Carson McCullers collection, 1941-1975

Emory University

Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: McCullers, Carson, 1917-1967.
Title: Carson McCullers collection, 1941-1975
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 668
Extent:.25 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Collection of materials relating to author Carson McCullers, including correspondence to composer David Diamond and collected material.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

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


Processed by Virginia J.H. Cain, October 1989.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Carson McCullers (1917-1967), author of Southern-based fiction, was born in Columbus, Georgia.

Carson McCullers (1917-1967), author of Southern-based fiction, was born in Columbus, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Carson McCullers from 1941-1975. The papers include correspondence from McCullers to her friend, composer David Diamond (bulk 1941-1945) and collected materials relating to McCullers' career as an author. The letters, written from her homes in Columbus (Ga.), Nyack (N.Y.) and from Yaddo (an Artist's colony in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) discuss her family, her work, and her relationship with husband Reeves McCullers.

Arrangement Note

Organized into two series: (1) Letters to David Diamond, 1941-1961, (2) Collected material.

Description of Series