Erskine Caldwell papers, 1882 - 2000Manuscript MS-1046

Introduction to the Collection

The Erskine Caldwell papers contain professional and personal correspondence as well as manuscripts of books, short stories and articles. The papers also contain diaries, royalty statements, contracts, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, photographs and memorabilia. The collection documents Caldwell's life as a best selling author and includes typescripts and material related to "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." Correspondents include John Steinbeck, Malcolm Cowley, Max Lieber, Julius Weiss, Alvin G. Manuel, Ray McIver, Jimmy Carter and Harvey Klevar. Personal material includes family correspondence with Helen Cushman Caldwell, Virginia Caldwell, William Erskine Caldwell, Ira S. Caldwell, Caroline Bell Caldwell and June Caldwell, as well as diaries, calendars, address books and memorabilia.

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