Olive Ann Burns collection,1981-1988

Emory University

Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322



Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8z2vv

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Burns, Olive Ann.
Title: Olive Ann Burns collection,1981-1988
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 790
Extent:.25 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Correspondence of Atlanta author Olive Ann Burns, primarily from Burns to Anne Edwards and Steve Citron.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Related Materials in Other Repositories

Olive Ann Burns papers, University of Georgia, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.


Purchase, 1996.


[after identification of item(s)], Olive Ann Burns collection, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Olive Ann Burns (1924-1990), American journalist and author of Atlanta, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence from 1981-1988 primarily from Olive Ann Burns to Anne Edwards and Steve Citron. The collection also includes some correspondence from Andrew Sparks, Burns's husband, to Anne Edwards and Steve Citron. The correspondence discusses the writing of Cold Sassy Tree, Burns's travels, Burns's fight with cancer, coping with death, and the filming of TNT's version of Cold Sassy Tree. Also included is a brief review of Cold Sassy Tree, an insightful interview with Burns released by Ticknor and Fields, and an October 14, 1984 Atlanta Weekly article on Burns

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.

Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 1981-1986
1 2 1987-1989
1 3 Reviews/Interviews, 1984