Series 4
Boxes 26-44; OP7

Scope and Content Note

Although few records survive relating to the publication of McGill's first three books, the collection contains correspondence, drafts, reviews, and publicity materials concerning The South and the Southerner (1963). McGill's earliest effort, a proposed book on the Chattahoochee River, was never published, but files of papers, correspondence, printed miscellany, and chapter drafts document this project.

The subseries of articles is arranged chronologically by date of writing or publication. Some folders include drafts and correspondence concerning publication; others contain only the published copy. An appendix lists the contents of this series in detail, noting title, date of publication, and place of publication, if known.

Another subseries contains professional correspondence and is arranged alphabetically by name of publisher or the periodical. This group of papers reveals an early effort by Knopf to get McGill to write a book on the South (1943-1948); an effort by John Fischer at Harper's to get a history of the Coca-Cola Company from McGill (1948); negotiations with Doubleday for a McGill biography of Estes Kefauver (1967-1968); and correspondence with the syndicates which handled McGill's column.

Arrangement Note

Organized into five subseries: (4.1) Books; (4.2) Articles; (4.3) Professional correspondence; (4.4) Interviews and speeches; and (4.5) Book reviews and miscellaneous writings.

Description of Subseries