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Margaret Mitchell family papers, 1852-1975

Author: Margaret Mitchell; Belle Stephens Mitchell; John Stephens
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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The collection consists of papers of Margaret Mitchell and the Mitchell family from 1852-1975. The papers include correspondence, clippings, business papers, research materials, desk calendars (1939-1949), photographs of Mitchell and the Mitchell family, and legal materials. The bulk of the collection (1936-1949) concerns the publication of GONE WITH THE WIND (GWTW), the effect of its publication, and the production
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Named Person: Erskine Caldwell; Willie Snow Ethridge; William Faulkner; Medora Field Perkerson; Eudora Welty
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Mitchell; Belle Stephens Mitchell; John Stephens
OCLC Number: 38476910
Notes: Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Collection number: MS905.
Description: 95 linear ft.

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The collection consists of papers of Margaret Mitchell and the Mitchell family from 1852-1975. The papers include correspondence, clippings, business papers, research materials, desk calendars (1939-1949), photographs of Mitchell and the Mitchell family, and legal materials. The bulk of the collection (1936-1949) concerns the publication of GONE WITH THE WIND (GWTW), the effect of its publication, and the production of the motion picture by Selznick International Pictures. Much of the correspondence consists of letters to Mitchell from the public and her responses (typed carbon copies) but also included is correspondence from Erskine Caldwell, Willie Snow Ethridge, William Faulkner, Medora Perkerson, Eudora Welty, and other literary figures of the 1930s and the 1940s. The clippings (1936-1975) contain extracts from newspapers throughout the United States concerning GWTW, Mitchell, and reviews of the book and motion picture. The business and legal papers concern copyright infringement of GWTW, contracts for foreign editions, commercial tie-ups, royalties, and estate investments.

The papers also include correspondence relating to the Mitchell and Stephens families from 1851-1910. Includes letters written by John Stephens to his sister Mary and to Annie Fitzgerald while he served with the Commissary General in Milledgeville and Atlanta, Georgia from 1861-1863, discussing family news, problems finding supplies and equipment, prices, and inflation. Also includes materials relating to Stephen's daughter Belle (1885-1910) who married Eugene M. Mitchell, father of Margaret Mitchell.

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