia), 1903-1926
312Schools- Normal School of Physical Education (Battle Creek, MI), 1916
313Schools- Exercises in Chemistry textbook
41"Our Daily Bread" by Susan Myrick, 1950
42-3"White Columns in Hollywood" by Susan Myrick, 1982
44"Myrick Memories" edited by Susan Lindsley, 2010
46Scripts and call sheets for Gone with the Wind movie, 1939
47Script- "Gone with the Wind (A Travesty on the Book of the Same Name)" by Alan MacDonell and Sam Orr, Two People Who Have Never Read the Book
48Art- sketches by Susan Myrick
94Call sheets - Gone With the Wind movie, 1939
95Production script pages - Gone With the Wind movie

5. Financial

49Financial papers, 1919-1941
410Gone with the Wind costs

6. Photographs, Media

51Susan Myrick
1Susan Myrick
52Paintings by Susan Myrick
53Margaret Mitchell
54Travel-Italy, Spain
55Travel- New Hampshire
56Miscellaneous photos
57Susan Myrick and the Gone with the Wind cast
58Susan Myrick and the Gone with the Wind cast negatives
61-2VHS- Susan Myrick interview on Gone with the Wind
63VHS- Allie Bowden, 1991 February
64VHS, 1981 September 18
65VHS- Allie Bowden, 1987 September 16
65Videocassette- Susan Myrick - Gone with the Wind
66-10CDs-Susan Myrick photographs and papers
611-13Cassette tapes-Allie Bowden on Susan Myrick
614Cassette tape- City Hall Susan Myrick presentation, 2008 April 15
615Lady's fan
1Watercolor paintings