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Erskine Caldwell papers, 1882 - 2000

Manuscript MS-1046

Series List

Go to: Series 1 | Series 2 | Series 3 | Series 4 | Series 5 | Series 6 | Series 7 | Series 8

Series 1, Correspondence, 1929-1988

Contains professional and personal correspondence with publishing houses and agents in the United States and abroad, as well as correspondence with scholars, academics, and researchers, including correspondence between Caldwell and the "Paris Review." The material documents Caldwell's career as an author. Of note are fan letters, many received in response to a column Caldwell wrote for "Family Weekly" magazine. Other correspondents include Malcolm Cowley, John and Elaine Steinbeck, Edward C. Lathem, Mark Saha, Victor Weybright, Ray McIver, W.A. Sutton, Jimmy Carter and Harvey Klevar. Family members include Jay and Diana Caldwell, Dabney Caldwell, Janet Caldwell and Erskine Caldwell Jr. (Pix).

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 1 - 10 | 11 - 23

Series 2, Manuscripts , 1930-2000

Contains typescripts, computer print outs and photocopies of books, short stories, articles and book reviews by Erskine Caldwell and others, including "Tobacco Road," "God's Little Acre," "Journeyman," "Kneel to the Rising Son," "Tragic Ground," "The Sure Hand of God," "Love and Money," "In Search of Bisco," "Afternoons in Mid America" and Caldwell's autobiography "With All My Might."

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 24 - 33 | 34 - 40

Series 3, Financials, 1935-1997

Contains royalty statements, box office statements, receipts, bills, vouchers, expense accounts, travel documents, insurance and tax documents, real estate and medical documents, account books, ledgers and bank statements, as well as some correspondence related to Caldwell's finances. The material documents the financial aspects of Caldwell's life.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 41 - 49

Series 4, Personal, 1882-1990

Contains family correspondence, diaries, calendars, address books and memorabilia, including material related to the Crosby family genealogy, as well as awards. Corespondents include Helen Cushman Caldwell, William Erskine Caldwell, Ira S. Caldwell, Caroline Bell Caldwell and June Caldwell.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 50 - 56

Series 5, Legal, 1929-1999

Contains legal documents including contracts for publications, film and theater projects, agents foreign and domestic and copyright agreements, as well as real estate transactions.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 57 - 58

Series 6, Scrapbooks and Clippings, 1931-2000

Contains scrapbooks with clippings related to Caldwell's publications and performances of his works. Individual clippings as well as clippings collected by the Romeike Press Clipping Bureau are also included. Of note are a variety of clippings of his short stories from men's magazines of the 1950s and 1960s, including "Male," "Stag Annual," Playboy," Esquire," "Swank," and "Duke," the short-lived magazine for the African-American male. The series also includes some printed publicity material and several cookbooks with recipes submitted by public figures, including Caldwell.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 59 - 67

Series 7, Photographs, 1920s-1987

Contains family photographs as well as photographs of Erskine and Virginia Caldwell at a variety of events, including a photo album of their trip to Bulgaria (1973) and of Caldwell's trip to Warsaw, Poland (1981). Erskine Caldwell's last photograph taken before his death and photographs of his birthplace in White Oaks, Georgia are also included.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 68 - 69

Series 8, Media, circa 1981-1985

Contains a variety of media with interviews, as well as radio and television programs with and about Caldwell.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 70 - 70