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Authors Collection, 1845-1986
12 boxes; 4 volumes (4.75 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 443

Abstract:
The Authors Collection contains small amounts of material on a number of women writers from the U.S. and abroad. Types of materials include biographical writings, articles, reviews, newspaper clippings, and other printed materials. There are also some letters, manuscripts and photographs. A large portion of the collection relates to author Margaret Mitchell, and her book and the movie, Gone With the Wind. Other authors represented include Louisa May Alcott, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Willa Cather, Doris Lilly, Emily Dickinson, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Tillie Olsen, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Virginia Woolf.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The collection is open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

Permission to publish quotations for publication beyond "fair use" must be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Scope and Contents of the Collection
Gertrude Stein, ca. 1900

Gertrude Stein, ca. 1900

The Authors Collection is comprised of bibliographies of women writers, both from the U.S. and abroad; general files on women authors by country; and files on individual authors and poets. In a few cases there are typescripts of an author's works, photographs, biographical information, newspaper clippings, and some reviews. The collection dates approximately from 1845 to 1976. Individual authors represented include Louisa May Alcott, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Willa Cather, Emily Dickinson, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Tillie Olsen, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Virginia Woolf, among others. There is one complete manuscript, How to Make Love to a Man in Five Languages, by Doris Lilly. A substantial section on Margaret Mitchell includes newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and correspondence about Mitchell, the publication of Gone With the Wind, the release of the movie, and efforts of the Atlanta Smith Club to raise money for Margaret Mitchell scholarships to send Georgia women to Smith. Correspondence includes letters from Mitchell to Julia Collier Harris and her husband Julian Harris (circa 1936-47), both newspaper editors who, together, received the Pulitzer Prize in journalism for their editorials in the Columbus (Georgia) Enquirer-Sun against the Ku Klux Klan.

This collection is organized into four series:


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The collection is open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

Permission to publish quotations for publication beyond "fair use" must be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Authors Collection, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

Materials in this subject collection were either purchased or given to the Sophia Smith Collection by various donors. Portions of the Margaret Mitchell materials were purchased and presented to the Sophia Smith Collection by Frank Neely and Rachel Schlesinger Neely (Smith class 1907).

Accruals:

Periodic additions to the collection are expected and may not be reflected in this finding aid..


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
SERIES I. GENERAL



Bibliographies



"Women Writers"


Box 1: folder 1
"Neglected American Women Writers"


Box 1: folder 2
"Women and Literature"


Box 1: folder 3
Digging Out: Lost Voice of New England Women Writers (New England Women Writers Project)
1978

Box 1: folder 4
Miscellaneous articles and fliers on women authors


Box 1: folder 4
SERIES II. COUNTRIES



General: clippings


Box 1: folder 5
Canada


Box 1a: folder 1
England



General


Box 1a: folder 2
Berners, Dame Juliana


Box 1a: folder 3
Carroll, Lewis: "The Real Alice"


Box 1a: folder 4
France



Beauvoir, Simone de


Box 1a: folder 5
de Staël, Madame


Box 1a: folder 6
Collette, Sidonie Gabrielle


Box 1a: folder 7
Sand, George


Box 1a: folder 8
Germany


Box 1a: folder 9
Italy


Box 1a: folder 10
Netherlands


Box 1a: folder 11
Japan


Box 1a: folder 12
Norway


Box 1a: folder 13
Portugal: Margarida Ofelia Avelar de Carvalho


Box 1a: folder 14
Spain


Box 1a: folder 15
Sweden: Selma Lagerlöf


Box 1a: folder 16
SERIES III. INDIVIDUAL AUTHORS



Adams, Hannah


Box 2: folder 1
Alcott, Louisa May



General


Box 2: folder 2
Louisa M. Alcott, Her Life, Letters and Journals, edited by Ednah D. Cheney


Box 2: folder 2
Alexander, Francesca


Box 2: folder 3
Allinson, Anne C.E.


Box 2: folder 4
Baldwin, Faith


Box 2: folder 5
Barr, Amelia E.


Box 2: folder 6
Bates, Katherine Lee


Box 2: folder 7
Bottome, Phyllis


Box 2: folder 8
Bowen, Catherine Drinker


Box 2: folder 9
Brachen, Peg


Box 2: folder 10
Bradstreet, Anne


Box 2: folder 11
Brontë;, Charlotte and family


Box 2: folder 12
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett and Penini (son)


Box 2: folder 13
Buck, Pearl S.


Box 2: folder 14
Burnett, Constance Buell


Box 2: folder 15
Cary, Alice and Phoebe


Box 2a: folder 1
Cather, Willa S.



General and photograph


Box 2a: folder 2
Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial Newsletters
1962-76

Box 2a: folder 2a
Cheney, Ednah Dow


Box 2a: folder 3
Child, Lydia Maria: correspondence, clippings, and Letters from New York
1845

Box 2a: folder 4
Cleghorn, Sarah N.


Box 2a: folder 5
Converse, Florence


Box 2a: folder 6
Creevey, Caroline Althea


Box 2a: folder 6a
d'Arona, Florence Roosevelt: photograph


Box 3: folder 1
De la Ramée, Louisa


Box 3: folder 2
Dickinson, Emily


Box 3: folder 3-4
Diver, Maud



Bibliography


Box 3: folder 5
Letters


Box 3: folder 6
Illustration for Royal India


Box 3: folder 7
Dodge, Mary Mapes


Box 3: folder 8
Dorr, Julia Caroline Ripley


Box 3: folder 9
Elliot, George


Box 3: folder 10


Box 3: folder 11
Fairfield, Genevra


Box 3: folder 12
Fisher, Dorothy Canfield


Box 3: folder 13
Fry, Anne


Box 3: folder 14
Fuller, Carol: typed copy of Vestal Flame


Box 3: folder 15
Fuller, Margaret


Box 3: folder 16
Gale, Zona


Box 3: folder 17
Gardener, Helen Hamilton (Alice Chenowith Day)


Box 3: folder 18
Gardner, Isabella Stewart


Box 3: folder 19
Genlis, Felicite Ducrest Contesse de


Box 3: folder 20
Hale, Sarah Josepha Buell


Box 3: folder 21
Hall, Evelyn Beatrice


Box 3: folder 22
Hamilton, Edith


Box 3: folder 23
Harper, Frances E.W.


Box 3: folder 24
Hobart, Alice Tisdale


Box 3: folder 25
Lilly, Doris: How to Make Love in Five Different Languages (manuscript)


Box 4: folder 1
Jackson, Helen Hunt


Box 5: folder 1
Jewett, Sarah Orne


Box 5: folder 2
Larcom, Lucy



General


Box 5: folder 3
A New England Girlhood
1890

Box 5: folder 3a
Lazarus, Emma


Box 5: folder 4
Leitch, Mary Sinton


Box 5: folder 5
Lerner, Gerda


Box 5: folder 6
Levertov, Denise


Box 5: folder 7
Lilly, Doris

[see box 4]




Lorde, Audre

[see box 10]




Lowell, Amy


Box 5: folder 8
Macaulay, Catharine


Box 5: folder 9
Macaulay, Rose: letter to M. Nicolson


Box 5: folder 10
Martineau, Harriet


Box 5: folder 11
Millay, Edna St. Vincent


Box 5: folder 12
Mitchell, Margaret

[see box 9]




Mitchison, Naomi


Box 5: folder 13
Mitford, Mary Russel


Box 5: folder 14
Moore, Julia A.


Box 5: folder 15
Norris, Kathleen


Box 5: folder 16
O'Conner, Flannery


Box 5: folder 17
Olsen, Tillie


Box 5: folder 18
Ostenso, Martha


Box 5: folder 19
Prairie Bird, pseud.


Box 5: folder 20
Pratt, Annies


Box 5: folder 21
Rand, Ayn


Box 5: folder 22
Randall, Margaret


Box 5: folder 23
Resse, Elizabeth Phelps, Countess


Box 5: folder 24
Richards, Laura


Box 5: folder 25
Sachs, Emanie


Box 6: folder 1
Sampter, Jessie E.


Box 6: folder 2
Sayers, Dorothy L.: letter to M. Nicolson


Box 6: folder 3
Schreiner, Olive


Box 6: folder 4
Sitwell, Edith


Box 6: folder 5
Stein, Gertrude


Box 6: folder 6
Stephens, Ann Sophia


Box 6: folder 7
Sterling, Dorothy


Box 6: folder 8
Stern, G.B.: letter to M. Nicolson


Box 6: folder 9
Stowe, Harriet Beecher


Box 7: folder 1
Susann, Jacqueline: Every Night, Josephine


Box 7: folder 2
Swenson, May


Box 7: folder 3
Teasdale, Sara


Box 7: folder 4
Todd, Mabel Loomis


Box 7: folder 5
Todd, Mary Ives


Box 7: folder 6
Ward, Elizabeth Stuart


Box 7: folder 7
Wells, Carolyn: verse


Box 7: folder 8
Wharton, Edith Newbold


Box 7: folder 9
Wheatley, Phillis


Box 7: folder 10
Whitman, Walt: letter to Mary (Smith) Costelloe Berenson (photostat)


Box 7: folder 11
Wiggin, Kate Douglas


Box 7: folder 12
Woolf, Virginia


Box 7: folder 13
Zangwill, Israel


Box 7: folder 14
Ziegler, Marianne


Box 7: folder 15
SERIES IV. POETRY



General; poetry reviews


Box 8: folder 1-4
Margaret Mitchell






University of Georgia Libraries: information on Mitchell collection


Box 9: folder 1
Letter from Mildred Thompson to Margaret Storrs Grierson


Box 9: folder 1
Smith College Libraries Annual Report: description of Mitchell Collection


Box 9: folder 1
Clippings about Gone With the Wind


Box 9: folder 2
Clippings about Margaret Mitchell


Box 9: folder 3
Gone With the Wind: articles and pamphlets


Box 9: folder 4
Smith College Scholarship Fund


Box 9: folder 5
Photographs: Smith College, publicity, and miscellaneous


Box 9: folder 6
Correspondence (to and from Margaret Mitchell)



Clark, Annetta and Mary
1936, 1939

Box 9: folder 7
Dick, Jackson P. (including review of Gone With The Wind)
1937

Box 9: folder 8
Draper, Jesse: letters written during WWII to friend, describing life in wartime Atlanta
1941-45

Box 9: folder 9-10
Dunn, Harris A.
1936

Box 9: folder 11
Grierson, Margaret Storrs
1942

Box 9: folder 12
Harris, Julia Collier
1936, 1947

Box 9: folder 13
Harris, Julian
1936-37

Box 9: folder 14
Thompson, Mildred
1937-38

Box 9: folder 15
Plattner, Gladys (Lee)
1936, 1940

Box 9: folder 16
Hill, Edith (Editor of Smith Alumnae Quarterly)
1936

Box 9: folder 17
Neely, Rachel S.
1907

Box 9: folder 18
Hungarian movie magazine
circa 1937

Box 9: folder 19
Rachel Schlesinger Neely to her daughter Rachel Neely Parker about Margaret Mitchell
1939

Box 9: folder 20
Gone With the Wind (Motion Picture Edition)
1939

Box 9: folder 20
Lorde, Audre: conversation between Audre Lorde and James Baldwin (orginally recorded for Essence magazine, December 1984 issue): audio recording, transcript, correspondence, and notes
1983

Box 10
Restrictions on access:

[Original audio tapes closed - use copies on CD]

Books on Shelf



Anne Evans, Poems and Music
1880


Sarah Josepha Hale, Biography of Distinguished Women; Or, Woman's Record, From the Creation to A.D. 1869
1876


Margaret Mitchell Commemorative Stamps (US Post Office)
1986



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Subjects
  • Authors--Biography--Sources
  • Baldwin, James, 1924-1987
  • Lorde, Audre
  • Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949--Correspondence
  • Women authors--Biography--Sources


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