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Julia Collier Harris Papers, 1921-1955
2 boxes (.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 74

Abstract:
Journalist; Civic leader; Editor. Papers consist primarily of correspondence from well known people, including Sherwood Anderson, Louis Bromfield, George Washington Carver, Geraldine Farrar, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, and H. L. Mencken. Also manuscripts, memorabilia, photographs, and newspaper clippings.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright ownership of Julia Collier Harris' writings is unknown. Copyright to materials authored by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note
Sherwood Anderson, Julia Collier Harris, and J. LaRose Harris in Columbus, Ga., February 1929

Sherwood Anderson, Julia Collier Harris, and
J. LaRose Harris in Columbus, Ga., February 1929

Julia Florida Collier was born to Charles Augustus and Susie Rawson Collier in Atlanta, Georgia in 1875. After finishing Miss Chamberlayne's School in Boston, Harris graduated from Washington Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia where she studied illustration with Henry Sandham. She went on to attend Cowles Art School and the University of Chicago. In 1897 she married Julian LaRose Harris, managing editor of the Atlanta Constitution, and business manager of Uncle Remus's Magazine. In 1913, the Harrises moved to New York, where Julian began work as the Sunday editor of the New York Herald, then as editor and general manager of the Paris Herald. Julia contributed articles and columns to both of these papers. Following Julian's service in World War I, the Harrises became owners of the Columbus Enquirer-Sun in Georgia (1922-29). Julia was associate editor and vice president; wrote articles, editorials and reviewed books; and was a music critic. She also wrote a number of travel and art essays for leading periodicals. Additionally, she was a strong voice in local and national social and civic issues. In 1926, Julia and Julian Harris received the Pulitzer Prize. She also published two biographies of her father-in-law: Life and Letters of Joel Chandler Harris (1918) and Joel Chandler Harris: Editor and Essayist (1931). Julia Collier Harris died in 1967.

[For more biographical information see "Julian and Julia Collier Harris (1874-1963; 1875-1967)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia: http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-2459 ]

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Julia Collier Harris Papers consist primarily of received correspondence related to the journalistic work of Julia Harris and her husband in support of social and civic improvement, and their work for the Columbus Enquirer- Sun. Among the more than 300 letters are those of Sherwood Anderson, Gamaliel Bradford and George Washington Carver, as well as 137 letters from Geraldine Farrar (after her retirement from Metropolitan Opera to civic and war service). Sixty-seven letters from H.L. Menken and letters from Louis Bromfield, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Cora Wilson Stewart and numerous other persons of importance are also included. Other materials such as clippings, manuscripts, and photographs are interfiled among some of the correspondence.

This collection also includes typescripts of unpublished papers by Julia Harris for the Atlanta "History Club," Harris' published articles for the Columbus Enquirer-Sun and the Chattanooga Sunday Times, manuscripts of her review of the George Washington Carver biography and impressions of Europe written for the New York Herald Magazine Supplement as well as a memorabilia and a photograph of the Harrises with Sherwood Anderson (1929).


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

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright ownership of Julia Collier Harris' writings is unknown. Copyright to materials authored by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Preferred Citation

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

Julia Collier Harris Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

Julia Collier Harris donated her Papers to the Sophia Smith Collection in 1955. The Papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without any additional restrictions.

Processing Information

Preliminary Processing done by Annie-Sage Whitehurst, Fraenkel intern, 2009.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

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

Email Reference Form: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/emailform.html
URL: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/
Language
English
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
Contents


Box 1: folder 1
SERIES I. CORRESPONDENCE



Anderson, Elizabeth (Mrs. Sherwood)
1925-1926

Box 1: folder 2
Anderson, Sherwood


Box 1
Clippings and photographs,
n.d.

Box 1: folder 3
Letters to Julian and Julia C. Harris
1925-1936, n.d.

Box 1: folder 4-5
Bennet, James O'Donnell
1928

Box 1: folder 6
Boyd, Julian
1942

Box 1: folder 7
Berndt, Aaron
1924-29

Box 1: folder 8
Bradford, Gamaliel
1927

Box 1: folder 9
Bradford, Helen F
. 1932, 1947

Box 1: folder 10
Bromfield, Louis
1927, 1930

Box 1: folder 11
Brooks, Van Wyck
1933

Box 1: folder 12
Buxton, Frank
1926

Box 1: folder 13
Carver, George Washington


Box 1
"A Brief Sketch of My Life": edited manuscript, booklet and clippings
1929, 1930, n.d.

Box 1: folder 14
Correspondence
1926-39

Box 1: folder 15
Collier, John
1935

Box 1: folder 16
Couch, W.T.
1927

Box 1: folder 17
Dabney, Virginius
1941

Box 1: folder 18
Farrar, Geraldine


Box 1
Related clippings, programs, and photograph
1944, n.d.

Box 1: folder 19
Autographed photograph
n.d.

Box 1: folder 20
Correspondence
1925-55

Box 1: folder 21-27
Fisher, Dorothy Canfield
1921-27

Box 1: folder 28
Glenn, Isa
1930

Box 1: folder 29
Harris, Julia Collier and R. T. Bond
1929

Box 1: folder 30
Harris, Julian La Rose: obituary
1963

Box 1: folder 31
Hubert, Benjamin F
1929

Box 1: folder 32
Huebson, B.W
1925

Box 1: folder 33
Irwin, Inez Haynes
1929, 1940

Box 1: folder 34
Johnson, Nunnaly,
circa 1920

Box 1: folder 35
Krutch, Joseph Wood
1925

Box 1: folder 36
Liveright, Horace
1926

Box 1: folder 37
Menken, H.L


Box 1
Descriptive list of his collections, compiled by Betty Adler
n.d.

Box 1: folder 38
Correspondence and clippings
1925-29

Box 1: folder 39-40
Morton, Robert R
. 1926, 1928

Box 1: folder 41
Nock, Albert Jay
1923

Box 2: folder 42
Odum, Howard W
. 1925-26

Box 2: folder 43
Peabody, George Foster: correspondence and photographs
1927, 1928

Box 2: folder 44
Stewart, Cora Wilson (includes letter from Calvin Coolidge)
1922-27

Box 2: folder 45
Villard, Oswald: invitation to Julian and Julia C. Harris


Box 2: folder 46
White, William Allen
1927-28

Box 2: folder 47
Miscellaneous letters to Julia C. Harris


Box 2
Business
n.d.

Box 2: folder 48
Personal
n.d.

Box 2: folder 49
SERIES II: WRITINGS AND MISCELLANEOUS



History papers: unpublished typescripts
n.d.

Box 2: folder 50
Articles by Julia C. Harris (published)
1925-35, n.d.

Box 2: folder 51
Miscellaneous: photographs, biographical sketches, clippings and memorabilia
n.d.

Box 2: folder 52

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Subjects
  • Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941
  • Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943
  • Farrar, Geraldine, 1882-1967
  • Harris, Julia Collier, b. 1875
  • Journalism--United States--History--20th century--Sources
  • Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956
  • Southern States--Social conditions--20th century--Sources
  • Women journalists--United States--Biography--Sources


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